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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Look What I Got Today!

We had one of the best Christmases yet. Christmas Eve we sat on the front porch, Raechel played Christmas songs on her flute and my husband whistled songs for us. We love doing this!We had a wonderful time waiting for the oldest to get home from Daytona Beach. Finally we got to bed around midnight, it was worth the wait. No photos of that though.
My birthday is tomorrow. I received some cash from Grandpoppy for my birthday and a gift card to Lowes from my husband for Christmas...(along with many other great gifts) anyway today I bought lattice and my husband built me this!

This will be great for my flowering vines.......I can hardly wait for spring to get started planting them. (where the is parked car is, is the downstairs apartment where Grandpoppy lives)
This is actually on the side of the house. Don't you think it will look great? I know this time of the year the gardens look dreadful............I still have a lot of grass to get up too. It's shaping up though. Tomorrow if it's not raining I get the stepping stones for my walkway to the potting shed!

23 comments:

Leedra said...

Looks like you had a great Christmas! Happy Birthday!

Thanks For 2 Day said...

The lattice is lovely--and I like the 'doorway' between each side:) It will look beautiful when your flowering vines take over. I will be excited to watch it all come together Darla! And, a very Happy Birthday to you:) Jan (My son has a Dec. 20th b.d., and my husband's and my 31st anniversary is tomorrow, the 28th!!).

Craig Glenn said...

Very nice Darla, glad yall had a good Christmas!

Craig

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Well, first of all, a very Happy Birthday to you, Darla! How very fun you got your lattice and that hubby is so quick to get it put in place for you. It will be a nice "wall" for your flowering vine in the spring. You are a smart girl to use these winter months getting ready for spring!

Glad you had a "best Christmas yet"!

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday Darla and may God Bless you. I am almost back sure have missed you -all.
Patsy

Sue said...

I like the pics of your daughter and her flute. Of course the garden pics were great, too. You'll have fun planting vines and watching them grow.

Happy New Year!

perennialgardener said...

Wonderful gifts Darla! I love what your hubby made for you, those trellises are going to look fabulous covered in vines next season. The garden is really shaping up nicely. Good job to you & hubby! Happy Birthday!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow, Darla... I love the lattice --and can't wait to see the climbing plants/flowers grow there. We have Clematis that grows up the gross telephone pole in the corner of our yard. That helps hide that piece of yuk!!!! ha....

I love hearing the flute.. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful Christmas and Christmas Eve.
Hugs,
Betsy

beckie said...

Happy Birthday Darla! Hope your day is special.

Your lattice wall looks wonderful even before you get the vines going. A good back to the bed. And what fun to have gift card to Lowe's. A very usable gift for a gardener.

Sue said...

Oh, I forgot to say happy birthday!

Sue

Dani said...

Happy Birthday Darla, I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hubs did good on that lattice too.

Laurie and Chris said...

That is going to look veery nice. Happy Birthday!!!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat place for your vines. I do hope they cover it in beauty.
I do hope you have a great birthday celebration.

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday, Darla looks like you are ling up a lot of work for the coming year!
Best Wishes
Peggy

Tootsie said...

I am glad you had a great christmas. I hope your 2009 is great too! Happy New year!!!!

Catherine Holman said...

Wow! Your hubby sure is fast. I can't believe how quickly he got that built! It will be beautiful with your flowers.
Happy New Year,
Cathie

Susie said...

Love the new lattice. What type vines are you going to plant there?
Whatever you plant it will look nice.

Happy Birthday to you Darla!!! That's fun! And guess what? Mine is the 29th(tomorrow).

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Raven said...

Hi Darla, Glad you had a good Christmas and a belated Happy Birthday. Gee your husband is quick off the mark in getting the latice up. Keep us posted as to what you are going to plant. I have just posted some flowers from my neighbourhood so you might be interested to have a look.

Dorothy said...

Happy Birthday, Darla!
I hope your day has been good. Glad you had a great Christmas. I would love a gift certificate to Lowe's! They have lots of neat stuff. The lattice is going to be a nice addition to your yard. Rusty sure got the job done quickly!

Frances said...

Hi Darla, I love your trellis. That will be the perfect structure for privacy and climbing vines, maybe roses! Belated happy birthday wishes to you.

Frances

Gail said...

Darla,

Hello...I hope you don't mind a belated Happy Birthday...some of us are pokey...me! The lattice is going to be perfect this spring covered in flowering vines and you will love how it provides a bit of privacy for you

Gail

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awesome! Again, Happy Birthday!
:-)

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