Friday, April 17, 2009

Why, Dolly.....

We had a good amount of beer leftover from last weekend's intensive decking (no, it's probably not a word) so after loading up my crisper, (who needs vegetables) I took the box with the remainder down to the basement. So imagine my surprise this morning when I stumbled upon this, while heading to the laundry room.......

Imbibing dolly might actually be kind of fun, I wonder if she plays poker..........

On another note, saw this (off the new, but rail-less deck!) this morning:

gorgeous cardinal, sooo beautiful!

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Easter of the Deck!

Wow, did we have an Easter! Most of the (entire) Dickerson family came to our house this weekend and we had an old-fashoned deck raising (?)! We had a little over 20 people over to our house throughout the course of the weekend. We started with a deck that looked like THIS.........

Yep, we bought a house with a deck that looked like this (cringe)

And ended the weekend with a deck that looks that looks like this..............

Cheers, hooray's, some wild arm flailing!!!

Thanks to many hard workers and a truly obscene amount of food(no joke: 2 hams, an entire turkey, stuffing, 4 potato dishes, 5 various creamed, noodled salads, 3 trays of rolls, bags of chips & dips, fruit/veggies trays, much beer......) We made some great progress. Obviously, we still have a railing and stairs to complete, but the majority of it is behind us!

The Easter bunny (although tired) made it through the construction zone and managed to leave baskets and stuff some eggs!

Egg dying is serious stuff......... requires great concentration

Everybody say "No more pictures Mom!"

My little Easter Bunnies!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Boats and Cherry Trees

On Wed, the girls and I drove up to Annapolis, MD! We met up with my Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Eric who had docked their houseboat there, and my Grandma Marion who was visiting them.

The boat was really cool and the girls loved all the neat compartments and storage hatches! Of course nothing was better than when Uncle Eric let them be captains, complete with boating hats!

After a great boat breakfast, we headed into D.C. to see the cherry trees. They were beautiful!
If you look closely, you may be able to see my lens cap, bobbing in the Potomic, I imagine the wonderful adventures it must be having! (concidently, my husband did not share my excitement upon hearing of its unexpected departure)

Okay, so this isn't a cherry tree-but it is beautiful!

Great day!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

The First Blog!

I'm so excited to finally be starting this blog, after weeks of blogging intentions! I hope it aids me in keeping track of fun memories, keeping in touch with friends and family, and indulging my creative side!
We had a lot of fun this weekend and made the most of the great weather. The girls and I visited a friend's dairy farm. It was amazing! We arrived a hour after twin calves were born. We were able to go and pet the babies, it was so exciting for the girls and me!

Twin girls, 1 hr old

I know it's ridiculous, but how cute are the boots!

It was really amazing all to see all that goes into the milk process. There is an elaborate system of tubes and pipes that take the milk from the cows to the refrigeration vat. (Warning - mature cow content!)

The girls got to bottle feed 2 wk old calves, Charlie and Bunny.

The girls loved the little calves and getting to pet the big cows, but they were equally thrilled by the cats!! Which made me feel kind of guilty when I realized that not only do we not have any pets, we don't even have any plants at our house! So, there may be a pet on the horizon.....

(hello sea monkeys!!)