Friday, August 28, 2009

gardens, water, and a cute boy...

As I have mentioned before, Scott is a great gardener! I thought I would post some pictures of his lovely garden (mostly for the sake of my parents and his parents, who are all so far away). It has been really inspiring to me to watch him - he is so dedicated, and he is always trying to learn about anything that will make it better. It has been a lot of fun and we have loved the fresh produce. As a side note, we think we ought to write a cookbook on how to cook from your garden. We have made some of the best dishes with foods all or mostly from our garden - it has been really fun and really satisfying.

Since it is "brag about Scott day" I wanted to post some pictures of the drinking fountain he built in the backyard. Pretty much this was a totally genius idea and has reduced to amount of kid's cups I have had to wash. Plus, it is really nice when working in the garden to go over and get a drink of water.

Lastly, look at how so darn cute my little David is! He has learned that flirting with his mother will keep him out of bed and in my arms longer. I love all the smiles and oh, I love this boy!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


At church a couple weeks ago Adam was given a cup of dirt with a seed of some sort in it. Watching Scott care for his garden all these months has inspired Adam and he insisted we watch his seed grow.

On the side of the cup it says something to the effect of, "My faith can will start as a small seed and grow into a testimony." When Uncle Darren came yesterday Adam had to show him his new little garden. Uncle Darren read what it said and Adam immediately replied, "It isn't going to be a testimony, it is going to be a PEA!"

Heaven forbid we grow any testimonies around here!

Monday, August 24, 2009


Lily started first grade today. I think it was a long day for her; she seemed a little less enthusiastic about school when I picked her up. She did tell me that her teacher is "the nicest teacher in the whole world" - she must be pretty's a big world with lots of nice people...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This is Flight of the Conchords - it is really funny. Or maybe you just have to be in the right, sleep-deprived mood.

Monday, August 10, 2009

hello chub; let me introduce you to david

In keeping with tradition, David has started to acquire his "Hill Baby Chub." Enjoy (and yes, it is completely okay to laugh a little)!

Just as a sidenote - he isn't always this serious. He has started smiling at me and it is so cute!