Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Neigborhood tour with an unliscensed driver!

Yesterday the phone rang early, and it was Kelli. She asked me to keep Connor...he had not felt well the night before, and didn't feel up to going to play sch00l.

I always try to think up something we can do to make his visit fun...there aren't any neighborhood children to play with, and I hate for him to get bored.

So, I asked his help in taking pictures to create this post. We went on a neighborhood tour on the golf cart. Of course Connor wanted to drive! I agreed as long as he let me keep my hands on the wheel too!

Here he is...ready to go....I rode too...just had to get off to take this pic!

Here is a cute little house facing one of the small lakes. We live in a neighborhood with seven lakes. These neighbors always keep their yard so nice and neat. I love the way the front of the home faces the lake.

Here is a home with a wrap around front porch. It is up for sale, and has been for awhile. Connor and I peeked in the windows...very pretty!

We stopped the golf cart between two of the lakes, and took this picture of the little fish swimming...didn't turn out too well! But there were lots of little fish 4 or 5 inches long near the bank.

Here's a picture of the water rushing over the spillway. We have had so much rain this year. Last year there was not any water flowing over the spillway, and the lakes were down quite a bit.

Here's another house on a small lake. This home probably has the best view of all the homes. It is on one of the small lakes, but looks out over the main lake. They don't have to worry about another home blocking their view since there isn't a lot there.
Here is a fishing pier on the main lake. We didn't see anyone fishing ....guess it was too hot!Here is one of the few vacant lots in the area. The owners are not interested in selling it. It would make a wonderful building lot.Here's one of my favorite houses. I love the sage green porch, garage doors, and dormer windows.Here is a home under construction close by. We will be so glad when they're done. Some times the trucks block the road, and act like they don't want to move when we have to go past!

Here is the back view of the same house. They did quite a bit to the lot to get it ready to build on. I've always loved this covered deck that looks out over the main lake.
We call this home the Barbie Doll House. My walking buddies and I went through it several times while it was under construction. It is a three story floor plan. The house is more 'beachy' than most in the area.
And finally, here we are back home...across from the main lake with a wonderful unobstructed view! I think Connor enjoyed our little outing. I was a little nervous though! I kept telling him to stay on the right side of the road, keep your eyes on the road...and lots of other 'backseat' driving remarks!
Don't know where we'll go next, but I'll have to come up with something else for us to have fun doing.
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you have a great day :)


Southern Lady said...

Diane, I enjoyed the tour of your neighborhood, and love your house. Do you have a view of one of the lakes?

I'm sure Connor had a ball "driving" the golf cart and will remember that for a long time.

Hope you have a good day today ...



Gone said...

Loved the tour...of all the lakes and houses. Special thanks to the driver!!! LOL!!!


Dawn said...

Your home is beautiful!!! What a fun tour you took us on. What a fun grandmother letting Connor drive :) You live in a lovely neighborhood.

take care,

Anonymous said...

Diane, what a great idea for a post and for Connor. He is adorable to say the least. Your home is beautiful, I also love dormers. In fact, our house plan was a Cape Cod design very much like yours, then we found this property with a wonderful view. That changed our plan to a wall of windows A-frame with wings on each side. We love it!

Your neighborhood has so much to offer with the lovely lakes. Loved it all.

Hugs, Jeanne

Kim's Treasures said...

Thank you for the tour of your neighborhood! I love how all the houses are different. Your house is beautiful! I bet Connor had a great time! Kids sure do love golf carts...but so do I!
Have a great day!

Steve Buser said...

Lovely tour around the lake. Looks like that handsome young man Connor needed more than a hand on the wheel. I suspect he needed a foot on the gas too.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dianne, your home is so beautiful! You're a lucky gal! Thanks for stopping in to see me this morning.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gretchen said...

What a handsome driver you had. I bet he had a great time!

The house tour was really fun and what wonderful lots and views.


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Lovely tour (what a GREAT location), and the driver is quite handsome! :-) I just found you through Mille Fiori Favoriti and am enjoying your blog. (I'll check out your daughter's too.)

CIELO said...

Wow, thank YOU, Connor! What a lovely tour! I really enjoyed it!



Sarah Taylor said...

Looks like you two had a really fun day! I'm sure the memories will last a lifetime! I enjoyed the tour... such a very lovely neighborhood!

Alexandra MacVean said...

How cute he is! :) And I loved the picture of the dock. I hope you have a good day.

Michele said...

Diane...I really enjoyed the tour. I love the house that's under's huge!!!

Your house is absolutely gorgeous..your lawn is to die for!!

Have fun with Connor the rest of the day!


P.S. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll!!!

Blogger said...

Is that Barbie House a tri-level home? So much prettier than the tri-levels of the past, that's for sure! Wow, thanks for the tour :)


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Diane, you have the best house of them all! What a beautiful home!

You and Connor were excellent tour guides of your lovely area. It must be so nice and peaceful to live near a lake.

As far as my cake -- yes, that was a BIG Daring Baker challenge! The instructions went on, and on! I was happy I had an occasion to make it for! I love to bake and by being part of that group I know I'll learn lots of new things. So many of the cakes in the group are so professional looking.

Hugs, Pat

The Berry's Patch said...

What a nice little drive with Conner! He looks so happy in the drivers seat. And what a beautiful house you have. The prettiest on the block.

Brandee :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane! Beautiful area! Truthfully I think your home is the prettiest! Kelli seems like a sweet girl, enjoyed talking to her! I think Connor really just wanted to spend the day with grandma; he looks fine to me!lol Have a great time - Jeannette

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful area you live in! Your house is gorgeous, and I also really like the "Barbie Doll" house, too. :-)

Oh, and to answer your question, I do get my digi layouts printed when prices go on sale at When they have sales, I can get a 12x12 print for $2 which isn't too bad. :-)

Jon said...

What a neat theme for a post! I enjoyed this photo tour of your lovely neighborhood and your comments along the way. I'm sure this outing and the adventure driving the golf cart lifted Conner's spirits. BTW, I think your home is the prettiest one on the tour....really nice architecture and beautifully situated on your lot to boot.

Jon on 7-30-08 at Mississippi Garden

Picket said...

Loved that tour!!!! Your home is gorgeous!!!! Do you back up to the lake? Ohhhh girl..I'd love to be able to sit out there with a fishing pole!!! lol You know Connor loved every minute of it! Girl I meant for you to bring that award home with you...cause you always make me feel at home when I come here! Have a great day!

Sweetie said...

I loved the tour of your neighborhood. It's always much more fun when there is a child along.

Joy said...

Loved the neighborhood tour! What a great way to entertain Connor and all of your blogging friends.

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

Hey...I've seen the neighborhood hundreds of times, and I still loved the tour. It's very entertaining. Everything looks so green and lush during the summer time. Glad ya'll had fun. Next time we'll take Cooper, and take some different pics!

Laura said...

Wow, your house is beautiful! I saw you through Kimba's blog and I definitely think your chairs painted black would be pretty, maybe even red would be cute too!

Laura :)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

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Karin said...

Your neighborhood would be heavenly for my two little ones. I'd never keep them away from the lakes, catching fish and frogs, skipping rocks, getting muddy :0 Loved the tour!

Linda said...

I was blog hopping and found your site...hope you don't mind.

I had to comment on the beautiful area that you live in. I love the lakes. My hubby and I are looking to move within the next year and my goal is to be on or near it a river or a lake. It's just finding the right one!

Your little unlicensed driver is adorable!