Saturday, August 30, 2008

Veggies ,Veggies, Everywhere!

OK I am totally Excited ! This year's crop far exceeds any other crop I have had. And I had some big crops when we lived in Raymond!
To date I have packaged 36 pints of green beans,24 pints of carrots,22 pints of beets, 18 Quarts of sketti sauce, ( we ate one- couldn't resist :)) and I haven't even frozen the corn-staying up to do those.We have about 50-60 corns and that's only about half the rest is'nt done yet. I am hoping to get 52 qts of sauce. I will probably far exceed that!
What a great year for our garden! What a huge Blessing!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Mushy Stuff- I am Grateful

I just have to say that Most of you know what a really rough year I have been having.I just wanted to tell all of my friends and family just how much they -YOU - all mean to me. One of my friends says that she looks for the miracles that she has every day. I count all of you as that miracle. Out of all the bad/trying things that I have been doing this year,there you all are helping me through it. so Thank you!
Thank you family that is always there.Funny thing about family they really don't have to be there,but Mine is.I am truly grateful for 2 sisters-in-law that have lived up to the sister name better than anyone ever could.
Thank you Friends that have moved out of my state but not away from me. You are cherished and truly loved!I had a hard time when 2 of my closest friends moved this year.I needed them . But I must say I never lost them. They are still just a call or e-mail away and I am grateful for that. I am grateful that as we age we realize the old addage- make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver the other gold-is actually true.I guess that it amazes me that true friendship never really goes away .I am grateful that I have been reacquainted with a close brother like friend after 15 years.And that after 15 years apart we still have a great relationship.Kind of picked up right where we left off.I am grateful for my children's laughter every day,their hugs and kisses.My daughters love and my sons joy for life.I am truly grateful that I have an honorable husband that will really, in the end of everything ,do anything for me.He holds me up when he knows I am about to fall.When I tell him to go ,he stays. For that I am truly grateful.I am so grateful for my Mothers strength. She does not see it but,she is a beautiful ,strong and compassionate woman,that I look up to every day.I wish that some day she can see herself through my eyes,and know what and who she truly is.
Thank you all!Please now that you are truly loved!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mom's First day of Vacation...I mean... First day of school for the kids

Since there is no sound on my camera I will interpret,Good bye children, goodbye, farewell, I will miss you, I love you!....Whoohooo ,they are gone, yee haw ,yippee!!!!!, Um sorry guys, I love you, can't wait for your return!

yeah, you all think it too ! :)

First Day of School!!!

The Kids and parents were pretty excited about school today!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Trip to Newton

Stuck in Traffic just beyond Salem NH,
Big Eric "Are we there yet?" (still have 1 hr drive in normal traffic)
Sandy Rolls Eyes
Liz: " Im Thirsty"
Little Eric " Drink your spit"
Mom " ok enough"
Big Eric: hysterical laughing
Mom thinking : "Are we there yet"
Miracle- traffic loosens up and we get there in 45 min- Priceless -

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wonderful noise

OK so Jake has all of these items in this coffee can and runs out in the living room and says "Hey Mom listen, this makes a wonderful noise" Liz Says "yeah wonderful noise" as he is making quite a racket. Two seconds later the noise stops I look over to see the "noise" everywhere .The top popped off the coffee can.
I think the mess made him even happier than the "noise" LOL

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Today's quote

Jake and I are walking through a parking lot this morning and I notice that he has a couple of bug bites on the top of his feet . I mention this to him and ask if they itch .
He says: "its ok Mom I will take care of that a little later"

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Garden revisited

This is what 4 weeks of rain and a little farm fresh fertilizer (OK some miracle grow but I stopped that weeks ago) will do ! the tomatoes are taller than me and the corn is WAY taller than Eric.The Tomatoes started as seedlings in my greenhouse in April.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Animal antics

Tonight I went to look in on my pig that is in the bottom pen. He was down there by himself because his brother was naughty and decided to roam. Any way I realize that he is not moving his hind leg and go in to investigate(yeah that was pretty yucky) and low and behold we think he broke his hind leg. This is at 8 pm. So I go to the house and get Big Eric. We have to get him in the upper barn where it is drier and we can keep an eye on him he says. ok this pig is at least 250+lbs! So he says we will go get the tractor and hoist him out and haul him up to the barn.(notice the WE part)
So he gets the tractor and I get the tow straps and away we go down to do this Very Dirty deed.
I was up to my Knees in Muck (remember the 3 weeks of rain we have had) and trying to put 2 tow straps around the body of the pig and get him tied up before he can figure out what WE are actually doing to him. That was fun!I strap him up and Eric hooks the straps to the backhoe. Up he goes . Well if you have ever heard a pig squeel you would have been belly laughing at this one. picture this pig hoisted up with a backhoe squeeling away at now almost 9 at night. The neighbors even came out to see what was going on ! LOL
Things are never boring around here, that is for sure!


Liz: Hey mom did you know that you only have so many taste buds?
Mom: oh yeah were did you learn that?
Eric Jr : Stupid
Where do they get this stuff?

Sunday, August 10, 2008


I saw the sign for this town on our way down to the hotel Friday night and Liz said "Hey, Dad, there is your exit!"
On the way home I made him go 12 miles out of our way and pay a $1.50 toll to find the sign that said "Welcome to Belchertown" well this was the only one they had. They are "belching" in the picture LOL
I thought it fitting;)

Weekend at Six Flags

Tweety was a show off!I had some time to monkey around....,all the kids had fun .....Jake got all tuckered out (as usual)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Quote #3

I know this should be called 3yr old quotes but oh well,
I went to go Pick up Liz from her fiends house today and as I opened the door to go outside it was pouring buckets. Jake Looks at me and the expression on my face and grabs my hand and says" Its Ok Mom, I got you, we'll do it together." With a Huge smile out we ran to the car....together!


What are Those????
Well I must say after the crazy summer I have been having ,Animals getting out,dog getting hit by a car (is totally fine by the way), cub camp drop off at 8:30 am, work ....Etc etc.
I have to say that I am greatly blessed that I have a great set of family and friends. So thanks everyone! I also have (around the crazyness) been having a great summer with my kids.
I secretly went shopping with Lizzie yesterday at the mall! What a great time we had! Didn't really buy any thing, just some good quality time.
I am also glad that my Dad, Although not doing great, is still in great spirits! That is such a great thing.And that My Mom has incredible strength, even though she doesn't realize it!
So go about your day today and ask yourself How many blessing can I count? I bet they out weigh the bad things in life!
Have a great one!