Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 30 - Rosebuds

The roses in our garden are loaded with buds and are ready to burst into bloom.  We have many rose bushes in shades of pink and red. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

March 29 - Emma's Easter Parade 2012

Emma's preschool hosts an Easter parade each year that family can attend.  Here are a few shots of Emma in the parade.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 28 - Hosta Bed

I dug up the beds on one side of our back porch and planted it all in different varieties of hosta that I separated this year.  It gets little sun, so should do well.

March 27 - Greenville, SC

I went to Greenville early this morning to stay with Noah and Bobby while Emily went to work.  We had a busy day.  Noah learned to say "Nana" while I was there.  I went downtown in the early evening to take some photographs.  We are redecorating Dan's Greenville office with some black and white photographs of Greenville.  Greenville has such a charming downtown.

March 26 - Garden Shots

Bloom on our new rose bush

Garden Ornament

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 25 - Bobby and Noah


Bobby in "big boy pants"

Bobby making pizza



Noah and shopping cart

More shopping

and more shopping...

Bobby doing his Buzz Lightyear imitation

Noah talking on the phone


March 24 - Family Visit

Fruit Salad

Emily and Bobby


Cousin Play - Emma, Noah, and Bobby

Emily, Robert, Bobby, and Noah came for a visit this weekend.  Molly, Bjarne, and Emma came over to play and join us for dinner.  We had a great time and enjoyed a meal of grilled burgers and dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, and fruit salad. 

March 23 - Front porch close ups

New Doormat

Flowers on the front porch

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 22 - Wreath for the front door

I made a trip to Michael's this morning and purchased a grapevine wreath, greenery, florals, and ribbon.  After spending some time wrestling with some green floral wire, the wreath and supplies, we have a new wreath for the front door.  It includes a couple of bird nests recycled from previous year's spring wreath that was stored in the garage.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 21 - Front Porch Plantings

Another task finished today - plantings for our front porch.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March 20 - Gardening

I have neglected our garden for many years and have spent some time this spring getting things whipped back in shape.  So far, I have:
  • Moved and separated day lilies
  • Expanded my herb garden
  • Moved and separated perennials
  • Trimmed the boxwood and roses
  • Planted most of the pots for annuals and changed out the garden flags

Today I planted the annuals in the pots in the back garden and worked on trimming boxwoods and roses.  Dan sprayed for weeds as our "mulch guys" are coming on Thursday to mulch all the beds.  I still need to find annuals to fill the goat cart and antique wheel barrow on our front porch.  It was a fun day.  Thank you, Matty, for watching the dogs while we were working!

March 19 - Dinner Prep

I made a large batch of sausage and peppers for dinner - enough for our meal and a meal for the freezer stash.  Here is a shot of some of the completed prep work.  I like to photograph anything red (my favorite color).

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18 - What's in my morning frittata?

I love making frittata for brunch on the weekend.  It is easy, looks like I worked harder than I did, and I can use up the odds and ends in my fridge.  Today's ingredients included left over corned beef and boiled potatoes, fresh spinach. onion, cheddar cheese, and salsa.  I topped mine with Sriracha chili sauce for a little extra kick.