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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

19 years

19 years ago tonight, Matt and I were dancing our hearts out with friends and family at our wedding reception.
19 years.
I'm proud of that. I'm proud that we believe in each other, in our marriage, in our love and friendship, in our family, in our commitment to God.
Just proud of us.
Happy anniversary Matt. Love you more today than ever!

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I know, I know, I've been absent. I've got no excuses.
Here are a few recent pictures.

Prep work for preschool

Cherished playtime

Homecoming game

Power rangers have homework too

Sky after baseball game

Shaving cream word work

Exhausted ball player

Making band it bracelets

Moving my sister

Dream kitchen

Jogging fundraiser

Grant's class walking first lap

Spinning cousins

Favorite quote.
Hope to be back soon....

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy 14th birthday

Dylan is 14 today, how can that be?

5 pounds 13 ounces and 19" long to 106 pounds and 5'4".


No more themed parties for this teen. He and a couple friends went for pizza and a movie and then back to our house for cake and kickball.

Here he is in all his 14-year-old-coolness on his new bike (thank you Grammy farmer and Grandpa!) Grammy Farmer told me that it will last him through college, he could ride it to classes....wahhhhhh!

He did say it would be cool if I brought his lunch to school today so I will do that, but I'm not allowed to stay ;-) Grant and I thought it would be funny to buy a bunch of balloons and wear birthday hats and sing to him as I delivered his lunch, but I'd better take the safe route and drop it off in the office.

Happy Birthday Dylan! Love you-mom.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Morning picking

My garden did great this year, a little overwhelming right now in fact. It's the best year I've had for green beans and my tomatoes are huge and red and no bugs or cracks or black spots. My boys take credit for the bugs because they released a preying mantis in the garden a few weeks ago, they may be onto something...

To give you a perspective of the size of the bowl, I set my coffee mug beside it. It's a big bowl.

Last week, I froze six quarts of beans and I'm guessing I'll be doing the same today.

Jack and I did refrigerator pickles last week too and I'm happy to report that the jar is almost empty ;-) They were perfect, crisp, crunchy and dill-y.

I'm just freezing most of my tomatoes and some I'll make into salsa. I'd love to can some salsa and tomato sauce or juice, but those hot water baths intimidate me a little...I shouldn't be scared, I spent many a summer growing up in my mom's kitchen or my grandma's basement kitchen watching them can everything and sweating up a storm over those steaming pots! We'll see...

Stop on over for lunch if you're closeby, sliced tomatoes are on the menu, oh, and I could really use some help snapping beans!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013