It’s been way too long since I last posted! I’ve had so much going on lately between working nearly 50 hours a week, meetings for church, family events, framing business and just keeping up with all the housework! The dust bunnies around here are becoming ferocious… Summer is in full swing and my birthday is only two days away. I can’t believe how time has flown by. My birthday always marks the middle of summer in my mind, and it seems like summer just began.
I have been able to find time to go to the park and lay out by the pool (which is my ultimate goal most summers). We got passes from my aunt Kelly pretty early this year, so we’ve been trying to take advantage of the privilege (thanks Aunt Kelly!)
My flowers were all planted pretty soon after we bought them and although the yard looks better than it did last year, I’m still pretty far off from having a green thumb. I’m embarrassed to take pictures of the current state of a lot of my purchases. I will post a few shots of things right after they were planted though so you can get an idea of how things are set up. This year is better than last year, so at least I’m making progress…in 20 years I may have a really beautiful garden!
John and Ellen have been down to visit a few times which has been enormously enjoyable. We had time to lay around and watch movies, take bike rides, shop, go swimming and just be together. I treasure every one of those moments since they don’t happen nearly as often as I would like.
I’m still trying to figure out how I want to spend my 2 days off and my birthday, so I’ll post more when I sort that out.
Since this picture, I dug another curved part on the left side of the black-eyed susans in the middle.
This was when the hydrangea looked pretty, not shriveled up…please let it come back next year!
These are in the back corner of our yard…hopefully they will grow back full and flowery in the spring!