Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

The Semi-Slacker crew is sick again.

This time it's Spring Fever!

Spring is my favorite season! Everything is blooming. It's not too hot, not too cold. I love it!

We spent the majority of the day outside! Well, I did, the children did have to spend some time at school. I enjoyed this view from the yard. Our plum trees & a random peach tree in full bloom.

The Semi-Slacker project for the day was to do some spring cleaning "yard style". This project began on Thursday, but then the bottom fell out & it rained all weekend. The flower beds had to be weeded, bushes pruned & pine straw laid out.

My main concern was redoing this flowerbed. I worked my butt off on this flowerbed!

Okay, ya'll know I'm lying. But I did supervise! The bricks making up the boarder were from my great grandparents house that burned down in March of 1980.
The grass was cut, dog pen moved, "mini" garden prepped & ready for planting. I'm so excited! Retro has this done for me every year & it's such a transformation! It's really is a necessity, due to the fact that we host an Easter Egg Hunt at our house every year on the Saturday before Easter for about a 100 of our closest friends. Don't ya'll worry, that is most definitely a blog-worthy event!

Tomorrow, will be planting day!!! I know my "crew" is so excited.

In the last 24 hours, we have also acquired 2 mixed-breed puppies (read-mutts). Some of migrant workers were at the house fishing when we got home from picking up Sass from school yesterday & they had them. (Their dog is the momma.)

As soon as I saw those puppies, I knew exactly what would happen. She talked the guys into giving her those dogs & she doesn't even speak their language!!! Before her daddy got home, she had those dogs on the porch in our old baby play yard (or jail, as we used to refer to it) with food, water, bedding & toys.

Retro said NO WAY at first, but he's a sucker for a furry face.

So meet the newest members of the Semi-Slacker crew. Patches (who will be moving down the road with Aunt Crissy when her house is finished)

And Jack (or Jackson or Dawg, take your pick)!

Sassy took these pictures of the puppies. I sometimes think she's better with a camera than me! I think maybe some photography classes may be in her near future. I gotta do something to fill up her summer vacay!

With all my recent pain & outside time, I am falling behind on the blog world. Ya'll might have to take up a collection for me a laptop!


capperson said...

aww..the doggies are too cute!!

Tammy said...

You had me at the trees, but those puppies, oh my gosh-tooo cute!
How the heck do you do it all? Please let me know-I need some tips and hints.

KK said...

What beautiful trees and such precious dogs--I want one!

Mags said...

Those pups are adorable!!!

Princess Freckles said...

The garden and blooming trees look beautiful! And those puppies are sooo cute! I can't wait for Spring to officially arrive up here!

Laura said...

Love the new addition to the Semi-Slacker Fam!! Too cute! Sh-h-h! Don't tell Baby Girl you got a puppy! She'll go ape with a meltdown!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely adorable!

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Such cute puppies!

SarahHub said...

Awww... those puppies are the cutest! And I love the blooming fruit trees!

Kristie R said...

the puppies are so cute...but please don't name that poor thing "Dawg", "Gator" maybe but not "Dawg"...I'm sure Retro would love a "Gator" running around the place

Anonymous said...

We are all sick here too...between the pecan trees and everything else blooming it is pretty "green" around here with pollen every where. Wish I had know ya'll wanted a puppy we have 3 that need a home...good luck, they are cute now but then they get big and they are not that cute anymore

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

I love spring time, too! I hope everyone gets well. I've been way slacking on my blog.

Unknown said...

If it wasn't for the my impending sinus infection, I would love spring too :)

Those dogs are too cute. How could anyone, even Retro, say no?

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

Oh how cute are they? Two are easier to raise than one, are you sure you want to let one go??? Sweet sweet sweet!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

How adorable! The puppies are precious. Sounds like some great yard "spring cleaning" is going on at your house. Your flowering trees in the backyard are beautiful. That egg hunt sounds like quite the event. Can't wait to see pictures. Have a great day.
Love & blessings from NC!

Unknown said...

Your garden is coming along nicely, I can't wait to see it grow!

Mrs4444 said...

The trees are beautiful.

I can smell the puppy breath from here! Awwww.

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