Sunday, April 17, 2016

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 17, 2016

Joyous Good Shepherd Sunday!  We've had lots of {pretty} and {happy} around here this week.  Read on . . .


My {pretties} this week all revolve around springtime.  There is so much going on and so much to do in yard and gardens!  Today we planted tomatoes, peppers, and carrots (which should have been done sooner, alas).  More planting is to come, but we got a good start today.  I've also begun working with flowers.  I got these bee-yoo-ti-ful geraniums into their three barrels at the front of the house.  See, see?

The nursery where I buy my flowers has greenhouses upon greenhouses stuffed with fabulous plants.  My phone pic does not do it justice~

The view from the nursery parking lot is equally fabulous~

Again, phone pic.  The colors were more vivid in person.


Mid-week, I went with Elizabeth, Justin, and girls to the zoo.  I'm so {happy} that we can spend time together regularly now!

Arane and her daddy rode the carousel.

Justin, Arane, and Verity in front of the famous statue of Phil the Gorilla

Elizabeth and Arane



Dave is never {happy}-er than when he's piddling down by the pond, poking at a fire.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 10, 2016

Here I am, back with a full-fledged {phfr} post after going AWOL.  May I just take this opportunity to say that I'm loving having Elizabeth and her family nearby?  So much fun!


One of the fun things involved doing this cute craft with Arane last week.  We used these directions, though, really, a picture is all that is necessary.  The apple is cute, sure, but isn't Arane cuter? I ask you~

Sorry for the weird lighting!
Apparently, Arane really enjoyed making this.  Her mom says she talked about it all day!


Last week, I took both girls to the farm store to see the baby chicks.  They loved the chicks, which were awfully cute, I admit!  We followed it up with a donut as Baskin-Robbins.  I love Grandma time!


My 86-year-old mother, though still very spry for her age, has given up hosting holiday celebrations at her house.  So she's been distributing many of her holiday decorations among the family, and I fell heir to these cute ducks.  

This one is cheeky, don't you think?

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ April 3, 2016

I did not mean to disappear for almost a month, and, alas, this week's post is being made in the utmost haste.  Next week I'll try to give a more complete update.  For now, let this suffice.


I planted these mini daffodils two falls ago in a place that can only be seen from a window at the back of the house.  I loved seeing them through that window!  Flowers strategically placed to enhance a view from inside make my happy!


My older daughter and her family have moved nearby!  This makes me extremely happy!  Instead of being ten and a half hours away, they are a half hour away. The busyness associated with that move is why I haven't posted for awhile.  More on that next week, but here's a picture of the girls with their Pobba by the pond.

That's all for now!  More next week!


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