Tuesday Odds & Ends #17

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Memorial Day Weekend snuck up on me this year. I mostly blame my confused idea of seasons now that we live in Texas. Memorial Day has always meant 'the start of Summer' for me, but what happens when it's been warm for the past 5 months already? Either way, it was still a very enjoyable three day weekend. Despite my confusion of seasons, I'm stoked to create a Summer Bucket List with the inspiration of the Happy Family Movement. I know both Eprham and Beau won't give me much input on the idea, but I have a few activities I'd like to have us do before we become a family of four. First on the list? Seeing fireworks. I've missed out on Fourth of July fireworks for the past 4 years as a meteorologist working rotating shifts, and Ephram was still a little too young to enjoy them the last two years anyways. But I think he'll love them this year and luckily, his little brother will still be safe inside my belly (where it will be a bit quieter - hopefully).

If you're a Facebook user and at all interested in business, this article may interest you. Last week Beau and I were discussing Facebook's IPO - I love talking with him about that sort of stuff - and I swear Beau could have written that article. He had mentioned so many of the same points made by the author. Very interesting stuff. Especially web-based marketing.

Recipe Review: The Baked Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe was a hit! Beau said it was the best meal I've ever cooked. Sadly, the Fettuccine was the opposite. I gave it a 2.5 out of 5 stars, but the boys weren't fans at all. You win some, you lose some.

Our holiday weekend was mostly spent adding a little life to our backyard - in the form of plants. It's still a work in progress, but it's looking much more pleasing to the eye already. And, talk about pleasing to the eye, I am in love with this hibiscus.