Wednesday, July 9, 2014

HAPPY BELATED 4TH OF JULY AND SOME "BIG NEWS"

Tablespoons of butter on medium heat in a non stick pan.  Add 2 sliced bananas (about 1/2 inch thick...I did my mine on the diagonal) and sprinkle over 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.  Cook until slightly soft, tossing bananas occasionaly to get covered in butter and sugar.  Serve with a squeeze of lemon over them.  Heaven!  Happy Birthday to the love of my life!

 
  Now I take you to the lake.  I left on Wednesday with daughter Abigail and her boyfriend Tom.  We made a pizza and sat around and talked, got to bed early.  Thursday we made an early morning run to the grocery 3 towns over.  Veggies for salads, fruit, ingredients for appetizers and side dishes and breakfast sweets.  The fridge and cabinets were stuffed and that didn't even count what everyone else brought!

This is the tablescape I worked on that day.  I know, it's very much like last year (and the year before, ha!).  I save everything.  The daisies are blooming big time so I had them everywhere. 

























We (The Husband and I) stayed until Monday morning but daughter Emily and her husband Mike stayed until Monday night.  Of course Emily cleaned the house from top to bottom...that's just her bag.  Washed sheets and towels, swept up the sand, and cleaned the bathrooms.  But she did a really great thing for me, something I had neglected for so long.  She cleaned and dusted and rearranged the furniture in our master bedroom.  Remember the antique trestle table The Husband found to use as a desk last summer?  He also found these gorgeous stained glass windows.  We had some help from the guys to carry down an old and heavy chest that sat in the corner of our bedroom with an outdated TV on it that didn't work...that's where the desk is now.  The Husband hopes to do some work from the lakehouse so we can have more days there.  Doesn't it looks great?!





I have some free time over the next few days and I am definitely going to do some serious catching up on my blogging.  I recovered from the festivities on Monday by not doing a darn thing.  Yesterday I did a lot of errands and grocery shopping.  Today I alternated between putting this post together and tidying up my garden.  Can you say Burdock weeds?  Ugh...

Happy Summer Days to all of you!

XO,
Jane

66 comments:

Stacey said...

Do I get to be first to congratulate you?! How exciting for all of you. :)

Doreen@househoneys said...

That's wonderful news!! You're going to be am awesome grandmother, and that will be one lucky baby :).

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WITH BAITED BREATH!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S and LOVE to you and your beautiful family!
withLove!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Big congrats, Grandma!!

This little one will have a ball with your family!

:)

Simply LKJ said...

Congrats! How exciting. I am exhausted just reading about your holiday!! What fun! Looks like everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Jane - congratulation - your going to be grandma - how exciting. I know exactly how you feel. I only have 1 granddaughter and when they told me I couldn't believe it - I was over the moon. Your fun is just beginning.
Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th of July and all your decorations were great.
Thanks so much for sharing - the photo's are great.
Have a wonderful relaxing week.
Hugs,
Mary

Helen said...

Dear Jane,

Promise I didn't jump to the end of the post for your amazing news ~ though I was tempted! Perfect summery family fun at the lake and NOW a grandmother? This is the best news, ever!

Helen

Melanie said...

Fun to read about your 4th of July celebration (24 people - wow! - glad you were relaxed)...but the best news was the Grandma news! Congrats!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Jane,
When I saw BIG NEWS...I knew it was a GRANDCHILD...congrats to all!!! I'm so happy for you and look forward to following along for the next few months.

Blessings,
Linda

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wonderful news!! You'll be the best grandma!! Congratulations!

June said...

Oh---boy----you are going to love being a granny!!!! I'm so excited for you Jane!
Your holiday looked and sounded like the perfect weekend sweetie!!!
sending hugs...

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Such exciting news! I just knew that you were going to announce something like that. Sounds like your holiday was full of good food, good times, and good friends & family!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats Jane, these are very exciting times for your family-enjoy:@)

podso said...

Congratulations!! You will be a wonderful grandma. There's nothing like it!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news, my sweet friend. xo Laura

Rita C. said...

Congratulations, Jane! What a wonderful capstone to a great family stay at the lake. Your little slice of heaven looks very inviting - loe your MB and that fish on the tree is way cool!
Rita

Balisha said...

Loved reading about your 4th celebration.....but most of all congrats on the new baby. You're going to love being a grandma.
Balisha

Laurie M said...

I just knew it!! I had a feeling this was your news, I am so happy for you all!!
And, what a great celebration you had!

Lulu said...

A fun holiday with family topped off by such good news....what could be better than that! Your daughter getting right into the cleaning isn't bad either.

JoAnne Weisser said...

So happy for you, Jane! I can't imagine how much fun you will be as a grandma and how much joy this little one will bring to all of you.

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I WONDERED if that was the news / OH YAY so happy for you all! :)

Looks like a wonderful celebration there and I like the fish decoration and the food and all of the pictures but I kept wondering "WHEN is she going to say the news and is it a baby" :):) :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yay! So excited for you Jane! You are going to love being a Grandma. : )

It sounds like you and everyone had a great time. I love the straw hat your daughter is wearing. I have a floppy thing I picked up just for sun protection for my face when we are at the pool that is fabric and actually folds up to go in my little pool carrier.

Victoria Kirton said...

congrats, Jane! What a wonderful vacation too.

Debby said...

I will have to go back and read the rest of your post. I fast forwarded (is that a word) because I knew it was about a grandbaby. YEAH. Hold on because you are about to go on a ride of your life. It is so amazing. Congratulations. So happy for you.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congratulations...so excited for you all!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congratulations...so excited for you all!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

How exciting! Congrats!!

Theresa said...

Congratulations on becoming a grandmother:) That is SO exciting! Sounds like you all had a great time with lots of good food! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Deserae said...

