Monday, May 30, 2011

Our Garden


We are really starting to enjoy the potential of our garden. Our 12 tomato plants are all growing very well. The boysenberries have survived the wind and the 2 squirrels have not touched our 1 peach… yet =) Here are some pictures…


Our orange bell pepper in the making!


What we thought were weeds are really last years tomatoes springing up ALL over the place =)


A bad angle on this 5 fingered strawberry. We have lots of strange phalanges on our strawberries in all sorts of poses =)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

That’s My Boy !

Benjamin is always the first one up in our house. Why? Because he is the only one still smart enough to go to bed when he is tired! When he wakes up each morning, the first word out of his mouth is EAT! Today I took him down stairs to find a healthy, nutritious morning snack and can you guess what he wanted…


Chips and Salsa!

Can you think of anything better?

So, as I was forced to consume chips and salsa, before breakfast (you know how forceful those 2 year olds are, ask all those lovely people in San Francisco about that) I started thinking of my favorite salsa’s. Pace is not too bad; Costco brand (pictured) is of course good, because everything from Costco is good!; Leticia’s homemade salsa, the one I used to make and still do when I spend the entire $1.50 required for making a really tasty batch; and Gabi’s homemade salsa, which I have tried to make, but simply can’t do it as well as her!

Happy Salsa eating!


Friday, May 20, 2011

Must Post

I have a friend who has always been a good example to me. I feel blessed and am a better person because of her (well, when I follow her). Well, she called yesterday asking permission to share my blog with a the sisters in her ward at a Relief Society Meeting. This ward is the one I lived in for 6 years! I know a great deal of these sisters. That is how good she is. Still asks permission.

Her lesson was on journaling.

Well, isn't this the way it works. We hardly ever take the time to post. Now more people will probably look at this within the week and nothing of any great importance will be here. I have often read other's blogs and thought, I should so that., but never have.

So, in honor of my friend, I am posting today. AND I am going to tell you why my house is happier because of her =)

She was the first person I knew to home-school her children. She taught me the importance of not sending my little ones off at such a young age and how it is better to keep them at home!

My first nursing book came from her and I loved it! I was able to nurse all my babies for 2 years!

FOOD... She has taught me 3 recipes that are used frequently in our house:
I I forgot to put GRANOLA =)
Sunday Dinners:
Her family had us over for dinner one Sunday and ever since then Isaac has been hooked! He always wants to know who is coming to Sunday dinner at our house. Even when we go months without having anyone over for dinner, he still asks every Sunday =)

Thank you Amy for always being such a good example to us and for making our house happier!