Closed for Christmas Break...

Hi there.
Well, this is going to have to be it until the end of the year...
We planned on being around this week, but life has a funny way of changing your schedule for you.
We will be closed this week also, we are off to Nashville, TN to a funeral. My Nanny died this past weekend. :(
She was a wonderful lady, full of life, and we will miss her. But, now she is in Heaven.

The week after Christmas we will be at Disney World! So, obviously I won't be able to help you with flowers then either!

I hate to leave anyone stranded, and hopefully I won't...

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Talk soon.


This and That

Just had to post a few more baby pictures.... I promise I will post some more work here soon...
I am working on lots of projects right now, so as I knock them out, I will post.
But, for now, cute kid pictures... at Christmas time, there are always plenty!
Blake at the Christmas parade this year. His class was the shepherd and stable animals.
Yes, that is a donkey on his head.
Future Brenham High School Prom King and Queen. ( I think here she is also a donkey.)

This is exactly how I feel.

Happy Monday!
Have a great week!


This post might get a bit wordy, so hang in there.

Owen turns two years old tomorrow, Dec. 11, 2010.

I am usually mushy when my kids have a birthday. Sometimes people know about it, and sometimes they don't. But, for this one... you will know, trust me.

This is Owen the day after he came home, Aug. 28, 2009. So round and happy. We couldn't figure out what to do with him he was so easy. The boys immediately loved him.
He ate and ate and ATE... drank bottles of Korean formula (until we ran out, which was in like 10 hrs.) and slept.
Well, he slept on Korean time... he and I would sit up at night between 2 and 4 or 5 am and hang out... his little jet lag was hard to break but we did it. We got to know each other. I would hold him and rock him... stare at his sweet little round face.

This is Owen last month at a birthday party.
Now he is this 2 year old boy... not baby. He sleeps when we do (most of the time), eats what we eat (sometimes more than the big boys) and speaks English really well. (For anyone curious, he really never knew Korean because he came over here at 8 months, so really he speaks rather excellent English for a two year old).

Owen enjoying some ice cream at Must Be Heaven.
For some moms I know it might be hard to imagine loving a baby as your own, when it didn't come out of your belly. What do you do when he doesn't have daddy's eyes, or mommy's nose?

I will tell you what you do: You don't even notice...

He is your son... you know his laugh, his cry, his smell... just like your biological children (ie: the homegrowns).

You teach him about his family... his grandparents, his great grandparents. You teach him to walk, to talk, to play well with others, to potty-train (we're not there yet, don't rush me...)

You cherish and remember each moment because one day... just like Reid and Blake... he will grow up, drive cars, and go off to college.

But for now, he is just two. He will let me squeeze him, and hold him, and smooch his cheeks. And hold his hand at night through the crib slats until he dozes off...

Owen is a seemless addition to our family.
I know not every adoption is easy, or quick, and not every child attaches so easily. But Owen did, and I am so thankful we were faithful enough to trust God...

Trust that we would get the right baby for us. Trust that he would love us as much as we will love him.

(You can never have enough pictures of your baby sleeping.)

And God is faithful.

Owen, Happy Birthday! You are such a sweet boy and I can't wait to see what you do when you grow up! We love you, pumpkin head.

Owen has his own personal style.

Can you tell he has two older brothers? He is actually quite a good shot.

Happy Birthday, Owen!

Keep checking the portfolio, I will add pictures as I get them!
Have a great weekend!

Christmas wreath

I found five minutes to hang this wreath in our kitchen window.
It's the little things...
Find five minutes and do something fun.

Happy Birthday!

Need some ideas for a birthday gift?
Might I suggest flowers??
A birthday cake made of flowers! Call to order one for your special someone!
Wife, best friend, sister...
Anyone would love to get this cake, plus no worries about calories! Ha!
(Not that I worry about calories anyway...)

Have a great day!


Happy Thanksgiving!

So, what's on your Thanksgiving table? Most people worry about the food, the pie, the cranberries... not me!
I am more concerned about the centerpieces.
Here is a great grouping going in one client's house for this Thanksgiving Holiday.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Heritage Society of Washington County Trunk Show

This Saturday and Sunday the Heritage Society of Washington County will be having thier annual home tour and trunk show! Come visit us. We will have some home decor items, hanging baskets and potted containers, fresh greenery and wreaths, and more!

MooseFeathers will also be selling sack lunches and other goodies. Come fill up on hot coffee and spiced tea, plenty of desserts, banana and pumpkin bread by the loaf, tearoom style sandwiches, etc...

