Browsing Tag: spring

    Tri-Cities, WA

    Visiting the McGees? Try April

    April 19, 2009

    Our friends and family are welcome to visit us at any time of year, but if you’re smart and thinking ahead, you’ll come visit in April. I think it’s gotta be the best time to come see us. Here’s why:

    If you come visit us in April, you’ll be able to see…

    our tulips in bloom

    Tulips Galore!

    our cherry trees starting to blossom

    Cherry Blossom #2

    the magnolia tree/bush in full bloom

    Magnolia in full bloom

    the lilacs in all their purple glory

    April 23, 2006: The Color Purple

    and our crazy dog enjoying the warm weather


    So, yeah, this has gotta be the best month to come to West Richland and visit. Cari has always said that spring is her favorite time of year. That’s partly because her birthday is in spring, but I think the above also has a lot to do with it.


    Haircuts & Lawn Care

    March 29, 2009

    Those are two things I really can’t stand doing, but love when they’re done. I love my hair super-short, and I love my lawn looking freshly cut. It’s just the actual haircut and the lawn mowing that I don’t like much.

    In any case, despite predictions of a weekend full of rain and high winds, today was almost perfect … and plenty good for the first lawn cutting of the year.

    front yard

    Maybe best of all, the lawn mower started right up with a new tank of gas and last year’s oil. Gotta go get some new oil, though. After the lawn, I fixed two sprinkler heads that needed to be capped, and ran out to Home Depot to buy some much-needed tools.

    Spring is most certainly here.

    Only downside is that I’m dead tired and sore from head to toe. I’m gonna pay the price tomorrow for this sudden burst of energy. Good thing Sean’s just about old enough to start cutting the lawn. One more summer and then it’s all his….