Monday, August 25, 2008

Bunnies in my garden...

Welcome to my new blog. I decided I had to figure out a better way to stay in touch with everyone and I thought maybe a "blog" would be a good and easy way to let everyone know what's going on with me and my bears, and of course, Riley, too. (For those of you that don't know, Riley is the newest member of our family--he's our sweet little shih-tzu/poodle mix)

So here goes:

Here's some pictures of my bunny friends--read more about them below:

This summer has been a hectic time for me and I feel bad that I haven't been able to stay in touch with so many of you. My three sons were all home, on and off, this summer and we tried to get in as much family time doing things together as we could. Now that our two older sons have finished college and started their careers (one here in Michigan and one out-of-state), and the youngest is in college, it's harder to get all together as a family, so whenever we can, we try to make the most of it.

There were also times we spent with other family members like my father-in-law, who, bless his heart, will be celebrating his 89th birthday on September 5th. He's a World War II veteran and we were so happy we could take him to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. this past June.

We also spent some time working on our house and our yard--it seems like there is always something that needs updating or fixing. This year I planted lots of pretty wave petunias in the front yard for some color, and I watered and fertilized them regularly, but I couldn't understand why they were not growing or blooming....until one morning when I looked outside and saw three bunny rabbits munching on my petunia plants!! Needless to say, I have no more petunias growing in my flower beds, just a few day lilies that were able to survive the bunnies ( they were eating the lilies too!) The only other flowers that have survived are a very pretty hanging basket of petunias and some pots of impatients that are on the porch. But those rascally little bunnies did try to eat some of the hanging basket petunias too--at least the ones they could reach--as you can see in the photos above.

Well, I guess this will be the end of my first blog post. I'm going to try to post something at least once or twice a week. Please check back whenever you have a chance. I am also going to be posting pictures of some of the teddy bears that will be part of my September 7, 2008 website update on this blog starting September 5. I thought it might be fun to have a little preview.
lots of bear hugs to all--Mary