Friday, June 17, 2022

A Random Catch-Up

It's wayyyy past time for a regular blog post.  I won't even try to give excuses, but, just wanted to catch you up on some of the latest happenings. 

I feel like a front porch says so much about a house and I always want ours to convey a "warm and welcoming" feeling to those passing or stopping by.  I decided to go with lemon yellow buffalo check pillows and ribbon for the spring and summer.  I always enjoy getting the porch ready for each season.

We have both wanted up lighting on our house for quite some time.  Hubby decided a few weeks ago to  have it installed and we could not be more pleased.  It gives such a pretty glow at night.  Of course, we'll enjoy it more in the winter when it gets dark earlier.  We had it installed in the back as well so that we could enjoy it from inside the house thru the back windows. 

We had bunches and bunches of periwinkles planted about 2 weeks ago.  They should be bursting forth soon and add some pretty color to the yard.  And, you can hardly see the pretty trailing petunia baskets hanging on the pergola entrance.  Hubby loves petunias and saw these at a local nursery and couldn't resist getting them.  He's done a good job of caring for them and they are thriving.  They require a whole lot of watering in this hot, hot weather that we are experiencing.

I saw this pelican at a local shop that sells all kinds of concrete statuaries.  He came in just plain concrete but the business has someone who will paint any statuary if you so desire. I had seen one painted and it had so much more personality than the unpainted ones.  He found the perfect spot on our patio and and a friend suggested we name him, Mr. Bellvedere. So, Mr. Bellvedere it is!

Bridget and the boys came last week for a few days and it was all hands on deck around here.  As you can tell from the pics, fishing was enjoyed by all.  We made such a good decision when we decided to build on the pond side of our neighborhood.  It is almost in our backdoor and has brought hours of pleasure for sure.

  Bridget and my DIL decided to have an early 70th birthday celebration for me since Bridget won't be here on my actual birthday, July 29th.  They cooked an absolutely delicious meal, crowned me the "birthday queen" and had this, not only gorgeous, but also very delicious birthday cake made.  It was a great celebration and I think I'll just keep on celebrating until July 29th.  I mean, 70 really is a BIG birthday and I think deserves to be celebrated a LONG time. ~chuckle!

And, as you know, this Sunday is Father's Day.  I am blessed to still have my Dad and at 92, he is still in reasonably good health.  Bridget and Clancy went over to visit with him while they were here.  Daddy enjoyed their visit, especially talking to Clancy.  I thought the above picture was so sweet.

Sunday will not be much of a different day for Daddy and doubtful he'll even remember it is Father's Day.  But, I will go visit him,  give him a big ole hug and remind him of the blessing he continues to be in my life.

And, that's what's been going on around here in recent weeks.  Otherwise, we are trying to stay cool as it is already extremely hot and humid here in NE Louisiana.  

I pray this is true for the state of our country.  God bless America!

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 never relized you and my Mom had the same birthdate. Happy birthday early๐ŸŽˆ

  2. Beautiful post, here, Lea! the outdoor lighting on your house is fabulous! I really like it! the birthday cake is stunning, as well! Such good taste (both in decoration and yummy, I'm sure!).

  3. The outdoor lighting creates such a lovely affect. Tommy has also created a lovely atmosphere in the backyard as well. What an enjoyable oasis. Have loved seeing all the kiddo pics from their visit, especially the cousin shots. Glad you decided to do a quick recap. It has been at least 100 degrees here with a heat index of over 110. Thankfully there is usually a wind though a hot one.

  4. I'm officially declaring this the summer of 70 for you - go ahead and celebrate all summer. :)

  5. The new lighting is just gorgeous!! I love Mr. Bellvedere!! Welcome to the 70s! I agree with you that the celebration should continue through July!! Well deserved and you look fabulous! What a blessing to still have your dad here! Make that Father's Day hug a big one!! Thanks for catching us up, Lea!! xo

  6. Love the lighting. Hope the men in your life had a wonderful father's day. Your daddy is so very blessed to have you Lea. Happy early birthday. GIRL...celebrate! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. You are so sweet to share ya life with everyone! You are such a blessing Lea! And so beautiful too!
    Love the yellow! Love Mr. Pelican! Love the uplighting! Love the family pics, party and cake! Love your crown (well deserved)! Love ya sweet post about Dad. And love you! You really really are just such a blessing to everyone!
    Love you bunches, sweet friend!
    Lillie T๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

  8. Oh you aren't 70 yet but it is going to look really good on you! How blessed you are to have your Dad to celebrate. He looks great at 92, WOW! Your pretty home is even more beautiful with the yellow and the lights, AND the cute pelican! Enjoy your day dear friend! HUGS!

  9. So many great updates to your home - lovely!!


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