Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Shoes

She got a new pair of shoes yesterday.

She wore them until she went to bed last night.

She wanted them on when she woke up this morning

She is her mother's daughter.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summertime Memories

My mind was flooded with memories of my childhood this past weekend. Summertime memories to be exact...running through the sprinkler, eating corn from my grandfather's garden, the feel of clean, cool sheets for an afternoon nap after you have been in the pool all day and on and on.

We visited with a friend who lives out in the country this weekend. Anna Claire was a bit restless, given the fact she that she hadn't had any naps that day and it was boiling hot. To bring some relief, a tub was filled with water straight out of the hose and a tin cup was offered as a toy.

These are the memories that I hope she can unwrap years from now.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's HOT!

98 degrees to be exact. I'm thankful for air conditioning this week for sure. Despite the heat, the garden is growing.

We have 3 of these right now and they keep on growing. We are a real life advertisement for Miracle Gro!

My herbs on the other hand...not doing so well. They look absolutely pitiful. I'm not sure if the heat is getting to them, or I'm overly cautious and watering them too much. I won't even show you a picture of the cilantro. It's just sad. Does anyone have any suggestions on growing herbs?

Anybody have any good tomato based recipes? Thank goodness we love salsa! We're gonna have a ton!

I can't wait for this watermelon, this and the other dozen that are growing. It's been so fun to watch the process of all of these plants take root, flower and then produce fruit. We are already planning for next year on what we want to plant.

And finally...this! Corn! A tribute to my grandfather who would plant enough corn to get the entire family through the winter! I can still remember opening the freezer in the garage and seeing stacks of frozen cut corn in Ziploc bags. I'm hoping we get a few ears before the 4th of July; because what is a 4th of July BBQ without corn on the cob?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Garden

 I am enjoying the fruits of my husband's labor for sure. He put a lot of time and hard work into carving this out of our backyard. More pics to come as to what we are growing. I have already counted 5 watermelons and we have a zucchini that is enormous. Waiting to pick it for when my sister comes tomorrow!!!

Mike built a sitting bench. Now I need a fun garden hat and basket!

My garden gate

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Dad! I couldn't ask for a better man to be the example in my life that you have been. You have loved me, taught me and guided me so well throughout my life. Because of you, I knew what to look for in a husband.

Happy Father's Day Mike! I believe that being a father is one of your greatest gifts. Next to me, your daughter is your biggest fan. ALL of your girls love you so much!

To all of the other fathers in my life--Happy Father's Day to you too!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Face to Face Meeting

With the driveway

The first of many, I'm sure.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tybee Island, GA

After about 9 months of planning of going to Orange Beach, FL for vacation this year, our plans came to an a standstill when, on the Saturday before we were to leave, oil balls were washing ashore 20 minutes from where we were to be headed to.

So with a few quick changes we found ourselves headed to Tybee Island, GA 2 days later. We had a wonderful time with 2 other families. The weather was perfect, the food was great and the beach, as always, never fails to make me wish we lived in a coastal town.