Life is humming along….

It has been warmer here — I am sooooooo glad. The tulips are about 4 inches tall now. Maybe in a couple weeks we’ll have some blooms. Every year at this time I wish I’d planted more bulbs in the fall. The spring flowers are so wonderful. (translate- they bloom without me doing a thing!) But every fall I am so DONE with gardening that I don’t even think about bulbs.

This morning I got outside and pruned our fruit trees. It was a beautiful morning for it, and it was nice to feel productive.

For the last couple weeks I’ve been nearly living at the dentist’s office. Among 9 kids, 4 needed at least some work. 20 cavities altogether, I think–eek! Most of them were our new daughters’. Neither girl looks like she’ll need braces (they have beautiful straight teeth–hooray, hooray!) But I guess we are doing a little catch-up with fillings. Thankfully we have decent dental insurance.

This week we’ve also begun soccer season. This year we’re trying out a new recreational league that schedules only one practice and one game a week, always at the same field. Even with 3 kids in soccer, I think we should be able to handle that. During our last stint in organized soccer, each team had 2-3 practices a week, and some of the games were 2-3 hours away. Made me nutty!

We’re also planning our yearly trip to the ocean in a few weeks– I can’t wait! I am more than ready to take time off school for play. Truthfully, I’m more than ready for summer vacation-this has been a challenging school year. But we do have a lot of fun things planned in the next little while, especially now that we’re almost done with the dentist! And spring is a wonderful season. No sense wishing that away.

I am loving your stories about the best letter you ever got. Please keep them coming!

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  1. I have the same thoughts every spring. We just moved into this current house in August and I didn’t get any bulbs in. A few weeks ago, I was walking around the yard and discovered hyacinths and tulips peeking out of the ground, and I felt like I had received a surprise present. It was wonderful.

    Here’s to a long tulip season!
    Have fun at the beach!

  2. Tulips! At four inches?! We still have an enormous amount of snow here….. so depressing. Happy for you though!

    Hurray for dental insurance!

    -Andrea