My Little Sweeties

My Little Sweeties
Chauntel with Camille, Alexa holding Jared, Blayne with Garret, Zac

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Things to smile about today....

...Chauntel relaxing with Baby Jared early this morning...
...Our garden is growing!!!!! I love to see the first plants peeking through!!!
....Seeing some of my favoritist purple Lupins blooming away...
....On the way to the Lupins; I noticed the Rose blooming for the first time:)
...Blayne taking care of Jared after we got home; winking at Mom....
...6 lovely...and yes, I mean LOVELY boxes of Tillamook Northwest Strawberries waiting to be taken care of......
...I don't know if you can tell by this photo...but this was the hugest strawberry I may have ever seen. The little strawberry is a regular size/to big, normal strawberry. The big one was about the size of a small apple.
...Telie helping make the jam and lovin' it:)
....Alexa doing the part she declares is the best...filling the jars....
....Cut up and ready to be bagged...
....Some of the fruit of our labors:) Blayne did the pies, of course. I think he just might keep us stocked on the treat situation in our house:)
...Daddy's home and everyone runs out (unless they're already out there) to see him. Especially if he happens to get home in his bosses big truck! The little kiddos always get a lift into the vehicle for a few minutes:)
...Even sick Garret, in his pjs, made it out to see Daddy. Finally seems to be getting better...
...Zac had to try out the truck's bed...
...The girls jumping rope together. Their new found fun thing to do these days. Laughing and having a great time!

So many things to smile about; so many blessing God has given. Better to reflect on these when you're tired and going to bed than the less than perfect things that may happen in our day to day life! Thanks to God!!!


  1. What a nice post. Enjoyed all the pictures. I've never made jam but seriously thinking I need to do it as I know its easy. That strawberry is HUGE!

  2. Those strawberries look great-I need to get some but haven't seen any around here yet-do you do canned jam and not freezer?

  3. Looks like you had a great day. Love all the pictures to tell the story:) Nadine, it's freezer jam; I freeze almost all of mine in jars, too, except for the few containers I got from you last year:)

  4. I actually do freezer jam...but always in jars. Are the jars what made you think canned jam? I love the easiness, quickness, and the freshness of freezer jam:) Yea, should try it! These were such sweet tasting berries!