Thursday, April 16, 2015

Life Is So Good

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, I've missed you all so much!! I have been just so busy and wanted you to know I did read all of your comments on my Spring home tour and thank you so much for commenting. You probably didn't hear from me because my tiny self has being so busy!!
Hope you all had a wonderful blessed Easter. We certainly did.
 Here we are posing after church with our little family.
 This is Mr. Precious' sister and husband. Look how dear sister in law and I match! We didn't even plan that! We're just so talented. ;)
 Our family left and on the same day some of our life long friends came to visit. We took them to the Saratoga race tracks for a little viewing of the horsies.
 A man came by and gave us all caps. Oh, by the way, I really don't have clown colored checks but it sure does look like it here! These are phone snaps.
 We've been friends for over 40 years! That's a long time. Just to brag on our friends - their daughter was Miss Texas a few years back.
Then the snow melted,YAY! We all went outside and have been enjoying the nice weather. was free ice cream day at Ben and Jerry's. Of course we had to find one and the ice cream shop just happened to be at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute! It's a lovely campus in Troy.
 Then...Kiki had a baby! Yes, she did! Isn't she just a little doll? Mr. Precious is just thrilled to death.
Now when we go RVing we'll just take the baby, named Smartie, and explore. Kiki is compact enough that we can take her almost anywhere but it's work to hook and unhook her to get around. We think this little Smart Car will be the perfect ticket! 
I may be a little sporadic in  my posting as you can see we have an almost blank canvas to take care of in the back yard. Gotta find out what will grow back here because when the leaves come out on the trees - it will be all shady. Oh, you can see the sunroom. I call it "The Ark" as it looks like half of Noah's ark to me! I'm a very visual kind of gal, you see. :) Well, looking at these photos, I can see the sunroom looks like a big ole bus too. :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~


What a day for a daydreamin' boy
And I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy
And even if time ain't really on my side
It's one of those days for takin' a walk outside
I'm blowin' the day to take a walk in the sun
And fall on my face on somebody's new mowed lawn
I've been havin' a sweet dream
I been dreamin' since I woke up today
It's starrin' me and my sweet dream
'Cause she's the one that makes me feel this way
And even if time has passing me by a lot
I couldn't care less about the dues you say I got
Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for droppin' my load
A pie in your face for bein' a sleepy bulltoad
And you can be sure that if you're feelin' right
A daydream will last along into the night
Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick up your ears
Or you may be daydreamin' for a thousand years
What a day for a daydream
Custom made for a daydreamin' boy
And now I'm lost in a daydream
Dreamin 'bout my bundle of joy
~ sung by the Lovin Spoonful


  1. Such nice photos of you and your family and friends ! Have fun with your backyard project ..I love to garden !

  2. Hi Shelia, I enjoyed catching up with you and seeing all these nice photos of your family. The little grandkids are growing! What a cute car Smartie is. I'm sure you will enjoy towing her along in your travels and taking her out for a spin as you tour. You have a very nice backyard with lots of potential. There are a lot of shade loving plants out there, hosta being one that gets really big and covers a lot of space. I'm sure you will have fun shopping for some great perennials to fill those spots! It's so nice to see the snow gone and soon everything will be greening up. Blessings. Pam

  3. Glad you are having fun!! It is great to see your garden without all of the snow. I am sure that you will have it looking beautiful in not time at all! Have fun on your travels with Smartie!! xx

  4. Love the Ark and what a good time you will have adding plants to your back yard. Kiki's baby is a cutie and you will enjoy having her to explore in when you travel. Your family is lovely and what a sweet photo of all of you. We are still waiting on baby girl to arrive, any day now we say.

  5. So glad to see you back!! What nice Easter photos ! Everybody looks so nice!

  6. "Kiki had a baby. . ." Hahahaha!!!

    Love it all!

  7. Your family is just so lovely!

    Love your little "Smartie."

  8. So happy your Easter was nice and seeing your Texan friends. Every time I see a smart car, I picture a wind up switch on the back. So cute, call her Kit! I'm sure shady plants and flowers are on list at the gardening center. Kathleen in Az

  9. I love Kiki's baby! The family photos are wonderful! The grandkids are just adorable and growing up too fast!
    I wonder if plants will emerge from the ground in those beds. It looks like it's been in use before. Hostas are a great shade lover (there are a lot of varieties) and there are a lot more shade loving plants to explore.

