Sunday, June 29, 2008


Home Sweet Home*
My vacation with my parents was all that I hoped for... Serene, peaceful and
relaxing...I really enjoyed the one on one time with my parents.
This trip was extra special as their health is failing. I feel helpless at times as we all live so very far way from eachother and I only wish I could be there for them on a daily basis.
so I treasure every single moment I have with them...The first day we arrived was perfect..We all headed down to the sea shore for a picnic by the lighthouse. The weather was gorgoues, 85 with a gentle sea breeze. I said to my dad, if this was Boston you wouldn't find a spot to sit...It would be packed solid... Here, we had the whole Atlantic coast line to ourselves...Its so serene and traquil.

A breath taking view of my favorite lighthouse a few miles from my parents house in Cape Breton Island.
Sweet lilacs grow in abundance on the island and make for beautiful floral baskets.
My niece Nicole gathering lilacs for the kitchen table. Every room in my moms house got a tea cup or vase filled with this sweet smelling bloom...

Check out the PINK POSH! My parents neighbor colored their dog's mane pink...My sister and I were in complete amazment! The little cutey wasn't too happy while I was snapping her picture but I just couldn't resist ...

A rock " n " Family Portrait- From left to right- Sister Susie, brother Glenn, Dad, Mom, Sister Cheryl, Me, and brother Moe.
As most of you know my family is musical so its always a real treat to hear my brothers play at JT's night club in New Waterford. Brother Moe ( far right) is the only one living in Canada along with my parents so its like a big family reunion every year. A band favorite at JT's, they welcome the band back once a year for a rock "n" roll summer bash..


The Lauzon's- From Left to right- Brother Glenn,base & vocals, Glenns son Nygel on drums, and brother Moe on lead guitar and vocals.

Glenn belting it out! Glenn still playing in Boston with his band Blind Ambition.


Moe doing what he does best! Back in the 80's Moe was the lead guitarist for the recording group Titan" out of Halifax Nova Scotia with hits like "Midnight Romeo" and "Shes a big girl now".
Moe was voted best Guitarist in Canadian Maritimes 3 years in a row.
You still got it Moe!!
Click on link below to hear the hit song- "Midnight Romeo" .
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Dad showing off his barbie outfit...

Me and Mom sharing some mother daughter talk...


My beautiful Sister Susie and her loving Husband of 15 years John...

Moe and his newly adopted son Charles walking by the sea shore.
A precious moment...

Thanks for sharing in my vacation to Nova Scotia... Ill have much more to show you very soon...

Love to you,
Jo-Anne
xo

Tuesday, June 17, 2008




It's been way too long since my last post and I want to thank you all for your lovely comments and sentiments :)

Well, I'm happy to say my garden is happy and buzzing with butterflies, bees, AND, I couldn't believe my eyes, A Humming bird... At a glance I thought it was a huge butterfly, and low and behold there it was hovering over the cat mint...( One of those moments you wish you had a camera)...


Theres so many surprises in my garden this year, along with little critters eating away at my prize roses...I tried a mixture of soapy water but it didnt seem to phase them...
Hubby gave them a shot of 7 and it seems to have curbed their appetites..




Light and dark pink knock-out roses...These are fabulous as they are low maintenance with little or no dead heading...


After a summer rain: This is my all time favorite rose, Eden climber.. It has a lovely scent and is a great cutting rose...

A work in progress; I cant wait to see how this looks by August...Mark planted two spiral Arborvitaes along an antique settee trellis, with 2 Eden climbers on either side with pink and purple perennials...We added a tin frame with my roses art in the center for decoration...

I love this idea...Take an antique plate and hot glue an old fork to the back and stake it in the ground near your roses...Welcome to my rose garden is the lovely sentiment...

A lushious Purple Clementis vine...


This will be my last post for a while as Im going to Nova Scotia to visit my parents...I haven't seen them in over 7 months so I'm very excited to visit...Watch for lots of photos when I return...

A photo from last years trip over looking beautiful Kellys Mountain on Cape Breton Island...


Love to you my sweet blog friends :)

Jo-Anne xo