Weekend highlights.

Monday, May 17, 2010

This weekend was perfect - long, slow, restful, and spent with my love.

I did some crafting.
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Admired roses from my mom's garden.IMG_4405
Squeezed fresh limeade.IMG_3698
Enjoyed my new favorite snack - roasted green beans with sea salt. Yum.IMG_4203
This little guy helped me with weeding (the never-ending job). IMG_4375
Do little boys come out of the womb loving dirt? 
I think they must.IMG_4381
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Somehow I can grow weeds up to my waist but can't seem to keep a flower alive to save my life.IMG_4382
But we are attempting a vegetable garden (and need your prayers).
Shawn built the frame, filled it with 3 huge scoops of topsoil, and mixed in our compost.
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Don't be deceived. He did way more work than I did.
Although I must say, I never thought I'd choose to be barefoot in heaps of dirt... and enjoy it.
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This space will soon be filled with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapeƱos, squash, strawberries, potatoes, onions, asparagus, and the like. Wish us luck!IMG_4465
Some other highlights not captured through my lens:
- My love led worship at the First Family on Sunday morning. I was so proud of him and his heart for worship. It came through beautifully.
- I woke from my Sunday afternoon nap to see Shawn leaping after a fly, swatter in hand. "Die!" he yelled, right before the fly's imminent death/Shawn's victory. I had to laugh.


Hope your weekend was glorious, too. :)

5 comments:

  1. I completely understand your frustration, Whitney. I can't seem to keep any of my flowers alive either... I'm sure your garden will do great!

    I was wondering how you get your pictures so big on the blog. I updated my blog settings to post the pictures on the largest scale, but it hasn't helped... any ideas?

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  2. Katie,

    I use Flickr, which has been a great (and free) resource. I basically upload my photos to Flickr in the size I want them to be on the blog (680x483 pixels). There's a free Flickr uploader you can download for that. Then once they're on Flickr, I click on the picture, then click "all sizes" to find the largest size. Right under there, you can find the HTML code and I just copy and paste that into my blog.

    I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have questions along the way. It doesn't take any more time to do it this way and you have bigger pictures!

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  3. Whitney, my parents just converted to raised beds for their garden. They love it so far! My dad is even growing potatoes in an old whiskey barrel. I hope you have many wonderful veggies! They love it so far...the beans are already showing!

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  4. NICE! That's what we should have done...& a 6 ft fence to protect from BIG jackrabbits & deer!

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  5. i'm curious to know what your craft was...? :)

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