Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunflowers

I can't help but think of my friend Jen when I think of sunflowers. She tried desperately to grow some at RKY camp one summer, but the chipmunks thwarted her every move!!
Well, Peekaboo had much better luck. She started some seeds in a little container with her Playschool in Hay River. We moved them, and I wasn't sure they would survive, but....
When Tim arrived in Ontario one had sprouted!! Yay! We set them in the window sill and kept watch. To our amazement a few more sprouted and I quickly decided we needed to move them out of their tiny container if we wanted them to do well. We have a large barrel in the backyard that was too heavy to move so we transplanted them into it. Some of them were too close together, but some were able to be separated. They have grown and grown! This week most of them are blooming! Peekaboo is thrilled (and so am I!!) The first sprout, the one I was able to separate from the rest, is still the biggest and it hasn't bloomed yet. We are interested to see how big it will grow.
In the meantime, Peekaboo is enjoying her "field of sunflowers". Hope you enjoy them too!!




Wednesday, July 21, 2010

How cute is this?!?

I sing to the kids a lot....usually before bed, but not always just then. Lately Ezra's favourite has been "Row, Row, Row your boat". He asks for it EVERY night. Well, I guess he has been listening...sort of!!! Enjoy!
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The knot is tied!

We Did It!! On Canada Day, at 11am, Tim and I officially became hubby and old lady!! I can't believe it! It was a fantastic day. We were married in my Mom's backyard with our close family and a few select friends in attendance. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm without any humidity. My Mom did an amazing job, borrowing flowers and tables from neighbours, the gardens looked lovely. Her next-door- neightbour allowed us to pose in front of their garden for some photos as well.



Mike, Tim's sister's husband, is a very accomplished guitarist. We had asked him if he would play for us before and after the ceremony-it was awesome! He continued to play throughout the afternoon as well.


My Dad walked Peekaboo and I from my Mom's house to the garden where Tim and Ezra were waiting. I am so glad that it worked out so well.



Our officiate, Terri, was great. The ceremony was about 10 minutes long, and we had signed all the paperwork in advance, so by the end we were MARRIED!!


After the ceremony we took a few photos with family and then had our potluck BBQ. Mom made tiny burgers (sliders) and we had hot dogs. People brought all kinds of fabulous salads and side dishes. It was great. Dad and Liz provided the champagne to fill my awesome glasses, and I provided two cakes; a carrotcake with creamcheese frosting and a chocolate fudge sour cream cake with chocolate ganache! yum!!




If I had to change anything......I WOULDN'T!! It was a beautiful, perfect, wonderful day. Thanks to everyone who took part and all of those who sent us their happy thoughts and warm wishes.

MRS. Tigger McCullough!!