May 29, 2012

“Stolen” Fruit

Look what grew through our fence from our neighbor’s yard. Blackberries!

Nothing, and I repeat, nothing, beats homegrown fruit. As soon as these little guys are ripe I will be enjoying all three of them. Perhaps I’ll share one with the hubby if he’s nice ;) . I haven’t even met these neighbors yet and I’m already stealing their things . . . shame on me!



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May 4, 2012

Beautiful Weeds

The hubby and I have been super busy the past few weeks so yard upkeep has flown out the window. There are mutant dandelions in one corner of the yard that are as tall as I am. Yikes. A couple days ago I ventured around to one side of our house to fetch Mochi‘s ball (wait . . .isn’t she supposed to be doing the fetching?) and was greeted by these beautiful pops of orange.

And check out the crazy side view of these flowers!

This picture is a little blurry because the wind refused to cooperate with me.

Out of curiosity, I wandered over to the other side of the house and discovered these delicate pink lovelies!

We definitely haven’t planted any flowers so I guess these are just gorgeous weeds!

Does anyone know what they are?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend =)





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April 23, 2012

Introducing the Star of “A Minute with Mochi ”

Our dog, Mochi (mo-chee) = awesome.

The adoption website she was featured on happened to have a video of her. The video was an all of 12 seconds but that’s all it took for her to steal my heart. The camera starts rolling and there’s Mochi in all her fuzzy, pudgy, 3 month old puppy glory. She is on a mission, busily pawing under a dresser trying to get a toy out from underneath. Suddenly, she turns and notices the person behind the camera. She instantly drops her mission and comes bounding over (trampling the camera in the process) to cover the person in puppy kisses!

Four years later, she is now:

Bigger: We were told she was a chihuahua mix and she would grow to less than 15 lbs . . . she now weighs almost 40 lbs! Just more to love =)

Smarter: Doggie puzzles are no match for her, and she understands an awful lot of the English language.

Faster: She loves to run. She has stopped a soccer game midmatch because the players were having too much fun watching her do laps around the field, greyhound-style, at super turbo speed.

However, she is just as lovable, sweet and silly as she was in that first video. She has too much personality for us to keep to ourselves, so we decided to start a video series entitled “A Minute with Mochi” to share with you. We are in the process of editing the first episode, so in the meantime here’s a little introduction of our star.

Without further ado . . .here’s MOCHI!

Psst . . .Mochi, you’re on!

Mochi: “But moooom, it’s Monday!”

She makes a good point. It’s been a rather gloomy Monday at that, so I think a cup of tea for me and a biscuit for Mochi is in order!


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