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What a beautiful life you have created for yourself. I also love redbuds. I saw them blooming with dogwoods in North Carolina and new I had to have one. Our's has been growing for 15 or so years. It struggles in our desert climate, but it seems to be happy sheltered by a birch and walnut. Sending hugs. (My Gram's birthday would have been tomorrow. I always do something special that we used to do together - antiquing, garden shops, or stitching. I will carry your Mom's memory as I celebrate both beautiful women.)


Love Redbuds as well! That missing never goes away. My Grammy is with me every single day and it is such a comfort thinking of her and her hands and all she has taught me. Hugs Charlotte! Looking forward to seeing you.


Thanks, Leslie! Looking forward to June too!


thanks so much, Jeannie. Hope your day out is sweet and full of happy memories. xoC


What a beautiful post...beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for sharing!


thank you, Emily!

Julia Kelly

Great stitched birds amd birds made by the kiddos...


Thanks, Julia!


Mom magic - arranging for the bluebirds to nest right outside -

Jone hallmark

Love redbuds, too. We have them in Santa Fe...though not to the extent they explode in Austin. My mom, too, has always loved them and they are specially wonderful in full bloom with blue bonnets covering the ground beneath.

Your posts bring quite a big sigh from this reader...looking forward to being with you soon....xoxoxo

Jean Cogdill

So sorry for your loss. We too lost my husbands mother last May... soon to be a year also. And then, because he didn't feel he needed to stick around, his dad passed in January. We miss them a lot.
Love that you are doing art with the 4 year olds. How wonderful for them and for you. Keep us young don't they!
Take care.... just catching up on my blog reading. Seems like forever since I have visited your blog. Too many other distractions I suppose. Life...


thank you, Jean. sorry for your losses. yes, the children keep everyone young! its been spotty posting here, so I really appreciate your stopping by!


thank you!

On Sun, May 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Charlotte Lyons [email protected] wrote:

Thanks, Julia!


thank you so much, dear Jone! cannot wait for a catch-up with you!!! xo

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