Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Summer Wish List

1.) Go to an outdoor music concert
2.) Canoe in Algonquin Park
3.) Enter an outdoor craft show
4.) Explore the city via bike
5.) Enjoy a picnic at the park
6.) Eat al fresco every night (weather permitting!)
7.) Learn Italian
8.) Travel to Europe
9.) Create art
10.) Visit with friends at outdoor cafes
11.) Go mini-putting
12.) Swim
13.) Visit the library and read books by my favourite authors
14.) Enjoy the garden
15.) Tour the local art gallery
16.) Shop in Toronto
17.) Go garage sale-ing every Saturday with mum
18.) Enjoy long walks with Ben
19.) Go out dancing
20.) Capture every moment of summer on film

What's on your summer wish list?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."
-Washington Irving

One of the gifts I gave my mum for Mother's Day this year, was a garden filled with all of her favourite flowers - coneflowers, foxglove, peonies, pansies, snapdragons, delphiniums, columbine and cranberry ice dianthus. The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday, so it was the perfect opportunity for me to put on my "gardening clothes" and Crocs, and grab the flowers, soil and shovel to start diggin'!

She got to see the finished product yesterday night, and I'm so happy she loves it!
Happy Mother's Day, Mum! You're the greatest and I love you!