Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Growing Garden

It's now been about 7 weeks since we planted our garden. I was over excited at first and would get sad when I'd go out to the garden and not really see any progress.
But NOW every time I go there I am amazed at how much my little plants have grown :)

Here are some pictures that show some of the changes:

This is the day we planted. Josh and I are in the green shirts in the middle.Just dirt... for now... ^^

(below: I went out and spent 15min watering all of our plants, by hand. After finally finishing I stood back to take a look, and picture, and I stepped into water... Someone had turned the irrigation on and it got to our rows right after I had finished watering them by hand! Lame!)
Look at all that green!I planted some red pepper plants and they just popped these lil guys out! They more than doubled in size in a week!

Our crazy tomato plants! in about a week or so we are going to have tomato Overload! Seriously!

Squash & Zuchini plants are getting huge

And lastly we have the strawberries..... sad news is that only 2 of my 12 strawberry plants survived :( Apparently they can't handle so much sunlight. But the 2 that are alive are popping out little tiny berries that taste delicious!

My pea plants are growing like crazy, but for some reason I can't upload the pic of them. I also have radishes and cucumber, but no pics of them either.
Our watermelon and cantelope plants never surfaced so looks like no melon for us this year. Oh well, we can just pretend our tomatoes are melon??

Monday, April 27, 2009

Chi WOW wa

Josh worked off duty last night from 7pm until 4am this morning. So to keep me company he rented me this movie to watch....

It was a cute little corny Disney movie that made me cry.... and miss this little girl!!...

Good thing Josh wasn't there to see me lose it ...

MY real lap dog!

l♥ved to snuggle with me all the time

cutest little face ever!

miss you tinky girl!! ♥♥♥

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Summer Already!

It's been hitting the 100's the last couple of days out here! Crazy crazy! Our pool went from 70 degrees to 78 degrees in just a few days time!
We will be breaking it in this weekend and we are VERY excited to finally be able to use it!

To welcome summer we decided to get our little dog Miki a haircut. She loves to swim in the pool and with all of her long thick hair it's not a very safe or comfortable thing for her in the summer time. Last time we cut her hair we did it ourselves to save the money and it turned out pretty dang good. This time though, we decided to take her to a professional so she could look great for summer......... *sigh* now I wish we would have done it ourselves. lol

and After

Lol! I was in shock when I went to pick her up and not very happy. She was supposed to have a lion cut done, leaving her head poofy looking. Now she looks like a cat. Josh and I are trying to get used to it and find ourselves laughing at her a LOT now. She seems to love it though and that's what really matters... Right?! lol

Double Date

When my little sister Melanie was dating her now husband (Keats), Josh and I would go out on double dates with them all of the time. But after they got married they moved to NM and the double dates ended.

Last weekend they were in town and we got to go out with them for the first time in a Looooong time. It was nice to see them again, and to beat them at bowling! ;)

It was 'cosmic bowling' with the black lights etc. which i think is why the pic above turned out like it did...

Melanie and Keats ^^^ (Keats is a weirdo ;)

Josh and I in our very bright colored outfits

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Showers

I meant to post something last week, on April Fools Day, but I just never got around to it.
Notice how I made the font all dark and yucky for "april fools day"?? Yeah I did that for a reason. Stupid holiday! What even makes that a holiday anyways?? Who decided that there should be a day to try and make people look or feel like Fools anyways?

Okay so I'm not a huge fan of this day. In fact, the biggest prank I have ever pulled was to put a rubber band around the kitchen sink sprayer (You know, this one...).

If you do this, whoever turns on the kitchen faucet ends up getting sprayed either right in the gut, or right in the face. I used to do this every year and I would end up getting my mom most of the time. Silly lady forgot about it each year.

This year I didn't do anything. I was going to warn Josh that I didn't like this day and tell him not to try to trick me. For example, calling me from work saying he shot someone, or that he got shot or something NOT funny. I decided not to tell him to Not do this as it probably would have just put the idea in his head and he would do it anyways. (for the record he didn't try to trick me at all:)

Even though I didn't pull any tricks of my own on him, he THOUGHT that I did.

We had a company meeting at my work that day where it was announced that Everyone in the company is taking a 10% pay CUT! I'm not even going to go into how upset this makes me, that's a whole other post! Well after this meeting I texted Josh and told him what they announced, not even thinking that it was april fools day. His response to me was "haha, yeah right punk. april fools". Oh geesh! I was already super upset and my own husband didn't believe me because of this stupid day. Even after I told him how one lady at my work left crying after the meeting, he still didn't believe me. lol. I think he really didn't believe me 100% until I got home that evening. (No, it wasn't a joke. My bosses just made the not-so-smart decision to make this announcement on April 1st)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Finished Product

Here is the before and after of our front yard....

We are SOOOOOO happy to have the grass all in and the work done! Thanks to Josh's parents and sis for coming and helping us lay the grass!
Here are some pics of the process. They don't even come close to showing how much hard work it really was!

(Josh did the brick work and sprinklers all by himself & they turned out awesome!)

Some of the grass
& below is Josh telling me to "hurry and get back to work before the sun goes down"

Back/side yard

Josh & Bethany workin hard

AND our beautiful front yard!