Friday, May 29, 2015

In bloom

When I wake in the morning I love to open the curtains and see how much the garden has grown. Two years ago, Christopher planted one lupine and it has successfully increased. The first year I was worried because the leaves looked white and moldy, but this year they just flourished.

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The purple smoke bush has finally grown taller than the fence, woot! Our neighbor has a mature one that looks 20+ feet tall.



I also bought it's sister the lime smoke bush and it's coming along as well.
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Here's my army of lamb's ear.

For my birthday last year, I asked my dad if he had any steel containers that i could turn into planters. He ended up giving me an older water tank that Christopher cut down and now house these guys.

I planted some stonecrop and some flowering bulbs. The smaller container has onions and thyme from Aunt Kelly to Christopher's girls.

Gonna put in a request for another water tank!  Happy planting!

oh i almost forgot to share the vertical succulent boxes.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

All Smiles & Giggles

My sister, Linda and her two little ones, Seth and Autumn.
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Monday, May 11, 2015

Baseball and Crafts

Last weekend felt like one of the busiest of my life. My floor at work moved to another floor for our remodel so I spent hours moving books from one shelf to another only to come home and work again on the house. Folks, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on our bathroom remodel! I have been feeling extremely exhausted to the point where I could sleep standing up if I could. During all of our work, I squeezed in some time to make Nathan (Christopher's son) and Wendy birthday cards who turned 29 and 32 on May 9th and Mother's Day cards.




I also won 2 tickets from my work to the Mariners game Saturday night against the Oakland A's. It was Fernando Rodney Bobblehead night, but they ran out by the time we got there. As we were leaving, I saw a box laying on the ground in an empty row so we snagged it. They must have had too many beers, ha!


I was told by my coworker I needed to keep him in the box because it is a collector's item. I kinda like him out in the open.