Monday, April 10, 2006

What a DAY



When we first moved into our house - almost 10 years ago now, our side yard by the pool was beautifully landscaped - professionally. It was gorgeous, and we enjoyed the beautiful colors of the flowers - the plants were so green and pruned just right. I remember sitting out there just enjoying nature and thinking - WOW...I wonder how hard it is to keep up with all the weeds that may grow...

10 years later - here we are. Well, maybe not quite that bad, but there has been a lot of changes at the Karns'. We no longer have the beautiful landscape area. That came up and in planted grass so that the kids could have an area directly in the back yard to play. Out went the small fence around the pool, and in came the 6 foot fence with the safety latches and the strongest "cover" you can find. Out went the big open side yard and in came the privacy fence and play fort, trampeline, etc.

Isn't it amazing how many changes there are in a few short years. I really - really - could go on and on about what we have done/changed/improved/destroyed, etc. at this house. But - I know that one area I could improve is gardening. I started last year, and did a pretty good job at planting flowers around the pool fence, and kept them watered and weeded. Until about August. Then I was "burned out". Well - as I was out there pulling weeds today - which should have been done last Sept/Oct., I am once again determined to have beautiful flowers around my pool area. I've already called Shawn, then my dad asking if / how much$ / & when we could pour more cement to make my patio bigger. The kids have played outside since after breakfast (yes - everyone seems to be better - Tanner's still getting there). It's warm out - and a good long walk seems inevitable.

I'm so excited! I think Spring is really here!!!!

4 comments:

Charis said...

Hey, I'm sorry I did not read your blog. So I'm not commenint on your blog... but it would be cool to talk sometime. I am homeschooled so ya and I don't have a job at this time... Well have a great day!

The 6 Karns' said...

That's great. I homeschool my kids too. We are on spring break this week (yeah)...

Call anytime!

Sarah said...

I used to LOVE watching Ground Force. They'd come in and create a garden area masterpiece and surprise the home owner. I would think of how much fun that would be...until I realized you would have to get your hands dirty and come across a bug or two.

Charis said...

My schooling is odd. I have a teacher that is not here. I send my tests in. I read a chapter do a test send it in. They grade it send it back. It's not like the home schooling I used to do. My mom does not each me at all. No one does besides my eyes. Wow that was really lame. I'm not one for calling people.... Since I don't have work or school maybe it would be easier for you to call me when you get a spare moment. My number is 371-5869. I would love to talk... Just don't want to happen to interupt something. There seriously nothing you can EVER interupt. Welp, have a GREAT night!!!!

-Charis