May 17, 2011

Is the iPhone worth it???

Grrr! My Blackberry is a huge pain in the butt! It's old and has to be re-booted about 5 times a day (not exaggerating) in order to send and receive texts, emails, twitter feed (very important : D), etc. I'm up for a renewal and the only thing keeping me from getting a new phone is the $200 price tag of the iPhone. I think they seem really cool, but $200 cool? I have a 160 gig iPod classic that I don't really use and I have an iPad that is freaking awesome and I love which I am constantly using and I can also use to Facetime. So do I spring for the iPhone, which I imagine I would probably love because it's a touch like my iPad or do I just spend $35 and get a new Blackberry. Thoughts??

Hope all is well, as always : ) XOXO -Amber

p.s. if you haven't tried Facetime you should, it's really cool!!!

May 16, 2011

Gardening ups and downs

The garden is in full swing!
We've got an heirloom moon and stars melon that's doing great!
The okra are struggling, but we've finally got seven plants so hopefully it will pick up a bit.
Early Girl tomatoes
Heirloom Black Russian tomatoes
Sweet 100's
Roma Tomatoes
Heirloom Green Zebra Tomatoes
Heirloom Brandywine Tomatoes
The heirloom Black Russian tomatoes grow very interestingly, the blossom end is on the side of the tomato as it grows.
This is a bit of a conundrum, our Roma tomato plant appears to have sweet 100's growing on it. Is it possible that they are cross pollinating each other.
Our beans are doing GREAT!! I almost didn't plant bush beans this year because of how bad they did last time I tried but I'm so glad I did!! We would have enough green beans to feed a large family on Thanksgiving if everything continues to grow at the pace we're at now : )
Our squash are doing okay. We've got baby round zucchini and yellow summer squash that are actually producing. Our pattypan squash plant is small and I'm not sure what's going on with it. I've fertilized it and am just going to wait it out I guess. My blue hubbard squash is getting big but there are no blossoms just yet. I've never grown a winter squash before so I'm not sure what to expect. From what I can tell, they aren't perpetual producers like summer squash so I'm not worried.

The Japanese eggplant is doing great!!
Hope all is well!! XOXO -Amber

May 13, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Goose!!

I can't believe my baby girl is 10 years old!! The past decade has been wonderful with my little Gelsey Goo. Am I still allowed to call her that since she's not really "little" anymore. She is turning into a beautiful and poised young woman and I am very proud of her. For her birthday celebration we got dressed up and had a dinner/dance party at home. Our stay at home dress up parties are some of my favorites and I think I'm not alone in that. We rocked out to the Aly and AJ station on Pandora, had hors d'oeuvres and broccoli cheddar soup for dinner, and danced our little hearts out.
What kind of birthday cake do you make for a girl who doesn't like cake?? A sundae bar : ) I think it's kind of funny that Gelsey doesn't like cake. I really dislike frosting (at least the store bought kind or that nasty stuff that comes on store bought cakes) and when I was a kid everyone always thought I was so strange for scraping all of the frosting off of my cake and just eating the rest. Gels is pretty decided in her tastes already as well.

Gels was also pretty happy with all of the gifts she received. Since it was her 10th birthday she got a cell phone and she was pretty jazzed about that. She picked out the LG cosmos touch which is a perfect phone for her. She also got a new Kindle that she was pretty happy about. Overall, it was a super birthday!!

Hope all is well!! XOXO -Amber