Saturday, June 07, 2008

Weekend Chit~Chat

Happy weekend! I just finished a little weeding and I also planted some begonias. It is 93F (feels like 97F) and I really need to be better about gardening in the early morning, since summer has definitely arrived.

This is my first ever Nasturium bloom! I have tried growing them for years and have finally had success.

I promised more pictures of our new Golden Retriever puppy, Daisy. As you can see she's a fan of water!

We are crate training her and after two long nights, she is finally getting the hang of it. She slept all the way until 6:00am this morning. Then I took her outside where she played for two hours.

She loves to go for walks down our street.

Grace and Daisy
But she especially enjoys her afternoon nap. And what puppy wouldn't when a snuggle and warm blanket is involved!



My family will be arriving for a 2 week visit tomorrow, so I'm off to finish up some things on my to-do list. I hope you all have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

That is a GORGEOUS flower! I love it.

Paula said...

Daisy is just the most precious little thing!

Have a wonderful weekend and a memory-filled time with your family. ;)

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) Happy Nasturtium! That is a wonderful accomplishment - and they are so good on tea time salads...

We are in love with your precious Daisy! My sweeties would love to cuddle her and play :) Happy wknd to you, too! Love, Q

Julian said...

too cute, too cute! Hope you have a great 2 weeks. Make lots of happy memories! Ill be talking to you soon!Christina

Vicky said...

Daisy is lovely! I love her big, fluffy paws! She looks like she has fitted right in to all your hearts!

I wish we could have a dog but my kids are extremely allergic to furry things.... And to be honest it would be one more thing I have to look after and right now I simply have no more time or inclination to look after anything (or anyone!) else!

Your nasturtiums are great! I forgot about them - bought a load of petunias this year and they all promptly died. I shall have to try nasturtiums net year.

The Proverbs Wife said...

With those temps you will need to get up pretty early to get your garden done.

I water and tend to everything at 6a.m. just when to sun comes up. It is so quiet in my house and outdoors at that time.

If I wait I will get busy and have to toil in the hot sun. We had 100 degrees this weekend. Sheesh. It was a scorcher.

Anonymous said...

AWW,how sweet.

I hpoe that you are having a Grear day today. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Jenn said...

Oh she is such a precious pup. Our yellow lab loved water, too. He would even invade the kiddie pool and try to get in the bathtub...LOL Now he is enjoying swims in the lake with his new family. They really get a hold on your heart.......

That is one pretty flower! What is the secret to your success this year?

Jenn ;-)

julie king said...

i bought nasturtium seeds this year but never got them planted. they are one of my favorite flowers and yours are lovely. daisy is just adorable!!

Rose of Sharon said...

Awe....she is just so cute! I hope you got your cleaning done today Kelli! I did get a lot done today and feel so good about it. I am dead tired right now!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

:0) Sharon

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your dog is so makes me want a puppy so bad....

Cathy said...

Love your precious little spoiled baby dog ~
Pretty flowers and great pictures

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos!! Your puppy is just adorable! :)

Have a great weekend!

Dani said...

Aaaaaw! Can I come cuddle the puppy? Super sweet!

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I love the vivid color of that nasturtium! Your puppy looks adorable and so well-loved. Daisy seems to be a great addition to your family!

Gattina said...

What a sweet little puppy !

Anonymous said...

I have never planted Nasturiums. Yours is so colorful. Your Daisy is sooooo cute. I love the photo where she is cuddled up with the duck. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Jen said...

That dog is so spoiled. I'm laughing so hard. That is so nice your family coming. How fun this will be for you. Enjoy your time. Family is so special. Your garden sounds so nice.

Theresa said...

Daisy is just precious. Have fun with your family, Kelli.


Amy said...

Daisy is the sweetest thing! The picture of her and Grace is so so adorable.

Happy@Home said...

I always enjoy reading your blog.

Your new puppy, Daisy, is so precious. She will be a wonderful addition to your sweet family.

Enjoy your day,

Charmingdesigns said...

What wonderful photos!! Laurie

Mrs. Garner said...

Kelli, the nasturtiums are great in salads or as a garnish. I collect them in the morning and put them in a little container in the fridge to use during the day.


Dawn said...

I was sitting here looking at the pictures of Daisy and with each one going 'awwwww'
Thanks for brightening my Sunday evening!

Enjoy your time with your family coming up and take lots of pictures so us bloggers can see what ya'll did!

God Bless,
Dawn (future Texan in 25 days) :)

Simply Heart And Home said...


Your flowers are so pretty. The colors are so vivid!

Daisy has the best idea to stay cool. I'd love to sit in a little wading pool! She looks like the sweetest puppy.

Have a lovely Sunday!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Two of my favorite things - nasturiums and daisies! I once help to cater a wedding Martha Stewart Style and I put nasturtiums all around the salad. It was stunning. And your adorable puppy is named after my favorite flower! So cute!

hugs, Linda

Shelley said...

I love nasturtiums! Your "baby" is so precious!!

Have a great weekend, Kelli

ChrisJ said...

Now you have nasturtiums, watch out! We have them too but they spread under the fence from next door! Fortunately I don't mind and I have just let them take over where they can.

As for Daisy...she is absolutely adorable!! Can I come over to your house to play? I love my cat but dogs are really my favorite especially Labrador retrievers. I will come back and gaze upon her a little longer. Every photo made me gasp with delight -- and I'm not a gushy person!

Priscilla said...

aaawwwww so, so sweet! Daisy is beautiful, and puppies need their rest......and in such a pretty blanket too! Hope you have a great time with your family, and daisy will be excited!

See you soon
Priscilla x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli!

Congratulations on your newest gardening feat! Being a novice in gardening, I love the thrill of being able to keep plants alive and actually blooming!


Sondra said...

Oh, the puppy is so precious. I love how he likes it in the swimming pool.

Julie said...

Oh, she is the sweetest thing. Can I trade my Penny for her? No? Why ever not???

LBP said...

I love seeing photos of Daisy! She is just adorable. Your flowers are beautiful too. Boy, this heat we are having are really hard on them. I spend so much time watering, just to keep them alive.

Have fun with your family!


Missy said...

what an adorable puppy! i want to squeeze her :) have a wonderful visit with your family.

Linda said...

What a sweet photo of Daisy and your daughter! Ilove the color of the Nasturtium. Have a wonderful time with your family.

Anonymous said...

Daisy is just beautiful. Still working on getting my garden presentable. How do things get so over grown?

God bless.

kari and kijsa said...

Great flower photos!! What a cutie Daisy is!!

kari & kijsa

nancy said...

All that family, and a new puppy too. You ARE amazing. Daisy is adorable and I think Grace is in Seventh Heaven. Our Lizi is like that about my little Lily. I love nasturtiums. Yours are so lovely.

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Anonymous said...

Daisy looks so very sweet. When she's sleeping she looks so cute.
Water is some of the things they love very much, it's a real water dog ; )
I hope the family visit will be a very nice one !!!
Have fun !!

emily said...

Daisy is sooo cute! I love it when they are puppies! So sweet! Love the plates also!!

Reginas Cottage said...

Hello Kelli
Your little Golden-Retriever is so
sweet.We have also a Golden-Retriever
he is 5 years old.
I wish you funny days with Daisy!!!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Daisy is just adorable!!

Enjoy your company!

Don't think I'll ever get caught up, and we are leaving again Friday!


flmom said...

A puppy napping is such an adorable thing to see. It looks like your family is enjoying Daisy and giving her lots of love!

Megan said...

aww. I have a purebred yellow lab, named daisy, I wish she was that fluffy when she was a puppy :)