Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

For the last week, I have been checking my own blog numerous times each day, always expecting it to be different. Updated. Changed. Blogged on. Something. 

I have come to the conclusion that if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. 

So let's have us a little Ten on Tuesday, and then maybe my neglected blog will stop haunting me. 

1. Check this bad boy out. 

Nope, that's not a local you-pick farm. 

That's my in-laws "garden." Ha! 

180 feet of strawberries, broccoli, onions, cabbage, carrots, etc. 

It's been a few years since our last garden and this time I helped plant it, so that makes me like an... honorary farmer. 

If you don't hear from me again this summer, send someone out to search the broccoli row.

2. Speaking of produce, I recently found out about the big secret everyone's been keeping. 

Bountiful Baskets!  Seriously, who knew it could be so exciting to go pick up a mystery basket of fruits and vegetables each week? You just get on their website on Monday, pay for your basket ($15 for a normal basket, $25 for organic) and Saturday morning you go pick up a beautiful selection of fruits and veggies. 

You never know quite what you'll get, but it's always great and it's helped both my grocery bill and my creativity as I learn to use up what I have. This board on Pinterest has also been particularly helpful when it comes to recipe ideas. 

My kids get a kick out it too. 

This is Haydn letting me know he's pleased with the strawberries.
Not so much with the veggies.

3.  I'm so happy that spring is finally upon us. If you are already in full-blown summer weather, please don't tell me, I may cry.

We had a couple weeks of gorgeous weather at the end of April and it made my backyard trees perk right up. 

But all those pretty white petals on the pear trees only last so long. 

One big gust of wind, and suddenly it's snowing in May...

4. This is the last week of school for my big boys!!! 

Yes, you read that right. I used three exclamation points on that one, because I need to express some serious excitement folks. Remind me of this at the end of NEXT week if I tell you I'm going nuts.  

So, last week was spirit week. 

On day one, Greyson went as Thor (thank you, internet, for free printables of paper Thor helmets) and Haydn's class had a "pajama" theme. 

Because every 10-year-old boy wants to go to school in his pajamas. 

He was much more enthusiastic about nerd day. 

He came up with his costume entirely on his own, and was pleased with it, so I chose not to ask why he thinks nerds have Beiber hair and wear Green Lantern masks. 

5. A certain little guy turned three on May 5th. 

Can you believe it? Three years with B. I have too much to say on that subject, it needs a post all its own. 

6. My friend Connie and I set up a photo booth for Mother's Day at church and took almost 400 photos. Lots of work, totally worth it. 

7. Raise your hand if you're excited about preschool boys, who were cooped up all winter, being able to go outside again. 

8. Check out the fun little desk I found on Craigslist last weekend (solid wood, supposedly from the 1940's)

It's just the right size for my computer and inspired me to get my whole office cleaned up and re-arranged, which is the only reason I'm sitting here blogging now. 

9. This picture makes me ridiculously happy every time I look at it. 

10. Tonight, Brecken found an ant in his room and carefully carried it outside while loudly declaring, "Dis is my best fwend. Guys, dis is my best fwend!" 

Then five minutes later he came in, brushed his hands together and said, "I just killed my best fwend. Guys, I just killed my best fwend!" 

And there ya go. Ten things on Tuesday that have been backing up my mental blogging queue. I feel better now. 


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  2. I have missed reading your blog!!! I love all the photos, especially the mothers day ones! What an awesome idea! =)

  3. I love the Mother's Day booth idea! Great pictures too!

  4. You are so FUN! I love your pictures. So Bountiful Baskets...do you go to Spokane to get yours? I haven't seen a local pick up place.

  5. I've missed your posts!!!! You always keep it real and you always make me smile. Happy Birthday to your sweet babe who is now such a big boy :)

  6. This was going to be THE week I finally started Bountiful Baskets, but since I am the world's best procrastinator, I missed out again. I have a pick-up site several blocks from me, so I have no good excuse. And I really wanted those 8 lbs. of strawberries for $11!

    That last little bit needs a cameo in a Kid History video, dontcha think?

  7. YOU.ARE.SPECTACULAR! And so is your beloved family. Love that you blogged... I'm a bit blog-jammed with thoughts too... Blessings & Love!

  8. Oh, I am so glad you are back! Are you ready to guest post for me? Whaddya say? I love love LOVE reading your post.
    I haven't been ignoring you. I just haven't been checking my reader lately! It's so great to have you back!

  9. I'm supposed to be in bed, sleeping cause I am getting sick )-: but saw you posted and couldn't skip enjoying it before I went to bed. LOVE that last pic....wow

  10. Chic an dstylish! follow each other darling? Kisses


  11. great pictures! Your children are adorable. What a happy family!


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