Monday, June 27, 2011

Miscellaneous Monday

Finally I got back to my applique! I have made up my mind to get this quilt done THIS summer. I think you will like the applique I am adding to the Lone Star.

Jim and Denise
My brother in law, Jim and his wife, Denise had a 50th birthday party for themselves this weekend. They are 2 of the nicest people you will ever meet.

Ann and Kevin
My husband has a lot of brothers and sisters....5 brothers and 3 sisters.

Angie and John
Another brother, John and his wife, Angie.

His sister Ellen.

Mary Ann and Jasmine
 His niece Jasmine, and friend Mary Ann.

My husband Bob and granddaughter Maddy.

Denise is also a personal trainer....look at those arms and shoulders. Remember now she is 50!

They have turned their garage into a gym. She is now training me! After my accident I needed something to kick my butt and she was the answer. She is also a nurse which is an added bonus. Stay tuned this is one of the hardest things I have ever done. She is very motivating but does not let me slack. Not to brag but I now can squat 75lbs......The best part is every workout is different so I can't dread it in advance because I never know what she is going to have me do!

Some gardening was done as well. check these out, black petunias. I am going to put them in a planter with orange marigolds, think Halloween.

This picture does not do the color justice. It is called Pow Wow Wild Berry.

I am trying something new. In the foreground I have black and green sweet potato vines that I am hoping will grow and mesh together.

Maddy, Elliot, Griffin and Fallon
Grandchildren being silly.

Thank you for all the nice comments and emails about my accident. Some emails had questions and I will give a quick response here.
The accident happened 1/2 mile from my house. I pass the spot almost every day and the tree is still on the guard rail.
I was completely consious the whole time and was not paralyzed at all.
My husband did make it to the scene and watched them get me out of the car. The pictures were taken by the fire company not him! They use them for training purposes.
My niece is 14 years old and yes she was very upset but handled herself well for being so young.



  1. Kelly, it is fun to get to know you and your family....just one question.....Are YOU going for Mrs. Universe arms like that too! Wow!! Impressive.

  2. It's so great when a large family can get together like that. My husband is one of six, when we all get together there are over fifty of us!

  3. Kelly,
    Beautiful pictures of your family.. They are all gorgeous too! Little ones look so cute I can just hear the giggles.
    Those arms on your sis-in-law.. Lucky you to be having a personal trainer in the family!

  4. what a blessing to have such a big and beautiful family!
    what do I do wrong with petunias? they get leggy, so I pinch them, then they crap out - I just pulled some out because I was so frustrated. Help, garden queen!

  5. I so love pictures of family gatherings and seeing all the fun, smiles and imagining the stories!!! Thank you for sharing! The butterflies in your header have summer written all over them!!!! Hugs, Em


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