Sunday, July 1, 2012

What We've Been Up To

Hangin' with some homeschool peeps!
these homeschoolers are just SO unsocialized!!!!  NOT!
GREAT homeschool field trip experiences!!!
We've decided that anytime you get to wear waders and walk in muck is pretty much a good time!
There has been church choir signing!

Home improvement projects ;-)
My husband LOVES me <3

Lots of grilling!

Italian sausage and peppers on the grill!
Peach Crumb pie from Delicious Orchards

Delicious Orchards in Colts Neck, NJ makes AWESOME pies!
Deck power washing & me at my sexiest! NOT!
Power washing the deck

Girls painting deck rails all Tom Sawyer-style!

they got more paint on their hands than on the deck railing!
This is the photo where my parents say that they paint like their mother!

We believe in hard work around here!

Fun times with great friends at the Splash Park!

Picking our own berries!  

Trying English peas from the Farmer's Market
English peas, not much different from the kind we get here.
Trying watermelon rind pickles from the Farmer's Market
Watermelon Rind Pickles - sweet and a little soggy, almost like a relish or jelly
Camping with friends

We have gone canoeing in the Jersey Pine Barrens - I think we saw the Jersey Devil ;-)
Tubing on the Delaware River,
but this is the only photo I have since I didn't bring a camera for fear of it getting wet.
I am keeping my eye out for an inexpensive waterproof camera--any recommendations?

Weekly Mominars to watch this and discuss it and hopefully help our kids with Literary Analysis.

There have been some wonderful Mother-Daughter Book Club meetings with friends.

Sharing good literature with friends is one of the great joys of life!
The Hubinator and I have enjoyed some craft brews on our deck while listening to the sounds of summer and watching our girls chase lightning bugs.
"Beer is proof that God Loves us and wants us to be happy." ~ Ben Franklin
There have been love notes for a wonderful Dad.
love notes for dad

and girls making Peanut Butter Cookies :)
Cook's Illustrated Peanut Butter Cookies

and more fun with friends
summer evening chalk drawing with friends :)