Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Inherited Roses

When we cleaned out my inlaws house a few years ago, Pumpkin dug up some scraggly rose bushes and replanted them in our yard.  For years, my inlaws grew lovely roses in three dedicated beds.  For whatever reason, they got rid of all of them.  The plants Pumpkin dug up were volunteers in their raised beds.  They did not do much last year in our yard.  But, this year, we have flowers!  They warm my heart!

 Look closely at this last picture.  There are two more buds on the plant.
Now.  I have to remember to take time and go outside and look at the rose bushes.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Magnolia Planted

Last year we dug out the two storm damaged maples.  The Big Guy put sod down and it grew beautifully.  We finally bit the bullet and added another tree to the front yard.  It is a Little Gem magnolia and should fill the space perfectly.  Remind me in a few years when the leaves make a mess that I chose this tree.  I love the color, texture and depth of the leaves.  It doesn't hurt that they are quintessentially part of the South.  Hope we can keep it alive.  There are blooms on it and we can't wait to see them open!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lunch with Mom

I got to spend a few days back up at home.  I got to spend quality time with my sisters.  I got to visit and have lunch with my mom.  It was a nice treat.  




Monday, April 20, 2015

Boston Strong

This is a throwback picture to some time last year.  He's got the same shirt on today sporting it with jeans.  Boston Strong!  BTW, he will be the one watching the marathon replay.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two Miles!

He broke ten minutes in the two mile!  His official time was 9:59.25!!
He's got another meet this weekend.  We are hosting but the weather does not look promising.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Leadership Collierville

Our town has a youth leadership program.  Peanut participated.  It runs all year.  The students learn lots about where they live.  Graduation was last week.  Yeah, Peanut!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anniversary Dinner

A new restaurant is in town.  I'd say it is primarily Japanese.  The Big Guy was a wonderful sport.  Asian is not normally his first choice, but he suggested it and went with it.   The lighting from the window is not the best for the photos, but you get the idea.  Peanut came along.  The restaurant doesn't have its liquor license yet.  So, we brought our own bottle to celebrate.  It was nice to have Peanut as the DD.


Peanut and I shared the love boat.  It was fun to try the different items.  I think next time we will just stick with sushi.  He and I enjoy trying all different kinds of sushi.
Pumpkin face timed us while we were eating.  Loved the quick chat with him.  It was Monday evening and kind of a bit early for dinner.  We were so thankful there weren't too many other patrons in the restaurant.  We were kind of loud - laughing and talking with Pumpkin.  We finished up the night with cupcakes from Muddy's.  It doesn't get any better than the Pucker Up cupcakes!

It is so funny.  I enjoy a glass of wine but it knocks me out.  The boys were teasing me by saying, "goodnight, momma."  Sure enough.  The Big Guy turned on some sports documentary and in a few minutes I was nodding off on the couch.  I think there is a blackmail photo to prove it!