Saturday, June 28, 2008

Saturday eye candy

A quiet, beautiful Saturday here. Wimbledon on the tv, Carter is home from Boy Scout camp, and I feel kind of like I might have a grip on all the things I need to get done in the next few weeks before CHA. I got to crop at Kim's last night with Brenda and I am recuperating from all the fun we had.
Wanted to share a layout I had made before I went to the Farm. MellyPea the community director at Two Peas had sent me a happy box of KI paper, embellishments and ribbons for a Two Peas User Profile program that they do. It was a very fun group of products from the "La-di-dah" line, and I really enjoyed playing with them!

My Grandmother Hakes had the most incredible gardens, she was a natural at landscaping and had the most extraordinary green thumb. There are plants that she had in her yard that just take me back to that yard that held so many great memories of hide and seek, weed pulling and warm strawberries right from the garden. Peonies are one of those flowers that she had mounds of everywhere in the most luscious colors. When we moved to a climate that we could grow these in, they were one of the first plants I had to put in! This picture reminds me so much of those gardens my Grandma kept and how lucky I was to be raised right next door to her as a child and develop a love for the outdoors and for nature's beauty!
Seriously, I am such a lucky girl!
P.S. the voting is still going at Scrapbooks Etc, will you do a girl a large and vote for me?

1 comment:

Lori Craig said...

I love this page!!! Wes and I relocate every few years with his job....when we move, I did my grandma's peonies up and take them with me! My grandma is still alive, but gave up the family farm several years was immediately dozed over for a big ole mansion. I have never brought myself to even drive down that road...I just don't want my precious memories stolen by that vision. I just take a walk along the fence of my own property, and like you I'm immediately back to the home I loved so. Can't wait to meet you, girl! :) Hugs!