Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Garden Project- update

We have had about three days of ridiculously crazy weather here... bright, sunny, hot all day... then torrential thunder storms at night. So I haven't been able to go water my garden, even though I have felt like a drug addict with withdrawls... I haven't been able to go and water and prune and weed and love my little plants and veggies.

So imagine my surprise when I headed over there yesterday to check the garden and saw how much plants can grow with a few days of consecutive heat, sun and lots of rain!

Instead of blabbing to death about what I found... I'm just gonna show you....

I'm soo giddy!!!!

The First Harvest

I feel like a little kid!!!  I am giddy and its all because of a few sugar snap peas!!!  Silly... Yes, I know... BUT I grew these ALL ON MY OWN!  Yup, the first harvest from my own garden. 

Aren't they beautiful? 

Let me tell you, they are D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!

I realize that its not a huge bunch, but 21 and there were just as many if not more on the vines still fattening up.  So I decided I couldn't wait anymore and I just had to harvest these. 

The peas are sweet as sugar, and they are ginormous!!!  What?! You don't believe me???  Ok, then just take a look at these...

oh, still not impressed.... well then, how about these?

All the peas were this size!!!

I put them into a potato salad with tuna, raw just like you see.  Let me tell you they were the best peas I have tasted in a LONG time! 

No, I didn't take a picture of the salad... I was too anxious to eat it to remember to take out the camera!

Hopefully I will be harvesting tomatoes and peppers soon!


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Glorious

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Just glorious!!!!

Happy Wednesday!


Saturday, July 17, 2010


I have been soooo bad at posting these past few weeks!  OMG, I think I haven't posted about a "real" post since like the 4th of July!!!!

So I'm gonna give you a quasi update, because I have in my mind written up great posts with lots of pics... but alas, none have made it here... so you will get a smidgen of what I wanted to write about.

Sound good??? I'm guessing so if you're still reading!
Let's start with the 4th of July... we spent the day at the beach.  I'd like to say that the water was warm and I swam like a fish... BUT this is the NORTH ATLANTIC, the water is NEVER warm.  So no water for me!  I detest ice cold water... I am more of a tropical beach kind of girl.  The kids on the other hand, they will swim in a vat of ice water!

Although after sitting in the car for 2 HOURS to reach the beach, I was seriously considering jumping into the ocean... NOT!!!!

Oh and for those of you that pay like $5 to pay to park at the beach... check this out!

Yes, that does say $15 for parking... and that was the CHEAP parking!  These spots required walking like a mile to the actual beach!!!!  The parking spots closer were all full but they were charging a whopping $30 the day!!!!  Robbers, all of them... now how do I go about purchasing an open lot at the beach? hmmmm....

Here we are getting a little restless as we crept towards the water front...

Tyler was the first to jump in the ocean... that boy loves the water... cold or not!

Then Carlos put Sebastian into the ocean....

Umm.... this is ok... I think.....

daddy I really don't think I like this......


My poor baby is like me.... only likes tropical beaches!

Isabel enjoying the beach with her friend Andrea...

Sebas enjoying the beach blanket much more than the water!

This was Sebastian's first time (well second if you don't count when we took him in October to Santa Marta, Colombia!)  and he loved playing in the sand.

Who doesn't love to be buried in the sand???

I love this pic...

Sunset on the way home from the beach... I love the sunsets at the beach so beautiful!

I like the way Isabel took this picture and you can see her in the rearview mirror of my car.

The aftermath!!!  Tyler crashed not 10 minutes after we reached my cousin's house!  Poor kid played hard and crashed just as hard!

Although... how on earth does one fall asleep in this pose????

So there is a bit of our 4th of July weekend.... next post will catch you up some more!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Veggies....

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Friday, July 9, 2010

A new give-away....

Fishing and Wishing

I saw another really cool give-away over at Fishing and Wishing  its for some really cute hand made childrens clothing, made by Totsndots at Etsy.   Honestly, is there anything better than hand made clothing???  You can see the care and love that goes into all pieces.  Here are the ones I like the most...

Aren't these just adorable!!!  I can sooooo see Sebastian sportin' one of these outfits! 

If you're interested hop on over to Mel's blog and join in the give-away.... and don't forget to say you read about it here!!!!


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Garden Project- Month 2 1/2

It's been a few weeks since I updated on my garden, and let me tell you it has been growing like crazy!  To be honest I never really thought that everything I planted would actually grow... BUT I have tomatoes and a few teeny tiny peppers, my zukes are all flowery, my cukes are all flowery, my carrots and beets are getting bigger (well at least the parts I can see!)

So really what else can I tell you???  How 'bout some pics... because a picture is worth a thousand words, right?   These pics were all taken on the 4th of July....

This is the flower that are on the snap peas, aren't they beautiful?

This is the first bloom on my cucumbers, as of yesterday the entire row of cucumbers were flowering!

Can you see all the yellow flowers on the plants?? by' my calculations I'm gonna have like 300 zucchinis!!!

The tops of my beets...

Can you see the tops of the carrots in the back of the pic?

The lettuce and broccoli... I'm still trying to figure out how the broccoli plants work because they don't really look like broccoli to me yet...

LOOK!!!  How cute is this little green pepper???

The largest of my little tomatoes, these have me the most excited as I love fresh tomatoes!

A quick count gave me about 15-20 tomatoes so far!

So there you have it, my little garden is starting to burst with yumminess!!!!

As the veggies get bigger and begin to ripen, I will post more pics... so stay tuned for more pics!