...the baby ducks brought this to mind...

 
 
by 5/20/15 3:23 PM (Comments: 2)

lilac 4-17-15My lilac bush began in my Grandma's yard as far back as I can remember. I always loved that bush...and it got bigger as I got bigger each year.  My mom plucked me a half a dozen twigs from the ground from that bush many years ago (the year I got my Masters Degree) and brought them to me to plant in our yard.

Yes, I love lilacs and yes, I love purple. Double happiness in the gift Mom chose for me.

 

Three years ago, when the Leap Day Tornado happened in our neighborhood, about half of my then 12-15 foot lilac bush was torn from the ground...gone. During the last 3 years it has grown beautifully...and presently in bloom. Our backyard smells like what I would imagine Heaven to smell like...lilacs and Grandma all rolled into one. Both my Grandma and Mother have passed and so I really look forward to it blooming each year. Good memories all around. Hope you enjoy them even half as much as I do!

 

 

 


...today is the first day of the rest of your life...

 
 
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When I saw Ditty's post on facebook, instantly thought of Lori...don't know it they are practical but sure are cute!

 

http://jezebel.com/5851711/the...or-penguins-affected

 

 

 


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These are so darn cute and I love black olives, cream cheese, and carrots, you know I will be having me some of these.  Saw these on FB (I know, that is a bad word) but thought Lori would love these too!

  

Penguin olives

 

 

 


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For the month of August, Geocacher's all around the world will be accepting the 31 day challenge...can you find one cache a day for the 31 days of August?  We are going to try it...so far we have met out goal for August 1st.  One down and 30 to go!  Anyone else going to give it a try?

 

http://blog.geocaching.com/201...#blog_subscription-4

 

 

 


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Happy Fourth of July from our home to yours...hope everyone is having a great day.  Enjoy, and give thanks for the ones who fought for our freedoms... 

 

 

 


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bangstyle.com today Food Park in Seattle

 

http://www.bangstyle.com/2012/...ood-park-in-seattle/

 

That would be so cool....would love to visit that!

 

 

 


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Happy Memorial Day to those who served and didn't return, and to those who served in the service everywhere...enjoy your day, you deserve it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y64zTRlrmo

 

 

 

 


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Scott and I went to the falls Sunday afternoon and loved the sound of the waterfall, especially since it had rained off and on for 2 days!

 

 

 

 


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One year ago today about this time in the evening, I received my phone call from Barnes Hospital Transplant Division, and 1 year ago tomorrow I will of had my transplant, a ten hour surgery.  Monday and Tuesday I will have my 1 year checkup, parts of it will be easier than others (I especially do not like the bronc).  Thank God for miracles.  I also want to thank my family for dropping everything to be by my side (every day I was in St. Louis, someone from my family was with me), for the team of doctors and nurses who cared for me, and for all the prayers sent my way. Many of you came to visit me, sent cards, and gifts. I thank you everyone!

 

 

 


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