Saturday, August 30, 2008

More harvest...

So, I have so enjoyed my container gardening adventure this summer. I've learned alot and hope that next year is more productive, but so far, it's been pretty slim. I have tons of tomatoes growing, but not sure if they will all ripen before it gets too cold. We've had maybe 4 zucchinis a couple of strawberries, and 2 tomatoes. I have a forest of mint & basil, the only thing that really grew well. We got 5-6 baby carrots which were delicious, and went right into dinner one night. I can't wait for someday to have a real garden, but for now, this little experiment has been fun. I just hope to improve next year.

Issaquah Farmers Market

My sister in law AJ and I have been adventurous this summer, and decided to sell our crafty creations at our local farmers market. It hasn't been real profitable, but it sure has been fun to spend Saturdays selling our goods. I'm not sure we've even broke even yet, but it's so fun when someone buys your stuff. I pretty much just do bows, and she does a bunch of other cute crafty stuff: baby legs, onesies, button holders envelopes, aprons, placemats, pee-pee tee-pees, and much more. It's been fun. We both set up an etsy shop too if anyone is interested. Click to see AJ's here, and mine here.

Bye Bye Bug...

Well, we decided that we could live with just one car, so we are selling the bug today. It's very bittersweet. It was my first car, I bought it just after I got my first teaching job, Shane & I took it on our honeymoon, and we've loved it for so long. Although on the other hand, I'm thrilled, that I won't have to haul a toddler in and out of the back seat anymore. That was never a practical idea. A guy in our ward is buying it for his teenager daughter, and she is thrilled. At least we know that it is going to a good home and will be well loved. So many great memories.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

5 Years!

Wow, we've made it five years. :) Our anniversary was yesterday, so we spent the night in downtown Bellevue. It was so fun! Emma stayed with Uncle Jake & Aunt AJ, and had a ball. We wet out to eat at Maggianos, finally saw Dark Night, watched Prince Caspian and Kung Fu Panda in our room, and went bowling at the new Lucky Strike at Lincoln Square. It was very fun. So sad, we couldn't stay longer, but it sure was nice to relax a bit and celebrate.

Monday, August 18, 2008

FHE tonight


Yesterday in our primary class, we talked about Captain Moroni and the Title of Liberty, and we made little personal flags about what we thought was most important to us. So tonight for FHE, we made a little more detailed one with Emma. It turned into more of a "what we are grateful for" idea. Emma said she was grateful for waffles and the temple. Shane made Emma say the Tahoe, and I had to fight him off not to include his tools. Anyway, it was fun. :) We haven't always been the best at FHE, but we're trying more now that Emma is bigger, and it really is such a fun time to sing songs and be together. It's now hanging on our fridge with all Emma's other important artwork. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Zoo day with the cousins!

We went to the zoo last week with Grandma Reckling and the cousins, it was so fun. Emma even got to ride the carousel for the first time. We had a great time, and none of the kids got too tired, it was great! :)

Thanks Aunt AJ!

Emma was super lucky to be able to spend this summer playing with Aunt AJ while I was teaching at BCC. It was like Emma had her own private pre-school, they sang, danced, colored, learned letters, went to the park, and just loved each other all summer! We couldn't have asked for anyone better to watch her, and Emma will always remember this time with her. AJ you have superpowers, and we are so lucky to have you so close to us!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Motorcyle Accidents = Emergency Room

So, I blogged about Shane's motorcycle accident a week ago, and he had just been limping all week, but yesterday afternoon, while chasing Emma at the park, he hurt his knee again. It had been getting better, but he really jarred it last night. So we spent the evening at the ER in Issaquah. (Which by the way is the most beautiful and amazing ER ever!) We had Emma with us, so she got to choose a beanie-baby to keep, they brought her kids books, and juice and snacks. All of the doctors and staff were amazing. We checked in, got a private room immediately, and only had to wait a little while. I'm grateful we're so close to fabulous medical care. Anyway, Shane gets to wear a brace all week, and is supposed to be on crutches (we'll see how long that lasts). He's going to see a bone/joint specialist this week to see if the ligament in his knee is stretched or torn...Hopefully, nothing major. A fun Sunday evening adventure. :)