Summer To-Do List 2016

  Go to the beach Watch Fireworks Blow Bubbles Go Camping (& make s’mores!) Go Swimming Make Homemade Pizza Sidewalk Chalk BBQ Run through the sprinklers Play frisbee Have a picnic Go to a Farmer’s Market Go on a date with the kids Make Popsicles Look at the Stars A summer craft with kids Completely […]

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My Grandparents Moved.

My grandparents moved. At 81 & 83 years old, they’ve moved from the home that I have always known them to have, the ranch. I have mixed feelings, but an overall thankfulness that my grandparents are able to move to a home that is more manageable for them. I also have a feeling of silliness. […]

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What I Love About This Time of Year & Other Randomness

  August. Still Summer, but for the gardener, it’s time to think and dream of fall. It’s time to start cleaning up, amending, and making room for our fall plantings. Cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, chard, kale, greens, beets, potatoes, and all of the other wonderful crops that come with the cool weather. It’s time to finish […]

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A Summer Tomato Harvest.

Dear Friends, We’ve got so many tomatoes, that I (almost!) don’t know what to do with them all. Yes. This is our kitchen, and a wagon full of tomatoes….yes a wagon. The kids, and Grey, love to harvest them…and just about daily–we are getting that many tomatoes. This is also our kitchen…the coffee & tea […]

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The Birth Story of Our Daughter.

Dear Friends, I’m finally getting around to writing our daughter’s birth story on her one month birthday. I’ll call it my maternity leave from blogging to make myself feel a bit better about quite a lengthy absence. To be quite frank, the recovery of this birth is taking more time. Every birth is unique, and […]

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Marigolds.

We planted an entire bed of marigolds as an organic pest control method, and I’ve got to say, it’s one of my favorite parts of the garden right now. We grew them from seed and these marigolds are stout. Not like the six packs bought at the garden center. They are taller, more vibrant and […]

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Sunday Beet Harvest

Yesterday we decided to pull the beets out of the garden… so I could spend the next 4 1/2 hours pickling them. ….especially when he came across some ripe strawberries!Beets are one of my favorite veggies to grow because they grow so well here.We also pulled the volunteer red potato plant out of this bed […]

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The Flash!

There’s a new puppy in our life and he’s so stinkin’ cute.He’s not our puppy which leaves out the late night howling, chewing, and cleaning up after…which makes him even cuter. 😉It’s hard to resist such an adorable face. Isn’t it?Flash is his name, and I bet you can’t guess why. 😉 Happy Saturday Friends! […]

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Yes! We’re Expecting Again!

20 weeks. I guess it’s not such new news to our family and friends, but we are expecting another baby this year. I found out on October 19th of last year, while Grey was at the gym. The night before, I suspiciously burst out into tears at a trivia night, with family, over a Robin […]

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