Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Video of quails on our patio

 Here is the great video I got of the quails on our patio. So sweet and thrilled they are back. Mama quail was very protective of her 9 babies.. I had to video from our upstairs window to not scare them away. We watched for several minutes. Just had to put it on the blog for all to enjoy.

Mama and baby quail on our patio

It was so fun this afternoon when we saw this mama quail
and her chicks...9 of them!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Having mom visit us!

On August 4th Bob and I picked up mom at the Denver airport and drove her to Fort Collins to visit her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lives in Decatur, Texas that is about 40 miles north of Fort Worth. It was a blast having her here.While we were in Fort Collins, we spoiled her a little by shopping and getting her a couple of new dresses, going out to eat...especially Jim's Wings, and golfing with her daughter(me) and her granddaughters, Rachel and Andrea. Mom will be 87 on the 26th of this month and shot a 54 on nine holes. Awesome golf, mom!!!  We also took in some antique stores, at which, Andrea and I bought stuff and mom did not. But as you can see in the pictures, the rocking horse was a great buy!
One of the most fun things we got to do was to take photos of three and four generations. I am sure we wore her out, but it was such a great time together. We spent four days in Fort Collins and then drove back to Grand Junction with her. What a great time of visiting with her. And we are so thankful for Marlene Bonella who used some of her air miles to fly mom here and back home. What a blessing for mom and for our family. I took tons of pictures and we got a lot of them printed for mom to take home and I know she will cherish this trip as much as I do.

Mom's visit

Mamaw relaxing with Andrea and Isaiah

Malachi on the rocking horse

                     Rachel thinks the horse is all hers....ride um cowgirl!!  Named the horse Spunky after one of mom and dad's horses that they used to have!

Isaiah really looks like a cowboy

Three generations playing golf...great fun!!!

Four generations with Andrea's kids....

Four generations with Rachel's kids

Three generations after golfing

Mamaw with five great grandkids

The two newest grandbabies...Isaiah and Madison

Me, Mom and Bob

Mom and one of her favorite son in laws!!!!

Tiffany, Reece, Payton and Mamaw

Marlene, Mom and Me enjoying a little vino....

Mom, Marlene and Jim Bonella

Spoiling Mom and Marlene and myself with pedicures....!