Monday, August 25, 2008

Our "Peachy" weekend!

At least I admitted we were crazy before we even started. So...Ashley and I, with some sporadic help from a few others, canned 170 quarts of peaches. and 30 or so pints of peach jam. Holy cow! We got our peaches late Thursday night. We got a good start on them on Friday morning and canned all day. We started again on Saturday and canned all day. Then we finished on Sunday afternoon. We thought we would be done on Saturday, but we got slower and slower as the days went on. I have no desire to eat them after spending three days canning them. We had some great help from My brother in-law Sean, My mother in-law Mary, and My mom Julie. We would still be canning if we didn't have their help. Thanks Guys!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Kids!


So apparently Ashley and I didn't learn our lesson when we canned 150 pints of strawberry jam. We are punishing ourselves by canning 15 boxes of peaches. I think we may very well be NUTS! 15 boxes of peaches, $300; Ingredients and supplies, $100; Spending time with my sister, Priceless! I think? (Who's going to be watching the 5 kids, CHELSEA!!!)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer is almost over....

Summer is close to coming to an end and school is about ready to begin. We went and got all of Victoria's school supplies last week and then finished off her wardrobe this week. I can't believe how exspensive it is to send kids to school. I don't know how my mom did it.

Tori is so excited to start the first grade. Gavin is upset he has to stay home with mom (little does he know I wish he were going to school too!), and Maddy could care less about anything.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August is here and it is HOT!!

So, with summer approaching the down hill slide. It is definately making an impression on this family. We call our air conditioned house, our "cave". We leave the blinds shut, the doors closed, and the A/C on. Today is going to make it to a sweltering 96 degrees. I understand this may not be hot to some or in some states, but the humidity alone in Portland is enough to kill you on an 80 degree day.

Victoria says she is ready to start school, Mom says, "See ya!" Although she does very well to be the entertainment for the other two kids, it is much easier to handle two than three.

Our anniversary is one month away, what do you do for your ten year. I would think it should be important. Blayne asks me what I want or what I want to do, and I say, " I don't know." Yeah, I am no help.

Here's to four weeks until school is in session!!!