Friday, March 20, 2009

Cassell Bound - 'edited'

We went to Cassell stadium to see the Hokies play the Baylor Bears. Unfortunately, the Hokies suffered a brutal loss to the Bears.

This was the first every basketball game I have been to and I must say, it won't be the last. We had the best time. We sat 9 rows from the court and were right behind the Hokies!!! I was PUMPED. I also got a great seat where I could stare at AD Vassallo It was also sad to see him leave the court since he is a Senior. I guess I need to find a new fav. The best part was the tickets were only $15.00 each. We even made Matt go. (yes, he was suffering wearing his burgundy nike shirt . no HOKIE gear).

After the game, we headed over the Bull & Bones for a late lunch. This place has the best food ever!!! . As we were leaving, we noticed that they are building another restaurant that we will MOST CERTAINLY be visiting; Beamers (Frank Beamer's Restaurant) when it opens!

Once we got home, we began putting up the fence around the garden and finished it on Sunday. It took no time at all and we think this may be a good start to keeping out those varmits!

~ Happy Spring ~

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Matt's early 16th Birthday Present

Matt and his car! We got this car at such a great deal and couldn't pass it up. Since Matt doesn't get his licence until around August, I will be driving the car back and forth to work.

It is a 5-speed Ford Excort coupe and we really thought he would have a lot of trouble driving, but after about 5 minutes, he was doing pretty well.

His first thing is to "pimp it out" WVU style.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


And its time to change it's time to rearrange . . . (Song from the Brady Bunch when Peter's voice is changing)

I decided to finally change my blog page to my new header that I so graciously got the site from Katie for created blog headers; however, I cannot find the info on the lady that did this for me so if anyone reading this knows her website, please let me know so I can link her.

Let me know what you think!

Exciting things to come: Matt and his early B'day present

Monday, March 16, 2009

What's going on?

The Sweet Family hasn't been doing too awlful much lately.

We have been enjoying the sprouting of Spring life from all of our gardens.

We have been working around our pond due to noticing it is not holding water. We put in a new pump, however, it only stays at a certain level. After JD spending numerous hours looking around the perimeter of the tubs, etc... he finally found the leak and has fixed it on Friday before the weekend rain. Now the pond is holding water! Good thing too as I was ready to bulldoze it in!

The frogs are enjoying it as well as I hear them in it every evening singing their mating tunes. UGH...

We have also been working on a fence around the garden in order to keep the deer from snacking on our plants again. Last year I think they envisioned this HUGE salad. Therefore, after researching some fences on the web, we have recreated a fence that costed us $160.00 at Lowe's. (The websites I researched all wanted about $1,000.00 for a fence for the size of our garden (and that is downsizing immensely). Crazy I know. However, THRIFTY on our part!!!

Once it is done, I will share pics in case anyone would like to replicate the idea.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow much fun!!!

Here are some pics of the Sweet Family playing in the snow on Sunday, March 1.
(I finally got to use my Snowman building kit that my mom got me well over 5 years ago)