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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Garden

It's a little bit of a late start but we started the garden this weekend! This is something I have been thinking of doing for the past few years but I haven't gotten around to it and my mom isn't doing her gardening anymore. Derek was sweet enough to bring down his Grandfather's tiller and till the ground. He did a nice job! He also helped my start the seedlings. Today we got all of the plants into the ground. We planted tomatoes, broccoli, and strawberries. I think I will be getting a couple more potato plants. On a warm night this week I will be planting the seeds. I am planting zucchini, corn, snap beans, peppers, carrots and maybe a few pumpkin seeds for fun! I really hope we have a good growing season and it isn't too dry this summer! Wish me luck! Here I am with some of my helpers...

After tilling, before planting:
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Planting:
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

We had a pretty good Easter over here! I think the most exciting part for me was putting together the kids baskets late Saturday night. I decided not to hide them since they are both still so small, maybe in a few years. We did hide some eggs in the yard this morning for them to find. Their "big" gifts were bikes. Evan got a Spiderman bike with training wheels and Avery got a Dora hot wheels trike.
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Avery discovering her basket...
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Evan checking out his loot...
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I decided to take the kids pictures informally in the old peach chair. I used it last year and thought it would be neat to see a comparison of the two years side-by-side.
2009
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2008
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2007 for kicks (Avery was 5 days old)
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And how cute is this one?
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

“He that cannot ask cannot live”


I consider this my little self-awareness project. Every day, for the next 75 days I am going to seriously take 5 minutes to reflect on one of these questions and write my most honest thoughts in a notebook. I figure it can't hurt to take an in-depth look at my life and feelings and who knows, maybe I will learn something new about myself! Depending on how personal my answers are, I may or may not share them here! I borrowed my questions from here.

1. Why not me?

2. Am I nice?

3. Am I doing what I really want to do?

4. What am I grateful for?

5. What’s missing in my life?

6. Am I honest?

7. Do I listen to others?

8. Do I work hard?

9. Do I help others?

10. What do I need to change about myself?

11. Have I hurt others?

12. Do I complain?

13. What’s next for me?

14. Do I have fun?

15. Have I seized opportunities?

16. Do I care about others?

17. Do I spend enough time with my family?

18. Am I open-minded?

19. Have I seen enough of the world?

20. Do I judge others?

21. Do I take risks?

22. What is my purpose?

23. What is my biggest fear?

24. How can I conquer that fear?

25. Do I thank people enough?

26. Am I successful?

27. What am I ashamed of?

28. Do I annoy others?

29. What are my dreams?

30. Am I positive?

31. Am I negative?

32. Is there an afterlife?

33. Does everything happen for a reason?

34. What can I do to change the world?

35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?

36. Am I cheap?

37. Am I greedy?

38. Who do I love?

39. Who do I want to meet?

40. Where do I want to go?

41. What am I most proud of?

42. Do I care what others think about me?

43. What are my talents?

44. Do I utilize those talents?

45. What makes me happy?

46. What makes me sad?

47. What makes me angry?

48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

49. Am I healthy?

50. What was the toughest time in my life?

51. What was the easiest time in my life?

52. Am I selfish?

53. What was the craziest thing I did?

54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?

55. Do I procrastinate?

56. What is my greatest regret?

57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?

58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

59. Do I stand up for myself?

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?

61. Do I hold grudges?

62. Do I read enough?

63. Do I listen to my heart?

64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?

65. Do I pray only when I want something?

66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

68. Do I forgive myself?

69. When I help someone do I think “What’s in it for me”?

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

71. Do I smile more than I frown?

72. Do I surround myself with good people?

73. Do I take time out for myself?

74. Do I ask enough questions?

75. What other questions do I have?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lots of updates!

Sorry I am a little later updating than I would like! I have a paper due for class tomorrow and I have been amazingly busy!

On Friday, my little bug turned 2! I cannot believe that just two years ago she looked like this:
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And now she looks like this:
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I seriously cannot believe I now officially have two toddlers! I'm outnumbered two to one sometimes haha! On Avery's birthday we went out to dinner and had a little cake for her here at home. We didn't do anything big, she was shy enough when we sang to her. Look at the face she made!
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She must have loved it though, because ever since she has been playing with her Dora cake and singing "Happy....to youuuu." I'll have to upload some video of that, it's adorable. Some pictures from her party...
Shoes, you are never too young to love them!
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Her Dora cake set
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Bathtub for her baby dolls
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Purse, she loves this! She walks around "chatting" on her cell phone.
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Evan blowing out her candles:
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In her birthday dress...riding her new toy from Mom-Mom.
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On Sunday I took the kids to the zoo with a friend and we met Shelley and Noah there. The kids did a little bit of Easter egg hunting (if you can call it that!). Here are some pictures...
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I tried to get a picture with the Easter bunny, but that was NOT happening!
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Coming up this week: Dying Easter Eggs, More hunts, and Easter of course! Stay tuned!

