Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Little Helper

I have a helper. She wants to be doing the same thing as mom.

Can you guess which jar Charlie packed?

God bless!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

Last Thursday I got to spend the day with my wonderful friend, Lisa. Not only did we get about 90 quarts of pickles made, but we had fun doing it. It is always great to spend time with her and I feel like we have known each other forever. 

445. Soul Sisters

446. Bushels of cucumbers we didn't have to pick

447. Freshness of summertime

448. Garlic

449. Fresh dill

450. First batches
451. Only 2 broken jars

452. Accomplishing our goal
453. The home stretch
454. Old and new jars

455. Children growing into little helpers
456. Approaching 1st birthdays

457. More good days than bad days
458. Knowing that sick days won't always be here

459. New fruit trees and blueberry bushes to plant

460. A full week ahead

Have a blessed week!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

This is going to be a long, random list, but such great blessings I'm surrounded by every day!

421. This man.....my dear husband
I love him to pieces

422. Photos by Charlie

423. Growing melons

424. Ripening fruit
425. Daily harvests
426. Filling cellar and freezer for colder days

427. My job as homemaker and the time it provides me to do things for my family
428. The sweet smell of fresh baked bread...
429. ...and the first warm bite

430. Lovely dill bouquet from my dear friend, Lisa
431. First batch of pickles processed
432. Gallons of apricots from my sweet mother-in-law
433. Apricot jam, apricot fruit leathers, apricot grill sauce
434. Visits from neighbors...
435. ...bringing me more raspberries

436. My children's smiles
437. Their complete trust and quick forgiveness
438. Afternoons to play outside
439. Impromptu trips to the park

440. Up close face shots
441. Curls? (just maybe)

442. Dirty faces and messy locks

443. 'Why' questions from 3 year olds

Have a blessed week!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Sweetness

We love all the yummy fruits of summer.....

.....especially nectarines.....

.....the lip smacking, juices running down your chin goodness.....

.....the you need two hands kind of fruit.

God bless!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cori - 11 Months

Cori is on the move!

She has been taking steps here and there for the last month, but last week took off at full speed.

There is no stopping her.
She does have a big sister to keep up with after all.

Cori's favorite word.....kitty.
Every kind of animal is called a kitty.

She has 2 more teeth coming in, making a total of 8 so far,
and is still eating anything you put in front of her.

It's so hard to believe our little one is almost a year old!

God bless!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

16 Weeks - Baby #3

Pregnancy #3 is going well. I'm starting to feel a lot better and have some more energy back. Both big pluses for the busy summer we seem to be having.

I had a regular OB appointment on Friday and everything is just fine. My appointment next month will be the 20 week ultrasound. We are planning on not finding out the gender. We did not know with Charlie and did know with Cori and I liked not knowing better.

God bless!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Multitude Monday

holy experience

“In that day you will say: "Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.” (Isaiah 12:4)

What a weekend, we were busy busy. Joe told me a "relaxed, having fun" weekend is more work than going to work.....I agree. I think the girls agree too, they were both in bed by 7:30 pm tonight.....early bedtimes in our house.

I seem to lose track of blessings through out the days and week. I use to write them down. I need to go back to that. The following are some of our wonderful gifts from this most recent weekend.....

396. Charlie getting ready for the parade and doing it herself

397. Family fun

398. Sunhats for hot days
399. The ease of graham crackers

400. Mama and her babe
(yes, it was as hot as we look)

401. Cool treats

402. Styling shades
(I had to bribe her with a piece of parade candy to get her to look at me)

403. Family banter

404. Country living
405. Get togethers with great family and great friends

406. Being able to rest amongst the chaos

407. Clear skies
408. Farm fields

409. Sunsets

410. Kitties
411. Comfort in our clutter

412. Little ones wanting their photo taken

413. Raspberry picking and jam making

414. Grandma watching little ones

415. Husband helping to weed and mulch the garden

416. Summer's bounty

417. Busy week ahead...

418. ...lunch with a friend...

419. ...Bible Study with a few friends

420. ...doctor appointment

Have a blessed week!