Hi there! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was lovely, and we've spent tons of time outside. Rich and I were on spring vacation this past week, so we've been having lots of fun and taking a break from the busyness of school. This is the first vacation in two school years that I haven't been taking a grad class, so it was so nice to not have to worry about writing a paper instead of playing. :) I had several things on my to-do list this week, and I was bound and determined to be productive, but have fun too.
We had such a fun day in Freeport. There are many different outlet stores there, at least one delicious restuarant, and one of Rich's favorite breweries with cases of his favorite beer which can hardly ever be found here in NH. I picked up a navy and yellow cross body bag from G.H. Bass, which I'm in love with! It has a yellow clutch inside, which is attached with a snap. I also grabbed a teal, lined raincoat from the North Face outlet.
This week, we also did a ton of yard work and gardening. We had quite a bit of leaf blowing and collecting, raking garden beds and the lawn, plant trimming, and planting to do. We haven't done any annuals yet- usually I wait until the nights are a bit warmer, but we had some perennials (tulips, tulip bulbs, and hens and chicks) to plant, and I had a ton of work to do to clean up the gardens. It was a lot of work, but it was well worth it! The lawn, new veggie garden, and flower gardens look so much better. We have so many things popping up, and buds on all kinds of plants! I have a post coming with more about our flowers, but for now, our just-about-there daffodils.
One of the week's highlights was the year's first backyard fire. There's just nothing like relaxing in the backyard, listening to the peepers (little frogs that make peeping sounds, if you don't have peepers where you are!) and sitting by the warm fire. The evenings are still quite cool here, so that warmth is needed!