Harvesting with the Rocketts

Here is what our hard work has given! We are really enjoying eating our hours of work.

Beasley's come to Visit

Kevin, Amy and the girls came to visit us in the Cow Town! The main purpose was to take the girls to Hurricane Harbor. But we did some other things while they were here. We visited with MC, Ben and Ethan at Uncle Julio's and then swam Sunday morning at their pool. We also caught up with the Asher's at Sweet Sammie's and chased the kids out of the very close street. We did some other things like make ice cream, play Wii and Jenga, grew some plants and slept late. It was a great long weekend!

Goose comes to town

When Goose and Will get together, we all know its a good time. Goose came for 4 days to the great city of Fort Worth, the fun never stopped. The night he first got here, we took him back to the best pizza you can find at the mellow mushroom and the best frozen custard at Curley's. It was Gooses birthday so we celebrated the best way, pizza and ice cream. The next day we went to the water gardens and the botanical gardens. I know, can you believe I got these guys to any type of garden! That evening we went to the great shopping in Arlington to find Goose some birthday shoes. After the shoe search was a flop, we found ourselves at Chuy's, Mexican cuisine. We were up bright and early the next day for a day at the zoo and a night of baseball. The Rangers killed Tampa bay both Friday night and Saturday. What a weekend! If you know Will and Goose, you know we rarely stopped laughing!

Goose and Will discussing which part of the garden to attend next

Flamingos at the zoo

Elephants are my favorite animals

On a day where it was 100 degrees, Will wanted to make batting practice. To bad the Rangers didn't show up because it was 100 degrees!

The Garden has exploded

Here it is ladies and gentelmen, the garden is HUGE! We are getting a lot of tomatoes and soon to have squash and peppers. This is has been so much fun. We look like weirdos from the street but we are soon to be self sufficent!

Sweet 100 tomatoes

Red and Green Pepper

Squash Fruit

Squash Plant

Watermelon and Honeydew Plants

The whole garden

Caprese Salad

A caprese salad is a traditional Mediterranean dish. It is slices of tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil misted with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Now here is what we have been waiting for. This is a caprese salad made out of out own basil and our own tomatoes!! We loved it!

IKEA Swedish Meatballs

We have spent a few days recently at IKEA. For those of you that don't know, IKEA is a home furnishing store like no other. Very inexpensive and modern. Almost everything in the store is packaged in pieces for you to assemble when you get home. This makes the transportation of the items simple and easy. This store is originally a Swedish store that is now world wide. There are many IKEA's in Europe and a few state side. They have a small cafe where we had Sunday lunch after church one day. Will tried the Swedish meatballs that they advertise all over the store. He loved them!

Curling Barbies Hair

One day when we were in Ruston, I stayed with the girls for a little while. They wanted to do one thing and one thing only. Figure out how to curl a barbies hair. After assuring them I didn't know how too, they said to me, "Google it Aunt Caroline!" So we did! All we needed were bobbypins and a few straws. After you cut up the straws into one inch pieces, you simply curl the hair around the straw and bobbypin it! Sounds easier than it is. The results were okay but we sure had fun.