Wednesday, June 30, 2010
It is humanly impossible to eat this many apricots....even with 7 people in your family! Keep in mind...this is after many have already been eaten by family and friends and there are many more green ones still on the tree! We are blessed in apricots. Funny thing is, I have never bought apricots at the store but they are really very tasty! There is something also so satisfying about eating fruit you have grown. We are leaving tomorrow for 9 days and we always seem to leave right when our fruit ripens. We are also very close to having nectarines, peaches and plums ready to be picked. It makes me almost not want to leave! :) This year, I decided to make jam....but have no time before we leave. I am going to experiment. I am going to freeze the apricots in freezer bags and pray that they still work to make jam when we return! I am very excited! Keep you posted!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Little accomplishments make my day! Last summer, I bought several memo boards for my upstairs desk area. We have had a LONGGGG bulletin board over the desk since we moved in. I have never really loved it. I wanted to replace it with a group of coordinating memo boards. Well, I am embarrassed to say that the box has been upstairs since last summer. However, I am happy to say, I got them hung today!!!! Yeah! Simple pleasures. There is still more I want to get done with the space and I feel like the picture doesn't do the color, etc. justice, but I wanted to post it because it was something that made me smile today!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
So, this was Jonah's 1st year celebration. I had a huge party for all 4 of my other kids when they turned 1. As they are getting older, we are simplifying parties and having just a few close friends, rather than tons of families. Mommy just got tired of having 4 ginormous (I know that isn't really a word) parties a year. So, we celebrated as a family.....but got super excited over Jonah turning 1. Picture story to follow!
I woke him up on his birthday morning and had to get a picture of him the 1st time I saw him as a big "1 year old"....though it ade me want to cry.
And.....big brother took him swimming for the VERY 1st time ever in grandma's pool and he LOVED it so much!!!!! It was such a great day! Love you Jojo Bubs!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Hi 1st ride on the beach on a boogie board! This was a daily happening when all the other kids were little and as they got bigger, they would all pull each other!