Monday, August 31, 2009
class starts tomorrow and it's not too late to register!
and Pam's super creative winning photo
Today I am reading Snow Flower & The Secret Fan.
Today I hope to see the light change in the garden.
Today I hope to talk to my mom.
Today I am watching Ian play.
Today I am wearing yoga pants.
Today my mood is good.
Today I am going to change things around here.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Ian is a one pair of shoes kind of kid. These have been his summer shoes. No question. They absolutely make me smile. This is our last full week of real summer and today was one of those perfect summer days filled with activities. The kind of day that when I sit and begin to write I think things from this morning must have been yesterday, but nope, they were just a mere 12 hours ago now! Crafts in the park, Funderland, the Zoo, JBF Consignment Sale shopping, dinner out with Uncle Justin and now home. Just writing it all makes me tired! More pictures soon.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Good Morning Saturday Snapshotters! Since I'm on the West Coast it's early, but I wanted those of you on the East Coast to have plenty of time to grab your shots today! So, I'm cheating a little bit for this challenge using photos I didn't take today. I guarantee you though, I will take some today. We are headed to the State Fair which is a perfect spot for this week's challenge.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I feel like I'm carrying on a family tradition! I spent an hour on the phone with mom talking about how to can. Two hours on the internet sorting through conflicting information before I finally just said, what the heck.
In the winter I'll be able to tell you how it tastes and, well, if I give my family food poisoning!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Last summer we went to the farmer's market almost every Sunday. We have only been twice this summer simply because we don't need to go. I'm loving growing everything in our own backyard. I love that if I want a tomato I walk outside and pick a tomato. I love snacking directly from the vine.
Last night I told Shea I wanted to go to get mushrooms and avocados, the two things not in my backyard! (although I'm trying to figure out how we could change that!) I told him I wanted to go early which for him translates to, "she's taking the camera." Little did he know I had a completely different reason for going. I wanted to compare prices. I wanted to walk around and get a sense of just how much it would cost to buy what we've been eating.
I got so excited after seeing that my long beans looked better than the market's AND that the eggplant that is multiplying DAILY was $2.50 a pound, I forgot to check other prices! It was fun to compare the size of my green beans and tomatoes and zucchini to those being sold. I loved being reminded of things to plant next year. (okay, I really loved knowing eggplant was $2.50 a pound...eggplant that I've been giving away!)
The best part? I know I cooked at least $8.00 worth of long beans just last week and I've been eating them for about 3 weeks with several weeks to go still!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
#3 And like most days I started and ended the day in the garden. My eggplant is producing like crazy! I just love the flowers, although not the eggplant! Stop by if you want some. :-)
The big picture from my son's play structure! You can see the egglplant in its context(as well as the pumpkin patch taking over the garden).
Just the plant.
And the aged moody look.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Because my mom asked :)
I looked through our front door and thought I saw smoke. Or was it the sprinklers in the park? It looked strange. We went outside to discover the fire department was conducting a hose training drill in the park! An opportunity we couldn't miss!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have so many things to show you! Photos of my girls' weekend in San Antonio, Ian's fun encounter with Fire Engine 14, the bountiful harvest from my garden today. Funny thing is after 4 days away from the boys I just want to enjoy my time with them and haven't spent much time on the computer! I have photos to edit, posts to write, and a house to clean! I spent 4 hours in the garden this morning just harvesting everything! So a photo from today with the intent to share the last week soon.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Camping was a success! Only one minor meltdown over needing his house and his toys. Food was incredible, I don't know how we ever camped without a dutch oven! More photos to come. For now my boys searching for Hermit Crabs which Ian named Hermit of course.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
- Something you love
- Something yellow
- Something from above