Monday, September 17, 2018

I'd Rather Sit On A Pumpkin

While driving on the road, I noticed this sign from far away.  All it takes is for me to see these two words, and I'm there.
The Pumpkin Patch is actually at a nursery, so I was able to take pictures of flowers as well.  There were orange pumpkins...and minis,
white pumpkins...and minis,
and even peach pumpkins!
This shaded area by the water fall and pond is often visited by the hummingbird.
There were flowers in Fall colors.

I loved these huge jugs.
  They would be great for a garden.

It's just not a pumpkin patch without bales of hay.

Inside the nursery shop, I was looking at the creative fairy gardens to get ideas for when I make a garden
 for Francesca and Mia.

Mine will be very different though, and I already have some funky ideas for it.  ; )

I did find just the right pumpkin
to take home with me.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin,
and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~Henry David Thoreau

This year I got a white pumpkin, but orange ones are still my favorite. 
And I just have to show you the sweetest pictures that Nel sent me.  Baby Mia is wearing a Harry Potter onesie.


Monday, September 10, 2018

A Wonderful Weekend

I had the best Labor Day weekend!
Jess came to visit, and I got to see Francesca.  When her and Brian got here, I greeted them with crackers of roasted chicken, pepper jack cheese and pickles, chips, peaches, and homemade potato salad.
Remember the doll I got for Francesca?  She loved it!  She wouldn't put it down.  This is her cabinet filled with goodies, and I want to eventually get Mia the same cabinet of her own.
Watched a little Sesame Street.
I used to watch this all the time when my kids were young, so it gave me so much pleasure watching it with my grandbaby.
Did some shopping.
  Jess found a cute dish towel with macacons on it for when she makes her scrumptious macarons.  

Favorite shop
A paper store with lots of ideas for creating.
Time to rest and see the sights.
Went to Jack's Urban Eats for a bite to eat.  I forgot how BIG and delicious their salads are.  We shared a salad and some garlic fries.
Speaking of shopping....
Jess went to this cute boutique awhile back, and I really want to check it out.  ; )
Bye Grandma, see you soon!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Welcome to the world, Mia Julienne!

We are so pleased to introduce you to the newest member of our Red Rose Alley family. Our baby girl was born Thursday, August 16 at a healthy 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches.

She loves to snuggle. 

She's just wild about mommy.

And she's already laughing at daddy's jokes.

We found a great baby sitter. He's very attentive... ( ;

I think she likes to pose for the camera.

Hello blog friends!

We are so very blessed.

~ Nel

Monday, August 27, 2018

Blowin' In The Wind

I watched a show recently about the singing group,
Peter, Paul and Mary, and it was so strange because I planned on using one of their songs on my next post.
I love Mary Traver's unique and soothing voice.

Some of their songs you may remember, Leaving on a Jet Plane, If I Had a Hammer, and my favorite, Blowin' in the Wind.  This is an old song that's special to me, as I sang it, along with others in a choir, when I was a young girl.  Please listen to the words.
Some yellow photos for end of the Summer.

And my favorite little splashes of yellow.

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.