May 28, 2010

Sweet Peonies

I have been patiently waiting for my peonies to bloom.

Aren't they sweet? (Josie is pretty sweet too).

This is one of the bushes that we transplanted from my grandparents home.

May 2001
(if you look carefully, you'll see me with a much shorter haircut
and a
2 year old Emma).

I wish Chris and I would have taken more of their plants when we sold their home nearly nine years ago. Chris and I bought my grandparents home after they died and lived there for five years. When jobs forced us to relocate, we left a gorgeous brick ranch, lots of memories, and many beautiful plants behind.

Our peonies sit next to our garage and every time I walk by, I am reminded of my sweet grandparents.

(Grandma and me December 1968)

(Grandpa and me April 1970)

We'll be spending part of our Memorial weekend outside planting. I know my grandparents would approve.


Kim said...

Love the photos..
and how neat that you got to bring some of them to your new house..
and Grandparents are the BEST..
I soooo miss mine terrible..
Have a great weekend..

Courtney said...

Beautiful photos. That is wonderful that you got to bring some with you to the new house. Have a great weekend.

Jodi said...

Beautiful!! What sweet memories of your grandparents! A special gift to pass down to your daughters!

Jodee Leader said...

What a sweet post. I love the pictures with your grandparents.

Hope you have a great weekend!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love how things around us can trigger beautiful memories.

Beach Mama said...

The peonies are gorgeous! I feel the same way about my gardenias. I have one bush that my mother gave me. Gardenias were her favorite flower (mine too). I love to pick them and place them all over the house so I can smell their sweet fragrance. Brings back wonderful memories of my Mama.

Anonymous said...

Happy 18th!

Love, Vicki