Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebration and seeds!

      We had a very exciting weekend this past weekend! The girls came for a visit, and we celebrated my in-laws 50th. wedding anniversary! The celebration was a surprise to the happy couple, and boy, were they surprised! Everything turned out very nice, and we got to visit with family members we don't get to see very often.

      I also started the rest of the tomato and eggplant seeds. I see no growth yet from the other seeds, but it takes 7-14 days for germination. I really should have started them sooner so they'll be bigger going into the ground! I just hope they germinate! I also need to get outside and do the work mentioned before on the raised beds! Today it isn't raining, but the wind is quite gusty! It's rained a lot here and been windy and cold, so I couldn't get anything done outside. I hope to do something today since the temps are supposed to be in the mid-50's. Then it's supposed to turn cold with possible snow flurries this weekend. The weather usually changes before then, so we'll see.

      My co-op order should be here by this weekend and I'm so excited to see what all I get! I kept adding to the order since January, so it will be quite a few items. Some weeks I have grocery money left over, so I save that and will pay for the order with the savings. I haven't been able to save any grocery money in the past two weeks, since it seems prices just keep going up! The order will help with that since buying in bulk is cheaper, and I'll save money in the long run. I've really been trying to be more frugal with food and have had very little to give to the dogs. They wait every morning for me to throw out something, but I only have a few crumbs for them. Good for us, bad for the dogs. They have their dog food, so they're not starving!

      Hope the weather is nice where you live! Just be thankful for moisture instead of drought! Have a good week! Blessings from Bama!

Layla and Yasmine love to swing!

Layla isn't afraid to let Delilah eat from her hand!

Yasmine is feeding Daisey from a cup.

So young and in love!

These photos hold many memories for the happy couple!

The wedding day. The two photos above are passport photos. They met and married in Germany!
The lovely cake.

The surprised couple and their son.

These glasses are too cute!

A framed puzzle put together by their daughter in only two days. Helen has visited the castle in Germany before.

The rest of the seeds I wanted to start.

A keeper recipe for baked chicken Parmesan!


  1. Glad that you got to enjoy the 50th party for them! The chicken parmesan looks yummy. Paid about $50 for two brown bags of groceries and a couple rolls of toilet paper at the grocery store! Hope your seeds you started does well for you! Nancy

    1. Thanks Nancy, it was fun! Oh, the chicken Parmesan is a keeper, delicious! I know, things are probably even higher where you live since the cost of living is higher there. We're in a fairly medium cost of living area, and our prices are high for us! I just saw some sprouts coming up from the seeds I planted last week! Yay!

  2. 50 years - what an example! I've been cleaning out my pantry, trying to be creative and use up what we have to save on grocery bill. I made some creative cereal bars yesterday, hard marshmallows, peanut butter, honey and butter for the "sticky" and cheerios with chocolate chips. Pretty good. Blessings from Wisconsin.

    1. I don't know about the example part, other than just staying with each other for fifty years, if you know what I mean! Good that you are creative, since prices for food seems to go up every week! Those bars sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  3. How fun and how special ya'll helped them feel as they celebrated their special day. Your chicken parmesan looks delicious! But then, all your dishes look delicious!! Stay warm! Blessings and Hugs to you!

    1. Thanks Lisa! And thanks for all your sweet comments! Hugs and blessings to you to!

  4. Hi Bama Girl! Happy 50th to your dear in-laws!!! They look so surprised! Love that!
    Your little seed-pot are definitely sending me out to the garden...and, to my planning table (aka kitchen table)! Got my seeds all lined out on it now! Yes!
    I like that you are trying to be more frugal in the food dept! Us too! Glen says he loves it when I don't go grocery shopping! What??? His response, "I love the creative food you come up with! I only get this particular gourmet food when you begin to cut back!" He is so funny...we always just called it "goulash"! Hahaha! Country girl married city boy! Love that man!
    So glad your nieces are back...what a wonderful growing up they have! Great family! Animals! Country-side! Yummy creative food! Wonderful growing-up for them!
    Hugs to you! Cheeryshirley

    1. Hi Shirley! Thank you! Oh, that Glen is a dear! I love to feed my girls when they are here cause they are very small for their age! They seem to eat whatever I offer them! Hugs to you too!


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