We kicked off our weekend by attending a huge Touch-a-Truck event on Friday morning. Jack had a blast!
Saturday was kind of rainy and icky, but I did the early morning gym thing, then had a prenatal visit, stopped by the library, and headed home to get a grocery list together so Mark and Jack could make a store run. Molly and I stayed home to do some laundry, destroy all the things (Molly), and watch Cheese Paradise whilst way too hungry to torture oneself by watching a show about cheese fries, grilled cheese, and all things cheesy delicious (Me).
Sunday brought beautiful weather and after the boys went on a bagel run and brought me some disappointing coffee (Boo, Panera, boo!) we visited a local greenhouse to pick up some plants for the garden. This is our year - I can feel it! Or maybe that's just my black thumb twitching. Urrgh.
Why I can't seem to grow things is beyond me. I give plants sunshine, water, love. What more can a seedling ask for? I feel like I'm the only person in Ohio who can't plop a zucchini plant in the ground and end up with more zucchini than they know what to do with a few weeks later.
|Clockwise from back left: beefsteak tomato, cherry tomato, bush beans, early girl tomato|
None the less, this is it. Every year has been a little better than the last and this is round 4. Last year we did get minimal produce and some herbs, at least it was something. I've got a couple of new ideas we're going to try out and good things will happen! This is the year our garden is a true success! Hopefully...
|Clockwise from back left: zucchini, red pepper, jalapeno, lettuces|
Jack is very excited about the garden this year (as he was last year too) and he was a great helper with preparing the beds and getting plants in the ground. He even watered the plants. (Please grow, plants!) Molly has a check-up at the doctor's this morning and then hopefully we'll hit a garden center to pick up a few larger pots for our herbs. I'm hoping maybe some more dirt and space will yield healthier plants this year.
Sunday also brought smoked ribs and other yummies. Because: Rib Sunday.
My sister is getting married this weekend! My bridesmaid dress is with a seamstress getting about a foot of fabric hacked off the bottom and I pretty much waited til the last minute to begin this process. Hopefully I have the dress in-hand and wearable soon :)
Here's what we're eating:
Sunday: Smoked Ribs with Mac & Cheese and Green Beans
Monday: Bang Bang Chicken and Veggie Skewers with Cilantro Lime Quinoa
Tuesday: Chicken Enchilada Verdes with Mexican Rice (from the freezer!)
Wednesday: Kentucky Hot Brown Burgers with Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Friday: Wedding Rehearsal
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