Little Wife On the Prairie

When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The second part of our vacation...

We started on our way home from New Mexico by trying really hard to wake up.  Our baby girls just looked liked angels.  Sisters are so special!  I just had to include this picture.
We left Matt's grandparent's home and drove 3 hours to my parent's home in Roswell.  We were just stopping by for the afternoon before we headed home to Texas.  We were all set to drop the boys off for a few days with their Nana and Papa Joe.  Luckily, we made it in time to celebrate a birthday party for several members of our family.  We got to see some people that we haven't seen in a long time.  It was so much fun.  Micah got to meet a few of our family for the first time!

Micah got lots of loves from Grandma Katie.

Nana had kid's tables set up in the yard.  It was a beautiful evening! 

This is Nana.  My mom!  She is the most beautiful grandma ever!  She loves her grandbabies so much and they love her too!

The babies playing in the sand.  They had a lot of fun together.

This is my sister.  Her name is Heather but we call her Aunter.  She got lots of squeezing in!  Micah was quite comfortable.

You two make me smile!  Livie Lou and Levi

Sweet baby faces!

This is the crew we had there for the party.  We are missing several families.  Maybe one day we can all be together. What a picture that would make!

We couldn't be normal for too long.  It makes us uncomfortable.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Read Mitera Magazine!

Visit the link above to read the brand new mother's magazine Mitera.  It's a great place to connect with other mothers.  Visit the site to get the magazine.  (there might be a small contribution from The Little Wife!)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bermuda, an enemy, not a destination.

I know that I have discussed how I am letting my garden grow wild.  And yes, the wildness continues.  But I can't help having hard feeling towards the creature taking over my little plot of land.  The winding, crawling, choking, impossible to pull and even harder to kill, Bermuda grass.  

It is the perfect grass for our climate.  Just don't ever expect to conquer it for say, a flower bed or a garden or even a nice line of tulips.  You think you can keep up.  You think you can pull enough out to make a difference.  But somehow, Bermuda finds a way. 

To make a long, sad story short, I am planning on tearing out the gardens after this season.  It hurts my heart.  But I am already looking into the possibility of container gardening.  This will be a fairly new adventure for me.  So I am sure there will be lots of progress posts. 

In the mean time, have a look at the current condition of my sad little beds.   

The girls don't care how ugly the garden is.  It is just tasty. (See the grass.)

What can you do with this?  My lettuce got away from me.  It's bolting now so at least we will have seeds!  (Bermuda!!!)

I'm pretty excited about these.  Come on cucumbers!  (Grass creeping in)

My daylilies keep the veggies company.  Looks like they will need to be split in the fall.

If I can keep the squash bugs away we will have lots more squash this year!

The green beans are starting to produce!  (Bermuda, 3:00)

Dill always looks like fireworks to me.  Mmmmm, the smell is so fresh!

Cry with me.  This is the front bed where my hopes and dreams for peppers and tomatoes have been crushed.  The corn in front and the watermelon to the right weren't even planted this year.  They came up on their own.  You see how the grass has come from all sides?  Impossible I tell you.  I have not had the time to be out here this year.  Poor little orphan garden.  

But look who I do get to spend my time with!  And as a positive, the carrots are lovely this year!

Speaking of lovely!

Oh by the way, Lovely loves her daddy.  I think he likes her a bit too.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We had the pleasure of taking a short vacation to see family in New Mexico.  As always, we had a ball with Grandmother and Popper.  We cherish the days that we get to spend with our family.  I love that our kids get to know all of their great-grandparents.  It's living history!

Yes folks, there is a zip line!

And a bridge that goes over a stream.
And a tire-swing.

A really fun tire swing!

And bugs!

And lots of work to do with the fellas.

Oh the memories that are made here!

Levi wanted to give Micah a kiss.

We both went down!

He still got his kiss!

Sweet baby girl.

Silly Zaddy-poo

Grandmother and Micah

Even though we should be serving them, they still do so much for us.  Grandmother and Popper, we love you!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Some family and Micah!

Grandmolly finally got to come meet Micah.  They seemed to get along just fine!  (The blankiewas knitted by Grandmolly.  So cozy.) 

Honor meeting Micah.

Aunt Sara told me she had a "few things for Micah."  3 very full bags of clothes, socks and bows later, Micah became a dress-up doll! 

Cousins, cousins everywhere!

I get the feeling that she doesn't trust us.

I have never wanted to dress my baby like a girlie-girl.  But look how cute she is!!!  I am having so much fun!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A garden ignored.

My garden is suffering from neglect.  Praise God for the wonderful weather and rain we have had.  If we had a season like last year, my plants would have been toast.  But the grass is growing in and the weeds are making a claim on the space.  But babies won't wait for the garden to be cared for.  So the garden will have to grow wild.  

A tomato that came up all by itself in the grass.

The lettuce and carrot bed.


It seems happy enough.

Bean blossoms!

Cucumbers and dill

A few little maters

The peppers are struggling but are starting to bloom.

This little darling is growing just fine!

Unrelated to the garden is peanut butter playdough.

And big smiles!