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Monday, July 25, 2016

Visit to Georgia to see Jeff and Dawn 7/23/16

Jeff and Dawn --in front of their Crepe Myrtle and Hydrangea 
George and I  had a wonderful time this weekend visiting son Jeff and his very beautiful and talented wife, Dawn,  at their home in Georgia...   We don't see these busy young adults as much as I wish --but when we see them,  it's such a JOY for us....

We are SO proud of the life these two young people are leading... Their home if beautiful --since they are both SO talented....Dawn is creative and there's not one place in their home which is not neatly and creatively decorated...  Since that kind of creativity is NOT my talent,  I'm always amazed at what others can  do....

Jeff is just as talented ---and is always working on some kind of new project for their home/yard... One of his next projects is building a new table top and completely re-making their dining room table.... Recently Jeff built a wonderful fire-pit for them...   I told them that we'd come back in the Fall when we can sit around the fire,  tell ghost stories and eat Smores..... YUM.

They both also have the talent of growing beautiful flowers/shrubs/plants...  Their yard is a blaze of beauty.   We also enjoy just TALKING to them since they both are so smart and so much fun just to sit and talk to.... We could stay for hours and hours just chatting.   AND--as if that is not enough,  they also served us a fantastic dinner,  much of which was from their garden.   I could go on and on and on --but instead,  I'll just share a few pictures today...


This is just a small portion of a part of their yard... In these beds,  they have Zinnias  and a Butterfly Bush  (and more) on the left;  Squash,  Zucchini and Cucumbers on the right; ---and Irises,  Canna Lilies and Sunflowers in the middle.....


A close-up of some of their Sunflowers... Sunflowers are Dawn's favorite flower ---so of course,  they started planting Sunflowers a year or two ago....


I just LOVE LOVE LOVE Crepe Myrtles ---and seldom see them in our area....


I was standing in the drive-way looking across the front of their home...  Everything was SO pretty. You can see the Hydrangea bush in the picture.





Dawn made me a Hydrangea Bouquet to bring home with me.... It's SO pretty!!!!!  Thanks, Dawn.


Here is one more picture of the Crepe Myrtles from a different angle...


Here was a picture of the beginnings of a fabulous dinner:  grilled chicken breasts --seasoned with basil from their garden;  spaghetti squash;  grilled squash, zucchini, and onions -with the squash and zucchini coming from their yard;  grilled white mushrooms and onions;  Italian Bread with an olive oil/spices dipping sauce..... SO SO SO SO delicious!!!!


Finally --and the BEST was a gift they gave me for my upcoming birthday (we won't see them on my birthday this year since we will be out-of-town).   Dawn made this gorgeous wreath JUST for us... She is so so so talented!  I told her that she could go into business making these....  The beautiful wreath fits perfectly on our front door.  It is totally made out of burlap --with a big "A"  on the right for ADAMS....  Thank You so much,  Dawn...  I am still extremely excited!

Well Friends.... I know how many of you feel when you visit your adult children who are doing so well --and you just can't be anymore proud of them!!!!!  That is how I always feel when we visit Jeff and Dawn... Thanks to both of them for being SO good to us.... We LOVE them so much!!!

Hope all of you are having a great Summer so far... We are having a terribly hot spell here --and DRY.....  As many of you know,  I'm not a 'summer-lover' ---so I'm one who is definitely ready for Fall...

Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,

37 comments:

Jo said...

Dear Betsy, thanks for sharing with us your beautiful son and daughter-in-law. We're also blessed with wonderful bright young adults: our two sons and DIL's. I've never seen a Crepe Myrtle. Beautiful. Greetings Jo

George said...

I really enjoyed our visit with Jeff and Dawn, and of course that delicious meal. The wreath is fabulous.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Jeff and Dawn do have a beautiful yard, and it looks as if they knew just what kind of food to prepare for you. Those crepe myrtle pictures are absolutely stunning. They actually look as if they're three dimensional.

LV said...

You have every right to be proud of your son and wife. Nothing wrong with sharing their blessings and talent. Glad you and George are still going strong and enjoying each day. Keep it up. However, do miss you both on blog.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Glad you had such a great time with son and daughter-in-law. There home and gardens are lovely. The wreath is very nice and I know you'll love it for years to come.

Have a great week dear Betsy with your dear George.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

David said...

Betsy, Visiting family is always the best! Sounds like you had a great time... Their yard is beautiful. I can appreciate how much work it takes and how much talent it requires to garden and create beautiful objects and craft items. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful visit with Jeff and Dawn. Beautiful home and yard. It is always wonderful to see our children no matter where they are in their life. Thank goodness it is GOOD.
MB

Fun60 said...

Oh you sound as though you had the best time with your family. Time spent together gives so many hours of happiness and the bouquet and wreath are such thoughtful presents knowing how much you love flowers.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Sounds like a great visit. Your wreath is so cute... What a thoughtful gift!

linda m said...

Thank you so much fro sharing your visit with Jeff and Dawn with us. They have a beautiful house and their garden is incredible. The wreath Dawn made you is awesome - I agree she could go into business selling them. You are very fortunate they live close enough for you to visit occasionally. And you have every right to be very proud of both of them. Nothing better than family.

