Another Eden

A seed, some as large as a coconut, others as small as a mustard seed. They grow into plants much larger than the seeds themselves. A mustard seed doesn't grow into a coconut. It all works out as planned. The most important thing in life is the world that God made us. I don't understand how he made it work, but I'm so glad he did.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Let it snow.

Car horns honk are ya' listenin'
Pickups skid, ice is glistnin'

Good afternoon, I hope everyone has been having a great week. I know I have, even though the kids are wearing us out! So far the kids have been shopping and eating and playing and eating and decorating for Christmas and eating. They don't eat a lot at one time but they seem to need something every four or five minutes. Luckily their mom is usually around so I can always say "go ask mommy if I can get that for you."

Here's Erin putting an ornament on the tree. She worked on the tree for a while then she just started hoarding all the ornaments that Kathy would give her. I think she likes looking at the ornaments in her pile more than on the tree.

We had the whole crew over for the decorating, Jill and Maddox came over so Maddox could "help" that went over really well! But we got it all up and the house looks beautiful and it is amazing how Christmasy just having the tree and some garland around can make you feel.

We also had snow last Wednesday night-Thursday morning. Yes it was the Oklahoma special. Three or four inches of snow on top of two inches of sleet. Makes for fun driving. Not that anybody in this town can drive anyway! This was Erin's first snow ever and Ryan's first since he was about six months old (which he can't remember anyway) so they were pretty excited. Ok, not as excited as their mother, but still pretty excited.

Here they all are making a snowman. It was tough work since the snow didn't really want to stick but they finally got it all together.

I'm glad I got the picture of it since this morning someone knocked it down and swiped the scarf and hat. While they were out there freezing anyway Laura talked Ryan into making a snow-angel. It turned out much better than the picture did. Ryan was happy to be out in the snow and now that the snow is melting he is having ever so much fun playing in the slush!

Ok, believe it or not, there are things we need to do in the garden during December. Me, I mostly like to sit by the fire and read plant catalogs, but there is work to do.

* Continue mowing cool-season lawns on a regular basis.
* Remove leaves from cool-season grasses or mow with
a mulching mower.
*Continue to control broadleaf weeds in well established
warm or cool-season lawns with a post-emergent broadleaf
weed killer.
* If soil is dry, irrigate all plantings at least 24 hours before
hard-freezing weather.
* Review the years schedule and make plans for next
years improvements.


At 1:58 PM, Blogger Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Wonderful pictures, as always, Wayne. They brought a big smile to my face! : )


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