Saturday, April 10, 2010

Back Home

Hello my dear friends.

I have missed you!

We have been in Texas visiting our granchildren.   We had a wonderful time and hated to leave.  We told them that we were leaving really early and that when they got up we would be gone, to which little Christopher replied, "You'll disappear!"  They are just so darn cute!!  You can never get enough hugs and kisses from your grandchildren.  They just melt your heart. I hope all of you grandmothers who can see your grandkids any time you want, apppreciate what a blessing that is!

So  I'm back home and I missed  all of you.  I wonder what has been happening in your lives while I've been away. I  missed reading your blogs and seeing what you've been doing and I missed reading your comments.

While we were gone Spring arrived in all it's glory. I am amazed how much everything has grown around here!

The first thing I did this morning and what I always do when we've been away for awhile, was take a walk around my garden and see what is blooming.  I picked some flowers too.

These yellow ones which I picked for  my studio grow like weeds in our backyard and in the woods.  I forget what they're called.

I picked some ajuga (which is growing all over our lawn) to put on my wicker desk. Right now we have ajuga, violets and several other little flowering weeds growing in the lawn.  They are so pretty I'm tempted to let them spread and forget trying to grow grass.  I wonder how the neighbors would react?

And some azaleas for the mantle in the living room.

I've got the dirty clothes all washed and put away and my husband did the grocery shopping, so now we are ready to relax for the rest of the day and recover from the long drive home.  Now I am just going to go and make myself a cup of tea.  Then as I read your posts, I'm going to pretend that we are sitting out on our deck enjoying the sunshine and chatting just like good friends do.

Your friend,
Rhondi xo


  1. Rhondi, glad to hear you had such a nice visit. Where in Texas did you visit?
    Loved seeing your garden blooms. I have agua blooming as well as a few other things. It's fun to snip a bit and bring it indoors to enjoy. Thanks for sharing these with us. Welcome back! I'm finally linking to Tea Party Tuesday this week. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Hi Rhondi! Glad your home safely and had such a great visit with your little grands. I became a grandmother while you were gone for the first time! Oh, I do wish I lived close so I could spoil her rotten!
    What gorgeous blooms you have. The colors are so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. What beautiful flowers, Nothing is blooming here yet,... but little green leaves are everywhere!

  4. Welcome back! Your flowers are just beautiful! We have some wild violets in our yard right now and they do look so pretty.


  5. So lovely to see you back, Rhondi. The yellow flowers are very pretty, I'd love to know what they are as I dont recognise them.

  6. Welcome home, Rhondi. You were missed!
    The bouquets are beautiful - enjoy your cup of tea, your home and the rest of the day.

  7. Welcome back, Rhondi! Glad you had a fun time with the grands...but there is no place like home. Sit back and enjoy those beautiful flowers.

  8. Rhondi, we really missed you too. So glad to see you are back safe and sound. Lovely flowers from your yard.


  9. Welcome back! Glad you had such a sweet time! It was in the 90s while you were gone. Will we see you Thursday evening?

  10. Welcome back, my friend! I'm so glad you had a wonderful - and safe - trip. Time with your dear ones always seems to go back so fast and then it's time to head home. Your flowers are gorgeous! Ours are just beginning to burst out so I don't have any to share yet. But soon I will!

  11. Hi Rhoni,

    So glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit with your family and welcome back. How lovely to come home to Spring flowers. Your photographs are beautiful and I especially love the yellow flowers in your blue and white vase. (We do love our blue and white).
    Have a wonderful week.


  12. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip. You are so right about having grandchildren close by. Mine are 4 hours away and the distance makes me sad sometimes.

    The flowers were a great welcome home present for you.

  13. How fun! I bet you really enjoyed your time with your grandchildren. Your flowers are beautiful. I planted a lilac bush today, and while I was out walking around the house, I saw a broken azalea branch, so I brought it in and put it in a vase....

  14. Rhondi, I'm so glad you are back, but also glad you had a good time with your family! I missed your posts :) I love all the pretty flowers and the transferware! Welcome home.

