Yes, we have. There has been a whole lot of this going on:
That's Little Pearl on the left above, and Little Ruby on the right. Such hair! These little babies are fattening right up. They've just been fed and are totally konked out and relaxed in Pa's arms.
They've reached their first milestone--they lost their umbilical cords and have shiny new bellybuttons! Nothing is cuter than a brand new bellybutton, I'm here to tell you. And these are very cooperative babies; they'll let you rock them whether they are asleep or awake. Which is a good thing, since they mostly sleep.
Another reason I've been MIA is due to a truly lousy internet connection. But that will be remedied very, very soon. A new setup will be installed shortly, because it takes FOREVER to upload pictures. I guess that's what you get when you run two desktops, three laptops, two X-boxes, and a Wi on one service. It's a wonder anyone around here ever gets any work done, isn't it? But with a house full of people and many, many Random Teenagers hanging out at our house we need all the internet (and gaming power) we can get.
I've partially succumbed to a serious case of Spring Fever, too. In my case this involves grandiose plans of flower beds, potted plants, manicured lawns, and climbing roses. This happens to me every year, although I must say I escaped it last year. That was the Spring of the Tornado, when the entire yard and house was just awful. The front yard is still unsightly, but hopefully that project will be started in the summer. In the meantime, I'm working on the back patio area and the back flowerbeds, because that's where we'll spend the most time until the heat drives us indoors. I'm good outside until it hits 90 degrees, then it's every flower for himself.
This year I'm using a different approach to the gardening thing. I'm cleaning out flower beds and pulling weeds and getting my containers ready FIRST. Then I'm going shopping and put it all in the ground or pot.
Yesterday the Old Man and I celebrated out 34th wedding anniversary. The children gave us a little party (excellent food was involved) and nice gift certificates to an area restaurant. Such smart children. They want their daddy to be able to eat something he didn't have to cook himself. We spent the day working on the patio and the flower beds. The weather was perfect and it was really nice to spend time by ourselves, planning and working together. And that's what marriage is all about, isn't it? Spending time together, planning for the future, and realizing how fortunate you really are.
On the sewing front, no sewing has occurred, but a lot of sewing is about to occur. I've been shopping for sewing stuff, since that's what we do when we can't actually sew, isn't it? I've subscribed to Patrones (more on that later), bought fabrics to redecorate my bedroom, and bought a new sewing machine to boot!
Sorry for the long post, but I had a lot of ground to cover. Which reminds me, I need some vinca or pachysandra or ivy or wandering jew.....