Recently I've very much enjoyed working on the landscaping of our property. I've always had a green thumb like my Mimaw and now I've been putting it to great use. Gardening is like therapy to me, if I'm not feeling well, if all I want to do is get under the covers and go to sleep it's likely I'll end up in the garden. It's a lot of alone time, I use it to think about my day, weed not only the physically growing weeds but the weeds that are growing in my heart and mind. I start to focus on the beauty and the negative just goes away. I thought I'd share with you the beauty of what God has blessed us with, though I don't deserve even a fraction of the magical mystical land he has provided us. There are all kinds of wild animals that I get to enjoy, foxes, tree ducks, rabbits, raccoons, birds of every color and song and even the hogs are kinda cool.... Kinda. I'm just so so humbled that this is all mine. And i have the greatest desire to be just here, daily, pruning so that new life can grow.
My front porch and my little watering the flowers.
We just finished building this wall around this island of trees, still deciding what to do with the center... Rocks, or mulch, grass. Not sure yet.
Wild dew berries, like black berries. I wish I could say I actually enjoy them growing but they are literally everywhere and they are a very thorny plant so I'm not very fond of them. But I love that I can make jam out of them. Waiting for them to ripen more so I can pick some.
These are wild grape. Popped up out of nowhere! Wine one day maybe?!
My potting station. Jay and I restored this old 1940's Hoosier cabinet that we found at a flea market for 40 bux. A total steal. Now I use it to store all my gardening equipment and to make my arrangements.
Like that one!
And this one!
Here's an old washing machine I bought and used as a planter. I HAD to have it, would have paid a fortune. Isn't it gorgeous!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures!! Hope to be able to Post more soon!
Thought I would post some recent pics since I haven't in so long!! Here are some of the kiddos!
I can't believe how gorgeous and tall my boys are! Logan is already 6 ft tall and almost 15 years old!! Where does the time go!! 😩
This is our precious squishy niece, I obviously didn't have a girl so I just eat up the time I get to spend with her! She is sweet and sassy and just so fun! Brings so much joy to our lives!
Logan just got his braces off! And just in time for school! 9th grade! Look at that gorgeous smile!! Logan has played percussion all through middle school and is now part of the O'Connor Panther Band. He can't be in drum line till upperclass so he randomly decided to play piano in the pit! He got selected to be in the competition band. Ask me if I even knew that he could play the piano?! Nope! He also got the presidential award for having an above 90 average for all three years of middle school! So proud!
Before and after!
This little guy! Those freckles and blue green eyes melt my heart! He was vp of his elementary in 4th grade and this year in 5th grade he is the student council president! Straight A's his whole life and suuuper into taking things apart and putting them back together, all things Lego and mine craft. He is so so funny and set in his ways. Love this kid!
We bought a camper cause we wanted to be able to spend more time at our family ranch and also so we could travel with the kiddos, one of my very fav things about my childhood was traveling all over the US in my grandparents RV, I had to give them this experience as well!!
We love it and have stayed in it a few times m! So much fun!
Our home is coming together as far as decor goes, it isn't cheap to furnish a home!! Sheesh! Here is our movie room, we just bought movie posters and had them framed. Now I need a rug and some pillows!
We finally had the retaining wall infront of the house built and some landscaping. We still have quite a ways to go on that! We love how it turned out!
Jay still works for wells what he does I couldn't tell you, but he must like it cause he has been there forever. I am still a nurse just no longer in NICU. I work as an Alternate Director of Nursing/ Case manager for a pedi home health company. I do miss bedside nursing sometimes especially the tiny babies, but I love the parents and babies we care for. I'd do anything for them!
It's a very difficult job but we take pride in our work and at the end of the day I feel like we are making a significant impact in very sick children's lives and that is what I felt called to do!
Jay and I don't take many pics but here is a few of our ugly mugs
I know I know but snapchat makes me look decent! I'll take it!
Jay being handsome in Mexico
Our hotel in Mexico and awesome swim
Here are three of our fur babies, from left Milo, Beastie (mom is maleficent so naturally we had to have a beastie) and Ash. Thems is so cute.
I can't believe I get to live in this gorgeous home. I don't know what I ever did to deserve it. Today we worked out on the land and cut wood to put next to the fire place for the chilly weather coming! Looks so pretty!