Flowers....Just For You!

July 22, 2008

for you

Would you like a flower?

lots of flowers
I have lots and lots of flowers..... just for you!


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They smell good too!


Sunday, Sarah and I went outside to cut some hydrangeas from the yard. Our shrubs are growing like crazy, so I figured we should take advantage of them while they are in bloom. A couple of snips later and we had enough to make a beautiful arrangement for our kitchen island.

Sarah was a big help......except once we got in the house, she didn't want to give up the flowers.....she wanted to run around the house with them like she did in the yard.....we lost one along the way, but there were plenty more where that one came from!

The little yellow dress.........this dress is one of my favorites and it has been sitting in her closet for over 2 years.....it was a gift from my Aunt Betty. She gave it to us right after our paperwork was sent to China....it has always held a special place in my heart......Betty is my godmother and has endured her own pain while waiting to adopt, so to me, this dress is very special. The dress was intended for our China Baby, but I could not hold onto it any longer....it fits Sarah perfectly......the reality is that we don't know when we will be going to China and we have no idea how old the baby will be when she is referred to us, so it seemed foolish to save this pretty little number! I am glad that Sarah was able to wear it.....it is so cute and perfect for running around on a hot summer day!

As for Nick.....he came back home this morning.....we really missed him while we were gone, but he had a fun week with his Dad, Step Mom, and new little brother. I got some great photos of the brother and sister reunion this morning.....Sarah was more than thrilled to see him after a week apart.......Check back tomorrow for the photos!

14 comments:

Kayce said...

Our hydrangeas are going nuts right now too! I just a bunch too my mom tonight. Cute dress!! Glad your boy is home safe and sound.

Jodee Leader said...

Those pictures are just adorable. I LOVE that yellow dress! She looks like a little model!

I bet Sarah was excited to see Nick! She was probably bored without him!

Briana's Mom said...

The dress is just darling. Beautiful pics!

I am so jealous of your lawn! You hardly see any flowers growing in GA this summer because of the drought and water ban. Ugh!

jenbusymom said...

Aren't girls so much fun to dress up! Hang in there on China, it will happen one day.

My shrubs are probably being destroyed right about now with all the renovations going on at home, hopefully they'll withstand the abuse!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- Sarah is so beautiful -- she looks gorgeous in that dress and hat! Your hydrangeas are so lovely! We just planted a hydrangea plan in our yard. I'm sure she and Nick were so happy to be reunited. Can't wait for the photos.

Janet

Lisa said...

Beautiful yellow dress! So happy to hear that Nick is home. I bet it is great having everyone together.

Bella's momma said...

Lisa, Your photo's are stunning! Made easy for you since Sarah, the dress and the flowers are all so beautiful but the way you captured them is wonderful!!!

Hydrangeas are my favorites (followed closing by magnolias)~ unfortunately they do not grow in South FL like they did in TN~ too bad. On the other hand I am now able to grow a wonderful pineapple, sadly I can not make an arrangement for my home out of it but the eating is yummy!!

Have a wonderful day,

Krista

Debz said...

I wanna flower!
She is so photogentic!

Shari said...

Can you teach me how to use my camera?? I have a very nice camera but I don't know how to use all the features. Great Photos!!

sara said...

I love the little dress. It is perfect for Sarah & it will be perfect for her little sister when she comes home too :)

I loved your digs in Vegas. NICE!! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Always nice to meet a fellow waiting Mama!

Kathryn said...

What a cute dress!!!! She is sooooo adorable!!!!

Ashley Winters said...

Great photos! I absolutely love hydrangeas. They are so beautiful.

Colleen said...

I love the pictures of Sarah!!! Love the dress it is beautiful!!! Don't you just love fresh flowers : ) My Livi and Addison pick me flower's all the time...when I pick Addison up at school she hands me flowers (weeds) every day LOL it's so sweet.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous shots!! how did you fuzz the edges?? She is just beautiful. The flowers are lucky to have her!

You say the sweetest things to me, I could come over there and kiss you!