Monday, April 30, 2012

Window boxes and weekend stuff

I am so tired. I had a very busy weekend. Janae is taking a week off and is putting in new floors. It is so much work and yet looks so great it is worth it. It is fun to work on it with her. I got distracted and totally weeded and worked in her front yard. I loved the feeling of accomplishment from doing that and being able to help her out in that way. I need to spend some major time in my yard! I did get my window boxes planted which was good.

Here they were last year...



They looked beautiful! So here they are this year...




Can't wait until they get big and beautiful like last year! I used miracle grow soil--they should be lovely soon.

I missed Chantel this weekend. There was no school on friday so thursday night she spent the night with a friend who lives in Gales Creek. Then on friday night she stayed the night with Janae helping her get the carpet all torn out of her house. Chantel is such an organizer. Trust me, you all would love to have a daughter like her. She is such a take charge girl too. She totally got my garage organized..instructing Wyatt and I on what to do. Now I can actually go in there! Thank God for Chantel.


Eileen came over today with Griffin. It was so great to spend the afternoon with her. She brought over everything to have a big BBQ. She is so awesome. Thank God for Eileen too! I am so blessed.

I have so been enjoying being able to cut flowers from the garden. It is still raining like crazy which is driving me nuts because some flowers are done before I have felt like I have had time to enjoy them outside! So I guess I really have to bring the outside in...


Mom brought me some flowers--I think she said they were coming into her yard from her neighbors. So pretty!


To end I wanted to post this picture of our cat Big John and our hamster Walter. Chantel calls them her "sons" which is funny because Big John was born before she was. I love how Chantel adores these two..and I love how Persians don't have a single bit of the hunting instinct. Also, Walter doesn't realize he is not supposed to be friends with a cat. Don't you just wish the whole world was like that?!


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28 comments:

Janae said...

Your window boxes look great! Thank you so much for all your help with my floors and my yard! Walter & big John look so cute.

Melanie said...

The window boxes are pretty! Ny favorite picture was of Big John and Walter!!! Loved that picture!!! Did not know that persians do not have an instinct to hunt. Learned something today!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Aw, the last pic was sooo cute!! Love me some window boxes too!!

Grandma Carolee said...

I can certainly understand why you would feel tired...you accomplished so much this weekend! looking forward to seeing Janae's new floor.

I liked your statement about Big John and Walter being together...what a cute photo!

Connie said...

I found your blog last week and have enjoyed reading about your wonderful family, sweet fur babies, and seeing all the neat things you have done to your lovely home.
I first read your DD's blog and found you when she blogged about her bathroom redo. You can be proud of what she has accomplished at such a young age. She has done so much for being so young. All of your children are amazing!
Your house is lovely - I love how you solve any problems when it comes to decorating on a budget.
I will continue to read both yours and your DD's blogs. I can't wait to see her floors done - I know how much work that can be.
Hugs,
Connie

Cherub Cottage said...

OMG Sandy I love your flower boxes, I need to place some of those on my windows...I'm sure they will grow as lovely as last year. My youngest daughter is like Chantel Ms. Organized don't you love it :)... I have also been meaning to tell you that I love the picket fence you created with the faux window that is too cute! Those two pets are out of this world I just wanna hug um both :) Have a good day! Luvnhugs

The Gingerbread Gem said...

That picture is awesome!! And your window boxes look great.

Goedele

Amy Jo said...

Your window boxes are FAB! And your Kitty and Hampster are adorable! That pic made me smile.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Shirley said...

Oh Sandy,
I love this post. It is so nice to know that you and your girls are so close. That is so rare today and a true blessing. Im so happy for you. And I'm sure the boys are just as close.I love Big John..he is one cool cat! Wish i could get my window boxes going but it's still too cold here to take the risk. Maybe in another week I can start them.
Love,love your blog..
~Shirley

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandy...your flowers are beautiful! Wish you could help me out with mine!

Eileen said...

