2019, In The Garden

Greenhouse Garden Project (Phase 1/Part I)

Finally, Kevin and I started my new project. Last week, I purchased the materials. And this afternoon, we’ve put the wooden frame together. But first I had to unlock and separate the greenhouse from its metal frame, before we could place the wood in the same spot. Kevin had some leftover wood blocks, we could use for securing the corners of the base. After the wooden base was done, we could screw the metal frame on the wood and reinstall the greenhouse. The greenhouse is so light, we just picked it up as a whole and moved it around as needed. Kevin and I decided not to put shelves in the greenhouse. We will have raised beds, like we had the first year.

Katelynn helped leveling the ground for the wooden frame. And she cleaning the soil out of the bottom of metal frame. She really enjoyed helping us with the project. Joshua came from the garage into the backyard, He played garden inspector and made sure, we are all doing our jobs well. Best way to keep an eye on all of us, is the view from the tree … or he just got bored and decided to chase the Brown-headed Cowbirds out of the Bradford Pear tree, before they would have pooped on us eventually.

2019

Spring Constellations In The Northern Hemisphere

Both our girls have friends for a sleep over, tonight. Unfortunately, their friends are not aware, how sneaky our cats can be. Joshua and Chewbacca saw an opportunity, when one of the girls opened the patio door. As soon as Kevin and I got both cats back in, Joshua sneaked/snuck out the front door. Since he was out again, I let him check out the backyard for a bit. While I waited for Joshua doing his rounds, I observed the night sky, sitting on the patio for a while. The Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major can clearly be seen north from our backyard. Constellation “sits” above our house, while the Waxing Gibbous Moon shines bright in the night sky.

For a better resolution of the star constellations: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132943299@N07/32449287327/in/album-72157678416071305/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/132943299@N07/40425526113/in/album-72157678416071305/

2019

Auntie of Twin Boys

Awww! My sister’s baby boys were born in Germany, this morning. The births went well. The boys are okay. And Mommy is recovering from her C-section. The two little, handsome boys made me an Aunt for the fifth and sixth time.

In respect for my sister’s and the newborns’ privacy, I won’t post any photos and more detailed information of the babies. At least, not for now. I might even get in trouble for announcing it online, already. But as a proud Auntie, I can live with maybe getting yelled for doing that. πŸ˜‰

πŸ’™Louis & Luca *03-15-2019πŸ’™

2019

Lexi turns 100

Many times, we thought Lexi won’t make it to 10 human years. There were also a couple of times, we’ve considered to put her down, within the last two years. But Lexi keeps going. She’s a trooper and not slowing too much down. And today, she turned 100 doggy years.

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My ol’ Lexi was taking a comfortable nap that Summer. (2016).

πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆHappy 100th Birthday, Lexi!πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚

Lexi’s little biography: https://underthepecantreephotography.com/2017/01/01/my-pets-part-i/

2019

North Texas Backyard Wildlife In March (1)

After the severe storm in the morning, we had a beautiful sunny afternoon, today. The temperatures reached up to 72Β°F (22Β°C). But still it was very breezy. Thank goodness, the animals ate all the foods, before the rain came in. Everything would have been flooded. And I would have had to dump it on the ground to let it dry, before the birds and critters could eat it.

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When you see the owners dog in the backyard, drop the seed shell like it’s hot! Drop it like it’s hot! Drop it like it’s hot!

As soon as I had the feeders full, Sandy, Mr. Cardinal, and some other feathered friends sat around to have early dinner. It is always a joy to see such an abundance of birds in our yard. Sophie, the other squirrel, made a short appearance, too. She prefers the oily sunflower seeds over corn and peanuts. I haven’t seen Mr. Squirrel and Sammy for quite some time. I wonder, where they are being up to, lately. I hope, they are alright, and are just checking out a different area in the neighborhood.

2019, Travel/Vacation

Katelynn’s Back Home

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Hometown sign of WΓΌrzburg in Epcot/Walt Disney World

Katelynn and her school band had a blast, the last 3Β½ days. They left early Saturday morning to fly to Florida. When they arrived at Walt Disney World, they went straight to Epcot. Katelynn did show her friends “Germany” and the sign of the city, where she was born. The following day, they spent the day in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. She said, her favorite area was Tomorrowland. And she enjoyed the fireworks, while standing next to Space Mountain. On the third day, the group went to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and see the Blue Man Group in Universal Studios. Today, it was clearing the resort rooms, get on the bus to the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and fly back home to Dallas.

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Katelynn got herself a Walt Disney World Parks t-shirt and a Star Wars Porg plush toy.
2019

Begin of Daylight Saving Time 2019

Luis wants to remind y’all, that tonight begins Daylight Saving Time in the US. He’s excited, because we all can enjoy longer day light in the evenings.

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“Oh boy, oh boy! Am I excited about tomorrow. Mommy and Daddy are talking about Daylight Saving. I have no clue, what that means. But Mom told Daddy not to forget to change his clocks one hour forward tonight!”

β—Šβ—Šβ—Šβ—Šβ—Š

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Don’t forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour, tonight! ~ Image Resource: Google Image Search
2019, Travel/Vacation

Walt Disney World 2019

Tomorrow is the big the day, Katelynn will fly with her school band to Florida. This will be the fourth time for Katelynn being in Walt Disney World. But it will be the first time without us parents. She’s growing up so fast! 😦 πŸ˜‰ Katelynn’s band won’t march. But they still will have a good time seeing other High School bands marching in the parades. There will be also a few local bands from the DFW Metroplex.

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Katelynn’s High School Band t-shirt, she will wear during her trip in Walt Disney World.