Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday ……….


It was a long week that seemed to go by too fast. We had so many plans and didn't get any of them done. It was a week of getting out for walks and shopping and just keeping busy. One thing we did get to do, is find the perfect tree. A few friends sent us gifts along with the cards, so we decided to use the money for the tree and supplies.

I wanted a Kwanzan cherry tree because it blooms in mid-April, and the flowers look like carnations and grow in clusters. It is the perfect tree to bloom beautiful flowers for her birthday. I am putting it in the back yard so it has room to grow and then when it gets bigger, it will be a beautiful tree to sit under and we can start planning more landscaping for the yard, around the tree.

This is the top part of the tree, it already has beautiful blooms.


This is a stock photo of how the tree will look when it gets older.



We also got out for walks and Bean was loving exploring and going new places again.
Bean was so excited that he ran into a tidal pool and I wish I could have captured the expression on his face when he hit the cold ocean water.

This is his, "That wasn't the smartest thing I ever did," look.


We enjoyed the fresh ocean breezes and a good hike along the ocean paths. ( I need a haircut ;)



I was browsing on the web and found this fun set of trailer potholders. They look fun to make and she has a nice tutorial to follow along with the steps. It would be fun to make for your campers or as a gift for a friend. You can find the pattern for the potholders and other wonderful ideas for decorating and sewing at Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom.


18 comments:

Anna said...

The tree will be beautiful. Does it have a scent? I bet Bean was happy to get out...such a boy. I would love to make you a pillow with a piece Danielle's clothing if you would like...if not I understand. Let me know :)

Karen said...

What a pretty tree when it gets big. I love flowering trees.

Karen Farley said...

What a beautiful flowering tree and such a wonderful remembrance of your daughter. She will always be in your heart and looking down when you sit under the tree. Take good care of yourself.

Sandi said...

What a lovely tribute to your daughter. May you enjoy it for many years to come.

paulette said...

I think your tree is beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to your daughter! I also think it's great that you are keeping busy! You take care!
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Allie said...

I am so glad you found the perfect tree hon, wow is it gorgeous - that will be a blessing to you. It will make a very comforting spot.

I have that potholder pattern - but no time!

quiltsbycheri said...

a beautiful tree it will be a peaceful spot to sit under while healing your heart....

Julie Fukuda said...

Those are the queen of cherry trees. I hope it lives up to expectations. Good thing Bean could let off some steam. Good you didn't end up in the water with him.

kelley said...

Tree perfection...in so many ways...especially the blooming in mid April...that Bean has the best adventures with you and Bill...hugs

Jacque. said...

A beautiful tree...what a good thought that is. Bean is getting bigger! Keeping busy is the best way to pass this time.

acorn hollow said...

We have the white version of that tree it is on my header for my blog. They are so beautiful and if it creates little berries like ours does it will be a home to birds constantly.
glad you are getting out for walks it feels as if the season is finally turning.
Cathy

Fiona said...

That is a lovely tree... and what a wonderful way to remember. How funny was Bean and I love those potholders... thanks for the link
Hugz

marie said...

The tree is beautiful. It will be a remembrance of your daughter. We planted a evergreen tree in our backyard that I can see every time I'm doing the dishes in remembrance of our grandson. It gives me peace.

belarmina said...

Un árbol tan precioso,abrázalo siempre que puedas
tu hija estar siempre en tu corazón
abrazos

Nancy in MT said...

Beautiful tree...it will give you peace some day.

Quilt Hollow said...

Beautiful tree choice my friend.

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous tree! Perfect! Glad you were out for some walks and that Bean still knows how to keep you entertained! :-)

annie said...

I love those kinds of trees, it will be beautiful as it grows, and bring you comfort to sit beneath it. Bless you ,and little Bean!