Wednesday, July 21, 2010

grandma and grandpa's house

When i was growing up my now mother-in-law taught me piano lessons.

I was not really interested in playing the piano...

mostly I took them because I loved playing at her house.

They have the most amazing walnut tree. Hanging from that tree has always been a swing of some sort.



I still love to come to this house. My mother-in-law Jan has worked hard planting all kinds of plants and berries.

She ordered these Tey Berry plants a few years ago...they came from England.




She has more raspberries than any of us can eat!
I have declared raspberries to be my favorite berry.



They have 5 acres. This garden used to be a pasture for the cows for many years. They turned it into a garden and it has been well fertilized if you know what i mean :o)

Every time I came to visit last summer, they sent me home with a box of vegetables from their garden.

I figure I can pay them back in grandkids :o)



These flowers planted in random pots by their back door make me happy.



Right now they have this sweet baby calf at their house. He was born with his legs very bull legged. He can barely walk.



He let's us pet him and has the sweetest face.
He is a little fighter...and I like that about him.



I will always love coming to this house.
I have so many childhood memories here and now memories with my kids.

In the summer they have lot's of visitors coming to stay, and there is always talk about how small the house is.

I have told my husband many times that my dream is to live in a house that is a little too small out in the country somewhere...that way we can all be huddled together inside but when we go outside we have plenty of room to roam free.



8 comments:

teedle. said...

Look at that sweet calf! What a doll! =)

GG With A Twist of Lime said...

I'm with you about the small house. The big houses of today are cold and don't promote unity!

Rafahi Family said...

I tend to prefer smaller homes as well, because they usually come with more land. :-)

I am happy that you guys have a nice place to go where there is family and lots of room for the kids to play.

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I so want to love on that little calf! I worry about him now!

Kahler and Katy said...

aw, everything about this post makes me happy! thanks for sharing. :)

Emily said...

AWWWW. What a sweet post Tan. Can we be your not-so-close neighbors in a little house too?

See you soon!

Neumaisse said...

Do you remember this song? Your "little house" post made think of it (and the fact that I have twins. :D)
___________________________
A little white house, in the heart of town,
On a little sad street, just a little run down,
Became a home, for Bill and Sue,
Two newlyweds, who did the best that they could do.
And when they brush each other, passin' in the hall,
Sue would smile and say: "This place is pretty small.

But you know, love grows best in little houses,
With fewer walls to separate,
Where you eat and sleep so close together.
You can't help but communicate,
Oh, and if we had more room between us, think of all we'd miss.
Love grows best, in houses just like this.

Before too long, Sue and Bill,
Were makin' plans, for Jack and Jill.
Oh, happy day, when the news came in
But what to do, when they found out Sue was having twins.
When they could not pass each other in the hall,
Well, Sue would smile and say: "This place is really, really small.

But you know, love grows best in little houses,
With fewer walls to separate,
Where you eat and sleep so close together.
You can't help but communicate,
Oh, and if we had more room between us, think of all we'd miss.
Love grows best, in houses just like this.

That little white frame house still keeps them warm,
Though it's been thirty-two years, since the kids were born,
And when they look back now, they hold each other tight,
And whisper in each other's ears: "You know you were right.

Because love grows best in little houses,
With fewer walls to separate,
Where you eat and sleep so close together.
You can't help but communicate,
Oh, and if we had more room between us, think of all we'd miss.
Love grows best, in houses just like this.

Yeah, love grows best, in houses just like this.

Janas Bananas said...

I love this post, it made my day. Do you remember the big funny shaped wood thing that used to be in their front yard? I always remember pulling up and we would see that thing and start to sqeal, it just made me feel good.
And then walking around to the back door and smelling all the flowers and the bushes there....I still to this day when I smell that I think of Swegle...It is one of the best places on earth...soooo many good memories! I bet it's fun watching the kids enjoy all that you did when you were young. Too bad the merry go round was not still there...Those were good times!