March 27, 2010

Ballet Time

Ballet Arizona is performing Classic Innovations today at the Orpheum and Josh and I are lucky enough to have tickets!! *JOY* Now if you know me, you know that I love classical ballet. When I say classical ballet I mean ballet in it's most technical/classical form. Yes, I am the one who is gawking at their feet and form and usually at the end of a ballet I couldn't tell you too much about the set or costumes but I'll probably ask you what you thought of the adagio or marvel about so and so's turnout. Luckily, Josh has been to the ballet with me enough to not only understand this about me, but to anticipate it, and therefore he always keeps a keen eye on the performance aspect for later discussion. The ballet we are going to today is going to be a blend of styles and I am pretty excited to be breaking from my norm. I know Julie Kent won't be gracing the stage of the Orpheum today but I can't help but reference the following clip for it's interesting and sometimes a bit unusual choreography. If you have 6 1/2 minutes watch it, it's breathtaking!!

On a side note, all of the rain we got has turned this place into a green desert : ) It's amazing how much life is teeming right below the surface of this usually barren desert. It's like a green carpet right now. - Thanks for the pics Jeremy!

Hello suburbia

March 21, 2010

Look what I see : )

How exciting, we have strawberries in the garden!!

and not a moment too soon as this little monster can't seem to get enough of them

Also, I'm not going to count my chickens before they hatch, but...if you have any good green bean recipes let me know. I have almost 20 healthy bean plants that are hopefully going to give me more than I know what to do with.

Spring Break

First day of spring break = girls day -- we had donuts for breakfast, went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D, had lunch, and went shopping. It was tons of fun and makes me soo excited for this summer.

For the rest of spring break we had family come in for a visit. We had Josh's sister and three extra kiddos in the house. We mostly hung around the house playing Mario Kart on the Wii, but we also went to the park to play and went swimming.

March 7, 2010

Gardening progress

What sunny weather we've been having. Yeah, the valley of the sun has been inundated by rain lately, so far this year we've gotten more rain than we had all last year. It's probably drowned some stuff so we'll just keep our fingers crossed that the damage is minimal.
Our crops are doing well, so far we have beans, zucchini, squash, okra, yellow peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, radishes, strawberries, and marigolds (our organic pest control method) showing with the hope that our peas, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower will soon make an appearance as well. We've also replanted basil, sage, lavender, chives, and flat leaf parsley to add to our herb garden. I'll keep you posted as it could get interesting once this erratic weather is replaced by our usual oven like atmosphere. Hope all is well.