Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baby Shower

 We recently had a baby shower at our house. What made it so special is that it was for my oldest daughter Tessa and son-in-law Elijah. They will be first-time parents of an adored little daughter soon. It seems so surreal to not be the one having the babies after being pregnant or nursing for the span of 11 years, but this is definitely such a special time...this Grammy can't wait to hold her little sweetpea.

The decorations for Tessa's shower were so much fun since she wanted a woodland feel. Old crate, branches, pine cones, flowers from my garden and the neighbors as well. Tessa found a recipe for blackberry frosting and it was yummy :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Garden update :: August 14

I love being in the garden. I can't believe it's the same place that last year I was ready to give up on. With the help of hard-working friends it has been transformed. There is still more work to be done in moving blueberry and raspberry plants in here and I have dreams of building some sort of a small shed and cold frames.

My beans and corn were planted late, but I think there is still time. We harvested a row of potatoes (yum!) and I plugged some smaller one's back in the row that we harvested.

loving the garden

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

10 thankful things

1. sitting in my bed listening to heavy rain water the earth.

2. dogs chasing random flies and jumping high in the air

3. designing a stuffed owl...feeds my creative need and helps support us when I sell them

4. getting the house ready to host a baby shower for my oldest daughter

5. supportive parents

6. a beautiful garden

7. food from the beautiful garden to share

8. my God who doesn't give up on me even when I feel ugly inside & out

9. new and old friends who understand me

10. honored that I can mentor girls and to be trusted with what has been shared with me

So much going on in our world that is heart-breaking that while I don't forget what is happening I wanted to take a moment to focus on the good.