Posted by: mahlbrandt | June 18, 2009

List #114: 12 Things I love about our garden

If you’ve been reading this for some time (or know me personally), you know my wonderful green-thumbed husband takes care of all our gardening. He asks for my input for planning and coerces me into weeding with him every now and then, but for the most part it’s his labor of love. And do I ever love it!

I snapped photos of 12 flowers yesterday after work. I’ll see if I can name them all L-R, row by row:


echinacea, leatis, red canna lily

zinnia, zinnia, day lily

rose, yellow canna lily, red yucca

prickly pear cactus, day lily, echinacea



1. Jason and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on Sunday! Actually we didn’t do much celebrating since we went out on a big date for our 10 yr anniversary (of our 1st date). But we love each other just the same! And we did eat some Bobbie’s Dairy Dip.

2. Having 2 dogs is driving us nuts so I’ve convinced my brother and his wife to adopt Coco. They’re moving into a new house in Allentown, PA at the end of this month and an energetic cocker spaniel puppy is just what they need! Seriously though, our first family dog was Aaron’s cocker spaniel Tucker many years ago. Our family really loved that dog and we’re so excited for Aaron to have a cocker spaniel again. I’m working out shipping arrangements since neither of us have the time to make a 12 hr. car trip this month. More on that later.

3. Tomorrow is my birthday. Quarter century, baby!! I accept both Lindt chocolates and Target gift cards. Thanks!

4. Jason has been über busy lately doing music stuff: recording sessions, rehearsals, worship conference. Poor guy has hardly had any sleep this week. He had to take the whole week of from Starbucks (thank God!) and I’m really encouraging him to quit or take a leave. (I’ve been kind of spontaneous lately. What happened to my worried/obsessive planning nature?) Praise the Lord! Full-time music would be a huge answer to prayer.

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