Sunday, June 28, 2015

June Wrap-up

I'm sure you've noticed the blog has been a bit quiet this month. With only three articles published (plus the one you're reading) June has turned into one of the blog's slowest. Our noTTafarm-centric activities this month have included mowing, weeding, and cleaning - none of which are very exciting to take photos of, to write descriptions of, or - for you - read about. So, what have we been up to?

Here's the skinny:

The weekend of June 14, we went to Kearney to see my folks. The big celebration in town was the Princess Party for our great nieces' birthdays. Allie turned 4 on the 16th, and her little sister Maggie turned 2 on the 26th. Their cousin, 18-month-old Kitra made the trip up from Wamego to attend.
The highlight of the party was the appearance by Snow White, 
beautifully played by our niece Karli.
Mom and Dad's house is undergoing some renovations. Saturday morning, a crew removed most of the deck. The siding is also going to be replaced.
Kitra is such a doll! She is always on the go, and always has a smile. It is Great Aunt Kristin's goal in life to hide that pacifier, however. ( Sorry, Monica ;) )
Gramma LuAnn with the beautiful birthday girls. 

On Thursday, June 18, Mom underwent a hip replacement in Omaha at Nebraska Medical Center. Mom and Dad, along with our niece Chelsie stayed at noTTafarm the night before. We arrived at the Med Center at 5:30 A.M., and Mom was resting comfortably by 11. 
Pre-surgery:  Mom was excited to hopefully get relief from her deteriorated left hip. It's been especially problematic since Christmas.
Post-surgery: prior to her release at Sunday noon, Mom entertained all the nurses, and hosted a steady stream of visitors including my brother Tim. And, even though they were in town for a serious reason, it was such fun to have Daddy and Chelsie stay with us for four days!

Mom's recovery hit a bump-in-the-road this weekend, suffering from a flare-up of painful bursitis in her shoulder and swelling in her leg. When you read this, please offer your prayers for relief from pain and patience with healing. I'm looking forward to having her back on her feet and up to her usual shenanigans soon!

Back at home, Summer has arrived in a burst of color. We've been blessed with plenty of rain and plenty of sunshine, so our flowers have really put on a show.
The planter boxes in the Gleaner are coming along nicely! The lantana and marigolds were great choices.
The daylilies are are blooming in the south yard in two huge patches of happy orange blossoms.

Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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