Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 09

One year ago was the day we left New York City! I can't believe how the time has flown since that day we got all our stuff in the moving truck thanks to what had to be one of the biggest moving day ward turnouts in history (it was Memorial Day - excellent planning...), Helaman set out in the truck and Charlotte and I took the A train all the way to JFK for the last time.

This year, we celebrated the holiday by doing a little yard work. Helaman trimmed the overgrown rose bushes, wacked the waist-high weeds, applied weed killer, put down some landscaping fabric and 10 bags of mulch to ensure those weeds wouldn't be back.

New buds are already emerging and I think the roses are thankful. The garden is also doing well, though I'm nervous about the cucumber plants trying to take over the whole area...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Smoothie face naming names

She has Steve, Mark and Katie down, the others are still a bit fuzzy...

Thursday, May 14, 2009


"three, four, fries, six...."

what a cute little voice!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Gardening for Dummies

Our home had a nice garden box when we moved in, so this year we cleared it out and, knowing nothing about gardening, planted some seeds and strawberry plants. It has been a lot of fun to watch and work on. This is a picture taken of the strawberry plants and the corn about three weeks ago.

Here is the same scene today, after about three days of torrential rain. Here are the rest of our plants. Life will find a way.Here is our rosemary, mint, basil, parsley and cilantro collection.Despite great neglect, our roses also bloomed beautifully.
This little plant also needs water to grow.