Sunday, June 26, 2016

housewife and her gardener.

Brock and I can't wait to build our house {that part is actually, I can't wait}, and have lots of land to build a garden {that's where brock comes in and gets excited about building again. only for the land/garden}
So, as a test run, to see if we were actually any good at this gardening thing, we built a 55' raised bed at our rental house and planted ourselves a garden. 
It has been so fun not only for us, but for the kids! They have just loved watching it grow. 

I have more herbs in my garden and my freezer than I know what to do with. 
I think their favorite thing is sampling the carrots straight out of the garden- dirt and all. 
I've been trying many new recipes to try and use as many of the fresh herbs as I can!
The littles run out the back door first thing in the morning to see what they can pick. 
The watermelons/cantaloupe/honeydew melons are planted along the side of the house and are almost ready. 
they also like to "work" in the garden.
{obviously ignore the pineapple.}
we are a semi-plant-based home as far as what we eat- so I LOVE being able to just go outside and see what I have in order to make dinner!
we accidentally planted a TON of pickling cucumber plants... so, I've become pretty good at making pickles ;)
love that the garden is just getting started! lots more hopefully in our future and I hope hads and beck continue to love it as much as we do!

Monday, June 20, 2016

cali girlie trip.

Hads and I met my mom out in SF to visit aunt ashley!
Hadley has been looking forward to this "girlie trip" for awhile now- she was beyond excited when the day finally came
 I never want to forget this moment on the plane- I laughed the ugly laugh that involves tears and trying desperately to be quiet and not disturb those around you.
I had filled up hadley's water cup with water before taken off- one of those with a spout that pops up- about an hour into the flight she reaches for it and pops it open- next thing I know there is a geyser going on beside me- water was shooting out of her water cup EVERYWHERE! Once I was able to get it closed i was laughing so hard only to look over and see hadley in shock. she had no idea what had happened and was soaking wet. Once I explained to her the concept of pressure and how the plane was pressurized etc she finally saw the same humor in the whole thing that I did- safe to say though, that every time from then on and on the way home that she wanted water, she made me open it
 hadley and nana are apparently on the same wavelength when it comes to sleeping- so they were both up at the crack of dawn and decided to walk down to the donut shop and bring us all back breakfast.
 Bisou and hads started just where they left off last time- best buds. 
 I was incredibly impressed with this gals ability to walk all over SF!
 Pedal boats!
 baby ducks
 Smores and hotdogs!
 Hadley found this while walking through golden gate park- it made all of us smile :)
 Loves herself some Uncle Pavi
ghiradelli square
 bread. lots of bread. especially when it's in cool animal shapes, like a turtle!
 when to see the sea lions- golden gate bridge, Alcatraz, you name it. Stuff we've all done before, but never gets old
 ash and pavi had set up an art studio in the garage for mom where she was working on paintings for their house- hadley of course had to get in on the action.
late night ice-cream runs!
then a sad, crack of dawn plane ride home.
we miss you guys already ... now come visit us!
hadley says it best,
"I love aunt ashley, I love her too too much!"