Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Bless Your Heart"

I recently heard a guy MC a pretty big event and he talked about his time in the south (for those of you outside the U.S. the south is not so much a geographical thing as it is a area of the U.S.; I am currently in Florida and Florida is NOT the south). During his time there he heard a phrase quite frequently, "bless your heart". I haven't heard that since I was back in Louisburg, NC.

The MC talked about how he thought it was something sweet, but then he figured out it wasn't. After a while he figured that "bless you heart" was best translated as "you're an idiot". I never thought of it before, but that's pretty true.

Some of the youth in my youth group heard about this from the other couple that attended the conference with Sarah and I. . .let's just say we're hearing "bless your heart" all the time now.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

We Got Frodo 1 Year Ago

We made this 2 days after we got him. . .

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our Fish Tank(s)

Back in February we purchased a 45 gallon fish tank. We set it up and got our starter fish, two opaline gouramis, to make sure that the tank was ready for fish. They lived, yay! so we added four more pearl gouramis. Our goal was to build up to Angelfish, but they are super sensitive, so we took our time. Our water was very brown and murky for the first few weeks. After a few successful weeks of gourami survival, we decided to go get the angelfish. We went to Petsmart, our favorite pet store, and picked up 6 of the smallest angelfish I'd ever seen. So cute! Two of the original died, a few of the replacements died, but we now have 5 thriving, growing, beautiful angelfish! We added a bushy nose placco, a leaf fish, a crowntail betta, bubble bee catfish, and a rainbow shark, and then got really crazy and set up our 10 gallon right beside the 45. We added another leaf fish, betta, and two guppies in the 10 gallon. This has been a fun hobby. Here are some pics of the tanks, enjoy!

Here is our two tanks side by side, the 10 gallon now seems so tiny, especially when I remember how many fish I had in there years ago.

Here is the little 10 gallon, sunken treasure theme. In here lives a betta, a leaf fish, and two guppies (who I'm sure will soon produce babies).

Here is the 45 gallon. Both tanks have live plants in them, which I love! I'd never done live plants before, but they are great, and pretty!

Here is one of the leaf fish. Very small, cute fish. He has a huge mouth and would eat smaller fish if we had smaller fish.

Here is the pretty blue crowntail betta in the 45 gallon tank.

Here is one of the angelfish, we have two stripped ones.

Here are two of the pearl gouramis.

Here is our biggest angelfish.

We have two white angelfish, they are my favorite!

Another picture of the blue crowntail betta.

Here is the male guppy, the female has the same colors.

Here is the crowntail betta in the 10 gallon, very pretty red color.

Here is our rainbow shark.

We got four bumble bee catfish. We rarely see them, so we don't know if we still have four. They are really cute when we get to see them.

Here is another shot of the leaf fish.

Our bushy nose placco. He hides most of the day.

Sarah Elizabeth