Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Snowballs in April


 This week of April brings back so many memories for me.  Six years ago we brought our darling newborn baby home from the hospital to a glorious spring day.  At the time my mom still lived across the country, but she had flown to Alabama (where we lived at the time) to spend nearly a month with us.  It was the first southern spring I had experienced where I wasn't sitting in an office, and my mom and I had one of the best months ever enjoying the time with our new precious baby girl (while poor Justus had to work).  Since then I always anticipate this week of April, because I know it brings greener grass, warmer days and blooms aplenty.


 Now that we live in Tennessee, I also know this time of year brings a blossoming snowball bush and I love to fill our home with their fluffy white blooms. 


 When making a large bouquet, there are usually little blooms towards the bottom of the branch, just perfect for making a tiny bouquet. 


 Who knew an old jar that held peanut butter could look so pretty?  (wink)



And yes, even a large bouquet for the kitchen.   It's the first room I wander to in the morning and the blooms are a lovely reminder that spring is in the air.  


This past Sunday Jillian turned six years old and I can hardly believe how the time has flown, and yet so many wonderful memories have been made.  It just makes me want to savor every day I have with my family, being thankful for all that we have. 



23 comments:

  1. What a wonderful post. My mother had a huge snowball tree in PA-it was in the center part of the turn around in our farmyard. I loved those blooms and used to bring armloads of them in and plop them in an old chipped enamel coffeepot (which I still have). What precious memories you have of the time with your Mom and your new baby girl! xo Diana

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  2. So lovely--ours won't be blooming for a couple more weeks. Your home looks so inviting as always! ♥

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  3. Love these photos!! I adore your little chippy cabinet!!! You have a beauty "full" cozy home!!

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  4. I love this post. I love thinking back to those first 6 weeks of Jillian's life and how much FUN we had. I'm amazed at all the things we did, places we went, lazy days we had, walks all the place... all with a newborn in tow!!! The best memories EVER. xoxo - Mom -

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  5. I love love snowball bushes! I can't wait till I can bring in fresh flowers from my garden. I start with lilacs, then bleeding hearts and peonies, and in summer...hydrangeas:) After all ... fresh flowers are the best decor!
    Oh yes, savor every moment with your children. I blinked and mine left for college:)

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  6. Commented on your moms blog how talented she is. So happy for your family to have Grandparents close by. Beautiful pictures, especially with the cabinet. Kathleen in Az

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  7. Those blooms are so beautiful! And happy birthday to your girl :)

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  8. Life is so fleeting. Hard to believe time goes so so fast. Love those blooms. I am excited for lilacs, my favorite. Can't wait. Happy birthday to jillian. God bless your fam.
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  9. We have a vibernum in our yard, too. We're not quite in full bloom here in Portland, Oregon, yet.

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  10. I think I am going to plant some vibernums! What a sweet post. I am always so excited when I see one of your emails in the morning. They totally make my day and make me smile. Thank you for that. Enjoy these spring days...soon it will be summer. Honestly, I'm ready!

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  11. I just love snowball hydrangeas- we had the most wonderful heirloom bush at a historic site I used to work at. Love your new blog header and a happy 6th birthday to Jillian!

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  12. What a gift to have your mother for a month at your daughter's birth! And now to them close to share life with, is truly special. I love your snowball's around the house. I am doing that with blue mason jars filled with daffodils. It has been so cold up here, they are a bit late this year. I will follow with peonies and eventually hydrangea. Flowers from your own yard are so much fun to bring inside to enjoy. Your posts are always such a bright spot. Thanks you for that!

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  13. Pretty bouquets of flowers....I can't wait for nice weather in our parts! Thank goodness for Grandma's! We grandma's love every minute of it too! (Smile) Happy Spring Days!
    Patty

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  14. Beautiful flowers, beautiful photos, beautiful thoughts. Spring is such a wonderful season, isn't it?

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  15. Beautiful. Memories, Moments and Mothering... You're mom is so sweet (too!).

    Have to ask. What kind of camera do you use? I'm contemplating a change (here, with mine!) and so, I hope you don't mind me asking..

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    1. Thanks, Bevy! I have a Canon Rebel T3. It's one of the more affordable DSLR cameras, and while still pricey, worth every penny. :-) Hope that helps!

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  16. Happy birthday to Jillian! The touches of flowers around your home are beautiful. I love the painting over your fireplace.

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  17. This is my first visit to your blog. Wonderful. I love the walls in your home. Everything looks so lovely.

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  18. I just love it when the snowball bushes bloom! Your home is just adorable...a wonderful place for a family to grow!

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Happy birthday to your little girl belated!

    Greetings from Germany
    Birgit

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  20. I love your chippy white cabinet. Little cabinets like yours are so handy in so many places. I also love how you created your kitchen shelves using reclaimed wood. We deconstruct old homes, and we love seeing how others use reclaimed wood.

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