Friday, April 29, 2011

Springtime in "the Valley"

LOL Paradise Valley isn't really in a valley that's the funny part. The snow and ice have just about all melted away, days are warming up, and the geese are back! Must be springtime. I noticed some of my tulips have found the sun, and my allium are up at least 4 inches now. I've really got to buy some more of those amazing flowers. No sign of the lilac leaves yet which makes me think there is still another cold snap yet to come. The baby is happy and warm, wiggling around quite often these days. I'm 24 weeks. Here's a recent picture. That's all for now. <3 Nancy & Baby :)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Newest News!

To the list of sister, friend, cousin, aunt, & wife you can now add MOTHER! We found out over Christmas that I'm pregnant and are all very excited about it. Baby is due August 17th, just 3 days before my birthday. :D I've had one Dr's appointment and one ultrasound so far so I don't know much. BUT I have heard the baby's heartbeat and seen my little Sweetpea on the screen. I'm going back for another ultrasound next week so after that I'll post pictures! Right now though I'll show you the baby afghan that I made. It's blue but we are not going to find out of it's a boy or a girl. Right now I'm 11 1/2 weeks.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So I finally got the gumption to do something with the pile of pinecones out by the door. I picked them all last year because I was going to make a garland. I tried but found it difficult to work with the wire and it looked aweful so I gave up! So yesterday I decided to put one of the wreaths I made to use. With a little spraypaint, glitter and hotglue...

The question now is what to do with the rest!!! I barely made a dent in the pile. I mostly have Norway Spruce and Blue Spruce left. (Those are the larger ones)

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Fall

The leaves have fallen, the days are darker, and there is a sprinkling of frost over everything in the mornings. It's definitely fall. The geese have been flying south steady for weeks now and they soon will be all gone but I saw some cranes fly over today. Today, November 1st, is the first day of deer season, we went out and Terry shot a doe mule deer. I've got two mule deer tags as well, so hopefully I'll get one next time! I didn't get any pictures so hopefully I'll get some of those next time too. I was trying to remember the other day what date Bonfire night is, I think it's Nov 3rd. I miss Bonfire night, they still do it in Newfoundland - it's an old English thing I believe. Happy Fall everyone!

I should make a comment my Christmas cards, I've been making them since September! I've got my quota made but still making more. I've got lots more ideas. I just ordered a new stamp from QKR Stampede and I've got a Stampin' Up parcel coming from my mom & sister. Exciting! I think I'll post some of my cards online eventually. Bye for now.

Okay so I found out that BonFire night is the 5th.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Early Birthday Surprise!

So Terry tells me he knows what he's getting me for my birthday and TRIED to order it and inlisted Mary's help, then looked online to order and got even more confused about what exactly to get. So he just HAD to tell me! He wanted to buy me a hydrangea but didn't know which one to get and because ordering them cost so much money (over $100) he didn't want to get the wrong kind for our zone, or something I didn't like... so he let me choose!

We found one really cheap at a local garden centre (Evergreen actually). It is an "Endless Summer - The Original" a mophead hydrangea which can be blue or pink. It looks like mine is mostly pink! It's supposed to be hardy to Zone 3 so we're giving it a try!!!

I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! However it is a bit disconcerting when I go out on a super sunny day and it's all flopped over! Apparently that's natural but I'm afraid I've planted it in too sunny a spot. Well we'll see how it goes. Any hydrangea tips? YAY!!!

Lady Lilac's Lovely Lilac's!!!

So here are a few pictures I took last week (or at least I think it was last week). Our fantastic lilac hedge has come into full bloom and with handfuls of that sweet smell on the table every day. Sadly they are fading now. I HAD to post the picture of the Allium(that purple ball)! They are about amazing about 2.5" tall and 4 inches across!!! I'm so glad I bought those, I wonder if you can get different colours? Then I also included my Lonely Lily of the Valley. A few came back but only one bloomed. I'm so glad I got some Michelle. I've since gotten some more from Mary so hopefully next year there will be MORE!

I've got a video of around the garden that I have to upload to YouTube. I should probably go do that. And I've got another little surprise to share with you guys!

Very much enjoying my garden, I hope you are enjoying yours :)

Friday, May 21, 2010

May Flowers!

So last Saturday I finished replacing the brick edge and planted all my annuals. :) On Sunday my purple tulips bloomed and I was more excited about them than the whole bed of flowers! LOL I'm not sure what else to say really. The lilacs will soon be blooming, the one tree next door has a few blossoms but ours aren't out yet. I love lilac's so much. There are so many sunflowers coming up from last years plants WOW we'll have plenty of sunflowers this year!!! I had a few gladiolus bulbs from last year but they looked pretty small and shrivelled so I planted everything in one big lump in one corner of the vegetable garden. We'll just have to wait and see what comes. I don't have much else to say, I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. April showers bring May Flowers!