Sunday, August 30, 2015

Summer Happenings

So, alot has happened this summer. In June the twins turned 10, and in July the girls had their birthdays. One turned 3 and two days before that her sister was born. My mom came and stayed for a couple of weeks, which is always nice. We went swimming and tried to keep cool, which actually wasn't too hard, since this summer has been alot wetter and cooler than previous ones.

Baby Christina was born here at home, like her big sister, who has had to adjust to not being the baby anymore. In fact, she sat and watched baby be born, and likes to hold her and tries to be a big helper. She still has her moments, not surprisingly.

We've been working in our garden, doing better than last year, I think, taking into consideration that this year I was pregnant most of the summer and very hot. We got quite a few tomatoes, peppers, and will have some winter squash and potatoes by end of season.

A couple of weeks ago, Victor's dad and step-mom came and visited us for a couple of days while they were on vacation. The kids had great fun doing stuff with them, and we all enjoyed their visit. I didn't get any pictures of their visit, but they did and sent us a few.

The last few weeks, we have been eating and eating and canning, and freezing lots and lots of lovely peaches that a wonderful friend from church has growing at their house. They were having trouble keeping up with all the fruit, so invited us to take some. We went out and picked a bunch after they had already given us several boxes. So by the time we are through, by my estimate we will have eaten or processed about 250-300 lbs of peaches. We only weighed one box and that one was almost 60 lbs, and then we had several other smaller boxes, and a bunch in bags that probably could have filled the big box up at least 2-3 more times. So it was alot.

Anyway, thats what we have been up to lately. We started school as well, and have slowly been picking up speed with that, adding stuff in and figuring out what works. Victor went off to Moab to work for a few weeks, so we have had some attitude adjustments to make this week, but hopefully that will improve some in the coming weeks.

Here are some pictures of our summer for you to enjoy!

John working on writing.

Josh and Jeffrey working on their workbooks.

At the pond

More at the pond

water guns at the pond

Swimming, pulling out duckweed

Fun in the duckweed

Jeffrey swimming

Baby Christina and Sarah looking on

Sarah watching the baby
Our squash plants

Tomato and pepper plants

Spending time with Grandpa metal detecting

Grandma and Grandpa

              Canning peaches

Christina 1 month old.
Sarah 4 weeks old, 3 years ago
     These two could be twins.