Canada Garden

Sunday, October 07, 2018

September Report

Lately I've spent some time with my friend Tami who has been really sick.  She's trying so hard and it's been a long struggle, but she keeps on keeping on.  I'm so proud of her.  This little collage above  was put together as I'm remembering to be grateful for so much.  Good books, good food, flowers, and of course, keto! Oh, yes--and new glasses :)
 A few containers at the end of the season.  This peach begonia above was so pretty all summer. 
 and next year, I want to have Iresine all over the place.  I usually try to put one in this washtub and they always do well.  This one sprawled a good six feet across and one of the branches is as tall as I am.  The red/pink is so pretty all summer and into fall, so I'm going to try to find a whole flat of them next year. 
 This little petunia was so cute.  Not pictured is the black pearl in the middle.
This container is at Memorial and I passed it every day while Tami was in the hospital recently. No idea what the palm is, but I'll be on the lookout for one of those too.  My front door garden was a little embarrassing this year, so I need some ideas for next time!



Saturday, September 08, 2018

30 Years

Mark and I just celebrated our thirtieth anniversary.  Here we were all those years ago:
I so remember that day.  Isaac wasn't happy because he didn't get to stay in the chapel during the ceremony.  But he did get the first bite of cake afterwards!  

The tux place sent shoes for Judson that were way too small.  I should have let him wear his tennis shoes. He was so happy to get to take them off afterwards.   Back then I thought it was  important that he wear dress shoes. I was wrong.  Ugh. One of the many mommy moments that I regret. 

And in the blink of an eye, it's been 30 years!  We rode the train up to Chicago to see Hamilton, walked to Navy Pier, and took a boat ride on the river among all the skyscrapers. It was a great weekend!

with Mark, the best husband in the whole wide world :)



Saturday, August 25, 2018

It's been a big week!

We walked Abe's Amble--6.2 miles! 
My new ride! 
And this is the picture I've been waiting for--John Michael holding his new baby brother Jax.  Life can't get any sweeter than that.  

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Summer 2018

Another cub-cardinal game! We had a great time again with Judson and Rachel & the kids.  Once again, it rained on us!
I spent part of July with my dear friend Tami.  She's home now, recuperating, and getting ready for many years of health and happiness to come <3 p="">
We've been walking and walking this summer, getting ready to walk Abe's Amble at the State Fair. 
Mark had his 40th high school reunion.  His classmates did a great job with the party!
Who's that lady?!? 
Six pounds six ounces!

And then just like that, summer's over and it's time to go back to school!