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May 7, 2013

In case you were wondering if we’d dropped of the face of the Earth:

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Nope! We’re still here! We’ve just been enjoying our 45 degree summer days, you know? Winking smile

Actually, after a few days of straight rain and totally abnormally cool temps for this time of year, it seems like we’re back to almost-summer weather.  Whew! 

We’ve had a lot going on over the past couple of weeks—my parents came to visit:

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…and then Ryan’s parents came to visit:

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…and tomorrow we get to meet up with Emily and Sam for an Alabama playdate! So excited!

We’ve been to a few parties:

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…for which cake of the Tres Leches variety was made.  It was the Pioneer Woman’s recipe.  It was delicious.  I did not wear my hair like that to the party.

We’ve also been working on one of our big summer projects:

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…a pallet garden! And by “we” I mean mainly Ryan and his dad.  They built the pallet garden…but this morning, Lila and I helped put the dirt in and plant the herbs and lettuce:

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Like all professional gardeners, we had to stop and give each other a kiss every now and then.  Winking smile

Looks pretty good, right? I’m hoping Ryan will write his own blog post about the process—I knew a full-on garden was a little too much for us to take on this summer, but this pallet garden seems like it will be just our speed!

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Other than that, we’ve been wrapping up odds and ends for the end of the semester, grading, grading, and grading.  We turned in grades on Monday, and are officially DONE for this year—which feels awesome.  SO ready to relax and spend the summer together—cooking, writing, playing, traveling…ahhhh.  Smile 

Hope you’re having a great start to May!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2013 7:22 pm

    LOL, we had that same wonderful “summer” weather here. Finally feels more like normal today. Love that pallet idea. Sounds like you’ve been busy busy!

  2. May 7, 2013 7:40 pm

    That giant checker board is so cool! Glad you enjoyed your time with both of your parents. And I totally wanted to make that cake. Enjoy the baby date!

  3. May 7, 2013 7:49 pm

    The pallet garden looks great! I want one!

  4. May 7, 2013 9:39 pm

    I’d wondered where you’d all got to! 🙂 Looks like you’ve been having lots of fun, Lila looks gorgeous as usual!

  5. May 8, 2013 12:42 pm

    Oh thank GOODNESS your hair didn’t look like that at the party! 🙂
    I have a client who is obsessed with Pioneer Women. I think now I need to actually check this link out……

  6. May 8, 2013 2:39 pm

    Gah! I want one of those palette gardens so bad! What did you plant in it? Looks like lettuce and herbs?

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