Enjoying having the Marine here in the nest over the past week. Only one more week and he will have to go. I don't like to think about it. I know he will be rested and ready to get back to WORK! Base Life... it's a different lifestyle, that's for sure. I know he will be itching to get back to his new car he left sitting in his siblings' apartment parking lot in Charlotte. Justin's silver Toyota truck was sold when he deployed, (thanks aplenty to his Granddad for handling that!!) so he needed new wheels. He chose a silver Sonata this time.
* a shared phonecam shot from Sister Kit-Kat... :-) :-)
At least Justin got to experience some !COLD! temperatures and snow while here. (*in case NC doesn't get very much once again this year) We are supposed to get a few days approaching 40 this week!!!! hurrah. Maybe some of this frozen tundra will melt. I'm ready to see grass again.
A golf course near our house. NO GOLFERS these days, but Kurt and I both have seen cross-country skiers trekking across the snow!
One street over, a neighbor's tree branches look like they are topped with icing, and I thought it was so pretty...just sharing before the THAW begins for this round.
Yesterday we decided to eat Mongol style. HU-HOT!
One of Justin's rounds included Calamari ...chewy stuff!!!
It is so neat to have TWO of my peeps sitting with us here in Iowa.
*I'm adjusting to seeing Justin with his DARK hair again. It's usually very little or none at all....seeing the likenesses in he and Kameron. They both got the dark hair and square chin!!! Kat and Jonny got the honey blonde shade of their Dad. Not a single one of them got the blue eyes though... all DARK brown eyes...like Mama.
A lot of guy talk, football, guns, ammo....testosterone running through the nest lately. :-)
I have fun slipping away to the "in-the-works" 2nd guest room, messing around a bit, padiddling, ~the one with the Roses theme... It is where I placed the vintage print I brought back on this trip. My dad's mom hung it in her home, then she gave it to my mama who hung it in her home, and now it hangs in my nest. :-) sweet sentiment and the "passing down" of loved pieces.
I moved this vintage plant stand inside and am playing with it. I don't know whether it will stay...or go back out to the screened porch this Spring. Time will tell. This room is all white pieces, both cane and wicker, so it's a good fit...hmmmmm.
A rambling post here today on this first MONDAY of January 2013. I better get GOING! Kurt is at work. Kam has returned to school today, and Justin is sleeping in. Enough blogging!!! ;-)
I wish you all a very MERRY MONDAY...may you have many reasons to SMILE today. I know I do!!!
Kobe says....Do something outlandishly FUN...Go For It!...see if it doesn't bring a smile out of yourself....and then go and give one away.
Blessings to all visitors popping into this post today. Have an outstanding day!