Thursday, August 26, 2010

I need vodka.

My Mom sent me this tutorial for vanilla extract... I bought the vanilla, picked out an awesome bottle, and bought vodka. However, I need more. I thought I'd make 3 jars and have 2 to give away, but once I filled up my jar and just a little of the second, I was out. guess I should have thought that through and been prepared. The vanilla beans smelled great the minute I got them! I could smell them as I approached my mailbox. They were vaccu-sealed, and in a sealed envelope. :) Opening them was heaven! My whole house smelled like vanilla. :) I can't wait for it to be done so I can cook with it!

Well, my Eeq girl is getting antsy. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

It's been a while...

I've been busy with my girls and life. :D Great things to be busy with!

Well, Eeq woke up, so now my hands are full again!

I've been canning this summer. Trying to stock the cupboards for winter.
This is jalapenos, carrots, and onions.

My sweet Eeq girl! I love her!

I bought this for the bottle. No, really! I poured it into a quart jar tp save or giveaway. I thought the bottle was awesome for vanilla, though, which I am going to make soon!

The sling I made to carry Eeq in.

Little Missy being like Mommy... carrying her baby around.

The End for now!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ta Da!

I am alive! Who knew?

HI FT! (Just in case you check in for new photos!) We miss you, although I am sure that you are having so much fun relaxing!

It was my birthday last week... my Mom made me cake! Woohoo!

Little Missy likes to help in the kitchen. I was making blueberry jam in my apron and she had to come in and have hers put on so she could 'hepp!" :) Helping is her favorite, luckily for me!

I have been doing a lot of blueberry picking... or as Little Missy calls them... blue strooawberries! :)

My grandparents still send me money for my birthday, and this is what I bought with it. I love horses and I just loved this verse! I also bought a Better Homes and Gardens basic cookbook... all from Shipshe.. my fav place!

Did a little mini-photoshoot with Eeq this morning! Oh.. yeah... she's here! Oops. :) This is our newish-baby. 5 weeks, now! My how the time flies. :) Grandma bought her this little outfit and she looks so cute in it that I couldn't resist!

Mostly just been hanging with my girls and canning. Not too much excitement 'round these parts. :D

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Favorite Photo

I think this is my favorite photo that I have ever taken. I love this so much. It shows my hubby and my Little Missy's relationship, love, and contentment with each other. It is sweet, beautiful, and makes me all emotional. I love them both so much, and this just sums them up for me so nicely. I couldn't ask for more.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I hope

That this doesn't happen to my face when I have Eeq. Because it did when I had Little Missy.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Heat Wave!

I took Little Missy outside for all of 10-15 minutes today... because she wanted to go back inside. I was going to buck up and stay outside so she could play for a while, but (thankfully) she got hot and wanted to come back in! Whew! I did snap some photos of this and that, though, while I was out. I needed proof that I moved from in front of the fan on the couch, dontchaknow?

This is a previous owners only idea of landscaping. This is all of the 'flower garden' we had when me moved in besides 2 bayberry bushes in the very front of the house. It is a bunch of stuff just thrown in the yard with no apparent rhyme or reason. There was no 'bed' made, there is just lawn all around them. So odd.

I dearly love poppies, though! I haven't transplanted these yet because I am scared they will just die off!

This is our Aussie Shepherd, Helo. :) He's a good boy.

Little Missy running. This lasted all of 3 minutes until she realized that it was too hot for running.

I just love these! I am sure everyone is sick of seeing them, but they are really making me happy!

This is the neighbor's "lawn". This is what their whole yard, front and back, looks like. Ours is n the right with the telephone pole, theirs is on the left and looks like a hay field.

The End.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I know..

I only post photos of my house.. but that is one of the 2 things I am working on lately. The other is growing a baby, and those photos would be boring.

This is the new super-happy colorful mat I got. :) It makes me smile.

On the right are the new flowers that Little Missy and I planted today. (Read: I planted and she watched/watered)

This photo also shows how desperately we need to paint our porch steps. :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This and That

These are out of order, and I need to fix them, but I don't want to.

My hubs made this out of our barn wood. :) I love how rustic it is!

My front porch now.

Little Missy apparently didn't want her photo taken!

Now she is okay, though. Just wet from the hose.

My Mom made these and gave them to us for our front porch. :) Dad's old shoes. He's a shoe guy.

Hubs and Little Missy playing in the hose!

This is the barn wood sanded and up close. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Little Missy likes to look at herself in the back of the camera, so she had me snap some shots.

She's such a love!

This is the back of the house, my daylillies that I didn't get weeded.

This is some landscaping that my hubs is doing around the back of the house. Grass doesn't grow here because of the big pine tree, maple tree, and shade from the house. We are going to do shade plants and a bench and all sorts of stuff.. it's just a long running project.

One of the gardens that got weeded today, and hyacinths transplanted into them.



Dappled Willow Tree. Weeded and re-mulched. It needed it.

Oops... didn't see Little Missy in there. :) Weeded all in the corner, laid more soil.

This is my Max of the Wild Things book fame. :) Got it at a craft fair a few years ago. Any idea what these white flowers are? I can't remember what they are called.

My beautiful Mother's Day hanging baskets. Let's just ignore the Christmas lights, shall we? We have to paint all of this outside trim this year so they will be coming down eventually.

Daylillies, more wedding. :) The back row are short yellow ones, the front row are short maroon ones, I think. Either that or orange. Transplanted them from Mom's last year, so I can't remember.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mom's Day to all people in the Mom realm! That category encompasses a lot, so this is a general shout out!

For my Mom we went and grilled out yesterday with them at their house, then they played with DD for a while. I am going to take her on a day trip one of these days and out to lunch for Mom's day. Gonna get a babysitter for DD so it is just my Mom and I. :) It'll be lots of fun!

For Mom's day I got the 3 planters to hang on my front porch. :D I *love* them! Today we went to church, then to Qdoba and have otherwise been hanging out at home! This is exactly the day I wanted. Exactly! We were going to come home and have lunch, but the thought of Qdoba was too compelling. It was perfect. I got a nice long nap this afternoon, Hubs has been cleaning the house and the car. He got the infant car seat base in the car. Then he grilled a porterhouse steak, potatoes and fresh asparagus on the grill. Also what I wanted. He sweetly offered to make chicken (we have had a lot of red meat lately, what with the 1/4 cow we bought) for me, but I really wanted steak! He does a great job and it was awesome. I think DD ate half of my steak, though! She was going to town! "More! More! More! 'Nother one!" I am thinking about going and making some peanut butter cookies, since I love to bake and they are his hands-down favorite. He's been so great about spoiling me, taking care of me, and making sure that I have everything I need. Such a great man!

I have had a fantastic day and I hope that everyone else did, too!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Flowers, Mail and Stuff. :)

How cool is this? This is what a 3D ultrasound photo of my dear Eeq looks like. :)

I opened my mailbox today... and what should I find? These adorable notepads that I *didn't win in an online auction for a good cause. Thank you so much, SW, you sweetie! :)

This is the sweater that I *did win, and I can't wait until someone I know has a baby boy!

These are the flowers that I got for Mother's Day.

Planter 1.








They are beautiful and when it stops raining I will step off the porch and take a photo of them all on the porch!

We went to town today and got some bottles, a breast pump, some crib sheets, a sun shield, etc. for Eeq! I feel like we are ready, stuff-wise. Now I just can't wait for her to get here!