Saturday, May 9, 2015

a business

Paul and I are starting a business, we are not really sure what direction we are going to go, or what we plan on doing exactly, but we have been talking about it a lot recently, and we will be chronicling our attempts on the this blog.  In fact the blog might even be the business.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

snakes

I HATE THEM.

Blackberries

We have a BUNCH of blackberries growing around our yard.  Tuesday I made a smoothie and some jam...and we've got more that will be ripe soon...yumm!

Garden Boxes

Our first garden box is blooming (not flowers), the plants are growing well.  I was a little bit nervous because just a few days after we transplanted the seeds we left for California (can I still call it home?) for 9 days...but thank you florida for the rain, and sister missionaries for your help because the plants all survived our absence. pictures soon.  Paul has started garden box #2 but its hard to find time for anything.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday

Thursday seems to somehow be the hardest day of the week for me.  Emotionally that is I am drained and tired.  Friday I work and somehow that is both exhausting and energizing but Thursdays are tough.

Monday, March 23, 2015

update

We are reading Rough Stone Rolling.  It is a history of Joseph Smith, I have oft had it recommended. So far we are enjoying it, Paul and I are reading it out loud to each other.

Paul finished building our first garden box, we are now working on getting dirt and we have seeds all germinated and ready to plant, Paul is working on building a few more but we are happy to have one done!

We are expecting baby #2 in mid-october, I have not been quite as sick as with Sylvia but nevertheless I have plenty of nausea...and occasional vomiting....can't wait to be further along.

We spend all our money at home depot and lowes...set-up costs.

We NEED a new fridge.

It is spring here and we have lots of flowers in our yard...thank your former owners, it is truly glorious.

We love the house we bought.

We have a lot of projects to do on the house we bought.

We bought a manual lawn mower and its pretty fun to use...it is not a perfect cut, but does a pretty good job.

We finally got a composting bin, hopefully we will be successful.

I (well all the nurses where I work) got a raise :) and patient ratios have been much better, my job is 20 times better now, I feel like I can give much better care because I have fewer patients.

Paul got a small bonus and raise...much appreciated.

In the process of buying wood our windshield was somehow cracked :(

We spoke in church on Sunday (3/22) it seemed to go really well, I enjoyed writing the talk.

Sylvia is one! and walking! and warbling!  and SOOOO cute, really I can't even handle how cute.

So those are some updates on our family. As my sisters keep telling me, I am living the dream.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

sylvia stands

without help or holding onto anything she standing all the time, now she needs the courage to take a step