Monday, May 14, 2012

Hello, Monday!

I had the most marvelous weekend.
It was the first one in forever that we did not have to be anywhere or do anything.
No sports for the kids, no company, no obligations, appointments. No nothing.
And it was lovely.

I'm joining the adorable Lisa Leonard for her "Hello Monday" link-up.

Hello, post-Mother's Day glow.

I really did have the most wonderfully simple Mother's Day.
Doughnuts, juice, and coffee in bed.
Two beautiful new charms with the kids' birthstones for my Chamilia bracelet.
Early service at church.
All day digging in the dirt.
Hotdogs and ice-cream at a local shop for dinner.
And finally, a new episode of Sherlock on PBS. 

It was a weekend filled with flowers.
Hello, lilacs and roses.
You are a gorgeous mixture of sweetness and sophistication.

Hello, mulching, and planting, and transplanting, and weeding.

I have blisters and sore muscles today, but it's totally worth it!

 Hello, cute girl showing off her muscles and awesome mulching-skills.

 I still need to get all the annuals planted in the containers and window box, but the big jobs are all finished.

Hello, finding beauty in small things.

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!


  1. Your garden looks gorgeous and your roses are beautiful. Glad you enjoyed your day, even though you worked really hard.

    1. Thanks! This is only half of our flower gardens! We still have to do the back and other side of the house, too. It's a lot of work, but it's fun and everyone helps out. :)

  2. Love the lilacs & roses! Especially in that white pitcher. Fun that you found me through Lisa - I'm now a follower of you too! Online friends are awesome.

    1. I totally agree, Tara, online friends are awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. What a gorgeous bunch of flowers!!! Love the birdies on the table inside, too.

    1. Thank you! Those birds have been around forever, I can't even remember where I got them. But they are pretty cute!

  4. Fantastic rose pics! And it looks like you have a very good mulcher in the family; may we borrow her? Thanks for visiting me via Lisa's blog. I'm your new follower, too!

    1. Yes, she is a great mulcher. I'll happily borrow her out; but, I must warn you, she requires constant feeding! Thanks for stopping by!


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