Monday, June 22, 2009

Jam Session

This is my first ever attempt at making jam. I made strawberry freezer jam last week after attending a Relief Society enrichment class teaching us how. I'm really excited with how it turned out. I think I'm going to have to try some more again soon.
Can't start without my 2 little helpers.

Mashing strawberries is lots of fun.

Quality control, it's a tough job but someone has to make sure the bowl checks out

Stirring some more

Cleaning a little drip

Filling freezer jars

Giving a little taste


All done!

Still Here

Lest you think that we've fallen off the face of the earth, been kidnapped and prohibitted from blogging until ransom is paid, or forgotten the dear friend known as the internet, fear not. We are still here. We still love the internet. We still love our fellow family and friend bloggers. We just got sucked into this blackhole/vortex thing otherwise known as home-ownership. We have been found spending many hours performing previously unheard of familial activities such as caring for this thing called a yard

Growing our little container garden

I'm very excited for home grown tomatoes!

And Dan decided he had to have jalepenos to make salsa.

Moving lots of this stuff around, hoping to eventually have it all end up in just the right place or on just the right wall

Making more purchases

I found these at a yard sale in our neighborhood a week or so ago, $200 for the set! I'm so glad I decided to drive by on a whim that morning.

A lot of this is also going on

Thank you freecycle for the free slide!

As you see, this begins even before we are dressed for the day.

And of course playing with the little ones. They keep us hopping!

So no need to send out that search party. We are, however, welcoming visitors who want to come our way. We can even offer you out-of-towners your own room! Sounds intriguing, doesn't it?