Thursday, July 30, 2009

Can I say YUMMY Strawberry Jam!!

The posting is a little later than I had intended. But, since this was quiet possibly the best Strawberry Jam I have had, I felt it justified a couple month late posting! Oh, and I suppose I must mention that Ace and I made it HOMEMADE! Trying to work on those "Martha Stewart" like quality's (HEHE).

The boys and I took a short drive out to Butler's Orchard to pick some yummy strawberries. While we were there I saw a kit that was for making jam. I though why not! So we gathered all the goods and headed home to make it. We thought that we would all make it together, but ended up putting it off for a few days, Aaron was still in school so Ace and I had to whip it up.

The boy's had alot of fun picking them, however I do think that Ace had more fun eating the fresh strawberries!

I don't think that I am being overly confident when I say that this is quiet possibly the best jam I have ever had! It really is that YUMMY! But, maybe just maybe, that has something to do with the 7 cups of sugar it calls for!

Monday, July 27, 2009

We're Almost There!

Well, Mike is almost home! If all goes as planned he will be home in less that 2 weeks! We are so excited. The boys know that he will be home soon, but not an exact date~~the schedules change so much that I don't think I could bare to let them down! The time really seemed to pass fast. We have kept busy and I think that has really helped us.

I am so proud of Mike. He has played an instrumental part in protecting our freedom! That truly makes my heart smile. He has worked everyday since January, and will probably have to work until the day he leaves. He hasn't complained once and has managed to stay upbeat and counted down by what he calls "Lobster Friday's"! I guess with him being at war he deserves a little Lobster on Friday's~! He better enjoy it there, I doubt he will have "Lobster Friday's" at the Naquin Residence! HA! I really thank everyone for there prayers and all the help that has been given to make this an easier time for all of us.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Can I just say that Summertime is my favorite time of the year! I remember being little and staying outside playing till dark. It was great! Now my boys are doing that and I can see the fun written all over their faces and well, all over there bodies! They are down right filthy!!! I don't "play" outside till dark like back in the day, but I do work in my flowers or just sit out on my little (very), front porch and just watch all the kids play and the families walking. It is great!