Oh hey there! Remember when I used to annoy the world with all of my rapturous writings on gardening? It's been awhile but I was going through the pictures on my phone and I realized you might be wondering if I even garden anymore and if I do, you might be hoping to see some pictures.
So yes and yes!
We recently relocated to Provo, Utah and I was happy to find a home with a beautiful yard. It was already laid out and planted perfectly to suit the climate and the changing seasons.
But the garden spot was barren.
So I have enjoyed
bringing it back to life.
There was an abundance of tomatoes and we got just enough
hot peppers to turn out some spicy salsa:
And the birds left just enough of the sunflower seeds I planted for a
sprinkling of cheerful flowers:
I have some catching up to do so look out!
Some coming attractions:
What I did for my Summer Vacation
Life Lately (As in the past year and a half)
That Nana Life
Renovation Rewind: Provo Edition
Earlier this month, I flew to Texas and with fortuitous timing, this little guy made his debut about a day later.
Meet our 8th grandchild:
Porter Scott Gale
8 lbs. 6 oz. 20.5" tall.
Son of Scott and Nicole and little brother to Bailey, Norah and June.
He was born on his Aunt Shanna's Birthday on General Conference weekend.
The Conference blessings just keep piling up!
The big sisters meeting baby brother.
And Nana crying happy tears and bursting with joy.
June likes to check on her little brother.
My son with his son.
Nicole and her sweet baby boy.
Beautiful--inside and out.
Shane took the ACT today.
Anyone who knows Shane, knows that he does not look on the bright side. He is one to assume the worst case scenario in any given situation. We've discussed this here before and through the years I have come to appreciate this outlook on life. Things are usually not worse than Shane thought they would be because he expects that things will be terrible, horrible, no good, and very bad--in spite of his Pollyanna Mother's cheerful pep talks to the contrary.
Last night before we had family scripture and prayer, Shane and I ran through the checklist of what to bring and got everything gathered and ready. Then we discussed our timeline for getting him there early and how things would go. The past few weeks we have had ongoing chats about the experiences with the ACT of his seven older siblings and he has had input from friends as well as online advice.
So, it looked like he was as ready as he could be.
Well, there was one thing we did not anticipate.