Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pistols at ten paces...





 To start off the weekend we had a work day at Marymine's on Saturday.  All the kids showed up to help get things in order for Easter.




  I pulled weeds out of the borders and planted all the pots around the pool with blooming flowers. Lauren cleaned Marymine's house, Cody cleaned around his house, Colt fixed the potholes in the road, & repaired a leaky waterline from the well. Marymine and Ali went shopping for all the food and drink. Saturday was a long day for all of us, we finally finished up with the chores around 9:30 pm.

Easter turned out to be a beautiful day. All the kids got an Easter basket.





 Pistols at ten paces works especially well if Nanny is the only one who got pistols in her Easter basket...




The kids played corn hole and other games, where the rivalry was intense.  




Meanwhile the dogs went swimming in the pool and generally ran around. 

 
Willie (look at that form), Duke, Dingo, Dozer, & Peanut


 Dozer (Tyler's) lab kept wanting someone to throw the retriever dummy in the pool so he could dive in and retrieve it. Duke (Colt's) choc lab decided he wasn't waiting, grabbed the dummy from Dozer and he flung it into the pool.  He did it over and over for Dozer to fetch. Gotta love that Duke, he's an ol soul.

We filled our plates with BBQ tri-tip, and all the fix'ins and took them out to the picnic table by the pool.  As we were starting to set to, Cody began laughing. He looked at Lauren and said, "I know you're the one who wrote Happy Easter on the blackboard in cursive, because you forgot to erase the tiny printed Easter above it..."  We all looked and sure enough she had. Nothing much gets past this crew.


After a day full of blessings we settled down by the fire pit to share tall tales of Easters past.



26 comments:

  1. That sounds like such a lovely Easter weekend.

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    1. Nelly,
      It was a very good weekend, indeed.

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  2. And ohhhhhhh that fire looks good. Glad you had a great time...

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    1. Glen,
      That firepit isn't burning through anytime soon! Thanks.

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  3. Sounds like a perfect Easter :)

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    1. Rain,
      It was as dang near to perfect as it could be!

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  4. Sounds like a day from heaven--which I suppose it was :) What is better than family time?

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    1. Granny Sue,
      Family time is the best by far!

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  5. Self amusing dogs!! Wow!! That is a good one. And Willie looks like he is having a great time.
    Glad you had a blessed Easter!

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    1. Suz,
      The labs are the real comedians of the outfit. Willie suffered what he thought was a near death experience when one of the labs gently picked him up and took him off the play field out of harms way...

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  6. Sounds like a great day! Love the dogs(-:

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    1. CiNdEe,
      You can always count on there being a motley pack of dogs at Marymine's.

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    1. Woodsterman,
      I was plum pooped out by the time it was over.

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  8. Nice to hear how all pitched in on the work day so that all could enjoy the Easter celebration.

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    1. Changes in the wind,
      The crew is very into helping each other.

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  9. Could not have been a more perfect celebration for everyone.

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    1. Granny Annie,
      It was a good day!

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  10. Great day with family! Can't ask for better...

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  11. Jealous of that pool...

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    1. LSP,
      Don't think you would be if you had the cost of upkeep, and it is due to be re-gunited.

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