Hello my friends!
After about a year and a half, I am back. It turns out that once your kids start to have personalities, your extra-curricular life comes to a screeching halt. The kids are now 3 and 4 and between them and our never ending household construction, life has been purely hectic.
I am proud to say that our kitchen is now 90% complete. I now have cabinets (more than 2, even!!), a new stove, a dishwasher, and a double sink. We put in a new floor, moved the location of the sink (meaning, new plumbing), did the plumbing for the dishwasher, installed the cabinets, and hung new windows all on our own. We also redid our powder room as a side job. Oh, and redecorated Maddie's room....cause, you know, I wasn't busy enough.
Last Sunday we returned home from a 12 day vacation in Myrtle Beach. The weather was gorgeous and we all enjoyed the beach. I am now preparing to leave for Louisiana on Wednesday until next Sunday for a trip to Angola prison (the US's largest max-security prison) for a mission trip. In August, we'll be in Pittsburgh for an extended weekend for our cousin's wedding. So, it seems our busy life will continue to be busy at least to the end of August.
All hopes of gardening this year were completely put on the shelf when we started on the main push to get the kitchen finished. BUT I have big plans for a veggie garden next year and will be picking your brains from time to time. My veggie garden is going to be completely vertical!!!