Friday, May 29, 2009

Big Birds... And I'm talking REALLY BIG Birds!

What would you do if you looked out your kitchen window
and saw HUGE Turkey Vultures sitting on your barn staring
at your back door?



Well, this is what we saw the other night! I was going to do the dishes then let the dogs out for their after dinner business, but the dogs business had to wait... I didn't want them to be dessert for the birds!

We just saw the vultures for the first time about a month ago... but now they are getting way too acclimatized and not afraid of anything. They flock to the dead tree on our lot line on the north side of our barn, and they've grown in numbers... now outnumbering us w/ our dogs. Ugly dudes... I've never seen such huge birds either.



I took the brave Christopher out with me to get a closer look... because I was too chicken to go by myself... and I really wanted to see just how many were back in the tree. Total there were 10... yes, all huge, all ugly (except to their mamas, and we won't tell her otherwise). :)

It's just really rare to be able to catch it in a picture... now if only I could catch my drunken robin on video... yes, I really do have a drunken robin. He/She (not sure which it is) sits on the window ledge of one of our barn windows and incessantly pecks it's beak against the window.

It's "flirting" with it's own reflection... dumb bird... It must be the firmented berries in the woods or something! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Love you!



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Have a terrific weekend!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Homecoming

WOW the almost impossible is going to happen. No I'm not going to loose 100 lbs because without amputation that is impossible. Way back on March 4th my dear neighbor Virginia was taken to the hospital with pneumonia. She is 83 and was very sick. She was put in a medical coma for 3 weeks and had many very strong antibiotics and a few very precarious surgeries. Well she kept on fighting. She had recently lost her husband to cancer and was determined for the first time in 63 years to be independent and make all decisions without having to as anyone. Yes she is independent and I had thought she was very strong. Well she had all new windows put in her house and got sick before she could wash them. She was determined to get home to wash those windows she picked out and had installed by herself. To make a long story short, Virginia called me from the rehab center this morning and she is coming home next week. I will have my friend back home and all will be well on 2nd Ave again. Wow how awesome is the power of prayer and faith combined with the wisdom and stubborness of a fiesty silver haired woman?
From her bed at the rehab home she had her daughter-in-law go shopping for the gift she was going shopping for on the day she was admitted to the hospital March 4th. She was shopping for a wedding gift for Brenda. Hooray for Virginia, We love you Julie

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Just a note to mark your calendar. Hampton Hall Dec. 26 2009 for Reindl Christmas Gathering. One step at a time and that is the first step. Have a great weekend! Julie

Thursday, May 14, 2009

String around my finger...


Picked from my yard this afternoon! Ahhh, the smells of spring!


This was our yard on April 26th... too much rain. But hey, we had lake front property... where were all the vacation buyers? LOL **Click on the pics to view them larger**


My friendly herd of deer. At least this time they were eating the lawn and not my flowers. :)

Okay, don't laugh. But this is just a reminder to me from me... shall I say a string around my finger?

But while I'm reminding myself, I thought you might enjoy a delicious Frosted Rhubarb Cookie Recipe over at my food blog. http://dawnsfood.blogspot.com. I made the cookies last night and they were so delicious, my mom was calling for a cookie delivery at 9 pm! :)

Also there's also some wonderful spring pictures that I thought you would enjoy. Thanks for taking this post down "Memory Lane" with me!

Love to all!
Dawn

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers Day Chuckle

Hello again,

Well it was a great Mothers Day here and hope the same was for each of you Mom's out in blogland. I got a basket of coffee from one of my kids, who shall remain nameless. Look at the flavors and think of my kids who would this be from? I will sip and enjoy with a chuckle each time I have a cup of "I Don't Remember". Wish I could share a cup with each of you at least we would all have an excuse, right. Well bottoms up and have a great week. Julie

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!

************************ RHUBARB CRUNCH

Good Morning to anyone who is crazy enough to check the blog on Sunday Morning. Happy Mothers Day to all our great loving Mothers. I hope you all have a great and relaxing day so you can have time to count your blessings and enjoy the scrapbook of memories in your heart and brain. have a great day! Julie

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mommy's Little Dancer

Hi Everyone!
Just wanted to share a little video of Ashlynn. We were watching Happy Feet and she decided she likes dancing...no wait, LOVES dancing. She began dancing every time the Penguins began singing. However you must forgive the photographer, *coughMEcough*, you'll have to turn your head half way through the video! Enjoy!
video

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wednesday night

it is 10 to 10, Pyper is sleeping and Jesse is at work on 3rd shift and I am sitting in bed watching the Brewers beat the reds 10 to 3 on the top of the 9th just thinking how much fun it is going to be on Friday at the Brewers vrs cubs game, Pyper's first Brewer game:) Pyper starts going to day care at Jill's 2 days next week, i will be hard leave her but Jill is a great Friend and I know she will be taken care of. Prince Fielder just hit a 2run homer now it is 15 to 3. Depending on the weather I am hoping to make it to Rita's on Sunday, we may be in the fields planting, ahh the joys of being farmers:):):) Well i think it is time i take the cue from my Daughter and go to sleep I have a lot to do tomorrow at work. Lots of love to everyone:) good night.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

What Are You Doing on Mother's Day?

If you are part of the Gene and Cele Reindl family, you are invited to the home of Scott and Rita to celebrate Mother's Day. The party starts around noon. We're planning on grillin' out about 2ish. It's a bring-your-own kind of deal. So - bring your own meat (or whatever you want to grill), a dish to pass, something to drink and yourselves. Hopefully, everyone will RSVP via the blog so we have an idea what "dish to pass" people are planning on bringing. However, if we end up with 7 different pasta salads -I'm totally cool with that.

I will have hamburger and hotdog buns, plates, plasticware, glasses, condiments, and napkins. I hope to see y'all there. However, if you already have plans for Mother's Day, since this is a little later than one would usually plan a party, I hope you have a GREAT Day. Rest assured, this will not be the last party we host.

I look forward to hearing from everybody.

Love,
Rita