So for those that might not know today is the day we have been logged in to China for 3 years! OMG! Yes really 3 years waiting for our China adoption. Progress is happening but it is so slow we do not expect a referral any time soon (the next few years). I wrote this really sentimental post about what the last 3 years have meant to me but I just can't hit publish. I'm just not feeling it today. It has been a good weekend and a good day and I am not going to dwell on the long wait today, tomorrow you never know I might get to feeling sappy again.
So yesterday and today we worked in the yard. It felt so good even though I had to take 2 benadryl's before bed last night and tonight my face is a little, ok, a lot redder than usual. The house...well it suffered a bit, inside, but I will catch up with that later. There is just something therapeutic about getting dirt under your nails and planting pretty things. I did help the neighbor girl plant some flowers in a bigger pot and my heart ached for children. She is about 10 and oh so sweet, I could keep her. She also has made best friends with Gypsy but who doesn't.
We have also discovered that when working in the front yard if you only have one dog they behave but if you get them both out there they IMPOSSIBLE to control. I know you might not believe this but even Toby stays in the yard.
Here are some lovely pictures of our hard work and my slight sunburn even though it was cloudy or I was in the shade all day wearing a hat and 25 spf sunscreen can't a red head with fair skin get a break.
This is a little garden we did in the back yard, a new clematis and a honey suckle. The clematis that is there is about 3 years old. I will take a picture when it blooms it is SO pretty. We still have some work to do on this garden but I think we will love it.