Thursday, September 29, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins, Part Two

Been a minute. Sorry about that! We tried to get a cute picture of the kids with our neighbors Judah and Josie after we harvested the first two pumpkins. While what we have here might not be considered "cute" so much, it is representative of what our lives are like.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Harvesting Pumpkins, Part One

So for some reason this summer while we were away from our house much of our produce just went bananas. Pardon the pun. For a long time, though, we thought the exception was going to be the pumpkins we planted in the front yard. Years ago we had a really good crop from the patch by the street, but our attempt to duplicate this success seemed ill-fated: by late summer we had crazy vines and no pumpkins at all. Slowly but surely, however, during August and September (much later than last time), beautiful big pumpkins grew out of the vines. Some of them are still out there soaking up the end of the summer sun, but the other day we harvested our first pumpkin--just in time for the first day of fall.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New House! (Sort Of)

While it is true that we are in our new old house, sleeping and eating and living it up, it is also true that there is stuff EVERYWHERE. So, adorable pictures of the kids in their new bedrooms are forthcoming, but for now we'll just have to settle for some breakfast smiles. And, in case you were wondering, yes--the children sometimes mix all four of those cereals together in one bowl. It's pretty gross.