Sunday, March 22, 2009


We had a visit from some friends on Saturday afternoon. We always say we are going to get together but life is so busy that it doesn't happen as often as we would like. We finally made it happen and we all enjoyed our time together very much. Aaron and Cindi were really good sports and gave Elise some attention. First Elise and Cindi played the rabbit race game. Then Aaron played flick fishing with her.
We hope we can make the time to get together more often (and if all goes well maybe these friends will go to Alaska with Greg and me next summer).


As mentioned in previous posts we have a little lake in our subdivision. This lake has been a great place to go and feed the ducks, take a walk, and enjoy the fresh air. we throw bread to the ducks and in addition to the ducks getting a meal we also have a lot of turtles who enjoy the treat. For a long time now we have been observing catfish who come to the top to eat the bread. They are quite large and Greg has been threatening to go down there and go fishing! Elise thought that sounded like a lot of fun so she and Paw-Paw decided to get the rod and reel and go try it. This was a first for Elise. She caught on quickly and they actually caught several. She thought they were scary and did not want anything to do with them once they were out of the water. Greg is delighted to have a new fishing buddy.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


If you have ever been to our house you know who Gus is. He is Greg's bronze pelican. While we were building the house Greg decided that he had to have a pelican to remind him of all the days he spent out on the boat fishing and seeing the pelicans on those trips. He went on line and found the artist he liked and ordered a pelican from New York. On moving day we had the pelican loaded up and brought over. We placed it in the back yard where we could see him out the back windows. We had a Fourth of July gathering at our house and everyone who attended was advised that at the conclusion of the evening we would take suggestions for a name and vote on it and name the pelican. You have probably guessed by now that the vote was to name him Gus.Once we got settled and were about to turn our attention to some touches in the yard along came Ike. We lost our back wall with the storm so we had to wait to get the wall rebuilt. By that time along came the holidays. And then the cold weather held up progress. As the months passed and we looked out back at Gus Greg decided that we needed to put some ornamental grass around him so he would appear to be in a natural habitat. This is the first warm weekend we have had so I went out and built Gus a little habitat with some tropical things and some grass that I thought might resemble a marsh. So now Gus has a habitat and Greg a can look out and remember all of his good times out in the boat looking at the birds!