Monthly archives: August, 2008

show and tell part 2

Here is our garden spider. No photoshop here. And I have $5 that he can eat rick’s spider.  Click for the super ugly zoom shot



New Photo Gallery!

So I have never really liked the way the old photo gallery worked. Being the web geek, and photo nerd that I am, I found a new way of making the photos work.  Check out the new gallery here: http://photos.mattandstephaniesblog.com/  or visit the photos page link up top.  Some new features: • Thumbnails with Hover for…



Tomatoes!

The first tomatoes of the season are finally here!  My garden didn’t produce the early season tomatoes we should get in Arizona around May/June.  I was shocked my plants made it through July and August, and managed to produce some fruit.  I tasted one yesterday and let’s just say it was worth the wait!  



Friday Update 8/29/08

Adoption Update: Our agency didn’t have any referrals this week, it has been since the week of 7/11/08 since the last set of referrals and probably none for the next couple of weeks. Running and Push-Up Updates:  Let’s not talk about exercise this week. Pets: Carter has a favorite room in the house and it is…



Scary Lightning

  Wow are we having a massive storm. I mean the biggest lightning storm of the year.  I was daring enough to go out with the new camera The new birthday lens was great. Thanks to all made that happen for me! Here are some pics that I took      



Overwhelmed

Recently I have been feeling very overwhelmed with my commitment to the Carbon Account Challenge and feeling guilty from what I had learned in that first month. I was very frustrated with the fact that the efforts we had made to make our lives a more sustainable one had not come as far as I…



The first pickled okra of the season

Yep I pickled okra this afternoon. I also pickled some more banana peppers and made bread. It was a busy afternoon in the kitchen!



Show and Tell

After my Friday Update last week, my Uncle Rick thought he would share one of the spiders that lives in his garden. Yikes! I am glad I don’t have any of those. Anyone else want to share the creatures that live in their garden?



Friday Update 8/22/08

Adoption Update: Our agency didn’t have any referrals this week, it has been since the week of 7/11/08 since the last set of referrals. 🙁 Highchair I scored off of Craigslist for Tom or Jerry (of course, Jackson gave it a test run for us) Running Update: I didn’t run at all this week. I…



gas costs on a bike

i thought this was funny. 



Blog Action Day

I decided to participate in blog action day and figured I better post about it here so I remember to have my post done by October 15. Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day….



Eden Reforestation Project – Ethiopia

Thanks to Kellie for posting about Eden Reforestation Project – Ethiopia. I had looked a while back for a tree planting program in Ethiopia and hadn’t stumbled upon Eden’s website. I am so happy to have read her post today because reforestation in Ethiopia covers two of my greatest passions, taking care of the earth…



Friday Update 8/15/08

Adoption Update:  Our agency didn’t have any referrals this week, it has been since the week of 7/11/08 since the last set of referrals.  So, they have to be coming soon, right?  This isn’t all that unusual with international adoption.  I do like it better when the line is moving, but I am not very…



Christian Emoticons

I came across this post today and it made me laugh, so I thought I would share.   \~~~\ This means, “I stayed in bed this morning and accidentally missed church. Please don’t judge me if we see each other at a restaurant on Sunday afternoon and I am clearly wearing clothes that indicate I did not…