Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Love This Guy

A couple days a couple I was feeling pretty humbled. I am reading this book Stepping Heavenward and it is rocking my world. It makes me want to be a better wife and mother and love Jesus more. Hence the humbling after a long day in 100 degree heat and trying to get Abbey to nap for 3 hours and me not reacting the way I want to toward anyone. So, since Abbey was determined not to sleep we had to get out of the house. And when we got home Kevin, my amazing husband had made us dinner. It was a gourmet meal: mac and cheese, corn for the can and pot stickers. He pan fried the pot stickers so he went all out. All joking aside I was so thankful. And besides dinner we had left me a surprise: my favorite ice cream (Ben and Jerry's coffee with health bar), my favorite wine, my favorite candy (Toblerone) and a chick flick, all with little love notes. What a guy! Right?!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Berries, Pumpkins and a Pool Party

Today we did something that I am so excited about. We went to your usually berry patch and while we did pick some berries and eat a lot more, we craved pumpkins! Not the Halloween craving with mushy squishy insides and seeds. We went into the pumpkin patch while they were still green and craved a personal message in them. So as they grow and ripen our message scares the pumpkin and it comes out looking so cool. I've seen this in fancy antique stores around here in the years past and was in love. So I am so excited to see how our personal pumpkins turned out. One says "Welcome" and it will sit at our front door to greet all our visitors. And our other pumpkin says "Lamb family". I will post the finally results in October.

After that wonderful outing we joined some really good friends for dinner and a pool party. Well, it was more of a pool party for the girls. Wow if that was Friday evening, what does the weekend hold?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I say yes to CSA

Ever since I started doing weekly meal plans thanks to Adrienne we eat out less, waste less food and eat better. I have been wanting to join the Cal Poly Organic Farm CSA for years. Every week you get a box of fresh beautiful organic vegetables. Now that Abbey is older see loves farm animals so the weekly trek to the the farm is now an invited treat instead of an annoyance.
This was our first week and we received this abundance of gorgeous veggies: tomatoes, blue potatoes, eggplant, basil and more (except those peaches- they snuck in the picture). See those cherry tomatoes in the front. They were from the up-pick section at the farm for free! Free and delicious, i couldn't pick them fast enough for Abbey to eat and it was so fun. Besides the fun with Abbey on the fun we joined this CSA because it is organic, in our price range and we will be eating local. If you want to find a CSA near you can go to

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Family on the Go

It has been too long since I last posted. Since San Diego we went home to SLO for a couple days then back in the car to Tucson where we survived the 110 degree heat but had a great time with friends and family. Then to Prescott to visit Kevin's family. Next to Telluride, CO where we marveled at God's creation in this gorgeous mountain mining ski town and after this mini vaction we headed to Ft. Collin Co for our national staff conference. Now we are home and oh is it good to be home. I'll post some pictures from our visits tomorrow but for now eher are some pictures of Abbey adoring our boss's baby kitten.

Following the kitten at all costs :)