Tuesday, January 31, 2012

And the landscaping begins.

It seems like yesterday we put the final stain on the pergola.  But it was a few months ago. In that time John has viewed the backyard in wonder of what he was going to do next. It's like a little boy with Lego's.  The planning for John is everything. I love to see his brain working. He never rushes into anything and that's what makes him so successful. 

He started about two weeks ago with the fire pit. We wanted to add a look of warmth to the gardens that will add a little conversation place other than the pergola. Mind you we probably will never use it. But it sure looks good. This fire was of course for pictures. We are working from left to right in the backyard. Starting from the pond area and will finish with...we really not sure as yet.  But check in throughout the summer and see where we are going. You will know as soon as we do.

As always God Bless all and to my family...I love you.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Thank You Day

For all my wonderful followers and family.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Where have I been?

Most of my time has been spent recoverating from retail.  And maybe catching up with my designing.  But mostly recouping my true balance in mind and body.   I spent time getting the house back to order, designing and napping. But mostly thanking God for giving me the strength to make it through another holiday retail event. 

I knew I was coming around when I saw these Muppet hats. They were wonderful, I don't know if anyone would ever really wear them, but coming from Minnesota, I thought... what a great joke to send home. After calling John for his thoughts, we went to work making them even more funny.  We took a picture wearing them and ask in reply the recipient do the same and send a picture back wearing those special hats. 

For days the thought of those hats arriving made us smile. We also hoped that they loved them and would get the same happiness even for a day. 

God Bless everyone who travels through this small blog.

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Christmas Memories

I can't believe I ran out of time this year in every direction. Not only sending out cards to those I know and love, but baking and just enjoying the holiday.  Once again John stepped up to the plate and hit a home run.  Coming home to hot dinners, all my Christmas decorations lit, made being overworked and tired acceptable. 

I still felt sad that I didn't get all the cards out I had planned.  So I decided to put out a newsletter to those who we don't keep up with but once a year.  I love getting Christmas cards and proudly displaying them as you would a trophy.  Those who took the time to send them out to us, have a special place in my heart.

I know I will be back to normal next year, why, because I would be sad if I didn't get those wonderful cards in 2012.

God Bless those who travel through my little blog.