Monday, March 30, 2009

What's Different Here?

So, you know when you go to the doctor and they have the Highlights magazine with the two photos and you're supposed to find out what's different between the two.

I'm not going to post the first picture, because I think you're smart enough to discover what's different here.Can you believe that?? This is what Joe finds as he's heading off to work. Makes me so mad. Of course no note or anything. We are NOT experiencing the best of luck with automobiles this year. I am just trying to remind myself that God always provides and this is just a little, although LARGELY annoying thing in life.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's Here! It's Here! It's Here!

What you may ask? Spring!!

There are signs everywhere. The warmer weather. The flowering trees. Tulips! (love those!) Birds singing. It's here and it's growing steady each day. Oh, shorts weather, how I've missed you so!

You may be skeptical if you've seen the weather forecast for this weekend, but really, IT'S here, and I'll show you!
The pretty blooming Bradford pear trees all around town. I just love the white blossoms, however I would like them even more if they didn't smell so bad.
A sign of new life on Carl the Maple Tree. We're excited to see his progress this year!
Beautiful flowers on the blueberry bush Joe gave me for Valentine's Day. Aren't they neat!
One of our new flower beds and a rose bush, also given to me this Valentine's Day!
And last but not least, the return of the hammock. Oh, how I've missed our sunny afternoons together. Good to see you again, old friend.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Officially Going Crazy

He did it again. We went to have dinner with friends who are family (isn't that fun). And Joe beat me home, and was the first to welcome Ryker on the WRONG side of the fence.

I don't know what to do. I am afraid he'll get hurt or someone will take him. Does anyone know what to do in this instance?

I played down leaving. I left him treats. I took him for a walk right before leaving to 'get some energy out.' But he found a new place to dig out and was waiting for us on the front porch!

AAAHHHH!!! This dog will be the death of me!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

The Perfect Pansy

As a relatively new house owner still, I thought I'd try my hand at planting some pansies at the first of this year.

I always love when people have tons of colorful pansies in the midst of a usually gloomy and cold time of year. So, Ryker and I set out to plant our two flats of newly aquired flowers one gorgeous January day. Do you know how LONG it takes to plant those stupid things if you don't have one of those nifty hole diggers...a LONG time! And the silly dog that can dig is NOT helping.

Anyways, I did it and vowed not to buy any more flowers for a while, even though we could have used a few more to make it look fuller.

Now it has been a few months, and my pretty pansies are still bloomin' like no tomorrow. I used all different colors because I thinkit is more fun that way. And yesterday I came across the perfect pansy, so I took his picture. I did a little tweeking on this first image and it made the color muted, so that's why there are two.
And, wouldn't you know it, Ryker was so excited by the fruits of our (my) labor, he decided to do his "Happy Puppy Dance." If you have not witnessed this dance in person, you are in for a treat -- pure puppy joy at its finest!