This day, 10 years ago at 5:00 pm, is the day that God chose for me to become a mother. He blessed me with the most precious child. He was a perfect baby, he was the perfect toddler, he was the perfect preschooler…. but now, somehow we are to the ‘preteen’ years. Or the tween years, as all the ya-hoo’s are calling it these days. I know with his heart and stong will determiation, I will love and treasure his double-digit years as much as I have the first 10. Happy Birthday Fred, and you have made me the happiest any mother could ever dream to be. I love you so much.
This past weekend we spent all day Saturday doing a bunch of “had to’s”. I got up and went grocery shopping. That is kind of a time-consuming thing for me. I go to more than one store and am a price comparer. I left the boys home with Jason and they worked on straightening up the house. While I was gone Jason called me to let me know that the kitchen faucet had finally sprung it’s last leak and asked if I wanted to pick up a faucet on the way home.
Ughhh…… yeah right. Whatever! I came home looked on Craigslist to see the list I’ve been watching. The one I really wanted was still there so I called….. she had sold it the night before!! Dang. So off to the local stores…. yes stores with an ‘s’, as in plural. I just said I was a price comparer! After 4 stores we headed back to Lowes, it was the cheapest, and with the coupon we had just gotten in the mail, it sealed the deal!. I have changed faucets before, and it’s a pretty easy task. For some reason or another this time was a lot different! Good grief it took about an hour! But we got it in and it looks awesome.
Then Sunday after church we decided we needed a break so we ignored any and all responsibilities we might have had. We drove out to the river and played instead. It was a beautiful day. Jason got a little artsy with the camera, and we got a few really cute photos!
It was so nice to just goof off without a worry in the world. To be surrounded by my guys and laugh with them. Is there a better way to spend a day?
I have been spending a lot of time obsessing over reading different decorating/crafting blogs. I came across this cute little idea that I knew I needed in my life. Only bad thing… I have looked at so many blogs, I can’t link to it because now I can’t find it!** As soon as I saw it I knew I had all the materials. It was so easy that I did it Sunday night. At 10:00. I am a night person, I can’t help it.
This was so easy to make and it was pretty fun. I had to stop by Joann’s to get some paper when I got off work today. I wanted a light soft green, but after putting it together it didn’t look right. Jason thought it had the look of a dollar bill! so after getting the boys from school, I tried again and I love the look the yellow and red has. I normally would not have chosen that, but I’m glad I went out on a limb. Fred chose the location it should go and it works perfectly.
**I found the link, and think if you take a little trip over to Little Miss Momma you will enjoy her blog as much as I do. Hurry go look!
Now that Jason brought my card reader home, I was able to download all my pictures. Finally. I was very surprised with a series of photo’s Jason took after a pretty fun storm we had about two weeks ago. I’m told there was a very remarkable rainbow that everyone in Idaho saw. Except me. We were at soccer, and there are no rainbows at soccer. Instead of seeing a rainbow, I saw this….. without even knowing Jason was capturing God’s beautiful skies.
Now if we could photoshop the powerlines out of the way.
I got my ‘Easter Seeds’ in the grown about a week and a half late this year. I figured it was ok since it’s been kind of a cold spring. I always have a blast choosing which plants to plant and what to skip from year to year. Last year I decided to plant potoaoes instead of beans and squash. I loved the potaotes I got last year but I have decided not to grow them again this year. I have a new bean ladder in mind but I’ll wait to talk about that as I narrow my ideas! But as for now…. my baby radishes are growing. So cute. Thanks to my secret sister who got me a few started seeds!
I have also been clearing a back corner for a flower bed. I finaly got myself a Mr. Lincoln. He is my favorite! When he gets bigger he will be the talk of the town. Mostly me talking about him to people in my town…. I doubt it’ll go much further than that. But he’ll know I love him. I’d like to think that we are more on a first name basis, though, so I’ve taken to calling him Abe. My momma gave me some plants from her garden, a savlia, and a cora bell. I think the will make a fantastic frame for my love, Abe. My momma also has some daisies waking up and waiting for me to give them a new home.
Jason has been working on the landscaping bones in the front yard. We are trying to get rid of a section of grass, and to fix a poor soil/grading problem. Right now it looks terrible, but believe it or not but it actually looks better than it did! Jason has learned a lot about spirinkler basics. We are hoping our front yard does better this summer. When the structured are finished I will step in and choose the plants. I’m kinda hoping it takes a little longer because I’m busy!
On top of this we need to finish our deck. I hope we can figure out a way to fund all of these big projects!!!