Friday, June 25, 2010

I can hardly contain my excitement!

I have a bell pepper already!! (It'll be a purple pepper)
And a jalapeno!!
 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

My New Adventure

I've been saying I want a garden for a couple years now.  I finally got my wish!  It isn't big, but it's a garden and it's mine!  The boys eat tomatoes like they're candy, so I knew I wanted a few tomato plants.  Then I wanted to be able to reduce my grocery bill by cutting back on the amount of produce needed.  If I'm lucky, I'll figure out how to can this summer too.  **fingers crossed**.

Here's what I planted (and hopefully will give me a yield before I accidentally kill it...)
4 tomato plants (early girl, jetsetter, big beef, and sweet 100)
3 bell peppers (1 red beauty, 1 green bell boy and 1 blue jay - a novelty item =) )
zucchini
cucumbers
canteloupe
watermelon (sugar baby)
sweet Italian peppers
jalapenos
cilantro
oregano
sage
chives
rosemary
2 thymes (1 orange thyme and 1 lemon thyme)
flat leaf parsley
curly parsley
apple mint

Here is everything on 6/22.  I know it seems late, but it has finally just gotten warm, so really it's okay.  Also, you'll notice my $300 kennel that was supposed to keep the dog inside.  It didn't work out that way, so now it's going to keep the deer out of my garden.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Camping

We've done a couple camping trips this year, and it's been a blast!  Not sure when we'll get to go again, but I'm sure there will be another trip before the summer slips away.  Here are a few pictures from this last trip.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Memorial Dedication

Five years ago today, David's unit lost a soldier.  He was 26 years old. 

Now, every Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving, we remember him and the ultimate sacrifice he made.  We remember him other days of the year too, but those days in particular, SGT Duplantier is on our minds.

Today was the dedication of his memorial at the Armory.  It is proof, that no matter what, he will be remembered.  Even if you didn't know him, when you walk by the Rock, you will know that he died for his country.

We will always remember you, Dupe.

Monday, June 21, 2010

MPM - June 21

The menu plan.

It must be done...

Monday - Salads
Tuesday - Pulled Pork, brown rice and steamed broccoli
Wednesday - Ground Beef Gyros and salad (this is a new one for us - can't wait to try it out)
Thursday - Omelets and toast
Friday - Hamburger Stroganoff over pasta, side salad
Saturday - BBQ (meat TBD), zucchini skewers
Sunday - Clean-Up Soup (making soup from all the leftover veggies of meals past) and garlic bread

Check out Orgjunkie's page for more menu plans.

Friday, June 4, 2010

My how they are growing up


I'm in disbelief.  This is the first and last day of school pictures.  I can't believe how much they BOTH grew this year!!  Tomorrow I'll have to measure them to see exactly how much they grew, but as you can see, it's a LOT!