Tuesday, July 26, 2011

First Fruits

Four zucchini and a handful of hot peppers!

 I sauteed my very first home-grown zucchini with an onion, a little garlic and ginger, red pepper flakes and a splash of soy sauce.  Yum!

And we have at least 30 green tomatoes on the vine!  Who's up for some salsa?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

We Did It

We cancelled cable. That's right, folks. We are officially cable free at the Herndons.  This, however, does not mean we are TV free. We took simplemom's advice and ordered a Roku, a small box that manages subscriptions such as Hulu, Netflix and many others.  It hooks up to your TV and operates off of the internet, either wirelessly or hard wired. I love this for many reasons:
1. It is MUCH cheaper. We are saving over $70 a month!
2. There are actually more choices for things to watch and you can watch on your own schedule.
3. You can go back and watch older shows. For instance, I am rewatching Arrested Development, which I love.
4. Finally, it makes you much more purposeful about what you are watching. There is no mindless surfing and no just having the tv on for background noise or getting sucked in. You sit down to watch what you want and then you are done. It is making us use our time much more wisely!

I am finding myself reading more and just enjoying the quiet.  Which is a good thing because my summer reading list keeps growing!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Family Pictures

While we had everyone in town, we took some family pictures.
We met at the duck pond
and I had one of my highschoolers who wants to study photojournalism come and play!
(It pays to know people.)
Thanks Maggie!

A pretty good lookin' crew if I do say so myself.