Friday, November 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Soon, soon...

I am so excited to post about our trip to NYC and Philly. SO excited. But, I realized I took over 300 pictures so I've got a lot to filter through. Plus, it was Jayson and Katy's birthdays, I've been working on a movie for our Young Women in Excellence program, and we put up Christmas last night. So, really I haven't even had a chance to look through my mail. Or J Dawgs' mail. Or my parents mail. Or pay our bills. But as soon as I get that all done, blogging is on the top of my list. Until then, here's a little teaser. Its us at Times Square. Don't you wish you were there?

Friday, November 16, 2007

start spreading the news...

We're off to NYC and Philly for Thanksgiving, and we are SO thrilled! I have sisters in each city, so we get to hang out with them and see some things we've been dying to see. We'll tell you all about it in a week or so. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Friday, November 9, 2007

progress in the yard

I discovered this summer I enjoy working in my yard. There is such satisfaction in working hard and seeing things come together. I love it.

After we got our grass in, we wanted to do a few more things. We wanted to get the trees and shrubs in. It sounds simple, but it turns out trees and shrubs are pretty expensive. So we bought what we could and called it a season.

We planted 7 aspen trees, 3 kwanzan cherry trees, a peach tree, an eastern red bud, and a dwarf blue spruce . We also planted some burning bushes and the beginnings of a hedge.

We had an arborist come out and prune our chestnut and maple trees. They look so much better and healthier.

And then there were the bulbs. I love the spring (probably because I hate the winter) and look forward to the flowers peaking out of the snow. I purchased 260 bulbs and Deb helped me get them all planted. I was so grateful for her help; I'm experiencing quite a few firsts in my own yard, and she's helped me through them.

I just can't believe I have to wait 5 months to see these things bloom. I hope they're beautiful!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

happy halloween!

We're going to send these into Apple and see if we can make it on Apples next commercials. Jayson is a video iPod, Mae is a nano, and I am a shuffle.

I made sure we got the apple on our back side. These costumes were thrown together, so they're a little rough, but they were finished for Halloween, so it was victory for me! We hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween!

Our pigeon finds a hot dog

What a big day for our Mae Mae. She finally got her first J Dawg. She pounded it, and loved every bite. She didn't finish, but probably just because I took it away. Thats a lot of hot dog for a little girl!