Friday, July 16, 2010

Beautiful tomatoes!!

Joey and I stopped in at Barnes and Noble today. I bought four different food magazines. All of them have recipes that call for the use of Heirloom tomatoes. These aren't your ordinary tomatoes folks! These are beautiful. Reds, yellows, purples, greens. Now, I just need to find a place to buy them here.

I have one tomato plant this year, growing in a container. I believe that next year, I'm going to have a whole plot of tomato plants. Perhaps I'll purchase seeds, and start them growing early in the spring time, in the house. That way, by the time it's warm enough to plant them outside, the plants will be a nice hardy size. I've been wanting to have a full-fledged veggie garden for quite some time, and perhaps growing these tomatoes will be just the thing to get me to do it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Joseph Graduates!

Joey graduated on June 26th.

Joey and Jennifer
Joey and John

He grew into such a fine young man this year. We saw so many changes in his personality. He went from a pretty quiet boy, to a self-assured young man, who smiles all the time, and rarely lets anything bother him. When he showed me his year book, and I read the messages from all of his friends, the same sentiment rang through almost every single note...."you're the sweetest guy I know" was from the girls, and "Joey, man, with your personality, you're going to go far" from the boys.

At graduation, the salutatorian mentioned Joey in his speech. He said that spending just two minutes talking to Joey could make his day. That Joey is the guy who always has a smile on his face, and never lets anything get him down. Of course, I sat there in the bleachers and started to cry....."That's MY son he's talking about" were the words that passed my lips.

It's funny to want to cry, laugh, and smile, all at the same time. The emotions are strong. I'm not sure sometimes if we're good parents, or bad parents....I'm not sure if we make all the right decisions in 'growing' up our children. But, I guess we did something right through the years, because everyone that meets my children all say the same thing "You have wonderful children, you should be very proud".

We are.