Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time to Plant

The week started off with snow, but ended with some beautiful, warm sunshine...I think spring is here, but I'm not 100% convinced yet. I hope the plants are, because we have purchased all of our garden plants, and I think Scott's planning on planting them today.

We've got some new items that we've never planted before, so we'll see how it goes...we picked up broccoli, lettuce, rosemary, and strawberries, in addition to our standard fare of tomatoes, peppers, onions, basil, and chives. We may add some additional things (squash, cucumbers) once we see how the space is looking in the garden box. I'm going to wait a few weeks to plan out our flower gardens...our shasta daisies and wild grasses didn't come back from last year, so we'll need some perennial replacements, along with all of our potted annual flowers.

Ava and Scott also planted a red pine sapling (courtesy of Red Pine Elementary) last Sunday. Scott's mowing the lawn right now, and I reminded him that they planted it, and doesn't mow right over it!

We also spent the last 24 hours south of the cities, so we saw LOTS of tractors tilling and planting the fields in southeastern Minnesota. Tiffany and I had our annual April birthday spa day...we each had a 90-minute massage, and pedis at the Aveda spa in Rochester. It was amazing...very relaxing, and a great time to allow us to catch up on things. We hadn't seen them since New Years...way too long!

The girls had so much fun playing together, and I think even G had a fun time, even though he was the only "little" boy there (he started calling Scott and Darren the "big" boys.) We had a great bonfire last night with s'mores, and then Tiff and I ended up watching Hidden Figures (great movie!)

We took my new car down, so it was nice to see how the mpg improved once we were out of the neighborhoods and stop-and-go commuter traffic. All around, it was a great weekend to spend with friends, and now we're back at home working on the usual weekend house stuff!

I think this was from our Friday movie night...I was so exhausted after my work week, it's a blur!

Enjoy the Sunday!

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