Friday, June 20, 2008


A year ago we built a retaining wall around the front "garden" area in our yard. A few weeks ago, we decided that the wall had had enough time to "settle" and we could begin planting!! (Just jokes -- this is what we told our neighbors, but we really were just waiting until we had enough money to spend on real landscaping)

So, a few weekends ago my parents came to town and helped us plan our "garden." We had plans to have mulch delivered and to go buy plants. There wasn't a hint of rain in the forecast. Well, that Saturday morning it decided to pour rain on us. There wasn't even a chance of being able to plant on Sunday, since the ground was complete mud.

So, we went and picked out the plants (in the rain - no kidding!) and then held them in our garage until the following Thursday, when it was finally dry enough to plant a little.

Since then, we've been really lucky because it has rained just enough to keep them well-watered. So, here are some pictures of the (small but soon to be large) plants. Hopefully this weekend or the next we'll get the chance to plant some pretty flowers!

The "before" picture:

The "after" pictures:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Picture Finally

So, our camera still isn't working, but I took a picture with our camcorder. Goofy looking, I know, but it was the only way.

I kept forgetting to ask Jeff to take one when he's home, so I just took it myself (also goofy). But, this is exactly 20 weeks, so I thought it would be cool to commemorate the halfway point!

The baby moves around ALL the time! It's pretty cool. We're not finding out what it is, so we're looking forward to the surprise!