We had friends for dinner last night.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Well, even though this was sort of a pointless post, I'm glad I wrote this all down because now that I think about it, my morning could've been worse. It could've been -30 and blowing snow. I could've not had enough money for my breakfast. And I could not be married to Reuben ... which in the end is what's saving me from insanity.
Have a great day everyone! I'm trusting in God that my day is just going to go upill from here.
Monday, April 21, 2008
This weekend was busy. Diana, Mike and Hadassah came late Friday night. Then on Saturday morning when I woke up I could hear Hadassah talking to herself in her crib so I went to get her. She didn't seem too concerned that I wasn't Diana so I took her out and played with her until Diana got up. It was fun hearing her laugh and "talk". After awhile I got to work whipping up breakfast for the whole family. Karin, Josh and Elyssa came over. Mom and Dad and George and Dora vanPopta came over. And Richard and Emma too. Altogether we had 14 for breakfast. I made waffles with fruit and whipping cream, bacon and scrambled eggs. There was coffee, tea and orange juice. It was scrumptious and everyone appreciated it! We borrowed a table from Mom and Dad and some people even ate out on the deck! Which was amazing because a week ago that deck was still covered in snow!!
After we hung out for a bit, we decided to get some work done. So, Richard, Mike and Reuben went to Home Depot and bought 12 cedar trees that we are going to plant in the back to screen ourselves from the busy road that runs behind our house. Reuben's even talking about building a shed in the back corner too. Diana and I grabbed some pruning shears and pruned back some plants and raked up some old leaves, grass and dried up plants. We also got a wheelbarrow so we started carting rocks out to the back and dumped them over the fence. The previous owners lined all the garden beds with these medium sized rocks and we don't like them at all. It was really hot! There is no shade in the front of the house where we were working and we get direct afternoon sun. We were sweating and a few of us got a hint of a burn. It felt good to get that stuff done though. Then I baked some brownies and we went to Mom and Dad's for the first BBQ of the season.
On Sunday, we had lunch with our peers and the vanPoptas at Andre's house. And for dinner we had everyone over again at my parents. So we had a nice, social Sunday which Reuben really loves and I'm starting to get used to but sometimes I would prefer to be home alone with a book or something. No offense anyone whose reading this, I still love your company!
All in all, another short but sweet weekend.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
After they opened more, they turned a really dark purple. They are so pretty! I love them. Especially in the dark blue vase. They are really starting to die now but I can't bear to throw them out. As I was taking this picture, I thought I would take one of my whole desk so you can see where I work.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
You would not believe how excited I was when I arrived home from work yesterday and saw tulips springing up from the ground. God is good! His mercies are new every morning. Just when I thought I couldn't take a day more of winter He shows that spring is on it's way! Even pushing up through the snow, these tulips, which we planted (ok, my dad planted) last fall just can't wait another day to view the world. It's even more exciting because this is our first year with our very own garden. As you can tell, I'm getting more and more excited about it. I've never given a second thought to gardening before we had our own bit of earth to work with. It reminds me of the movie the Secret Garden.
As a side note, I really hope our bunny friends don't think the tulips are snacks!!! Or they may not be bunny friends anymore.