Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July and catching up!

Life has been so busy lately! I swear I don’t know where the summer has gone. We’ve been busy with yard work and baby preparation. The yard work is never ending (Dave’s project), but I’m at the point this summer where I can’t help with much of it any more.

Our garden is doing well, we get a little bowl full of strawberries about every other day, we have some green tomatoes growing, killer onions, a few peppers and some green raspberries that are going to be so tasty! Our strawberries are small, but so tasty!

Dave decided several months ago what our front yard really needed was a raised flower bed in the front, so we’ve been slowly putting that in. The structure is put together, now all it needs is to be filled with dirt and for us to replant our daffodil bulbs in it (waiting for the fall to tackle that project). It looks good so far, but will look even better when we get something flowering in there.

We’ve now got most of the baby prep done (my project). We bought a curtain rod a few weeks ago while on an Ikea shopping trip with my Aunt Kathryn ($15). She was visiting from North Carolina while dropping her son Emil off at college, and of course that warranted a trip to the big blue store! So now I just need to get the curtains and put them on the rod, and everything is pretty much done in there.

This weekend we took a trip down to the Cabin for the 4th of July. It was relaxing and fun, although the drive was killer! And I want to do this again in 2 weeks?  We did a little hiking, searched for petrified wood (got a huge piece for the front yard), visited with my mom’s side of the family (Sunday BBQ with the uncles, aunts, and grandparents), and generally relaxed.

We went down to Kanarriville Falls and got to go see the waterfall and slot canyon. It was our first time going, and it’s definitely a hike we’ll want to do again when I’m not pregnant. We hiked up to the first falls, and even trekked up the make shift ladder to the second falls, but didn’t complete the 3 total miles of the trail (it was 104 out and by that point were in serious need of some Dairy Queen). 

Also, we had my niece Andrea with us, and although she loved the water, she had a harder time with the heat and the hike, so we didn’t want to stay too long!

So things have been pretty crazy for us! Work’s been pretty rough for me lately, which consumes a lot of my time and energy, but in 4 – 5 weeks I’ll get a long break from that. So I’m just hanging in there for now. I can survive another month! Crazy that we’ll have a baby in about a month!


  1. Phew! I can't believe you went on that hike in that heat. Bleeccch. It will be much more fun the next time around, I'm sure. Are you coming back down in a couple weeks?! I know what you mean--even just sitting at that stage of pregnancy is so uncomfortable.

    I am jealous of your strawberries. That is a nice flower bed you built, too.

  2. Yeah, Dave's brother is getting married in St George on the 16th, so as long as the Dr gives me the go ahead, we'll be heading down next Friday for the weekend! We saw a movie last night and just sitting in the theater for 2 hours was painful... I'm so not excited to do the drive again, but it will be worth it for the wedding.