Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, full of fun, friends and family.  Hope you take a moment to remember what this Holiday means and give thanks to those who give so much so that we can have the freedom we enjoy.  Also, a big thank you to those who serve now to protect our liberty and keep us safe.

Friday, May 28, 2010


I am reposting from last week's pinks which I didn't get turned in on time.

When I was a little girl, my mother loved to dress me in pink.  I could never understand why, since I had bright red hair.  Several aunts and uncles called me Pinky which irritated me  to no end.  As the years passed I learned to like pink and even enjoyed it in my  bedroom.

How about a yummy pink doughnut!

I love Gerbera Daisies!

What delightful pink beauties!

My pink knockouts, now in full bloom and gorgeous!

Daughter just got new pink tennies.

These are just a few new pinks, counter pinks in one of our bathrooms, the little bouquet of pinks has the top of one red headed boy in it.  I just had to leave it in there.

The first bud on one of my new pink roses, can't remember the name of it.

Allie is a week old.

And, the best pink of all!  Allie is 19 months now.

Yes, I have decided pink is a lovely color.  Have a wonderful weekend one and all!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Can't wait!

On gosh, a week from tomorrow we will be in S'port and two days after that, the family will be in Destin, ready for family, fun and friends.  Just can't wait.

This is Lauren and Randal, Danielle, Rick, Amy, his fiancee, and her little girl, Emily Grace and the two of us two years ago in Destin.  This time the entire family is going so, we will need a wide angle lens to get us all.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I was born, raised and lived most of my life in Louisiana.  I have lived in the north where cotton fields flourish, to central where political endeavors take place, not always of the highest order and in the south where history, and beauty are beyond compare.

We lived in Shreveport when we felt Katrina's wrath and cried over the devastation, however, we picked ourselves up and  started all over again.  Our city, along with many, over the U.S., reached out to survivors with help and compassion sometimes above and beyond the call.

This is my state:

This is what our marshland looks like now.

Please pray that a solution is found soon to end this.

Mary Ann

Last Wed. in May

I do love red so much.  Here are just a few shots.

Aren't these red Asian lilies gorgeous!!  I planted these last year.

I warned you we were football fans, (OU) primarily!
Not much red going on around here this week, but I promise I will try to do better next week.

Have a sweet Wednesday!!

Out of doors

It has been a nice day here in Oklahoma.  Not too hot and of course, our usual breeze.  We need to enjoy these days when we have them, as it won't be long until we can't really enjoy the out of doors.  We are all so air conditioned bound!

R planted these four red knockout roses last weekend.  They
are down the side of this fence and will, hopefully, by next year cover this ugly fence.

I planted these hydrangeas last year and thought they might not have survived our hard winter, but survive they did and even now have blooms.  They are a little wilted but will perk up with a little bath.

This is an Asian lily that I planted two years ago and now there are four of them and so beautiful.

This hosta is in a pot and undoubtedly loves it  here in this spot.
This little basket of impatiens are just leftovers from the bed below them, but they are growing like crazy and like it here.  Nothing really fancy here, but we love it and it's home.
Have a sweet Wednesday!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mosaic Monday

Here is Quinn Sunday night eating pancake and sausage on a stick.  Oh how Heidi loves begging from Q, because, he of course, usually gives her a bite or two.  Doesn't she have the cutest behind?
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Therapy Thursday

Maybe this should be called "theapy Thursday". 

No thank  you to the man in the pick up truck that picked up the t-ball that I was running across the parking lot to catch for the t-ball set I had just purchased for my grandson.  I hope you enjoy every minute of playing with it.

Thank you Mother Nature, for the skipping over us on Monday when tornadoes struck all around us.

Thank you Mother Nature, for letting the hail storm pass our house by with no damage.

Thank you blogger for finally letting me figure out how to change my background after hours of frustration.

Thank you for not having more than this to complain about.  These few are hardly worth the effort.

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Happy Thursday everyone.  Notice anything different about my blog.  Yes, I changed the background.  And it only took me the better part of two days.  It still needs work, but I will do that later.  I was just tired of the old background and needed a change. Woman's prerogative!

A phenom. is happening here in Oklahoma.  It is not raining (yet) and no storm or tornado warnings  embellish our tv screen.  Of course, we have alot of time for things to change, but we will think positive and enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

Aren't these petunias just the prettiest!  Years ago, one wouldn't have thought about putting red and pink in the same pot.  We didn't know what we were missing.  We have to enjoy them early here.  I can't seem to keep them thriving in the midsummer heat.  This year I'm trying partial shade.  Maybe that's the secret.

These are just random shots in the backyard.  These are the irises that my neighbor gave me that we got planted last weekend.  We're hoping that they will help in this area where grass won't grow..  Those are wild strawberries behind them.  Hopefully by next year they will cover those ugly meters.

As you can see, the doggie kennels are on the patio.  The dogs are so scared of the storms that when a storm  approaches , we put them in the house.  On good days they have the whole shady side of the side yard. 

Those two old racks you can see painted up pretty good.  Those are mostly herbs in those pots.  I have oregano, two kinds, basil, two kinds, sage that I have let go to bloom because the purple flowers are so pretty, lavender, that survived our winter, thyme which also survived and parsley.  Also, there are two patio tomato plants that are now covered in blooms.  I made homemade marinara sauce last night and used lots of these fresh herbs and it got rave reviews.

I am off to get my much needed "summer cut" and that is about enough randomness.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I have gone absolutely wild over red.  Everything I have bought or replaced in our kitchen lately has been red.  Imagine my excitement when I found a blog that wanted to see my red things.  I have even looked at a SL comforter for the master br today.  I already have red sheets.

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Have a great Rednesday!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Great Grandbaby

A was here for the weekend.  We didn't think she was going to come at first, because, she has pink eye and her Mama didn't want to expose our boy.  The doctor didn't think she was still contagious so she came.  It is amazing how fast they change.  It's been a couple of months since we saw her and what a difference.  She is really talking and will repeat any word you say to her.  Plus, she knows the alphabet and animal sounds.  What a cutie.

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Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Son, Rick, came in last night with our oldest granddaughter, Lauren and her husband, Randal, and baby Allie, our first great. Rick came to move daughter number two, Danielle, back to Shreveport for the summer. She will graduate from OU in December.

Rick brought me this adorable bag for Mothers Day. He has rented an 8 bedroom house right on the beach in Destin, so all 4 of our kids and their families are going for a week. This bag is just perfect for the beach. It has a beach towel, cosmetic bag, and flip flops. Just perfect!