Sunday, September 27, 2009

Mud boogers

How exactly do you get to looking like this...

or this...

or this...

There is only one way!

All this rain is good for something!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Just to make you smile

Self portrait of him "wearing a striped shirt".

How could you not smile after looking at these sweet drawings done by this sweet boy. He is in to drawing faces, and usually has to include eyebrows!

All my time

This is what has taken ALL MY TIME for at least the last 3 weeks. Last weekend was my fall/winter kids consignment sale. We had the most consignors ever with just over 100 showing up to consign. As you can tell the place was packed! It was a good sale, but I don't think we had as many shoppers as the spring sale. I am just now beginning to catch up on sleep. I stayed up until past 3am for 2 nights and then until 5am last Sat. trying to get the place cleaned up! Hopefully the checks will go out on Monday and we can close out this sale...and then it will be time to start planning the spring one!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

No more white

Well today was officially the last day to wear white for the year. We follow those fashion rules around here even though Jeff thinks it is silly. Last year I took a picture of the kids the day before Labor day, so I thought I would do the same this year. I tell you what you would have thought I was torturing them. Jeff finally came out and did his silly faces and they were all smiles. Check out my babies from last year and see how they have changed! Happy Labor Day! I will be laboring away working on consignment sale things. There are only 3 days until set up begins-YIKES!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


We were finally able to harvest the first thing from our garden that we planted this summer. I know it doesn't look to impressive, but at least these survived. Nothing else that we planted is producing, and most of it died. It might have helped if we had been home more this summer to tend to it, or if we had kept it watered regularly, or fertilized it with manure or something like that. I do think I finally figured out what the problem is...squash bugs! I read about them on line yesterday. We have pumpkin plants all over that start out great, produce a small fruit and then die, so I went online yesterday to find out why. It seems like I would have done that sooner. Anyway we picked this one little tomato yesterday, and I used it to make a guacamole dip! I think we will have a couple more ripen soon. Oh well, I guess I can say that I grew all organic vegetables!