Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My wonderful family

Everyone who knows me knows how much I love my husband & my four wonderful boys. However, this year I have gotten very close to my sister-in-law & I'm so thankful for our new relationship! We've always been friendly & had no problem talking for an hour about nothing at all, but lately we've started walking or exercising together every morning. This has been such a blessing to me. First of all, I really need the exercise, but more than that I had no idea how much I needed the company.

I am a stay at home mom & love it, but I didn't realize how tired I was getting on never seeing other people. I have blogs that I follow & friends that I keep up with through emails, but I didn't see how much I really needed that face-to-face interaction. It's great! I absolutely love my mornings now. It's something I really look forward to each day. I don't know how much this is helping her, but I feel so much better now.

Anyway, I want to encourage you guys to get out there & actually SEE your friends once in a while. Trust me, it is well worth the effort.


I'm so glad Spring is finally here! This is by far my favorite time of the year. I love all of the green I see out my back door & waking up to the birds singing outside my window. Living in the country is awesome! I'm thrilled that my kids get to grow up in such a beautiful place. I'm really hoping to get a lot done outside this year. Luckily soccer is almost over & we only have four weeks left of baseball. After that it should be much easier.

We've started planting our garden. Which is over twice the size it was last year!!! I'm really excited about it, too. Hopefully everything will grow as well as last year. We're planting a few things that we've never tried before, so I'll have to keep you updated on our progress.

Now that the warm weather has arrived, my boys can't wait to be out of school. Luckily they only have five weeks left. I'm ready for them to be home every day & so is their little brother. He asks me every day if his "friends" can stay home today. I feel really bad telling him no, but I know it won't be much longer until summer.

I don't know if we'll take a summer vacation this year since our summer is already filling up, but I envision us spending a lot of time outside with friends/cousins. I think I'll go work on my patio & see if I can get it ready for grilling. It's never to early to plan a barbecue! See you later.