Today we were outside all day! Me thinks my Spring is on it's way and I am one happy camper. First, my husband took the girls turkey hunting.....no luck this morning. After that we were up at the barn yard at my folks' and we visited all the animals and planted potatoes. Anybody else love to *noodle* for new potatoes? I then tried to ride my bike while the entire family laughed at me from afar. Apparently, it helps to have air in the tires!! Pfft.
DH also tilled up my garden and I think he got into my beloved rhubarb plant. I have not picked from it for two years so that it will mature properly....and then Eric tills it up today, he thinks. He probably did it on purpose because he hates rhubarb! If you've ever had a heavenly slice of my mom's fresh rhubarb strawberry pie, you would think differently! Mmmmmm, I can taste it now!! Jordan loves it too and calls it *celery pie*, that just cracks me up!!!
Then we did the dreaded yearly task of cutting off the old pampas/maiden hair grass in front of the house. We lopped off about 10 giant bunches of that, then I trimmed off all the bushes and some old plants. Tomorrow, I'll take the rake and clean out all the flower beds to prepare them for new plants.
We just finished up supper with country style ribs and I have lowfat coconut cream pies in the frig just waiting for us. What a day, life is so good in my little part of the world!!
So after my fun day on the farm and outside, I thought I would pull up a card I did using Karen Lockhart's Garden Angel. I love any stamps with flowers or nature, especially this time of year so it's a nice card to finish off my day outside. I paired it with some Making Memories Garden Party paper from my Spring Inspiration Station and a Lockhart thank you sentiment. Image was colored with Copics to match the patterned paper and then was cut and embossed with oval Spellbinder's Die Templates. Copics, Spellbinder's Dies and Lockhart images are from Ellen's online store HERE.
I hope that Spring is on it's way to your neck of the woods, my friends! Being outside really raises my spirits and there's just something about enjoying God's green earth that I just love. And that sunshine gives you a burst of important vitamins, so it's good for you to get that fresh air. Have fun!!