July 31, 2011

July Daily: 31

Today we headed home around noon. For dinner tonight we thought we should eat some of our corn that we started to grow. 

I went to see if we had anymore green beans growing but there were none. I did pull a carrot out and was so excited that it was huge! I could not believe it... I ended up shouting to the boys saying; "That a carrot grew."

Jon, the boys and I all tasted the carrot and thought it was great. I even got a photo of them trying to eat the rest of the carrot off. It was cute... Hank was not sure about it but wanted to try to get more of the carrot off. 

Shooter just wanted to eat the whole thing and was pulling like it was a tug a war. 

While dinner was cooking on the grill Jon and I pulled weeds in the backyard. It was to the point to where you could not see the hostas at all. 

Well we had Beer can chicken tonight. we tried some of the corn and it was not good. I think that it was not done yet. I think that I will get corn from the store from now on... Hope everyone had a great weekend!

July Daily: 30

 On Saturday my mom came down to go to the DMV with me to get the boat trailer register. We went to a couple of stores afterwards. Then I started on our yard. Everything was so over grown that it need a good trim. I spent a good 3 hours just making the bushes look good. It was too hot to be out there but I needed to get it done. 

Later that night we headed up north to see Jon's brother. It was a great time hanging out with everyone that night. 

July Daily: 29

Friday night was a busy one for us. Jon had two of his friends coming over. One friends wanted to borrow the motorcycle jack and the other was dropping his car off to have Jon work on it. It was a fun night. 

July 28, 2011

July Daily: 28

Tonight Jon and I picked our first green pepper. We also picked some more green beans tonight. We ended up using the pepper tonight for dinner. We have have 7-10 of them still on the plant. I cannot wait until they are all finished. 

I put together meatball kabobs with green peppers and rice. It was so filling. It was raining this morning and Shooter and Hank did not like it. Before I left for work I wanted them to go out and of course they did not. I was worried on what the house would look like when I got off from work. They were good boys and did not ruin anything. Right now we have two of our neighbors over hanging out and talking with Jon. Well off to spend time with hubby!

July 27, 2011

July Daily: 27

Today I spent the whole day working on my forecast for an upcoming ad at work. I was exhausted by the time that I got home. I was at a lost for what I was going to make for dinner tonight but I ended up making Sloppy Joes. It was yummy! I make two different types; regular and ones that are in the biscuits. I use to make these all the time back at home. Jon and I are watching TV. I am also doing laundry as well. There are too many things that I need to do but I will get them done somehow. Hank is running around the house with his toys. I think that is he favorite thing to do. He is so silly. Shooter is just watching from a distance. Well Hank lasted about 5 minutes running around the house. I think he will crash soon. 

July 26, 2011

July Daily: 26

Today was a busy day at work. My foot has been hurting a little since the wedding this weekend but I think that was the first time really walking etc without my hard boot. So it makes sense. I still have to go grocery shopping so I ended up making Jon Hole in the bread for dinner. He also had three pieces of garlic bread that I had made last night as well...

I ended up making scrambled eggs with sausage and green peppers. It was so yummy. I even had leftovers for tomorrow morning for breakfast. Jon ended up looking at a car tonight as a side job but he has to take it into work to hook it up to a scanner to see what is actually wrong with it. The lady just wants it to pass emissions. i hope he can make some money off of this... Well time to relax with hubby! 

July 25, 2011

July Daily: 25

Today Jon and I went back to work. It was a busy one. At least it was not too hot out. Our neighbor had stopped over last night to give us some of this homemade spaghetti sauce. It was really really good! Thank you Nick! I was super surprised that he made it but I think that he is quick the cook. 

I also made some homemade garlic bread for us to eat as well. I am able to move around a little better than three weeks ago so I started weeding the front yard. I was able to even get Jon out in the back yard to help pull some weeks. Now Jon is upstairs on the computer while I am downstairs watching Pawn Stars. Well off to bed soon. Hope everyone had a good Monday. 

July 24, 2011

July Daily: 24

Today was a long day. I guess Shooter and Hank had a rough weekend at my mom's house. There were thunderstorms all weekend long. I felt bad for them and my mom. They do not do well in storms. there is a lot of panting, shaking, sweaty paws. and drooling. Shooter and Hank were finally able to relax today since there were no storms. Shooter enjoyed just laying on the patio. Jon and I missed them so much. It was the first time that we have been away from them for three days! 

Today I found more Japanese Beetles on my bushes. They are not as bad as last year but they are still bad and eating my bushes. These bugs really creep me out. yesterday while taking photos with the bride I had one fly into my ear. It was the weirdest thing.

We have cherry tomatoes growing. I hope these actually turn red unlike the ones that we had last year that never turned red. 

We have an ear of corn! We actually have 3 or 4 ears growing. I cannot wait to actually try it!

This photo is a little fuzzy but you can see that we have three green peppers growing on this plant. We have a ton growing right now. They are producing earlier than last year but I cannot wait. 

Since we have not gone to the store to get anything we made grill cheese and french fries. It was plain and simple but yummy. Jon and I have been watching movies all day long. Now we are just relaxing ready to go to bed shortly. 

