Sunday, June 30, 2013

Complete! ( almost)

I came home from work Thursday to find the old cabinets, countertops, and sink in my driveway.
Inside, the boys and hubby were working on putting in the new cabinets.
I am happy.
I have to stain and seal them. Its been too hot here to do that at the moment ( high today was 92, and yes for the Seattle area- that is just HOT!)
I also need to patch some holes and repaint. That's all easy :)
Pictures coming soon!

Sunday, June 23, 2013


I hate being sick. Especially when its nice out. My room gets way to warm, which doesn't help any. Why is it that my kids willing share germs, and not other thins..
On the plus note, hubby returned home yesterday. I wont have to be "single parenting it" for a while.
I am hoping that we will start our kitchen remodel this weekend.

Our foster kids ADOPTION will be FINALIZED TUESDAY!
We are excited. As of Tuesday afternoon, we will have another son!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Beginning of Summer

I love this time of year. The days here have been pleasantly warm. Even when it rains, its not too chilly. Friday I ordered 10 yards of dirt

It was delivered Saturday, before 8am- I couldn't believe it.
We ( my kidlets and I) began to spread it. My parents loaned us their wheelbarrow and some more shovels.

I then decided to remove the side garden fence, and move the garden to the property fence. My older kids were not impressed, but they took it down for me.


 The fence they removed was on the left hand side of the picture.

The above picture is what it looks like now..
Same with the below pictures.


I have so much more room now for vegetables!

We filled in the garden area around the fruit trees as well.

I planted Marigolds under the trees, in addition to parsley and cilantro.
I am excited to see how they do.
We still have over 1/2 the dirt left, I am hoping that when hubby gets back we can finish getting the cement pad demo'd. Once that is done, we can move the dirt where the cement was. I am looking forward to the yard looking neater.

We also added dirt to the chicken coop.

I do occasionally let my hens "free range" in the backyard when I am back there. They are great pest control.
   Here is a picture of strawberries I picked tonite from my strawberry patch

I think I will be making strawberry jam tomorrow!