Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Sod and Landscaping!



This spring we began putting in another garden box for our vegetable garden and that project turned into a complete landscaping and sprinkler system overhaul.  It is now september and we have ripped out 50 year old bushes, dug trenches, moved dirt, Ralph and his cousin TJ put in a new sprinkler system in the front and back yard, we planted new plants, leveled out the clay dirt front yard using a sweet little tractor, and finally, finally we put in the sod last weekend.   Whew, am I glad to have this project done,  It does look great though we love it!  Thanks to all of you out there who helped us!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall is Volleyball...

For some reason this year I am especially nostalgic for my volleyball days.  I love coaching and I love teaching and those things always come around every fall, but there is one thing I especially miss this fall and that is playing on a volleyball team.  I miss riding around in a van/bus with all the girls, I miss the thrill of playing and being great at something and then everyone cheering, I miss the inside jokes and friendships that you build, and yes I even miss the early morning practices.  I really never thought I would say that but I do, I even miss the lifting/conditioning, I feel like I took it all for granted now that it is gone. Thank you to all those people out there that were either on a team with me, coached me, or helped me in anyway to play the game I love.  I miss you volleyball thanks for being so good to me....