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Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Garden Help, Soup-er, GrandLoves, Ready

The grass is green, the weather is showing signs of a promising growing season, so there is plenty of prep work to do. This weekend, the lawn got mowed for the 2nd time, the edge of the garden was dug up and covered with rubber paths to keep the weeds from creeping in, bedding plants were watered and waiting for the ground during this coming week, and more firewood was split and piled.
Many good meals were consumed, including a huge kettle of homemade Beef Vegetable Egg Dumpling Soup. The littlest helper, Ben, kept asking for more beef.
This is Ben at 2 1/2 yrs. of trouble...but, cute trouble.
Ben's Big Brother Syrus, we call him Sy., who needs a haircut. He says he is his Daddy's clone because they look exactly the same at this age of 7. On this side of our family, these two have a baby brother and 8 more cousins to garden with this summer at Grandma and Grandpa's.
The first of three garden spots is ready for planting. That BIG little project starts today.
A day was spent with my sister across the river and down the road a piece as I altered a very important dress. My niece is getting married this summer. Tending to her needs that day were like doing it all over again for my own daughter. We had some emotional moments, like when she tried on the dress after alterations and her Mom put her veil on her, well for petesake, I could not look at her face. If I wasn't a puddle of emotion. Of course, we had lots of laughs too, like when I sewed both ends of the shoulder strap to the back....good grief....too much talk, not enough paying attention, or like when I stuck my finger with the needle while securing a few beads, and nearly bled on her gown. Poor girl was a freight.
Her wedding dress finally turned out lovely. She is going to be the most beautiful bride and I am 'pleased as punch' to be a part of it. I love that girly!
Thus was my weekend. Lots of family time, lots of tears and laughter, lots of memories.
I hope your weekend was as exciting.
Bless THIS week for all of you and SMILE, GOD LOVES YOU, so do I.

12 comments:

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

That stew looks wonderful. Would you share the dumpling recipe?
Those boys are so cute!

crochet lady said...

What a blessing family is! That soup looks to be a yummy, tummy filler for hard work.

Rebecca said...

What a blessing to have such a beautiful weekend. Dinner looks delicious...and the boys. I could squeeze their cute little cheeks.

lil sis said...

I still think you should have left her
dress with the double attached strap at the back...
it would have been a backwards halter
top dress.... with a built in necklace...rofl.
You cracked me up for sure!!
Love ya, me

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm getting caught up a bit today. Have been off blog for a few days. I love all the little hlpers you had for your garden beds!!! Glad that spring has finally arrived in your part of Wisconsin! Your apple butter looks amazing!! (I LOVE ab.) And your list of 10 things you love is wonderful! Hope you have a great week!

Suz said...

Your garden plot looks so perfect..is there nothing you folks don't do perfectly
and you sew....
and now down to business:
Recipe please
I just about licked the screen
seeing that pot of delish!!!
You are blessed in the family department
but I know it was choices
good choices and lots of love that got you there
God bless you

imac said...

Very rewarding hard day work with cute faces and a meal.

jack69 said...

WOW, what an entry, it was hard to read the rest of the entry when you put the tractor with the nice front loader on it. Here I am getting emotional over a tractor and you get all gushy over the girly stuff. If you are gonna talk about the beautiful brides, and mamas and daughters, don't put the delicious vegatable soup and great pic of the kids!

But really it is a good entry. Love it. Even it the tears ruined my monitor. LOL
TAke care and love from NC.
Sherry & Jack

Dee said...

Your Grandloves are adorable. I bet they keep you on your toes. lol Sweet!
I enjoyed all your pictures. Garden looks really nice. Your stew made my tummy growl. lol
I hope your niece's wedding goes fabulous.

Wishing you a beautiful week!
:)

Fred Alton said...

Your blog is excellent! Full of the stuff of life like I imagine a frontier family would be - with everyone pitching in and doing the garden, splitting and stacking fire-wood, using neat little tricks to keep the weeds out of the garden - plus sewing wedding gowns and cooking. I'm so glad Jack introduced us. Blessings on you and yours.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, What a great weeeknd you all had.... Weddings are emotional for sure... SO--it's understandable how you could laugh and cry almost at the same time!!!!!

Looks like you --and the grandloves --are working hard on the garden. Those two sweeties that you pictured look like they are ALL boys.... My boys were cute --and TROUBLE also. ha ha

Hope you had a good Monday also.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dianna said...

What a special Auntie your niece has! Glad that you had that time together as you altered her wedding dress for her.