I love my garden!

On the same day I made our Filipino cuisine, I decided to hang up my hanging flower pots and plant our veggies.  YAY!  Believe it or not, I get a little shaky even getting on the top step of the step-stool, but I persevered and now have pretty pots hanging from my front porch!  OH!  And I have a hummingbird feeder up, too! 🙂

As I said before, we also planted our veggies.  I did take two helps from the store:  tomatoes and cauliflower.  I’m not ashamed…. Nope, not me!  😉  The seeds I planted are: beans, broccoli, basil, peas, carrots, arugula, onions, corn, sweet and hot peppers, lavender, chives, oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, dill and cilantro (my most favorite herb, EVER!).  I can’t wait to see the fruits of my labor!  🙂

Happy gardening!


Yummy Filipino Food :-)

I love Filipino food.  LOVE it.  I was a fortunate kid who had parents that LOVED to cook.  We were a fortunate family who happened to have a Filipino lady live next door to us for a while, when I was a kid.  She taught my parents how to make lumpia!  YUMMY!  Lumpia is one of my favorites.  Then my dad ended up seeking out pancit and adobo recipes…  YUMMY!  ha ha.  I love love love pancit, adobo and lumpia!

So, a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try it myself.  I have to say, I was rather successful, in my humble opinion.

From left to right: pancit, adobo, lumpia.


Chicken adobo. YUM!

Yummy. I love pancit. 🙂

I love love love international food!  I really do hope to learn more and more recipes from different countries! 🙂

1 month down…

On the same day of each month, the kids and I are eating out in “celebration” of missing our daddy.  In February we ate at Texas Roadhouse.  That place is SO yummy!

On our way to the restaurant.

The boys waiting for our food.

Doesn't she look so sad and pathetic? ha ha.

I'm not exactly sure what he's doing here... but hey, he's entertained, right? 😉

The boys LOVE them some ribs!

We had a great time, despite my man not being here.  As of right now, we only have 4 more restaurant visits to make!  YAY!

Tawna’s Garden 2011

It’s that time of year, again, folks!  I absolutely LOVE gardening!  It’s GOOD exercise and I just LOVE the end result!  At the end of February, the kids and I took a whole Saturday and cleaned up the garden areas, added border to a few garden areas, planted seeds and added in mulch!  We had a such a good time and it looks beautiful!  (Of course, I’m a bit biased… ;-))

My main garden.


Next to the garage.


Our tree. 🙂

And a closeup of around the tree!

The new garden around the mailbox.

The little garden area on the other side of the garage.

Thank you for looking at my little garden!  A little later on, I’ll be sharing my vegetable garden that I started a few weeks later!  YAY!  🙂

The Jacobs Family Restaurant and Theater

My kids love to play “restaurant” and “movie theater” quite often.  I was making steak and potatoes one night for dinner, and while I was cooking, the kids made our dining room into a restaurant and our living room into a theater.  It was complete with movie tickets and menus.  So much fun!

Kylie making movie tickets.
The restaurant. Notice the chess table set up on the left. 😉
Kylie and Zachary playing chess while waiting for dinner.
“Thish ish sho good, Mom!” chomp, chomp, chomp!
The dishwashers.
Movie tickets!
Our theater. 🙂

I don’t remember what movie we watched that night, but I do remember having a great time w/ my kiddos!  I’m sure we’ll do this again and again and again!