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May 26 2010

In the Garden

Ryan and I decided to try our hand at gardening this year (since we have our own back yard and all) using the Square Foot Gardening method.

This is our garden today:

Well… that was what it looked like before I harvested our first crop of spinach!

Needless to say, dinner tonight was a spinach quesadilla.

And it was full of yum.

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Apr 23 2010

Purse for me, and a bunch of photos

I’ve been super busy at work, but have still made time to work on more birthday gift purses and sneak in one for me – I really like it! Mom helped me pick out the fabrics.

And now for photos of Jessica! The first one is one of my favorite pictures of her, ever.

Also, I recently got to take “my” boys out for birthday ice cream, each by themselves! We went to Coldstone, and both boys, oddly enough, picked bright blue cotton candy ice cream with gummy bears. You’d think they were related, or something.

And last but not least, we have some gorgeous flowers growing in our backyard! They have faded somewhat since I took these, so I’m glad I have them to remember how pretty it will be here every spring.

Aaaaaand that’s it for now. The next group of photos I post  will be of my awesome father-in-law’s band, the Sock Monkeys.

Yes, you read that right.

The Sock Monkeys.

Intrigued? You should be! Check back later for more…

Feb 26 2010

Building Garden Beds

Working on the garden boxes

Ryan and I are planning a vegetable garden this year, using the square foot gardening method. We want to plant three 4′ x 4′ raised beds, and decided to make boxes with a bottom panel as well, for a number of reasons. Of course, we wanted to do it as economically as possible, so we purchased three 4′ x 8′ panels of 3/4″ plywood and cut into pieces to construct three 4′ x 4′ x 1′ boxes. Ryan’s dad, Steve, helped us put them together in his warehouse. Here are some pictures I took during the epic construction process:

Ryan with a power tool (*swoon*)

Ryan and Steve discuss something important

Hottest man on the planet (*swoon again!*)

A finished box!

Loading three boxes of awesomeness into the truck

More photos on Flickr.