Friday, May 27, 2011

I wanted to share….

This is the post I put on my everyday blog. I wanted to share what my life is other the diet and exercise. Though I work hard at that, I wanted you to see I have a life that is filled with so much more.


Has been busy but here it always is in one way or another. The kids and I have been busy doing what we do best, playing and learning.


One of our biggest events was Justin graduating from Preschool. It was such an honor being invited to watch Justin graduate. He has come so far this year. I am very proud of him.

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Another big thing in these little lives. Jon, Justin and Hannah have never had a wiener roast. So Mike taught them how to roast wieners and we had a picnic.

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We got our boat ready this week and while it was sitting by the garage we had to play in it.

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We transplanted, for the 3rd time, the tomatoes and peppers. This should be the last planting because after next week it’s time to plant the garden, that is if it warms up. This morning when I got up it was 30* and quite chilly out there.

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Jim and I got the boat launched. It was such a beautiful day. Wilbur loves going for rides. We had a blast and it felt so good to just be out with Jim.

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We feed the last of our bird seed to our birds and Junior (he’s our Yellowbellied Sap Sucker) came for one last visit.


Today Justin and I made chocolate chip cookies except I didn’t have any brown sugar so just substituted white and a bit more flavoring and I swear I bought chocolate chips but couldn’t find them anywhere’s so we took the last of the Valentine and Easter candy from the freezer and beat the living daylights out of it with a hammer.


So between this stuff, mowing, tilling the garden, scouts, getting some spring cleaning done and making a bracelet for an older customer….no wonder I’m tired and tomorrow I’m going to work out in the morning, take my daddy garage saling and I so want to do some kind of BBQ.

And I think last but not least, the rhubarb is ready so I went out and cut a stock pot full and make sauce. I made 12 quarts. I don’t have a picture to show you, you all know what canning looks like. But I have to say this was the tastiest batch I’ve ever made. I put the last of the apples from last fall, the last of the cranberries and the last of the freeze dried raspberries in it. Oh plus a box of sugar free orange jello.

I’m off Monday, time to relax and do some fishing. AND…. do a huge Memorial Service Flag ceremony at our VFW for our veterans. Our scouts and leaders were asked to do the flags and lead the pledge so that’s where Mike and I will be Monday at 10:00. Remember what Monday is folks, a day to say thank you and pray for all the families that are or have put their lives on the line for our freedom.

Take care my friends and have a blessed, awesome, relaxing, rejuvenating and wonderful weekend.


gracies tough journey said...

What wonderful pictures. It looks like a good time was had by all. Have a safe and beautiful weekend.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

You have a wonderful time the last few days, haven't you. I'm so glad to hear about all the fun things you are doing. I'm wishing you a great weekend.:)

Princess Dieter said...

Fab pics. I don't think I'm too off base by saying whoever get to marry Mike is gonna one happy person! What a doll.

Such cutiepies. I suddenly wanna reproduce!!!

EmptyNester said...

Wow, you've been busy...again. My guess is that you fall into bed exhausted every night!

I love the pictures! Especially the ones of Wilbur in the boat! So cute!

You have such a full life Julie! You are truly blessed!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Next time u can mix molasses and white sugar together= brown sugar...Sounds like u r very busy.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Great pictures! What fun!

I can comment on YOUR blog but there are still others that don't work for me.

Michele said...

Beautiful pictures! Have a great weekend!

Waisting Time said...

Cute photos.