Here is a pic of my three tomato plants. Actually, there’s four, but two of them are planted very close together. The tomatoes pictured here have been eaten days ago, either by me or Silas, who likes to pick them and eat them immediately, before coming back into the house. They are delicious! It’s amazing how much better homegrown tomatoes are than store bought ones.
I never actually made a nice little garden or landscaped around the plants, but I think I’ll do that next year.
I also have a raspberry bush, which is yielding many juicy raspberries, which both Silas and Brianna like to pick and eat. It’s a lot of fun, and I think next year I’ll plant a few more raspberry bushes, and hopefully an apple tree. Above is a pic of an unripe cluster of raspberries from our raspberry bush.
When we bought our house, the whole interior was painted with an ivory color, which is okay, but not our first choice. We haven’t painted any walls since we moved in two years ago, so I figured it was time we paint something.
We used the color Stone Hearth by Behr paint.
I thought the lights looked really cool against a dark wall.
That’s it! It was more work than I thought it’d be, because in the bathroom there are so many things to tape and paint around, but it was worth it! Looking forward to our next project, which will probably be Silas’ room.
My parents recently bought us a playset for our backyard, and my Dad and Brian put it together when they were visiting us. The kids just love it, and like playing on it several times per day. I think it looks great, and is going to be a lot of fun for them. It has three swings, a little clubhouse, a bench & table to sit at or serve drinks from, an upper level, a slide, and monkey bars.
Here are a few pics of the playset being built:
The final product! We need about another yard of mulch, which we are picking up next week.
Here’s the door to the clubhouse, and Silas is sitting at the bench with the table.
On Saturday we went to Amish Country with a few ladies from the church. It was a lot of fun. It’s nice to just be together and have time to talk and stuff. We went shopping at a few different shopping areas, and ate at an Amish restaurant twice.
A pic of one of the areas we were shopping in.
(Picture by Noemi Cannon)
All of us at the Amish restaurant. From left to right: Sis. Noemi, Aunt Norma, me, Brianna, Brandy, Braedon, Sis. Miranda, Sis. Gomez, Sis. Linda, Sis. Browning, Brenda, Mom Holdren, Zacky, Sis. Smith and Kim.
Zacky and Kim at the restaurant.
Brianna’s first Amish Country trip!
It was lots of fun, especially at this one store, which I don’t know the name, which had 3 levels, and lots of awesome home decorations. It was really, really, cool. I bought something for my fireplace mantel from there. 🙂
I recently got a few things for Silas and Brianna’s rooms that they needed.
For Silas, I got a decorative pillow to go on his bedspread, because his bedspread is just 2 shades of blue, and pretty plain on its own. I also got him a light blue canvas tote bucket thing to go on the piece of his side table that sticks out. Silas is using it to store his books in. See below:
Silas’ bed and side table.
Silas’ new pillow for his bedspread.
I know it’s a little late, but I finally got Brianna a mobile!