A military spouse's take on blooming where you are planted. I continue to pretend I am living on my dream farm while in reality, I live on a military base, gardening in a plot alongside a Navy flightline, with half of my homesteading supplies perpetually packed in boxes and have a habit of being overly involved in every community we live in. I'm a busy mom to 2 boys and a spouse to a Navy sailor soon nearing retirement. I love this chaotic life wouldn't trade it for anything!
Jun 26, 2011
All work and no play makes mommy boring! I had a great weekend just "being". I was reminded of what an awesome hubby and kids I have, that's kind of sad that I have to be reminded, I need to do more of this stuff!
Friday's bike ride at our local state park...
it was in the mid-90's but the whole trail was heavily shaded, which made it quite nice.
all 3 of my boys :)
I'm so proud of Finnegan, he biked 6 miles that day!
This is the only photo of me :)
Saturday was a BBQ for one of the guys who is leaving hubby's work. Finn got to play ladderball for the first time.
There was one of our illustrious snakes here a few moments before, but I didn't get a photo of it, darn! Hate those things...
This particular park is only 30 minutes south of us, yet look what is hardy here! These will not make it through the winter in my yard but apparently are fine just 30 miles away.
On the way home from the BBQ we stopped in at the little "out in the sticks" place (Southern Fried Studio & Shop) I told you about a few weeks ago who have been having all the problems with the permitting and codes division as well as vandal problems. Just look at this - we pulled in and the place was packed! It's wonderful that social networking can have such a positive effect on our local small businesses, it gives me hope - I was afraid those sites would lead to people no longer needing or wanting face to face contact.
The kids ate ice cream cones while hubby and I had their fantastic milkshakes on the front porch of the store. Any business with a front porch is a big "thumbs up" in our book!
Today started out with a harvest, the 1st Brandywine tomato and 1st eggplant of the year -
Time for the annual "it's as big as my head, mom!" photo.
Then off to a birthday party for Finn's friend. Here's an action shot of Finn :)
Finn on the left with his friends enjoying a hot dog and lemonade.
I think the lab was standard issue with the pool :)
Egads it was hot this weekend, but was made much more tolerable by having fun instead of sweating and itching in the bean and tomato vines. Hope you all had a great weekend, now I have to get back in a "work" groove and get ready to do something productive tomorrow!
I'll leave you with a video of Swamp Bugs making their music, they were unbelievably loud Friday evening!