May 2017

May was a month of beauty.

The buds opened and the flowers began to bloom. 

Combinations of colours thrilled me.

We took a quick weekend trip to attend a wedding and enjoyed the view on the there and back. 

The day after we got home, I hopped on the Ritchie Smith bus for the annual ladies getaway.
It is always so great to be able to bunk with my sister in law, Mary.

The lilacs have bloomed.

The peony bud watch began. 

The white lilac bloom together with the pink dogwood is always one of my favourites. 

We went to the Mercy Me concert.

I was picked up by my oldest son one afternoon to be taken to my Mother's Day outing.
There was a storm brewing and I noticed that his window was creating an effect that was worth capturing. 

My dear daughter in laws treated Mom and I and the little girls to a pedicure!

It was very fun to see these little girls have their first experience of doing what ladies love to do.

After the pedicure, we enjoyed a tailgate party on our way to see our local highschool preform Sister Act!  It was so great and I loved every minute of my special day!

These girls wanted to make a cake for their Mom!

Mother's Day was good! 
I felt very loved and am thankful for my kids!

The lily of the valley bloomed.

The sun started to shine perfectly through the windows at the time we usually sit and have devotions in the morning. 

The morning light seems special after so many months of gray skies. 

This son brought his mom a load of dirt.

We worked to cover her beds and those of the neighbors that she sees out her window. 

I finally decided that it was safe to get bedding plants. 

I've chosen a red and white theme for our 150th Canada Day celebrations. 

The lawn grew in lush and now needs to be mowed twice a week. 

He decided to try to paint the screens for our patio tent because they were looking dusty look even after being washed clean. 

It actually worked great!

The day finally came when it seemed dry enough and warm enough to plant our garden. 

Why is it that the one that is having a birthday always has to do the BBQing?

He did a great job of it too!
Who knows ... but I do enjoy family birthday parties and we are always thankful for the blessings of another year. 

I went to the track meet to see our oldest two run and jump and throw!

Their feet did hit the ground ...
but it was more fun trying to capture the times they didn't.

We decided to get the little guy into the advertisement business!

Just kidding but he could be ... right? 

They spent some time washing off trucks that are between 36 and 58 years old!

Grandpa is all about training them young. 

He can steer and ride this tractor like a pro.

We had good friends over for dinner to enjoy a warm evening and great conversation.

 I am so happy that it is finally dry enough to get wash hung outside. 

The dance recital season has started and these two little misses did a great job!

We went to Silver Lake when we heard that Elmer and Judy were heading there on Sunday afternoon. 

I'm happy to say we found them and they were just fine with us crashing their quiet afternoon off the farm. 

The peony buds are ready to cut and enjoy inside now. 

I snapped this last photo yesterday as we were walking in to watch K play basketball.

It reminded me of how God carries us and those we love! 

May your June be blessed with joy!


  1. Oh what a blessed lady you are!! Such a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Just like Judy, you pack a lot into a month and sometimes you even do it together! I do like that product placement pic, but be careful how you present it...right side=not as good an endorsement, but made me chuckle. Have a fabulous June enjoying your beautiful corner and your wonderful family and friends.

  3. A glorious month of beauty!!! I love that a special mom got a pile of dirt for mother's day - she looks ecstatic about it too!!! The pedicure party looks like such fun .... you always know how to do family! I am always inspired by your monthly posts and this was no exception Lovella. Many blessings in June 2017!

  4. May was as full as those peony bushes for you! Such a blessing that you can enjoy the fullness of your life with your family and friends!

  5. Always love seeing your 'month in review'! You captured the blooms well as all those special moments with family and friends. Still smiling about that special mom that got dirt for Mother's Day. And now...on to June. Enjoy!

  6. Yes. a beautiful month it was of being spoiled and spoiling others. Your flowers are gorgeous! I'm smiling at Vee's comment about the advertisement, but little Oh definitely has the right look. And now I can hardly believe May is behind us and I do not have my pots done!

  7. Always love your photos and catching up with the extended family! Made your apple rhubarb pie this weekend and it was delicious!!!

  8. What a beautiful May you many beautiful flowers. Fun family times. Love seeing your family growing up.

  9. Lovella, It is so good to be back visiting your blog again! I was away from the blogging world for a long time. I was surely hoping that I would come here and you would still be here, and I would find some loving family times, glimpses of your grandchildren, and lots of beauty. Not one bit disappointed! I must tell you too, that whenever I see a purple table scape, I always think of you, and smile.


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