Monday, July 21, 2014

Maggie and Hannah

Tonight Maggie was curled up with the same blanket dear Hannah was last year. Sniff sniff. They sure do look alike. They do NOT act alike!

Cucumbers and Zucchini and Tomatoes, Oh My

The garden is finally really starting to produce some produce. Last week I canned bread and butter pickles (with cucmbers from my in-laws garden), made two batches of zucchini bread and canned jalapeƱo strawberry pepper jelly. My tomatoes are finally ripening and I see some BLT's in my future this week!
Mini loaves of zucchini bread. 


Cooking down the pepper jelly. Yum!

My pride and joy!

You can't tell by the pic, but this zucchini is the size of a football. 

My first cucumbers emerging. 

Green beans ready to pick!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Week in Review

This morning I realized I hadn't posted any pics all week!  Yikes!  
Well, here is our past week in review.

Our front flowers are attracting lots of bees. Luckily, they are more interested in the flowers than us!

The kids, my mom, and I went and saw "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight Theater. The kids loved it!  (And I sang the whole thing)

I'm officially a Mac girl. Though I'm still blogging from my phone for the time being. 

Matthew FINALLY (according to him) got under 8 seconds on his "cycle" stack. Jr. Olympics in two weeks!  

Molly and I went shopping with her friend Leah. These girls know how to accessorize. 

I picked some monster zucchini out of my garden!

Monday, June 30, 2014


Wow. Though it shows I used a lot of elevators and escalators today, check out how many steps I took checking out the Mall of America and IKEA today. No wonder my legs are tired!  Unfortunately, I think I ate enough calories to cancel out all the exercise!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Maggie 1 Year In

One year ago we brought home a LITTLE 11 week old puppy. Now we have a much larger dog with most of the same puppy tendencies. She really is a great dog though I do look forward to the day that she calms down just a bit. She considers herself a lap dog and at 50+ pounds she is a lapful. 

She likes to sneak up on the bed in the middle of the night and is just as happy to see you after you step outside for 2 minutes as she is if you've been gone for a day.