Canada Garden: 06/12

Friday, June 29, 2012

Michigan 2012

Such a great time in Michigan last weekend.  This was taken at the Proven Winners garden near PJ's house.  Isaac and Jordan flew in to visit too!
Mama, Kynda, Rebecca, and PJ
Isaac, Jordan, mama, Rebecca

Mark & Ike

Sky Fire Coleus

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kyle Stories

When we were visiting last month, there was some altercation between these two loving siblings.  I know, it's hard to imagine.  Betsy was crying those big beautiful brown eyes out because her brother pulled her hair.  So of course, we asked Kyle to say he was sorry.  "NO!  Sorry to ME!  Sorry to ME!"

I'm not sure what really happened, but I do remember all those years ago that whenever I intervened on one brother's behalf, the other always had a point too.  I love these moments when they are getting along :)

Betsy Stories

 from facebook:
Rachel: Betsy, we need to clip your nails after your bath.

Betsy: NO, mom. I want them to be long like Cinderellas!

Rachel:  I knew that girly girl was in there somewhere. :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Day in June

Happy Birthday to my sweet mama today!  I love this picture of her with Betsy taken at The Farm.  Betsy makes us all look good in pictures :)
See what I mean?  Happy Father's Day to Mark and Warren.  We're going to Cheddars for lunch to celebrate.
Further proof about Betsy & her effect on photographs :)  And Happy Father's Day to Judson. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Week Three of Abe's Army Training

So far, I've been able to keep up with the training walks and the gardening.  Well, most of the gardening.  There are too many weeds out there and still many projects left to carry out, but it's all good. 
V and I went to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  My mama was right, it was a really good movie :)  Take the time to go see it.  You'll be glad you did.  I love going to the movies.  A good story and  two hours that I don't have to do anything else.  Yes.
The larkspur has been gorgeous this year.  It might last another week, then I'm going to take the seeds and scatter them for next year.  Everywhere that gets an hour or more of sun a day is going to get it's own sprinkling of larkspur.  Because you can never have too much larkspur.  Or too many good Sunday afternoon movies. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Wild Woman Walking

I loved Wild--From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.   Remember the line in the movie Hurricane?  "Sometimes you don't pick the book, the book picks you."  Well, a book about walking the PCT picked Cheryl.  She wasn't a hiker or an athlete, but the idea of walking this trail spoke to her.   She had lost her mom and her marriage and decided to walk over a thousand miles along the west coast.

A thousand miles.   I've thought about her so often since I've been walking lately.  If she walked 1,000 miles, I can do this little part!

To my mama--check your kindle for Wild :)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sunday Practice

It was a beautiful Sunday in the garden!  Did I tell you that I'm walking Abe's Army again this year?  I'm hoping for two things this time around.  One, I don't want to be last over the finish line.  and two, I want to have a pretty garden as well as walk the Army.  Last time I was exhausted, either walking or sleeping all the time.  Thanks to Chad, I feel stronger this time around so maybe I can walk and garden at the same time :)  Hope your Sunday in the garden was a good one too!  

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Peonies for the Kitchen

Beautiful peonies from Petals & Co :) 

I LoVe this cabinet that mama bought for me.  
It makes the perfect place for a bouquet 
to sit in the middle of the kitchen :)