Monday, April 12, 2010


I've got a few pieces of news to share today. The first is that Project: Landscape is back in full swing! We started landscaping our house last year by getting rid of all the ugly stuff that was surrounding our house. And that's about as far as we got. And by the way, when I say "we," I mean "Luke."

Today my grandpa brought us some things to plant around the house. Here is a preview:Luke and Grandpa worked pretty hard for a few hours tonight! Luke never even had a chance to change out of the socks he has to wear to work :-P I thought this would have been a nice picture, despite the socks ;-)
Anyway, we (they) are making progress, and tomorrow Grandpa is going to bring over some lilies for us to plant! Lilies are my favorite flowers, and we used them in our wedding, so I was excited about that :-) Also, I hope to plant some hydrangeas.

My second piece of news is that I started another blog! Today I went shopping and saved a ton of money again. I felt so excited, I just wanted to share it!! So I decided to start a blog to track my savings and share ideas. That way I don't have to bore all of you on my regular blog with all of my couponing news :-P I decided to call it "Called to SAVE." I thought it was a cute spin on "Called to Serve." However, after I created the blog, made the header, and wrote my first post, I realized it may sound somewhat sacrilegious, since Jesus was called to save the world. This never crossed my mind as I was creating the blog. And I think everyone knows what context I'm talking about...MONEY. Saving MONEY. So I'm just going to leave it, and hope that no one thinks of it the wrong way!

Anyway, check out this new blog if you are interested! I mainly made it for myself and my own purposes, but there might be ideas there that you could use to save money. So check it out if you want to :-)

And the third piece of news is the biggest piece, but it's something that I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share with the world yet. Let's just say it has something to do with possibly traveling over Christmas break next winter. To COLORADO!!! I'm excited, and have never been further West than Chicago (despite maybe Belize, but that doesn't count since it's not in the US :-P) so this will be very new for me and I'm excited! I will share more details when I have them, and when I know that I'm allowed to share :-)

Happy Monday! I must sign off now so I can pay attention to DWTS!! ;-)


  1. So excited to hear mroe about you going to Colorado! Cool idea for the new blog!

  2. Oooh, yay for a good vacation! Can't wait to see how the yard turns out!

  3. COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) Perhaps you'll be my roommate again! :-)

  4. haha Laura... I think Elisha and Rachel and I may fly out so I don't know how long we'll be there or if we can go or not or where we'll stay, but I hope we go!! I don't want to miss this :-)

  5. sounds like a great weekend!
    i'm sure your yard is going to look wonderful after all the hard work! :)

    enjoy your week hun!

  6. Oh! I'm excited for your secret plans!

  7. Those are some great shrubs/trees for your landscape. Grandpa rocks! Your second blog sounds like a great idea. I'll check it out.
    Hope you get to go to CO! You will LOVE it! Blessings, SusanD

  8. Colorado is my home state! I hope you get to go! And the plants are looking great! Can't wait to see how they all turn out.

  9. OH that makes me smile!! I love GREEN,,,I will be doing this in the next few weeks at my place too!! yay!! Hope you are having a WONDERFUL week my dear!!!

  10. The landscaping sounds like it'll turn out beautiful! And I'll be sure to check out your new blog! :-)


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