Monday, February 22, 2016

Renewed and Refreshed 2.22.16

Surprise! Surprise! Yep, I'm back, all renewed and refreshed.  It didn't take long for me to realize just how much I missed blogging.  It's only been 2 weeks since my last blog but it feels like it has been a month.  If I had been gone or super busy then I'm sure it wouldn't have felt near so long, but I just simply could not wait until the first of March to get back to what I enjoy.  I'm not sure anything will really change with my blog postings but perhaps I'll go to two posts a week, maybe I'll stick with three, shucks, I may even throw in an occasional Tuesday or Thursday post.  But, I'm just going to roll with it and continue to enjoy it. 
  So, what's been going on in our neck of the woods the past couple of weeks..........

Our precious little Sweetheart turned a year old.  Is she not the sassiest!  This is just one of her one year portraits and I promise you that everyone of them were fantastic.  Her Mom was hoping for just one good one and she got more than she could handle and now is having difficulty choosing from them. ~what a nice problem to have~ She smiles all the time and those blue eyes speak to you.  She is an attention grabber for sure.

And, the Princess lost one of her front teeth and was beside herself with excitement.  I had forgotten that losing your first teeth is quite a milestone in the eyes of a child.  

And, what can I say about this?  Our little butterball with his big brother.  Coleman may have gotten off to a slow start but that little fella has made up for it.  Look at those fat rolls.  I can't wait to squeeze him in about 3 weeks. 
I could hardly wait to get out my Easter decorations and place them throughout the house.  Easter is my very favorite holiday and I'm sure that's because it falls very near to or in the Spring.  And, I love bunnies in any shape, form or fashion!
I found these lovely crosses on stands right after Easter last year and got them to use on the sideboard in our dining room.  They portray the real meaning of Easter beautifully.

Phase 1 of many phases have begun as we begin the process of landscaping.  Hubby decided he wanted the inside of the circle drive to be completely sodded and the remainder of the yard will be seeded.  The yard was leveled and prepared earlier last week, the grass delivered on Sat. morning and the guys went to work laying it out.  Did I mention that it is hard, hard work, back breaking kind of work as far as I'm concerned.  But, these guys made it look like it wasn't that big of a deal. It will look so much better when it greens up. ~ugly dead grass~   Stay tuned for the next phase.
 ~what a process~

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I know exactly how you feel!
    I have had my times away from blogging which started out unintentionally and then before I knew it , it had been several weeks.
    I am so glad you are back,


  2. So glad you are back sooner rather than later. And what a great way to come back - showing beautiful grandchildren. And, your front lawn is going to be the thing that sets your lovely home apart. I can't wait to see what Tommy has planned.

  3. Welcome back...glad you had a nice break. Sometimes we just need to do that. Your grandkids are adorable. Can't believe that baby girl is already a year! Goes so fast. No doubt your lawn will be beautiful. What a job though...been there and done that, lol. Enjoy your week!

  4. What a great thing to see pop up this morning...a post from you! So happy to see you've come back! I knew you would! Your little grandkids are so cute, Lea...I can hardly wait to have my own! I know you're excited for your lawn to be finish and become lush and full. Be sure to post lots of pics!

  5. Welcome back, Lea.

    Easter is also my favorite holiday. Love your decorations.

    Your grandchildren look adorable, too.


  6. Happy to see you here today! The kids are so precious. How exciting that your landscaping is starting. Can't wait to see it when it is done. Have a great week!

  7. Welcome back!. I missed you but have had such similar thoughts myself (many times) so I had some understanding for the need to process the whole matter. I'm glad you're back!

  8. I'm happy that 2 weeks was just enough! ;) No pressure, we'll be happy with whatever you feel you have time for!

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