First Garden Harvest and What We’ve Been Up To

I’m happy to report the garden is now producing vegetables! So far, I’ve harvested a few zucchini, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, and green beans. I just adore walking out to the garden each day and checking on the plants and seeing what is ready to pick and eat!

Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and green beans from vegetable garden

Since my sisters’ day with Hannah, we’ve been up to all sorts of fun. Lots of time on local trails, splashing in creeks, and even my once in a blue moon jog with Niva 😂

How about some pictures?


What My Pets and Child Have Taught Me About Life

Have you ever heard the theory that each child you have teaches you something different about life? I think it’s so true, and I also think it’s true with each pet you own. I was driving (actually, I was sitting in classic Pittsburgh traffic 😂) and thinking about this and knew I had to blog about it!

So, let’s start with my the first dog I owned, Lola.

She was legendary! My dad and I went to the humane society and picked her out together for my 14th birthday and she saw me through every major life change after that–middle school, high school, college, marriage, buying a home, adopting a cat, adopting a puppy, and having a child. She was a black lab mixed with a pit bull and very gentle and sweet.