Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

I received this in an email yesterday. This photo has not been doctored or edited in any way and was taken with 35mm film. I thought it was amazing how you can see the cross lit up.

I am so thankful for all of the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to serve our country and to protect our freedom. Freedom is NOT free. Praying today for all the families and friends of those who have proudly served the United States of America.
God Bless America!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

No Potato Famine Around Here

In our spring garden this year, Wade decided to give potatoes a try. We had never grown potatoes before so we weren't sure how they would do. The plants seemed to be doing well, but we had no idea what was going on "underground", where the real magic happens. Friday, Wade decided it was time to see.

We were so impressed with how many potatoes we grew!

The happy farmer with his harvest.

We also were able to pick some squash, zucchini, cucumbers, jalapenos, and chili peppers.

We have more that will be ready soon, including lots of tomatoes and more peppers!

I'm SO glad my husband likes to garden...if it were up to me, we would probably starve. Let's just say my thumb is NOT green. I do love fresh veggies though. Now, to cook them. :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Five Question Friday

This week, I'm participating in a blog hop, hosted by Mama M.

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet? Riding a motorcycle. I tried before, but I was too scared to lift up my feet. For now, I'll just stick to riding on the back with Wade, but eventually I want to try again.

2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash without your significant other knowing about it, what would you spend it on?
Probably spend it on him. I know that's lame, but honestly that's probably what I would do. If I were forced to spend it on me, I'd put in in my new camera fund.

3. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment as a child?Monkey bars!! I loved climbing. And hanging upside down. Wish I could still climb like I use to! I also loved the slide, but metal slides in the Florida sun never really made for a good combination. Ouch!

4. Do you prefer a sweet or hearty breakfast?
Definitely hearty...eating sweets too early (other than chocolate milk, of course) always makes me feel kind of yucky for a while.

5. Are you a Neat Freak or a Messy Bessy?
More neat freak, although I can get a little slack sometimes. I definitely prefer neat and organized to messy and chaotic though.

Check back next Friday for more questions!

The New Kid

My father-in-law, whom I love dearly, has goats. Lots of goats. Yesterday he sent me a message telling me that Sweet Pea had her baby yesterday morning, so last night Wade & I went down to check it out.

Sweet Pea makes cute kids, doesn't she?

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, YouTube!

YouTube posted its first video five years ago today, so in honor of the 5th birthday, I'm going to post 5 of my all-time favorite YouTube videos. And trust me, picking just five is tough for me!

A couple of these are repost's for me, but they still make me laugh everytime. Don't forget to pause the music player at the bottom. Enjoy!

David After Dentist

Single Ladies Devastation


Scarlett Takes a Tumble

Atlanta Grape Lady

And the last two, because who can resist laughing when someone falls (and yes, I know it's not very nice!)

Laughter...good medicine.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Maddie's Photo Session

Once we returned from the Ken-ducky Derby, Q was wiped out and went down for nap, but Little Miss was wide awake and alert, and told me she wanted some photos done. I agreed to do them, and next thing I know, girl has stripped off all of her little clothes (that are all too big because she's so skinny)! We proceeded to have a little photo shoot, and as much as we tried to get that little smile, Little Miss was going for the serious look. Here is a sampling of what we got.

Maybe I'm biased, but I think she's perfect.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Reedy River Ken-ducky Derby

While in Greenville, SC this past weekend, our plans for Saturday included a visit to the downtown market where we bought some boiled peanuts, chowchow, and some yummy barbecue sauce. They sell all kinds of locally-grown produce, soaps, candles, cupcakes, and other little knickknacks. We walked around there for a little bit, and then left to get a delicious lunch at MoJo's Famous Burgers before returning downtown for more festivities.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Greenville hosts a fundraising event called the Reedy River Duck Derby, where they release (12,000 this year) yellow rubber duckies donning sunglasses into the river and over the falls. The ducks are all numbered and "adopted" and the winning ducks at the end of the race can win all kinds of prizes. It was pretty neat to watch, but not long after it began, I realized just how many ducks are 12,000, and just how many obstacles prevent many from even making it across the finish line. I also quickly realized that we would probably not win the year's worth of free groceries or the $1500. Despite that, we had a great time, and Quinn, although he did not understand why we weren't bringing bread to feed the duckies, thoroughly enjoyed "calling the ducks" with his whistle.

*note the battle scar from his other new trick, to be revealed in a later post

Giving Uncle Wade a thumbs-up before the race begins....I think they were conspiring their ducks winning strategies.

And, FINALLY, letting us know the race was about to begin!
*sorry it's blurry...he moves fast, that little one does

And the race begins!

The leaders approach the first rapid...

And the fight for the lead begins!


Although the shades make a nice touch, the sunshine was lacking for the day.

So I don't think our Quack Pack actually won any prizes, but we had fun, and who wouldn't with 12,000 rubber duckies?

Quinn Rides a Bicycle

Quinn was so excited to show us how he rides his bicycle. Before Wade & I got there, he was telling Barbie that he wanted to show us how he rides his bicycle and falls down and hurts his elbow. She suggested he show how he does it without falling down. He did. He was amazing. Now, if he would just face which way he's going instead of watching us to make sure we are watching him.

To see the boy in action, make sure to pause the music player at the bottom before watching.

My Two Favorite Littles

This weekend we got to go visit my sister and her family for a very quick trip. No matter how quick and how short these visits are, they are precious to me and I truly treasure this time spent with them. Quinn is getting so big...

....and Maddie is not. She is a little skinny-minny and just as pretty as can be.

We had so much fun together! I'll post more later on all the fun we had, complete with a "dirt-day party"!