Monday, July 30, 2012

Holy Guacamole

Ross and I are growing an avacado tree. We read online about how to grow a tree from an avacado pit, and here we are.  It only takes 7 years to have a full blown tree (we are patient) but one day we will have our own homemade guacamole!!

Once upon a time:

Sitting in it's watery home. Notice the long root coming out of the bottom:
Roots, roots, roots!

Look at the little sprout! It just popped up this weekend:

I read online that not all avacado trees grown from pits will actually produce fruit, but hey, 7 years from now I think we will just be happy with a tree!

Monday, July 16, 2012

New 'do

I cut off all my hair.

Ok, now that the news is out of the way, I can give you some background info. 

I have always had a weird "thing" with my hair... I don't really know what it is. I have always looked at long hair as an accomplishment. I thought deep down that people would look at me, with my long tangled locks, and think "Wow, look at her long hair. Isn't that great?!"  I felt like my hair was a bit of a security blanket, something I could always count on.  Even if I knew it was going to be huge, frizzy, and a bit like a lion's mane, I felt like it was part of my personality.  I told you, it was weird.

So, for some reason, I decided it was time to cut it all off.  I stressed and worried and researched for way too long and then, just did it. Without even telling Ross I was going to.  I went to the salon, chopped of close to 6 inches, and when Ross came home from work... POW!  I had short hair.

And the big surprise.... I actually love it!  It takes a fraction of the time to comb it out, it is hardly ever tangled, I use a TON less shampoo/conditioner, and my neck and back stays about 10degrees cooler without all of the extra weight.

So here it is... ta da!!!!!!!!!!!!

Before (at a friend's wedding a couple of weeks ago):

And after!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Face Lift

As you can tell, I decided to give the blog a bit of an update.  As we are  no longer in Portland, I felt it was time to take down the night-time scene of the downtown waterfront and add a more relevant home picture to the page.  I also added a great new website- Ross' company. Check out the bikes!

Monday, July 9, 2012

I hate snakes and other fun

Eisley is just about back to 100%. She can put full weight on her foot and has no problem tugging me around the yard again.  She had a visit this past week from her Nana and Grand-Nana, who brought her a ball and frisbee, and of course, a stuffed animal snake to "kill." As you know, Eisley LOVES to destroy stuffed animals, so my mom (Eisley's Nana) brought her a snake so she could take out her aggression on the animal that caused her pain. So far, she has only eaten the snakes eyeball, but we believe she has decided to torture the snake with a slow painful death.

As you can see, Eisley still has the "cone of shame." While she is no longer in pain, the foot is not healed so we have to keep her from constantly licking the raw skin. She is still on antibiotics but is managing just fine. She is back to her annoying but loving self!

In other news, our apartment complex finally came by and mowed down the overgrown monkey grass this weekend, so we have a nice open area around our front patio.  I am thinking I may need to get some new large potted plants!