Sunday, July 8, 2007

100th post!

This is my 100th post here at Blogspot! Pretty cool!

Time to get geared back up! We've been slacking big time. It's summer, what do you want from me?!

We start our school year next week. The 16th specifically. Last year we started in the middle of July because I was freaked out and unsure of how the whole homeschool thing would go. I remember saying "if they wind up putting me away for loosing it on my kids in the first month, then they can still start public school on schedule" Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Well, it really worked out well. We took most of December off because of the Christmas rush and we were still done by the middle of April. That's pretty sweet! No one wants to be stuck inside when it starts to warm up! And now that it's so stiflingly hot (is that even a word?) everyone wants to be inside and veg out. Good time to hit the books if you ask me! We'll still take days off for field trips and pool dates and stuff but our summer vacation is pretty much over.

We went and picked blackberries last week. I made a ton of blackberry jam and a cobbler. YUMMY!
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Our garden is doing quite well too! I've been making pickles and eating cucumbers like nobody's business! T1 and I have also been eating more than our share of broccoli! Yup, broccoli! The plants that I thought wouldn't survive and I was 1 day away from pulling them all up! In just a few days we'll have tomatoes, beans and cauliflower! We have a ton of peppers too but I haven't used any yet. I'm saving them for the salsa I'm going to can using the tomatoes!

On the fourth we braved the rain and had a cook out at the park with some good friends. That was fun and I'll tell ya,, it's hard to play phase10 in the dark!

And in case you're into being bored to death. Here's a little video of the event!


~Mary~ 4boys4me said...

Your garden looks wonderful! You've got quite the green thumb. :) I love T1's Pac-Man shirt too.

Stephanie said...

We are up to our eyeballs in cucumbers too. I was just looking at pickle recipes last night. Not sure what I'm making yet. And Happy 100th post!

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

I wanted broccoli, but I was out voted. Everything looks good. We are starting to pick a bunch of Blackberries as well.

amy@thefoilhat said...

Happy 100 posts!!!