Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Let's take a look back in time:

We moved to Missouri in 2016 but this
 photo was taken January 4th while
 still in Colorado.  On the 29th we
 planned to close on our Missouri
 home so my husband  drove the first
 truck load from Colorado to Missouri
 and I drove one of our cars.

After staying in Missouri for a week we
headed back to Colorado to pack up more
items and finish getting our home ready to
put it up for sale. It was weird having
furniture set up in 2 houses.  We decided
to leave this deer mount in Colorado:

Time rolled by as we continued to pack
 and my husband did most of that - he 
is a good packer.  We had professionals
 load both of our truck loads and so we 
were ready to leave Colorado on March
 17 and our house went on the market
 that day.   We left early and drove 
straight through and the next day we
started unloading.  It was so weird 
having green grass and seeing this Forsythia in bloom on the 
side of the house.

I loved the new location for my armoire right
in the kitchen.  It was chipped up a bit
but my husband said "hey, it doesn't matter,
it's shabby chic - remember"!

During this entire summer I worked 
very hard digging and working 
on flower gardens.  It was hard
on the knees for sure!

I had to admit that starting from scratch
with gardening was really a challenge.

In June I set up what
I called a sunset tea on
my front walk.

Yes, I was finally getting some
flowers for bouquets too!

On this day in August (below)I set
up a "Tea In The Garden" but later
we dug up that wisteria and moved
the trelis to the other side of the yard.

This month brought the arrival of a
fence for our yard - at least the sides
and later we had them do the back too.

We added an arbor to our yard in October!

November was a time for wonderful
smells in the kitchen and Lynn Bean's
Orange Cranberry Bread

December was finally here and
It was time to share our nativity
for Christmas in Missouri:

Well - now I caught that up 
so I need to do 2017!


  1. How fun to look back on your year Bernideen! Thank you for including Janice and I in your year. I am so glad you moved here, you are a dear friend and I consider you a true blessing from the Lord! xoxo

  2. I enjoyed this post/year in review, Bernideen. I am truly amazed at how quickly your yard and garden came together as a thing of beauty! Good job!

  3. I read your posts in the wrong order. Whoops!

    It's hard to believe that it's been 2 years since your big move. Time flies when you're having fun!


  4. Yes it's hard to believe 2 years since you moved here.
    Your flower beds will be beautiful this year bigger than last year i;m sure.
    Love your pretty painted armoire in the kitchen filled with your gorgeous sets of dishes

    also love seeing your different set ups each week for tea tine.
    Don't worry about all the left over frozen cookies I can help eat them LOL


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