Friday, July 23, 2010

Is it almost August?

Wow! Another month just flew by. We are enjoying a beautiful summer here in MN. Jake recently wrapped up his baseball season and Ashley has one more soccer game. The kids planted a garden this spring on our picnic table. We already harvested some wonderful radishes and we’re hoping for some beautiful tomatoes in a few weeks.

We haven’t been traveling much, but we’ve had some interesting adventures nonetheless. We got to witness our friend’s goat giving birth to a baby boy – now that is science class up close and personal! We visited the grandparents in Thief River Falls. Some dear friends moved in next door for Memorial weekend on their maiden voyage in their new motorhome. The Singh’s and some new friends joined us for a fun afternoon on the 4th. Ashley sewed pajama pants at sewing camp and we’ve entertained quite a few sleepovers in the RV this summer.

My mom has been spending some precious quality time with her grandchildren taking them to the $1 movie on Tuesday mornings and then out to lunch. Even cousin Ellie joined the fun a couple weeks ago. 

A recent highlight was spending the weekend milking goats for our friends the Stones. These two goats are giving over 3 gallons of milk a day! It was really fun to experience this process and live in a real house for a few days. It seemed like so much space!

My sister and I went with my mom to a family reunion celebrating 150 years since our ancestors homesteaded in MN from Norway. My mom was very excited to reunite with her cousins who she rarely sees because they live in Canada. It was really fun to learn more about our heritage and meet so many relatives we have never known.

And last but not least, we have trapped three mice this week under the sink in our RV! Arghhh!!! And two of them while Rich is traveling. Let me tell you…I have THE bravest children and I’m so grateful that they have taken on the responsibility of disposing of these rodents while Rich is gone. Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of them!

On a happier note, we’ve been enjoying some wonderful recipes this summer. You’ll see some of them in the slideshow. Our latest is blended watermelon which is absolutely yummy! Thank you, Lord, for creating such a wide variety of colorful fruits and vegetables for us to enjoy. You are so good to us!