Monday, March 1, 2010


Hello from Texas!

I'm in Dallas all week for work. I flew in this afternoon and will be here until Friday morning - so hopefully I will catch up on my blogging since I will be done everyday by 5pm!

This past weekend it really started to feel like Spring. It was in the low 60s and sunny and beautiful. We took full advantage of the weather and decided to do a little gardening/landscaping. Our neighborhood has absolutely no trees and that is the one thing I hate. So we bought our first tree - a Robinson Crabapple. I called my mom and told her what kind of tree it was and she said she had never heard of it! I was under the impression that this was a fairly common tree, and the lady at Callaway's told me they grow pretty fast. It is already about 7 feet tall. It's supposed to bloom pretty pink flowers. My mom told me that we should have gotten a Bradford Pear - well now we know! All we did was dig a big hole, put some fertilizer in it and then put the tree in and covered the hole. Apparently we were supposed to "pull out" the roots so they would take to the ground...well we didn't do that. We also planted some mammoth sunflowers that are supposed to grow like 12 feet tall, but my mom also said that she has been planting those sunflowers for twenty years and she's never seen them sprout. My mother has wayyy more of a green thumb than I ever will so I am pretty sure that if she can't make a sunflower grow then I definitely can't! Needless to say, I don't think our tree or the sunflowers will live long (if at all) this season.

My old high school is having a huge garage sale this weekend and Danny really wants to go. It's funny because I don't think I have ever attended this garage sale before even though I went to school there. I guess when you get older you understand the meaning of "hidden treasures" that you can find at thrift stores, garage sales, etc.

I wanted to share some pictures from Danny's trip to Costa Rica. He went over Christmas break and was there for two weeks. His entire family (immediate and extended) still live in Costa Rica. This was his first time to see everyone in over a year. This is a picture of his sweet little cousin, Christopher.

I have been begging Danny to get some of his baby pictures, so he got this one of when he was like 2 or 3 years old. How cute!

This is his entire family waiting to greet him when he arrived from the airport. He comes from a huge family!

Danny and one of his precious nephews...

In front of a waterfall in the jungle

More to come later this week! Have a wonderful day!


{Louisiana.Bride} said...

I just found your blog through Kelly's Korner and love it. I saw that your grandmother is from Natchez, that is actually where I'm from. Hope you have a great week.

Taryn said...

Hopping over from Kelly's Korner! I am just like you - the OPPOSITE of a green thumb! Good luck with that tree :)

Lynn said...

Your dad and I know what a crabapple tree is, we just have never heard of the type you bought.

Lil' Woman said...

Hey girl...
I finally found your new address, I was looking thru my blogroll the other day and saw that you hadn't updated in awhile (on your old blog addy) and then today I was looking through my post and reading about the fire and saw your comment that you changed the address.....errrr duh me...I'm glad to be reconnected with you.

Amy said...

What great pictures! I have no idea how to plant ANYTHING! Jeffrey is the green thumb in our family....he loves all that kind of stuff....I just like to LOOK at it! :)