August 25, 2009

first day of school... 2 weeks late :)

last day of school 6/09
(saturday before the first day of school, she has early morning seminary @ 6am..
I was up , butI didn't dare ask for a pic :)

last day of school

first day of school 8/10/09
not much difference, huh?
last day 08
first day

last day

first day!
i love my kids but i'm glad they're back in school. i don't love going through gas a lot faster then over the summer! gee wizz!

August 24, 2009


so.. i've been kinda done with my arden. i've loved it and all of the fruits of our(my) labors... but i'm kinda done with it. but apparently it's not done with me.....

this is what happens when you don't go out for a couple of days! i think my neighbors would hate me... but i know a lady who likes em this big. zucchini bread, anyone???

August 12, 2009

wedding pics... lots of them... beware...

got to be a part of 2 amazing weddings last weekend. here's some of the pictures. i love being an integral part of someones most amazing day. i am thankful for my talents...

car was PACKED full. this is from the back of the car.

watering can centerpieces.
i loved these and they were SUPER easy to do!

can you tell that i loved these???

tossing bqt
brides maid's

bridal bouquet

part of the backyard. i want one of these when i get my own house!

bridal bouquet

bride's maids bqt
(still in the cooler, but whatever... we were busy!)

flower girl wand for the 2 yr old!

table centerpieces.
i'm sure they were more amazing
after the sun went down & the candles lit!

we didn't do the cake but isn't it beautiful?

just 'cause they looked so good

deco on pool gate.
you had to carefully walk around the pool to get to the food.
i hope no one fell in!

these are some of my favorite decorations at a wedding.
they belong to a family that loans them to friends.
we have used them for several weddings...
katelynn wants some for her wedding reception!
i think we'll get our own from crate & barrel. i want them in my own yard!

and..... Katelynn thinks she wants to be in the "flower biz", too. would i ever take over for my mom and have my girls help me too? even if i had thought of it myself.... i don't dare to dream...

she was having a blast and very proud of her work :)
during a break in the day, we happened upon a farmers market about 4 blocks from where i grew up. mom and i had a fun break and even ran into old friends and neighbors

so if you're in walnut creek on saturday mornings from 8am - 1pm until october... head over to kaiser at shadelands, on n. wiget lane.... huge market and so much fun! yummy crepes, too!

August 6, 2009

my favorite sunflower from the garden...
yes, i have a favorite!

i've been a pretty lousy blogger lately. i could make up all kinds of excuses... ones like.... i'm stressed to the gills about our business and why the heck the bank won't hurry up and loan us the $ we need. or things like how are we gonna pay our bills.

but i don't like dwelling on those things. i know there is a plan for us and that we are here where we need to be. it's just hard.

so i fill up, well not really fill up, my blog with things from my garden. i have loved being part of the earth and experiencing little every day miracles out there. it brings me closer to heaven. so here's a couple more pics of the garden ......

getting a little sparse looking. tomatoes are heavy
and i need a good recipe for them!
curly cucumber. so far no luck with a good cuke.
they have all been SO bitter! major bummer

a surprise watermelon!
it tried so hard for so long and now we have success!
(this pic 7/29/09)
(yes, i need a pedicure!)

todays size! 1 week later!
i really want to do a better job of blogging the memories of my family for postery's sake. school starts monday, so i think i'll have a little more time soon!!!