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Family Photos, Mom’s Birthday Celebration

Just wanted to share a few family pics of Rick’s Mom’s 90th birthday celebration.
These were taken by photographer Tim Warner, of Katy, Texas.  He did a great job!!

Here is the whole gang, Mom in the middle, her children, most of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  We were missing a our daughter, her children and their children, we had 32 family members here for the celebration.

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Mom and the youngest great grandson who was there, baby Colton.  She has one great great granddaughter, Saddie, 19 months and great great grandson, Easton, 2 months, who could not be there.

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Mom and her 3 children, Rick, Nancy and Bob.

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Rick and I.

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Our Son, Robert, Daughter-in-Love, Stephanie, and two grandsons, Devin and Matthew.

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We had a wonderful visit to Texas, and a fun time celebrating Rick’s Mom’s Birthday.

#birthdaygirl #awesome #picoftheday #instalike #instagood #katytexas

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Christmas Vacation, Part 2

I need to show you the rest of our Christmas Vacation pics with our Son and Daughter-in-Love.  On Mon, the 26th we ventured out from Cedar Key to Manatee Spring, Florida.  What a beautiful place.
Scuba divers were in the springs, the water was crystal clear!img_1307

Trees all around the water, and the water was like glass.img_1308

Hubby, Rick, enjoying the walk along the river.img_1312

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Here is where the spring flows into the Swanee River.  We have decided we have to go back with our kayaks.img_1389Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a hope 2017 is a fantastic year for all.

#christmas #christmasvacation #pickoftheday #instalike #instagood #cedarkeyflorida #manateespringflorida

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The Next Installment, New Art Studio Progress

Wow, I have not posted in a few weeks.  Time to catch you up on my progress report.   As you all know it is a very busy time of year.  In between painting in the Studio, working in the Law Office, holiday events, we got to take a week’s vacation (pics later in the post about that).

My Grandson, Matthew, came over several times and assisted in the painting.  In this pic he is putting primer on the walls.  We had fun painting together.  He is a very talented, award winning, artist in his own right and he is excited about coming to play with his Nana in the New Art Studio when it is done.  We always have fun being creative together.

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I got part of the floor painted and the large kilns moved into their new spot where they will live.

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We got two coats of primer finished around the window and a/c.

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My hubby built my second counter top under the south side cabinets.  The clamps on the edges and weights on the top are to hold it all together until the glue dries. img_1160

Here is the Counter top without the weights and clamps.  I think I am going to tile it, as my two small table top 110 kilns will live on it.img_1163

Here you can see all the rest of the wood getting two coats of primer around the cased opening. img_1166

And finally started the primer around the last bit of raw wood around the smaller window and door on the north side!!! img_1171

The tediousness of taping off around the window so I can paint around it.  img_1173

Now more about our Vacation.  We were blessed, so very blessed!!!  We were given one week’s free stay in a timeshare near Disney.  Yes I said free!!!  A very dear friend, Chris, so totally blessed us!!!  We lounged at the pool, the hot tub and the Lazy River, which floats around part of the resort.  We sleep in, we did nothing but rest and relax for a week!!!  It was so wonderful and such a blessing!!

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More pics of the Lazy River.  Sorry about the sun glare on this one.

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The waterfall at the Lazy River.img_1180

A pic of the resort, Holiday Inn Resort, Orange Lake, such a wonderful place.img_1181

A shot of the Christmas Tree.  Gotta love living in paradise.  Only in Florida can you go swimming in December!!!  I just love the shadow over the Christmas Tree, look closely, it is in the shadow of a palm tree, with another palm tree behind it!

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The vacation was truly wonderful!!!  The rest and relaxation we much needed!!!
And now you know why I have not posted in a while.
I am back at my painting and caulking in the new art studio, so more pics to come in the next post.

#newartstudio #artstudio #vacation #picoftheday #christmastree #instalike #instagood #dreamcometrue #painting #resort #Christmas #holidays

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Time off for Vacation

I have not posted in a couple of weeks.  We took time off for Vacation.  We went to South Carolina to see our Children.  We had a very fun visit with our Son, Daughter in law, Daughter, Son in law and two of our grandsons.  It was a nice relaxing week.  Attended Fall for Greenville the Saturday before last, the annual Greenville food fest.  Had a wonderful time.

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Ate lots of wonderful cuisine, and walked and walked and walked through downtown Greenville.  It is such a pretty city, so clean and neat, we just love it there.

Then on Sunday we drove to North Carolina and drove the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the Fall Foliage.  It was so beautiful.  I have always wanted to see it.

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Looking Glass Water Fall:

img_0735 All good things must come to an end.  We so enjoyed the rest and relaxation and the visit!!

Came back home and hit the ground running, playing catch up with work now and back to finishing up the new art studio.  More pics to come on the studio.