Friday, May 16, 2008

"Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself" ~ Alan Alda

Wow. This is a huge post all about me! Well, I guess there are a few other people mentioned. LOL

We are finally starting to get things settled in the new house. My mom left on Tuesday after being here for three weeks. It was a lot of fun having her here but I am so glad she is gone. LOL I know that sounds horrible but we can finally just lounge and work around our house without having to entertain anyone.

We are still unpacking boxes but I am in no hurry to get everything unpacked. The kitchen is unpacked, Agnes’ room is unpacked, and the living room. I have a feeling we are going to be living her for a very long time so if things are still in boxes that is okay with me. ☺

Everyone on our street is so nice. We have been invited to the Memorial Day block party. We are becoming good friends with the people who live behind us. They have a little 3 year old girl too! She and Agnes have been playing together almost everyday. It is so awesome. It makes me so happy to know that Agnes will have friends to play with everyday.

I finally finished planting all the flowers in our front yard. I planted 240 petunias, 10 alyssum, 4 giant geraniums, and 4 massive hanging planters. It is going to look awesome when everything starts growing in. I will get some pics of the front yard later today. It is 92° so I am done being outside. I am not used to this hot, sticky weather. It is going to take some getting used to.

This is our backyard. I am going to be working on it this weekend. It needs a lot of trimming, weeds pulled, and some love. When it is done it is going to be the coolest backyard ever. I even have my own Virgin Mary statue. You have no idea how happy that makes me.

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Bleeding Hearts
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My own personal Virgin!
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Our secret garden

Let’s see what else has been going on the past three weeks. I think I showed my mom everything you need to see in the Portland metro area. We did the Chinese Gardens, Powell’s Books, and The Saturday Market (I love the Saturday Market. It is where I buy my soap. If you get a chance go to She makes the most amazing soap. I will never use anything else on Agnes’ skin again or mine). I took her for walks along the Willamette and the Columbia Rivers, took her to Ikea, Pastaworks, Washington Park playground title or description
loads of yummy dinners, and we had some really nice days hanging out at the house chatting and cooking with Agnes. I know we did more but I took a couple Vicodin about an hour ago and I am not concentrating so well. ☺

This is a picture of us at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market. Not the greatest market (I will keep going to the PSU one) but we had fun.
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We celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom last weekend. We went to The Restaurant at the Historic Reserve. It was fantastic. Here are a couple pictures:

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The Fam.

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I adore this picture. I had to lean down because I was wearing 4-inch heels. LOL

My mom watched Agnes a couple of nights so Sean and I could go out for dinner. The first night we went out to a kind of fancy place. The second we hit up the Salmon Creek Brew Pub. It was a nice pub the beer is okay. No pilsner so I actually had a couple IPA’s. If you know me you know I am not an IPA fan. Too hoppy! But it wasn’t so bad. Sean and I were having such a blast being out by ourselves that we didn’t want to go straight home. So what do you do when you have a babysitter for the first time in months? PUT-PUT GOLF! We had such a blast!!! I even beat Sean!! LOL It was one of the most fun dates we have had in a really long time. I love being married to such a fun guy.
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Agnes took this picture of us a couple mornings ago. I love this picture so much!

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Tomorrow we are heading over the river to the PSU Farmer’s Market to shop for fresh produce. I haven’t been to the market for a few weeks. I miss having fresh veggies and fruit in the house. Sunday I am going to yoga. I haven’t been in over a week and I am feeling it. I have been way too busy with my mom and the house to get to the studio.

The big news is on May 30th I am having back surgery again. I am really scared about it. I am not sure why I am so nervous this time but I am. I guess it is because I am so far from my family and my mom can’t come over to take care of me. I really need to go to yoga as much as possible the next 10 days so I can get loose and limber before the surgery. My back has been feeling like it is getting worse.

Perhaps planting all those flowers wasn’t such a great idea. At least I have some good drugs to get me until the 30th. LOL


jody said...

I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS...really great pics of you and the fam.
Agnes is so beautiful.

Bri said...

I'm new to your blog, but it has since been bookmarked :o) You have such a beautiful family, and your little girl literally looks like an angel. How beautiful. Anyway, I found your blog through DB, hope you had fun!

Michelle Dargen said...

Welcome Bri!

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Agnes may look like an angel but she is a little devil. LOL

Isn't DB so much fun. I feel so accomplished!