Monday, September 15, 2014


Our garden has been producing a lot this summer. We have arm anima cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, watermelon, cantelope, and green beans. We have frozen green beans and enjoyed too many melons to even count! I have also canned pear sauce this year, and made strawberry jam.

We also all have bicycles now! We haven't had time to ride as much as we wanted, but hopefully when the weather cools down we will.


River house

Some friends of ours have a river house a few hours north of us on the Umqua River. They let us stay there for a weekend and we brought the Woods with us. So much fun! This place is beautiful! We ate dinner in this little cafe before they got there and it wasn't bad, but the kids loved it.

We could fish right in the backyard.

The kids swam with life jackets out there and everything. We also tried to go to the coast, but the weather was horrible

We ended up eating lunch at a cute little park and took a walk around a little lake


Pear season

Among other produce, it's pear season in Southern Oregon every August. Our church owns a pear farm that serves the whole world! We are so lucky to have such a unique opportunity to go and give service by picking pears here in Medford. This year was the first year I have been able to help in a long time. I usually have a nursing baby or am pregnant. My favorite shift was 5am until 8am, but I also worked an 9pm-12am shift. Tim did that one as well. It's much better when it's dark outside, not so hot!


Friday, September 12, 2014

As soon as we got back...

It was Peach Pallooza time! Crissy and I braved the crowds once again to get Harry and David's peaches for 15 cents a pound. (I think was 15 they add 5 more cents every year!)

I froze all of mine this year.

After painting with my mom, I needed my own DIY, so Pinterest helped me make this!

Up next was my Birthday, we won't talk about how old I turned. But Tim made it special for me as always. The kids gave me a helmet to go with my new beach cruiser bike! And a whole bunch of jewelry.

That day I took the kids to the spray park with Crissy and Brittany, and Crissy made me some fabulous cupcakes and bought me lunch. I have the best bestie ever.

Tim had been really busy at work, so he opted to buy me a cake this year, but he cooked a yummy dinner of Panini sandwiches per my request. My cake was chocolate coconut and came from The Cupcake Company. Man was it good!

The kids had been helping in the garden and were super scared of all the wasps, so they came out dressed like this ready to combat them! Don't know how they did it for so long, it was super hot!