Monday, May 14, 2012

Garden Update (3)

We have bean sprouts!! And they are growing so fast. The transplants are doing great, and the peppers and tomatoes are starting to flower. Now that's is getting into summer this garden should really take off.





cherry tomatoes

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

This Mother's Day has been great! MUCH better than I anticipated, with Derek being gone. The kids have been so well behaved, church was awesome, and I haven't had to cook anything all day. When I woke up this morning I found a gift on my doorstep of Diet Dr. Pepper (my FAVORITE) and a sweet card from Kristin, I was so surprised and it started my day off nicely. After church this morning I took some family pictures for Mother's Day,
Here's a picture Jessica snapped for me 
and then we went out to eat with the McMurtreys at D'egg, downtown.

(The McMurtreys)

 It was really great food, and Eric even paid, which was a nice surprise. (Thanks again guys!!)

(The kids at Lunch):

 And since I didn't have to buy lunch I decided to order pizza for dinner.  I also got a nice little surprise from Derek, the sweetest email EVER and a picture.

Is that not the sweetest thing you've ever seen?

 The only thing that could have made this day any better is if he were able to be here. I hope all you moms had a great day too!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

First Beach Day of the Season

We went to the beach on Tuesday with the Riley's and it was awesome!!! Perfect weather and the kids were great.... well, mostly. Eli was terrified at first and did NOT want to be put down in the sand. It was kind of funny how much he freaked out. He was squealing and clapping his hands while also crying. I think he was confused, lol. He was fine once we got everything set up though, and he even took a nap out there. It was the perfect day.... well, mostly. When we got back to the van the battery was dead. Turns out Ansleigh had turned her light on in the back seat on the way to the beach, and it was left on for 4 hours. Thankfully a guy came by who had a jump box and jumped us off.... I need to get one of those boxes!!! Anyway, enjoy the pictures! 

Monday, May 7, 2012


So I got home today after having dinner at Chick-Fil-A, because my mom is awesome, and sent me extra money with dance tuition, so that I could have a night off from cooking; and there was a box on my doorstep! It was from Lori and Greg and filled with presents for each kid and even a Mother's Day gift for me. Also, I got the sweetest Mother's Day card from Mimi and Pops and inside a gift card to my favorite store... Target :) I can not wait to go shopping! It's been a while! Thank you guys so much for making my day!! :)

These dresses are SO STINKIN CUTE! Can't wait to get pictures of them on. Thanks Lori and Greg! (And good job Lori, lol)

Super excited about this. It's adorable. 

I hope all you moms out there have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!

Garden (2)

So, things have not been ideal with the garden. Squirrels and birds have eaten our seeds from the ground, and a few of the plants were also eaten. I started some more seeds in pots so that I can transplant them when they are bigger, and hopefully they will then be big enough to not get eaten. So far, the tomato plants are doing great, and I still have a bell pepper and an eggplant that are ok as well. Here are some pictures of the progress.

Summer squash that I transplanted today. I have another seedling and started a couple more today, but wanted to try with one and see if it worked out with the squirrels and what not. 

Tomatoes!!  Growing strong. 

Bell pepper, the only one that made it. 

Eggplant. There is another one that's not in terrible shape, but I'm not sure if it will make it. We shall see.

Cucumbers/Pickles. I have 3 more of these waiting for transplant. If all goes well with the  squash  I will be putting these in the ground in a week or so. 

Cherry tomato seedling.