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Monday, February 28, 2011

Small moments - A Garden!

We recently found out that we will be able to move into our new house on April 1st! Only 31 days away, but who's counting :-)

When we told the boys, I expected a little bit of hesitation. Nathan is very attached to "his" things. His blue car, his house, his baby, his toys, even his Noah. I was braced for a little bit of a fight on this one, but was trying to keep my voice optimistic.

But when I said "Do you guys want to move to a new big house?"

The first words out of Nathan's mouth were "We can have a garden!"

Now Anthony and I have dreamed of having a garden for the last 4 years. If you know us we are more than a little obsessed with salsa, and can easily finish off a jar in one evening if we don't ration it out. And fresh or homemade salsa? It just doesn't stand a chance of seeing day 2 in our home. When we were dating Anthony actually told me his heart would stop beating without salsa.

We love fresh vegetables, and often contemplated even having a garden at one of our parents houses 20 minutes away just so we could enjoy more fresh vegetables.

So the news that Nathan wants a garden too was great! We started asking the boys what they wanted in their garden. And here's where things got interesting.

Apparently our new garden will be growing:
Tomatoes, obviously, not only are we salsa obsessed, but our children could easily live on tomatoes
Berries! Well, perhaps some strawberries
Corn, I'm still with you Natey
Then Noah throws out, "Corn muffins!". Um, alright, well with the corn we'll see what we can do.
And "Enchiladas!" Now they've lost me and continue to name their favorite foods not grown in the ground for the next 10 minutes.

So we have some negotiating to do, but we're all excited to plant a garden this spring, even if it won't have corn muffins and enchiladas in it.

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