A few little updates and GARDEN pictures!

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Can you see how much our garden has grown since my last post??! I love it.  In this last picture Emma is checking out her cantaloupe plants and noticed some little round fuzzy sprouts tonight.  She was really excited!

I spotted our groundhog this morning making his usual way across the top of the yard where the grass is tall. He must have a routine because I always see him in the same area.  He better stay away from our veggies!  Then yesterday morning we woke up and looked out our back windows to see two doe.

Our puppy has grown a lot!  I’ll try to add more pictures next time.  She’s fun and a pain in the butt all at the same time!

Also we sold our townhouse in the city!  The closing date is set for next week!  Another chapter closed.  Finally.

One recent change that has happened here at our house is Cory’s new job.  He was hired for another sales position at a company he would describe as the most desired wholesale company.  And they came looking for him!  Say what?! Yep, he’s that good.  What else can I say?  I’m happy for him.  His hard work has paid off and he is seeing the rewards for it.

And as for the kids and me, we just keep truckin’ along and doing what we do.  We are glad for the summertime and all of the fun stuff that comes along with it.  We are trying to stay busy without being too busy to avoid going crazy if that makes any sense?  So this summer will be the pool and the beach and the library and visiting family and friends and who knows.

More updates and pictures later!


Bluebirds, Flowers, and a Garden Spot

We have bluebirds!

Ok, let me back up.  Some friends gave us this gorgeous birdhouse when we moved in.  Just a week ago Cory fastened it to the top of one of our gate posts.

And we already have occupants!  Bluebirds!  How lovely is that?

What’s so interesting is that I was REALLY, REALLY hoping that bluebirds would be the first to claim it.  I think God delights to surprise us with little things that we have only just had thoughts of.





012Welcome little blue bird.:)


And to the “taming the land”  part of this blog.  There is always something to do out here.  Grass cutting, landscaping, garden planning, chicken coop talking, etc.

Well, we had this spot near the garage that JUST wouldn’t grow grass.  Every time it rained it a large puddle would form.  So, Cory took care of that problem this weekend!

001I should say Cory and Cody, actually.  Cody will work right along side his daddy all day long.  He loves to work and gets it honest.







Next project will probably be the garden.



That big green spot right there to the left that hasn’t been mowed is where the garden will be.  Next up: A farmer friend and a tractor to till it up!

Happy Gardening!