July Daily: 23

On Saturday all the bridesmaids were together and got ready. It was a great time getting ready together and spending the whole day together. Here we are in the limo headed to the ceremony.

Jon and I all dressed up! I think we clean up nice!

Happily new married couple! During the whole ceremony Jon and I were crying through the whole thing. This couple are so in love you can feel it whenever you are with them! Congrats you two! Jon and I love you both.

Jon and I at the after the wedding at the hotel. Had a great time at their wedding! Thank you Christina and Jeff!

July Daily: 22

On Friday we headed out to Geneva to celebrate our best friends wedding. It was a blast! We had the rehearsal dinner at Villa Verone. It was where our friends got engaged at. 

July 21, 2011

July Daily: 21

Tonight was an easy night for dinner just pizza. We are cleaning up around the house now. Do not have much to say other than it is going to be a fun filled weekend! Yeah!

July 20, 2011

July Daily: 20

Today was another hot day. Poor Jon another day of sweating. We had a simple dinner tonight. A cheeseburger and baked potato. While the baked potatoes were in the oven we had a power surge. I was on the phone with my mom and I started to notice that the cable box was going on and off. Then all of a sudden I heard the air conditioner was sounding funny. So I turned off the AC because I had no clue what was going on and was just going to wait until Jon came home later. Our AC is working fine now which I am super happy about since I do not think I could sleep without it working. Glad we can relax not sweating like we did our first year when we did not have AC. Happy Wednesday!

July 19, 2011

July Daily: 19

Today I went into work early so that I could make up my hours. Today was really really hot out. I felt so bad for Hubby since he had to work in the heat on hot cars. I came home to call Att to cancel our services and talked to my mom on the phone. I started to water the grass again since it was hot out. Jon came home to take a cold shower before dinner. We had Easy Parmesan Chicken Fingers. They were ok I think that I dried them out by leaving them in the oven too long. Oh well at least the french fries were good. Well time to relax with my boys.

July 18, 2011

July Daily: 18

Today we switched back over to Comcast. I was not happy with how the tech was late to the appointment but when I called Comcast they are putting a credit on our account. I am in love with our land line. I think it is pretty cool that when you have the TV on and someone calls it shows up on the TV. I am amused by the little things. For dinner tonight we ended up having Dinnertime Quesadillas. It was pretty interesting since I ended up trying to use the flat iron griddle and then it started to smoke and all the fire alarms went off for probably 10-15 minutes. Jon was not happy. I think that is that last time that I use the flat iron griddle. Right now we are watching TV with the boys sleeping next to us. Hope everyone had a better day than I did...

July 17, 2011

July Daily: 17

Sunday I did some more cleaning while Jon was busy working on his bike. I organized some of our cabinets, cleaned the dining room table, the kitchen and living room. I was happy to have a clean house since I have not been able to really clean it in three weeks. I ended up making cinnamon rolls for breakfast . We also went to Wal-Mart to buy our first house phone. Tomorrow we are going back to Comcast since it was really cheap for us to switch to. For dinner tonight we had BLT's with french fries. It was really yummy! Sad to see this weekend fly by but excited for the up coming weekend ahead of us!

July Daily: 16

Saturday was a bust day for me. I started to clean the house but took it easy since I am still not quite better yet. I did a lot of laundry since we had it everywhere in our bedroom. The boys and I tried to to take a nap before Jon got home from work but I could not sleep. Later that night Jon and I went to his co-worders house for a party. This is their cat Taz. He is such a good cat. He reminds me of a cat that my parents us to have named Kitty. When we were there I ended up getting a misquote bite on my forehead so that looks really nice. 

July 15, 2011

July Daily: 15

It's Friday! Yeah! I came home to water the lawn again. Our yard has not been looking too hot lately. The grass and plants need the water but since I had a broken foot and in a cast it was hard for me to make our yard look the best as it has in previous years. But it looks like it is coming around so that is all that matters to us. Hopefully in a week or two it will look a whole lot better and then I can work in the yard and weed etc. Can't wait. 

July Daily: 14

Every night during the summer these 2 boys are always saying HI to Jon and I when we go into the backyard. They are so cute. They are now tall enough to peek over the fence. It is a blast to have a conversation with them. They make Jon and I laugh! The older boy keeps asking Jon if we have seen any frogs in our backyard. On his birthday one year Jon caught three frogs for him and it was so cute to see his facial expressions when Jon brought them over. 

For dinner we had Pork Chops with green bean from the garden and roasted whole potatoes. It was so good! I still cannot believe that the green beans came from our garden! We have a ton of them growing and hopefully we can have a bunch of them for later in the year. Today I ended up getting my cast off and it felt so good to actually take a shower normally! It hurts a little but not bad. I know have a walking bootie so its a plus! I got back in three weeks to see how it is feeling! I hope it is healed by that time!

