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  • How Does Your Garden Grow 2012 version

    I always like to document my garden during the summer. Last year we got lots of plants and bulbs, threw them in the ground and stood back to watch them burst to life. They were crowded, but I was hungry for a garden as we had been without for a few years while we were […]

  • The fuchsia is now!

    We got our fuchsia on back in April and the rewards are starting to arrive already. I was able to overwinter my Swingtime fuchsias from last year and I am experimenting with using them as a curtain draped across the retaining wall this year. We did the Fred Meyer fuchsia event this year, something I […]

  • Honeysuckle Hideout

    The honeysuckle is so happy to be crucified on the new fence. Big wads of blossoms are festooned across the fresh cedar. If only smell-o-vision were real!

  • Spring Garden

    We spent Saturday morning in the vegetable garden planting peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, tomatoes and basil.  I had the two best little helpers a mama could ask for as both of the babies hunkered down next to me and one another silently pushing the seeds into the ground with their gloved thumbs.  The seeds got […]

  • Just a Little Green

    I recently spent an afternoon clearing the garden of the delicious and lush greenery we had managed to grow this summer. I was amazed at how many plants we put in, how dense our garden was, what a turn-out of color and vibrancy we saw in our virgin garden beds.  Glads were everywhere, and our […]


Gigi Said

  • Topless Tapas 2012-11-03 18:44:52-

    Tami was leaving to go out with her friend and the kids begged to go with her. I said, "you don't want to go with mom, she is going to the Tapas bar and we are going to stay here and play games."

    Gigi stiffened, "That's weird", she said as she blushed. I processed fast and realized the problem. "TAPAS bar. It means 'small plate', not TOPLESS bar!"

Jude Said

  • Nicknames 2013-01-04 21:30:33-

    The checker at the store asked our always conversational little boy what his name was. He replied "Jude" then added "but sometimes they call me pumpkin brown". LOL.

    And they are right. We call him that after the folksong that we sing sometimes.

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