Congratulations on your big news.....how exciting!!!
~Des

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Wonderful news for you and your family! We were on the west side of the state at a lake on Saturday - beautiful day to be on the water :-)

Primitive Stars said...

How wonderful Jane, congrats to you all. You will be a great Grandmother. Looks like a fantastic holiday at the lake, Blessings Francine.

Barbara F. said...

I knew your news was baby news, but I thought it would be Emily having the baby. Congrats to all of you! xo

lynn said...

oh, congrats, jane...or is it grandma?!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I KNEW you were going to say you were getting a grand baby!!! Congrats to all of you! Sounds like y'all had a perfect 4th. Lots of good memories made, for sure. :) Your bedroom looks fantastic and I love the color on the walls. :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

congrats Grandma!!

Victoria said...

Awwwww, congratulations Grandma!!!

Karen Ann said...

Congratulations!!!!! oooh, the shopping can commence! :-)

Susie said...

Blondie, I am happy for all of you. A baby to love on. That was a lot of people and it's nice everyone helped out. Your sweet daughter Emily, bless her heart...helping to clean the whole place. Thinking of you and your loving family, blessings, xoxo,Susie

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! What happy news! I enjoyed catching up on your blog.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I'm so excited for you. I know that soon we will be hearing all about the new baby. You will be a wonderful Grandmother!
I'm also glad that you and your family had such a wonderful weekend.
My brothers and sisters and our families all got together this year for our first annual family reunion. It's the first time in seven years (since our Mom passed) that we have all been together. It was wonderful!!

hugs
Sissie

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

YAY that's wonderful news Jane congrats!! Sounds like you guys had a fun filled and relaxing weekend! We need to learn to do that more often :-)
So cool to be able to pull your boat right up to a sandbar and jump out! Growing up we spent our summers in Florida and I remember always swimming out to the sandbar with my dad and uncles...great memories!

Sarah said...

Jane, congratulations on the new addition to the family. How exciting! Glad you and the family enjoyed a wonderful holiday at the lake. Making memories!

Debbie said...

We do the same thing here. We go out to the sand bar with the kids. There were over 100 boats out on the 2nd. I can't imagine how many there were on the 4th!!
I'm glad to hear you had such a good holiday weekend.
congratulations on the blessed news, Jane!!! Being a gramma is the BEST!!! How exciting for your whole family!
Love being sent to you, sweet friend.
Debbie
xo

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such exciting news. You know all the grandparent fun we are having with our little Lily. You are in for a delightful time.

Fondly,
Glenda

Cozy Little House said...

I can't imagine hosting that many people! Grandmother? You'll be the best.
Brenda

Beth said...

Congratulations! Kevin and MC are a beautiful couple! You will adore being a grandmother. :)
Looks like an absolutely fantastic time at the lake. Beautiful decor - love the Mason jars with colored water. Love your master bedroom too. It is truly beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Beth

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Congrats to you Jane! You will never be the same once you finally hold that baby...it's wonderful!

Maria Elena said...

Congratulations! How wonderful. Your news made me smile so big. :)

Carla from The River said...

Yay! What a great surprise.
This will be a fun adventure to share with you.

I also do daisy's in food coloring for the 4th. :-) It is so fun and the kids love it.

Low Tide High Style said...

Looks like you had a wonderful holiday weekend, the best kind with lots of friends, food and family! And a BIG congratulations on being a grandma...how exciting! Happy Belated Birthday to your hubby too!

xo Kat

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations Jane! I know how thrilled you must be to be a new grandmother! (Your new bedroom is dreamy!) Glad you had such a wonderful holiday!

Lori said...

What a great weekend you had Jane and your news is just perfection! You are going to make a fantastic grandmother Much love to you and yours xo

Pondside said...

There couldn't be a better way to cap off a great weekend! Congratulations to you and your husband and the happy parents-to-be. Your lives will change!

Betsy Brock said...

Wow! How very exciting!!!! Aw! Yay for all of you! hugs...

Knitty said...

You will be a wonderful grandma and you are going to love every single second of that honor!!

Carol said...

Congratulations, Jane! I am so thrilled for you! You will be amazed at the wonderful feeling of holding that little bundle the first time.

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH Jane,
I am sorry I am just getting over here! OMG congratulations!!
You are going to be over the moon with that new grandbaby!
You know how Dan and I love being grand-parents!
I bet Al is thrilled too.
I kind of hope it's a girl so I can make her some dresses!
But either way, it will be amazing.
Your lake house looks wonderful, love the bedroom!
Can't wait for our get together too.
Hugs friend,
happy, happy for you,
Cindy

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bj said...

Oh, Jane...I am so thrilled to hear your fabulous news. You will make a fantastic grandmother....
sit back, hold on tight cause it's the best ride of your life. :)
xoxo

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Jane. Everything looks and sounds fantastic, but when I read the news about your becoming a grandmother, that is the best. You will absolutely love it..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Jane, what a great post and I'm just thrilled for you! Being a grandmother is the best thing ever, life's wonderful blessing!!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy being up in the air!
Nancy

Jen Vandervoort said...

Oh congrats! How very exciting for you and your family!

Jen

Kit said...

Wow! What an incredible 4th you had. So happy for you on the grandchild too! Loved the photos and always enjoy hearing about your lovely family. :) Enjoy the end of July! Kit

Balista said...

congo grandama...
Led Lures

Bluebird49 said...

I can't believe I missed this! What a wonderful post with BIG NEWS! (MY computer has not cooperated with me most of the summer.The rest of it has just been so busy.) You're going to have the most wonderful "change" in your delightful family! I can't wait to hear what you think about seeing that new little one that's on its way, Jane. There's nothing like a grandchild!