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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Card- Spiration #18

40th Anniversary Party Prep Part 2!

Roses in full bloom!



My rose garden is absolutely gorgeous right now with its heady aroma hitting you in the face as soon as you step onto the deck. The bonus is that the roses are right behind the swing on the porch and I am so happy that we decided to transplant them all to one location. Our yard is really looking ready for our 40th anniversary celebrations and vow renewal this weekend. Let's just pray that Mother Nature cooperates!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Glow Sticks in the tub? What!?!


Don't you just love Pinterest?! I think Pinterest has done for the 21st century what Martha Stewart did for the years past! It brings a real joy to everything from planning parties to having a nightly bath. I mean how cool are glowsticks in Nana's tub! Funzies!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Bleeding Heart Story

Our Bleeding Heart Bush
Pink Bunnies
Slippers

At this time of year, so many people want to know the story about the Bleeding Heart so this is how I told it to my children.(While telling the story slowly peel the pieces away from the flower.)
 Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. The prince loved the princess and wanted to marry her. He asked, she said no. He figured if he gave her special gifts then he would win her heart. First he gave her some pink bunnies.She still said no. So he gave her some beautiful slippers; she still refused so he gave her some lovely dangly earrings.
The princess still refused so since the prince could not have the love of his life, he took his sword (that's the green bit - you have to use your imagination a little) and stabbed himself in the heart.
Hence the name the Bleeding Heart.
Dangling Earrings
Sword

A "No Reason" Get-Together!

 Don't you just love great get-togethers that are not really planned and are not for any special reason? They always turn out so perfectly. That's exactly how this evening unfolded. My sons and their families came by for supper and we ate outside a dinner of chili, salad and garlic bread.


 My daughter in law brought some Sangria mix so of course we HAD to try and it was so delicious!
 Papa made a fire and the grandsons enjoyed the campfire while my son serenaded us on the guitar.




Sitting by the campfire

Sangria
 The evening was topped off with a Rhubarb and Strawberry pie with ice cream from Fife and Dikel and some Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream. I'm so full both with food and contentment.
Yummy desserts!

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