Monday, June 30, 2008

Good Stuff

Thursday, June 26, 2008

A "green" donation

Our family has recycled for the last several years, but in the last 6-7 months we've really tried to kick our "green" living up a notch. So when these hats arrived yesterday, I flipped my lid. Plus, they are terribly cute too!

These are from Kathy's friend, Dana. Dana rescued these from heading to the landfill. They are rejects from a sock manufacturer that were in too bad of shape to even be sold as seconds. Dana took the rejected socks home, washed them in Dreft, and turned them into darling preemie hats. Thanks, Dana & Kathy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Austin!

What a truly incredible year it has been! All those long, horrible months on bedrest are a distant memory. Austin has been a wonderful addition to our family, a dream come true. One year ago today, our little miracle was born weighing 6 lbs 5 oz. He had a bit of breathing problems at first and spent the night in the NICU.

At 12 days old, he had a little "episode" that we now believe was something called Sandifer's Syndrome. He refluxed up and began to choke. With Sandifer's, baby goes stiff. After a gazillion tests, nothing was found.

He was slow to gain weight at first, but once he caught on he took off. We nicknamed him "Hubba Bubba".

Although he's not walking yet, he's into EVERYTHING. And, boy oh boy, is he FAST. He has the quirky half crawl/half monkey skoot that serves him well. Baby gates are going up and cabinet locks are being installed.

He has an adorably funny personality. He already knows how to get your attention. Daddy has been wanting to see one of his belly tantrums and started laughing at him to try to encourage it. Now, anytime Austin wants your attention he flops on his belly and kicks his legs...all the while laughing at himself.

I love you more than the world, Austin! Happy First Birthday, Bubby!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Another Harvest

Picked these Sat night. Poor yellow squash. We're not sure what's going on with them. The plant looks wonderfully healthy, but the veggies just aren't plumping up. Any ideas anyone?

Slide Show

Check out all the BEAUTIFUL things coming in for the 3rd Annual Remembering Emma Grace Donation Drive! I've put the slide at the very bottom of the page so check it from time to time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Turnip Greens

I have so many photos to post and will try to do them a little at a time. My computer is FINALLY back up and running. It's been a mess, though, complete with a lost key code for Microsoft Office. The laptop was purchased by Jason when I went on bedrest. He had Best Buy set it up, paid them extra, of course. Once we found all of the disks in a box labelled "pots", I took the computer back to Best Buy to have them restore it and install my software. Welllll.....when I went to pick it up, they told me there was no key code in the Office CD case.

Yesterday, I finally got around to calling Microsoft who confirmed that I did indeed have a legal retail copy of Office and would issue me a new key code for $10. No problem, here's my credit card info..... silence, dead silence.... Thanks AT&T, yet another dropped call! Interesting how I didn't have this issue with my TX number, but a few months ago once I FINALLY got around to getting a GA number, dropped calls are happening left and right....although I thought I was testing out the service by keeping the TX number before committing to another 2 year contract.

So, I grab Jason's phone and call Microsoft back....and go through the whole story again to once again confirm that I have a legal retail copy and that I need to pay them $10. Yep, got that. As I start to read out the numbers, the customer service rep says that their system is down and that they cannot process credit cards at this moment. Ha! Ha! Microsoft's system is down!! But, she'll issue me one anyway....FOR FREE. How kind of them! ;-)

Long story to say....I'm back on line and ready to talk about TURNIPS. You thought I forgot, didn't you?

A couple weeks ago, we picked 2 square feet of turnips. I don't like turnips, but Jason said they were really good. I guess we'll be doing more in the fall and try to stagger the plantings. 1 square foot was enough for a batch for Jason.

I'll take the peas (not from our garden) and cornbread, though. That's a banana pepper of ours in the peas.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Thanks Sharon!!

Sharon sent this adorable doll for Hannah. Thank you so much! She LOVES it!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Website

I'm so excited!! Check out the new Emmazing Grace website. My friend, Kiran, designed it and her friend programmed it. It's not perfect, but "oh so close!" Steve will switch it over to wordpress when he gets a chance (he's swamped right now I think) and give it to me. I'll fix some of the text and upload some pictures...provided that I can figure it all out. Let me know what you think!!

Monday, June 09, 2008

A Glimpse (without pictures because I'm not that brave!)

Did you see the crazy lady running for her life today? She was wearing a hotpink tank top, old maternity shorts, with her (clean, but not brushed) hair in a scrunchy.

That was me! Yep, I admit it. I took the trash out and decided that I would take my chances at battling the 100 degree temps verses returning to the cool house and ALL THE DRAMA!!

Of course, I'm joking, but the thought did cross my mind. LOL! My heavens....Mr Austin has turned into a clingy screecher! It's not a scream; it's a SCREECH. He protests EVERYTHING these days.....a diaper change, a nap, the finger swoop to retrieve whatever he's put in his mouth THIS time (which happened to be a Spongebob sticker and a piece of Easter grass), the highchair, the bottle....shall I go on? I think you have the picture.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Square Foot Garden Update

Last night we picked 2 banana peppers. We have baby squash, tomatoes, and zuchini going. Two of the tomato plants aren't in the greatest shape. As it turns out, our chimney overhang shades them more than the other two. Lettuce, Basil, and Oregon didn't make either. The dogs stepped in those boxes, so I'm not sure if that's the problem or what. I replanted last night.