24 April 2006

Did someone say Spring?

With April almost over, I thought Spring might offically be here, but... This was what it looked like standing on my porch this morning.
I know that the bulbs are supposed to be blooming, and I do have most of my trees getting leaves, but Spring in Wyoming is always an experience. The great thing about this, is that it will help to water my lawn and pasture, since our water hasn't arrived yet... For those that don't live in the country, we get our irrigation water from the end of April to the middle of October. So we do not have any way to water our greenery until it arrives, unless we use the house water, which is a bit expensive.

Here is our grass trying to peek through to peek through and let us know that Spring really is here, but Winter just had to make at least one more stop at our house! :)

21 April 2006

Easter happened!

I love Easter, I really do. My kids are never too old to do an Easter Egg hunt. We have an egg hunt for the kids every year. This year was the first year in the house that we live in and we have soo much room! My soon to be 2 year old had such a blast! I could not believe the amount of eggs that he found. He naturally found all of the easy ones, but he also found some of the eggs that were for the big kids, as they were a bit harder to find. It was a really fun day for the kids and us, watching them. My neighbors, who don't have small children or grandchildren actually called us up and wondered if it would be alright if they hid some eggs on our property also, so that they could watch the kids find them! How cool is that?

I'm sorry that I haven't been on here much updating. I have been trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. It is a very time-consuming process. I know that I posted earlier that I was gravitating towards nursing or industrial engineering, but I have completely veered off that path. I found a degree that I can do entirely online, that way I don't have to quit working or move away for a few years. I have been spending my time applying for grad school at the University of Illinois. I am applying to their Environmental Studies program. I just finished my application essay, which took 4 days to write, scheduled my GRE test and enrolled in the one prerequisite class that I was missing. Hopefully, I will be able to find time to prepare for the GRE and spend a bit more time updating this blog!

08 April 2006

I love this weather!

It has been so beautiful outside lately. I'm so glad that winter is finally on its way out! :) As much as I love the snow that comes in winter, we didn't get very much of it this year. Mostly we had cold with wind... Not much moisture. With spring here, we have had a few good rain storms, which have really greened up everything. We are hopefully planting bulbs this weekend, just to really get the season going for us. :)

I also received the cutest mail art envelope from an exchange on SanMan Originals. Darlene did a wonderful job matching my likes! She also included some size 26 needles and project cards. You can never have enough needles... :) I love flowers and blue is my favorite color. I have posted my envelope out to my partner and as soon as I know that she has received it.

04 April 2006

Spring in Wyoming!

Yes, I think that it has arrived! We have been busy trying to do away with all of the signs of winter, like broken tree limbs, fallen leaves and dead weeds. It is amazing how much work all of that is. Our lawn is still brown, but we are seeing wonderful green grass poking up! :) We were just at the store on Sunday buying bulbs to plant in some of the space that we have, so when it starts to bloom, I will take a picture and show you all how wonderful my home and property look when it is all green and lush!

I have also experienced one of the great joys of spring up here, the annual 50% off sale at my local needlework shop! The Iron Kettle has their anniversary sale the first Saturday in April. I actually did really well and only spent $57. I just had to have a handmade box for trinkets and such that has a black area up top to put stitching in! That was my major splurge, other than that I just purchased the Lizzie Kate christmas ornaments that just came out and some floss to finish a few projects... I should have made a list of all that I *needed* but I wasn't that forward thinking at 5am... :)

Well that's all I've been up to recently. Hockey is finally over! :) So we have been able to just hang around the house and work on it and a few other projects. Right now I am also contemplating going back to school, and I am trying to decide on a career that I would like. So far I've got it narrowed down to nursing or industrial engineering. So if you would like to give me your comments on either, I'd appreciate it!