Our daughter and son-in-law visited us this weekend with our grand-doggies, their schnauzers.
After a dinner of the good smoked chicken R.H. made, we got to bed early for a work day ahead. Yes, these two nice children of ours spent their weekend off from their busy jobs helping R.H. with some gardening chores. Both Christy and Bryan headed for the lawnmowers the next morning, where acres of tall grass were waiting.
But Christy soon let Bryan take over the big hill out back and spent the rest of her time helping her father weed and plant flats of annuals and 100 caladium bulbs, which will soon fill these and other planters in our backyard with beautiful color.
Christy tackled the big job of cleaning our picnic shelter for the summer season, washing the tables and chairs and serving counter, and scrubbing the floor. (Not to mention washing all the deck chairs.)
Father and daughter enjoyed gardening together again, the dogs all getting underfoot. (These fuzzy pictures are mine. I thought it was on point and shoot. The good pictures are R.H.'s.)
They relaxed at the end of the day while Bryan was still working hard mowing grass far away in the valley. More good father-daughter time.
Bryan finished his mowing and the two cleaned up to welcome two more special guests to our house for a steak supper in the picnic shelter.
The fiancé of their son Luke, and the girlfriend of their son Alex were our lovely guests. Our grandsons were both out of state this weekend but we loved having these sweet girls join us and pose for R.H. in the garden.
Bryan took them all back to Armstrong's Hill to show them the newly mown hill.
I just got a text letting us know that Christy and Bryan and the schnauzers had landed safely tonight. Thank you so much for all your help, kids, and the good talks and the good company.
We're going to miss you here at Valley View. Come back soon. There will always be more grass to cut and weeds to pull.