Sunday, October 24, 2010

I AM here :-)

Well, we've been officially moved in to our home for almost two months! Wow...that is just really awesome to say. So sorry for the gap in posting, but we've been trying to settle in and unpack and start back in the groove of school. We've settled in and I think we are back in the groove for school...but unpacked? No, we are still living out of boxes and there are quite a few things sitting in the garage, just waiting to see the light of day once again...such as my sewing stuff! I know it will all fall into place soon no worries :-)

So what have we been up to? Oh, so much really...

The kids and I enjoyed harvesting the fruit from our Pomegranate tree. We've made pomegranate slushies and plan on making jelly as soon as I get some canning tools. My hubby and I enjoyed a lovely Pomegranate Mojito too...yum!

We've also had a few things repaired and have had a landscaper come out and plan with us about our yards. That has been fun. Though we really wanted to be able to get our backyard and our front yard fixed up right away, we found that we could only afford to do it in steps. So the first step was our front yard and it is so nice to see it coming up green and lush :-)

We are still enjoying our backyard and finding much to appreciate in it...

The sunset just before a storm was coming in. Lovely!

The kids have been enjoying the space in our yard for running, jumping and playing. Liam has been practicing his ball throwing too :-)

We also have been enjoying observing the many birds in our yard...Western Scrub Jays, Mocking Birds, White-Crowned Sparrows, House Sparrows and a few finches. The bird life around this area is amazing! Not to mention the other creatures...Tule Elk, Muskrat, Fox and widows and mosquitoes! Blech!

Life is falling into place here and we find that each day is glorious. Sure there are things that go wrong...attitudes aren't always happy and frustration occurs, the clutter is occasionally appearing and the floor needs sweeping...but oh, there is such an amazing feeling of joy and contentment...yes, contentment :-)

And, we are finding a little time to dance amidst all the day to day :-)



~ Shannon said...

Rowan is too adorable! She is so perfectly chubby and curly-haired and darling! :-)

And having just paid over $2 for a pomegranate at Wal-Mart, I'm quite jealous of your tree -- how lovely!

I'm so glad to hear you're settling in and enjoying your new home!


Simply Heart And Home said...

So nice to see you blog again! You've been missed!

The children look so happy. Love the dancing!


PatinTenn said...

It is so good to hear from you again. Your family looks so very happy in the new home.

Please keep us posted on how things are going. I miss hearing from you.

Much love to you all,

Sarah Jane said...

How did I miss this lovely post? I am glad I decided to "check in" tonight; I have missed your posts soooo very much and it is wonderful to see your beautiful home and such sweet pictures of it! Rowan is quite a beauty! I love the last picture of the dancing children. . .so precious!!!!

Mama Hen said...

I am so glad you are getting settled. Does it feel like home yet?