May 29, 2009


My parents stopped by today and mom told Olivia the story of her birth...and how they were involved! Rob was in Iraq in 2003, I was living in Fort Stewart, Georgia, (just me and little Hannah) a ten hour drive from my family in Ohio. I was so nervous (Rob had been in Baghdad for months, everyone looking for Saddam) and thought I was going to have to deliver alone, without any support. So, my parents drove down May 23rd and stayed with us...then, May 24th Rob called and said he was in Kuwait they WERE sending him home! I really didn't think they would. So May 25th he arrived and my due date was the 26th, but I was quite happy and relaxed and Olivia waited until the 29th to make her appearance. My parents had to leave on the 30th. I was so blessed...that Rob made it home, my parents were there to help babysit Hannah and everything went so smoothly!
Hannah bought this double slide Polly Pocket set for Olivia a few weeks ago with her own money (it was $10). She gave it to Olivia first thing in the morning! They played with it for a few hours...I think the water is what's really so much fun!!!

Yesterday Hannah picked out this lovely bouquet while picking up our CSA share...week #2. We got some new additions: rainbow chard and deep red beets and orange beets! 4 heads of lettuce this week, too!
That's the compost bin Rob made (it's on a "spit" so we can turn it)!

Our little farm is doing fine (you'll see red potatoes in the back, peas, carrots, green beans, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, pumpkins, we also have corn, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts)!

250-gallon container Rob bought to collect rain water...we either fill the watering cans or attach the hose and water the garden! Last year we used 60-gallon barrels, but this HUGE thing is awesome!

May 27, 2009

Should you let the government parent your children?
(after reading through the information in this treaty, I hope you will sign the petition too, there is a red box on the right hand side!)

May 22, 2009

Our CSA share...

CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This week we got to pick out a bouquet of flowers, baby greens, herbs (cilantro, mint, oregano, dill), spinach, head lettuce, asparagus, green garlic, carrots and radishes.

There are a few in this area:
Here is a list of local CSAs and the information on them...if you're not in one right now, you can try to get a spot by putting your name on their list! It's a great way to get fresh produce.

May 20, 2009

You're invited...

Olivia will be 6 very soon...and we're going to have a birthday party in our backyard on Saturday May 30th 2-4pm. She loves dogs. I still remember how little Olivia loved Velvet.
Now we have Lusy, sitting watching things in the neighborhood as the girls doodle with chalk.
So, if you come, you'll see a pin the tail on the dog, a dog birthday cake, face painting (you can get a hound painted on your cheek) and maybe a dog pinata! We'll have fruit, cake and ice cream!

*Please let your presence be your gift! It means so much more to have friends and family celebrate with you, more than a gift...and besides we don't think we have any room for more toys!

May 15, 2009


One for you, one for me...
Last week, I took a doily I started years ago to the "knitting group" at our library (meets every other Saturday). Then my friend Kim posted instructions on how to crochet flowers on her blog and I got busy...I can do one while the girls are in karate class! So quick!!!

May 11, 2009

New to us...1998

Yesterday was a hard day...lots to do, but in the end, it turned out to be a beautiful day! Here we are next to our "new" 1998 Toyota 4Runner. It has a sunroof and leather seats...great price, too. I'm really liking it.

May 8, 2009

I love dresses

Sunday after church...5 little girls playing ring around the rosie in the lush green grass. Spending time with Peepaw, my dad (eating bread pudding with bourbon sauce...made by my mom). Mmmm.

This is the dress I was hoping to finish before Easter. These photos are the "first edition" which is a bit short for me.

May 3, 2009

Picnic Frock

Wish I could wear this dress today!
Pretty Picnic Frock...GIVEAWAY!