I'd like to introduce you to one of my dear friends: my beautiful poppies. I have a hearty patch of them in my back yard and I am in love. When we were in the process of buying our house last year they were in full bloom. And it was heaven. This past year has been amazing. I am so happy to be where we are and to be in this house of ours. I'm learning a ton about what it takes to own a home. I'm elbow deep in gardening and keeping up a yard, and though its a lot of hard work, I think it is well worth it.