Thursday, July 12, 2007

Organic Farming

Sometimes I miss living where I grew up. I was talking to a friend the other day who still lives in the little town we grew up in. She has small kids like me, and can't imagine raising them somewhere like this. Sometimes I'm a little jealous because I didn't plan to raise my kids here either. However, there are some amazing things here, that I just don't think my kids could experience back home.

Yesterday Amelia and I, and our playgroup went to Tanaka Farms. Tanaka Farms is the largest organic farm in orange conty. We go 2-3 times a year for strawberry picking, watermelon picking and for the pumpking patch in October. This trip was for watermelons. We rode on a wagon around the farm, stopping at different locations to try some of the things growing. Fresh out of the dirt the raw corn, green beans, carrots and tomatoes tasted better than anything from the grocery store. We arrived at a little tent where we were served fresh table cucumbers as well as pickling cukes. They were all wonderful. Even the littlest pickiest eaters were eating the veggies. Then we had some fresh watermelon. It was sticky drippy heaven. After that the kids got to pick out a watermelon of their own from the patch and we rode on the wagons back to the entrance. Then we had lunch and headed home.

It was a good day, and probably not something we could have experienced back in Ocean Park, WA.

Today we're going to my friend Tiffeny's to swim in her pool, and Saturday we'll be at disneyland for a birthday party. There are definitely some perks to living in Southern California.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Some pictures

This was on the 4th of July

Out back playing in her pool.

With her baby jaguar, he goes everywhere with us lately....

Don't you love the shoes? One sandal and one Croc (on the wrong foot of course. LOL)

Monday, July 09, 2007


Amelia and I made Pesto today. It's so good. We're having it for dinner tonight. We also made Jeff a chocolate cake with home made frosting.

I think I'm nesting. LOL


I'm getting a little nervous about my upcoming trip to Oregon. Flying with Amelia is always an adventure, but that shouldn't be too bad, she will have her own seat, and will be buckled in her car seat.

What concerns me is the actual trip. I love my family, and I love seeing them. But it's always hard staying at someone else's house. My mom just moved to a nice new big house, so Amelia and I will have a nice room to stay in. But, her new house has a big open floor plan, and so all of her antiques, and collectables are on display in the main rooms. Her last house was a 100 year old house so it had many small rooms and we were able to gate off the breakables room. My mom doesn't seem to worried about it, she thinks Amelia is old enough to learn to not touch things. I'm hoping though that she realizes Amelia is used to a mostly baby proofed house, so she is going to be learning that lesson on her breakies. Eep. The other thing is I swear this is some filter between my brain and my mouth that is inactivated by pregnancy hormones. I am usually pretty good at keeping my mouth shut when my mom or my sister says silly things, but when it's 100 degrees out and I'm pregnant and stuck in someone else's house with no car of my own, it might be bad. Eep. Oh well, other than all of that, I'm really excited to go see everyone. My cousin Connie is coming from Florida too so it should be fun.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Interview Meme

Interview questions!

I got this Meme from Steph, here are her questions for me.

1. (Because I loved Darlene's same question, I'll keep this one for you) If I were to come to visit for a day, what would we do?

It depends if you've been to LA before or not. We'd probably do the touristy stuff, I love taking people to the pier in Huntington Beach, there is a restaurant at the end of the pier. That's always fun. There are always things like Disney, Sea World, Hollywood etc, to go and see.

2. If you could form the most perfect career for yourself with your own two hands, what would you be doing?

I don't know. I get bored easily, so I'd probably like to do something a little different every day.

3. If you were to win $10,000, what would you do with that money?

This is sad, but it would go in the savings account for a down payment on a house. Not too exciting huh? :-) We don't really have any debt or any other major stuff we need.

4. What are 2 of the most important qualities you look for in a good friend?

Someone who will keep up with me when I'm being antisocial, and someone I can trust.

5. What personality trait do you love most about yourself? I can laught at just about anything.

What physical quality to you love most? My blue eyes.

I'll be back...

later today, I have a bunch of stuff I need to put up, but the laundry just won't wash and dry and fold itself. I really wish it would though.... I hate laundry. :-(

If i'm not back in a few hours send a search party. I'd start with looking in the 37 loads of clean laundry covering my bed...