Monday, April 27, 2009

Party at the pond...

Have I mentioned how sweet Josh is?? He threw me a birthday party Saturday at the pond! About 30 friends showed up and we had a blast. We bbq'd, fished and hung out by the bonfire that night. I'm kinda dreading this year because I'm getting closer to 30 and I am the anti-aging queen but everyone told me I look about 23 so that made me feel waaaaaaay better! haha!

I tried not to take pictures and relax a little, but there were too many Kodak moments to miss.

Anna-Vaughn and Derek:

I think the dogs thought it was their birthday party!

Amber and Zeke:

Chip's shirt was the topic of conversation:

Everyone had a great time:

Rusty and Zeke:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My rave of the week...

Naked Juice.

I started getting sick Sunday morning with a sore throat and congestion in my chest. Everyone knows that's not fun. Anyway, so yesterday morning on my way to work I stop at the gas station for some juice. I come across Naked juice, which I had tried before but they are SOOOO expensive (about $4 for 15.2 oz) so I don't buy them regularly. No preservatives, nothing man-made, strictly fruit juice. In fact, each bottle has about 3-4 servings of fruit. I'm not a huge fruit fan but this stuff is AMAZING! I bought 4 of them and drank two yesterday. I woke up this morning and felt so much better, yay! Of course, Naked juice doesn't get all the credit (since i was drinking tons of water and taking Vitamins like crazy) but it probably should get a large portion. I will definitely keep this in my routine, even if it's one or two a week!

Monday, April 20, 2009

God carries us through...

One of my coworkers has just been diagnosed with the early stages of cancer. She finds out on the 28th exactly what type (they think it's uterine), what the treatment will be, and the exact stage she's in. Please pray for Kathy. We all know God is awesome, loving, and he takes care of us and she is sure a believer! As my favorite quote goes "if God can take care of the universe, he can take care of me." I truly believe this and her attitude has been so great about it. I've sat next to her for the last 4 hours since she's found out and she hasn't said one negative thing. You really have to respect and be proud of someone like that.

My worst nightmare!

Well, I haven't posted a blog in a while but I finally found something to blog about.

Exhibit A:

Yes, it's a black widow.

Josh found her hiding in a pvc pipe on Thursday. She's been in this baby food jar since then and was still alive yesterday when I checked on her.

Talk about creepy! I was a little nervous holding the jar.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Funniest thing I've seen all week! Explicit lyrics...!!!

Mom, just skip this one! We were watching this with Dr. Landry today. It's so hilarious!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"The Ranch"

We've been spending alot of time out there. Josh has been clearing the levee with his bobcat and I have been tending to my flower and veggie gardens (omg, I'm twice the nerd I was before). Here's the new jogging path:

We transplanted 4 japanese plum trees along the levee Sunday. I hope the little buggers do ok! Here's one of them:

Lantana grows like crazy out there so I had to snap a few photos!

We even have a good view of the scary tree house that the previous owners built. The first time we found this, there was a raccoon hiding in it and it scared the poo out of Josh. It was one of the funniest moments we ever had!!!

Sian even found a hole in the base of a tree that she thought was very interesting. I couldn't stop laughing! As soon as I learn how to upload videos on this thing, I'll post it!

We rested by my favorite little live oak tree....

And then I accidentally found "Oscar" as I put my hand 2 inches from his face. We let him live because we figured he'd eat the bugs and mice:

Saw a bird with an extremely long tail:

And ended the weekend cooking a yummy duck and sausage gumbo that was probably the best I'd ever made!

PS...I'll post pics of the garden soon. We spent all day Saturday transplanting all 46 corn plants (that I grew from seed thank you!), okra, peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, blueberry bushes, orange and komquat trees. We were soooooo tired!


Not a very interesting bird as you may know but for some reason every day at around 6:00p.m. white egrets go and sleep on this group of trees at Josh's property. I always seem to forget my camera when we go out there but lately I've been trying to remember. I think it's weird and cool at the same time. It seems to make the birds happy to go to that exact spot every single day. I couldn't get too close because the slightest sneeze and they will fly away. The trees are along the canal and maybe they just feel safe because there are no houses nearby.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spring is upon us!

We get to celebrate new life! :)

Here are some pictures I took at Tractor supply the other day. They are selling baby chicks and baby bunnies........oh, my heart! I love spring time and it reminds me how precious life is and how beautiful our planet really is.