Birthday, Grand Babies, Construction

Nat celebrated his 95th birthday yesterday–amazing isn’t it!  The Cowboy, Emmi and I went into town taking the birthday cake and met the rest of our gang at Nat’s.  He wasn’t expecting us so it was kind of a surprise.  Lonn, Katie, Michael and Brooks made up the rest of our gang plus Nat’s roomie/caretaker Barb was there with us too.  Here’s Nat with Brooks–we had five generations there last night–Nat, my Michael, Lonn, Katie and Brooks.

Brooks is walking and very active–Grandpa Nat was a little concerned about his ability to hang onto Brooks.


Image may contain: 1 person, standing, sunglasses, shoes, outdoor, closeup and natureImage may contain: 1 person, outdoorAnd then there’s our Lora Elizabeth who is hanging out in Germany with her parents.  Isn’t she styling–I’m not sure what the fist raised pose was about–maybe, “Mom stop taking my photo!”

Chilly and spitting rain most of today but great weather is forecast for Memorial Day weekend–it usually snows in Montana on Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

And as if we didn’t get enough construction while in Arizona we decided to do a little remodeling in our master bath. When I married the Cowboy he had a heart shaped tub in his master bath–I wasn’t crazy about it but oh, well–it was his house.  Then danged if he didn’t want to move that same tub to our new house–well, I finally convinced him to remove it and install just a plain, jetted tub.  It helped when our neighbors Joe and Tammy donated the new tub–they are doing a major remodel on our former home and removed this tub from their upstairs bath.  It’s seen little use in that house so it will work just fine in our master bath.

While still at North Ranch the ATV ladies took a little trip to the outlet malls–while there I purchased two pair of Levi jeans.  I tried them on and felt they fit well.  Then I wore them–the dang things literally grow–I have a hard time zipping them but within 15 minutes of wearing them the jeans are falling off.  I am forever pulling up those pants!  So, I did a little alteration today–I removed a section of the waistband from the actual jeans and took a larger side seam in the jeans and the waistband–it worked, I’m not constantly tugging!

And I finally finished these place mats sewing on the last of the binding while we were traveling to look at the RV we didn’t buy.  I helped Gina make a set of these during one of their visits to Montana and I liked the pattern.  I bought this fabric a long time ago during a Red Lodge quilt retreat.  As quilters say, I am marking those UFO’s (unfinished objects) off the list!

Life is busy but good!

8 thoughts on “Birthday, Grand Babies, Construction

  1. Happy Birthday to Nat! The kids are so cute!
    Have a great Memorial Day! It’s really hot already in Texas.
    I love the tub and the placemats.
    Glad you didn’t lose your jeans while Can’t say I ever had that problem!


  2. Love the placemats! Makes me think I have that pattern here. I would have called them WIP….Works in Progress. It always feels so good to see things finished.


  3. How wonderful to have five generations together! You are just too clever – who else alters their jeans, and does it successfully!!? You’re amazing. And yes, the tub is really ugly :-))))


    1. We feel very blessed to still have Nat with us. My Mom is a superb seamstress–she has even made wedding dresses–I guess I inherited my sewing talent from her. So glad someone agrees with me about that ugly tub!


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