Monday, March 31, 2008

How YOU doin'?

Our kitten Vince chillin' in front of the fireplace on Sunday night:

Dads told him it would be the last fire of the season, so he really got into it:

How does your garden grow?

Well, hopefully we'll have a colorful garden this summer... I planted 113 plants this weekend, and my elbow is sore!

64 pansies out front and in the window boxes:

29 lillies planted around the fences in the backyard:

8 dwarf lillies in the backyard flower beds:

And 4 clematis to vine around the lamp post

Mission accomplished

Ricardo spent the weekend building me a raised garden bed for my vegtable garden. (What a good husband!) First step: removing some ugly ol' bushes:


Railroad ties in place, now we just needs some dirt and plants. Bonnie-cat thinks we just built her a huge litter box. She approves.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happening NOW!

A picture tells a thousand words... Ricardo, Wolf Blitzer & Jen on the set of the SITUATION ROOM:

Last night we were in the Situation Room! Our friend Dave brought us, and it was fantastic.

When we first got there we were sent to the Green Room (yes, it was green). Then Dave brought us into the studio, and they were live on air with James Carville and Tom Dashle. I almost died! Finally I got to see the Ragin' Cajun in person!

Dave introduced us to Wolf during the first commercial break, and he was so nice. We're total news junkies, so this was just fantastic (as you can tell from the silly grins on our faces in the photo).

We got to visit the control room, which was also really cool. And we saw all the reporters in the studio -- they were all so tiny in person, and it's funny to see who has to stand on boxes because they're so short.

When we got our picture taken we all said "Happening NOW" instead of "cheese". And after we took the photo Ricardo asked Wolf if this photo was going to be in our hometown paper tomorrow (if you don't watch the show you won't get that).

Anyway, the whole thing was SO cool!

Monday, March 17, 2008

BBQ blowout

Our neighbors and I had quite a party this weekend in our backyard...

Ricardo chilling before the guests arrive.

Dave & Jen: the grillmasters

The spread: jambalaya, smoked ribs and a crawfish boil

Jen's chicken yakitori

The crawfish boil

Jen loves her dessert: grilled pineapple

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring has Sprung

Yesterday we finally had the first few flowers bloom in our garden.