~AT COUNTRY ROADS~
Today I'm going to share with you a few more pictures of my Cali getaway. I hope they will make you smile! While I'm at it I'm going to ATTEMPT to make my way around all the changes to Blogger! BAH! The new layout is making me NUTS!
~I WANT THIS BENCH~
(and everything else you see, too!)
The picture you see at the top was taken two weeks ago last Tuesday. My big sister, Linda,my sister-in-love, Ginger and I had a great time shopping at Country Roads in Orange, California. My brother, Bill, was such a trooper and let the three of us shop until we dropped. It was such a fun day and the memories of it all will be with me forever. I love my family!!!!
~BEAUTIFUL TANZA and ME~
Now...you don't think I went all the way to my home-state without finding time to visit with my longtime friend, Sweet Tea (Tanza), do you? No-sir-ree! After my family and I shopped all day Miss Tea graciously met up with us for an early dinner. She worked all day and still managed to squeeze in a visit with her Okie-friend. We dined at a sweet eatery in Orange and then Miss Tea drove around with us and pointed out some of the most famous homes in Orange.
~HISTORICAL CRAFTSMAN HOME~
One of the homes on our mini tour was that of Tea's beloved cousin, Sandy and her husband, Rick! Sandy and Rick live in a Craftsman Home (Craftsman Homes were originally built using a KIT and sold by Sear's) and it is the most charming thing I've ever seen. Every room in the house looks magazine perfect and I can't help but wonder WHY I haven't seen this amazing home in print before. It's on the historical register from what I understand so all the updates must be approved...
This is Sandy! Isn't she just darling? You can see in the background a bit of her incredible home. Want to know what else? They didn't even know we were coming and everything was picture-ready!
Their fabulous kitchen! Sorry for the less than fabulous photography skills here... Love the sink and the island! The house isn't overdone and yet warm and inviting! Incredibly beautiful!
~WARM and INVITING~
This is a shot of Rick and Sandy's living room. We interupted Rick watching TV I'm afraid. Look how lovely it is! Again...they didn't know anyone was coming!
The backyard was breathtaking! Rick and Sandy recently hosted a wedding here! Beautiful! More than beautiful!
~G is for GREEN...and LIFE~
I had forgotten how lovely California foliage can be. It's the one thing I miss...it's beautiful in Oklahoma but the heat sometimes kills our flowers off early if we aren't careful with them.
~GRILL 'EM UP~
This is Rick's Bar-B-Q joint! :) I love it
Thanks to Miss Sandy and Mr. Rick for allowing my family and I to barge in unannounced for a visit to your lovely home. You were both so nice and kind and I can see why Miss Tea loves you so much! I'm so hoping to see your entire home in print someday! Long overdue and totally deserved!
Still have so much to share with you...I'll keep it for next week!!!
Hope your day is wonderful! Tonight my daughter Adrienne and I are going to the Oklahoma Ballet to see
The Wizard of Oz.
I love spending time with my girl-child. I can't believe she's been married almost five years now! This is our second time to attend the Ballet together and this year it's my Mother's Day treat!
More soon! Love to you...