Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So, we didn't get much done on our own house as far as projects go. On Monday night and last night, Reuben didn't come home until 11:30pm. He worked late on Monday and yesterday he went, with his co-workers, to the opening ceremonies of a Retirement Home they designed up in Pembroke. I was invited too but was recuperating from a cold so I didn't want to go.
Tonight, we are babysitting our neice, Elyssa, while her parents sail their boat in a race at the Sailing Club.
Then, on Friday, we are heading down to southern Ontario for a wedding. Our friends, Erica and Brian are getting married. I'm pretty excited because the reception will be at the Warplane Museum and we all know how much I love airplanes!:) Should be hectic but good. Hopefully, we'll get to see a little bit of Hadassah while we are there as Diana and Mike will be at the wedding, as well. My parents will be in town too, for a different reason and will be taking Hadassah with them for the day.
That's our life in a nutshell. No time for the house at the moment. While Reuben's parents were here, Reuben's dad installed our new sink and tap .... I will post before/after pictures soon!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This is what the corner looked like just after we moved in. Improvement, non?
By the way, our gardener is my Dad.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Elyssa is now doing this cute waving thing as well. She's starting to communicate more and more and it's pretty awesome! At the end of next month, Diana and Mike will have another little one and the process will start all over again. Here is a picture of what Hadassah looks like now.
These are the other perennials we got from Lydia's family. There is a clump of Shasta daisies, some lilies in the front there and some other stuff that I can't remember what's it's called but it's all doing quite well. This is on the side of our house where we get tons and tons of sunlight and with the rainy weather we've been having lately, the plants are loving it. Against the house you can see our rose bush/vine that was here when we moved in. It had grown up to the kitchen window but didn't seem to be doing so well so I pruned it right back. Hopefully, it will rejuvinate. Also you can see the huge clump of rhubarb against the house. It's still growing and producing, which is great!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
When I was still living at home, we had this tradition that the birthday girl/boy would get woken up by the rest of the family singing Happy Birthday and bringing in presents and breakfast. I treasure that memory. Now that I'm married, and my husband doesn't believe in breakfast in bed . . . we are making new memories. Being woken up with a soft "Happy Birthday" before I even remember that it's my birthday is pretty nice, even if I don't get breakfast in bed anymore:)
This morning when I got to work (I really don't think we should have to work on our birthdays), I found that my boss had left a bouquet of irises and tulips on my desk with a note. Soooo nice!
Here's to a great rest of the day!