Canada Garden: 12/08

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What a Way to Start a New Year!

Here's Jordan with his grandma when he graduated earlier this year. He joined the Army and left for basic training this week. We wish him the best as he starts this new adventure. Can't wait to see him again!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Night Bouquet

Reading Update

The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian: One of my favorite authors. A couple lose their twin daughters, then take in a foster child. Throw in an affair and a near-divorce, but such a good ending! Which was unexpected, after what he did to us with Double Bind.

Testimony by Anita Shreve: Another good one from AS. A story about some kids in a private school who mess up really bad, the events that led up to it, and its aftermath. Turns out the kids weren't the only ones who messed up. This one got to me. I was just sick about what happened, and kept having to remind myself that it was only a novel. Whew, thank goodness!

I still have the 19th wife, but Mark gave me a Kindle for Christmas so I'm going to find something to read on it. Something light for a change!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Another Boxwood Tree

I love making these and they are getting better with practice. Next year, I won't make them too early tho. Closer to Christmas is better, then you don't feel so bad about throwing it away when it's past its prime. They last a week to ten days, depending on the flowers used. Everybody loved them at Lee Ann's party.

Another Kind of Chrismas Tree

Rachel and I found this little catering shop a few weeks ago in London. Yummy food inside and these cool "trees" outside. What a fun day! I want a tree like this for next year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


As my mama says, try to put sticks in everything!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Breakfast with Betsy

Sympathy Final

A standing easel. Amy ordered orchids for us! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of everybody else's arrangements, but they were beautiful. I was in a hurry because Mark was in the car, waiting to take me to see Betsy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

What's In There??

I have so many shots of Betsy--and most of them are just a blur. She's a busy girl!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Apple Barn Wreath

V and I went to the Apple Barn the other day and look what we found! They have snowflakes, trees, and hearts too. Phyllis decorates them with ribbons and ornaments and dresses them up right. It was hard to decide which one to bring home!

Friday, December 05, 2008