Mar 7, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

*sigh* It is spring... and it is the weekend... could life be better? The WONDERFUL FBA musical, Annie, is over now, and Interim Term at school is next week. The Yearbook is ALMOST done, and I can finally take a breath and slow down to a normal busy pace, rather than breaking my neck day in and day out. I have breathed MANY sighs of relief in the past few days.

A couple of weeks ago, I had a Pampered Chef party. It was great! I got my products in this week and have had SO much fun cooking and cutting things up and using all my fun stuff. I bought their cookbook 29 minutes to Dinner and highly recommend it! A couple of nights ago, I made BLT Macaroni for Drew and I. B = bacon, L = leeks, and T = tomatoes. I had never cooked with leeks before, but it was super tasty and I would definitely make it again. Tomorrow night is Toasted Angel Hair with Sausage and Peppers. I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe with some photos...

Today, Drew and I set out to do some spring maintenance to our yard. Drew mowed, I pulled weeds and fertilized. I always feel such a sense of accomplishment when I do something to my house. There are a lot of projects I would really like to take care of this spring/summer, but really don't know anyone to do them. A couple I can do myself: Paint the front door, and re-do the junk room so that it is actually livable. If I paint my front door, do I have to take it off, or can I just paint it in place? Do I have to sand it first if it is just wood, not painted now? Other things I would like to accomplish: putting new garage doors up, and building a deck. I have daydreams about how beautiful my home will be this summer when we have had a chance to tackle some of these projects!

This is the amazing weed I picked from my side yard. I was amazed at how big it was, and that I hadn't noticed it really until today. It is kid sized! I felt like I needed a machete to hack down all the weeds that were with this one.

Drew mowing the lawn. Isn't he cute?

Beautiful trees in my front yard. I think they are peach trees, but I have never seen one bloom like this before!

A close-up of one of the blooms.

This beautiful flower came from my sister, Emily, as an anniversary gift to Drew and I. We recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary!

As I said earlier, next week is Interim Term at FBA. This is a really interesting thing that the school does so that kids get to have experiences they wouldn't normally have in the classroom. There is a group going to Italy, and one to San Francisco (I of course am not lucky enough to be on one of those). My group is staying in Dallas, but we are visiting several local museums. I am really excited about this! Not only do I not get to go to museums enough, I never get to go for free, so, that will be awesome. We are going to see the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art, visiting the Modern and the Amon Carter in Fort Worth, going to the Dallas Holocaust Museum and hearing a survivor speak, and also visiting the Roughton Gallery and the Meadows Museum. I really hope that the 13 students I will have next week enjoy this as much as I will!

I'll post some photos of Annie in a while, too many photos in this post already

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