Did I mention that I went to Illinois a few weeks ago with my mom and Anna Rose? I really can't remember. Anyway, we went to help Grandma Speciale pack up some of her stuff (she's at an assisted living home now) and while we were there, she and my mom were constantly showing me new flowers. I've never been in Illinois in the spring and so I've missed a lot of them. It was especially exciting because my very favorite flower has (for a long time) been a peony. However, I'd only seen them in magazines. When my grandma heard this, she made a call and we drove out to her friend's house to see some. Her friend was really nice and cut me off some for me. Aren't they pretty? (I forgot makeup that day...)

Anna Rose liked the flowers too :)