Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So that's what we'll do...

We planted the garden last night.  I just love gardening.  I don't know what I'm doing, I should have listened more to my dad back when I thought I hated gardening.  Isn't that always the way?  I started our garden from seeds this year-aside from the Mother's Day tomato plant.  I felt like I was sending my babies off to school.  Grow little plants, be strong!  Lucy had a ball with the worm farm Spencer had started, and playing with the sidewalk chalk.  Having Tony there to do the rototilling made such a difference from last year.  He did in about 15 minutes what took Jen and I 2 hours last year.  He's made himself a permanent part of the ground preparation.  We planted tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, cucumber, sweet corn, and a lot of green beans.  I am anticipating a good harvest.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Family Weekend

Well, Today was supposed to be a busy today going off to the temple this morning and then chores and grocery shopping but my poor Lucy hurt her neck last night and is feeling pretty yucky so we're laying low today until her appointment with the pediatrician. So-I guess I have time to post about our weekend. We went for an extended weekend in Union City. We visited Gram (Lu's new name for Grammi) at work, We got to play with Aunt Susie and Hayden, shopped at Horrock's-I wish there were one closer to us, and Lucy got to fish for the first time. She was adorable. Grandpa got her a Tinkerbell fishing pole, you should have seen her face when she saw it. Priceless. Tony would get a fish on the hook for her and taught her to reel it in. She was ecstatic. She wasn't afraid of it at all. We put it in a bucket so she could watch it for a bit. She kept talking to it, telling it about the "big water," after that she promptly told us she wanted to catch a shark. I'm glad she dreams big. ;) Saturday, while the men fished some more, Gram, Lu and I went to an Alpaca farm. They are the craziest looking animals. They just sort of stare at you-like they're too dumbfounded to do anything else. We had a lot of fun visiting and having adventures. Good thing we get to go back soon.











Monday, May 10, 2010

Gratitude




I have been reminded several times this weekend of the wonderful life I have. It is not the perfect life. I am not perfect. I am not worthy of all the blessings that I receive. I am striving to be better at showing my gratitude to my Heavenly Father.

1. Secret Crafting!
2. I learned to make these gorgeous singed fabric flowers-they are supposed to look like Peonies (my fave.)
3. Double rainbow outside my apt. on Saturday. I went out for a bike ride, chancing the weather and seriously-it poured on me. I was freezing and soaked and I was only out for ten minutes.
4. MY SEEDS! They're sprouting! This pic is of the first plant, green beans. Sprouting since then (Saturday) are a corn plant and a summer squash. I love gardening.
5. Mother's Day-oh my heart is so full. I was spoiled. Tony and Lucy made breakfast and brought it to me in bed. I lounged around all morning, and lazily got ready for church. Church was wonderful. I think Mother's Day church is my favorite of the year. After, Tony made an amazing dinner (6. French Dip and Sweet Corn) and then we Skyped with Grammi, Grandpa, Nana, Papa and Bunni. It was so nice to "see" them.

Tony hit the nail on the head for my gift. I had hinted at a few things I'd love to have and he certainly delivered. My hobbies are: eating, cooking, crafting, and exercising. As you know, I've lost a few pounds (almost 40) and my main form of exercise has been cycling. I've been wanting a bike computer for a while so that I can see how far I'm going each day and my pace, etc. But because of the trainer, only the back wheel spins and most bike computers are set up to work with the front wheel. So-Tony bought one (7) , then used some extra cable (8) to allow it to work with my back wheel. I love it. I've been in a little rut with cycling lately and today was my first workout with the computer-I did 10 miles in 70 minutes. I know that doesn't sound fast, but keep in mind that it's stationary so there is no coasting. He also got me a sweet fanny pack/utility belt (10) to keep my phone, keys, and wallet in when I cycle or run outside. I am tempted to wear it all the time, like as a purse, WHY did fanny packs go out of style? I love them and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I also received a dough blender that I'm excited to use-hopefully on that Raspberry Rhubarb Crunch. MMM...Anyway. I am blessed to have been so well taken care of yesterday that it makes to easy to resume my duties today. Life is good.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day



Thank you
to all those who
taught me,
help me,
and
inspire me
to be
a better mother.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Current Projects



I finished my mother's day crafts but I can not blog them until I give them, which will be a little while, sorry. I'm currently working on something else-with this fabric, that I can't blog about for a little while either, it's a gift. But I'm sewing away around here and I love it.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Weekend



Ran in the rain.
Got a sunburn.
Caught up with an old friend.
Held her new baby.
Green Street Fair.
Barn Sale.
Homemade Lemonade.
Fabric Shopping.
Fasting.
Church.
One of the best desserts ever.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Tomatoes Apizza



We went out last night. We don't go out too often so when we do, I like it to be something special. I have been wanting to find a more authentic style pizza place in the area and did a little research. It paid off in a huge way. Tomatoes Apizza did not disappoint. I was surprised I hadn't heard of it before as it's gotten a lot of great reviews. We ordered the sampler, so we could try the different sauces and cheese and it was HUGE. Because the crust was so thin I didn't feel disgustingly full even though I ate like I hadn't eaten in a week. If you like Italian style pizza, it's worth the trip.



To walk off a few of the calories, we stopped at Best Buy to look around and we all enjoyed the iPad display.