We attended the most awesome block party for the 4th today. It was even wrapped up at the end with some incredible fireworks.
We lost our sweet kitty Vanny back in March. We went out a few days later and bought a memorial stone that the kids could make and decorate as a way to both ease their pain of the loss, and to memorialize him. After months of not finding or not making the time to do this, Natalie and I finally decided today that it was time. I pretty much let her do all of the work, including the mixing of the concrete and the design. A few weeks ago my mom went out and bought a white rose bush and planted it in the corner of our yard now known as Vanny’s Garden and Nat wanted to use that in her design. I think she did a beautiful job. What do you think?
I love the way she incorporated the mulch and the rose in the stone.
Here’s where it will go and as soon as we place it next weekend, I’ll post more pictures.
The rose had a real pretty bloom on it today, too.
It had been one if those days.
My mom made this adorable crochet hat for Natalie as a Christmas gift. I couldn’t wait and forced mama to give it to her early. It is so stinkin cute on her.