A More General Summer Update

Well, I know I've skipped seven months on this silly blog and that's a lot of time to make up. I'll tell you what I've been doing lately: hanging out with the dog. And it's great. He's such a great dog and he's excited to be a big brother any day now. We've been trying to get him ready to be dethroned, but, as we always say, he's a dog. We found a CD of a baby crying and have been playing it for him. The first few times he was very interested and perked his ears and listened. After that he'd just go outside when we played it.
The most exciting thing all summer has been my garden, as mentioned in the last post. The worst thing all summer is a fairly new development. I receive calls several times a day asking if I'm in labor and so far, I haven't been. The worst offenders: our moms. They pride themselves in only calling once a day, but the copious text messages from our younger siblings are quite suspect. If I don't answer the phone (because I never answer the phone anyway) poor Steve gets called. I feel bad about it, but I sometimes let it happen anyway. He's wonderful.
And, lastly, although it hasn't happened yet, Sunday, August 16th 2009 is our 4th
anniversary of our marriage. Awwwww.

This was then

And this is now (well, in April)

And, just to post something wonderful, Jo and my dad switched places for a few minutes and it was wonderful. I'm just glad I was there to capture the moment.

Don't you love it?

I've Created Life!

The most exciting thing all summer has been my garden. It is a total success, in my opinion. We eat from it about every day and it's delicious. So far we've harvested: spinach, lettuce, green beans, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, roma tomatoes, some fancy kind of green tomatoes, zucchini squash, crookneck squash, and watermelon. We're still waiting on bell and jalipenio peppers, cantaloupes, and red onions. The only casualty: asparagus, which is interesting that I couldn't grow it because it grows as a weed in some places. And, on the plant, waiting to be eaten: artichokes! Lots of people told me they didn't think they could grow here, but here they are! (This is not a picture of one of my artichokes, but they do look like this!)