Betsy said...

What a wonderful visit! Thank you for sharing with us Betsy. The pride you have in your children is evident. It's wonderful that they are so welcoming to you and are willing to share the gifts God has given them. Have a lovely week my friend.
Blessings, Betsy

Back Porch Writer said...

Wonderful visit, beautiful home and gardens and nice handiwork. Love their turquoise dishes!

Chatty Crone said...

Nice to see your sweet son and DIL - where do they live in GA? I live in GA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginny Hartzler said...

The wreath is just AWESOME! SO beautiful!!! And their garden is just gorgeous!! Their house looks like ours, except a bit bigger. Now you have made me really want to see inside the house! And that is a great picture of them. You need to visit more often! AND show us more!

Connie said...

Betsy, your son and daughter-in-law have a beautiful house and yard. Their flowers are lovely. I especially like the Crepe Myrtles! Sounds like you had a great visit.

Marcia said...

What a nice visit with family. That crepe myrtle is an unusual color. Mostly we see white and pink around here. I'm surprised you can't grow them since MD has them and its farther north.

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

That is so pretty indeed, I love the sun flowers they always remind me of my grandmother :) what a nice treat for you and George.

Shug said...

So glad you got to visit them. Wow.. They both are very talented. Love the wreath.. And who wouldn't just LOVE getting a big bouquet of hydrandeas. I certainly would. Beautiful place they have. That fire pit sounds like much fun this Fall. And Ooooo... Ghost stories too. Got to love it.

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, what a beautiful home and couple. I know you are very proud of them and the Wreath is out of this world beautiful. I agree, she needs to go into business with her crafts and Jeff also. Love this Post. Thanks for sharing.

Arkansas Patti said...

There must be no greater feeling in the world than seeing your children healthy, happy and doing well. Wow.
Love how they have landscaped. Everything is so neat and that wreath is perfect.
You raised him well Betsy. Be proud Mom.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful home and garden that Jeff and dawn have, Betsy! They look so happy and I know you felt good to see them and enjoy a delicious dinner that they prepared. The wreath Dawn made for your birthday is beautiful and perfect for you as I know how much you love autumn color.

Linda Gross said...

I am happy that the four of you had such a wonderful visit.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Their yard show that a lot of love and attention has gone into it.The wreath is so beautiful and personalized at that.WOW!!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice to hear from you. Yes, we're very proud of all our kids. But I've never seen one of those Crepe Nyrtle bushes!

Linda P said...

Thank you for sharing your visit and I'm glad you had a
wonderful time. Those visits to family are precious and you have good reason to be proud of such a talented and loving couple.

Ann said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit. They have such a pretty yard. That wreath is beautiful.

Big Dude said...

There grounds are very pretty and I know where they got their inspiration and green thumbs

Annesphamily said...

Hi Betsy, thanks for the nice comment My hubby is a Colorado native like me, both of us born and raised in Pueblo. My sister Pat who passed away in 2001 loved Kentucky and they retired there from my late brother-in-laws years with the US Army. They lived in Radcliff. My niece Mary graduated from Colorado College and received her Master's degree from U of Ky. We get so many nice compliments on his hats and shirts. Lots of people from Ohio have stopped and chatted with us. HaHa. My five nephews still all live in Ky. Your wreath is beautiful. That dawn is such a creative gal! Wow! Their yard is gorgeous. I am going to have to poist a photo on FB of this bush in my yard. It attracts the butterflies like magnets but it has these tiny red berries on it. Funny thing is, it was here when we moved in and Nick got mad at it once and chopped it down with the big hedge trimmers! LOL! That bush sprang back up double in size! But we have no clue what the heck it is! LOL! I love eating from a garden. Goodness that meal looked delightful. Don't share Jeff and Dawn's address or there will be a stampede to their front door. I sure am glad I stopped by today. Have a great day my friend! xo

Happyone said...

So nice that you got to visit and have such a good time. : )
Those dishes look like new Fiestaware.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Beautiful home and people. Glad you had such a good visit. You got great photos of your time there.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Their home is so amazing! I love their yard. Lovely pictures, as always :)

I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betsy, so glad you had a nice visit with your son and family. He has a beautiful house with lovely plants and flowers. The meal looks yummy too.

Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Two beautiful people, and I know you are proud! Love the wreath...I've been wanting to try to make one for awhile- I may have to go to Hobby Lobby and see what all supplies I might need. Well...when I can walk again. LOL!
It's raining here now- I hope y'all get a bit of it soon...it leaves the air so humid though. Have a great day!

Small Kucing said...

Creativity not my talent too. Gosh their garden looks so beautiful.

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers! Now I want to go visit my kids.

diane b said...

How nice for you to visit your young ones and have such a good time with them.

Sally Wessely said...

Just now catching up. Dawn and Jeff have an amazing garden! Their house is so cute and the yard is stunning. I'm so glad you had this wonderful visit. Yes, I love visiting with my adult children too.