So Mike and I have been officially married for 3 years. It has been a wonderful few years and we have been blessed with so much. As I look back at everything we have accomplished together it seems like we have been married for a whole lot longer. So a baby, 2 pets, a Master's Degree, a new job, house, and a whole lot of love later, here we are at 3 years. I sure love you honey. Thanks for being my bestfriend.
So we didn't cook smores while camping, but we did get to use this fun new gift that we received. It's a microwave Smore maker. It is pretty sweet, and we have had some good use out of it. It's all in the "Core Fusion Technology":) (Inside Joke) In only 10 seconds, perfect gooey smores everytime.
So these are the first professional pictures that we've had taken on Emma. We decided it would be good to do it now that she is 1 year old. They turned out o.k., but it is hard to capture her cute personality on camera because she just wants to go, go, go. The photographer was VERY patient, first with Emma and then with me while I attempted to "decide" which pictures to get. "Decisions are the worst!":)
So we haven't been camping as a family since we left Logan and so we were definitely due for a nice overnight camping excursion. It was a last minute decision, but Mike got home early from work so we packed everything up and headed up to the campsite. We found a nice campsite about 30 minutes away that was right next to the Kern River. It was really nice to be out in nature and to just get away from it all. Mike got a fishing license so he could catch a ton of fish, but as usual we don't have much luck in the fishing department. I would have bought a license as well but they were 41 dollars!!! Crazy. Anyway, we pitched the tent, had tinfoil dinners, went on a nature walk, and just enjoyed being together as a family. Then the night came.:) Emma was loving the tent all day long and once we put her to bed she just sat up talking to herself for about an hour. We finally got Emma to sleep and then Molly woke her up barking at the neighbor dog. Our air mattress deflated within a few hours (sorry to those who have had to sleep on it recently, Jackie), and then Emma woke up at 2 a.m. screaming! It was a little chaotic for mom trying to get her settled down, but in the end we just decided to head home for the night and then just come back in the morning. Luckily we were only 30 minutes away, and we all slept better in our own beds. So the next day we got up early and headed back to the campsite for breakfast and a relaxing day at the lake. All in all it turned out being a nice weekend, and for Mother's Day Mike was a sweety and made me breakfast and took care of Emma all day. It was such a nice break. He also got me some wild flower seeds because I have been wanting some. The best thing about Mother's Day besides our own Mother's is having Emma in our lives. She sure is the best thing in the world, crying while camping and all.
Mike has been super busy lately and so it was a nice change of pace for our family to take the weekend off and spend the day picking strawberries!!! There is a cute little farm/market/petting zoo about 20 miles from our home and we have stopped before and thought it was a fun place. We have been wanting to go back and look around some more and finally got the chance. They have this great "U-Pick" package that includes a hayride around the farm, strawberry picking, yummy blueberry pancakes in the morning, as well as entrance into their petting zoo and other kid themed areas. We ended up having a lot of fun and we were even able to bring Molly with us. It was a nice relaxing afternoon and the strawberries were so yummy! (A lot better than the ones we bought at the store last time) So I think we will have to go back for their Nectarine U-pick.:)
So there's a lot pic, but here is an updated one of our gardens. We are currently looking forward to the following homegrown produce:carrots, peas, green beans, zuchinni, corn, strawberries, raspberries, cilantro, spinach, romaine and leaf lettuce, cucumbers, and rhubarb. We're crossing our fingers that everything will grow.
The Sharp quartet reside in the hot and dry metropolis of Bakersfield, CA. Mike has been working for Nestle Dreyers Ice Cream for almost 3 years now. Amy is a very lucky stay at home mom and she enjoys spending time with her beautiful family, a dog and a cat. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and are thankful for how the gospel of Jesus Christ brings joy and happiness into our lives and family.