Monday, November 24, 2008
A few weeks ago, Long Beach proved yet again how cool it is to us by hosting a cemetary tour open to the public. It was put on by the Long Beach Historical Society and they lead people around and told neat stories about interesting people from the past that were buried there! How cool! We, on the other hand, were not prepared and hungry so we didn't actually get to do the tour, but we poked around for a bit and snapped these pics.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
This year, we decided to go as "historical characters/objects" for Halloween (my favorite holiday!). Seth was Abraham Lincoln and I was the Gettysburg Address! Seth used his real beard for the costume and I made him a hat, jacket, vest, and bow tie. Then I made a dress (get it, gettysburg a-dress?!) for me and transfered the whole speech to it and then went over it with pen. It was a lot of work but I love this kind of stuff so I was glad to do it. No one better ask me to make them a top hat again though, it was way harder than I expected.And our friend Liv went as an evil garden gnome so I made her pose in my yard by my nice garden gnomes. she's creepy.
well, as much as it ever will in southern california. here's a beautiful sky that I saw the other day. I didn't end up getting a picture of the drizzle this weekend, but I swear, it rained.Here's a picture of Seth's beard a few days before shaving. It was so pokey and I'm glad it's gone. It was fun experiment though.
I made some toasted pumpkin seeds, since it's fall after all. they were delicious because I accidentally left them in the saltwater soak too long. mmmmm, extra salt.
And, drum roll please, our fall harvest! woooo! we are so pleased with ourselves and our farming skills. we have a lot to learn, but our corn turned out really great. they were all a little on the short side, but fat and juicy and tasty. We haven't eaten the cucumber yet, I am skeptical on whether it will taste good or not. but our tomatoes are tasty. we have some bell peppers that we've been eating too (not pictured). Yesterday we pulled out the old cornstalks and planted broccoli, onions, and cabbage for our winter crops.