WARNING! THIS POST IS VERY PHOTO HEAVY!
So, now you have been warned.....LOL!! ( but you can skip to the bottom real quick if your only here to see what the drink is this week for Tea with Elizabeth and the T-Gang )
First up is a photo of my newest GD, Samantha Lynn Ogle. We finally had a chance to go to San Diego this weekend and meet her. ( grin....grin...grin) So precious, and just look at her red hair....she makes two red heads in the family.......which made miss Hannah very happy. I wish she would have kept her eyes open, as they are the same blue as her brother and sister's......yes most baby's are born with blue eyes, but these kids were born with a blue that I can only describe as a denim blue......you will notice their eyes in the photos below I'm sure.
We went on Saturday, and got there about lunch time, had a chance to get my hugs and kisses, then they had their lunch. Danica had a birthday party to attend to and Taylor was already pushing nap time. DH and I headed over to our son's ready mix plant and got the low down on what was going on there, then we headed over to a Pizza/Italian place and had lunch............and a long visit with just our son. I didn't take any pictures here, cause we were all so hungry we just ate and talked.....hahaha!
We did go back and spend the afternoon just hanging out with the whole family, then we had to go find a hotel, as we didn't make any reservations before leaving home. Luckily we did get a room at the place we like to stay at.
Sunday, once they were all home form church and had lunch, our son, the two oldest GKs, DH and I head up into the mountains to do some apple picking.......
You can see how dry things are, even the fruit wasn't very big....lack of water they say.....
Wrangling up a 4 1/2 year old and a two year old, to get some pictures can be a chore...........
But even harder when "their" parents want the same photo...........I need to teach him that Grandparents come first when photographing our Grandkids!!! If he wasn't in any of the above picture......then I had to edit him out......chop! chop!
There was an old barn there, I'm sure they had it set up for photos.......so I took some.
They have a drip line to some of the plants, to keep them and the weeds alive....
The kids saw me taking pictures and of course, they wanted in them......ok, but where's your Dad? Oh hurry, here he comes.........LOL
We head to the pie company after leaving the orchard....I was wringing wet from sweating while picking apples and pears.......LOL On the was to the pie shop I saw this sign and thought it was interesting, but when I uploaded it what I saw it was funny too. See the no parking sign that says begin? That means no parking after that sign...........guess some people can't read!!
Here is the "required" (*grin*) photo for Tuesday's post. It was cold and so refreshing........I really didn't know if I wanted to drink it, or just pour it over my head......LOL
Yes, we did have pie, it WAS caramel apple crumb pie.......like eating a caramel apple with a crust. It DID have ice cream on it........and since the pie was served warm, the ice cream was melting and DH wasn't waiting for a photo..........*grin*
Sunday morning, while still at the hotel, I took a journal and Inktense pencils, and went to get coffee. They have a nice little place to sit and have coffee and breakfast outside. I have taken pictures of this place before.........some might remember.
I've always been one to draw with a pencil first, but this time, using a water brush, I just started painting this hanging petunia growing next to my table. Then I added my travel mug too......not in perspective to the bush......LOL The mug is too tall and slightly off center, but I don't feel it was too bad for just stepping out of my comfort zone, and applying the water color without pencil first.
I was inspired by Dianne, to do this. She has been inspiring people all over the place with what she does and how she does it.........you must drop in on her and see her works.
So I am really late getting this posted, I've had interent problems, turned out to be a modem that was going bonkers. I really started this post Monday morning at 7:30 AM, and am just now getting it finished........bummer.......but it is still Tuesday and I still have time to link up with T-gang.
One last thing: Deb and Lisca your stamps were mailed today.