Sunday, May 31, 2009
Also, I had a wonderful surprise when I got home... 2 years ago I planted some day lilies in my front yard. They normally look like this:But when I got home, I had a new one!!!
What a fun surprise! I wish they all looked like this.
This lilly below is my favorite one, because I bought it on sale for $3, it was shoved under a table nearly dying and had 2 puny stalks on it. I was poor but really wanted a lilly in my yard. Look at what it has become:
Last year it grew so tall it touched the gutters!
But fortunatley I did find out why you should NOT plant lettuce in the summer (aside from the obvious picture). Ben's co-worker told him that if you plant lettuce in the spring, it will sprout up really quickly and grow little flowers... (see picture above...) so ben said, hmm... interesting.... (without mentioning that is exactly what ours did). So take note... only plant lettuce in the winter. I should probably read some instructions next year.
But then the sun came out for a second...
And then it rained again.... and ben drank margaritas....
Then when there was a break in the clouds, we found uncle joe!
And the day we left, I refused to leave w/o getting a moment of sun... so I floated down our lazy river allll byyy myysseelllff.... yes I'm singing that. But Annie watched me as I floated by and took my picture. :)
All in all, with our without the rain, it was a WONDERFUL weekend and way too short. I'm just glad to know we'll do it all again next year! I love LOVE my family.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
But in honor of Lexi's day today, let me show you what she's been up to...
Last night, while I was running around at 10pm trying to make dips, pack, grocery shop, clean the house, etc. Lexi was in her cage where she is very happy to be. I thought since she was being so quiet she was playing with her toy or sleeping... Well I went in there after awhile to check on her and here is what I found:
Caught red handed! Apparently, I'd put a basket on the floor that had a tank top, a scarf and a box of tissues in it. Lexi had taken all three out and brought them into her cage. Congratulations to Lexi and her new home!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Apparently Mars chocolate is proving their chocolate is better than other companies who put vegtable oil in their candy instead of real coco... so they're giving away free chocolate on Fridays until September! Here is the article.
Here's some for you, from me :)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I'm really glad to be able to be a part of the rescue. We've had great support with help from all over the place. My friend Jason donated his time to make a logo! Which is awesome by the way, I'll upload it as soon as he sends me a jpg version. My friend Katie has donated 2 of her adorable dog collars to be raffled off during our garage sale we're having on May 23rd. Here's Katie's site: Coop & Kate. She's incredible! I'm really excited about being a part of Cross My Heart, I now can safely rescue animals instead of bringing home every stray that crosses my path (which tends to make Ben a little grumpy), and I finally use my undergraduate degree :) to help fundraise and plan to raise money and rescue animals.
Let me know if you want to help in any way. Right now we're looking for any donations through our fundable site, and also any items for our garage sale would be great! Garage sale is May 23rd in Hoover, AL.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Which implies that we will most likely owe more than we're used to and in turn have to give Obama back his stimulus money... thanks Obama for the borrowed money, I guess this is why the state of Alabama turned down some of their stimulus money when they found out how much it would cost them.... :-/