Ah Spring

Not much is new with us. I'm still a total gym head. I go everyday and am seeing good but slow progress on getting back in shape. I decided against being a water aerobics instructor, though I still would like a stylish granny swimming cap. After teaching my first class for my training, I just knew it was going to turn out being more work for me than I was planning on.

Spring has started and all I can think about is the yard. My peas are in and soon I'll put in our other cool weather crops. I'm watching all my perennials as they come back to life and my bulbs are coming up. Every year I'm surprised at how much I love gardening and how much I love spring.

Hank is adorable. He is getting so chubby and now he's reaching for anything and everything to put in his mouth. He's doing pretty well with his sleeping at night so I'm getting more sleep. We just love him so much. Wyatt just loves him and said he's so glad he came to live with us.

A month ago I took a stained glass class and was just filled with creative energy. Right after having a baby I get starved for being creative with my hands. I don't have the free time to work on a quilt or make jewelry. So the evening after this class Willie and I were talking and came up with this idea to turn our garage (that we've never parked in) into an art studio/workshop for stained glass, silversmithing (a future hobby for me), processing produce from the garden, etc. We were really inspired by my brother's barn which serves some of the same purposes.
So within a few hrs of dreaming we decided to pull up the driveway, extend our backyard grass and move the fence. This picture is of the driveway being busted up. Wyatt loved it. This year our dream of sprinklers in the backyard is coming true. They start work tomorrow. Watering was becoming a full time job for me. It gets so hot here. I felt like I was hooking up soaker hose, moving a sprinkler all over the grass and watering the vegetables all in time to start it again.


  1. Wendy said...
    what a fun project... you are always so creative. Baby hank is adorable... I love baby fat. It is so fun to squish and kiss.
    Sally DeFord said...
    Your family is beautiful... there aren't many of us DeFord's running around (only two of us in the Colorado Springs phone book!) so it was fun to find someone who shares the name.

    (another) Sally DeFord
    maryirene allen said...
    it is jeffrey's and my dream to have a garage/art studio as well! cool to see someone doing it. good luck.

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