Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 273

My afternoon consisted of a farm tour at nearby Lazy XS Ranch to admire their pigs and talk farm stuff and a reciprocal farm tour here later that afternoon. In the evening, I went to a "Let's Celebrate Fall Party" at the Wolffs. One highlight: Trying out shape note singing for the first time!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 272

Apparently, the capacity for our turtle pool is 11 ducks. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 271

Stepped outside my normal comfort zone during my hair appointment today and got "pixie bangs". I was partly inspired by this post on micro bangs or fringes. I have several friends with the fringe look and it is super adorable on them. I, however, am not sure I could pull that off!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 270

Today was finally our first official day at school. It went rather swimmingly. Jacob, on his own, wanted to draw a boat to illustrate the story that we made using his spelling words. Such a change compared to last year's beginning.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 269

Spent most of the day convalescing on the couch thanks to a nasty yellow jacket sting that has caused my leg to swell up. (no, I'm not allergic. I've been told this isn't too unusual). I did manage to finish the process of making and canning Great Aunt Elsie's Crystal Slice Pickles. And my oh my, they are good!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 268

Today started out fairly normally. I had gotten a yellow jacket sting the night before but didn't think much of it. We had a full day of errands though and by the time the day was done, I had a very ugly and extremely sore cankle. It felt like Mt St Helens was trying to rupture out the side of my leg unless it was wrapped up. And to make matters worse, I had to wear (oh the horrors) cheap Hawaiian flip flops because I've had a nasty infected blister (the size of a nickle?) on a toe. So it was an awkward day. But it ended eventually and I crashed on the couch. Later on we watched BBC Sherlock and little Sam joined us for awhile. He was pretty excited to hang out with the big boys.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 265

Hannah's birthday party. The Lyons helped us celebrate.
And there was much ice cream. 

Also, Jacob and I made these brownies.
And they were very good. Very, very dark.
I think I might still like The Domestic Goddesses Recipe 
for most occasions better.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 263

Dad and Scott hanging up a new whiteboard. 
Very excited as I'm sure our life will become perfectly organized now.

Also, our amazing "nut wizard", although we use it to pick up fallen apples.
It's one of my favorite toys.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 261

My favorite parking "park" at the Clackamas Costco.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 260

Hannah, Sam and I went blackberry hunting. 
We had success.
A peach blackberry cobbler followed.

My top secret project is slowly approaching completion.
Carriage doors, they are. Or will be one day.
Have decided to put windows in instead of solid boards. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 258 Saturday

Piggies in the morning sunlight
Picking blackberries with Scott, Jacob & Mums
Fresh salsa for parish group tomorrow
Other happenings - 
Swimming with Jacob, 
working on the top secret project, 
a delicious dinner outside with the family and Zach & Hannah and Samantha
making food for parish group
watching M. Hulot's Holiday

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 257 Friday

Trying to start doing chores earlier...
Jacob waiting at the feed mill with me
The apple cider press awaiting use
Hannah W and family over for picking apples, making cider and picking blackberries
Cute piggie buttocks!
Other happenings - working on the TSP and using my new router guide, having Hannah over for an impromptu dinner

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 256 Thursday

1. Piggies
2. Chickens
3. Duckies
4. Daniel channeling his inner praying mantis....
5. Other happenings - Kate coming over for a visit, going to the airport cafe as a family to celebrate Jacob doing well in school

I'm working on getting back my blogging mojo. It's taken a while to figure out a new rhythm now that I have a new phone. And I still have photos from our camping trip to transfer from my old phone to my new one. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 254 Wednesday

Running errands with Mom, Jacob and Daniel... Fall crocuses at the piano teacher's house.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 253 Tuesday

1. Dad entertaining Sam while waiting to leave
2.-4. At a double baby shower. Beautiful decorating!
5. Other happenings - Ticking things off my to do list all day!