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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Hubs Has A Green Thumb!

We've been busy! We are beginner gardeners. We are learning as we go. I bought lots of seeds at the dollar store. .25 cents a pack. A good deal, if they actually grow.

So far, the radishes, lettuce, and spinach are growing, oh and a few beets, too. Oh, and the tomatoes. Beans and peas are almost ready to pop up. I think we are way to late on planting. It was blazing hot today! Probably 100 degrees! I don't even want to think what the desert must have been!

Last years flower bed came back in crowded! Is it too hot to divide some of the plants and put them somewhere else in the yard?

Lots of new planting going on! Hubs built 4 more raised beds, measuring 10 x 4. He also put in a rose garden! Thank you Sweet Man! It's not finished yet, but I am so excited. Every plant has a chicken wire basket buried with it in case the gophers come into this fenced in area. Every planting box has wire, too.

We've got the gardening bug. Maybe it's because we've been watching lots of English gardening shows on YouTube!

Stay tuned for gardening updates! I've got lots of cute things to show you!

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Thank you so much for the kind and thoughtful comments so many of you sent my way about McKenzie. I'm still crying a lot, and missing her so much. It's very comforting to know I am not alone. Thank you.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Good Bye Sweet McKenzie

McKenzie, my sweet girl.

I am missing her beyond words.

McKenzie Rose

December 7, 1999

June 4, 2014


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Red Gingham Lovin'

Keely walked into my First Grade class eight years ago - no, she probably did not walk. She might have skipped, bounced or twirled, but she most definitely did not walk! How a child of 6 can have so much joy must only be because the sweet Lord was having an extra special Happy Day when He Made her!

Along with Keely came truly the most generous mother I have ever known. A gift giver! A cookie, cupcake and jam maker! Ultimate volunteer! Best hugger, exuberant encourager, and dear friend to me and every staff member on campus!

Sweet Leslie!

She gifted me this adorable casserole dish and tray as a good bye, as Keely graduates from 8th grade this year. She said, "it has Patti all over it!" I squealed with delight! Red Gingham! A white picket fence and a ladybug! A garden of sweet flowers! Ummmmmm, I don't cook very much, but this piece is so cute it's out on my counter every day!

Oh my, Sweet Leslie!

The Lord blesses me every time I turn around! Through kind and dear friends who know me. It really is a Red Gingham day!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Little Red Came to Visit!

My Dear Sister in Law said she just could not wait till Christmas to give me this sweet Little Red Riding Hood cookie jar!

Isn't she the cutest thing!

Clock came over and said, "it's always cookie time"!

Littlest Angel was happy to share.
Now, didn't I hear somewhere that a collection begins with 3!


I am so busy - wrapping up this school year! But, I have some great things to show you, so I'll try not to be gone so long.

Have a wonderful week!