When I wrote my last monthly update I mentioned how quickly March seemed to fly by. I had no idea April would seem to speed by even faster.
April brought nicer weather and more chances to enjoy being outside which was a blessing. Thanks to the warmer weather I am gearing up to plant our garden during the next few days.
Last week we had 30 tons of topsoil hauled so that we don’t end up with a flooded garden like last year. We lined two sides of the garden with cinder blocks and then used our tractor, the tiller, and rakes to level out the soil.
It has rained quite a bit this week and there has been no standing water in the garden so I think it is safe to say that the loads of dirt did the trick.
I am going to have to get more creative with my spacing this year because my back garden spot doesn’t exist anymore as there is a big barn on top of that spot.
Anyway, next week I plan to start my weekly garden update posts. I enjoy having a garden, even though I’m not very good at it, but maybe my posts of a weed-filled garden will encourage you to grow some produce for your own family.
Janna wanted a purple party and loved wearing her dress with “purple coconuts” on it (purple polka dots). She had a fun time at her party and sang as loud as anyone during “Happy Birthday”.
Last year I had a few sick kiddos and missed going to church on Easter for the first time. This year everyone was healthy and we got to enjoy a wonderful day of worship and family time.
My boys obliged me and wore somewhat matching clothes and even smiled for a few pictures.
I made the girls matching dresses and I think I may have conquered my fear of sewing clothes from real patterns.
Julia’s dress was made with a vintage 1960’s pattern we found at the Goodwill. I will have to share more about their dresses in another post.
It isn’t easy getting all 7 of us to smile and look at the camera. Janna felt like she had smiled quite enough for the camera by this point, but I love this picture anyway.
I didn’t take as many pictures and post them on Instagram as I have in previous months. This was mainly due to the fact that my iTouch dies within 10 minutes of taking it off the charger.
Regardless, here are the pictures I did post. You can follow me on Instagram if you want to keep up with me there.
I did write a few blog posts this month, but not many.
Lately, I have felt like I have so much to say, yet the words just aren’t coming out right. I hope to get over my writer’s block and get back to regular posting soon.
April Posts on Blessings Overflowing
Well, that about does it for April. If you want to keep up with me through social media be sure to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, pin with me on Pinterest, check out my grainy iTouch pictures on Instagram, and hang out with me on Google+.
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