Sunday, April 6, 2014

Garden

First off, on Friday we had our 20 week ultrasound! It was absolutely AMAZING to get to see what our little baby looks like! We are going to wait until the birth to find out if it's a boy or a girl. The ultrasound tech told us to close our eyes when she had to check the anatomy, so when I opened them I asked, "So do you know?" and she looks at me and says, "I do!" Aahh! That was just so crazy to me that she knew whether we were having a son or a daughter.  

But Conor and I were able to stick to our guns and save the big reveal for August. It's basically the most exciting surprise you have in your life, so we didn't want to ruin it! Baby was so cooperative with letting us check everything that needed to be checked, and -praise the Lord!- Baby is completely healthy! We even got to see a yawn, which was about the cutest thing I've ever seen. :)


Now on to talk about our garden. Thursday after Conor got home from work he built a raised garden bed. He built it so fast! We decided to start out this year with just one so that we can learn the ropes and learn what to do the same or different next year. Next year we'll likely add one or two more raised beds.  I planted carrots, lettuce, kale, broccoli, onions, and celery. We are also going to plant tomatoes, which will go in the back section of the raised bed. Then I planted strawberries alongside our blueberry bush. I'm hoping they'll get enough sun there, so we'll see how they grow! Next to the blueberry bush we're planning to plant a fruit tree, but haven't decided what type yet. We also would like to plant a row of raspberries! The raspberries will probably go alongside our house. And then I'd also like to try my hand at growing potatoes, which I'll plant in a separate container behind the raised bed.

I'm really looking forward to seeing how everything grows! I've always wanted to have a garden so I'm excited that ours is starting to take shape!





Sunday, March 30, 2014

We Can't Wait to Meet YOU!

Early in the morning on Monday, December 9, 2013, we found out about YOU!





In just 4 days we will be 20 weeks! Halfway!!!

And what's even more exciting is that on Friday we have our ultrasound to see YOU! I absolutey cannot wait to look at your sweet face and itty bitty body! :) 

I've been keeping a journal full of letters to you. I think about you all day every day so it's nice to have somewhere devoted to talking to you! 

We've been praying for you since we knew you existed and we praise God for gifting you to us!

We love you so much, Baby, and we are just over the moon that you are joining our family.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fencing Day & Spring is Here!

Yesterday afternoon Kelly came up to help Conor put up the rest of our fence! Last fall they did the other side of the house and this weekend they finished the job! Yesterday they dug the holes, put in the posts, and poured the cement. This morning they were out there about 8:30 to put up the panels, and they were done by 11:00!










How great did the guys do?! All that's left is to put up the gate! This part of the yard has about a 2-3 foot drop in elevation and so the guys had to brainstorm how to get the panels to stay level, but also remain as close to the grass as possible.  They did an amazing job!


Autumn trying out where the gate will go!




The craftsmen! Well done guys!!


The crocus' are absolutely beautiful! These little guys are growing right in front of our house and they make our home look so springy and happy! :)


My daffodils have just begun to bloom! Another couple of days and this is going to be a beautiful yellow row of daffs!


My first daffodil that bloomed! Isn't it beautiful?! I was really excited to see this little flower appear! Really makes it feel like spring :)