Summer is Finally Here!!

Summer has officially started today!!

There are so many wonderful things about summer, but I thought I'd give a quick run down of my top things about summer:

1. Water, water, water.  It can be the beach, the pool, sprinklers, or playing the rain.  

2.  Grilling out - hot dogs, burgers, chicken.  I want to try some veggies on the grill this year, maybe even a grilled pizza since it's all the rage.
3.  Playing outside with the pupp.

4.  The local farmer's market

5.  ... and fresh fruits from the farmer's market, especially the juicy white peaches!!  I'm not sure what we'll do if our lady from last year isn't there this year!  Oh my!!

6.  SUNSHINE, need I say more?

7.  Sandals and cute summer clothes

8.  Driving with the windows down (while singing and dancing to good summer music)... aka country cruisin' for those of you who are from the midwest.  ;)

9.  Garage sales, or anything outdoors for that fact.

10.  Campfires, beer and s'mores.  This doesn't happen often, but is a blast when we do!

What are some of your favorite things about summer?


10 Week Garden Update

It's officially been over 10 weeks since we planted the garden and it's been a bit rough...

It looked like we were over-watering it since it was looking a bit yellowish and droopy, so we let up on watering it so much, then it started to look droopy and dry, even though it's been raining a bunch.

Needless to say, I think we've finally figured it out.  Whoohoo!!

So check out the progress now!!!

 Check out the yellow squash!!!  There are actually 2 of them, but this one is bigger.... by about a half inch.  lol!
ANDDDD... We have "a" strawberry now!! WHOOHOO!!! That's gonna end up making some great jam! haha!


Jake the Salty Dog

Not sure if many of you have heard of The Salty Dog Cafe in South Carolina, but my mom recently stopped by on her girls vacation and told me all about it.  Basically its an "area" of South Carolina where you can go to different restaurants, shops, cafe's etc.  It sounds like a pretty cool place.  If you want to check it out, click on this link to take you to their website.

The "mascot" for the Salty Dog is Jake, a black dog in a yellow hat with a red bandana.  And guess what I have!  A black dog.  Named Jake! :)))  My mom brought back a bandana for him along with his own squeeker "Jake" chew toy.  Of course I had to take photos and submit them on their website.  So of course I thought I'd share with you all as well.

And yes, I KNOW, these all probably look the same to ya'll, but they really crack  me up.  Especially because through the photos you can tell he's getting really bored and just wants to chew his new toy!

One of my FAVORITES :)

This one too!! :)

This is when I finally decided to give him the toy for pictures.  It wasn't meant for chewing.  Squeeky Jake was ONLY for decoration, but my Jake didn't quite get that.

This is the photo that was actually submitted on their website, since you can see his "Jake" name tag

Is it COMPLETELY obvious that I'm holding treats by the camera?  Ok, don't answer that, I know it is.  Gotta figure out a better way for next time.

So now I want to know YOUR favorite picture.  Vote vote vote and let me know, since I can't decide. :)  Has anyone else ever submitted a pet or family photo on the Salty Dog website?