"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

enjoying the weather....finally!!

After almost an eternity (ok, so not even two weeks) of freezing weather we were finally blessed with some great weather here, it feels like spring and I LOVE it!
While my parents were here visiting we put my dad to work. Chad helped my Dad put the fence around my garden so Miss Dolly would stop running through my garden boxes. I'm loving it!
I am so excited for our garden this time. So far I've planted carrots, tomatoes, jalapenos, tomatillos, broccoli, cauliflower, green peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, peas, cilantro, basil, oregano, parsley, two different kinds of lettuce, spinich and blackberries. We are still going to plant corn, watermelon and pumpkins. I am so excited to see how much we actually get from all this planting. Little green sprouts are starting to come up and I love it. It really amazes me how easy it can be that even I can grow stuff!
Give my kids a pile of dirt covered with a tarp and you have two HAPPY kids!

The whole garden. I love how I can look out into the pasture while I'm out there. It's so peaceful. I never dreamed I'd love it so much!

It's too bad that within a couple months these pretty purple flowers will turn into nasty little thorns!

We have been LOVING this weather. It's probably not too long before it gets too HOT here!

One of the many chew toys that Dolly has found around our place. We're not sure what kind of animal it came from. (hopefully not another dog)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

In no particular order......

Pictures from the past month or so.....

Chad found this monstrosity in the water trough. It was pretty docile because it was so cold. He's kinda cute! My kids however didn't think so, which surprised me because Carly is usually all over stuff like this!

(Yes, I'm holding the frog in my living room)
Carly, desperately trying to eat the snow off of her mitten.
Below are all the pictures of the guesthouse.

Miss Dolly

My first crochet project. It took forever but it was a great learning experience!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I haven't blogged much recently for two reasons;

1- I haven't really had much to blog about

2- Our laptop got a virus (so we think) so I've been stuck using our old computer that thinks it needs to restart itself ever 1 1/2 hours. Plus, I don't want to upload new pictures to our old computer. (thus the reason for the old, goofy picture of Carly)
January was pretty much full of nothing. I think after the holiday's and not feeling well I just didn't have motivation to do much. Plus, I'm a baby and I hate any weather that is below 45 degrees. (I would probably go insane if I lived in a cold climate)
Like previously blogged we've almost finished the guesthouse.
We've started on our newer version of a garden. I'm going with garden boxes now for most everything. I am really excited. We had so really good dirt delivered to fill the boxes so Hopefully I can start planting within the next week or so. Along with the veggies were going to grow some watermelon, pumpkins and some corn. We'll see how it turns out!
My parents are coming to visit this Wednesday and I'm so excited. I haven't mentioned it to Carly or Sam so it'll be a big surprise for them. Hopefully our weather is decent for them!
Anyway, that is pretty much it. I still can't believe it's already February but I am glad. I am so ready for spring to come!