My Weight Loss Journey

Monday, June 21, 2010

Spooner Happenings And A Busy Week

We arrived back in Rapids last night and back to what I call my reality for now. As I posted in my last post, I have been in Spooner for 9 days and LOVED every minute of it. I was a very busy girl and didn't get to update my blog while I was there. Sorry I missed weigh-in Friday, haven't weighted in yet since I left...I am thinking I will skip it for now and post my weight-loss progress this coming Friday.

I have some pictures to share with you all of my happenings while I was home. I don't think my feet hit the ground the whole time I was there. I enjoyed being with my family and got to spend a whole day with my precious grandson Carson...I LOVE that little boy so much. To hear him say "Granny" warms my heart!!!!!!! He is such a cuddler and such a HAPPY little boy.

It was my daughter Alyssa's birthday on Wednesday. We all went out for dinner and the 5 O'Clock Club Restaurant, (I had the grilled salmon, it was amazing) then went to grandma and grandpa Kronlund's for cake and ice cream. Earlier that day, Alyssa and I went to Hayward and spent the morning shopping and topped it off with lunch at her favorite restaurant "The Anger Minow". It was so nice to spend the day with my baby girl. I can't believe she is 22.....where have the years went?????

My birthday girl

Me and My Beautiful Daughters....Happy Birthday Alyssa!!!

And here is my handsome son, Kasey. He is healing up after his motorcycle accident that happened about a month ago. He has 7 pins in his shattered foot and we are hoping he heals without any complications. I THANK GOD everyday that I still have a son, it is a total miracle that he only broke his I blogged a few posts back....he was NOT wearing a helmet and I believe God cradled his head through out the whole crash....THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!

I took a few pictures of Betty's gardens to share with you all. She does such an amazing job designing them and taking care of them.

The back yard of the house.

So many varieties of plants and beautiful!!!


Love the huge hosta's

Very peaceful and relaxing

New House Progress

We spent a lot of time at our new home designing and laying things out. I was so thankful that my husband was able to get the weekend off and come to Spooner and spend time going over these details. He so talented and such a thinker.....I on the other hand tend to hurry though these things and we all know that can get you into trouble in the end. That is why we make such a good team, sometimes there is a time and place for hurry and sometimes there is a time and place for thinking things to death:)

The house now has shingles, we really like the color...can't wait til the siding gets put on. Matt, our builder, says within the next couple of weeks it should be sided. This week they are going to build the decks and also set the windows.

Side view

Here is a view of the back. There will be decks on both sides of the bump-out dining room. On the right will be the deck out from our bedroom.......and on the left will be the deck coming out from the dining room. I will enjoy having my coffee in the morning off my bedroom deck and listening to all the birds singing welcoming in the new day:)

My son had a doctor's appointment on Friday to get his foot check out so I got to spend the whole day with my precious grandson Carson. Amongst many other things we did that day, we headed out to our house to see Grandpa Brent and I wanted to show Carson Granny's new house. I told him that someday he can come stay with me and we can swim (I am going to put my pool up) and also feed the chickens (I am also getting chicken) and work in the garden. So even though these things are not there yet....I want him to know that they will be and coming to Granny's will be FUN!!!!

I LOVE this little boy!!!!

We had been at the bakery and he had his donut in that bag, he enjoyed had sprinkles on it:) Granny was a good girl and didn't have one:)

Carson is such a happy boy!!!!

Here is what we pondered and designed while we were at the house. This is what we came up with for our tile shower design. Believe me, this took forever to figure out.

And here is my husband standing by out kitchen island placement. We marked out all our can lights and also marked where we want all the hanging lights to be placed. This also took forever but in the end will be SO worth it to be able to get our lights and outlets where we want them to be:)

Here is a view of our driveway coming out from the house toward the road.

We also had a pond dug in our front yard. We will have to put a liner in it so it will hold water but we wanted this dramatic look as you drive in our driveway up to our house. I can just see all the plants and flowers planted around it...can't wait!!!!!

Today at 1pm, I am heading to school orientation to sign up for my classes and what not, I will let you know how that goes and I will have more pictures and adventure to blog about from my trip home soon....have a great day everyone...blessings, Rhonda


Debby said...

Great pictures. Darling little boy. Lots of memories.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

glad you had a wonderful time..your kids are beautiful and so is that grandson..I can't wait to see your home all finished and move in I am sure you can't wait either.;)