Wednesday, August 24, 2011

One of the Best things about Georgia

That's right, Ladies and Gentlemen!  These peaches are everything we have been told they are way out West!  They are juicy, they are firm, and most of all they are the perfect amount of sweet!  I have eaten peaches basically my whole life growing up.  My mother would get a whole box of peaches from the FBLA or the FCCLA (I can never remember which one sell them there) and we would eat on those things for weeks.  They were so good!
But these, oh, these peaches are divine!  These are possibly the best thing we have found about Georgia, the Georgia Peaches!  And they came from a local farmer!  Can life get any better for a little girl (and her Mama, oh and her Daddy too) who loves fruit above all else? 
I think not! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

This one's for you, Renae!

That's right, these are fresh blueberries we bought at the Farmer's Market!  They are small and sweet just like we like them.  I think Ruby had half of them eaten before we even got back to the motel!  So here's to missing Renae, the one who loves Blueberries as much as Ruby does!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Swiming Away Time

Since we have made it to Georgia and still don't have a house to live in we are staying at a motel until our temporary house is available next week so we can stay there until our house on post is ready.  Thankfully the motel has a pool for us to swim in so in the early evenings we can get the kids out of the hotel room and they can swim some of that pent-up energy off

 West is finally figuring out he really does know how to swim!  He is having so much fun, he keeps telling us he needs to go to the pool so he can practice swimming.  This makes the mama hen super happy!

 This is Ruby diving for my watch at the bottom of the pool

It's so much fun to watch these two figure out how their bodies work in the water!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hula Hoops

The kids and I had decided maybe they needed hula hoops, and we decided maybe we needed to use up a few items we had at the house; you know - reduce, reuse, recycle!
So if you have ever wanted to know how to make a hula hoop for yourself here's how:

Things you will need:
 A small PVC pipe, I think ours were 1/4 inch, but basically you need a small tube that can be bent around into a circle; we got ours at ACE Hardware (we started with 10 feet of pipe but decided that was too big so cut it down to 8 feet since the kids have such small hips.  We later determined that maybe 9 feet would have been the best so they didn't have to move their hips quite so fast when hula hooping)
 Colored electrical tape, any color of your choosing
And finally you will need a connector, this we also got at ACE Hardware.
Put the connector in one end of the pipe 
and pull the other end of the tube around and put it on the other end of the connector.  It should look similar to this when both ends are on.
And voila, you have a circle!
 Then you wrap it in your choice of tape,
 and wrap,
and wrap some more till the whole thing is covered.  
 And finally you practice and practice till you can move your hips just right to make that hula hoop spin around just right!

Hope you all have as much fun as we did making these, and even more fun hula hooping.
Happy Hula Hooping!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Yesterday morning as we were hauling all of our bags out of the motel room getting ready to leave Ft Leonard Wood in the humidity that was literally sitting in the air causing us all to sweat just sitting there West discovered this crazy looking bug on the top of the wheel of the Rooster's truck.  Having never seen this bug before West and I discussed what it could possibly be!  We thought maybe a grasshopper at first but decided it's wings were too big and it's body was too small.  We never did decide on what it could be!  Check it out and see what you think...

I am thinking we will have to get a book on local bugs for Georgia!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ya for Rooster!

After five months apart with no Rooster in the house we are finally all headed in the same direction at the same time!  Today was the first time we had quiet-time when the Rooster was around and this is how it went:
It's good to have the Rooster within arms reach again :)