Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day #31-Final Photo!

Okay-here it is.
The final photo of the month.
Goal accomplished.
It was fun.
Glad you came along for the ride.
To see my mundane life.
Now here's a photo that will knock your socks off....

Breaking news......
Relief Society president gets caught kissing Branch President.

It's not a pre-April Fool's Day joke.
TL is officially the Branch President of the Spanish branch in our stake.
I'm the Relief Society president.

In the words of Alyssa,

"Awww, that's tender."

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Photo Day #30

22 years ago today I gave birth to this adorable bright-eyed baby boy.
I can't believe he's WAY taller than me now and
I am about to lose my place as his best girl......

But that's okay.
His new best girl is AWESOME!
Happy Birthday m'hijo!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Photo Day #29

Bouquet of fresh-picked cilantro.
(plus a cute baby hand helping out)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day #28-Photo from Alaska!

Just got a batch of new photos from Elder Bubba D!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day #27-It's All out War!

See this sign?
There are supposed to be beans growing.
No, the green in the back is onions.
No, the green on the right is a tomato plant.
Why are there no beans?

Because the !@#$%^ birds are eating them!
(insert the expletive of your choice)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day #26-Two Photos

21 yr old son:

There's nothing to eat in the fridg.


Yes, there is, there's tons of stuff!

Nuh uh.
It's just full of leaves.

Mom, after removing all "leaves" says,

Oh, I guess you're right.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day #25-Another Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my Better Half.
My Eternal Companion.
My best friend.
What a stud.....

I don't have any pictures of him!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Photo Day #24

Early morning view of the front porch.
I've waited for years to get it looking like this.
Still a work in progress.
But it makes me happy when I drive up.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photo Day #23-SIX MONTHS!

Six months ago today my baby boy left on his mission.
In some ways, it feels like longer.
In other ways, it feels like he just barely left.
He's made so much progress.
And it's been exciting to watch!
Can't wait to see what the next six months will bring.....

Monday, March 22, 2010

Photo Day #22-What We do for Fun in AZ since we don't have snow

We "sled" down the grass in our dump trucks!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day #21-Welcome Spring!

Cousins playing in the park
On a beautiful spring day!

(When the light was crappy
because it's high noon!)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Photo Day #20-Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to My First born!
I think you turned out awesome.
Considering the fact that you were your parent's guinea pig.
Have a Happy Day!

P.S. I'm going to keep using this photo until you give me another one!
Cuz I think it's cute.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Photo Day #19-Another First

First time eating real people food.
It's butternut squash, prepared by Grandma.
He liked it!
Prepare for the nasty smelly poopy diapers.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Photo Day #18-Project of the Day

Writing the English titles in TL's Spanish hymnbook.
So now he doesn't have to guess what the song is until he hears the music.
Did that in mine years ago.
Because I had to practice leading for an hour each week
To prepare to do it in church.
Press on!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Photo Day #16-Making Lemonade

It's lemon season right now here in Sunny AZ.
This is lemon juice-I promise!
Being poured into ice cube trays.
To save for the day.
When it's not lemon season here in way too Sunny AZ.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Photo Day #15

Grocery Shopping Day.
A necessary evil.
It's not too bad, generally.
It's just that you have to put everything away when you get home.
And that's sometimes the toughest part.
Especially if you have screaming babies and hungry toddlers.
(been there-done that)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photo Day #14-My Faithful Companion

My faithful companion at church every Sunday.
Everyone asks me where I'm going.
But I need to haul around a pile of stuff every Sunday.
Notebook, scriptures, manuals, hymnbook.
In both languages.
And this saves a broken back.
En que puedo servirle?
(how may I serve you?)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Photo Day #13

First trip to the zoo!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Photo Day #12-Not My Photo

CUTE engagement photo taken by Jen.
You can see some others by another photographer here

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Photo Day #11

Creating Compost
Takes patience!
This is all the garden waste
That has been sitting in our composter for months
Not sure if it has been done correctly
But it smells good-like dirt-
And I'm hoping my soil and plants will love it.....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photo Day #10

Preserving Peas
5 lbs of peas harvested last week.
Peas are labor intensive!
1-Pick peas
2-Shell peas
3-Blanch peas in boiling water for 1 minute
4-Plunge strainer in ice water for a couple of minutes
5-Place in ziplock bag
6-Put in freezer
7-EAT!  yummmm

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Photo Day #9

10 stems at Trader Joe's-$1.29
Happiness by the kitchen sink-priceless!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Photo Day #8

A little retro cuteness.
Remember the word for 2010?
Things I learned in this project:
How to do a rolled hem on a serger.
How to do shirring.
Verry fun!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Photo Day #7

Hey mom! What's for dinner?
A nice, fat, juicy fist.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Photo Day #6

I'm used to cooking for an army.
Except that now the army either doesn't live here.
Doesn't show up to eat.
Or is on a crazy diet where he drinks shakes all day.

So what's a mom to do?
All this food is going into a ziplock bag-in the freezer-
So when I don't FEEL like cooking for an army.
Everyone will think I did!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Photo Day #5

Six months old today!
All bundled up for a morning walk
with mommy & grandma.
Not sure that he's too keen on the idea.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Photo Day #4

Sinkful of fresh lettuce straight from the garden.
There's nothing better than plain, crisp, cold greens with a squirt of ranch and a
dash of pepper.

Jan-Feb harvest- over 32 lbs of broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, peas and carrots.
And that's what I weighed.
But this season is ending---
Time for the tomato, squash, cucumber season.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Photo Day #3

Mending missionary pants.
Because that's what moms do.
I figure if I do it for ours, someone in Alaska will do it for mine.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Photo Day #2

Things I would probably not do if I lived in ordinary circumstances.
No, I didn't break it open, however, I gave it some good whacks and started the process. One of the ladies who I think has serious anger issues smacked the heck out of it for us.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Photo a Day

I've got a goal this month-stolen from my girls who have done or who are doing a photo-a-day each day of the month. I don't have the photographic skilz and talent that Jen has-but I'm giving this a try! So here's the first photo of the day for the month of March......
She said YES!
(see the bling?)