Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

All out

You'd be reading a post about our camping trip last weekend by now, except 3 pictures in and I have officially run out of upload room for free blogspot.  So now the question is: Do I pay $5 and upgrade my account?  Or do I try a different blog domain?  Decisions decisions.  If you have any domains to refer, please do so, I'm not fully aware of my choices.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Grindstone, VA Camping

This past Thursday, we loaded up the car and headed on a 3 hour journey northwest to a place in Virginia called Grindstone Campground.  We arrived later than planned and raced the sun to put up camp.  The first group of friends made it a few hours before us, so they had a nice fire blazing and kindly offered us assistance.

Threats of cold weather and rain were weighing heavily on our minds, but that didn't stop us...

"I'm singin' in the rain"

"I'm singin' in the rain"...well not exactly, more like "planting in the rain".

This morning a friend called and asked if I would join her while she beautified a friend's deck.  "Sure!" I said.  I was planning on spending some time outdoors as the day was quite lovely and I had been wanting to visit said friend for a while now.

KennaKat and I met Lavender Girl and Biscuit around 11:30 at TriciaJane's house and started unloading the mass supply of beautiful plants that Lavender Girl picked up.

As we began adding soil to the first pot, it started...drip, drip.  "No big deal!  Just a little sprinkle, let's keep working. " A few minutes later, Drip, Drip, Drip.  About 30 minutes in we were in the middle of a torrential downpour, with a few splashes of thunder and lightening for the added touch of "oh my we're crazy".  Oh well.  We just kept on working, we were already wet and dirty anyway.  

Crazy disasters like that are what I live for.  I get the biggest kick out of unplanned changes, the messier the better.  Weeell I got what I asked for, we got totally messy, and soaked to the bone, but in the end, the deck looked lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed myself  =)

To add to the "of course" pile, it stopped raining just as we were finishing up.  We ran out of pots so we had a delivery from MW with more pots, soil, and hangers for the wind chime and bird feeder.  It had stopped raining by the time he showed up, so I'm sure he got a kick out of our appearance.

You know you want to see pictures of us two crazy ladies, and you know how much I like to share...

Yes, that's mud splatter on my chin...
We are in drying out phase here
For more fun pictures, venture on over to Belma's Pearls, she caught pics of us working in the rain :)

I didn't get shots of all of the pots that we planted, but this gives you an idea.
Here MW is posing with the 2 things that he helped hang.
Do you see the dragonfly wind-chime and the shroons?  I love!

You might be wondering, Where were KennaKat and Biscuit during all of this?  Well, they happily "entertained" TriciaJane inside.  They played really well together and only bonked heads {literally} once or twice.  Neither wanted to leave in the end, which is always a good sign.

I love Biscuit's crazy eyes =)
It turned out to be quite the crazy fun day.  I knew it was going to be a good day since I actually made it out of my pj's, went grocery shopping, cleaned my house and had an adventure.

Dear Friend, we hope that your new garden filled deck will be a place of beauty and relaxation during your healing.  Please feel better soon, and every time you sit and breathe out there, remember that we love you so much!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


I started this blog post to share pictures of our weekend, but I just realized I'm completely exhausted!  Good night!  Pictures will come in the next day or two, after I'm done with laundry and putting away all the random camping gear that is flooding my floors and counters...

Thursday, April 19, 2012


'I get by with a little help from my Friends'

Not that this post is really about that song but I thought you'd like to know the current song playing in my head.  I'm not sure if it's just me or everybody has this issue, but I constantly, CONSTANTLY have songs playing in my head.  Often times they relate to what I'm thinking about or doing at the time.   It's like I have theme songs playing at all times.  I wonder why?  Is it because we live in a society that's full of music or have people always had music playing in the background of their minds?  Like when classical music was popular, were people constantly thinking and acting on Beethoven's 5th symphony? Dah dah dah duuuuh!  Often times my music in my head puts me in a certain mood...what kind of mood were people in back then if they had that playing in their head constantly?  Rise and falls, rushes, assertive,'s kind of crazy, I'll have to ask someone in the paradise to find out.

Ok back on track of what I was planning on sharing today...

The past 2 weeks, KennaKat and I have had a few special outings with our friends and I wanted to share.  But I only captured two of them on camera, so I hope you enjoy those!

Fist up:  Swimming

Our friends invited us to join them swimming and we gladly accepted.  Then later I remembered that I had made play date plans a month prior for the same day.  Well, the day ended up being really cold, so we all decided to go swimming at the 'plex and the girls had a lot of fun.

I brought the water camera, but forgot it in the locker room and there was NO WAY that I was going back into that freezing room if I didn't have to.  After swimming for 3 hours, we went for lunch at Andys.

Here is the only picture I got of all 3 girls.  I told Kenna to smile, completely unaware that she was in the middle of swallowing a mouthful of milk, so here is her milk spewing out of her least she's obedient!

2nd: Tuesday we ventured to story time and afterwards we enjoyed park time with our friends.  I forgot to grab my camera out of the car at the park so the only pictures I have to share are of the girls enjoying the contents of KennaKat's purse more than the stories read by the Story Man.

Make-up application
I'm really annoyed that I was too lazy to walk back to the car to grab my camera for the park.  It was a beautiful day for taking pictures.  And there were some bare bottoms that were too cute to NOT capture on camera and I totally missed it.  Ah well, there's always next time!

Back to 'Getting by with a little help from my friends'- Friends come in various ranges but I am so thankful for fellow mommy friends.  Who else is going to make you feel better about all the crazy things your kids do?  Who else would you plan your children's futures with{yes, I do plan mini weddings in my head constantly}?  Who else are you going to share ideas with and get great ideas from?  Who will make you feel like you're not the only one going through those things?  Friends are great.  Thanks fellow mommy friends, you make raising children so much fun and less daunting!