What would a summer in Iowa be without corn.
Fresh, in the field, sweet corn.
Kevin and I braved the 100+ degrees and went and picked corn to give to the food bank.
It was a rewarding, hot experience.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
I used to be a stay up until the wee hours of the morning and sleep in until the early afternoon kind of girl. I would finish a book during the quiet of the night.
But now, I set my alarm early so I can sit around and enjoy my coffee and play on my phone, or read a little before I have to start my day.
Right now I have my windows open to get an early morning breeze and some fresh air coming into the house before the heat of the day gets here. ( oh my goodness, I am my mother's daughter! )
As I sit on the couch looking out the front window, I feel so blessed! The hills and the trees are lush and green, and the clouds are beautiful!
I can hear the birds chirping and the frogs croaking down by the creek. What a wonderful, almost loud, greeting they make.
Thank you God for helping me enjoy my mornings!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
There is so much hope when planting a garden. Hopes for an abundance of vegetables - enough to make spaghetti sauce and enough to freeze. Enough to make you almost tired of cucumber salad and salsa. Almost.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Monday, January 4, 2016
I can't believe we've lived in this house for 3 years.
How time flies!
I remember my mom telling me how quickly the years pass as one grows older.
How right she was!
Since my last post, we've enjoyed so much family time!
*We got to see the kids and my mom at Thanksgiving.
*the Watts Family Christmas was so much fun with 43 of us in attendance.
*the kids got to come visit after Christmas and we had a great time despite the brief time together.
Now, we are all back to work
a new year - a fresh calendar hanging in the pantry.
A few pictures from the last weeks of 2015...
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wow! November 8th.
This is the first weekend in 6 weeks, six weeks I tell you, that we've been home!
We washed windows, vacuumed, dusted, mopped, did yard work, went to church, cooked, shopped, and even got the Christmas lights on the roof!
Whew, we are tired!
The past few months have flown by! And here are a few pictures...
Friday, August 21, 2015
School begins on Monday, I headed back this week trying to help get things in order in the library.
I went and purchased a couple new capri pants and a shirt or two. I got some index card dividers and some new sharpies.
Gone are the days of new back packs, shiney new pencils, Lisa Frank, Hello Kitty, and Looney Tunes.
I miss those days sometimes.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
We've got more than 30 people coming to our house this weekend. Seven of them are staying the weekend.
I was planning on making enchiladas, burritos, and all the fixings.
How things change. All because of a quick turn of the cart and my finger getting stuck.
Now a taco bar, with help from the guests. I can't use my right hand.
My RIGHT hand!
It's amazing how hard it is having just a little broken finger.
And painful, wow!
Oh well, time to take it easy for awhile.