Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Apple Orchards

Brooke with her beautiful eyes

Britt and Brett (say that five times fast!)

Lewis - gettin' me some apples

Me and Francesca.

This is how we spent our last sunday morning. About 20 minutes from home is a place called "Happy Apple Orchard". It is so picture perfect there. We actually timed our trip just perfect. The raspberries were ripe (and not all picked through) and there were apples still on the trees.

Brett (the new boyfriend) thought it was going to be lame but actually had a really good time. Pretty impressive to be able to happily entertain 19 year olds.

The people there are so friendly. My daughter thought she lost her billfold there and I called 4 or more times and they just kept looking! (never did find it though).

I made an apple pie (disgusting! - not that sweet flaky crust like my sister-in-law Jennifer makes). I made apple crisp - couldn't gag it down disguised in ice cream (just more tart than sweet) What is wrong with me? I can't cook or bake. I don't like to cook but would like to make things edible. I like to bake but continuesly have issues. I really want to make some apple jelly but I need my mom here to help. I called her today just to tell her that. I miss her. I have about 4 pounds of apples just going to waste. I don't want to destroy them by attempting another recipe. ugh! I guess I just slice them up and serve with some peanut butter and get on with sewing. Why fight it, right?


These hummingbird tattoos are in memory of my husbands late mother, Kathleen. Our whole family plans to get matching tatttoos. Kathleen's "cb" handle was hummingbird. We were at the Colorado State Fair parade when I took this picture of the girls. We were eating the yummiest breakfast burritoes. The weather was beautiful and all 5 of us attended (no picture). Cody has the tattoo on his shoulder. I really, really, really wanted to get a tattoo. I thought the ideas was so honoring but after seeing Brooke get hers . . . Ya, not so sure. She was in a lot of pain. We'll see and I will post a pic if I do.

Monday, September 7, 2009

I got it

I got a piano. It's a Baldwyn upright. It is currently painted white and I don't know if I will keep it white or paint it another color. I originally saw this one and immediately decided I needed a piano. I need some help on deciding what color to paint it. I love the green but one of the walls in my room is painted a pumpkin orange. Maybe I should keep it white. The mouldings in the house are white. Or maybe black. I have accented alot with black (i.e. kitchen table, kitchen hardware, barstools) What do you think?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A bag Give-A-Way

Go check out crafty mama's blog and you too could enter yourself in her giveaway for this adorable little bag. Read about her dreams to open a fabric shop. I'de go there! Sounds perfect.