Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hello Out There!

I'm finding it incredibly hard to believe that Spring is just a few days away. We've endured the "harsh" Georgia winter long enough, and beautiful days have arrived. Did I mention our abnormal Georgia winter? We had about 4 inches of snow in late February that thrilled us to no end. We made snow angels, snowmen and even borrowed sleds from the Culpeppers so that we could tackle the steep 16th hole of the golf course. We were chased off, but that was fun too.

Ben turned 8 in December and Jack turned 5 in February (someone else turned 40 in March, but we won't discuss that right now). When seasoned parents told us not to blink as they grow up, they were so right. It's amazing how big they're gettting and fun to watch them grow into their personalities. They are enjoying their school year so far. Our homeschool co-op has ended for the semester, so we have an extra afternoon each week to either catch up on our studies or take field trips. We're looking forward to our annual strawberry patch run in April. At the end of April, I'll be taking the boys with me to visit Nana, Papi, Auntie Lisa and Karsen in Scottsdale. The boys are so excited, and we're already planning things to do for our 10 day trip.

Derek is enjoying his golf game more than ever and is helping coach a local high school team. He is a very patient teacher and has a good "eye" for swing flaws. I should know! He' s my favorite golf instructor. :)

Again we'll be attempting a garden this year. I'm very excited to try the "Square Foot Garden" method. I've heard great things, and my garden in the past has just fizzled out every time. I hope to actually eat home grown tomatoes this summer!

Well, I've babbled on long enough. We hope all of you are ready for Spring!

1 comment:

Kristine said...

I heard good things about the square footage gardening method, too, but I don't know if I have the energy to start all over again. Last year I dragged out all of the poor top soil and replaced it and still didn't have great results. It seems the only thing I can grow is yellow and green beans. Even my zuccini doesn't grow. The picture of your garden plot does look very appealing and manageable!