Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roadside Daisy's
Pelican on Lake of the Woods
Designs in the sand Wisconsin Point
Fawn in Missouri near Maddison's house
Mallard in the bay at Lake of The Woods
Beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior

enjoy the creation that surrounds you, love jen

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Maddison moves to Missouri

Grandma with Maddison, saying goodbye
Me, my dad, Maddison (and Tobie) my mom
Grandpa and Maddison

Wow, we had quite the year and a half, I hardly remember all we went through, that was a rough time. I actually thought we would never get through it, but we did. Boy did we get through it! Maddison has and continues to grow into an incredible young women, our relationship blossomed as she blossomed. Now with this divine move to Kansas City, I see she will spread her wings and FLY!!! She is attending art school, taking care of herself and Tobie & becoming the most incredible women. I am so very proud of her

kisses, love mom

Drove Maddy down on July 4th 2010

5 guys burgers and fish eh!

June 2010 Canada trip. Kain, Parker, Dewey, Jack, Oscar and myself.

The five guys: Oscar, Kain, Jack, Dewey and Parker
The burgers yummy! We eat so well at the cabin. We have leisurely mornings with coffee, bacon, eggs and toast. We then head out on "the lake of the woods" and eat fish i9n the evenings while sipping on a cocktail. The dog days of summer :)
The catch of the day - that's my man, catch 'em , fillet 'em and grill 'em
How to get to my man's heart; fish , cook and watch football!

whats your love language


The new rock that paves the gardens
In this picture you can see the pavers, now sold and replaced with rock, more natural looking
These pavers were sold , in one hour, made $47.00 whoot whoot!!

We are on our second summer in this house...I think, yes that sounds correct :) Dewey thought that I would love to garden, I tried a bit last year. He encouraged me all the time, he said that he would really enjoy the results, a pretty yard. I worked on one spot in the yard that the previous owners neglected. I laid out that paper stuff to keep weeds out. I figured , I am only trying this gardening out, I want to start easy. So then I covered it with new, beautiful , rich black dirt. Yikes, in about three days there were as many weeds as before. My mom says I got a bad batch, full of weeds. That was it for '09 . Now this summer something came over me, I think because I have less people here, with the girls out on there own and all. I really got into this, I took out the old pavers. I sold 'em in about an hour after posting them on Craigs List!
My Mom and Dad practically raise rock, they have lived on the same land for over 40 years and there is so much rock, I love rock! I hauled several truck loads. My dad got into it and was putting the rock aside for me...huge rock. I was buying plants and have about a dozen containers. I cut down an old tree (the poop tree) and really liking this. So then Dewey starts you needs more rock? how many more loads are you planning to get, honey? Dewey, sweetie, you encouraged me to garden and now I am. Sure he still encourages me but I think that he thinks - that's enough- guys they do not understand when enough is enough. So anyway I send my husband off to Canada for a week of fishing. I talked to him a bit before he left, stating I am in the mood to buy shrubs and plant trees in the yard, he kindly states, we have three girls and a boy to support, lets wait. Ok..I agree, with respect for him and our far do I really have to go?? I love him and kissed him good bye, I said I was glad we spoke. I knew very well that he would not say anything if I did not bring it up before he left and I went ahead and bought the shrubs and trees, but I am not happy unless we communicate, trust and share.

Love, deeply , madly, always Jen

Carpet Caper

Dewey made a deal with me, I am not really sure if I agreed and if I did I would say he caught me at a very vulnerable time , maybe he asked me when I was running out the door "honey should I put the laundry away?" I cry "yes" "Puddin' should I make dinner?" I say "yes, O yes!" then as I turn the engine to the Mustang he yells, "Babe, will you run a half marathon in exchange for new carpet? I smile, wave and blow kisses as I peel out of the driveway I say "of course dear" How fair is this? I think about finishing a 5k, I dream about running with 1200 others on a crisp morning, I imagine myself being happy, overwhelmed and proud of my accomplishments, then I grab another bowl of chocolate Beyer's ice cream and tune in to the Closer. Dewey believes in me , maybe I should believe in myself too.

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

Love Jen

Macy Daniel-Lyn

The Graduate 2010