Such a pretty post. Those flowers will be big and beautiful before you know it. Last years pic is gorgeous!
The cat and hamster pic is something you should send off to hallmark. Adorable!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That picture is the cutest ever!! You have to send it into a cat magazine or something, and your flowers are gorgeous, I can see why you feel so accomplished...And tired!

Carol

Julie said...

Big John and Walter are so cute. Reminds me of my big orange cat, Pinkie and my niece's guinea pig, Piggy. They loved each other. It was so strange to see them talking to each other with funny little squeaky sounds. They're are both gone now but thanks for reminding me with your picture of your "boys". J

Rebecca said...

Hi Sandy...Send that pic to a cat mag! I mean it! FAB!

LOVE YOUR HOME. Your flowers will be big soon!

My daughter is 27 and my best friend. I'm blessed. Our son is equally loving...calls me or his dad everyday! LOVE IT!

xoRebecca

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

The window boxes are wonderful. I can't wait to see pictures of them in the coming weeks! They remind of Europe. I can't get over the last picture!! To cute!!!!! I hope I can pin directly from your blog! Can't wait to start following you!

Olivia said...

Wow! You are such an amazing mom! What a blessing you are to all of your loved ones. I adore your flower boxes! I really want some for my front and back windows! Simply darling. My kitty kitties would munch that hamster in one bite, glad to hear Walter is safe! Simply darling! Big hugs,
Olivia

lynn said...

oh, walter and big john-such a great pic, sandy! your window boxes will look amazing very soon! my sister was like chantel--crazy good organization skills!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Sandy!

Your window boxes from last year were so pretty... It is fun to watch the new little plants grow and fill out.

Big John and Walter are sure cute together!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Pam said...

Walter looks so cute sitting there. I really like your window boxes. The bright pink color looks pretty with the blue stuff growing on the ground. I really need to buy some annuals and get them planted.

scrapbookluvr said...

I absolutely LOVE the fact that your cat doesn't want to EAT your hamster!! That cracks me up! We have a cat that thinks he's a dog... He plays fetch with our dog, chases our dog, antagonizes, then runs from the dog, his own version of "chase", and our dog loves it! They curl up together for naps all the time, sometimes in the dog kennel, with the door open. They both came into our home via rescue as babies at the same time, so they haven grown up together. Aren't animals like children?!? Gotta love 'em!! BTW, LOVE your site!

Susan said...

Lovely flowers in the window boxes and on your pretty table. :)

Anne said...

Sandy,
What a blessing your children are.So nice when they take charge and do things without being asked.A good reflection of there parents ;-)
Your window boxes are so pretty.I had those in my previous house.I miss them.
Ane

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your window boxes. Your flowers will problably look beautiful again. That picture of the kitty and it's little friend is so cute! Thank you for coming by. Pat

Miss Gracie's House said...

Your window boxes are so pretty and cheerful! Do you have drip irrigation...I would never be able to keep them alive:)
Happy May Day!
Rene'

Cindy said...

Oh my god, that last picture made me laugh... how completely totally funny and cute... i think i need to save that picture just for days when i'm feeling blue,, it would always make me smile.
What a sweet post, the way you are so thankful for everyone, and such a helper yourself. And your window boxes are fabulous! Does the pink flower really continue to bloom through the summer??!

Cindy

Ana said...

Oh my goodness Sandy...How adorable is that last pic of your kitty and hamster...Too cute! Sounds like you have been a very busy bee. Your flower boxes look great. Happy May.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Hello you busy lady you. Wow what a weekend. I felt like I had been outside with you enjoying your wonderful yard. Your window boxes are going to be so beautiful. And I'm dying to see Janaes floors. I need to hop on over to her blog. Could you possibly send Chantel to my house for awhile. She sounds like a gem. My garage could use some help too. (smile) Thanks for sharing your beautiful family....all of them and lovely yard. I feel like I live right next door and have the perfect neighbors!!

Janet said...

Your flower boxes look so pretty! I only wish I could have some on my house, too!
Blessings,
Janet