Such a big to do list! Seems like there is just about everything on it too, but that’s okay- and its actually FUN!
Our recent projects:
My husband fixed our front gate, our dog unfortunately figured out he could escape so something had to be done. Now the dog can’t get out, and it’s easy to swing open and shut and well, it just looks better too! The pic is hard to tell, but instead of the ugly orange, there's some green wire mesh so the dog can't escape!
Too bad I didn’t get a good picture of the front before we cleared it out, but let’s just say you couldn’t walk through it with so many weeds. Our decision for the front of the house- some nice gardenia plants- they are so great and green, mixed in with 3 artichoke plants and the kids picked out flowers as well. Although we’ll see if the flowers make it through winter, the kids said they didn’t care, they just wanted something pretty for right now, and so we let them! Oh and we planted a Lime Tree in the back yard too!
Funny thing about the front is that the dog really likes the dirt and the mulch- not only does he dig in it, roll in it, run in it, he likes to eat it- so we are going to be trying to 'train' him to stay out of the fenced area to let him know it’s off limits otherwise our plants will never make it!
Friday, November 12, 2010
We have already noticed the friendliness of our new neighbors, how they have made us feel welcome in our new home and new town. Our next door neighbor brought us homemade pumpkin bread the other day. It’s funny that we were at our other house for 4 months and never really knew anyone and within the first few days know everyone in our neighborhood here. I love this community.
Now for the good stuff…the bread! My son and I loved it, raisins, cranberries, pumpkin and spice flavor and some walnuts- YUMMY in our TUMMYs.
Then my son remembered baking with Grandpa and wanted to try his hand at his own bread…so later we made banana bread together.
He’s asked for it for breakfast, in his lunchbox and for snacks….needless to say there’s not much left!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Our first Halloween here- neighbors came to our door to drop of personally made goodie bags for the kids. The kids and I had made cupcakes earlier so in turn we handed them a homemade goodie. I have to say the general feeling in this area is “home” and very welcoming. We drove into a bigger city to trick or treat while passing a church carnival in our own town down the road. It will be nice to check it out next year or have families and friends to our house for a get together! Even in the next town over wonderful to see such a huge turnout of kids of every age trick or treating, families walking the streets together, it’s been forever since we’ve seen so many children and families out enjoying the evening.
It begins with this…
And turned out like this…