Thursday, October 4, 2012

Getting ready to "try"

I know that there's no magic time that a couple is ready for children.  I have been wanting to have children for awhile now.  I really want Joshy to be excited about it though.  He's not quite ready yet.  He has agreed that we can start "trying" in November.  I finished my last month of birth control in July.  In August I started doing Natural Family Planning.  Joshy has been quite supportive.  It's a bit hard remembering what everything means.  But, we're getting the hang of it.  No baby yet! Which could also mean that we're not fertile...but I am praying that is not the case.   So in a month hopefully we will be giving it a go!

I am also trying to lose weight.  I had been around 125 for awhile.  I started trying to get to 115 awhile ago.  I am now hovering at 121 - 120.  I would like to be 115 so that there is less weight to lose later.  But, I guess he figures at least there is something in it for him.  He is quite adamant that we remain fit and in shape.  I can't argue with him that it's not a good idea.

I am headed to Houston this weekend for my friend Maureen's bachelorette party.  It will be so great to see friends from law school.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Venice Important Sights

Bridge of Sighs - prisoners would walk over this from court to prison

St. Mark's Square

St. Mark's Basilica

The Rialto Bridge

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hotel Danieli and Venice

We stayed at the Hotel Danieli in Venice on our trip back in March.  The lobby was beautiful.  But, it was quite small in our upgraded room though.  Venice is actually fairly small.  Some of the alleys were so small, my husband could reach both sides with his arms outstretched! I really don't know how they do construction with the ancient bases of the buildings and the buildings being connected.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The end of the world

We had some deep fog the other day.  It was just at the edge of our property.  It looked like our house and land were in its own little cloud world.  I think it sounds like a super fun children's fantasy book.  I'll have to write it down sometime ;).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Garden love!

I have always wanted a large garden.  We purchased a new home recently which is on a bit of land.  I have finally gotten my wish.  My garden started out looking like this in April:

Here are the tomatoes in May.

Then my wee sugar snap peas coming up in May!

And is now looking like this:

These are red onions starting to sprout!

These are butternut squash plants.  I planted some seeds in the ground that I got from a seed exchange here in Lincoln.  Apparently these squash can be kept in a cool dark place for more than 6 months!

Here are some of my herbs.  You can see the dill, some flowers to attract bees for pollination, and lavender. 

Here you can see my basil and out of control cilantro!  The cilantro plans is about 2 - 3 feet tall now.

Here's some wee strawberries.  The birds keep eating my strawberries :(.  Maybe these ones will make it.

The sugar snap peas are climbing away!

Here are my pepper plants growing up!

One even has a baby orange pepper growing!  Apparently they turn orange once you take them off the plant.

Last but not least are my tomatoes!  I have several wee tomatoes growing. 

I will definitely post an update as I start being able to harvest some things!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Night lights

We recently bought a place that's out in the country a bit.  We are in Eagle, Nebraska - but just South of town.  The stars and moon are so bright out here some nights!  I just love watching all of the fireflies light up the field behind our house.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Jazz in June

Jazz in June is a great summer concert series in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It is held each Tuesday night in June.  These are from June 6th.  There was a huge crowd there!