July 13, 2011

July Daily: 13

Only one more day until I get my cast off. Super excited. I cannot wait to see what I actually get. I hope that it is healing correctly so that I do not have to get another cast on. Tonight we ended up having Chicken-Parmesan Bundles for dinner. It was good. Jon ended up really liking it. I will have to make it again. Tonight I am watering the grass since it looks like it is dying... We also had some person come by for lawn service so I have to get on it. Last night I ended up finding out that we have Japanese Beetle in my rose bushes and other bushes that we have around the patio. Time to spray and get rid of them. 

July 12, 2011

July Daily: 12

Tonight was Taco Tuesday! Today was a long hot day at work. We actually had Walking Tacos for lunch at work. It's where you take a bag of Fritos and put chili, cheese and sour cream in it. They are pretty good. The First I tried them I was not sure about it but once I ate it, it was not too bad. I came home to work on work stuff. Busy day at work for me. It is sprinkling right now while I write this post. Hopefully it will cool everything off. Jon is busy with the boat now. He has finished the back section of the boat and now is working on the middle area. Hopefully we get the paperwork back before it's too late to go on the boat...Happy Tuesday! Hope your day is going better than mine...

July 11, 2011

July Daily: 11

Back to the daily grind. It was Monday and I really did not want to get up this morning but I did. This morning we had a really bad storm roll through. Lucky we did not get it as bad as others. At least it watered all the plants so I did not have to. For dinner tonight we had Warm Steak and Potato Salad. Jon did not have it this way but it was really yummy. I was shocked. I started reading more of my book that I got last week and it is making think more and more of how to set up my photos. I think this is going to be a good thing. I am still working on my website to finalize everything. Hopefully by the end of the week it will be finished. 

July Daily: 10

On Sunday we went to Route 66 Speedway for NHRA. It was a blast hot and sticky but it was a lot of fun. We had a ton of new people that went with us this year and it was fun to watch them light up with laughter when the dragsters went flying by. 

By the end of the day I ended up using Jon's T-shirt to cover my cast and found an extra chair for me to sit in by the track. I wish that I did not have the cast on but this Thursday we shall see if I get another cast put back on or if I get some other thing. Super excited. 

Me and Hubby having a blast at the races! Happy Sunday! Hope everyone had a good weekend.

July Daily: 9

Saturday was a busy day. I went to the salon to get my hair done. Then I started to clean around the house since we were having guests over this weekend. I ended going to look at the garden and found that we had a whole bunch of green beans read to be picked off the vine. Jon did not pick them until a couple days later but I was shocked how many we got. I cannot wait to try them this week. 

July 8, 2011

July Daily: 8

Super excited for today! I got my copy of Plate to Pixel by Helene Dujardin. I do not know where to begin when reading this book. I want to just jump in and start shooting. But I know I have to be patient and take baby steps. I have started reading the book and hopefully this will excel my photographs to a whole new game. Super excited. Also, Jon ended up getting two teeth pulled today Poor guy. I hope he feels better soon. I hate when he is blah around the house. Crossing fingers!

July Daily: 7

On Thursday Jon was off and worked around the house. He ended up placing more bricks along the driveway. It ended up looking up really nice. Now the water will not keep eroding away the dirt. Hopefully this works but who knows. We shall see once it rains again if this works. 

Jon ended up putting some extra bricks in the backyard. Since we cannot fix this garbage can in our garage we had to put it outside. Not happy that it is in front of the window but we have no other choice. Now we need to figure out where to put the recycling bin as well. I do not think that it's going to fix oh well. I guess we will have to squeeze it into the garage somehow. 

Jon ended up making up dinner last night. He wanted to have Buffalo Mac and Cheese. I like it but it is way to spicy for me. I ended up just having the Mac and Cheese. I gave the chicken to Jon so that he could have it. The noodles were still spicy but they were a lot better than chicken. 

July 6, 2011

July Daily: 6

We had Broccoli-Cheddar Chicken Bundle for dinner. They were really yummy! We also had pierogies as well. I cannot believe that it is already Wednesday. I feel like I have not done anything since I got home from work. Not good. I have so much to do this weekend to get ready for guests to stay over that I do not know where to begin. Hopefully Jon will help me out tomorrow since he is off from work. Right Now Jon and I are watching Kingpin. I have not seen this movie in years and it is so funny. 

July 5, 2011

July Daily: 5

Today was the first day back to work after a three day weekend. This week is going to fly by. I ended up making Homemade pizza with rib meat and leftover beer can chicken that we had last week. It was actually pretty tasty. After dinner Jon and I went to the grocery store to pick up a few items. Now we are at home relaxing and watching TV.

July 4, 2011

July Daily: 4

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! Hope everyone had a great day. Jon, the boys and I just stayed home and relaxed. We found some carrots starting to grow. It was pretty neat to see. Jon actually tasted one and said it tasted like dirt. I thought it was funny. 

Shooter and Hank LOVE carrots. I thought it was funny that I put some in his collar and took this photo. 

Shooter and Hank want to say Happy Fourth to everyone as well! I thought this was such a cute photo of Shooter. My baby!

Jon and I made Ribs for dinner tonight. Even though I really do not like ribs they were so good! Thank you to our good friends for this recipe! I love when they fall off the bone.