June 1, 2009

Why, hello there!

I didn't realize how long it has been since I've blogged until I looked at the date of my last post last night. Things have been absolutely crazy around here, with moving and still remodeling, family functions, warm weather to enjoy, and the success of Dirt and Lace Shirts which has taken me by surprise and kept me pretty busy. But I am here now, determined to not let another 6 days go by before I post again!

Saturday, we worked outside almost all day. The exterior of this house, from the siding covered in green whatever the heck it is, to the gravel and underground roots where the landscaping will go, to the weed covered yard, the horrendous shed in the backyard, and porch with remnants of porch carpet and glue..... it's going to be a long process to get everything the way we want it. I mowed the grass and Joe weed-eated. We sprayed Weed-Be-Gone on the front yard. We used our power nozzle on the hose to spray the siding and get it as clean as it can be. We shoveled up rock and dug up roots. It's looking better already. Hopefully very soon we can get some things planted and fix up the porch.

We found a lovely surprise on the side of the house.

Yes, that is a huge Black Widow. It was dead already, but one black widow means more black widows. I think we may have to spray around the house. Ugh.

Yesterday was a really great day. We went to church to see my cousin Richard get confirmed. It was a great service. He did a great job! Summer and Camryn stayed in the nursery for the first time. They didn't mind at all when we left and seemed to have a great time! I hope that is a sign that preschool with be successful. After that we all went to my aunt Susan and uncle Paul's house for a party to celebrate the confirmation and also Rich's 8th grade graduation. We spent most of the day there, eating and having a great time outside. Susan had asked that all of the guests bring a quote, poem, song lyric, written advice, etc. that they wanted to share with Richard. She is going to put them all into a scrapbook for him. I put together a page of quotes for him, I'll share it here, because everyone can use some inspiration every once in awhile:


HeRe aRe some quotes that Inspire me. Maybe they will mean something to you as well.

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” - William James

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” - Scott Adams

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” - J.G. Holland

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.” - Oscar Wilde

Everyone ought to worship God according to his own inclinations, and not to be constrained by force.” - Flavius Josephus

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.” - Ayn Rand

It's very dangerous to wave to someone you don't know because, what if they don't have a hand? They'll think you're cocky.” - Mitch Hedberg

Love, Steph

Today I plan on sorting through some boxes and cleaning the house a bit. I might paint some of the trim around the back door because it looks horrible. The girls are being very quiet, so I'd better go check on them. Have a great Monday!


-stephanie- said...

Ewww, I hope you don't run in to any live black widows.

I loved the quote about God giving the birds food, but not throwing it in their nests.

Welcome back. But we understand the reason you are not blogging. New houses keep you busy.

Heather said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love finding out when I have new readers!

I'm sure I'll become a reader of your blog as well. Congrats on your new house!

Have a great day!

Susie said...

Glad to see you back. Missed hearing about the girls and the house progress.

Holly said...

Yard work...ehhh. We hired someone this year. :) (Neighbors that did it cheap.)

Leslie said...

Wow girl, busy, busy. I was wondering about you, lol. But i figured you mia getting the home all ready & settling in. Wow its sounded like you all got lots of yard work done. Thats great. You are off to a good start. I cant wait to see more pics of the home ;) Oh no a black widow not good yikes. I really am crossing fingers there isnt more. Im so glad too you all got to visit with the family yesterday. It sounded great. So glad the girls had a good time at the nursery & did well. Take care hun. xo

Missie said...

OMG! A black widow! Live or dead, it would freak me out!

Have a good week!

Ms.Emily said...

thats hilarious we have the same title today! and weird!!! LOL! we must have both been on the same brain wave!


Hopefully the black widow thing is not going to be a problem. .. at least it was outside..and not in!

Thanks for the good luck with the housing search! I really hope it works out for us! That was really crappy of your housing experience! I'm trying to keep my fingers crossed. lol


EmilytheCreative said...

I'm glad you were only away because of being busy doing good stuff and not because the kids were sick or anything.

We were house hunting today and one of the houses had a huge black widow right by the front door. We ended up not liking the house and Kent said we would have taken the hint from the spider. Creeped me out.

Julie said...

I know how easy it is to get behind in blog posting! Congrats on the success of your new biz! Yay! Um...scary about the black widow...

Bridgett said...

What a beautiful spider!
I know, I'm weird. I think they're magnificent. :)

I used to have a pet tarantula.

Good hearing from you!


Terri said...

Oh lordy...yes I'd be spraying for spiders...eeek...lol

Girl i know what ya mean...I haven't had time to think lately it seems...I am so behind on reading blogs it isn't funny...

Good to hear from you!

Have a good weekend


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