Thursday, August 24, 2017

Moon Vines



Well it is a great day here at the McDermitts!  The moon vines started blooming!!!  I was so happy we got one blossom so far.  Jack, my grandson and I collected the seeds from last years plants all summer and into the Fall.  I ended up planting them without Jack because of rain and other obligations.  Here is the results:

I sent a picture to my son-in-law, Kevin so he could show Jack.  Jack thanked me for sending the photo and Owen said he loves me!  What great little boys they are!!

Hope y'all are having a great night!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Weekend of 08.11.17-08.13.17

What an awesome weekend John and I had!  Friday was our 38th Wedding Anniversary!  We had to work but we had reservations at Ted's Montana Grill for dinner and it was wonderful!  Here is my hubby at the restaurant:





I had the Ted's Bison Filet and it was so tender!  It was sooooo good.  John had the Bison Pot Roast and he said it was wonderful too.  I would definitely go back there.  Our waiter, was so wonderful.  He was so polite and knew just when to come to the table and when not to pester us like some waiter staff does.

Then Saturday we ran errands in the morning.  Around 3:30 Owen and Jack came over.  Jenny and Kevin had some things to do, so we watched both boys for a few hours.  Owen was already scheduled to stay overnight by himself with us.  We had so much fun with him!  He is such a good boy!  We played games, he played with his Legos, we watched movies and just plain had fun with him.  This morning he slept in until 8:30!!  I made him emoji pancakes (his request) and bacon.  He loves bacon so much, I think that is what keeps him going because he doesn't like much else!!  We hung out the rest of the morning and then took him to Hickory Tavern for lunch.  After that we of course, had to go to Target so he could pick out some Ninjago Legos and a Minion gift for Jack.  We dropped him off at his house, visited with Kevin and Jack for a short time.  We are not home chilling out :)!!  It was such a great weekend!! 

Jack popping up to say hi!

Owen enjoying the rocking chair on the front porch.

Mr. Sleepyhead Owen this morning 08.13.17.

Papa and Owen at the Breakfast Table.

Owen, the Artist was create a photo for us.


Yesterday while Owen and John were playing I was able to go out and take some photos between the rain drops.  Thought I would share them with you:

My begonia in the hanging basket on the front porch.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly on the Butterfly Bush out back.


All of a sudden I love taking photos of clouds.  These beautiful, fluffy clouds were taken near my house in Mint Hill.

This was Saturday night after the rain storm.  Just gorgeous sky!

Emma thinking she is a cat :)!!  Crazy but loveable dog!!

The first hummingbird moth we have had in our yard!


Japanese Painted Fern seedling. 

One of my two lemons on my Meyer Lemon tree.





Succulents I'm growing.

Raindrops on roses!

Raindrops on the rose leaves out front.  I love the coloring of these leaves.

Red Lantana

My heirloom rose in the front garden.

Regal Emma (well at least for that brief moment!

Spider web and spider in the garage door opening.

Stormy sky last night.  Just beautiful from our front porch.



I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and I hope you all have a great week!!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!