we went to Margaret's basketball game on friday night and afterwards went to the neighborhood Chipotle for dinner. we lingered over our dinner, Margaret and Samuel sitting together at a high pub table, and the other four of us at another table. everyone talked and enjoyed each other and there wasn't any squabbling. it was a pleasant evening and just a bit chilly, so Brian made a fire in the fireplace when we got home.
Saturday morning Brian took William and went out to the country to Organics by Gosh, owned by a former neighbor, Phil Gosh, to get us a load of dirt for the garden. Margaret and i worked on unloading it while Brian and the boys were at their basketball games. when they got back, William and i planted the garden, most of it at least. i ran out of steam about 3/4 of the way through. we planted spinach, chard, lettuce, carrots, onions, and peas. so excited about this garden!
last night we got the kids situated with the wii and Brian and i went out for a walk. it was our date for the week. we walked and talked and then ended up back on the front porch, each with a glass of wine. we were just sharing our hearts with each other, our dreams and hopes for the future, when he reached in his pocket and pulled something out. he got down on one knee and proposed to me again, giving me the ring he had made for me. it's so pretty, so simple and so Brian. it's my original diamond set in a platinum bezel setting on my original band. that he could get down on one knee and look up at me with such love when i had two blood red eyes that were swollen and crusty is beyond me, but he did and i love him.
i took this pic on Friday when only one eye was swollen, - not sure if you can tell behind the hair. the next day both were bloody red.
inbetween gardening yesterday and lying around, i threw together these little cushions for the front porch chairs. i was kind of pleased with them. they have a little bit of a 1950's look to them to match the house.
lastnight Brian and i talked about what it would be like to move out of the city. not like to the suburbs or anything like that, but to a small town. there are a few that are independent of Austin that Brian could still commute from. so i began this home search. for starters, it must be an old house. we're just old house people. i found a few gems in Taylor, a town about half an hour from Austin, if you take the toll road. you can get so much more house out there for the money than you can in Austin!
so anyways, we've been doing a little dreaming lately. we are open to the idea of more kids, if the Lord blesses, and we know that we would eventually outgrow this house. most would say we already have, with 6 people in 1700 square feet, but i guess we're not most people. we see this year as a crucial year for us. if we hope to move, we should do it now since Margaret is about to start jr. high.
well, i'm feeling a smidgen better, praise God, so i'm going to get up and move about.