Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break Continues

I've told you it doesn't take much to make us happy, haven't I? Well here goes! Yesterday our exciting event was that a pair of ducks came to our house and ate our bread crumbs and drank our mud puddle water! It was so exciting. They acted like they really enjoyed spending the day with us. They would look from side to side at us as we talked to them and little princess thought it was so amazing that they knew to walk away from us when we walked behind them, when their eyes are in the front of their head and they are looking straight ahead. Did you get that?
This morning she was surprised and excited that they stayed all night. Oh boy, what have we done? Now if I can just figure out how to get that beautiful bird to lay a golden egg, we'll have it made!
I know...I sound crazy don't I? But you can have fun if you try, I think. The yummy food item that we enjoyed was homemade strawberry syrup for our pancakes! OK so now I've gone off the deep end and told you way more that you care to know about our Spring Break right? Well, I'm just trying to keep it interesting around here!
So how 'bout looking at a photo of this stack of bricks that has been by our front porch for quite a while...like a really long time. The project that we had hope to use them for hasn't happened, so Mr. RP and the kiddos started this.

It is a sidewalk from the gravel drive to the back porch!
I'm so excited! No longer will I have to tiptoe through the wet and mud in my high heels to jump into the car. We have a gravel drive and when I get discouraged about all the mud and dirt that gets tracked in, I remind myself that it is dirt and mud from happy and healthy feet and I am blessed beyond measure!
So I will soon be able to walk daintily from the house to the car in my high heels no matter the weather. My heart will smile. My lips will sigh. And I will show you a photo of the completed project just as soon as we get more sand.
Aren't Mr. RP and the kiddos doing a great job?
So that's the project I promised to show you.
Love, Rachel


Michele said...

I love your ducks Rachel! We feed ours too!

I'm excited you're getting a sidewalk...I want one too! And I'm with ya..stepping over puddles and still ending up with mud all over my heels...yuck!

Have fun!

Donnie said...

Dear Rachel and all at The Romantic Porch,
I love the happenings of your Spring-break. The memories you will have to think upon when your nest is empty!
Have a wonderful day.
I love you, Donnie

Picket said...

Oh I would be in hog heaven to walk out and see ducks like that!!!!! Oh glory!!!! Things like that make me happier than diamonds or pearls!!!!! I love your new walkway...bricks are so pretty like that!

Ronda said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your precious family over "Spring Break"...so happy for you! :)We are enjoying ours as well...
Love the brick sidewalk...what a nice project! Beautiful!
Keep having fun...the week has just begun!

FrancisMoore said...

Love your sidewalk. As for the ducks, as my granddaughter Olivia would say, "Nana, they really make a mess, don't they?" Francis Moore

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH...to have ducks to feed! Not here...nope..we are lucky to have little brown house wrens to feed...and I do feed them.
The bricks...I did that once. I loved it. I made long winding paths of bricks. My son in law being a mason showed me how..and ..it isn't hard..just time consuming. Yours is going to be lovely! And...NO MORE MUD! :)

Esther said...

How fun to see the ducks! I'm sure little Miss Princess had fun feeding them!

The brick walk is beautiful! Do they want to go in business? I have a driveway that sure would look pretty done that way! :)

Love, Esther

Victoria Lynn said...

Wow, that sidewalk is amazing! And yay, for high heels and no more mud! Hope you enjoy spring break.
Blessings, Victoria Lynn

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Hi there,
This is my first time commenting on your blog. The brick sidewalk looks like it's coming along quite nicely, great job! We've got soooo many projects on the " honeydo " list that it can be rather overwhelming at times. I look forward to seeing the fininshed result...
~ Stephanie
P.S. if you would like to visit my blog, I'm at: thespanishdahlia.typepad.com

Jean Tuthill said...

Yes, that's what it is all about, making memories, and you are doing a great job. I love the ducks and the pancakes with strawberry sauce and all the other stuff, new sidewalk, etc. Great post!

Bellamere Cottage said...

What a fabulous walkway....just dreamy. I'm soooooooo envious...well, that's just not nice is it? Well, let's just say I'm so happy for you then!



Hi Rachel,
I've been caught up with travel away from home and some time consuming projects lately. It's prom time.
I'll get the frame you won packaged and sent to you today!


Faith said...

We had ducks yesterday and today...in our yard..we don't live in the country..and so this was a pleasure for us..maybe they have youngins nearby...we fed them bread..Such a treat for us...to see them here in our yard.I am like you...the simple things make me the happiest....we are lucky that way...you and I....enjoy your day.

Chrissy said...

Wonderful life you lead my dear!! Great post!!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Sooo pretty! I love the quaintness of a brick walk.

Mo said...

Looks great, and it won't be long now till it's done!

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