Dipping My Toe In

Okay, I know it has been way too long since I wrote a blog post.  It seems that life kind of took over and started happening at such a pace that I just didn't take the time to sit down and write about it.  It is funny how that happens and then time passes and it becomes more difficult to get back on the horse.  (Big Sigh) Enough time has passed and it is time to get back on that horse so here goes...
It has been more than a month since you heard from me last and so much has happened.  So much is still happening.  I did go to Phoenix to see my dear friend and take care of her.  You know, the friend who was diagnosed with end stage cancer of the cervix.  A couple of days before I arrived at her home, she made a huge turn around from near death. God has certainly been at work because she received news from her oncologist that she only needed a couple more weeks of treatment and she would be cancer free.  This was the best news ever!  The doctor is using the word miracle!
My grandson, Barrett is only 2 months old now and he weighs about 15 lbs now.  His favorite thing to do at the moment is eat. lol.  He keeps his poor mama very busy feeding and changing him.  He is so very adorable and He puts a sparkle in my eyes for sure.
My granddaughter Zerah, is about 20 months now.  She is busy busy busy.  She keeps all of us busy following behind her. lol.  She has the most adorable curls and so her mama is afraid to get her hair cut for fear they will fall away.  I don't think she has to worry about it, I think those curls are here to stay.
My son will graduate from boot camp very soon and we are so very proud of him.  This is the last I saw of him...a picture of his face as the plane took off (it was his first flight) We look forward to seeing him at graduation and we have hopes of visiting him while he is at A school.  We are thinking we will just make a little vacation out of that trip.  Hopefully we will get a chance to visit a beach or two as well along the way.
My nephew got married and the wedding was gorgeous!  I'm saving most of the pics for a future post. It was out in a barn in the middle of nowhere during a huge thunderstorm that dropped so much rain that we were actually flooded in for a while and then it was a bit scary getting home with all that water.  I will tell you all about it soon...
Our drought has ended!  4 years of the worst drought anyone can remember (even worse than the dirty 30's and it is over!)  We have had so much rain that we are back on the news with all of our lakes, rivers, and creeks flooding.  We went from one extreme to the other but most of us are doing our best not to complain.  We were in threat of running out of drinking water completely and it devastated my garden and my yard.  Trees, grass, bushes, flowers, and plants died and so now that the drought is over we are working to replace them.  This time we are putting in varieties that do not require quite so much water.  I am looking at everything with new eyes and trying to be a bit wiser this time around.
The lakehouse is coming along slowly but surely.  I haven't had nearly as much time as I would like to work on it and the rain has complicated things too.  It is located way out in the middle of a huge Texas ranch that requires a trip on a winding ranch road complete with water crossings, open range, wildlife, and beautiful sights all along the way. When it rains the ranch roads take a beating.  In fact, at the moment they are washed out completely in a few spots and so we can't get out there at all.  We are hoping they get the road fixed soon because we are really wanting to spend the weekend out there and have some time away from all the go go go go of life lately.  We are so excited to see the lake because when we purchased our lakehouse it was down to 20 percent capacity.  With all the rain, Lake Kemp is nearly at 60 percent capacity now and rising.  The Wichita River feeds it and it is running bank to bank with more rain coming. The picture below is how it looked the last time I was out there, so the changes will probably be pretty dramatic when we see it again.
Well, that is pretty much everything that is happening for now and now I have finally dipped my toe back into blogging.  Now maybe I can dive all the way in again. lol.
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FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So good to see a post from you!

I am glad you've only lost plants from all of the rain and flooding.

Looking forward to seeing the view of your cottage lake now that it has surely filled up.

Your little ones are adorable, the wedding looks like it was fun, and your son looks a little frazzled. I remember my first flight which was flying to Spain from Miami. There were only about 11 people on the plane, and an Air Force wife and I sat together. She was meeting her husband in Madrid, I still had to fly to Seville.

Graduation from bootcamp will be GREAT!

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Stacey said...

I always say there's a lot of life that goes on behind a blog! You've been busy. :)

Your grandkids are precious. So neat for your son too.

I'm so glad your lake is filling up. Our lake is 100% capacity now. It looks so much better.

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