Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
3. Clean out my garage. :(
Hopefully I can knock all of these things off my list plus some. What are YOU planning on doing this summer?
But one flower I AM definitely familiar with is the hydrangea. The hydrangea was our wedding flower and how appropriate is it that our one year anniversary is coming up soon. Here are the beautiful hydrangeas that are blooming in our yard!
We also have a handful of roses and lilies to choose from. Although I do not know their exact name, I do know that these roses are unique - I have actually never seen any quite like them.As you can see, I have my work cut out for me to keep up with all that's growing around here! I think my next purchase will be a Gardening For Dummies book. It's hard to compete with the former owner. She definitely knew what she was doing. I am excited to learn all about gardening! My goal is to one day have my own vegetable garden, too. :) Hope you enjoyed a mini tour of our backyard.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My husband is in desperate need of a new vehicle. After his Pathfinder was stolen last year (then we got it back), it has not run the same since. My "plan" was to buy him a new truck and surprise him for our one year...but it didn't exactly happen that way. So even though it wasn't a surprise, Buie DID get a much needed new vehicle this weekend. He picked out a 2008 Ford F-150. Here are a few pictures of him and his new ride.
So far Buie is really enjoying his new wheels. Last night, when we got back from the Ford dealership, he asked me if I wanted to open MY anniversary present. Well, what girl doesn't like gifts, so, of course I said yes!! And this is what I got! :) A Tiffany-style lamp! I have seriously wanted one of these since I was a little girl! So far, this anniversary celebration is going GREAT! And we still have like 8 days til the ACTUAL day!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Echeveria peacockiiphoto via flickr
Echeveria imbricataphoto via flickr
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Hibotan"photo via flickr
photo via flickr
All of these plants are beautiful separately but TOGETHER they make quite the arrangement.
First things first. Start with a pot. I picked a rectangular one that I already had laying around the house. Make sure it has proper drainage holes in the bottom like this one.Fill the container most of the way up to the top with potting soil. I used Organic Miracle Grow for inside potting. Then arrange your plants in any way you wish! I chose to use five plants in this container. And it turned out great!
I couldn't quite fit all of the plants in this container so I grabbed a few more containers and filled those too! This Aloe plant wasn't looking to great so I repotted it in this fancy pot. Hopefully it will love its new home and start to perk up soon. Overall, I was pleased with my first succulent and cactus purchase at Home Depot. After potting these new plants, don't forget to water! And if you have a dog, they make good "watch dogs" as our Conner is demonstrating here.
I can't wait to see how these new little guys do in their new pot!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By sponsoring a child, I will enable my child to have opportunities...
- The opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus
- The opportunity to receive an education
- The opportunity to be healthy
- The opportunity to develop self-confidence and social skills
Well, let's see him already! ...
After waiting anxiously for an envelope from Compassion International, it FINALLY arrived with this picture enclosed.
His name is Alexander and he's from Nicaragua. Isn't he adorable? We are calling him "Alex" for short. I am looking forward to sharing stories and pictures with him. Please remember Alex is your prayers.
Will you consider sponsoring a child for just $38 dollars a month! If 38 dollars is out of your budget consider splitting this monthly cost with a friend, roommate or co-worker. By splitting with just four people, your monthly sponsorship would be LESS THAN $10!! And you would be impacting a child for a lifetime! Please think about this opportunity!
Here are a few pics of my family from the weekend...
me and my oldest brother, Chris! This was the first time seeing him since CHRISTMAS!