Thursday, September 8, 2011

summer bounty

mr. man and our little miss planted
only one tomato plant this summer.  i don't
even think they got it into the ground until
july but boy did it multiply! 
we've harvested at least 24 tomatoes
from this baby and  most of them are bigger
than my fist with still more to come.
they are so beautiful and tasty to boot.
i love watching my husband and girls
taking joy in the harvest of our little garden
of zucchini, cucumbers, mint, basil,
sage, parsley, oregano & strawberries.
we are getting excited to pick the rest
of them so that we can start our fall garden.

not only did the mr. plow the earth this summer,
i was also able to get dirt under my nails
planting some of my favorite flowers.
little m got her annual butterfly garden going
and i started a new flower patch to enjoy
dahlias, gladiolas, foxgloves, delphinium and more.
it did better than i even expected and makes
me smile every time i go out the front door.

feeling blessed to have a yard and a garden
that provide many moments of beauty.

hope you're enjoying the beauty of summer's end.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

A lil bit'o country

Two weeks ago my party partner (Julia) & I 
put together a cowboy baby shower
for my sweet cousin at her ranch out
in the soft rays of August sunshine.
The guest of honor sported her
baby belly beautifully (especially
considering she gave birth the
next day:)
We adorned the table with
sunflowers and spurs
and the little burlap bags held
favors of Udder Cream (hand lotion).

This woman was made to birth babies.
She delivered her little man 24 hours
after this photo was taken.
Total time in labor:
less than two hours.
And I thought I was fast
at a whopping four hours.
It must run in the family.

Here's the newest little man
and his older brothers one week
after the shower.
Such beautiful boys.

Friday, September 2, 2011


summer has come and gone and i've missed
this blog so much, but just haven't found
the time to fit it in. 
so very, very much to share that i
don't know where to begin.
i'll have to go wayyyyy back and
try to post a few times a week.
hmmmmm, can i commit?
yes, by golly....
i think i can.
i think i can.
i think i can.
no real reason for this photo
except i think it's adorable.