Wednesday, March 23, 2011

growing things

Things are growing around here. My little girl, my belly, and some herbs. How's that for a combination? It's safe to say that life is in full bloom.

Reminds me of a maternity shirt my mom and I recently saw hanging in a storefront. It said, "Love in full bloom". To which my sweet momma asked, "Can you imagine wearing that?"
Please take no offense if you own that shirt. I kind of think it's cute. Be reminded of where she's coming from. Back in the eighties I don't think preggo graphic T's stating that you were, in fact, in full bloom, were all the rage.

Anyway, I decided I wanted to plant some herbs this spring to have for the summer months. Top of the list was basil, cilantro, and mint.

I love fresh basil with pasta dishes.


What is guacamole without fresh cilantro?


And isn't tea just so much nicer with a little sprig of mint?


I was happy to have my most prized little sprout help me plant our herbs in their pots.



Excited that I could encourage the desire she has to put everything in her mouth, I told her that she could eat the little mint leaf that she was picking.



Didn't go over too well.

This weather... I wish I could just bottle it up, so I could bring it out when the winter's cold seems so endless and the summer's heat seems so exhausting.


But mostly, I wish I could bottle this up.
So I could drink it up anytime I wanted.
This little smile that is so refreshing to my spirit.



Indeed, love is in full bloom.

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  1. This is such a beautiful post! :) I love your words, it's awesome!

  2. oh my goodness, the mint face made me laugh out loud!! TOO FUNNY! And I love her shirt- so appropriate :) Hope I get to see her again before she's 13. :D

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower from Friday Favorites. Your daughter's nursery is gorgeous. It seriously looks like something out of a magazine!


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