Sunday, June 19, 2011

Let Wedding Season Begin!

2011 marks the biggest year of wedding travels for the Clapp's.  We have 4 weddings coming up later this summer, 3 of which are out of state.  And to kick it all off, I attended the first wedding festivity of the year a couple weekends ago in the Windy City!  I'm so glad I was able to attend the Bachelorette and Wedding Showers of one of my bestie's, Heather.  I knew that when this day came it would be quite an occassion and huge celebration.  I'm so lucky to have met her my freshmen year in the Cramer dorm back at would have been so uneventful without this girl to keep us all entertained.  The weekend was full of some great memories, and hilarious pictures- which I've decided not to share on this blog.  But it did make for a wonderful "Book of Shame" for Heatha- something I'm sure she WON'T be showing her kiddo's one day, but it was so fun to spend time putting it together and remembering all the wonderful, crazy memories we have together.

Less than two months from now this girl will be a married lady, and I'm so honored to be a part of the big day!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

How does your garden grow?

This gardening stuff is SO new to me, but I must say that I'm enjoying the idea of growing our own veggies in our backyard.  We spent Mother's Day weekend tilling up our garden spot and planting all kinds of stuff: 2 types of lettuce, spinach, bok choy, snap peas, cilantro, basil, sage, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, 2 types of bell peppers, carrots and onion.  Adam worked his butt of tilling it up with just a shovel, and I'm upset I didn't pull out the camera to show all his hard work.

This is the mess that we started with a couple years when we purchased the house.  We cleaned it up immediately, but never got around to planting anything.  (It's right up against our garage, fyi)

And this was right after planting, just a few weeks ago:

And here's a picture of the plot today:

I definitely don't have a green thumb, so any advice you have on keeping a garden would be much appreciated.  We've already learned that we planted the peppers and tomatoes too early- but everyone else at the store was buying them so I thought we'd be ok!  :)  Guess you can't go by that.

And I just learned during this post that we need to cover up that terrible paint job from the previous owner by planting some vines up the side of the garage.  Do home projects ever end?

The next big outdoor project is the our backyard revamp!  Can't wait to have it all cleaned up.