Showing posts from September, 2016

Apple Picking 2016

Every fall, we try to take the kids apple picking at least 1 time. Usually we go towards the middle or end of September. Last year we waited until mid October due to our schedules, and the apples were not the best quality. They were soft and didn't seem to last very long. So we wanted to make sure that we didn't wait this year. 

So Saturday afternoon we decided to take the kids to Legend Hills Orchard to go apple picking. They had many different varieties in season. I love golden delicious apples, and they were in season! 

We met up with my parents who live near the orchard and the kids had a blast. 

I picked a couple, but the kids did the rest. We ended up filling 4 bags with apples. Each bag held 20lbs of apples! 

We ended up bringing 3 of the bags home with us (60lbs of apples!) and my mom took 1 home with her. The u-pick apples were $15 for one bag, so they worked out to about $0.75 a pound. That is a great price for fresh apples! 

Yesterday, Benjamin and I started processin…

Happy Homemaker Monday (9/26/2016)

Happy Monday!  
Where did time go today? It is now 6:19 pm and I am just now sitting down to do this post...

This past weekend was busy, busy. Saturday Rebecca had a softball game in the morn

Happy 8th Birthday Travis!

Dear Travis: Happy 8th Birthday!  8 years ago, at 12:35am on Sept. 21, 2008,  you came into our lives. Your were born silently into Heaven at a mere 20 weeks.  I know that you are in Heaven now playing and having a grand old time with your Great-Grandparents and relatives who have gone before.  Missing you greatly today and wishing you a very happy birthday!
With Love until we meet again,  Mommy

Update On My Recovery and Sausage and Broccoli Skillet

Today marks 4 weeks since I had my total abdominal hysterectomy! Time is flying by!  I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during my recovery. 

I am definitely in a better place now than I was 4 or even 6 weeks ago. My incision is healed and the yeast infection that I had developed around my incision is gone. I still have a little bit of internal pain especially on my left side, but it is more annoying than painful. 

I am slowly starting to do more things around the house. I am able to go grocery shopping at 1 store without getting tired (I am still not up to marathon grocery sessions where I hit 3-4 stores in one day). I have started to do laundry again. And I notice that I am not as tired as I used to be, which is a good thing! My body tells me if I have done too much and there have been a couple busy days where I have been dog tired by 9PM. But I have come a long way toward recovery. I see my doctor again in 2 weeks where hopefully he will lift all my restrictions!!…

Happy Homemaker Monday (9/19/2016)

Happy Monday!  
This weekend was as busy as I have been in the last 2 months. Maybe this is a sign that I am healing from my surgery?!!....Anyhow,  Friday night I had to take Rebecca to her AHG session where they were assembling "blessing bags" for our local law enforcement. The girls made 104 bags, enough for every police officer in our county! Then Saturday, I had to take Rebecca to her softball game as Bill had to work in Columbus. Saturday evening we went out to my parent's house as my sister was home from college for the weekend and we were going to watch the Ohio State game, until it got delayed due to weather and we headed home. Yesterday, I took the kids to PSR, then church, then I was doing some things around the house, including making a new recipe that my whole family liked! 

Anyhow, now we are at Monday... I have taken the 2 older ones to school. Benjamin and I have been to the grocery store and we have made lime jello together. Now he is watching cartoons and …