Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Our tulip and star magnolias are in full bloom and gorgeous. Here are some day and night shots.

Tulip Magnolia
Sunday Morning
after rains and hard winds
very few blooms missing

Tulip Magnolia
Saturday Night
before rains and hard winds

Star Magnolia & Tulip Magnolia
Sunday Morning
after rains and hard winds
no blooms missing

Star Magnolia & Tulip Magnolia
Saturday Night
before rains and hard winds

The star magnolia is magical in the garden at night. The white flowers show up so well and can be seen from anywhere in the garden, just gorgeous.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Spring Blooms

white hyacinths

tulip magnolia

should be in full bloom next week

star magnolia

virginia bluebells



more daffodils around the water pump

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Spring is coming along very nicely. We are now having more nice days instead of cold and dreary days and our flower garden is starting to come to life.

blooming hyacinths

variegated hydrangea starting to sprout

Wild Cat enjoying the sunny afternoon Friday

peonies coming up

tree peonies sprouting and setting buds

been around the house twice
refused to go into the garden with me

white lenton rose blooming

pink/purple lenton roses blooming

Alan mowed the back lot for the first time this weekend and the rest of the yard won't be far behind in needing to be mowed. Spring has sprung and summer will be here before we know it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cross Stitch Quilt Blocks


Heart Block - LDI

2nd Heart Block - LDI

Both these patterns were freebies from Swappons under the St. Valentine tab. Their patterns work up so pretty.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Baby

!! We Are Having A Baby !!

We will have a new little one in our family before this year is out. Jennifer went to the doctor last week and heard the heart beat and all is as it should be. We are so excited and the baby's due date is October 5. Around the end of May we will be able to know if she will be having a girl or boy.

This will be my 1st grandchild and Mom's 1st great-grandchild. Now for the fun to begin.

my baby quilt
time to take it down and clean it up
and dig out all the other baby quilts

gorgeous outfit my friend Deb made for our new little one

the shopping has begun

Now we have something else to shop for when we make our rounds of TJ Maxx and Marshall's stores. We did go to Babys-R-Us since they are supposed to have everything one could possibly need and it is amazing how much stuff they think you need to take care of a baby now-a-days. I don't even remember half of their stuff being around when Jennifer was a baby and we survived quite well.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hyacinth & Buttercups

We have our spring blooming coming right along.

hyacinths are getting closer and closer
should be blooming by the end of the week

buttercups in the back yard

by the house

by arbor in the garden

in the flower garden

around the March rose

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mom's Birthday

We started Mom's birthday celebrating on Friday evening. Alan took us to her favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner then we indulged in cake and ice cream afterwards. Jennifer and I had gotten her cake from her favorite bakery, Sweet & Sassy, 2 layer round with lots of her favorite flowers on it. It was so good.

On Saturday she started her day at Dooley's home where he cooked her breakfast. His goal is to nitch the Son #1 spot and he was on his way.

As soon as breakfast was done she headed back home and we were off to shopping the day away. She, Jennifer and I hit every TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Ross' we could fine in the time we had.

Then it was back to Dooley's for dinner. He was grilling steaks and Randy brought the cake, another Sweet & Sassy goodie.

Dooley came up with the numbers
3 - she stopped aging at 39
and this is what he figures her age to be now
3/4 century old
75 years old

blowing out her candles

Birthday cards -- notice the difference between Randy and Dooley's cards and the fact that Dooley personally colored and decorated his. Dooley scored big this year and has the Son #1 spot secured, at least for now. Thank goodness I'm the only girl and my Daughter #1 spot is always secured.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Birthday Mom

Happy 75th Mom

With every amazing thing you do and every special way you have of showing your love, you put the WOW in MOM. Have a wonderful day!

we start your day with your gorgeous tree peonies
and then go back in picture time

aren't you sweet on Smokey's lap
it's a wonder you didn't fall off!!

figured you needed some coffee now

love that expression
I believe I've seen it in the mirror
now I know where it came from

brunch to sweeten the day

showing your modeling pose

more flowers to brighten your day

our very own beauty pageant queen

cupcakes for lunch

Jennifer's graduation
were you excited or what???
and since we can never have enough sweets
a luscious cake for dinner

your professional sitting at 65

and to cap the night off,
a glass of wine.

Everybody should have somebody who cares, somebody to depend on, somebody who believes in them, somebody to trust, somebody to love and somebody to laugh with. That is a lot of people or one VERY WONDERFUL MOM.

Happy Birthday Mom

Love Sandy & Jennifer