Already I can tell that Grace is going to be a hopeless romantic as she grows up. Today we were cleaning out our hall closet and moving stuff to a better home when Grace saw my wedding dress. And she thought it looked just like a real princess dress. And she asked very sweetly if she could try it on. And of couse I let her.
So we put it on her.
And she turned very slowly all the way around.
She already talks about getting married.
She says, "I'm gonna marry Jack when I grow up." Jack is a very sweet little boy that Grace has been head over heels for since preschool. They go to the same school now but aren't in the same class. Occasionally they see one anothe and Grace gets excited and tells me all about. Ending by saying she's going to marry him one day.
And today Grace told me that when she gets married she wants to wear my dress.
One thing's for sure. Raising your own princess beats any fairytale.
Faith has the uncanny knack of falling asleep wherever she happens to lie. And as much as I love her, this little girl has a mean temper when she's woken up inadvertently from her nap. So I have learned to let this sleeping baby lie. Even when she's on top of the ottoman...
Our yard is bursting with color. Which is amazing considering how long it's been since it's received any love and nurture from a homeowner. After taking 6 months for us to close on our foreclosure, I can assure you that the bank did not weed or feed or even cut the grass once. So while we have a lot, and I mean A LOT of gardening work ahead of us, I am stopping to smell the roses so to speak, and appreciate the beauty of God's creation.
Our front yard is bursting with red knockout roses.
Yellow ones, too.
And I planted some pink hydrangeas where we chopped down a dead pine tree.
Our back fence and gate is covered with sweet scented jasmine.
My how that jasmine smells wonderful! Every breeze carries it across the yard. It's heavenly.
And we have these bursting with color.
I recently discovered they are crinum lillies and they are stunning.
I'm not sure what this little guy is.
Or this either.
But I do know that this is a canna lily.
And they are proliferating around one side of our pool. I'm going to transplant some to the other side and keep my fingers crossed that they'll take...
Even though our yard has been neglected for quite some time, I am eager to show it some love. I can hardly wait to see how well she does next year after receiving some much needed tender loving care...