Monday, April 7, 2014


Sunday, April 6 – Celebrating Paul's birthday on Thursday, March 27, was just the beginning. Dave, our future son-in-law, had a birthday on Friday, March 28, so that was another reason for celebrating. Then on April 4, our daughter, Kelly, had her 30th birthday. That's a pretty BIG DAY in a young person's life!

The celebrating started Friday night. In addition to Kelly and Dave, we had Dave’s parents, Marsha’s brother, Rick and Chris (Kelly’s Godmother), over to help us celebrate her birthday. We had a wonderful time playing a horserace game, eating, talking and Kelly opening some birthday presents.  


We continued Saturday evening when Dave had a party for Kelly at a local winery. Pizza, wine, family, and friends make for a good time.

kelly and dave

Happy 30th birthday Kelly!!!

Paul took advantage of the great weather we've been having to get a good start on the kitchen remodel. We are actually taking an unused TV room and taking down a wall making it part of the kitchen.

Paul has gutted the TV room, removed insulation and outdated electrical wiring, and removed siding and brick tiles from the exterior walls. He's ordered windows and will begin installing them on Monday. The weatherman is predicting rain showers for Monday and Tuesday, so that may put a “damper” on his window installation plans.

How the TV room looked when we bought the house.DSC00008

Paul’s handiwork.



Before Paul got started outside. Steps were removed last summer.


outside outside

Marsha has been doing the spring yard clean-up. We've bagged over 25 bags of leaves and winter debris for the trash man to haul away. With the severe winter Ohio experienced this year, the grass is a little late in growing. Paul use to do his first yard mowing on his birthday. Not this year! It looks like another week or two before the grass mowing will begin....yeah!!!

Don't feel sorry for us. Marsha enjoys the yard work, and Paul is in heaven when doing his construction projects. Of course the wedding planning continues and everything seems to be moving along on that front.

Check back soon and see how everything is moving along!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again real soon. Have a great day!