“Mine’s got too many churries”

May 30, 2007

If you can’t watch the whole thing, at least enjoy the theme song!

Planet unicorn, heyyy …


Here’s something you don’t see every day …

May 30, 2007

As I was leaving the house this morning, I heard a loud rumbling sound coming from across the street. I was picking dead blooms off the petunias when I realized the sound was getting louder. I turned just in time to see the Goodyear Blimp emerging from behind the treetops.

As Dixon would say, “How ’bout that?”



Memorial Day Weekend

May 29, 2007

We went to Fayetteville for the weekend to visit my sister and her husband, who just moved into their new house. With my folks in Ohio visiting Grandma, we thought Amy and Rich could use a hand with the kids. It’s hard enough to unpack and get organized without having little ones to look after.

We brought Lola with us. She thought she had died and gone to heaven — my parents’ yard is a squirrel-fest:

The babies are just adorable, as always. Dixon will repeat back just about anything he hears. Because he loves his “Papa” (my dad) so much, he walks around sounding exactly like him. When he sees something interesting he says, “How ’bout that?” and “Cool, huh?”

Abigail is 7 weeks old and is all smiles and coos. She likes to study faces and say “ooh” a lot. (She also likes to poop in my lap, but all is forgiven.)

Some more photos from the weekend:

Axel F and Avocados

May 29, 2007

This just cracked me up on “Family Guy” the other night:

A few weeks ago, I made guacamole and saved the avocado pits to grow in the windowsill. That was around the end of April, so I named them Michele (Patrick’s sister, whose birthday is April 29) and Amy (my sister, whose birthday is April 30).

Not much going on yet, but within the next few weeks they should be sprouting into wee avocado trees.

Great Video

May 25, 2007

I already loved this song, but it’s even better with the video.

Can you believe they did this in one take?

Look how they all hide at the end!

Garden of Weedin’

May 24, 2007

When we moved into our house about a year ago, the yard was full of beautiful flowers. Knowing very little about gardening, I was scared to death I would accidentally kill them all. But between a lot of reading, a little luck and a fair amount of pestering the neighbors for advice, I’m happy to say the garden is looking pretty good.


This is mint. Para mesclar los mojitos.


Clematis next to our back patio. Seriously, have you ever seen anything so lovely?


This corner of the yard we lovingly refer to as “Boo Boo Park.” That square is the grave marker Patrick made when we had to put our sweet kitty to sleep. That’s impatiens and English ivy in the pots.


When we moved in, I almost tore out all the roses. I’d heard they were high-maintenance and I was pretty sure they would die in my care. Plus, they’re all thorny and kind of a pain. Thank goodness I didn’t give up so easy!


This is a perfect rosebud. Her four backup dancers are about to bust wide open too!


That’s at least seven buds, about to blast open right in fromt of our living room window.


Purple petunias! These smell so good.


Baby-pink impatiens on the porch.

I never would have guessed that the smell of dirt could be so much fun!

All the cool kids are doing it.

May 24, 2007

Blogging, that is. I keep waiting for this whole blog thing to pass, like Rubik’s Cubes and Furbies. But everywhere I turn there’s an article about how you’re a Luddite loser if you don’t have one. So here it is.

While trying to figure out which blog site to use, I stumbled across a lot of random ones — college students writing about their internships, moms writing about their funny children, word nerds like myself logging every errant apostrophe they find. Total strangers, just going about their mundane lives, prattling on about whatever is on their mind and posting artsy little pictures of things they see around town.

I can do that.