Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!


I hope everyone had a nice weekend, though it isn't over, a lot of you are probably at the fireworks as I am writing this.

This weekend we worked around the yard and relaxed a bit. I have been wanting a fire pit, so we finally have one in the yard. I am debating on another row of stone, just enough to balance it out and then I will get some green adirondack chairs to go around it. Now all we need is some guests and a nice fire, but not it is a bit hot and a high fire hazard, so will wait till next weekend.


I also wanted to check Dani's gravesite. With all the heat and no rain, I realized her flowers would be wilting. Luckily the two main plants were ok, just needed some watering and we bought some new yellow ones to brighten it up.

It made me think of when we went to pick out sites, we got one on each side for us and I wanted to be buried in the older section. Well, when we got here, he took us to the other side and said that it was the Catholic side and I said, what? That is the silliest think I have ever heard, in this day and age, people are still religiously prejudiced, and I guess they are. So, I told him I didn't like that side, too new and no shade, so he found a spot right at the beginning of the old section, so we are right in the middle of both religions, just the way I like it;) All behind her are old stones and it is just such a serene spot.


Today was family day, we went to my SIL's home which is on the island, so we got to enjoy spending time with Bill's side of the family and all of my BIL's family, who are open and fun to be around.

She also lives on a small road by the bay, so we can walk down to the beach. Bill and Bean are enjoying the beach. But Bean is giving me the look, "Put down the camera and come play in the water with me". I did go for a nice swim and we played in the water, and Bean was also good at the party, he behaved better and sat quieter, most of the time.


Some of the guests found out that they could find clams in the mud, so they got a bag full to take home. The kids were helping them out. It was a beautiful day to be out and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, as well.


And last but not least, my son is in Malaysia and sent me photos of Nick. It is so good to see him, but I do miss him so much.


9 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Nick looks so cute. Sounds great that you had a wonderful time...

Sandi said...

It's too late in your time zone but still the fourth here, hope you had a happy one!

Glad to hear your son is in Makaysia visiting Nick and the new little one, hope they are having a great visit.

acorn hollow said...

What a lovely tribute to your daughter.
It looks like a great time out on the island.
Your little nick has grown and looks like a little boy not a baby.
cathy

kelley said...

I've enjoyed your weekend pics on the blog...but this one of Nick is killing me with his awesome smile...you know it was for Daddy! would be great if he could come home with Billy...hugs

Julie Fukuda said...

Well, I had to scratch my head on that cemetery site. I wonder if a family grave in Japan will not allow foreigners.
It looks like you have found a lovely peaceful place regardless. Both Bean and Nick are growing fast. Glad your holiday worked so well. For me, it was a busy work day following a busy weekend.

Fiona said...

It is amazing how the prejudices still stand... I think yoiu chose a perfect spot for your precious daughter.....
Hugz

moosecraft said...

Awwww... how much longer before Nick returns to the states? He has such a great smile! :-)

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a darling picture of Nick. I hope he will be home soon.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Debbie your vacation looks so fun [except for the moths *shudder*], I really enjoyed all your pics! Dani's site is so serene and lovely, hon. Nick is really growing up, I hope he comes home soon!!!