Saturday, June 11, 2011

It Has Been That Long

Hope and the boys like their lunch outside on their very own picnic table.
I can't believe I have not posted since May 21st...I think that is the longest I have gone without posting.  It has definitely been because life has been going really good and we are really busy.  This is the season of parties and we are trying to get to as many as physically possible.  I always feel bad when we have too many things going on because we always miss something.  We have decided to limit our time and only attend one party a day on the husband would like to limit it to one party per weekend, but that is not likely to happen anytime soon.

Even Destiny got to help with the garden...she tilled it every time she came over.  We are making a country girl out of her for sure!
The rain finally paused long enough for us to get the garden planted.  We have corn, potatoes, onions, carrots, cabbage, tomato, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers (red and yellow) lettuce, melons, and strawberries.  We only planted the stuff that we plan to eat or share with friends and family.  We had originally planned our garden to be 35x65, but because of the rain we had to buy plants instead of seeding everything.  So, our garden is now 30x50...which is still super huge to me.  I am thinking I will be freezing as much as possible and sharing with everyone we know.

Sprinkler fun for everyone!
The kids are loving the time we can spend outside.  I think they would be out there from 7 in the morning until 9 at night if I would let them.  We are letting the chickens and our tame peacock out to roam and the kids get to search for eggs every day.  So far the chickens are really good about laying them in the coop.

Paul is my little animal lover.  So far this summer I have found the following in my house...toads, a snake (YUCK), a turtle, and tons of worms.  They do know they are supposed to keep them outside!
That's about all for now.  I have to get the kids ready for a graduation party today and then we have to run to Toys-R-Us to get some birthday presents for up-coming parties...including my little man, Paul.


  1. Enjoy your parties and the summer. I love the picture of Paul and his animals.

    Thanks for your post. Good luck to you! Sending you hugs.

  2. It's great to hear that you guys are having a great start to your summer.

  3. Sounds like you are having a great Summer so far.Enjoy.Love the pics of all the kids having fun in the sprinkler.