Monday, May 31, 2010

Landscaping Take 2

We've been working pretty hard out in our yard this Spring. Do you remember this post I shared on April 3rd? Well, I have some new pictures to show our progress!

Remember, this is how the walkway looked when we moved in back in January...

This is what the walkway looks like today...

This was an old abandoned sand box. We are guessing there used to be a box. We dug up all the sand and hauled it off. Then we slowly started planting some plants who like the shade.

This is what the old sand box area looks like today. There will be more color as the marigolds, impatients, and hostas grow and bloom.

This picture shows you how the rock continues on around the house...

I really am learning as I go. I may have planted some things that won't do well in certain areas. But, I will learn from my mistakes and make some adjustments next year!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Fun Weekend

This weekend Dad put together a "Guard Your Heart Camp-out" for families in our church. The camp-out is a family event, and is centered around Proverbs 4:23: "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

On Sunday evening, we attended the AWANA awards ceremony. This is L's last year as a Cubbie and she will be moving up to Sparks next year. K has one more year left in Sparks, but T will be moving up to T&T next year.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

State Park

This afternoon we visited the Samuel S. Lewis State Park for the first time. We had a lot of fun exploring and climbing on all the rock formations. Next time we visit we are going to pack a picnic lunch, climb some more, find the 1 mile hiking trail, and take a kite to fly! Today was a little on the cool and windy side, but the sun was shining beautifully!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Playing Catch Up

It has been a while since I posted anything here on our family blog, and I do apologize for that. We have been busy though. T and K are wrapping up their 2nd grade curriculum, and I have almost completed my two college courses as well. Since my last post L has enjoyed a Princess tea party with a few of her friends to celebrate her 5th birthday, we had a frightening run in with a short tailed shrew, and all three children raced in the AWANA Grand Prix. Here are a few pictures: