Archive for June, 2009

Monday, June 29th, 2009

jam session

It took 3 grueling days, but we have finally completed our mission of making strawberry jam from almost every strawberry picked at the farm last week. I did sneak a dozen or so strawberries to make a virgin strawberry daiquiri for myself, and the girls and I would get handfuls for snacks. However, the majority […]

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

a pickin’ we will go

Something I’ve always wanted to do but have never gotten around to doing is strawberry picking. I finally got that opportunity on Thursday evening when we went with a couple other families to a local strawberry farm in town. And the timing seemed perfect because it was a paradise of strawberries for as far as […]

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

marathon man

I mentioned a few posts ago that Mike went up to Minnesota to run a marathon. It’s always been a goal of Mike’s to run a marathon but also to run a specific marathon he grew up near which is the Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. Of course, he had no intention of trying to win […]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


How can my girls be deathly afraid of gnats, spiders, and mosquitoes but love finding and adopting earth worms? ISH! Somehow I convinced myself that this new town we live in produced perfect weather all summer after the beautiful summer we had last year. I rarely, if ever, had to run the air conditioner, and […]

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

first pickins’

Mike was so excited to see that some of his radishes were ready for picking. The girls were super ecstatic, too, and insisted on trying some. They weren’t too thrilled when the taste didn’t match their enthusiasm. Hopefully, there will be more vegetables to pick soon.