Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Rain, tea and homemaking notebooks

It's raining out! It's so cozy. Not a thunderstorm, just rain every now and then. I love it! So I made myself a pot of tea, (and of course shared it with Mom and Leah), and drank it while I worked on my notebooks and read a book (I did not read and work on my notebooks at the same time mind you. :) ) I sat outside and watched it rain as well!

(Left) Rain on the Lady's Mantle. (Right) Rain on the street.

(Left) My tea. (Right) Mom's tea.
Leah didn't drink any yet, that's why I don't have a picture of her cup. :)

(Left) Book I'm reading. (Right) My notebooks.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

They are coming out!

I took pictures of my roses today and while I was out there I saw this beautiful Monarch butterfly!

~ Fun guest Basket ~

My Grandparents came to stay with us for a few days and we were going to set out some new towels and body wash for them for when they showered. But instead of just setting them out I thought I'd try something I'd seen in a picture in a magazine. :) It was so very cool!! I highly recommend it to anyone who has people come to stay with them! :)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Backyard "camping"

On Thursday night, the 24th, little brother E was going to set up our new tent and sleep out side all night, which he did. He went out around 9:15pm and slept until 11:15pm, :) at which time my sister Leah and I decided we were going to sleep out there with him. Grabbing lots and lots of blankets and other necessities we headed out the door. Upon entering the tent and nearly falling through the door because of all the blanket E woke up. :) Wonder why, it wouldn't have anything to do with the rather loud giggling noises that Leah and I were making I'm sure. :) After laying out lots of blankets for cushion, then sleeping bags, then more blankets for warmth, Leah and I got settled around 11:30pm. But, what is a "camping trip" without late night giggling and crazy stories and laughing at the dumbest things because you're so tired? :) After calming down around 12:00am we laid there for a while before I had to run inside for ... umm ... never mind. :) While in the house I grabbed my camera and took a picture of the moon around 12:15pm. I'm not sure what time E and Leah fell asleep but I finally fell asleep around 1:00am or so only to be awakened by E and Leah squishing me in the middle of the night because they were cold so they scooted closer, and being in the middle, I was squished. :) But it was okay, because it was really cold that night. Shortly after we woke up later that morning Mom and Dad brought out muffins and black tea for "breakfast in bed." They are so sweet. It was a nice surprise to have them bring it out to us! :) It was a great night, even if it was short and unplanned. Here are some pictures!

(Left) The moon at 12:15am :) (Right) Kida slept outside with us too, but because it was cold she slept next to me in my sleeping bag. :)

(Below) The sun rising.
(Below) Hello Leah, wake up!!
(Below) Necessities. Lotion and lip gloss. :)
(Below) The bright morning sun!

(Left) Tea and muffins that mom and dad brought out. Yummy! (Right) Grass through the tent.

(Left) Our beds in the tent, E slept on the left, I slept in the middle and Leah was on the right. (Right) The tent.

(Below and bottom left and right) Dew on our tent sparkling in the sun.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

*~ Rose buds ~*


Garden planting

On the 9th Mom and I planted the gardens! Sorry it took me so long to post pictures. I've been a little busy. But here they are. Enjoy! I Did. :)

(Left) My feet in the dirt!! It felt so good. The sun made it warm. (Right) Basil seeds (I believe).

(Left) My foot prints. (Right) Sweet iced tea! Yummy!!!

(Left) Tomato plant.

(Right) Cantaloupe plant.

(Below) Cucumber! Yummy!
(Below) Kida trying to stay cool on the hot, sun-shiny day.(Below) The first garden we planted.

(Left) Second garden we planted. (Right) Third garden we planted! :)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Outdoor fun!

This morning Mom and I went plant shopping for stuff for the veggie garden and flowers just for pretty. :) Before we left I snapped these two pictures of the dew on the grass. Cool or what?! ;)

We got lots of stuff for the garden but also just fun stuff. One of the things I got was a new rose for my rose garden!! :) Yay!! Very excited for it to grow and bloom.
(Above left) getting ready to plant! (Above right) New rose label!

(Above left) My rose. (Above right) All planted. Now grow! :)

(Below) Lavender that I also put in my rose garden.

Handfulls of goodness

Before the rain yesterday mom and I went out to pick some flowers for bouquets. :) They are so sweet smelling and beautiful. I just had to share them!