Monday, May 25, 2009


Ever wonder how something so pretty could cause something not so pretty??
I love Gerbera Daisies. I think they are amazing. So I was super excited when I found some to plant this year. Last weekend Ryan and I decided to tackle the front yard and rake out all of the old faded bark in our flower beds.
We added new mulch, which turned out not to be the right mulch. And planted new plants and flowers. The mulch we wanted was the shredded kind. That kind is better because it eventually decomposes into dirt. The mulch we ended up with will have to be raked out again next year because it too will discolor and look nasty!
We are lucky that when we bought the house, all of the curbing and landscaping was finished, we just have to maintain it of course. We went through 15 bags of mulch just for the front yard. Yup...15 stinking bags!! Yup...we're officially broke. The back yard will have to be ugly for another year. Can't afford to do it! It will probably take 100 bags!
Anyway, back to my question at the beginning.....
Here's my pretty flowers...well some of them anyway. I didn't want to stand out front and take pictures of the house, I think our neighbors already think I'm crazy. I'll save that story for another day. haha...just kidding...I didn't do anything embarrassing!

Alright...ya ready?

This is what my back looked like last week a couple days after we finished our work out front.
I sunburned sooo bad my neck blistered! Lori...skip this part, since you're a nurse, you're probably really scolding me for not wearing sunscreen. :)

I usually never sunburn, but apparently my neck hasn't seen the light of day in quite some time because it was bad! A tomato I might have compared the color to...

For your viewing pleasure, my nasty peeling neck! EEW!

And for the record, aloe vera does not help as well as one may think.

Yes, I will wear sunscreen from now on. A neck that looks like this is just NOT attractive whatsoever.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My Sweet Lucy!

Many of you that know me, know that I LOVE animals. I think they are the absolute best! This is my little Lucy, as if I haven't posted pictures of her before! :) We bought a new patio set and Lucy obviously has claimed it as her own.
I took a few pictures of her because she just looked so cute setting there! She is my little baby!
We really had to get something because our patio isn't shaded at all and the sun just shines on it all day long. We have a trek deck and that stuff gets HOT! I kind of like it because I like the heat, but when it gets 100 + degrees outside....I'm not so sure I'm going to like it. So I'm glad we bought the matching umbrella.

Here is Lucy again, she is obviously annoyed that I keep flashing a camera in front of her face!

Not much has been going on in our lives. I hate to say it, because I might jinx myself, but life around here has been a little quiet. I shouldn't say that, I'm sure my husband is in the next room brewing up his next prank.... I'll be sure to let you all know when he pulls that off!
I'm getting better at the whole joke thing. The other day he ordered a new Scotty Cameron Head Cover for his putter. This head cover was a special edition released only for Cinco De Mayo. Well we thought they were all black, but apparently Scotty made some white ones as well. If you got the white one then you were lucky because they are selling on ebay for around $1000.00. Ryan was just SURE he was getting a white one. He had the head cover delivered to me at the bank. I got it on Wednesday and it was a black one, so I decided that I would call Ryan...and this is what I said, " Ryan, its Mille, I got your headcover today....and its a WHITE one!!" LONG PAUSE....."Just kidding!! Its black, see ya later!"
He was so ticked. He calls it the $1000 prank.
Ok, you probably didn't think it was funny, but I was just glad to do something to him!
Anyway, I've been awfully tired lately, and its only Thursday, so I'm headed to bed!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Picking your nose...

Today I am missing our little neice Lucy. She is just growing like a little weed! I was setting here thinking about her funny little antics and I was looking at her pictures on my computer. I came across a few that just made me giggle!
So please...enlighten yourself with a little girl at her best!
Here is a our dear little Lucy...picking her nose. What is it with kids and picking their noses? Don't get me wrong, I'm fairly certain that I used to pick my nose when I was young too, but now the thought runs through my mind...WHY? Why do little kids pick their noses?
There must be something gratifying about having a place to poke your little finger to remove that sticky slime to examine and then eat.
Ok, sorry, that was gross, but I can't help but wonder what goes through a 1 year olds mind. Of course I'm so old now I can't remember my own thoughts. I remember I used to be the bully cousin and dared my younger cousins to pick their noses and eat it. Yuck. Who ever taught me such a thing? Probably my brother. . . .
Anyway, I hope I haven't made your stomach churn, I'm just having one of those days, where I think about strange things, like little kids picking their noses.
Here is another picture of Emma playing with Lucy the dog, and if you look, you'll see little Lucy the Baby in the her best...picking her nose!

Happy Sunday!