So...a little about me. After Annabel was born last summer, I left my job to stay home full time with my kids. Things will be a lot different this fall when Tommy starts full-day kindergarten. He's super excited...me, not so much. I just can't believe my baby is going to kindergarten already! So we're soaking up as much time together as we can this summer and loving every minute. Sweet Annabel will be keeping me busy at home as she learns to walk, practices climbing the stairs, and dumps every toy out of every basket in every room in the house.
Although I really like our current location and our home, there are days when I dream of owning a house on a few acres of land where the kids can explore, we can have a really big garden, and I can keep a few chickens and beehives. When we're in town on a Saturday morning (we tend to travel a lot in the summer), we always make a trip to our favorite farmer's market to get fresh eggs, the best sausage I've ever tasted, yellow watermelon, and other locally grown fruits and vegetables. With a little bit more room, we'll be able to grow and raise even more of our own food. Our backyard is currently home to two raised beds (with tomatoes, onions, snap beans, eggplant, green peppers and banana peppers, chives, basil, and parsley), a watermelon patch, a shade garden that's slowly being taken over by weeds (my next project), and a perennial garden. Growing our own vegetables and visiting the farmer's market gets us a little bit closer to our ingredients. I like that.
Although there's lots more to say, I think that's enough about me for now. I'm really excited to be starting this new adventure with my sisters. Since I don't live in the same state as they do and phone calls don't include pictures, I'm really looking forward to seeing and reading about their days. I hope you'll read along with me!