Saturday, September 29, 2007

Chris and Family

We are looking forward to seeing you guys in December - just 2 more months!! Love you guys!

Happy 1st Birthday Daphne!

I am so jealous - I would love to be able to dive into a whole cake! Isn't she a doll - Happy Birthday Daphne!

Sink mates!

Aren't they too cute!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nick and his Oldest Sister

Kim Boydstun is 13 years old and they have not seen each other in about 4 years! They used to see each other once a year, but that has not happened in the past 4 years - so they are going to make up for lost time. She is going to come down for the weekend so they can catch up!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

2 peas in a pod.

Ok - not 2 peas in a pod, but 2 boys in a basket. We are headed off to the Zoo today. There is a small zoo in Springfield that will probably be just perfect for their age.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The boys are in the house!

We spent the day playing inside and out - they keep looking for mom and dad, but are not throwing a fit about it - they are too busy exploring the new surroundings.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fall is here.

Here is my new fall look!

Isn't it a lovely day.

Here is a close up of those lovely nasturtiums I told you about. The weather has taken a sudden and drastic change - it has been in the low 50's at night and only in the low 70's that put me in the mood for fall. I went down the basement and dug out my fall decor and changed out all my silk flower arrangements, of course I had to go to the store for some new ones for a pottery vase I got at Cambridge Wisconsin at the Rowe pottery store. I got it off the clearance shelf, it has spots on the color, which I rather like, but they said it was a mistake. Oh well - my gain. I will post a picture of it next. I have covered the outlets with child safety covers, moved all breakables and or dangerous objects from little hands reach and we are ready for the boys. We will be going to St Louis right after Wendell gets home at 3:30 to meet up with them and whisk them away so their parents can have an outing just to themselves. We are excited to see them and see how they are grown. I will up date with pictures soon.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Scenes from my yard ...too!

This time of year is a wonderful time, the days are getting shorter and a little bit cooler and my garden really likes it. There are butterflies everywhere and the hummingbirds are fighting over the feeder as they prepare to head south for the winter. This plant is English Lavender that I bought in England at the Lavender fields when visiting Chris, Jen, Jordan and Caylee. I sent 3 small plants back in the mail, this is the only one that survived - it is doing well - I am so pleased! This little angel is resting in a bed of nasturtiums - I love nasturtiums - they are just a beautiful flower and they smell like a rose. I grow them from seed and they do ok in the summer if I water them well, but when the weather cools off they go crazy. I always plant the vining type and they fill my well spent gardens with large round leaves and beautiful multicolor flowers - their scent is wonderful - the little angel enjoys them too! This is my Autumn clematis - and it just grows like crazy. I cut it to the ground in lat fall and it grows to cover the fence like this every year. It does not flower until late August and the scent is so sweet it is unbelievable! You can see my asters in front of it, it has not done well in all the heat we have had this summer, but it is still flowering heavily. The butterflies, just cover it during the day. We are heading out to visit a friend who just had a baby, that is not doing well, he is on a respirator and are not sure what the problem is. Please pray for him, his name is Alexander John Prewitt.