Just pics from around the garden

Just thought I'd share some pics from the garden that I took the other day. We have really been blessed with a good garden this year. We have been overloaded with tomatoes, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, peppers, beans, etc, etc...I have canned, and vaccum sealed everything I can now I'm just tired of all of that and giving away the goods to anyone who needs them. I love it though!

Just got off the phone with crazy Pat K. his wife Kim's due date has now come and gone and he tells me they will take the baby next Wed the 13th if she doesn't have little Emory Tate by then. Can't wait for the baby to get here!

Also yesterday was a successful day...Gigi had a border collie puppy dropped off at her house about a week ago...it was soooooooooo cute. She couldn't keep it because she already had 2 boxers so after several days of looking we found it a really good home with a guy I work with and his family. I always love it when an animal can be saved from going to the pound.



Just thought I'd share that I am reading another book...this one is a look at the life of Barack Obama written by a reporter who has followed him around for some years. This guy got to have exclusive interviews with Obama's teachers, family, classmates, as well as Michelle Obama...it is very eye opening. It gives you a look at Obamas life other than what he himself has written. So far it's been an easy read and very informative. If you get time check it out.


Another Perfect Summer Weekend!

Well we had yet another perfect summer weekend! Friday night Whitney and I plugged our first watermelon. I had never attempted this before...neither had she. We used a perfect seedless watermelon and watermelon flavored vodka. We decided it would go perfect with Ribeye steaks, fried potatoes and onions and pasta salad...so Whitney decided to have a cookout at her place Saturday night...to give the watermelon time to sit. The food was yummy! For desert we had jello shooters.

After dinner and hanging out at their place we all loaded up into the Xterra and went for a drive...we ended up at Pat's house and had a big time there. Saturday night was a blast!

Sunday morning Brian and I decided to head out to the lake. It was awesome...the water was gleaming and so calm. It seemed as if we were the only boat and had the whole lake to ourselves. We went to our favorite spot where Brian fished and I laid out and soaked up the summer sun. Rascal enjoyed himself too.

It's hard to believe that Ryan started back to school this week. I know we still have the month of August but I will be sad to see summer come to an end.

A Must Read!!!!

I don't know who the author of this is but I thought it was important enough a message to post...please take the time out to read this one:

Author Unknown

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
we understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt
you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over
the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.(AMEN!)

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you
when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them and less to do
with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.