Saturday, September 21, 2013

Best Saturday!

The last few months we've been SOMEWHERE every weekend, which makes for hard catch up during the week...with housework, with school work, with weight management, with EVERYTHING!  But this weekend, we're home, and no major plans!  Just canning, canning canning!  Which has turned out to be a really fun family event!  Jaden and Boston did over 40 apples each with the slicer/peeler/corer, Pearce has helped turn the food processer on and off, and Vivian helps taste test.  Jase and I do the cooking, and cleaning.  So far we're down 6 containers of peach freezer jam, 10 bottles of regular peach jam, 15 bottles of applesauce, and a few bottles of apple butter.  We'll finish up more apple butter and apple pie filling tomorrow, then pear stuff on Tuesday! I really want to stay home every weekend now.  Needless to say, the house is trashed form the 2 littles wondering, and the kitchen is sticky sticky from floor to ceiling, but we've had a great day, and no major drama!  Got Pandora blasting Walt Disney tunes, the house smells like apples and cinnamon, and a few pantry shelves slowly filling up!  Best day ever!!!!

3 comments:

Jamie Y. said...

Oh man, I wish I had a better attitude about canning, I absolutely dread that time of year but love having my shelves stocked. Good for you for involving your kids and making the most of your family time instead of neglecting them for days on end while canning like I do :)

Heidi said...

Canning season...it's what separates the women from the girls. I'm headed home from my mom's house with a full size laundry basket full of tomatoes, two bushels of pears and three grocery bags of cucumbers for pickles. I'm shaking in my boots just thinking of all the work waiting for me this week. BTW I love the family picture! Gorgeous!!

Rachael Mulder said...

UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmm,............................... that HOT MAMA?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!! Your dark hair... perfect. Your outfit... perfect. Everything... perfect. Your family is sooo incredibly cute and each little one has so much personality. I love you!!!! I wrote back to your comment on my blog so go back to read it!! :)