Friday, July 22, 2016


Yesterday we got a bunch of peaches from my grandma.  Dave LOVES these peaches and looks forward to them each year.  I think he eats 2 or 3 every day.

This time I thought it would be fun to make some jam with them.  Today my mom came down to help.  

What an adventure!  We ended up having to find a recipe that did not use pectin because after visiting several stores we could not find any.  We ended up using every pot I own.  And I burnt the palm of my hand grabbing a pot handle, oh boy that hurt and still is hurting.

When all was said and done we ended up with 2 pint size jars and 3 half pint.  I sure hope it tastes good.  😆

Other news for the day...I took Payton in to the doctor for a lingering cough and it turns out she has Bronchitis and possibly a touch of pneumonia.  Oh man, I am so glad I took her in and that she is now on medication to help her get better.  Thank goodness for that!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A Lunch Date in Santa Nella

Today we had plans to meet up with Grandma Vella for lunch at McDonald's in Santa Nella.  Grandma was making a special delivery of peaches from her tree. 😀

Before we got to Santa Nella, Grandma called and asked if we wanted to meet her at the San Louis Resevoir.  The kids had a great time exploring and learning that the lines around the Resevoir show how high the water levels used to be.

Austin is so stinking cute!  Haha!

These two are good for a laugh as well.  😀
Payton was also VERY interested in getting a 4 generation picture.  She got so irritated with the boys jumping into the pictures.

Austin's version of the picture...

We continued on with our lunch at McDonald's.  I always remember going to McDonald's with Grandma and LOVING it.  Making memories with the next generation.  Haha!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Rainbow Looms have returned!

The kids have recently pulled out their rainbow looms again and have been going to town making bracelets, rings, and even competing on who can make the longest rubberband rope.

Today we went to Michael's for replacement bands and found the FingerLoom party pack.  It came with 9 finger looms and we found a bunch of game ideas to use with it.  The kids have pretty much been using their fingers to make their projects recently and I thought these would make it easier for them to set down their projects and then pick them up again later.  They were so excited to use them and HAD to try them out before bed tonight.

Now to figure out the different kinds of bracelets we came make on them!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

Everyday on our way home from school we drive past the Pick of the Patch Pumpkin Patch.  The kids ask everyday when we are going to go there.  It is full of bouncy houses, a HUGE tiger slide, and an inflatable obstical course with a huge dinosaur on it.  Who wouldn't want to go there.  Haha!

Last week we told the kids that we would go today and they have been looking forward to it all week.  Michelle has been telling us that Lincoln talks about it everyday.  And everyday Austin asks if we are going "this day".

They had a blast!  They LOVED the tiger slide, it took Austin a bit to find the courage to go down it but he did.  They also enjoyed the obstical course,  Austin wasn't sure about the part where you have to "squeeze through" but with some coaxing from Lincoln he made it through.

We had a great time!  These are the pictures from my phone.  I will have to take a peek at the ones on my camera.

Friday, October 9, 2015

On the mend.

Payton has been on antibiotics for 24 hours now and boy do antibiotics make a difference.  She is feeling so much better.  Thank goodness!

She took a nice long bath this morning.  Her rash still looks pretty bad and is pretty itchy.  We love Benadryl!  So thankful she is on the road to recovery.