Weekend Fun and Gardening!

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous!

We had a great time being outside most of the weekend.  Saturday Jason had to work some and he had to miss my Momaw’s birthday dinner.  It went great though!  I was able to see all my aunts and uncles and of course spend some good time with my Momaw!  Rylan was able to play with everyone and enjoy himself too!  As always, he steals the show!

20150412_130332-1Rylan loves the tractor!

20150412_124908If he can “drive” it he wants to be on it!

We started our garden this weekend.  I wanted to do raised beds only this year so the Husband began planning and constructing the beds based on the dimensions I told him I needed.  I wanted 3 – 4X8 beds and 1 – 8X8 bed.  He was able to finish two of my 4X8 beds and he is planning to finish the other 4X8 and 8X8 this week or this coming weekend.

He used treated 2X12’s for the sides, weed blocking fabric stapled to the bottom, PVC pipes cut and screwed into each corner as well as the middle of the long boards, and chicken wire stretched around the PVC to keep the dogs, deer and other critter out.

20150412_124141Daddy’s little helper!

20150412_124341He’s figuring it out!

20150412_095247Chicken wire.

20150412_095302Adding the PVC to the corners.

20150412_095338Filling it up with dirt.

20150412_105924Spacing out the plants

20150412_114414Tomatoes, green/red/yellow bell peppers, jalapeños, habanero peppers, onions, rosemary and thyme.  I added the rosemary and thyme just because I had space for it.  It wasn’t exactly planned for this bed but I knew it wouldn’t hurt anything.

20150412_170602Leaf lettuce, head lettuce, romaine lettuce and mustard greens.


Quick Update and Photo Dump

Okay, I had a few minutes to do a quick update and put some pictures on here.

I’m still going to the Y and taking Zumba twice a week.  I’m still loving it!  I am losing weight and toning up but most importantly I’m feeling great!


Me and Anna Ruth.  I look weird but whatever…we’re having fun!

I leave tomorrow for NYC and I’m so excited!  I think I have everything ready.  I’ll do one last quick check but I should be good to go.  I think I will do a packing video as well as try to do some vlogging while I’m there.  I don’t know though, I’ll just have to see when I get there.


The skeptical shopper.


Ava Braun Crowder giving Grumpy Cat a run for her money!


My baby in a rare cuddle mood.


Hanging with Dad




In Richmond for the weekend and Rylan decided that the ice bucket was a great toy and hat.


He loved the Krispy Kreme hat!


Climbing all over his Uncle Jerry.  This reminds me of my childhood because I would do the same thing!

20150311_152644Falling asleep on his Sis….so sweet!

I wish I had gotten a few pictures of Momaw with him.  I was able to get video but forgot pictures….smh.  Oh well…next time!


Playing with part of his Easter Basket from Momaw.  He has a whole collection now of handmade wooden trucks and heavy equipment thanks to our buddy Jimmy.



He loved to hug the soft rabbit.  He’d say “Awwww…..” and hug it so tight!


Running around the yard like a wild man!

So far it has been a great start to spring!  When I get back from my trip I plan on starting on my gardening and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of posts on it.


Enjoying May

The weather was perfect today!  We got out in the backyard for an impromptu play/photo session.  I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!


The Husband lounging


Too cute!


Baby feet!


I wish you could hear his laugh during this moment!


He sure loves his Daddy!


My heart


Look at that drool!


So inquisitive


What is that Mama?


Rylan and Jersey



Spring is in Full Swing!

Spring is my favorite season by far.  Now I must admit I do love them all.  I enjoy the changes of the seasons.  Change for me is good, it keeps me from getting bored.  This winter was brutal though and forever so long.  I’m glad to see this change.  Spring at my house means projects, spring cleaning (outside and inside both) and planting anything and everything I want.  So far this year we have cleared another acre of land and we are still cutting.  We aren’t sure as of yet whether or not we are going to get it ready to mow or fence it in for pasture.  We will decide that a little later on.

My first planting project has begun this year.  I decided to do a little update on some old pots I have had for several years.  I went to Lowe’s early Monday morning and picked out some plants, soil and spray paint.  I decided on Peacock Blue and Honeywood Valspar Spray Paint.

Rylan and Jersey supervising the painting and potting

Rylan and Jersey supervising the painting and potting

The next project is to pressure wash my house, garage and both porches, paint the door facings and shutters and seal our deck.  As you can see the deck took a beating this winter.

My Little Man Playing

My Little Man Playing


All the different flowers I bought

All the different flowers I bought


Before Paint

Before Paint





First coat on the top of Peacock Blue

First coat on the top of Peacock Blue


First coat on the bottom of Peacock Blue

First coat on the bottom of Peacock Blue


First coat of Honeywood

First coat of Honeywood




3 pots





Three of my smaller pots painted and planted

Three of my smaller pots painted and planted


I didn’t really plant anything in the Honeywood planters yet.  They’ll probably be in the post I do when I finish my deck.