Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful that I live in a country where we can vote!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

more garden updates

Hot Chinese Peppers!

Squash blooms

Red pear tomatoes

Upside down cherry tomotoes

Herbs--Garlic, oregano, and basil

Mint, parsley(willingly sacrificed to the Monarch caterpillars!) cilantro and nasturtiums.

Strawberries! Yum!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Playing in my Garden Today.

I took a few update pictures of my garden today. I have two square foot garden boxes this year. I have three kinds of onion, garlic, and squash that is taking over in one box.
The other has strawberries, radishes, one tomato, 2 bell peppers, one Chinese pepper, a watermelon and a cantaloupe. Everything but one bell pepper have really taken off! I pulled the last of the radishes this morning. What should I plant in the two empty boxes? I am disappointed in the lettuce. It is bitter and my family just won't eat it. I am about to pull all of it out too. I have pole beans planted in the same box. The lettuce would not last in our heat here.

The other pictures are my harvest from this morning and my two new additions! Aloe Vera.

More next time.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Summer Bucket List

Summer just flies by for me. I can’t believe it is the 2nd week of June!! Where did last week go? I saw somewhere on a blog (I wish I could remember where... If you know where please let me know!) the idea of a summer bucket list. Here are a few of the things I would like to do:

1. Schlitterbahn! Need I say more? We didn’t make it last summer and the kids are already asking when we will go.

2. Finish a quilt. I have it pieced! I am on my way.

3. Organize my books and weed out the ones we are not interested in.

4. Thin out the toys in my house! Yikes! Sometimes we can’t even walk through a room!

5. Scrapbook with my best bud in Dallas! (miss ya Dana)

6. Start a scrapbook club here.

7. Swim 6 times a week.

8. Start walking again. I met some one who just did her first triathlon!

9. Spend a wonderful weekend celebrating my hubby’s birthday! This year is a milestone one.

10. Start camping again—I am thinking Inks Lake. There are air condition cabins there. I still consider it camping! You have to walk to the bathroom! I only will rough it so much! If I survive I might consider tents in the Fall!

11. Picnic at Hamilton Pool.

I am sure I can think of more… how about you? What is on your Summer Bucket list?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Did you know about this?

Grab a pack of gum and a coupon and go have fun!

Maybe I will take the boys to fiesta texas this year!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer time!

Summer time is here! I can't wait, I am so ready!
What are your plans this year? I want to finish my quilt, go camping and swim!
Goals for R: increase his reading
Goals for J: advance to the next rank in scouts.

Pass the sunscreen!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Difference do it Make?

Many months ago I was asked if I would review the book What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, and Lynn Vincent. I loved their first book, Same Kind of Different as Me, and was very honored to be asked.

I can whole heartedly recommend this book! It challenged the way I looked at homeless people. There is just enough of a recap of their story to refresh your memory of their first book. They fill in some of the story they were not able to tell in their first book. The most exciting part of the book to me was how readers of the first book went out and started their own ministries. Things as small as the little girl who collected change from her neighbors and classmates to take to the homeless shelter to the man started weekly painting lessons for the homeless at a local shelter.

Please read this book and then ask yourself, “What can I do?”

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quilt Along!

OK I couldn't stay wordless on this wed.

Here is the fabric I picked for my quilt.

I had a ton of fun picking the fabric out with my mom. She is joining me in this adventure. It was harder than I thought it would be. I seconded guessed myself over and over. Is that third guessed or fourteen guessed? I ended up with a pretty girly set. Very weird now that my girl has flown the coop! It may end up in her dorm room.
If I like this I already have my eye on another fabric at the store. It doesn't go with anything in my house either. I am sensing a theme here.
It's not too late to join! Just check out
Off to start ironing and cutting!

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy 2010!

I decided to try to make a quilt! I have played with quilting before. One Christmas I made Log Cabin hot pads for every one and had a lot of fun doing it.

"I have to Say...." is sponsoring a Quilt Along and I am joining in. Next comes my favorite thing to do. Shop for patterns! Go to her blog and read the post about how to pick fabrics.

I hope you join in!