Monday, June 29, 2009

New Car

About a week ago we got a new car! We got a great deal on this honda fit. The only downside is its purple but we don't mind too much and its so much more comfortable than the truck!
We took our first trip in our Fit yesterday and went to Raven Rock Park for a nice Sunday walk.

This is the Cape Fear River

And for those of you who have not been here to North Carolina there are trees as far as the eye can see. In every direction there are just trees and trees and more trees.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

$2.00 Skirt

I have to say I am very proud of myself. Yesterday I had the day off which was fabulous and so I decided to make a skirt from some of the .99 cent fabric that I got in Solvang. Now I have never made clothing before so I was really scared about messing up and not having enough fabric. Well I did mess up once but had enough fabric to still make the skirt. It took me about all afternoon and a phone call or two trying to figure out how to sew a zipper but I did it and best of all it fits!! I am so excited. Now that I know what I'm doing I will probably attempt another one out of a table cloth that I found for $5. Yeah for bargin shopping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Here is my garden friend. It really is one of the coolest spiders I've seen. I'm not sure what the little white things are coming off of his legs but as for now he is allowed to stay in the garden. He isn't doing any harm (I don't think).

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Doctors Orders

I love this Doctor
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speed up heart not make live longer; that like say you can extend life of car by driving faster. Want live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. What are these? Vegetables. So, steak nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give 100% recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine. That means they take water out of fruity bit; get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made out of grain. Bottoms= up!
Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: If you have body and you have fat, ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, ratio is two to one, etc.
Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Cannot think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetables be bad for you?
Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only do sit-ups if want bigger stomach.
Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: You crazy? HELLO… Cocoa beans! Vegetable!!! Cocoa beans best feel-good food around!
Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whales to me.
Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape!
Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies:
1. The Japanese eat very little fat
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats
And suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like. "Speaking English is apparently what kills you"...........

Okay so No I'm really not following this doctors advice but I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Trip to SLO Town

I had the chance to go to SLO this past weekend for Hailey's graduation. I can't believe my baby sister graduated.
We went hiking at Montana de Oro and it was a beautiful day.

Hailey had a graduation party and all the Farrar cousins were there it was so fun to see all of them.

Monday, June 8, 2009

We've Been Busy

We went to the temple on Saturday and it was great. I love going to the temple. I didn't get a picture of the two of us in front of the temple but I did get a picture of the top of the temple. I was trying out my new lens.

On our way home we drove through this town called Fuquay-Varina and they were having a celebration for their town being 100 years old. (that is really not that old for a town). We decided to stop..why not we didn't have anything else going on. We walked around and looked that the street vendors and then bought a snowcone. It was nice and fun to see the town.This morning was a very productive day that's for sure. We have been working on a few projects around here and today I'm glad to say we finished 2 of them.

The first project is an old table. This was my grandparents first piece of furniture; their kitchen table. Here is what it looked like before:

And here it is after lots of sanding and spray paint
Project 2 - Our pond
After not being able to find our fish for the past week we decided it was time to clean out the pond. We drained it, scrubbed it and filled it back up with water. Now it looks so pretty that I might actually enjoy having a pond. We will see how long it stays this nice. My plants that I planted next to it are also taking off. They are getting really big and make the pond so pretty.

After cleaning the pond we put the fish back in the water and a couple hours later we found this:
We are sad to say that we killed our first pet. After coming home from work I looked at the pond and saw another floating fish...oops we killed both of them. We were just trying to give them a clean place to live.

Here is a flower from my garden. I think its pretty!

And here is a picture of my garden. My tomatoes are getting bigger and so is the zuchinni =) The second picture is a picture of my cucumber plant which is growing like crazy but still not a single cucumber....I guess I just have to be patient.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Today in church we talked about friends and what made a good friend. It made me reflect on the amazing roommates that I have had. I could not ask for better friends. You have always been there for me, helped me decide to go on a mission, wrote me my whole mission, came from far places to attend my wedding. I know I can count on you guys for anything anytime and I am so grateful to have such a wonderful group of friends. Thank you Cherry Chubbs for all you do!! I miss you all and hope we can all get together soon.

Before my missionHome from my mission
My wedding
Oh and if you are wondering about the fish...well we still can't see them the water is too murky so we are trying to get that cleaned up and hopefully we will have fish!