Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I have to give credit where credit is due.... Don took down the Christmas lights yesterday, the house looks so sad now boo.

Monday, May 30, 2011

After front yard

Before front yard.

Yes we are ghetto we still have  our Christmas lights up =) With one hubby on work restrictions it just isn't doable right now. We don't turn them on, don't worry.
Front, I have some roses, a few unnamed plants and some pansies or something that survive yearly.
Roses and bushes.

More roses, along with a hydrangea beneath the tree.

After Garden or part 2

This bed holds, basil, onions, and cucumbers.

This one has seven tomato plants.

This one has one tomato plant, and six pepper plants.

This bed has ten miscellaneous peppers.

The final product!

I didn't do anything

Garden part 1

Well, I was lame enough not to take any before pictures of our garden so you will have to imagine, literally 2 years worth of weeds. We didn't garden or do anything back there last year so it was a pretty big job getting it cleaned out for this year. This first batch of pictures is us at the nursery and later today will add some of the finished product and pictures of before and after of the front yard.

Cale making breakfast

Cale is my go to guy for breakfast, he makes pancakes, waffles, and muffins so well, I may just be replaced someday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wondering if after yesterday if anyone will be reading this blog =) The post wasn't meant to offend anyone but man it felt good to put it in writing.

Thought I would give an update on the kids. Morgan is growing like a weed, she's 5'1'' already and her feet are officially bigger than mine now. She is just finishing up with her 5th grade curriculum and to be honest I think we are both glad to be finishing up with 5th grade and taking a little break this summer! Cale will finish his 4th grade curriculum this week and has really enjoyed it. I don't think either one of us are looking forward to 5th grade, well I'm not anyway. Ty is finishing 2nd grade and we will be continuing some handwriting and spelling over the summer. It seems to be what he struggles with and they are easy so hope to make it fun. Brock is still a firecracker. He is obsessed with counting everything and is learning his letter sounds. He is hoping to be reading by the end of summer =)

This coming weekend we are hoping to plant our garden which means we have a major amount of weeding to do in our back yard, yuck!!! I am so looking forward to a three day weekend! Hope anyone who still reads this is doing well, send me a text or an email and let me know you are still alive!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Look, a blog post that isn't about camping =) I have been feeling quite overwhelmed lately. I think the reality of Don's limitations have really finally hit me. I have had to do pretty much all the yardwork, housework, and most of the cooking. I had to sweep the driveway of all the tree droppings, it was the first time I have ever had to do it and then it hit me, holy cow I have a lot of stuff on my shoulders. I know that Don is struggling with not being able to do a lot of things he usually does. We dont' have any idea when this injury and limitations will be cleared up if ever and it just got to me. I know adding to Don's stress was me telling him how overwhelmed I was. I am glad I told him but man it was tough. I am trying to remind myself that I don't have to do all this stuff all at once and to take it one day at a time but it's going to be tough. I am so thankful for him being home nightly and how close all of us have grown it's just hard with 20 pound limits on his left hand and no repetetive motions on that side also makes many household duties difficult. My circle of support has dimished to well not much except for Don and the kids. It's weird I am not feeling sorry for myself just kind of a weird reality of a pretty lonely existence. Hoping this phase of my life will soon pass but if it doesn't I am thankful for the people I had in my life and hoping to find that part again as time goes by. It's my blog and I'll whine if I want to =)

Friday, May 20, 2011


I so wish I could have taken some pictures of the kids going through their clothes bins looking for things to wear this summer. They were so cute showing off for each other and each one remember that whatever it was used to be theirs or remembering when someone else wore it. I am again thankful for my garage/bin shopping extravaganza! FREE FREE FREE! Well of course my eleven year old who is in a womans extra small body has outgrown many things so it looks like we will be heading to her favorite second hand store soon to replenish her very sad wardrobe. Oh and don't get me started on shoes, seriously the oldest two need some serious shoe renewal, ha! I have learned to buy the more expensive higher quality shoes because they are better for their feet and last longer, which in Cale's case means three boys will wear the shoes and in Morgan size I can wear them when she outgrows them SCORE!

Sorry no pictures but the house looked like a tornado and didn't think they would appreciate half clothed pictures of themselveson the internet =)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More and more camping

Seems all we do these days is talk about camping or go camping so thus continues camping pictures. We had an awesome spot this time and already reserved it again in three weeks. There was a huge grass area behind the site where the kids could run, we walked to the beach twice, the first night it was cold and windy but Saturday it was actually fairly calm and not freezing which was such a nice change. Don has begun calling the coast and camping his own personal version of yoga, relaxing I guess =)