Thursday, May 26, 2011

On my Front Porch

     On my front porch I have a wonderful Iron table with a glass top. My Husband and I love sitting out here. We had dinner and wine the other evening. It is so peaceful. We also play cards sometimes in the evening. So I wanted to try something different to add to the decor of my front porch. I found a wonderful turquoise bowl and a pretty Victorian candy dish with purple flowers painted on it at a little Thrift shop. I think I paid a quarter for the bowl and 2.50 for the little candy dish. Now, it's those little things  that make me happy. So as you saw in the picture I planted succulents in them and have them sitting on my table.  On my other table in front of my family room window I have a little wicker bird house. YES, there is a nest in it. I have been watching the little bird build it and she laid her eggs. I have really been checking on her a lot because last year a snake got my baby birds out of my hanging fern baskets. Yesterday I went to check on her and there were little tiny newborn babies in the nest. I can sit on my sofa in the family room by the window and watch the mother come and go. She is very careful not to fly right to the nest. She takes her time to scope things out so no one is watching. I am glad she is enjoying my front porch as much as I am.

Changing my Garden!

    This year my front yard is going to have a theme of the color PURPLE. My favorite color ever. We had to have our shrub's removed because they had gotten way to big after 15 years. The front of my house looks so naked now. I decided that instead of just adding  shrubs I was going to make it  have a Shabby Chic garden look. It will take so time to get it full and just the way I like it but I am having lots of fun creating it. I can't just add plants as you have seen. Do you like the bike? I will be adding something else soon that I want to surprise you with. Hopefully within the next week or so. Any suggestions on other perennials in purple I can plant? 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Our 25th Wedding Anniversary

  My Husband Wes and I were married April 26th, 25 years ago. We were meant to be. Of course, like every marriage there are the ups and downs. We seem to be able to handle the worst together so I believe that's why we were meant for each other. When times are tough that's when you need to believe in one another. There has got to be that trust, the love, and most of all, respect. It's funny when I think back to when we decided to start having children, we never really talked about how we were going to raise them except that they would be brought up Catholic. Everything just kind of came in place without even talking about it. Now 25 years later we have 2 beautiful, kind , loving, and respectful  daughter who are the world to us. We both love animals as our daughters Hilary and Hannah do. So that being said, we have a Great Dane, and 4 Shih Tzus, and a cat. Yes, the house gets crazy but it's our home and we love it.
  So, my two daughters surprised us with a wonderful 25th anniversary party.  It was truly a surprise. A friend of mine took me to an art festival and my husbands friend took him golfing. Never had a clue. When we got back to the house I walked in and saw my mom and didn't understand why she was there. Well it didn't take long before I saw how beautiful Hilary and Hannah put this party together. They had food set up and a bar in the screened porch, flowers everywhere. I couldn't have done it better. I was so shocked at what they had done. Well finally friends and relatives started to arrive. There was about 40 people in my house. It was a wonderful gift that we will cherish forever. I am so proud of them and so happy with my life.