Thursday, September 20, 2012
I found out today that I'm going to be an Aunt again in April 2013! My nearly 5 year old blond curly head niece A asked Mommy and Daddy for a baby and they said yes (!!!) I'm so excited. This really is an answer to prayer - I didn't want her to be an only child. As much as I adore my nieces and all the fun things you can buy for them, I'm kind of hoping for a boy this time for my Dad. It's really important to him that the family name be continued, and my brothers are the last chance for that. But we will be thankful and praise the Lord for whatever gender He sees fit to give us!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
So, purple is my favorite color, just not when it's here....
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Here are some "before" pictures of my Garden of Despair:
Then, the Weekend Warriors arrive:
And they do what they do best. Here are the "after" pics of the Garden of No More Despair:
Amazing, right? What can I say. The Weekend Warriors (aka Mom & Dad), are hard workers, perfectionists and love to garden. We were out at a time on Saturday and Monday mornings that I usually sleep right through, but we had to start early to avoid the heat. I pulled so many weeds Saturday that every part of me ached by Saturday night. But now, I'm not depressed every time I come and go from the house to the carport!
After removing the problems. Here is what we added:
Rain gauge (so I know when I can take off watering) + 2 plants + [very] little tree
Three plants, at least one had/will have purple flowers:
Here are some other things my parents helped me with this past weekend, in addition to the yard transformation:
Hanging of towel bars/rings. Double towel bar took (no exaggeration) 2 hours to hang. What can I say? My Dad is thorough and exact. :)
Knobs on all the kitchen cabinets (brushed nickel to match curtain rod):
Hung up some pictures:
These are souveniers from my May 2011 trip to Ukraine to see the Yellow Hats:
This is an addition to my bathroom. Love me some Anne Geddes babies!
So thankful for Mom & Dad's help with all this stuff! Hope you had a great Labor Day!