Nope - I'm not trying to get attention. I am not an extrovert, trust me. While not an introvert, either - I just like to have fun. And so, today, because it is my birthday - and I am closer to 60 than 50 - I have decided to celebrate. I have much to be thankful for, so really - this post is about a deeply thankful heart. My dreams have come true.
For those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that hubs and I moved to the country last September. It has been wonderful - and COLD! Being from the desert, where cold is anything under 75 - I have stayed inside for months on end, relishing that I work in the desert and can go outside where it is warmer and not so windy when I drive down the hour long mountain road to my school where it has been in the 90's.
Across from our home is a crop farm. They are busy plowing their fields and watering tiny seeds of promise. There is a constant humming sound coming from the reservoir pump that waters their fields. I am not so fond of that sound, but hubs says I will get used to it. The view is wide with a backdrop of hills and the new green on the trees that only weeks ago stood gray and bare. Spring is here. It is lovely.
Hubs is building a fence to surround the new kitchen garden that he is putting in for me. He put me in charge of design - so hopefully the many hours spent on Pinterest will pay off. While, he is building the fence. I am supervising and playing with McKenzie, bringing the iced tea, and hula-hoeing when I feel like it.
Behind our garden area is the neighbors field where four pinto ponies and a donkey live. They come down to the fence line to visit when we are outside. McKenzie barks at them and wags her tail. One of the ponies visits her everyday.
Our 3 acres is not really landscaped. Our big blue house seems to stand in the middle of a large open field. There is a lonely tree in the driveway and some evergreen shrubs around the house - but, too tightly planted in too small flowerbeds.
There are also various Christmas type trees lined up like mismatched soldiers around the fenceline. In the corner is an empty pond with far too many shrubs and trees for it's small space. Overall the acres are covered with wild weeds and shrubs. I like it that way right now. The wildflower weeds are showing tiny purple and yellow flowers. Some of the neighbors' fields are so covered with tiny yellow flowers that it looks like yellow grass.
All of this is a beginning for Hubs and me. A place to dream and plan together. Our home will be beautiful. That is our dream. A place where friends and loved ones might relax and enjoy the beauty of the country. A place where we shall love each other and love God together. A place for sharing, playing, growing, loving. We are blessed.
The grandkids on Easter Sunday.
Trevor, Ben, and Savannah
We love you!