  10. I've missed you but I'm glad you could spend time with family. Your little car is so cute! What a 'smart' thing to do!

  11. KiKi's baby is adorable! I'm sure that will make your travels so much more fun!

  12. What a joyful post! Beautiful family, beautiful life!

  13. What a fun post and what a busy, happy life you are having! Shelia, your photographs are all just great. What a sweet family and your little ones are so precious! Oh my, Kiki's baby is just too cute!

    Hugs Sweetie!

  14. Hi Shelia, Oh I have missed you. Love these family pics and all the fun you kids are having. The little ones have grown so much and your family photo is precious. Love you and your dear sister in law are so well coordinated with your outfits.
    You and your Mr. Precious at the race track took a beautiful pic. Shelia you are so pretty and have a beautiful complexion.
    Glad you had a nice Easter and now on to your backyard project. It will be wonderful. Love little Kiki's baby. So cute!!
    I missed your spring tour. It never arrived to my inbox. Bad bad blogger!! I am going to visit now!
    Have a great weekend.
    Be Blessed, CM

  15. Welcome back, Shelia. I missed your posts and your visits but I can tell you were having a lot of fun while you were on a break and real life is what it's all about! What a lovely family you have! And so nice to spend time with dear friends. Sounds good indeed!

  16. How perfect is that tiny car Shelia! Lovely family photos to remember...such a beautiful family you have! Thank you for sharing with us....wishing you a sweet weekend ahead!

  17. Love your Ark, your baby car and that blue and white Easter jacket.

  18. Looks like you have been having a ball! Smartie is too cute, and so are you. Love your jacket and Easter outfit!

  19. I enjoyed seeing you and your beautiful family, Shelia. Glad to hear that spring is coming soon to you--I know you must be excited to see what pops from the earth at your new home! ♥

  20. Missed you!! That little car is so cute, and perfect for hauling behind KiKi !!! Beautiful family!! I also noticed what beautiful skin you have!! Shade plants are great, try hosta, they come in all sizes and color tones of green and white, my favorite are coral bells (heuchera), I probably spelled that wrong!! Monkshood, astilbie, ,sundrops, St. John's Wart, sedum,and cone flowers do well, along with violets and other ground covers. What fun!!! xoxoxo

  21. The cutest post, ever sweet friend! Everyone looks great and you and pretty DD look so much alike.
    Have fun dressing up your garden with flowers, I'm sure it'll look gorgeous in no time!
    Have a happy weekend.

  22. Missed you, but so glad that you enjoyed your family and friends. Everyone looks so pretty.
    Love Kiki's little baby. Men sure like their toys don't they.
    Looks like you have a big job on your hands getting the back yard the way you want it. So glad that Spring has come to New York.
    Have a great weekend..

  23. Missed you, but so glad that you enjoyed your family and friends. Everyone looks so pretty.
    Love Kiki's little baby. Men sure like their toys don't they.
    Looks like you have a big job on your hands getting the back yard the way you want it. So glad that Spring has come to New York.
    Have a great weekend..

  24. Your family is beautiful. You must be enjoying getting to see them often. Looks like a great visit with friends.
    That little car is the cutest thing. Sounds like a great idea for your trips. AND NO SNOW how nice for you! have fun gardening.

  25. This is a nice catchup Shelia. And my GKB does rather like your Kiki and Smartie.
    There's a fair bit of work awaiting you in the back yard, it'll be interesting watch as you do it up.
    Have a nice weekend.


  26. Happy Saturday, dear sister.♥ I love the Easter photo of you and your sweet family. So special. And, now a new member since Kiki had a baby. lol

    My mouth was agape when I first glanced at the photo of your friend. She really favors Hilary Clinton.

  27. What a beautiful picture of your family! I can't believe how much those grand kids have grown. I get to see mine in another month or so, can't wait. Good to hear you are busy and having fun.
    Have a great week - take care

    1. You'll have a great visit with yours, Jeannette and thanks for popping in to see me.

  28. You have a beautiful family, Shelia :)

    I'm so glad that you had a great time when you were gone, but I missed you!



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