Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

And hail and even some snow!  I just planted more of my flowers that I bought this weekend and was rained and hailed on!  Ahh the joys of spring time.  The smell of fresh mowed lawns, flowers blooming, and the sounds of outdoor fun all around!  I love it!  There are certain smells of spring and summer that take me back to childhood.  A number of those country scents take me back to living in Crow where we had a bunch of animals; dog, kittens, bunny, and ducks.  I love living in the country even if we are “in town” and not out on some property all alone.  While I’d love to someday have that piece of property and no neighbors, I don’t want my kids to be as isolated as I remember being.  I can’t wait for the weather to get really warm so we can walk down to the corner store and get an ice cream and then go play at one of the many parks that are close by and in walking distance.

I am looking forward to leisure days of summer and getting out into the great outdoors.  Yeah, I’ll admit it, I’m a fair weather girl.  Hiking in the rain or camping in the snow just don’t do it for me.  Aaron loves it and has really enjoyed snowshoeing this year but I’ll pass on that kind of winter time sports.  Summer, please hurry!

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Oregonians want it right!

Any fellow Oregonians tired of hearing the state’s name butchered on tv? Even Martha Stewart mispronounced our state name today on her show. Have they not ever met an Oregonian or are people from the East Coast really that dense? It is NOT Ore E Gone, the correct pronunciation is Ore ih gun. We would love to hear the rest of the world say it correctly 🙂 Try it, it’s not very hard! Ok, rant over. Carry on…

Name: Oregon
Phonetic Pronunciation: OR-ih-guhn

Beautiful Weekend

For all of us Oregonians! I hope everyone got to get out and enjoy the sun while it lasted! We had such a busy Saturday! Aaron went snowshoeing to get a little break before I leave him alone with all the kids this coming weekend for my retreat with my moms group. I felt bad on Saturday because I got everyone up and ready to go to the Oregon Gardens by 9am for an event that was free. Before we left I decided I should double check their website and wouldn’t you know it, the event I was wanting to take them to is THIS coming Saturday! Oops! So Aaron might take them for Earth Day instead. I’ve never been to The Oregon Gardens and it’s expensive to get in so free was right up my alley for price 🙂 So I took them all down to the mall and we shared some cinnabons and then went over the Gilbert House. After that, we came home and barbecued, gave the dog a bath, washed the van, mowed and edged the lawn, and played multiple games of two-square with Chad. It could not have been a more perfect day! I love when the weather is comfortable and in the 70’s like it was. As I type this, I look out my back door at rain coming down and our typical gray skies. Summer is only a hop, skip, and a jump away and we can’t wait!

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