Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Visit from a Bloggy Buddy!

I was so excited when Angie, co-founder of iHeartFaces and her personal blog The Arthur Clan, tweeted me that she was going to be in Ann Arbor and we should find a time to meet! We've been bloggy friends since she happened upon one of my favorite blog posts I've written thus far. She just couldn't resist my charm!

Angie is an amazing photographer and has inspired me to take better pictures and see things differently than I did before. Of course, my pictures still suck, but at least they suck a little less than they did before! When you go see her post about our meeting, you will be treated to gorgeous photos of Midget and all of Angie's adorable little rugrats! You also get to see her lovely face and my super pasty skin. I'm actually a little pissed at her for not photoshopping a tan on me! C'mon Ang!! Put those mad skillz of yours to good use and make me a bronze goddess!! While you're at it--could you pretty please take another 10 lbs off of me in our picture? Preferably in the boobage area. Thankyouverymuch.

We decided to meet at a park where all the kids could play and we could capture some good shots. Well, where she could capture some good shots and I could take 90% of my photos in the wrong setting and give them all a blue tinge. Please also pay no attention to the fact that we met in the middle of July and it is now almost September! I told y'all I've been crazy busy!!

Angie's husband Bill, aka Sweatiepy, didn't come along and I'm convinced he was afraid I was going to lay the sarcasm smack down on him! Next time, you'd better bring it Billy Boy!

Midget and Weslea were instant friends and I've decided to bring Wes along with me on all future solo trips with Midge!

Of course, Midget was equally enamored with Angie and made herself right at home in Angie's lap.

Will and Wyatt spent most of the time like this:


And I got to meet the love of my life--WESTON! Oh geez, I love this kid!!

How do you ever say no to this face, Angie???

Friday, August 21, 2009

A New Business Venture

Apparently, Henry and Lucy Wiener have decided to go into business. Last year, they grew one and this year, they have increased their output exponentially. This year, they've planted four tomato plants out in our dog run.

Henry Wiener told me it was Lucy Wiener's idea to start a pasta sauce company. They've decided to name it "Crappy Wiener Sauce." They expect to quadruple their efforts again next year. Since they are dogs, they've hired me to be their manager on the condition that I get all the money and continue to feed them lots of tomatoes. Pretty sweet deal, if you ask me!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

My Yearbook Photos

I know I'm the last person on the planet to do this, but holy crow! My stomach still hurts from laughing at these! I especially like my 1970 picture where I'm all "Foxy Brown!" Hilarious, right??

Which one is your favorite?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our Houseguests

A week ago, the hubby notified me that we had a houseguest--a Mourning Dove. She had made her nest on top of the hose reel and had laid two little bitty eggs. Yesterday, both her little bitty chicks hatched!

Aren't they cute?? In an "Alien" sort of way...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The First Harvest!

All I have to say is, "I GREW THIS!!!"

*Crookneck Squash, Cucumber, Purple Kohlrabi, and Radishes*

For those of you who asked what Kohlrabi is--it is my favorite vegetable of all time! It's hard to explain, but it tastes and has the texture of peeled broccoli stem, but just a little bit more cabbage-ey (pretty sure that isn't a word, but it is now because I said so). You can eat it raw or cooked, but my favorite way to eat it is raw, sprinkled with a little salt. YUM!