Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vacation week

This sure has been a whirl wind of a summer, hasn't it?!
I'm sad to think the fourth of July has come and gone already.
I desperately wish it would slow down.
I am enjoying the flowers this year like never before.
I'm slowly working on the rose garden next to one of  the arbors.

The Hens n Chicks from my oldest daughter's gardens are doing well along the walkway, in front of the newest rose bush....a Pink Double Knock Out Rose.

I went with my three girls and their families to Michigan Adventure, and Water Park.
This is our fifth year.
Mr. L couldn't go. He had to work.
The grandkiddos LOVE it! and so do the adults! We all enjoy the coasters, and water slides, and bumper cars, and boats. We get there at opening time, and don't leave until closing time.
The next evening I went to see "Wicked" with the girls....after we had a nice dinner out.
The next day I headed home with Maddie, and Charlotte in tow. The day after that, their mom(Melissa) came up with Olivia. They all headed back home about an hour ago.
It's been a busy week for me..but a very enjoyable one.
Monday it's back to work at the pharmacy.
It's been a great vacation week!
Now it's time to strip beds, do some laundry, hang sheets on the line, and sweep the sand off the floors.
I wonder if there's time to go to the greenhouse and find another rose bush? hmmm.....


  1. Debbie, Your flowers are looking very nice. I like the new header with your hollyhocks:):) Looks as if you did enjoy your time off with your family. That is always such fun. Enjoy the rest of this weekend. xoxox, Susie

  2. It sounds as though you are having a wonderful family wonder u do not want it to end!

  3. What a good time! The water park sounded like fun. I saw "Wicked" in Chicago. I loved the music!

  4. So glad you are having a great summer, sweetie! You so deserve the fun time. Love that rose bush. I think you have time for another trip, just don't wear yourself out too much. ;)

  5. glad you had so much fun with th kiddos...tomorrow is adventureland/water park in des moines for our kiddos...every year my corporation gives me two free tickets plus picnic lunches which i divide between the two families..that's the day for discount tickets, thanks to my company, so the rest of them get a big $ break and loads of fun!! i'll be sitting home with my broken wrist...

  6. Sounds like you have a great vacation week. A friend of mine went to see "Wicked"...heard it was really good. I just love your rose pretty.

  7. Wow, Debbie! You have been busy...busy...busy...I know that you love it, too...all the busy-ness of life and having such hands on with the kids. Summer is really flying past this year! ummmm....did you buy ANOTHER rose bush? xo Diana

  8. Sounds like you had a fun week! Love the great color of your pink rose-enjoy:@)

  9. So glad you had a fun week Debbie!
    And I'm with you.....slow down summer!

  10. Lovin' that rose garden, Debbie! It's taking shape so beautifully! I have a couple of those double pink Knock-outs and love them! My new arbor is ready to be put together (after I spent 2 days painting it), and I'll have 'Eden' and 'New Dawn' clambering up the sides very soon! :)

    Love that group pic of you all!!!!

    xoxo laurie