April 10, 2012

On My Mind

We had a storm come in late last night. I got out of bed and put on my rain coat so I could sit on the front porch and watch it roll in. Zeb came and sat with me. It was the most wonderful smell and sight! It lightning-ed (is that a word?) a little bit and Zeb scooted just a little bit closer to me every time :) He's not a snuggler so I appreciate those times. Watching that storm roll in and smelling the rain was a great reason to miss out on some sleep.

I think spring has officially arrived around here! Our trees have leaves on them again and our front yard is looking greener. Unfortunately, Kanyon had to completely till up the backyard. The weeds were the only thing that survived the drought so we are back at square one. Not pretty. Kanyon plans on seeding the yard soon. I may even have a garden this year! Kanyon's Aunt Rhnea a couple doors down was telling me she would help me since she may not be able to plant a garden in her own backyard this year because of some renovations they are doing. I'm having a hard time battling my spring fever. I really want to be outside and working on our yard but I have no idea where to start and its hard not to get discouraged thinking about what all died last year. We have lots of plans for making our backyard a place we actually want to hang out in. Its such a great space already.

I'm excited about this idea I got from Pinterest:

Click on picture to go to my pin on Pinterest.
We have a humongous tree in our backyard that grass will not grow around because the tree doesn't allow much light to come through. So what we are thinking of doing is having a graveled "patio" all the way around the base of the tree. On one side it will stretch out far enough to put our fire pit and some sturdy chairs around it.

Speaking of renovations, the laundry room has stayed as is for the moment. I'm not complaining since its still a whole lot better than it was before but Kanyon has been swamped with leather and farming so building the shelves and staining the countertop will have to wait.

Work has been quiet lately with only me in the front right now. We are in the process of interviewing for a new secretary so I am taking on a few of the secretarial roles. Thankfully its keeping me just enough busy but its about to get a lot more busy this month and then summer will hit so another hand in the office will be much needed. We are praying we find someone quick! 

Our Easter weekend was so nice - we spent most of it at our home, which is just what we needed. Do you ever feel like you have to recuperate from vacation? I felt like after a week gone, then a week back at work, I just needed to be at home. (And not just because my house hadn't been cleaned since before we left...) Sunday, we had a great morning worship and then a potluck lunch and an Easter egg hunt for the kids at church. It was wonderful.

I hope you had a great Easter weekend! And thats the end of my random thoughts.

Oh, except I think you need to see this picture of 3 month old Ainsley smiling:

How sweet is she??


  1. That is not fair that I can't hug and love on her!! What a cutie! I like the idea on pinterest and I have a few I could add:)

  2. Yes, I totally understand needing a vacation from your vacation! That's how I was after we got back from Colorado. Sorry about the grass in your backyard. :( I like the idea you have though!