“As you walk to the boundary of your understanding into the twilight of uncertainty, exercising faith, you will be led to find solutions you would not obtain otherwise.” Elder Richard G. Scott.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I wish I had his confidence

So, B had pictures this week. School pics. he said to me, "Mom, I want to wear something nice, really nice." I asked him what he would like to wear and if he would like to pick it out. He took about 5 minutes picking it out. Yes, this iswhat he wore to school. Cowboy boots, shorts, his blue, button up church shirt and Colnel Sanders bowtie. He took his jacket off for the picture.

He is old enough now to pick his own clothes out. Mostly, you cannot tell, but sometimes, you sure can! I LOVE IT! I know, some people are probably thinking "WHY would you allow your kid to wear that?!?!?!?!" My answer would be, "Because he wanted to." I think in life, there is ALOT to get upset about. This is not one of them. He is a free thinking induvidual and I respect that in him. Of all the choices he has to make out there, this is not a crucial one. It's clothes. AND, I think he's just pretty darn CUTE!!! I hope you like the picture as much as I do. I think it's my favorite picture of him ever. It shows him, who he is and his little personality!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

OREO cookie cake

So, I made L an Oreo cookie cake. I realized as we were in the process and after 3 major meltdowns, he really wanted a Dairy Queen Oreo cookie cake. Well, tough, we were in the middle of it so MAYBE for his actual birthday, he will get one. He will have to share title though on it because he was born on our 2nd year anniversary, so it's his 8th birthday and our 10th anniversary! Here is pics. Hope you like em!

Friday, September 11, 2009

some new stuff!

So, there was an add in the paper this morning, and I called about it. The guy was moving into a condo and getting rid of his canning jars and shelves! I went and got 30 canning jars and had help bringing home a REALLY NICE canning jar shelf! It has had newspaper on it all the time, so it is in immaculate condition. I get another one for FREE tomorrow! I am such a fan of free stuff if you are going to use it!
Then, I went and got FREE plums! It is actually a pretty cool story. I was searching for an address that I was given and was pretty sure I was at the right house and asked if I could pick the plums I had called about earlier. I was at the WRONG house! Oh, oh. As I was walking away, she said, "well, I do have a plum tree in the backyard and I am not going to use them, so if you want to pick them, you can!" I was totally excited. I got about 30 lbs, and she gave me her # so I can come and pick the fruit in her yard next year too! Seriously, we are feeling so blessed this harvest season! The cukes and zucchini were FREE too!

The other pics are pics of my garden, sorry there are 2 of the pumpkins, I do not know how to erase a pic. Also, any clue on how to move the pics around?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

ignoring this!

I know, I know! I have been ignoring my blog. It is totally unintentional. I've been pre-occupied. Can you guess with what???? I know, my kids are gone to school so I should have more time on my hands. BUT, it's canning season! We have been so blessed to have so much food given to us free! ALOT of apples, I have probably had 500 lbs of apples come thru here. No, I am not joking. That is between crabs and regular apples.

Also given to us, zucchini (4 large), cukes (30 lbs), plums(10 lbs), chokecherries (4 gallons)! I have also bought plums, peaches, pears, cherries and gotten beets from my garden. I AM LOVING IT! I really am so greatful for this season. I know Mr. Miller is sick of the mess in the house, but as I look at how much we have been given, I feel so blessed.