Our weekend in pictures…

Hello!  One of these days, work will stop being so crazy and my mind can go back to just concentrating on it during working hours, instead of every hour of the day.  But enough about that.

We had a wonderful weekend in the sunshine!  We celebrated Mom’s on Saturday for a little pre-Mother’s Day barbecue lunch.  We worked in the yard, planting flowers and readying the garden for a bountiful crop this year!   If I say it that way, will it actually come true?  I, unfortunately, was not born with the green thumb that preceded me with my Mother and my Grandmother.  But I am optimistic!  I bought one of those seed pod things from Home Depot and planted a bunch of seeds.  I don’t remember in what order the rows go, because I didn’t write it down quick enough and now my overworked brain is too tired to remember.  I did tell Claire though, so hopefully her super young brain will help me out.  We planted celery, carrots, onions  and eggplant.  And we doubled up on the celery and carrots because I think picking them straight from the garden and chomping them, while lounging around in the grass this summer sounds fa-bu-lous.   I can’t wait until they start to sprout!  And Mark has planted some tomato plants, an artichoke, blueberries and rhubarb.  Oh yeah, we’re going to have a regular little farm in the back yard pretty soon!  Now we just need to build a chicken coop and get some chickens and we’ll be set!

Most of all, it was just nice to be OUTDOORS for a change.  These past few months of constant cold and rain have really taken their toll.  I hadn’t realized how much time we had spent indoors until this weekend, when all I wanted to do was sit outside!  I hope that the sun will come out again in a couple of days, as we embark on a weekend stay with family in Lincoln City.  My Dad is turning 60 on Friday and my nephew is celebrating his 6th birthday.  And then the following weekend is my husband’s birthday!  Hello May, you certainly know how to party!

I wish I had more commentary on this post, but forgive me for not and enjoy these pictures instead…

Claire's book arrived in the mail!
Claire's book arrived in the mail!
Veda got to the first to hear it read by it's author...
Veda got to the first to hear it read by it's author...

Veda made me this in school, it's by far the most adorable thing she has ever given me! And I got hugs, out of the blue, three times this weekend!  It was so wonderful!
Veda made me this in school, it's by far the most adorable thing she has ever given me! And I got hugs, out of the blue, three times this weekend! It was so wonderful!
Family enjoying the sunny day!
Family enjoying the sunny day!
The special Mother's Day bouquets that we fashioned together the evening before! (I told you I would be able to do it, thank goodness I have a creative family to help bring my vision to life!)
The special Mother's Day bouquets that we fashioned together the evening before! (I told you I would be able to do it, thank goodness I have a creative family to help bring my vision to life!)
George, Bill & Mark enjoying the view from our backyard.  That's Mt. St. Helen's in between George and Bill, you can just barely make it out against the light blue sky!
George, Bill & Mark enjoying the view from our backyard. That's Mt. St. Helen's in between George and Bill, you can just barely make it out against the light blue sky!
Oh dogs.
The dogs, and a stick.
Hey, it's a start!
Hey, it's a start!
My little seedlings, just chillin' out in the greenhouse...
My little seedlings, just chillin' out in the greenhouse...
Rudy Fernandez, or as I like to call him "baby-dog"...
Rudy Fernandez, or as I like to call him "baby-dog"...

Talk to you soon!

xoxo


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