Thank you (again) to all of the men and women who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. We know freedom is not free. It comes at a steep cost. We do not take it for granted.
We packed SO much fun and crazy into one weekend. It was a bit insane. Anyway, let's jump right in and recap these crazy four days.
Reagan was going through withdrawal. She really needed her besties.
I can relate... I miss mine. But that's a whole other thing.
So we invited her BFFs over for a sleepover. We took the girls to our (new) favorite pizza joint - Aunt Mary's.
Well, I am so happy to report that our plants have sprouted! They have not died! Yay!
Seriously, this is a major win for me. I literally have no idea what I am doing.
If you missed our beginning, click here to read about how/why we started gardening.
We will be moving our tomatoes into a bigger pot soon. Stu wants to do hanging tomato plants on the back porch. I'll let you know how that works out for us when we get it up.
In case you were wondering, Rea's tomatoes were the first to sprout. They were followed a day or so later by the jalapeños and then the cilantro.
Sometimes I think whoa, where did the time go? Sometimes it's holy crap, hurry up. Others I feel like I am never going to get all this done.
You know what I am sayin'?
Anyway, I explained my blog absence to you in the last post... It's a miracle we have all made it through that endeavor. No internet while trying to homeschool two kids is a nightmare. Good for you if you pull that off without drinking.
Basically, April was the craziest month. I think it may have been the most insane one Stu and I have created together. My face broke out. I yelled (more than usual). I cried (in front of people). It was horrible. But all that stress was going to end... I knew it would.
My life felt like a big pot on the stove, to which I kept adding cups of stress. I kept stirring, hoping it wouldn't boil over. I have a few burns from the bubbles. But nothing major.
All the stress was leading up to our week of closing. True, closing is stressful enough. But our week was unfortunately (for us) extra busy. Here's a quick recap:
We moved into our new house about 2 weeks ago. Immediately after closing and getting the keys, we called to get all the usual utilities set up. This included a call to the cable and internet company.
They told us for new construction, that had to come out and hook some things up. Ok. No worries.
They told us, because of the volume of new construction around us, it was going to be 2 weeks before they could get to us. Huh? Two weeks without internet? How are we supposed to live?
Riley was crushed when I told him. It took the fun right out of the new house purchase (for him). And I think he probably contemplated asking if he could remain at Grammie's house for a few more weeks.
Well, I am SO HAPPY to tell you that our time is up. We are back in the land of the living. Our zero-bars lifestyle is done! We survived!
Truthfully, it was more of a major inconvenience than anything else. It seems our whole world requires a strong wifi signal. And our black days have probably cost us, I'm sure my cell phone data usage is outrageous. (Sorry hun... just remember you love me and the kids.)
Family & Life
Nothing super fancy here. Probably not life changing either. But you might enjoy a peek into our world.