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Monday, April 22, 2013

Whew, It's Monday!

I can't believe today is Monday. The weekend was so busy and it flew by. These flowers are some trumpet vines that I have growing on the fence. I forget to check them most of the time. I was chopping weeds on Saturday morning and they were covered in blooms. I wish I had planted them up next to the house.

The wedding shower was great. Nik's family is lovely. A very nice surprise was one of Nik's aunts and I have known each other since before Nik and Emilie were both born. We were in a Bible Study together back in the 80s. Isn't that funny? We would run in to each other through the years so getting to see were were going to be related through marriage was awesome. I had a good time and I of course forgot a camera.

The weather man says we should hit 92 degrees today. It feels crispy already outside. It feels like late May and not April. In a way I guess, it will be good to not have a garden if the summer is going to be so hot. I am thinking I might just plant some tomatoes and peppers in my flowerbeds in the back yard. Just a couple.

I think I will start washing windows this week. After school. I am determined that school will come first no matter about the wedding. Ron will take off the week of the wedding so I am pretty confident we can do this. He has to build a dance floor. He likes building things so that is a fun thing we are looking forward too.
Do you want to hear a really sweet thing? The lady who is making the wedding cake and the cupcakes said yesterday that she wasn't going to charge anything. She just wanted to do it for Emilie.

I think that is what keeps my crying all of the time now. I have the nicest friends and there are the sweetest people who come into our lives. It is so over whelming to me to be surrounded by such loving acts of kindness. I keep learning that lesson over and over. You can never out give God and the more you try, the more He gives and then you just can't take in all of the blessings that just keep over flowing into your lap.

Like I have said before, life is much greater than I ever dreamed and I still go through life being pleasantly surprised all of the time.
All I can say, is I am so thankful on this Monday morning.

But like my friend Janette said, " She was so tired her eyeballs hurt after her daughters wedding."  I am approaching that stage.

Thank you for visiting today.


  1. oh, so glad the shower went well! love the friend-to-family connection! and LOVE those purple trumpet vines!

  2. May you continue to be showered with blessings.

  3. Beautiful. I love trumpet vine. Just bought more Columbine too , got some of the dwarf variety this time. We are still getting nights near freezing though.

  4. I am so glad the shower went well. You forgot your camera?? tsk, tsk :)
    That is a lovely gesture about the wedding cake. It just goes to show you how the sweetness of your family impacts others.

  5. Beautiful pics of your flowers. So happy for all of you that everything is coming together and that the shower turned out so well.

  6. Glad the shower went well! The flowers ALL look sooo pretty. How wonderful on the wedding cake and cupcakes! Such acts of kindness are soo overwhelming sometimes. I am happy it is all working out for you. Enjoy this day!

    Not quite as hot here today, but we hit 90 on Sat. too. A little too hot for me already, haha.

  7. YOU are a pearl, a treasure. That's why everyone wants to walk beside you! It's going to snow here today! Yikes!
    I like your idea. I had been thinking of planting a pepper garden, too. I like the way they look and taste!
    Yay for an awesome shower! Now, the wedding!

  8. Everything is coming up roses for you now and I think that it's because you deserve it.
    Your flowers are gorgeous.
    The best is yet to come.

  9. hope they are so blessed
    God is letting you know He loves you when other people are kind to you, have a great week, love all the flowers!

  10. Oh that's so sweet she doesn't have to pay for her cake. What a nice lady. I'm glad you had fun at the shower. I still wish I had done more. :) That is just so weird that you've known his aunt forever. Although I shouldn't be surprised, you know everyone and I'm pretty sure you'll be related to them all after awhile. :P

  11. I believe I cried all my tears before my daughter's wedding ... and didn't shed a tear during the wedding itself. ;-)

    I washed some windows today myself ... we've got temperatures about 20 degrees cooler than you. I wouldn't mind it being a little warmer ... but not 90's. Try to stay cool.

  12. She's doing the cake and everything for free? Wow! That is so amazing! We've been on the receiving end of so much kindness lately-- it's so easy to concentrate on the negative and ignore the positive.

  13. Good evening Kim. I am sorry to read you forgot your camera, I would have loved to have seen pictures of the bridal shower, I'm sure it was lovely...Your flowers are simply beautiful but, I can't believe your temperature may reach the 90's!!! You certainly have wonderful friends, but I am certain your friends feel the same way about you and your wonderful family. Thinking of you, Julie.

  14. Kim ~
    Gorgeous flower pics ~ as always!
    You have late May temps and here in Ohio we have early March ones. Too bad we can't reach a happy medium!
    Hugs :)

  15. Sorry you are so tired...I know a little bit about how you feel! What a wonderful and unexpected blessing to receive the cake as a gift! So glad you have wonderful, generous friends to help you!

  16. I'm so glad you have been blessed by the cake lady! :) Friends are the best, aren't they?! Every time I read one of your posts, I get more and more anxious for my flowers to bloom. Yours are lovely!

  17. You have awesome friends. I'm so glad it was a nice day. You have a way with flowers Kim. Your flowers are always so beautiful.

  18. gorgeous blooms today kim, you know those trumpet vines are my favorites!!

    so happy the shower went well, your getting close, i am so excited for you!!

  19. That's a wonderful gesture about the wedding cake and cupcakes! Great news for you, I'm sure! Lovely flowers in your pictures! xo Nellie


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