Sunday, May 31, 2009

More Gardening Stuff

Maybe I'm just a teeny bit obsessed with gardening this spring, but I really love it! It's been so much fun to watch things grow (successfully) and it's surprisingly good exercise, too.
Here's some pictures of the progress so far just for you, Jonathan and Ashley :)

Banana Peppers

Teeny little Bell Pepper

Lots of clusters of cherry tomatoes

One GIANT Beefmaster!

And some pretty petunias, too!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Garden Progress!

Here's where we are so far....
Today I added a little mint garden out behind the house:

And here is what our vegetable garden looks like after about 5 weeks of growth:

Not too shabby!

The first squash of the season, starting to grow:

And the first "beefmaster" tomato:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Front Yard Fix-Ups

Our front yard BEFORE:

Ugly, ugly shrub on this end of the house was uprooted and hauled away! Boring grass all the way up to the house was tilled to make a flower bed.

Holly bush on the far end was uprooted and moved to the other side of the front door...

The lack of symmetry was improved by moving one holly busy to the left side of the front door.

Added a crepe myrtle, day lilies, azaleas, and lorapetalum and transplanted the holly bush!

Symmetry! Yea! And added the wrought iron hanging for some "interest" as they say on HGTV.

Added azaleas, lorapetalum, and an althea on the end....oh, and a truck load of mulch to go around.
Much improved!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Just Don't Ask

Soapbox time, folks!
I have been married for 8 months now and I am loving it! Of course, I knew that as soon as we were married the inevitable, "When are you going to have a baby?" questions would start coming and boy, was I right. Here's the thing with me. I think it's 1. RUDE to ask that question and 2. I don't think it is ANYONE else's business when we decide to have a baby.
What if J and I decide we don't want kids (which I don't forsee happening, but still) what if we find out for some reason that we can't have kids, what if we wait 5 years to have kids. Is that a problem? Am I seriously going to have to hear these questions until I do have a baby? Is it wrong that I want a couple of years to "just the two of us?"
I know that mostly people are just asking for the sake of asking, but sometimes it really gets under my skin. Yes, I'm 30. Yes, I know that is considered "older" to us in the south - as far as marriage and children go - but my gosh, it's not like I've got one foot in the grave for goodness sake!
So folks, let's stop with all the baby questions, for everyone's sake. You never know what can of worms you might be opening.
p.s. We're most likely waiting 2 years to have a kiddo, of course, things could change, but check back with me in September of 2010, ok?