|This is our 10th Christmas in our home in Monticello, FL|
As is our tradition we went outdoors and took a photo for our Christmas card
showing off the wonderful FL weather we love so much.
|Another one while we had the camera set up.|
|Marilyn got a dulcimer for Christmas and is enjoying learning to play.|
|It is quite easy to learn because it sits on your lap where you can see the strings easily.|
|Our dogs, Daisy and Toby and Madison, are dressed for the holidays.|
Madison is the neighbors but we all visit back and forth to play.
|Daisy and Madison are best friends.|
We decided Daisy would be happy and get more exercise and attention living next door
so we gave her to Carole and Rick and she lives there now.
They all still visit back and forth daily
Marc came for Christmas and we put him to work as usual.
He is the master of the burn pile.
He has cleaned up big areas of the woods over the years
and is greatly appreciated and loved.
|In July we went to Dublin, Oh for a family reunion.|
We visited Terry's daughter and her family.
Marilyn's 2 sisters and 2 brothers came with their families.
Of course we enjoyed seeing Tricia and Marc for a few days.
|We went to a studio where we painted pottery items.|
The paint goes on in a light color.
|But when the items are fired they come out darker and beautiful.|
Even Marc has hidden talent.
|Spring of course is the time for yard work and blooming flowers.|
I am so proud of our yard and all the flowering bushes and trees we have grown.
|We even got some flowers to bloom under the huge Live Oak trees in our park.|
|Butterflies love the lantana and so do I because it is so easy to grow and enjoy.|