Monday, August 27, 2012


Between the birth of a new grandson
And the subsequent blessing...
And the baptism of another grandson...
Oh ya.
And a wedding.
....of my baby girl.
In addition to all of that going on in The Garden of Egan...

Cameron and Guen moved from Utah to Pocatello.
Nate and Sara moved from Menan to Twin Falls.
Matt and Tara built a new home and moved into it.
Lynsey and Nick are in the process of moving to Denver.
Candice and Tyler got married.

This has all occured since the 1st of June!

The summer has been full.
There have been many hard things.
But there have been great things as well.

Then there is this Garden of Egan
It's completely out of control.
This banana squash plant has grown over the fence...
and into my neighbors yard.
They said they don't mind.
Hopefully they won't be forced to move out.

My kids are grown and out of the house.
It is such a strange sensation.
When did it happen?

In the blink of an eye.

So for now, I'll attend to things ignored.
The Garden of Egan in the backyard.

But I'll always attend and pray for and love
the Garden of Egan that I love most.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Wow, so much going on and so many changes. ((HUGS))

Connie said...

Yes your garden is very bounteous, both gardens seem to be flourishing quite well. Oh ya, there are lots of perks to being empty nesters, embrace it (and your hubby), a whole new chapter is just starting.

The Jones Family said...

Bittersweet when the babies grow up and move out and then move away, isn't it. Life is change, there is no getting around it. So great to have an eternal perspective on things. I love your "overgrown" garden! Enjoy your week.

Maggie M said...

Your summer sounds like it could be compared to a roller coaster ride. Lots of changes happening in your family. Your pictures are just fantastic and what a gorgeous family you have. I would love to be the neighbor that your garden is growing to. :) What beautiful plants and what good eating the bounty will be. Hang in there sweet Tauna you will adjust to the empty nest and I bet you will enjoy it very much after you do. Hugs

Doran & Jody said...

Wait!!! Did you get Bar J & Jenny lake in?

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I can't even believe all that has happened! Holy amazing!

Kerin said...

Life certainly moves along at the speed of light.. doesn't it??!!
So many good things going on, and the things ignored don't really mind being ignored :)

Enjoy this week.

Smiles :)

Julia said...

You have had a jammed packed summer and so much has been going on and now you have the house to share between you and your husband, how sweet.

Your bounty is running over the fence and maybe the neighbours will have a few of your vine produce.
My gardens are all out of control too this year.

Now you will have time to take it a little easier perhaps. Hugs, JB

mCat said...

But it's been a wonderful summer yes? Garden will be there next year! xoxo

gigi said...

My gosh! And I thought my summer was crazy. I have nothing to complain about.
The wedding would have been enough to put me in a tail spin but that is everyone of your kids with major changes! How in the world?? That deserves a major rest in Florida! Like soon, soon as hurricane season is over. But then wait until there is 6 feet of snow out in your garden and then make your tickets.
You are a ROCK!

wendy said...

WOW GIRL....that is a lot of stuff to have dealt with this past month.
Highs and lows and everything in between I bet.
But look how you did it all...and shone in the process.
now......get to that garden before that squash ends up in MY yard (tee,hee)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hugs!! You have your priorities right and all will be well!

Connie said...

You have been one busy lady! I think an ignored banana squash is forgivable! I love your family picture. The family garden is the best one to tend!
Andy and I became empty nesters the first of this month. If I ever get back to blogging, I may write about it! :)
Love ya!

Jenny Lynn said...

You have had a lot going on at our house. Hope you have a some time for you really soon.

g.suzie said...

Sounds like you may get to do a little traveling to see the kids.
You need a vacation, somewhere with sand, water, sun and someone to bring you ice cold lemonade on a tray!!! (or diet pepsi)
What a summer. . .

Anonymous said...

You certainly have had a whirlwind summer. You are blessed with such a loving and beautiful family. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Ann Marie said...

Yowza my friend!~ You have been busy! ... And I feel so loved that you have been such a good friend to me through all of your chaos.

Your garden looks s good! Wish I could come and get that squash!

Ann Marie said...

Love ya.

Momza said...

Look at all the beautiful things you have grown! People and plants! You have the touch, no doubt, for growing gardens of love.

Ginger said...

You are at the end of the emptying and I'm right at the start... {sigh}. I'm falling apart. But you are showing me that I WILL survive. It's going to be a bumpy few years. I hope I make it!

Your garden is beautiful by the way... both of them! :)

Emmy said...

Wow- you really have had so much happen this summer! I am impressed you even have a garden on top of all of that.

" Hit It......." said...

You made me tear up. You have had a busy summer. You have also had a very full and crazy/fun life. The ride isn't over; it's just beginning.

btw - The new grand baby is darling.

Sherrie said...

Holy Cow! You really have had a busy summer! Wonderful family times and memories. Sounds like it was amazing.

Barb said...

Mercy!! You have had a very busy summer - I think you deserve a vacation . . . at the spa!! What an adorable new grandbaby, so cute!


tammy said...

Wow, that is a lot of change. I'm not so good with change sometimes. You're going to have to talk me off the ledge when my boys move out.

Camille said...

Good grief! A lot has happened! And throw in your regularly CRAZY shifts at the ER and that makes for a tired, overly worked lady! I hope things have settled down to where you can relax...and enjoy a banana squash or two. :)

Marydon said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one who has a super full summer keeping me from my friends.

Love the squash ...

What beautiful babies being welcomed into the life of Christ ... & gorgeous wedding with a beautiful new family starting.

Yes, in the BLINK of an eye ... :)

Have a beautiful holiday weekend ~

RoeH said...

I think all of this 'stuff' happening is fun and yes --- it's over in the blink of an eye. I remember thinking how it would never get over with. It certainly does.

Ruth said...

Goosebumps....And next year it's my fence's turn!

DeNae / SHP said...

Oh my gosh, the wedding happened already?? Where does the time go? (And thank you so very much for sending me an announcement. They are a beautiful couple!) Congratulations on creating a wonderful garden, of every variety.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Wow, you have had a really busy summer. Looks like lots of fun. Good luck on the garden.

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renee @ Singing With Birds said...

The fun never ends, right? Our families just keep growing and life gets busier and busier. I've had to apologize to my mom over and over. I thought she was just waiting to come help me or have me visit.
So I'm laughing about your out of control garden! Jen fractured her spine and I took care of their family of five for the last two weeks while my husband served our mission. My whole life is out of control. Let's meet in Twin for a pedicure and therapy. xoxo

Betty said...

Wow! I sure hope that you are sitting down and catching your breath! But don't sit too long, or that squash plant will swallow you up too!
Congratulations on surviving the best (and hottest) (and craziest)summer in the world!

Butterbean Row said...

Wonderful post! I must say, it sounds like you are taking the changes really well. Now time for just you and hubby!
I love your"garden of Egan". It looks luscious!


LKP said...

Ok, your rockin-awesome family is a testament to the fact you are an amazing wife, mother & grandmother. NEVER doubt yourself. Ever.

I admire you for all your talents, but more importantly for all the prayer & tending talents you apply regularly to your living, breathing, squirmy Garden of Egan!

They are the best trophies in this life! ::hugs::