All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

1st time for everything!

And today was the day for me to try gardening. I have never enjoyed gardening. Even as a child, when my dad would load up Brett, Todd and me to go with him to the Fort Rucker garden plots to work on our little section of a garden, Brett & I would take off the minute we got there to the nearby lake and park. We hated working in the garden, and we were determined not to. Todd loved working in it with my dad, and he always did say that "Todd was a busy little bee." So today, I went to the blackberry bushes and helped prune and weed. I even got on my knees, and having more fun catching the earth worms. Some of those things were like a mile long! I would call over the little girls, and they would freak out. Joey called them snakes, and Jacob would pretend he was eating them, or Shawn would pretend he was going to put one in Jacob's ear. We had a good morning. The weather was perfect, and it actually was perfect the whole day. I hope that our blackberries will start turning color soon.
But next time, I am wearing gloves. My palms are so sore. I got a splinter in one of my fingers from using a rake that got struck by lightening a few weeks back, and my nails have not seen this much dirt under them for 23 years!

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Siouxsie said...

That sounds like a really fun day. When were you guys in Rucker?

Heidi said...

When you were there... 1973-1981.