Love ya all! XOXO

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Garden

It's a little bit of a late start but we started the garden this weekend! This is something I have been thinking of doing for the past few years but I haven't gotten around to it and my mom isn't doing her gardening anymore. Derek was sweet enough to bring down his Grandfather's tiller and till the ground. He did a nice job! He also helped my start the seedlings. Today we got all of the plants into the ground. We planted tomatoes, broccoli, and strawberries. I think I will be getting a couple more potato plants. On a warm night this week I will be planting the seeds. I am planting zucchini, corn, snap beans, peppers, carrots and maybe a few pumpkin seeds for fun! I really hope we have a good growing season and it isn't too dry this summer! Wish me luck! Here I am with some of my helpers...

After tilling, before planting:
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Planting:
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

We had a pretty good Easter over here! I think the most exciting part for me was putting together the kids baskets late Saturday night. I decided not to hide them since they are both still so small, maybe in a few years. We did hide some eggs in the yard this morning for them to find. Their "big" gifts were bikes. Evan got a Spiderman bike with training wheels and Avery got a Dora hot wheels trike.
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Avery discovering her basket...
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Evan checking out his loot...
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I decided to take the kids pictures informally in the old peach chair. I used it last year and thought it would be neat to see a comparison of the two years side-by-side.
2009
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2008
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2007 for kicks (Avery was 5 days old)
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And how cute is this one?
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

“He that cannot ask cannot live”


I consider this my little self-awareness project. Every day, for the next 75 days I am going to seriously take 5 minutes to reflect on one of these questions and write my most honest thoughts in a notebook. I figure it can't hurt to take an in-depth look at my life and feelings and who knows, maybe I will learn something new about myself! Depending on how personal my answers are, I may or may not share them here! I borrowed my questions from here.

1. Why not me?

2. Am I nice?

3. Am I doing what I really want to do?

4. What am I grateful for?

5. What’s missing in my life?

6. Am I honest?

7. Do I listen to others?

8. Do I work hard?

9. Do I help others?

10. What do I need to change about myself?

11. Have I hurt others?

12. Do I complain?

13. What’s next for me?

14. Do I have fun?

15. Have I seized opportunities?

16. Do I care about others?

17. Do I spend enough time with my family?

18. Am I open-minded?

19. Have I seen enough of the world?

20. Do I judge others?

21. Do I take risks?

22. What is my purpose?

23. What is my biggest fear?

24. How can I conquer that fear?

25. Do I thank people enough?

26. Am I successful?

27. What am I ashamed of?

28. Do I annoy others?

29. What are my dreams?

30. Am I positive?

31. Am I negative?

32. Is there an afterlife?

33. Does everything happen for a reason?

34. What can I do to change the world?

35. What is the most foolish thing I’ve ever done?

36. Am I cheap?

37. Am I greedy?

38. Who do I love?

39. Who do I want to meet?

40. Where do I want to go?

41. What am I most proud of?

42. Do I care what others think about me?

43. What are my talents?

44. Do I utilize those talents?

45. What makes me happy?

46. What makes me sad?

47. What makes me angry?

48. Am I satisfied with my appearance?

49. Am I healthy?

50. What was the toughest time in my life?

51. What was the easiest time in my life?

52. Am I selfish?

53. What was the craziest thing I did?

54. What is the craziest thing I want to do?

55. Do I procrastinate?

56. What is my greatest regret?

57. What has had the greatest impact on my life?

58. Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

59. Do I stand up for myself?

60. Have I settled for mediocrity?

61. Do I hold grudges?

62. Do I read enough?

63. Do I listen to my heart?

64. Do I donate enough to the less fortunate?

65. Do I pray only when I want something?

66. Do I constantly dwell on the past?

67. Do I let other people’s negativity affect me?

68. Do I forgive myself?

69. When I help someone do I think “What’s in it for me”?

70. Am I aware that someone always has it worse than me?

71. Do I smile more than I frown?

72. Do I surround myself with good people?

73. Do I take time out for myself?

74. Do I ask enough questions?

75. What other questions do I have?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lots of updates!

Sorry I am a little later updating than I would like! I have a paper due for class tomorrow and I have been amazingly busy!

On Friday, my little bug turned 2! I cannot believe that just two years ago she looked like this:
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And now she looks like this:
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I seriously cannot believe I now officially have two toddlers! I'm outnumbered two to one sometimes haha! On Avery's birthday we went out to dinner and had a little cake for her here at home. We didn't do anything big, she was shy enough when we sang to her. Look at the face she made!
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She must have loved it though, because ever since she has been playing with her Dora cake and singing "Happy....to youuuu." I'll have to upload some video of that, it's adorable. Some pictures from her party...
Shoes, you are never too young to love them!
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Her Dora cake set
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Bathtub for her baby dolls
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Purse, she loves this! She walks around "chatting" on her cell phone.
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Evan blowing out her candles:
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In her birthday dress...riding her new toy from Mom-Mom.
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On Sunday I took the kids to the zoo with a friend and we met Shelley and Noah there. The kids did a little bit of Easter egg hunting (if you can call it that!). Here are some pictures...
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I tried to get a picture with the Easter bunny, but that was NOT happening!
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Coming up this week: Dying Easter Eggs, More hunts, and Easter of course! Stay tuned!

Love ya all! XOXO