Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Borders

They finished the borders around my trees and flower beds this weekend. They look fantastic. I am so glad we had them done.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Snow Peas

This year I planted snow peas in my garden and they are doing really well.  They have great flavor and the temperature has been cool enough that we are getting lots of pods.  Unfortunately, my neighbor has discovered how good they taste as well.  When she comes over to visit, she "snacks" on snow peas while we visit.  I tease her that I am going to lock the gate just so I can have my own snow peas.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Fat Daddy

The Fat Daddy is the name of this sandwich that hubby had for dinner last night at a local bar called the Hall of Fame. It is like a Dagwood made with barbecue. If you eat the whole thing, you get your picture on the wall of fame. Hubby was the first person to ever finish it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crawfish Festival

Today was Hutto's First Annual Crawfish Festival. Hubby and I volunteered for about 4 hours. We helped set up, cook hot dogs and sausage, serve crawfish, and then we helped man our Keep Hutto Beautiful booth. It was a great time for everyone and it went over much better than expected. Below is a picture of kids on the climbing wall.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Relay for Life - Hippo Style

Tonight we went to the Relay for Life to show our support. Here are a few of the Ms. Relay for Life contestants.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ready, Aim, Fire!

Thursday night is date night in our house. Tonight was hubby's turn to plan the date, so we went to the gun range. We had a great time and after we left and we sitting down to dinner, we realized they never charged us for our gun rental, lane fees, target charges, or ammo. We felt really bad, so we went back to make sure we paid them. We plan to go back in two weeks when it is hubby's turn to plan the date again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


My garden is beginning to bloom.  I now have Yellow Pear tomatoes, Red Cherry tomatoes, snow peas, bell peppers, and cayenne peppers that have fruit on them.  The cucumbers have began to bloom, but no fruit just yet.  Although hubby has done 99% of the work, I still call it my garden.  He is actually the one with the green thumb in the family.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First Bloom

Here is my first Day Lily bloom of the season. From looking at the buds on the other plants, there will be plenty more to come.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wait or Buy Now?

Two months after my car accident, I have finally been paid for my vehicle. No thanks to the other persons insurance. I ended up turning the claim over to my insurance, State Farm, and they had everything wrapped up in 1 week. One week! I waited on the pest control company's insurance for 7 weeks and they did nothing but drag their feet.

Now we need to decide if we should replace the car now or wait a little while and see if they will offer specials on the car we want. I think it is time to sit down with my pros and cons list. We already know what we want, so that decision is out of the way.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Red Robin

Hubby and I love eating at Red Robin, but only at one particular location in Austin. The other location has good food, but horrible service. We were going to go to our favorite location about 3 weeks ago, only to find that they had gone out of business. We were so disappointed.

Then last week we finally gave in and decided to give the other location another chance. As it turned out, a couple of the waitstaff transferred to that store and we were lucky enough to get one of them as our server. The overall atmosphere still wasn't as good as the other location used to be, but it wasn't as bad as previously.

We are still stunned that they closed our favorite location considering it was always so busy, but apparently it just wasn't profitable enough.