The sweetest thing about celebrating the achievement
of a long marriage is to remember the days when
you used to celebrate your plans.
(Sixty-one years this year.
Well, of marriage. They have been
sweethearts since the second grade.
May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten!
Fathers, be good men, that your wives will speak of you
with love and appreciation, and your children will
remember you with gratitude everlasting.
(President Gordon B. Hinckley)
...Do you bring such treasures home when
you visit the place you came from?
(Made from glass, by dad. Gorgeous.)
Or, see Christmas Cactus blooming like...
well, like I can't get them to bloom. Mom.
A classic pose...in front of something
blooming that she grew.
All over town right now. Can't get enough.
Somewhere in the cold of the first winter, there
was an optimist imagining the first spring.
We had far too many bare spots in the yard. Just
happened over time. Forsythia has been called
"the first sign of spring." Loving them!
Planter in back that was bare. Yeah! Kris comes home for
lunch and keeps saying "You aren't out looking at your
flowers?!" Because I go out about a dozen times a
day. They just make me happy.
Can you have too many beautiful
things your dad made? Not me!
Double click to see the stunning colors.
"Puppers." For the children out of state!
Ty Man!!! Last Wednesday he was the anchor man
for the 4 X 100, ran the 100 meter, and the
200 meter. First place all three times!
It's tough to excel. :)
(Grandma, Ty heard you laughing
on the video at the end of the race.
And I loved the comment from some fellow
team member at the end of the video.
"Last place is good, too!" Perspective is good!)
I love this leaf gifted to me by a dear friend.
The greatest gift of the garden is the
restoration of the five senses.
(We also planted new Verbena, Marigolds, Begonias,
and Lobelia. Marigolds...not my favorite,
however, in this hot climate it's glorious color!
Double Impatiens shown above.)
Tulips we brought back from Holland blooming
for the third year in a row! And, I am loving
the Iceland Poppies with them!
(Hens and Chicks also shown...starts from
my mother's yard.)
My niece, Michelle and her new baby, Nathan!
I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life
as I can, but you must remember that there's part of
life for which you are the explanation.
Little Laura, Ganon and Jenny's
daughter, following her baptism.
I decided long ago that if I miss something important
in life, it won't be because I hurried past it.
Oh my. Our fourth time around!