Monday, May 21, 2007

The Wanderer

This was the scene during the last leg of my drive home from New Hampshire (the Cross Bronx Expressway!). We have been quite the travelers over the last few weeks.

Last week Claudio and I spent driving through the Adirondacks. Unfortunately we don't really have any pictures because we accidently left our camera at the hotel the first night of the trip and they mailed it back to our house. I did get some pics of my grandparents old summer house in Mahopac. They will be in a later post. NY state was beautiful and we had a wonderful time visiting with friends (Gina and the Moorehouse's), seeing the Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Lake George, Lake Placid, Potsdam, Howe Caverns, etc etc...

This weekend I went up to visit my dear friend Jess in New Hampshire. It is always a breath of fresh air to be with her and spend time with other Catholics. I am hoping to get some pics from this trip (I always forget to take!) and will post them later.

I am home for the rest of the week, but leave Friday for VA to visit my father and then the next weekend to N. PA for a family party at my cousin's. This time of year is always so busy!

What is everyone else up to??

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Prodigal Bloggers

Achemm.....yeah....So we have been a little busy. The extraordinarily condensed version is. We had a crazy winter, didn't find a house in an area we wanted, got an offer on our house that fell through, dealt with some medical issues, took our house off the market, and decided, "Hey, ya know what? Mt. Holly is a really nice town....and gosh our house is cute!" So we are staying here and making the most of our meager least for the time being :)

Below are some pictures of our yard. We are just getting our stuff in the ground.

These are the forget-me-nots we planted for Lavinia Calliope

Here are the first of our tomatos. We have Roma and Cherry. We will probably get a few more plants...although last year our few plants yielded quite a crop! And also notice my solar frog. He glows at night and sits on the stump of some long forgotten tree :) To the far left are our raspberries which are taking over our yard...and we LOVE it.

Here are our raspberries. We totally cut them back last fall, but they are coming back even more full this Spring. Hopefully the birds won't get all the berries before we do this time! Anyone have suggestions for how to keep the birds away from your berries??

Here is the darling Farmer Cla!!! Posing alongside our strawberries :) We started out with just a few plants a couple years ago and they spread each summer too...they have even crossed the fence into my neighbors yard, but he said that was just fine. Again I hope we get some before the birds do!

And finally the long awaited picture of my pink and yellow golashes!!! AND THE DREADED DENIM JUMPER!!!!!!! That was just for you Jess ;)