Monday, February 23, 2015

Life Lately

Life has been a little hectic lately (probably because we spent last week in Disneyland!) I missed posting and reading while on our little vacation so I'm doing my best to catch up. 

First of all we had the best time in DL and I will have a whole post devoted to that. Let me just say that Ellie had so much fun and loved meeting all of the characters and she was so blessed with spending over 8 minutes with Mickey Mouse himself, taking a private tour of the fire station and going window shopping with him! Videos and pictures can be found on IG @lifeonthefarm 

Okay so let's do a little catch up. 

We are not huge on Valentine's Day, though I do enjoy any reason to decorate our home for a holiday.  I held back on much of our decor because I want to focus on simplicity this year. 

On Valentine's Day itself, Thomas and I went on a day date to the NW Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. We got so much inspiration and a lot of ideas for our yard this year and I am just so excited for spring so I can see all my flowers!  We actually got there super early and found parking right up front! It was so fun to leisurely stroll through the show and vendors and look at the display gardens.

 We also went to a seminar about supporting wildlife and animals in the garden/yard like bees, goats, and chickens. I am now convinced that we need to let our chickens out more and utilize their "weeding" abilities.  And bees are so incredibly beneficial in the garden, I am going to invest in a Mason Bee home for them this year. *I am allergic to bees so this might be interesting. 

On Sunday and Monday I got out in our garden. I think this is the earliest I have ever been out there, but we have been blessed with such beautiful weather lately that I had to take advantage of it (and get a head start on the weeds since they've been enjoying our mild weather as well). A few weeks ago I hauled over several wheelbarrow loads of horse manure to our veg garden space and Thomas tilled them in for the first time this year. (We like to rototill at least twice before planting)  Thomas got me some flower bulbs (dahlias and gladiolus) for Vday so I also got those planted. Ellie also got to be outside on the farm and decided to help with some farm chores and visit with the goats and mini horse. 

Tuesday through Saturday we were in the happiest place on earth, Disneyland and we had so much fun. 

Can we please talk about our dancing photo bomber?!!!

Thursday was our 10 year anniversary of when we started dating. We were in California Adventure that day and went on a few roller coasters.  I never would have guessed that this is where we would be 10 years after our first date!!

When we arrived home on Saturday, we did some housecleaning and relaxing. It was also Ellie's 21st Monthday, so I will post on that as well.  Ellie was still pretty wired from our adventure but was also extremely tired and slept through the whole night by herself in the crib. 

On Sunday, we took a trip to Costco to stock up and then we were back outside finishing up some yard maintenance. I pulled some more weeds, scooped a shitload of horse poop, and spread some lime (to help cut the moss) and lawn fertilizer. We also picked up some fern "bulbs"? from Costco so I got those planted as well.  I am so happy with our beautiful weather lately and so enjoy getting out there and "dirty".  

Oh and Thomas got our cabinet hung in our bathroom so now it's just touching up some paint right now and then we are  just needing some finishing touches: mirrors, lights, cabinet knobs, towels, and floors. Maybe we will replace the countertops, but that is in the future. 

Today I am busy unpacking, getting some mulch to spread in the gardens, and paint touch ups on the walls in the bathroom. 

How was your weekend? What have you been up to?

♥ Ashley 

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  1. What great pictures! Your little one is such a doll!

  2. You have had such a great month girl. I absolutely LOVED all you Disney photos.

  3. I tried getting my husband to go to the Home and Garden show with me but no such luck! Love the pics of Disneyland. I love taking my kiddos there!

  4. Adorable pics! So cute that it was 10 years since your first date :) Glad to see you guys had such a wonderful time! It was also fun seeing all your pics on IG :)
    XO Kelly


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