Wednesday, August 26, 2009


SO, we took our VERY FIRST AS A FAMILY camping trip! It was very fun!!!! The hiking, the beach, the cooking on the fire, ALL FUN!!!!!!!! NOT fun was the fact the temp got down to 45 at night... that was NOT FUN!!!! BUT that was OK, we lived.... OH, also not fun, sleeping on the ground... YES, hubby and I did have those self inflating mats, and a sleeping bag for comfort, but still.. I AM NOT SURE adult bodies should sleep on the ground!!!

Our site was great, HUGE, full of nice trees, and tucked back in the camp ground. We choose to have NO electricty, which was OK... didn't need it anyways!

Anyways we ate many smores, a few too many chips, plump on the fire hot dogs, Pocket Pizza's, and some other fun camp things!!!! We enjoyed a few hours on the beach (SO MAD I FORGOT TO GRAB MY CAMERA....) because we built a great sand castle... OK, not great, but the only one on the beach..... The kids collected TONS of rocks to bring home... YEAH (NOT!) and we also took a hike though the woods!

All of this inspired the good ol' hubby to look into saving for a pop up camper! Not only for more room, but for some storage while we camp.... I mean really, the van was LOAD to the TOP! 4 kids, a tent, 6 sleeping bags, 2 roll up mats, 6 fleece blankets, 6 pillows, a large cooler, 2 bags of food, 2 adult fold up chairs, 4 kids ones, a water jug, a suit case of towels, and a large TOTE with all the clothes in it!!!! That was just for a weekend...LOL!!!!!!
Anyways, we are planning a few camping outings next summer, the kids loved it and we had a good time too!!!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

CORN CORN CORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday was the BIG DAY!!!
The day to START picking that corn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In and out of the rows my husband and I went, picking ear after ear after ear.....
220 ears of corn to be exact!!!!!!!!
(Also a few zucchinis, cucumbers, peppers, and a couple dozen tomatoes!)

We at 15 for dinner and then I PUT UP the other 205 of them! Making a whopping 28 meals worth of corn for this coming year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (3 C. per bag!)

Friday, August 21, 2009

How do my onions GROW!!!!!!!!!

Apparently really WELL!!!!! Cause the little one is a NORMAL onion, and the large one is WELL, LARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Our fun ZOO trip!!!!!

Our tradition is to take this PHOTO every year.....

Here they all were just 3 yrs ago at our first trip to the zoo after adding Kaylin!!!!!

This is all of the kids that went.... They are my neices and nephew!!! It is soooo darn fun to hang out with them, because from June 7th until Sept 2nd... their ages go like this.... 3,4,5,6,7,8,9.... and so on... they each FIT into my childrens ages!!!!! SOOO FUN!!!!!!

Our trips to the zoo are always oh soooo fun. Even though they look at the same thing each time... they never get bored of it!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


SO, I had to run right over here and share the great deal I just got on YUMMY EARTH SUCKERS!

I/WE love these things! I have been buying them for well over a year now and will continue to do so for hopefully many more years to come.......

Anyways, the reason I had to run here and share is because this is the BEST deal EVER!!!!!! and I want you to get in on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is how it works.....

Go to Amazon HERE... this is the page you will need! When you purchase 2 of these 5 lb bags of suckers, you will use this CODE YEARTH44 to get 45% off your order, PLUS you will GET FREE SHIPPING.... just make sure to ADD the code FIRST, then select FREE SHIPPING in the checkout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT KIDDING, for just under $24 I am getting 10 lbs of suckers, THEY SAY there are about 350 suckers per bag..... I have purchased this before and that is ABOUT right..... so for about .03/.04 a sucker that is the BEST DEAL EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Putting Up Beans!

So, I picked yellow and green beans for 3 hours yesterday.... We have 450 ft of bean plants~

I got 2 FULL grocery bags!

After all the cutting and steaming and freezing, we stopped at 20 quarts and hubby brought 8 quarts worth to work today to share with his c0-workers!

After just 9 days of picking and freezing, we are up to 58 quarts in the freezer! MORE than 1/2 way to my YEAR goal to get us though to next year!

Anyone wanna come over and pick??????