The mansion will be open from 10 am to 5 pm for your shopping enjoyment. Be sure to also check out the homes on tour between 1 and 4 pm!

Hope to see you there!

What I Am Working On Now

Well, fall is my favorite time of year. I say it every year. It's time to start cooking and decorating... and here in Texas it's really the best time to be outside.
Mom and I are going to be a part of the Heritage Society's trunk show again this year. Washington County has a wonderful old mansion that we have weddings and large events at. Every year, on the weekend before Thanksgiving, they have a holiday trunk show and home tour. It is always really fun.
Mom and I will have a booth there again this year. Tons of fun things like hanging baskets, potted containers, antiques and cute "junque." Mom will be making box lunches to sell also for the shoppers. It is going to be so good: tea sandwiches, pumpkin bread, spiced tea, fruit salad... all the good girlie stuff! I like the trunk show also b/c it motivates me to get some of the projects done I have been meaning to do all year.
This rose topiary with the black urn will be there, available for purchase.

So will these cute pedestals I made. Just some vintage plates and candles sticks make some really cute dessert displays!

And then there is my fall garden!! I am so proud of it this year. I am growing cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce and tons of herbs.
I have parsley (curly and flat), rosemary, lots of lavendar...
The herbs I love to put in flower orders. I will be drying my own lavendar to use in the spring for weddings and other orders.

This is a picture of my pot shed. That is really all it does is hold pots. But, it's really cute.
Everytime I tell Dusty I need a potting shed, he tries to tell me I already have one.
I always correct him: I have a garden shanty, not a garden shed.
BIG difference.
Hope you are enjoying fall!

This and That

Okay... these pictures are not linked together in any sort of way, so bear with me. These are just little snapshots from the cell phone... my life in a large nut shell. This is my brother Rob (or Robert as me and mom will ALWAYS call him, sorry Robert.) This is one of the first weeks he was officially out of the army. That day we met him and his girlfriend Krystin for lunch, and then Robert was going to find an apartment.
He is back in school finishing his degree (now on the Army's tab) and making excellent grades.
So proud.
Owen eating something that looks gross... maybe a popsicle, but honestly I don't know.

Funeral Spray for a Veteran, actually a prisoner of war.
It's wierd because I actually start to feel like I know my customers. This is a niece that called from California. She was really nice and by the time we were off the phone, I wanted to send her a sympathy card.

The light was bad... but you know the rule... you NEVER wake a sleeping baby.

Can anyone tell me please, why J.Crew hasn't called him yet for a modeling contract?

Fundraiser Alert

Many of you know how important Orphan Ministry is to our family. It is fundraising time!
This Saturday Oct. 23 we will be having a car wash and bake sale.
It is in front of Champion Fellowship
304 E Lubbock
Brenham, Texas 77833
9 am - noon
Please come, get your car washed, have a cup of coffee and help buy coats for children in Kazakhstan!
Please consider coming to eat on Thursday, Oct. 28th at Casa Ole! You can eat any time between 11 am and 10 pm. 15% of ticket sales of HIAOM supporters goes to orphan ministry.
The proceeds for this fundraiser will go directly to medicine and food for orphaned children.

Hope to see you there!

Aggie Game Day

Hey there! I am sorry it has been so long since my last post. We have been super busy here at the Robinson house.
This past Saturday all the guys went to the Aggie Game. We played Mizzou (I think) and we lost. So, we had a few angry Americans around our house... but they all had a great time.
We are turning it into a yearly tradition that all the guys go to the Aggie game and all the girls can go shopping.
The girls had a great time. It was me, my mom, Dusty's mom, Krystin (my brother's girlfriend) and Owen. Yes, Owen had to come with us. There is no way he could sit through even half the game. The guys had pretty good seats. They were actually really close to where the team runs out of the locker room.

We just got rid of this camera... time for a new one. Look at that blurry spot on Blake's face. ARG!

Gig 'Em, Ags!
Reid: Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2026
Blake: Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2027
Owen: Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2030

Future linebacker or yell leader!

Claire and Brent, continued...

Claire chose mainly yellow flowers to stand out against the periwinkle dresses her bridesmaids chose.
Small potted herbs in burlap sacks lined the aisle in the chapel at Antique Rose Emporium.

The happily married couple!

Cute idea for a drink station.
It was very hot the day of Claire's wedding. Iced coffee and lemonade... so cute!

Hope you got some fun ideas for a spring or summer wedding...