Thursday, May 7

Spring Break: Week 2

I started a couple more blog posts last week, but we were so busy, none of them was finished. Maybe if things slow down, I can post them.

This week we're making raised beds. I replanted garlic, since last fall's planting failed miserably. It's late, but we'll see what happens. Tomorrow I hope to get the peas and spinach in the ground. Other seedlings are doing well under the grow light.

Wednesday was a big shopping day down in "the Cities". We had a Lowe's card from Kentucky, so we went to the nearest Lowe's and spent what was left on that. We also had a coupon for Home Depot, so we went a little wild buying plants there. Lynae and I both bought shoes at the Nike outlet. I noticed a Claire's across the parking lot, so we took the opportunity to do something we'd been discussing quite often lately; the girls both had their ears pierced.

We went to Perkin's for supper. It was the most peaceful restaurant meal we've enjoyed in years. We had a whole back dining room to ourselves, with wonderful ambiance and classical music. The kids are beginning to recognize classical composers, which made it even more special. We took some time to pray together while waiting for our meal. It was truly memorable.

Before coming home, we picked up a few more things for the garden at Walmart. Then a handsome young man drove us safely home, whereupon all the children soon tumbled into bed.

And now... it's my turn!


  1. The word "enchanting" comes to mind....what a beautiful moment in time for you all!
    Love you, Heidi.

  2. Love this post. You have such an awesome family.

  3. Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention the ring-neck pheasant we saw strutting down the shoulder of I-35!

  4. I also forgot to mention that I set Toby and Lynae loose in Gander Mtn. for a while, too -- they LOVED that!

  5. Wow, it does sound really wonderful. So happy for you!

  6. What a great week! :)

    I have to ask, though, why the beginning of May is planting late for you? Memorial Day weekend is a big planting time around here. Are we missing something?