Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Last night, I would say around 2:32 a.m., I heard hooooot whoo hoooot. I didn't think too much of it until Ryan sat up, flustered, and said "Do you hear that? Do you know what that is?"... (long pause because I was asleep) "Yes, it's an owl". He got up, opened the front door, stared them down, and then slammed the front door. He did this a couple of times and the owls (yes, more than one, by the sound of it...3) never missed a beat. He came stomping back to bed frustrated that he couldn't get them to go away or shut up. So what do you do when you can't go to sleep because the owls are being to loud? You turn on the window unit even though it's in the 30's outside. It worked and I went back to sleep.
When Ryan was trying to scare them away, I couldn't help but smile. I love owls and baby H is going to love owls too :) As for Ryan, he loves owls too but would rather them not sit outside our window and hooot hooot all night.
Oh!Louise Designs on Etsy.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I read her blog version over a year ago and loved it. The book has more detail and a third part which includes their first year of marriage. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, Ryan would catch me reading and say, "you'd better put it down, your going to be bored when you finish" or "I wish I could video your face while you read" (because I couldn't stop smiling).
Ryan was went to Dallas for the day on Saturday while I printed shirts, helped at church, and then ate with Casey and John (yes, third wheel but I was hungry). After we ate I went home, exhausted. All I had left was part three and I really wanted to wait but I couldn't resist. I picked up the book and what seemed like seconds were the words The End. I flipped the page back and forth a few times and then felt very sad. So, I called Ryan and gave him the news and all he had to say was, "I told you, you should have paced yourself". Really? I said good bye and then went to sleep.
Last night with nothing to read I decided to look up the instructions on how to use my sewing machine. I knew how to use it 5 or 6 years ago but some how for the life of me I couldn't remember how to thread the machine or insert a bobbin. After about an hour of piddling I had finally got it! (With the help of my man).
And now I am pleased to announce that the front of our wedding quilt is finished!!! If you weren't there or don't remember we used cloth invitations that we ask our guest to sign so we (I) could make a memory quilt. I made a mental note to have it done before our 1st Anniversary. Seeing how a few months ago I hadn't even started, I really didn't think that was going to be possible..but now, I can see the end.
I'll try and post a picture of the front soon. Also, if you need a good read, go get Pioneer Woman's book. It's a wonderful love story that I promise you will LOVE.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Hot biscuits with real butter and homemade grape jelly (compliments of sister Jessica) = Deliciousness Now off to church and an afternoon celebrating the twins 5th birthday!
Can you believe they're 5?!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
(Images via Gingiber)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Then we came home, got cleaned up, and then headed to Casey's for a family ladies Bunco Party! No pictures but great fun! I didn't win anything but rolling THREE Buncos sure made my night!
Saturday me and the hubs planted our knockout roses in the front bed, rested, went to a cookout at Kalynne and Chase's new casa, and then went to the Neon Spur to watch a few friends play.
I don't have an after picture but needless to say, there isn't much left with the help of Austin, Caleb, Ryan, Clair, Mom, and me :).
Now we are about to grill some hot dogs while trying to shoo away these two stinky (when I say stinky...I mean the smell would be comparable to a pig that's been dead about a week)Hound dogs.
I'd like you to meet Copper (Jacob and Lauren's Blood Hound)
And Lucy...you know who she is :)
That's all for now..we're going to eat, possibly watch something on the tube, and hit the sack.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Basil (sweet and reg look the same, or at least mine did)
The only thing that worries me that I may have coverd them with too much top soil :( We'll have to see. I will be planting some double knockout roses in our front flower bed and I will post some pictures so you can see :)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I will do some researching to see when the last freeze is predicted and let you know what I decide. At the very least I could get the herbs in the pots and just bring them in the house.
I am being so cautious because this is the first time EVER that I plan on planting SEEDS. I've already bought all the seed packets, they are just waiting to go in the ground. I usually buy already developed flowers and plant them at the beginning of summer and they look great until the first freeze. But this is the fist Spring that I have lived at a house that enables me to plant seeds in Spring and hope they grow through out Summer and Fall. I've never had a house of my own that actually had a yard. The house in Byers was all concrete!
I'll be back to let you know what I decide.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
And now for the other good news...
If you read the top header you will notice a change....that's right! Ryan and I are expecting a little one. I am 3 months! Nausea has been a factor so far but I have seen a small relief the last couple of days. I'm hoping it is coming to an end but I'm not going to get ahead of myself. I am going to stay positive and be thankful.
Good day to you all.