We have decided to go to a Blue Jays baseball game Monday, a family trip that we now do at least two or three times a year. My husband and I will also go on dates down to a game once or twice as I enjoy watching the games live.
Spring seems to be a pretty busy time, so I have lots to catch up on.
My son was invited by a friend to go to prom. He is 17, and is such a handsome, funny, intelligent person. I am thankful I was chosen to be his mother and am proud of the strong Christian man he is becoming.
This is my front garden, I have waited months for the snow to finally melt away and to see some green pop up. I was heartened two weeks ago when I had grass on the lawn and a single brave daffodil braved the still cold temps and bloomed in full glorious yellow! And now I have spring in my garden, tulips of different shades, hyacinths,violets,and my bleeding heart has returned. I am especially proud of my flower garden as I have put a lot of effort into restoring what I feel was a lovely garden years ago, but was allowed to go to seed by previous owners. My rose of Sharon bushes will start to fill out in June and will blossom late July. They are so beautiful that they helped sell the house to me when we first came here 7 yrs ago to look at the property.
Mothers Day was last weekend, and I has a lovely day with my family. My oldest daughter wasn't able to be home, but the rest of the kids, John and I spent the day going to church in the town we plan on moving to in the summer. We lunched at a sweet little family restaurant with fresh local ingredients (great find), and then as a special treat, a movie in an older theatre.
It was a great day, I felt loved and got to spend it with my favourite people, it doesn't get better than that!!
Little fountain in a park near the restaurant we went to for lunch. Yes that is my daughter riding the canon in the background.
Flowers from my girls :)
Oh how I wish my phone could capture the colours of my afghan better. I LOVE the colours I am using, they are a sea and sand kind of feel. I am making this for our queen sized bed, and hope to have it finished for Christmas. It is now getting to the awkward, heavy stage just in time for 90 degree weather. Not well planned out perhaps ... but when the creative juices start to flow sometimes I put practicality to the sidelines.
This lovely soft leather loveseat found a home here today. I found it at a thrift store for, (are you sitting down?) $35 !!! I am so excited , The colour is perfect for me, and the seat is so comfortable!! Yep, I am in love:)
This is homemade eczema cream for my husband. I found this excellent recipe on The Elliot Homestead site http://theelliotthomestead.com/2013/12/homemade-eczema-cream/ It smells really good, and feels cooling to use. I will let you know how we fare with it.
I took this picture this week while at work. A gloriously bright sunny day here in Ontario.
Soli Deo gloria