One of my resolutions for the year was to do at least one home project each month. Ha ha ha ha ha. So funny. We hadn’t done anything around here until my family came for a visit a few weeks ago… and with a few willing hands on deck, we were happy to rent power tools and get some stuff done!
We rented a large chipper for 3 hours, and ended up making more woodchips in those 3 hours than we did an entire weekend two years ago. As it turns out, bigger IS better.
Brother Trevor had fun throwing sticks in the chipper, and I think my dad did, too. We cleared a bunch of the wood that had fallen or been cut when we had trees removed 2 years ago, and we’ll have a giant pile of woodchips to spread next summer. (Jason’s research suggests that the pile will be better to use next year, after it has composted for an entire year.)
It felt really good to get some stuff done around here. And the weather couldn’t have been better for it!
Of course, there was much adoring of the baby, too.
My mom and I staged a little photoshoot. (surprise! another post with millions of pics of Lil! this blog is SO UNPREDICTABLE!)
(a family friend knitted this adorable little beret for Lil! she looks so sweet in it!)
Eating things pic:
Lil was also gifted this amazing sweater for Easter, knitted by my very talented grandma. It’s so colorful, and absolutely the *perfect* weight for spring – especially the cool mornings we’ve been having.
My parents visit was followed by a visit from my sister. It’s always so nice to see her, especially so now that we are all grown and get along much better than we did as kids. I’m discovering that my sister is actually REALLY cool, and for that I’m grateful. And Lil is grateful that her auntie Ashley will make the trip to MI to play with her!
Auntie Ashley is getting married next spring, and Lil and I were *thrilled* when she asked us to be a part of her special day! She brought me a pot of calla lillies (that still look amazing 3 weeks later!) and asked me to stand next to her when she gets hitched! I couldn’t be more thrilled. And Lil is going to be the most adorable little flower girl ever — she’s already working on her walking skills, but may find it challenging to throw the petals, preferring to pick them up and eat them instead (see eating things photo above). Thank goodness we’ve got a year to work on that…