Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's a miracle, I'm being domestic!

Since I've been home from my trip I've gone all crazy with the home life. This week I feel like a total country chick home-maker rock star.

I've made dinner every night (like real dinner, not just eggs and toast like usual) using tons of food from the garden (and meat from animals that my manly husband killed). Yup, that's blog worthy for this girl. I know, it's pathetic, really.

Oh, and we've been canning! This is new for me. Definitely out of my comfort zone which is more facebook and coffee, if I'm honest. On top of that, I have also been doing a home school curriculum with Jack for pre-k and he loves it most of the time.

So you know, I should definitely get a sticker or something for all that.

Honestly though, all this new stuff has been fun surprisingly! I feel productive and have zero problem falling asleep at night much to Jeff's dismay.

It's going to start getting even more busy though because we've got soccer practice the rest of the week and games start next week which will fill up our evenings quickly. Also, AWANA starts tomorrow night at our church (which is a half hour away from home) so we'll be busy with that as well. All good-busy stuff, but busy nonetheless. (On the positive side, having all this stuff to do should help me be too active to want to eat everything in sight like I have been craving, no?)

Jack and I made banana bread. (I heard it was really good.) ;)

We canned apples, green beans, beets, and blackberry jam. Now I'm exhausted.

Elderberries for making wine. Because obviously.

One of the boys enjoys home school time more than the other. (Any guesses on which is which? Ha!)

Anyway, there's a few pictures from the last couple of days. Hope you're all having a fantastic week! (The weather is FINALLY turning fall-like here, so at least there's that, right?)


  1. I need to catch your domestic vibe, but I suspect it won't happen until next week haha. You look so cute with your elderberries :)

    1. You will, but this is a rough week for you to be cooking and baking - sheesh, girl! Give yourself a break!

  2. I love the last picture for a couple reasons: 1) how cute is Jack holding that pencil?!?! 2) it took me a few seconds to find Fischer! Poor baby (although I did laugh at loud once I finally found him!)

    1. Haha - that's hilarious it took a bit for you to find him! I thought it was funny, but at the same time didn't want to be judged for having him laying on the floor crying (like a baby?) while I *took a picture*... but then I remembered that me doing something like that would shock NO ONE. :)