Sunday, August 22, 2010

35th Birthday

I turned 35 today. I feel blessed and lucky to have such a wonderful life, surrounded by the people I love. My family came over to our house for dinner, and Aaron hosted a wonderful party.

I'm grateful for all the goodness in this life I live.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

August Clean-Up

The laurel hedge that grows in our neighbor’s yard truly has a life of its own, and a few days ago Aaron decided he’d had enough. Armed with the pruning shears and a ladder, he set out for victory. The kids and my mom cheerfully helped us clean up the remains of the hedge, and now a whole new patch of sunshine streams into our backyard.

I have to admit, I love the extra light in our bedroom too.

The Autumn Garden

A few weeks ago, there was a huge spread in our local newspaper about planting an autumn garden. Because we live in a very temperate climate here in the Pacific Northwest, things will grow in the garden through November or December.

Taking cues and suggestions from the writer of the article, I cleared a garden patch at our new house, purchased some seeds, and planted what I hope to be a hearty Fall harvest.

Here are some pictures.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, here’s a picture of our new house. We didn’t buy it, so we can’t truly claim it as OURS forever, but we are enjoying our new nest.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Here's our cute little nephew at six months old. He spends every other Friday morning at our house, and we just love our time with him.