Sunday, June 22, 2008

Have You Missed Me?, and Welcome Summer!

Jake's New Hair Cut! It's Never been this short!!!
I seem to have a different definition of 'crew cut' that the local barber...
I really thought we would get something with more hair on top.
Oh well. He likes it!

Our Visiting Guest - Jessie
We were in the Warm Spring field, where Jessie and Zoe (the llama) are with the ewes and lambs. They really don't like anyone coming near them, but since Dick was with us, we were safe! Jessie stayed at a 'close' distance during our entire picnic.

Sorry I've been MIA!!! Let me explain....

Phew! I'm finally coming up for air! But, boy am I tired. The 'grand finale' of WSW was yesterday, and in between all the other 'duties' I gave it my best shot..

It's been a crazy busy last couple of weeks... Seems that once the rain stopped and the sun came out it was nothin' but runnin' to catch up around here!

Here are the highlights of the week and 1/2:

  • Father's Day: Oh my. I spent most the day cookin' for the wonderful man that is my husband and the father of my beautiful, healthy, ever so busy children! The kids and I made a homemade Cherry Pie (I pitted every single cherry by hand - and Jake sucked on the pits, and Sami helped make the crust, it was a team effort). They cherries came from the La Grande Farmers' Market, and they did not last 24 hours.. Nor the pie! Dick said it was the best he had in a long time!!! Note to Self: Get more cherries, make more pies! We also made potato salad, deviled eggs and then went on our annual Fathers' Day Picnic to the creek.. The kids love to play in the creek and try to catch fish or frogs. Jessie the guard dog came to visit, while Zoe the Llama checked us out from a safe distance.. For dinner I made a Prime Rib roast.. Yumm.... so that was last Sunday!
  • The Week of the 16th: Mainly, mowing the lawn and raking the lawn! Seriously! Day after day. Along with bookwork (track each market's sales, deposit dollars) a slumber party or two for the kids, and finally...
  • WSW! Yes. I played! Thursday and Friday were my big days.. It was fun.. in between making meat deliveries to restaurants and customers, I did get some play time in! I'll share my creations and 'winnings' later! Yep! I won some greatness!
  • Markets: Oh yeah.. My day job! Yesterday it was 95 degrees in Boise, while it was mid 70's here.. What a shocker. Jake was my assistant and even though I am a Sun Goddess, I do not like to work in the heat! We survived, made it home, and chilled. A thunderstorm blew threw lastnight.
So, that brings us to today. This is my favorite day of the week (Sunday). I took Patchie for a jog. Yep. I actually jogged! I was inspired by my sister Paula, who has been walking regularly and recently added a run.. Go Paula! See?? You are my inspiration!

I also did some weed work, and am trying to get the D*&n weed eater working for me! I got a ton of weed eating to get done....

Speaking of eating...

I bought lots of beautiful tomatoes at the Boise market yesterday, along with basil and asparagus. YUM! My favorite treat is sliced fresh tomatoes, basil, mozzarella cheese, and balsamic vinegar... One of my favorite summer time treats!

OH! And a Happy Summer to all of you! The solstice and longest day of the year was yesterday (I'm mad - I missed my moon dance).

I'll share some pics from WSW later...

Have a great Sunday and kick off to summer! I'm off to slice some tomatoes!

8 comments:

Dawn said...

You have a wonderful view, an awesome family, and some of the best lookin' pie!! Happy Summer!

*karendianne. said...

Welcome back to 'up for air'! Yes, you were greatly missed.

I have to say the photo of Sami on the Hunt is a HUGE favorite for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Smile of Love, *karendianne.

*karendianne. said...

So what pops in my head first thing this morning? The jog with Patchie. I think to myself: Oh Lordy Bee she took Patchie for a jog and I didn't even comment on that.

I'll bet he was a "happy dog, happy dog, I'm a happy dog!"

Puppy Love, *karendianne.

Jacqueline said...

Look at your handsome cowboy husband - certainly has a resemblance to Harrison Ford.... and yes you were greatly missed!
Happy summer!
Jacqueline

noble pig said...

Glad you are back....we must get you a cherry pitter! You are too busy to do them without one! You could have made two cherry pies!

Lisa Renéa said...

Andi, I've said it before, and I'll say it again...your family is beautiful! Those photo b/g's are amazing! WOW! and PIE, too??? Wowsers, your a girl after my own heart!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wow Andi you've been busy! Love the photos and that cherry pie sounds oh-so-good!

Kerilou said...

Your outdoor photos are just gorgeous! I want some of that pie!! Kerilou