Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Faith singing baby Julia to sleep

We went on vacation last week to the great state of California. I am going to blog about it later, but wanted to put this video up of Faith singing to Julia. Julia was having a hard time on our hike. She was really tired and wouldn't stop crying. So, I stopped on the side of the trail and started rocking her. Faith started singing this song on her own. Sweet sisters!

video

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sweet times


I am writing this to keep some of these memories alive because they are so precious and because they may be forgotten over time. A few Sundays ago, I was helping lead worship at our church, the Boise Vineyard. While I was up there singing, Jason was holding Julia out in the congregation, and she saw me and started signing the sign for "milk". So sweet that she was able to see that her mama was up there and that she wanted me. After the service, Jason went to pick Faith up from Sunday school. I was singing at the end of the service too and right when it was over, Faith ran up on stage with the biggest smile on her face, saying, "Mommy, I want to sing with you!" Times like these bring me such joy and remind me of how impressionable these little girls that were given to me are! Sometimes it is really hard being a Mommy, but it is good to keep things in perspective and good to be reminded that I have the ABSOLUTE best job in the world! I love being a Mommy and love my little girls so much.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our Garden

Ok, this is the year of the garden. Last year, while great with child (Julia) and after giving birth to her, I had my first garden, consisting of tomatoes and basil. And I would say it did pretty well. I had so many tomatoes that we had pizza sauce for the next 6 months! This year, I decided I had a little more time and energy to more stuff. I planted 12 strawberry plants and have prepared a bed for some herbs. And the biggest thing is my square foot garden! I have already started mesclun lettuce, bibb lettuce, spinach, radishes, carrots, and onions in it. Broccoli, tomatoes, basil, and peppers that I have started inside are waiting until the last frost date to be planted outside! In addition to the above, I plan on growing swiss chard, zucchini and possibly sugar peas.

Here are a few pics of what we have been up to with our garden! Here Faith is raking the area we are going to put the raised beds that Jason built.



And here, Faith is initiating the beautiful 4 x 4 boxes Jason built for our garden.



Me, mixing the soil to put in the beds...



Mixing more dirt



The finished product



Faith and Julia working in the garden






over a week later...sprouts...!