It was a few days late but we celebrated Steve’s 70th Birthday with family and friends. It was an evening filled with food, laughs and good conversation. For the celebration he wanted carrot cake . . . . very good choice with lots of cream cheese icing, his favorite. When it came time to open gifts we it seems we all had the same idea. After all, what do you get the man who doesn’t really have a hobby. Unless you count planning cruises, making list, working out, working in the yard and surfing the web . . . . ok, guess you could count these things as hobbies. Anyway, he does like to play slots and doing scratch off cards. He did VERY well on the last cruise with the slots. He doesn’t do as well with the cards. We all chose to get him scratch off/raffle tickets for …
After shopping every spar company in Kansas City, we finally found the hot tub we both like. It was funny how we search and search, there was a tub here or there that we liked for different reasons. But neither one of us were “sold” on any of them. Then we arrived at Above and Beyond and both of us agreed this was the one going home with us. It seats six and is 94″ X 94″ X 36″, holds 370 gallons of water and has 54 jets. The pumps are incredibly quiet, making the Fusion Air Sound System great for listening to music. I still haven’t figured out the Bluetooth yet but I will get there. One of the positive points to buying this one were the molded cup holders located around the tub. The spa’s lighting has a kaleidoscope of colors and the water features, waterfall and the …
Happy Birthday to Steve!! Kristie, Steve and Samantha sent him balloons on his birthday. We didn’t celebrate until December 2 but they wanted him to have something on his day.
Just a few pictures of a snow fall we had. It started in the afternoon and as the day went on, the winds picked up and visibility got very low. It was nice to be in a warm house. The next day the sun was out and the snow coat made everything bright and clean.
Today we were treated to a fantastic sunset. It only took about nine minutes for it to start losing it’s bold, brilliant, and rich colors. But each of those minutes gave us pleasure watching as the sky changed from one orange to deep purple.
Our day was a day of eating, sharing, playing games and just being together. Mr Booker (a local caterer) did the cooking for us, Mr. Sam (Club) provided the upgraded plastic plates and silverware and everyone jumped in to helped with the clean up. The girls added deviled eggs and desserts to our meal. We discovered Mark and Val were alone for the day so invited them to join us. After dinner we enjoyed our drinks of choice and played Rummiub and Mexican Train. During the evening Rick, Rumi and Chris stopped in for a visit. Our cups runneth over with blessings
Today the guys returned to finish up the fence. It seemed to go up very fast and is a beautiful fence. I didn’t get out there to take a picture of the finished fence but will post one later.
Today they delivered the lumber for the new fence around the pool. After off loading the lumber, they started taking down the old fence. Once the sections were removed they started removing the post. At one point the worker must have gotten cold. They built a fire in the can, burned the wooden steps and were huddled around the can. Once they got the post up, put a string line for the new post and started digging the new post holes.
It wasn’t much of a snow but it was our first of the season and a little early. The snow was pretty on the changing leaves.
Our burning bush finally started turning in the backyard. As the days went by it became if bright red. We went out to a pumpkin farm the other day. Kristie, Samantha and I picked out pumpkins to paint, the guys didn’t want to paint one. I just got around to taking pictures today. Kristie took pictures the day we painted them but I never got copies to share. We have been asked several times if the wine bottle in the basket on the bike was real. The answer is yes it is.