You may remember, last year I didn't have much success with my tomato plants - three plants, lots of little yellow flowers, and not a single tomato! I decided to try one more time, and planted one tomato plant this year - in a pot this time. Well, ever since I planted it I've been watching and watching, and it seemed like it was going to be a repeat of last year. I finally gave up and continued watering it but never really looking closely in hopes of finding tomatos.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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Monday, July 13, 2009
Last night some friends and I decided to play hooky from church and have a pool party instead (I know, shame on us!). Since I'm taking care of her pool and animals while she ran off with a band to San Diego (hee hee), Genny said I could have some people over to enjoy her pool. Let me tell you, it was nice! Once the sun went down it wasn't too hot; the water felt great; the hotdogs on the grill were yummy; and we all had a lot of fun just fellowshipping together. Dia and Egbert brought their two little ones, Solana and C-Mac, and they were the life of the party. Amy and Norman got into a dunking match, which caused quite a bit of laughter. And the dive/flip/cannonball contest was quite humorous. I didn't join in, since my attempt at a flip the day before resulted in a rather painful back-flop. Oww!
self-portrait attempt: don't you love her cherry-stained face? Josh lounging while playing on his phone
Uh-oh, Amy, I think you're trapped!
Posted by Barb at 9:22 AM
Monday, July 6, 2009
On Sunday, we decided to stop in Austin on our way home for a visit to the Capital. I had never been there before. We of course were very touristy, taking pics inside the dome. At one point, I climbed to the highest point that visitors allowed, on the third ring; Taryn climbed to the second level, and Amy climbed to the first. Amanda stayed on the bottom and took our picture -cool!
Posted by Barb at 10:36 AM
On Thursday night, the final Stars Under the Stars movie of 2009 was "Top Gun". My friends were quite shocked that I made it to the ripe old age of 32 without ever seeing "Top Gun" - can you imagine?! Well, I've seen it now! We headed downtown for dinner at my favorite saloon, Billy Miner's (actually, probably the only saloon I've ever frequent) and then the show. The weather was quite hot, but thankfully cooled down some once the sun went down. The movie was good, and really cool to see on a big screen. And the company, some of my dearest friends in Fort Worth, was wonderful. Too bad they only do Stars Under the Stars until the beginning of July, because it's lots of fun. But it would probably be way too hot in July and August.
Posted by Barb at 10:24 AM
Thursday, July 2, 2009
This weekend we celebrate what is probably my favorite holiday aside from Christmas - Independence Day! Now, I know as a Christian I should probably say Easter is my favorite - and I do love what Easter represents, obviously. The freedom that the United States celebrates on the 4th of July is nothing compared to the freedom that believers experience by sharing in the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But, I must admit, the 4th of July is my favorite. I love all the summertime traditions that go along with it, from swimming in the hot summer sun, to barbeques, to small-town parades, to extravagant fireworks displays in the nation's Capital. I love to dress up in my red, white, and blue, sing patriotic songs, and wave my little American flag. I just can't help myself - I LOVE THE 4TH OF JULY!
Here's wishing you a fabulous Independence Day weekend, full of fun, food, flags, friends, family, and fireworks!
Posted by Barb at 2:50 PM