Monday, March 9, 2009

My parents came to visit us this weekend and along with them, they brought a ton of plants that they didn't want in their gardens anymore. We had a blast upgrading our backyard, adding bushes and flowers all over the place. We also got my vegetable garden started. I was so excited because this is one my many projects I have been dying to get started on! We planted some tomatoes and jalepanos for my homemade salsa, cucumbers for homemade pickles, carrots, and green beans. I want to grow some strawberries for jelly at some point, too. I hope to expand to other veggies, but I thought I would start slow.
After a long hard day of gardening on Saturday, we went to my church's auction. As always, we had a blast! I made a painting to enter in the live auction and it went for $525! I was so happy! I hope to continue to contribute throughout the years.
Jeff and I won 2 free nights at the Hilton on St. Charles in New Orleans so we hope to use that for our anniversary. We also got a large decorative pot for our front porch, an ipod docking station/radio/CD player, A fleur-de-le trivot (jeff dropped it and it shaddered, so we made a donation to the church, lol), a gift card to the Melting Pot, and lots of other cool things.
My parents walked away with lots of cool things and gadgets. Stori and Nick got one of the most valuable items there, a signed book by Bobby Jindal! That is going to be worth lots of money the day he is President! lol
Sunday morning we got up and finished all of the gardening that was left to do and then went to lunch at La Carreta's. YUM! We then had a fish fry that night.
I have to say that I have the best family in the world! I can't thank my parent's enough for everything they do for us and the time they spend to come see us.
It was a great weekend!


Stori said...

I don't know if you can be trusted with another strawberry plant! :)

Emmy said...

that is cool about your painting!! what was it a painting of?


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