Monday, July 9, 2012

Fun, Fun, Fun!

     It's been a busy time here at Chateau Velez.
We went to a Beach Boys concert.
We sanded down a tired old kitchen table
I got busy with Annie Sloan Chalk paint on the table legs.
We had visiting Texans

On the way to my grandparent's house I had to stop and enjoy this view.
When I arrived at my grandparent's house we sat on the porch. Another visiting Texan holds a baby as she tries to give a bib to my mom. (My mom is a messy eater)
We've been walking the dog.
And maybe howling at the moon.

Everyone took pictures. Lots and lots of pictures.
Jasmine grabbed a nectarine out of the fruit bowl

The doggie went in a box. Maybe he missed the littlest Texan?
On my son's birthday the kids watched a movie while my mom and I discovered gelato at the mall!

Then we went and played with a fluffy blurry puppy. She's a shih tzu.

She's so cute we brought her home as a companion for Tony Blair, who we knew would react with a big smile - just like this!

But mostly he looked like this about it.
Now they are pals. (Mostly)

The other day I took the two remaining Texans to the airport. After that I took myself to Big Boy and had a beautiful fish sandwich with fries. See also: hot fudge cake

Then I did some getting lost. It's okay, because I got to see these giant silos!

I waited in the cell phone lot at the airport for my husband to return from Germany. Not the whole time, of course. Just for a bit after taking the last two texans to the airport and eating at Big Boy.

It's been over 100 degrees a couple of days and pretty darn hot the rest of the days, too. Our yard had a final grade and got grass seed. I've eaten about 6 watermelons and countless quarts of berries. There has been lots of cobbler and trips to ice cream stands. The manager of the local Outback Steakhouse sold us a giant tub of Blue Bell ice cream at cost! (Big deal since we can't buy Blue Bell ice cream in Ohio!)  There's a little window into the summer so far. I have many things to paint, clean, and feed.  I hope you are enjoying your summer.


  1. I had to laugh at the silos because I see them a lot! Glad you enjoyed your visit. It's always nice to have a house full of family. We are still waiting on grass, but with this weather, I'm glad to not have gotten seed yet. Can't wait to see the finished table project :)