Friday, April 30, 2010

Jen's Flower Friday

It's a sad day in our family.  Today my children will say goodbye to their Great Grandpa Burrow.  Grandpa Billy Gene Burrow was a veteran of the Korean War, he was a Father, Husband, Uncle, Brother, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather.   We will miss you!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Outdoor Mural

Tired of looking at  that boring outdoor cement wall? 
Well....change it, transform it into whatever you would like to see, anything is possible.  If you are in the local St. Louis, or surrounding areas, and are interested in having Jen transform your outdoor wall with paint, into your own personal outdoor  mural.... just contact Jen @

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Early Bloomers

I am enjoying all the beauty of the early spring blooms. The leaders of the pack, who race out , without a doubt, each year in StL, to show us that sun and warmer weather are back in town.  Even the pesky old dandelions, as weedy as they are, have some beauty, and just want to stay ahead of the game. We have a robin that builds a nest somewhere in our yard each year, usually just out of viewing sight, this year, she chose a nw location.  I have a trellis that holds flower pots.  While cleaning up the back yard this spring, I had dumped the dirt out of one of the trellis pots.  Within a couple days, before I could replace the dirt, a robin came along, and laid claim to the pot, she made a nice home for her 4 beautiful blue eggs to keep warm.  Her nest is now at eye level, so I am looking forward to being able to watch the progress daily. Enjoy your spring, some of these early tree blooms don't last long, they will soon be gone for another year, take today, and the rest of this week , with this amazing weather in StL,  to enjoy the beauty of spring.  To take in your surroundings, to notice the beauty, color,  and detail surrounding you. When you hear that annoying bee buzz by your ear, know that spring is here, and nature is hard at work, taking care of the little things that we often overlook. Enjoy the beauty in your world today!

Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Taking a Moment to Smell the Lilacs


My lilac bush is in full bloom.  It is my first flower bush of each season to burst open with beautiful, large, white, fragrant blossoms. 
The sweet smell of  lilacs riding on the spring breeze happens to remind me of a particular person, my Grandma Graybill, lilacs were one of her favorites.

It's funny how our senses can jar and ignite the memory. Could be the smell of your loved one, the smell of the outdoors, a favorite food cooking on the stove, seeing an old friend,  touching an old quilt, hearing that old tune, or tasting your favorite holiday treat.   At some point today, slow down, don't let all those little things just pass you by; take just a moment out of your busy Friday, to touch, hear, taste, see, or smell your way to your own  sweet memory.  Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend! 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flower Friday

Take a little extra time, today, to notice the beauty in the little things.