Tuesday, March 15, 2011

good times

I have missed your face~

We had a wonderful visit

We think these 2 look sooo much alike~ CHEEKY MONKEYS~

I think I got a little smile from Miss Violet

Sorry the pictures are blurry~moving- moving- moving

It has been too long~and need to do this at least once a year (if not more)

Crystal's Weeping Cherry Snow Fountain~ it is very small (like a stick) and hope that it flourishes.

We will miss her so much~

Al Flynn's Carolina Peach Tree~ it is bigger than the rest ~feels more sturdy~ can't wait to pick fruit with MY grandchildren~We will miss our Poppa Al

Brie's Weeping Cherry Snow Fountain~

So GRATEFUL for the special sister moment we shared planting this tree~ listening to "Flown" (the song written in honor of my sister Brie), digging, crying, remembering, missing her so much~everyday. Just me and you. We also buried the patch of Brie's hair that I cut off her the last time I saw her. Now it feels more like a spot I can think of her, mourn her or just talk to her like she was there.

Cousins in stair step order :) the 2 on either end are thrilled to be doing this ;)

I love this photo~ it is one we will remember and our kids will look at when they grow up~This was the best time I have ever shared with my sister~ thanks so much for coming~ We miss you already~

We will see you at GRADUATION~

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Yesterday I turned 37 and noticed a few more grey hairs~
I went to Breakfast with 2 of my girlfriends and spent the rest of the day relaxing at home. The boys made me Brownies (GLUTEN FREE) I trying a new gluten free lifestyle for a while and it is a challenge~ I MISS BREAD!!!~ but have been making alternatives.

Zach spent most the evening preparing for a speech ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

getting ready for spring & a special sister visit

We have been working hard in the yard for these past few days~ getting our planting areas prepared.

I am growing and herb/butterfly garden here in the front yard. I hauled all this river rock up from the creek today to line this new area.

I will also be planting Brie's memorial tree around this area~ I am thinking right outside the master bedroom window. I will try and have the tree's here for Tara's visit so we can plant it together. I am also planting one for my friend Crystal and a Carolina Peach tree in honor of Gregg's Dad Al.

planning on cilantro, basil, dill, lavender,forget me not flowers in this area

The trees are starting to bloom everything around is beginning to turn green ;)

I have this scrap metal roofing covering up the ground to kill off any extra grass that is growing in this area. Gardening is REALLY alot of work. But I am so excited to see how my new garden turns out this year.
Tomatoes, watermelon, squash, onions, cucumber

Yes, that is a toilet!!!! I am planning on taking the lid off and using it as a planter for some flowers. My boys think it is terrible and gross but I say COUNTRY FABULOUS :) We should be getting chickens soon~ I have hesitated only because I am afraid they will draw in some wild animals from the woods behind our house. It is pretty creepy to here the coyotes howling at night next to your house.

I bought these chairs so we can all sit out in the back yard for Tara's visit. I was explaining to Logan that we are having visitors here in a couple of weeks and the extra chairs are so we can all sit outside. Logan is excited and happy to know that Tara is my sister and she is ALIVE!! I guess he has had to deal with alot of death in his short life and he is so excited to see his cousins and ALIVE Aunt Tara and Uncle Eric.