Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Dangerous Life of A Watermelon



My mouth is watering! Maybe that's why they call it a WATERmelon! I can't wait to enjoy this guy. He gets bigger every time I see him. I wonder if he knows what I'm thinking about doing to him! :) Truly enjoying the fruits of my labor.

I am Happy,           

Sarah

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Giants in the Garden



I Love Sun Flowers and mine have started to bloom. They are so beautiful. Today Jenna, Joey and I went out and pick our first crop of pole beans. We have just enough for dinner. Only because Kristen is gone on her special trip with Grandma and Papa. We also got some Lima beans, cucumber, egg plants, zucchini, yellow squash, and okra. The corn has lots of ears on them. I'm not sure when they will be ready to pick. I'll have to play that one by ear (hahaha). The garden is such a pleasure and what a blessing it has been to our family this year.





I am Happy,

Sarah

Friday, July 9, 2010

From the Garden

 I thought I would post some pictures of our garden. Being that it is our first garden it amazed me that you could put a seed in the ground and with lots of sun shine and water it would grow and grown it has. The Lord is good! We have enjoyed many delicious veggies already and can't wait for more. I'm not only excited about what it gives us throughout the summer, but in Jan. I will be enjoying it from my freezer or jars that stock up my pantry. 









We love to spend time out here usually in the evenings after dinner. The kids will ride their bikes, or sometime shoot their BB guns. We love to sit and watch the 2 owls we have  living in our pine trees fly out just before sun down across the sky and over the vineyard looking for breakfast. Its a lovely place to be.

I am Happy,

Sarah

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jenna's Day with Papa and Grandma

Jenna got to spend the day with Papa and Grandma and she chose to go to the ocean. It is about 40 degrees cooler there. They drove over to Monterrey and spent time at cannery row which used to be a huge cannery for the fish that were caught of our coast. Now it has been turn into little shops. They have a Bubba Gumps restaurant there from the movie Forest Gump. (they packed a lunch) They had a picnic in the car because it was so cold. Then Papa and Jenna went out and explored the beach. Jenna gathered some shell, spotted some crabs, and watched the sea lions on the rocks. Grandma stayed warm in the car. A man told them that the sea lions come there about every five years to mate and have there pups. He said that when the pups are born great white sharks come and eat the pups :( That is sad. They had a very nice time and Jenna brought her brother home a little red race car and gave Kristen a bag of salt water taffy her favorite!  They brought Jenna home and I made a spaghetti dinner and we went out and picked some okra, tomatoes, zucchini, egg plant, and squash, oh and some lettuce. They hit the road back home very tired and ready for bed. Thank you guys for taking Jenna she is still talking about it this morning!  My niece Abby chose to go to Yosemite, Kristen is going to Reno to go to Cabelas, and Joey wants to go on a hike. I think that they will probably go back to the coast for that it is so much cooler. Today it is suppose to be 108. That is HOT!

I am Happy,

Sarah

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our 4th of July



We had a nice 4th of July. It all started when my mom brought down her belgium waffle maker! Yum they were so good we topped them with the blueberry preserves we had made last week.  Then the kids suited up and hit the giant water slide sitting in our yard!

 This slide is taller than our house! We get one every year. This year Joey was a big brave boy! He had so much fun!

Big Boy Joey    Hi Jenna Cool moves Kristen

We all sat around and snacked on chips and lots of different dips. We had chicken and beef kabobs for dinner along with potato salad, mac salad, chips, watermelon, and fried eggplant. It was yummy! Then we waited for it to get dark!

 We celebrated with a big firework show in the drive way put on by Roger and Uncle Jonny! It was great. Joey really enjoyed the sparklers! We finished the night with yummy candy bar cup cakes that my sister made! They were fantastic!

I am Happy,

Sarah