... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis: 05/01/2009 - 06/01/2009

... but you can't take the 'Ham out of the Lewis

What's going on up here anyhow?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Spring Planting

I planted my strawberry pots today. I'd been meaning to do it for two weeks, but I didn't have quite the right size pots or a drill to make holes for the hangers. It felt good today to get them in the ground and have my plan for hanging them on the fence posts actually work!

Our friends, Anna and Ryan, had this cool box in the garage sale 2 weeks ago and I got it for a steal (they either gave it to me or it cost $1 or something like that) and I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it, but I knew it was pretty cool. I got the idea to drill some drainage holes in the bottom and make it into an herb garden. I'm growing cilantro, sweet basil, oregano, tarragon, and peppermint. I added a few marigolds to make it look cheerful. The most surprising part about all of this planting is that I did it all (including the drilling) while my kids and my friend Kristin's boys were all playing in the yard (Penny did sleep for part of the time). Maybe I'm more productive if more kids are around. Perhaps that's why God is sending us this new little baby!

Mother's Day 2009

My parents came to visit us for Mother's Day. We had a great time eating snacks and playing cards on Saturday night. Sunday morning, Andy made waffles and eggs for all of us, we went to church, and Dad & Andy made us a great BBQ lunch. The kids loves having their Memaw and Papa to play with and the weather was beautiful. I felt very celebrated and am so blessed to have such a great, supportive family. I wasn't expecting a gift from Andy and the kids (we had a very busy week and I just assumed they hadn't had time to pick anything up). You can't imagine how shocked I was to received a sweet, hand-painted bowl with Momma written in the center. Andy and the kids had painted it together at our local pottery shop. It is the perfect size for a small bowl of cereal or a snack. In fact, I've already used it twice today!

Fun with our Community Friends

Last Wednesday, our friends from WWU, Yuta & Suguru came over for dinner. We had a great meal and the kids loved climbing all over their new friends. Here are a few pics of our fun time together.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Saturday Sabbath

We are usually pretty busy on Sundays, so having a real, restful "sabbath" isn't likely to happen. We are observing our day o' rest on Saturday instead. So far today we've slept in until 8:00, made waffles & orange juice, and played (Penny & Theo) while watching a hockey game (Andy) and knitting (Me!). I even got to have a nice, long phone conversation with my Aunt Genine and cousin, Misty, who we'll be visiting in Kansas in June. And....it's only 10am! I love days of rest with my family!