Friday, February 22, 2008

tandem couple plus one

we're screaming!

congratulations to tandem couple on the birth of their first child, a daughter named indigo aurora. she was born february 9 at 8:08 Am, 20.5", 9lb 3 oz. she's a biggie and what a cutie! special prayers for this little bundle would be appreciated. it seems she was born with some birth defects in her ankle and leg which will require ongoing attention and surgeries. however, from what i can tell, everyone seems to be adjusting well! you can check out their progress here. yea, babies!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

second marriage

while we visited my family in nj this weekend we went to our local church for mass. apparently the state of nj designated last sunday as a day to give special prayers to married couples to strengthen their marriage bond and preserve their vocation. (i personally, think it might've been more appropriate to do this the weekend before since february 10th was technically world marriage day, but whatever.) in any event, chris and i (along with a couple dozen other couples) got to renew our wedding vows. it was actually really sweet and my husband looked me in the eyes this time as he said his vows. so i guess we're on our second marriage now. cool.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

happy birthday mom!

more fun on the beach

it has been a busy week. we left friday a for a weekend trip to see family in nj for mom's birthday. her actual birthday is tomorrow, so happy birthday, mom!
blowing out candles

most of the family came down and we just had a good time eating, walking on the beach, visiting, eating more, and playing around the house.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

a new addition

it always takes me ages to add anyone to my friends and family toolbar on the right. so my apologies to city yogan for the delayed addition.

as an aside, she lent me becoming who you are by james martin (who happens to come from my original neck of the woods). i've read about 1/2 of it so far and am really enjoying it. very simple messages with lots of things to think about. thanks, cy!

Monday, February 11, 2008

they arrived!

the seeds are in!


the pictures on the packages look so good, you almost think they're real. i am hoping to plant them tomorrow if i can sneak it in after work and before sunset.

i've not posted about this weekend so i'll say a few words here. i was so productive!

on saturday i visited the all-local farmers market and picked up some fresh goodies. then, it was such a beautiful day, i headed home and dug up our yard. i made a 12' x 8' plot for the garden. our soil is so good (as far as i can tell). there were lots of happy bugs (well, they were temporarily unhappy because i dug them up), and there were very little rocks and the soil just looked dark and healthy! it's so cute, even as just a patch of tilled earth.

sunday the productivity continued. i finally got around to touching up the paint around the new windows which were installed in december. it didn't take too long but it was something that had been nagging me for months. woohoo!

thanks to me, chris has been sick for the past few days, so he's been laying low, reading and just chilling. of course, there's always time for cuddling even if you're sick.

cuteness x2

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

page 123- 3 sentences meme

i was tagged.

* Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
* Find Page 123.
* Find the first 5 sentences.
* Post the next 3 sentences.
* Tag 5 people.

the book: mick martin and marsha porter's dvd & video 2004 guide.

the quote: "blue crush:***three maui surfer girls support themselves as hotel maids as they prepare for the big competition at the pipeline, while one (kate bosworth) is romanced by a visiting nfl quarterback (matthew davis). the film is lightweight but entertaining, with an appealing cast, colorful locations, and excellent surfing scenes. rated pg-13 for sexual content and brief profanity."

tagged: i'm not a big fan of tagging. never played the game when i was a kid because i didn't like people chasing after me. so if you want to play, feel free to post in the comments section.

i never have seen this movie, by the way. chris and i were both surprised it got 3 stars. this book, however, is the most cited reference book in the house.

Monday, February 04, 2008

happy birthdays

happy birthday today to tricia and yesterday to fuzzy. february birthdays kids! sorry we're not there to celebrate in person with you guys. of course, i have my annual february cold. so nobody would really want me around.

i've mostly been lying around since wednesday. but yesterday we headed down to south georgia to see my grandparents. i pretty much laid around there too. but i did get a chance to play with their new puppy.

me and g.g. in south georgia
she was a real cutie!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

getting ready for spring

i'm a little obsessive compulsive. i just spent almost $60 on seeds. yup, seeds!

you may remember that i made my first attempt at gardening last year and it worked out ok. now that we have a new house with a big-to-us yard, chris and i have been talking expansion. a full-blown garden. so in a few days (hopefully) we'll have our first shipment of seeds. not all of it, of course, will be put in the ground right now. most will have to wait a few months. but we're hoping to get outside next weekend to prepare the ground for some of the winter and early spring crops.

when i told chris i wanted to spend $60 on seeds he said, "well, you work hard. you earn the right to spend money on something that you like to do."

of course, time will tell if i spent a ridiculous amount of money on something that will totally eat up my time for no benefit or if i spent money on something that will be totally fun and will yield great results in our gastronomical lives. i'm hoping for the latter.