  15. Glad you're back Rhondi-we missed you! Glad you had a nice visit with the grandkids! Your flowers are really pretty.

  16. So happy you got to have some quality time with family and the grandkids. We have our little JJ all night tonight. He's outside with Pop now. Your flowers are so pretty. That's one thing I don't do well here is have a flower garden. Miss that. Sigh...maybe someday.
    Welcome home. Wish we were having tea together talking about our little "peeps".

  17. Oh Rondi, time with grandchildren is the best isn't?? Best of times are with them! I think your flowers are just beautiful!


  18. Welcome back Rhondi! I really missed reading your blog. We are like you...our grandchildren live over 1800 miles away from us so we only see them once a year. It sure makes leaving them hard. We weren't able to go last year so hopefully if all goes well we will be up to visit everyone this July. Enjoy your 'new' garden..we'll be looking forward to more pictures as you discover more plants that are blooming. All the best to you....Maura

  19. Welcome home Rhondi .... you may not be able to see me, but I'm right there with you sipping tea.

  20. Welcome home. Love the pics. Grandchildren are a good reason to be out of touch for a while!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  21. So glad you're back! Your flowers are just lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us :)

  22. Che meraviglia di colori, un tripudio di bellezza...
    buona domenica
    ciao ciao

  23. Welcome home Rhondi,

    So glad you had time off with those grandchildren! Come by for a visit...I'm having a giveaway! See you for Tea of Tuesday!

    Miss Bloomers

  24. Welcome home, Rhondi. How nice that you were able to visit with your grandchildren.
    Your flowers all look so pretty. My azaleas are going to be blooming soon and you have inspired me to cut some and put them in a vase. Can't wait.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  25. Glad to have you back Rhondi! What beautiful flowers to come home to and to share with us. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts this week. Enjoy your Sunday!!

    Susan and Bentley

  26. Hi Rhondi!

    Glad you are home!
    LOVE the pretty!

    love, kelee

  27. Hi Rhondi

    Just found your lovely little blog and instantly fell in love. I just signed up to become a follower so I don't miss a thing.

    Enjoy your day!

  28. Aloha, Mabuhay and welcome back! Missed hour glasses and we typically see through them. Glad your journey was safe and blessed.

  29. glad you had a wonderful time with your family and a safe trip back home. missed visiting with you each day. soooo glad your back!

  30. Hi Rhondi, I am glad you are home safe and sound. I too have been away for about two weeks. I have been home for a week now. Our grands are a very special part of growing older. I too adore mine.I am happy you were able to visit your loved ones and I know they were happy too.

    I love your photos of the flowers you picked for your home. The pleasure of pretty flowers is a joy and a blessing. My mom always had fresh flowers in our home. She grew a 'picking' garden for the pleasure of having fresh flowers to bring in her home. I treasure that memory.

    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  31. So glad you had a great and safe trip. Man, it would be so very hard to be that far from the grandkids!! Mine are 3 1/2 hours away and even that is too far!!! I hope to get up to see them next week!! Your flowers are beautiful and guess what? We had some violets growing by our back yard ditch--my hubby and I both picked them separately on the same day! It was funny--we haven't seen them here before!

  32. I am one of the blessed Grandma's who get to see my grand kids weekly and also blessed to see my youngest grandson daily since I am his babysitter. So glad you had a great time with your grandbabies!

  33. Rhondi, well it looks like I'm not the only one that missed you. I'm so glad you had a great visit with your grandchildren. I do live close to mine and am so very thankful for that. Have a great relaxing day.


  34. Yes, time with the grandchildren is wonderful. Your blog is so peaceful and I love your flowers.

  35. Welcome home, Rhondi! Your flowers are beautiful! I especially like the azaleas. I do hope we can enjoy tea together tomorrow.
    Hugs, Beth

  36. Welcome back, I'm so happy Spring was there to greet you. You flower arrangements are just amazing! Sounds like a great visit with your grandkiddos....nothing like it! Rest up and take care sweetie.

    God bless and have a marvelous Monday!!!

  37. So glad your back after a lovely trip. You were missed.


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