Saturday, November 14, 2009

Halloween picture

Testing a blog post from my phone

My Neglected Garden

I started the summer with good intentions of having a bountiful garden.  But having my first attempt at a garden occur during one of the hottest, driest summers on Austin was a big downfall for me.   About the only successful plant was basil, which so far has yielded 2 dinners of pesto pasta.  Today I finally ventured out to the garden, ready to pull out the tomato plants that didn't produce one tomato over the summer.  I was surprised to find that there are a bunch of flowers and 3 little  green tomatoes.  So I decided to let them go and see what I can get before the cooler weather strikes.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What, it's July already??

Yes, it's been a while since I've posted anything on my blog. I got sidetracked with Facebook and have been posting a lot of photos and status updates there. A few days ago I wasn't able to pull up Facebook at work (every other website I went to was fine) and I realized I'm a serious addict. I felt like I was going through withdrawals not being able to see people's status updates every few hours. If you aren't connected with me there yet look me up!

In an effort to renew my blog and keep people in touch with me, I've updated the template and added a few new widgets. One of them is Loopt. It's a mapping service that uses the GPS on my phone, then lets me post a picture and status linked to the location. I was a little hesitant to sign up for something that tracks using my phone, but I've been very happy with the service and privacy set-ups. You'll see my Loopt Journal at the bottom of my blog, with map points and comments from the last few places that I've noted.

I've also linked my blog with Facebook Notes. So now my entries are automatically posted (in case you are reading it on Facebook only). Then for those not much into Facebook, I've added a widget here on my blog that lists my last few status updates from that network.

We've had a pretty low-key summer, with a few trips to the pool and some visits to grandma & grandpa's house. In a couple weeks we are going to Great Wolf Resort for a family reunion and are looking forward to that trip.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Our little buckwheat

So we made it through the holidays and the new year. We've even celebrated Kathryn's 2nd birthday already! And she is proving to be a big girl, not only in height but also attitude.

Although we tried to give up papi to Santa without success, just a few weeks later she did it on her own terms. Last Sunday I forgot to take it to church, but she was so exhausted that she fell asleep on the way home. Then that night she told me "papi Santa" and laid down on her pillow and went to sleep. She did ask about it a couple times over the next few nights, but after reminding her that Santa had it she would go to sleep. So after going "cold turkey" we don't have to worry about papi anymore.

Kathryn is getting to be more talkative these days. One thing that I think is really cute is that she says "otay". And she loves to sing "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" and her "ABCs".

We are getting ready to celebrate Mikhael's 4th birthday. I'm sure that I will have some stories to share about him over the next month.