Saturday, April 24, 2010

Goin' to the Chapel

We are going to a wedding this afternoon for a co-worker of B's.  This is the card I made for them using PTI stamps.  Their invitation was black/white/pink with damask designs.  I incorporated that into the card.

Happy Saturday!


Friday, April 23, 2010

Fond Memories

This month we sold our former home near Knoxville.  Although it is a huge relief not to have 2 homes at once, it was sad to know it was no longer ours.

Reminisce with me.....

It was home to an annual Thanksgiving reunion with B's side of the family.  Kids had lots of fun on the stairs.
And parking cars on the small space at the top of our driveway was always interesting.

It was home to several graduation parties that we hosted, including this one for Amanda's college graduation.

Being on a hill, we have some great views - here's a rainbow.

Here's the trees in winter (I always wanted to try and draw them).
This is the view from our front porch when the water was all misty....loved it like that!

And another time.
And one more.
B got this deer in our back yard!!

Even though they were really like pets.....I loved watching them out our back door.
Inside I painted several walls including this one in the dining room that I stenciled...loved how it turned out!
This house also was where I began my "love" of pears - here's the stamped kitchen.
And pantry.
B got his first work truck while we lived there.
And his tractor - he LOVES this thing!
It was useful to mow the steep yard.

I could go on and on.....

We are happy to pass you along to another was sad to see you empty.  THANKS for the memories!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!!

Today was another glorious...beautiful....sunny day here in Middle TN.  Temperature was perfect for sitting outside on patio and reading the paper.
Here are some additional pictures from my yard.  This is a plum tree.  I've never had one before but B had one as a child and loved eating them off the tree.  Lots of leaves (blooms are almost all gone).  This is planted beside the swing set.
These are the blooms from our dogwood trees.  This is one of the white ones.  The pink ones only have small leaves, no blooms yet.  But it won't be long.

Happy Easter!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Oh, what a beautiful day!

This morning was filled with thunderstorms, but they didn't last long.  Now it's absolutely gorgeous out!
This is a picture of my lilac bush - full of green leaves.  I can't wait for it to bloom.  This started as a shoot from my MIL's plant in Ohio.  We also had one at our previous home and it was so pretty, but I left it behind.
Here is a Lily of the Valley bush (I think!).  The blooms are clustered together and smell nice.
And this is my very first Redbud Tree - see all the blooms!  I am so excited!  I have always wanted a redbud tree since we moved back to TN 12 years ago.  I love to drive down the road and see them nestled among the pine trees (purple and green are my favorite colors).  Last year we bought 8 trees and only the 3 redbuds survived.  We planted 4 dogwoods a few weeks ago - I hope they bloom this year!

Get out and enjoy the beautiful day - it is full of Gods creations.  Tomorrow is a day of celebration - He is Risen!