Last week was one of those weeks where I didn’t know if I was coming or going!  Just busy with everything.  Getting the girls ready for their recital, quilting, gardening, getting the house ready for visitors, graduation open houses….oh and the list goes on.  It seems like it’ll be a little quieter for about a month…I hope!

Flowers are finally starting to look nice.  It always takes them a few weeks to take off.

This is one of my driveway planters.  The flowers finally have blooms again!  All the severe weather we had made them lose every single bloom.  Looked like a pot of greenery for a while!

Garden is starting to take off too.

I already have beans and tomatoes.  The beans are ready to pick too!! I usually never cook any of the beans we grow.  The girls eat them before they ever see the cook top! πŸ™‚  I have a ton of tomato plants that seeded themselves from last year.  I have little tomato plants growing all over my garden.  Like 50!!  Actually at the base of the bean plant you can see one growing.  I planted 6 tomato plants this year, but it looks like I may have a whole lot more!!

The girls had their recital Saturday night.  It was a long day because the dress rehearsal was that morning.  We had to be up super early, so I could do their hair and makeup.  We had a few hours to rest and then the show.  The girls needed their hair redone because it had fallen out by Saturday night.  Thank goodness my sister and her friend were here to help me.  They did the girls hair, so I could get ready.  My mom was in town from New Mexico for the performance.  It was so nice to have her here too.  She left for a trip Sunday, but we’ll see her again briefly in July.

The girls’ performance was magical.  I enjoyed every second.  They danced in two numbers the first half of the show and three in the second.  I almost cried during their ballet performance.  The looked like angels.

Scott and I were just amazed at how they could remember to do 5 different dances!!  They didn’t seem nervous at all.  I was a nervous wreck for them!  The award ceremony happens at the end of the recital.  The girls were awarded 2 out of 4 dance scholarships given!!!  We were so excited!!!  It was a complete surprise when their names were announced.  Again, I had to choke back tears.  The scholarship covers tuition to go to a dance camp.  The girls were just thrilled!  It was the perfect ending to a perfect evening.

I should have some quilting pics to show soon!!


  • Sheila says:

    Congratulations to your girls , they look just gorgeous , I am sure you were so proud of them , it sounds like they had a very successful night! Can't believe your garden with tomatoes already , just planted mine ;-0

  • Lynette says:

    They look so beautiful! I'd have been in tears all day from the emotions. πŸ˜€ Very exciting that they both got camp scholarships!

  • Carrie P. says:

    Congrats to your beautiful daughters. 5 dances?!!! I know I could only remember one, I think. lol Good for them.
    Your garden looks great. And good for the girls for eating all those healthy veggies.

  • Lainee says:

    Let's see if Blogger issues are taken care of…They're both real beauties! I see talented artistic exprssion runs in the family!

  • Yvette says:

    YUMMY!!!! I love fresh veggies. I wish I was your neighbor, I would help you eat the tomato's. LOL!

    The girls look so adorable!!

  • Sue says:

    Oh everything in your photos looks so awesome! I am getting tomato flowers already too. I think it strange since we are late with gardening this year what with all the rain and cold temps. Anyway, I won't complain.

    Your girls are gorgeous! I love those purple outfits. They do look like angels and congratulations to them for their scholarship wins! Woohoo!

  • Thelma says:

    Congratulations to you all, you for surviving, the girls for doing so well with their dances. They are absolutely gorgeous in their costumes.

    When did you have time to put out a garden, really, do you sleep?

    I'm hoping Mocha Trails has made it's way to your door, let me know if that's not the case. Happy Monday!

  • LuAnn says:

    Your flowers are beautiful, and your beans and tomatoes look like they are really taking off. What are the pink lacy looking flowers in the pot?

  • Donna says:

    Beautiful daughters and I LOVE the purple! Wonder why πŸ™‚ You should be so proud of them winning scholarships!
    Your flowers are beautiful and your garden is looking good! We will have our first tomato tomorrow from our garden.

  • WoolenSails says:

    I haven't even planted my tomatoes yet, hopefully they will ripen in time this year. The girls look adorable in their dresses.


  • Brandie says:

    Oh I'm really sad we don't live closer! I could help you eat all those tomatoes.
    Your girls are beautiful, congrats to them.

  • Red Heads says:

    What a wonderful evening for your family to share. The girls are soo pretty. It is very nerve wrecking for the parents , BUT, the children breeze thtough things. I am happy for you all. I see those green beans & I am wanting some. Nothing like picking your own veggies. Thanks for sharing your great night. Dianne

  • Patti says:

    The girls look gorgeous.

  • Jeanette says:

    Your girls look beautiful. Hugs,

  • West Michigan Quilter says:

    Your girls are beautiful. They look so much like you!

  • Michele says:

    Beautiful flowers and yummy garden! Congratulations to the girls and to you on the dance scholarships πŸ™‚ I know all of you put in lots of hard work πŸ™‚ The girls look beautiful!


    who needs quilts to look at when you have those very beautiful girls to look at and to entertain us!! I am soo happy for them–and what beautiful outfits they have on!!
    and that garden is so good looking too!
    Hugs, Di

  • Allie says:

    Your garden looks great! Mine looks like nothing…we haven't started it. πŸ™ Congrats to the girls, they are so beautiful, Linda! They look like princesses!

  • QuiltSue says:

    Your girls are so pretty. I can just imagine how proud you all felt of them, and the scholarships must have been the cherry on top of the icing on the cake!

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Pretty in purple! Congratulations to the girls. I know how proud you feel. What a great garden space.

  • Me and My Stitches says:

    What a great day. Your girls are adorable!

  • Lori says:

    Your girls are precious!! All the work and business is crazy but fun!!

  • Candace says:

    Wow – your garden is wonderful, Linda! I can't believe you have beans already! Mine are just popping out of the ground! Congratulations to the girls – what an accomplishment for them to remember all 5 dances – and they're so adorable in their costumes!

  • Quilts And Pieces says:

    Oh they are beautiful ballerinas! So I had pepper and tomato plants planted and the stupid chipmunks ate them all.

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    The girls are so cute! These are the nicest recital costumes I've seen so far, too.

  • Darlene says:

    The girls are darling! Congrats to them. πŸ™‚

    And, your Mom was there, too. Makes for a wonderful day.

  • Diana says:

    Your girls are gorgeous! You must be so proud of them. I know I would be. Tell them congrats from Diana In Michigan!