Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I had an Ultrasound today!

I had an ultrasound today and the baby is looking really healthy. . . We are having a GIRL! I am so excited but a little nervous too. She looks really healthy. Her heart and overall little body looked really good. She might have big feet like her two older brothers. Anyway, I just thought I would share my news with everyone. I am having my first girl. :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mystery Quilt--picture posted

I joined a local Quilt Guild in January. I thought it would be a great way for me to learn something/anything about quilting. I have always been fascinated with the art of quilting, but I don't seem to be very good at it. Well, this year our guild has been offering a small monthly instruction session on making a "Mystery Quilt". No one knew how it would turn out, but we have all been following monthly instructions since January. We received our last instructions a week ago, and I finished my quilt top last night. It is a 48" square. I am wanting to make it into a twin size quilt, so right now I am thinking of how to do that. Anyway, I am so excited to be done, and it even looks decent.
Here is a picture:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Powerful Thought

I just viewed this on someone's blog. I don't think I had enough tissue. If you watch it, make sure you have a couple of tissues. (Perhaps I cried a little more due to pregnancy. . . who knows.) Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Figs, herbs, and tomatoes

I am just thrilled that it is May, and I still have things growing in my yard! My figs are coming along great. I think they will be ready in another three to four weeks.
This is Oregano. I am trying my hand at growing some of my own herbs. I am growing some Rosemary, Parsley, Basil, and Oregano. So far they are all growing well. I am a little concerned that my basil will be eaten by bugs before I get any of it. I think I may start trying to put a little organic pesticide on it. We'll see if that helps.
Lastly, my tomatoes are still alive! I even have some little fruits growing. I have five Roma tomato plants as well as about fifteen other plants (three or four different varieties). I am hoping they all survive this summer. . . then I can try my hand at bottling tomatoes (my dream!).

If anyone has any sort of advice with gardening, please, do share!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Mother's Day! I hope all you women out in the blogging world have a wonderful day today. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Strawberry Starts

This is part of my strawberry patch. It is too long to take a picture, unless I tried to take a panoramic picture. One of my friends moved away in January and she left me some beautiful strawberry plants. I transplanted them mid-January, and they have been doing wonderfully! I have always felt that I have a black thumb, but this year I think it is developing a green tinge to it. Hooray!
These two pictures uploaded in the wrong order. Before my friend moved she told me about little "shoots" a strawberry will send out to start a new plant. My plants are starting to send out lots of these little shoots. When you find one, you are supposed to bury it in the ground (I think it should look about like the above picture).
The "shoots"/starts look like this. I will wait until this plant is a little larger before planting it. (Maybe another week or so). Can you see my strawberries growing in the background?! I am very excited to have lots of little light green berries. I think I will have a nice little crop in another month or so. I'll try and remember to show y'all how they look when they are ready.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Frogs and Cocoons

Ryan took the young men on a camp out a couple of weekends ago. He brought home four frogs for our boys to watch/play with. We had lots of fun watering them every day as well as catching bugs for them to eat. It was really fun watching them eat the bugs! We only kept them for a week, then last week my mother-in-law (a kindergarten teacher) took them for a week to show her class. They were working on a science unit. The frogs were lots of fun for all the kids, but they were safely returned to their natural habitat over the weekend.
My mother-in-law also had some worms for her kindergarten class, and she shared them with us too. After a while they all created a cocoon and sat for about 10 days. Then they hatched! My three year old LOVED it! He was fascinated with the idea of a butterfly coming out such a small thing. They were beautiful monarch butterflies--sorry I didn't think to take a picture until after we released them. Anyway, we've been having fun with bugs and amphibians for the last few weeks!