Monday, April 30, 2012

How does your garden grow???

I won't profess that we are expert gardeners by any means but we did get a few red tomatoes yesterday! Last October one of our good friends was nice enough to get us started into gardening. She hooked us up with  self watering planters, they are fabulous. Nathan didn't love the look of the planters (they were plastic and orange) so he built this wood planter box. The best part about it is that he used extra wood from tearing out and semi rebuilding our deck so it didn't cost a thing. I am so happy with how it turned out and grateful that Nathan loves to do these kinds of projects.

 Our first little pepper! We weren't sure if these plants would even survive since they had to be replanted several times after some cute red headed kids uprooted them and brought them in to me as flowers.
You can't really tell but Nathan drilled holes in the back and put tubing in so that I could still fill the bottom of the planters without having to move anything, or as he puts it "strain himself by bending over."

Overall we love our garden and our having such a great time growing and eating our own produce and herbs. I would have never thought we would get into gardening since I hated it so much as a kid.

Do you know why these two are so happy???? It's because we are adding another little boy to our family! We got the great news on Saturday. If this new little man turns out anything like Caleb and Nathan it is going to be one crazy house but I can't imagine it any other way. After all, there is nowhere I would rather be then with these two boys.

Friday, April 20, 2012

another adventure

We are having so much fun with this little man! The past ten months have been crazy but nothing short of amazing, which is why we have decided to add to our little family. There will be a new arrival somewhere around October 1 (hopefully sooner)! We are so excited for Caleb to have a little brother or sister to play with.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

1 year anniversary!

As of yesterday we have lived in Corpus Christi for ONE year! Isn't that great! What a great year it has been for us. We have met so many wonderful people, and built so many great memories, as well as learned so much. Oh to think there were so many things I just didn't know or understand before I moved here and out into the "real" world. I am not sure how long we will be here but I think it will be awhile. Our greatest memory from this past year though would have to be the addition of this little man... we sure are having fun with him around.

This picture is from our fabulous vacation to Arizona this past Christmas.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy "early" Birthday!

Caleb received an early birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa Wilcoxson today! They got him this fabulous table and chair set. We just barely put it up and he already loves it. He can't get on the chairs by himself but he can get off of them and he sets his toys and other collectibles on top of the table. It is such a wonderful gift and I am sure all our future children (as well as the ones I babysit) are also going to enjoy it.

*please excuse the chaos in our backyard, that is another one of Nathan's project. Hopefully it gets finished soon so I can share it with you and so we can resume the use of our backyard now that summer is in full swing.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Hooks

We took Caleb to his first baseball game last night and he loved it. Well not so much the baseball part but more so that there was lots of space for him to crawl around and lots of friends (from Nathan's work) who played with him. Caleb loves the camera and every time I would pull it out he would stop right in front of me and smile and laugh for as long as I was taking pictures, it was pretty funny.