Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
We also sprayed them with a concoction of jalapeños and hot sauce we blended to keep the squirrels away from them. Don't breath near it though or it will burn your nose! It worked though, no squirrels eating our pumpkins this year!
Monday, October 18, 2010
Steve on the tractor heading from the barn to where the pumpkins are.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I know we wont be able to celebrate every year of marriage this way but it was a great way to spend the first one for sure. Any trip with my best friend is a good trip though, no matter the occasion. :) Click here if you want to see more pictures from our trip.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Steve and I visited them in the hospital. He was just precious.
Monday, September 13, 2010
It was awesome getting to watch her push her piano around the room, try to wave at us and pull cords and keys off the computer. Steve and I are both so happy to get to spend some "quality" time with our niece. Thanks Kim and Brian for getting the camera, we look forward to many more Sunday nights visiting!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Katie and I waiting for our turn to swim. We had to wait around forever!
My swim start. I am in the back on the right. It was my first group start. It was chaos! But it must have helped cause I swam this one almost 3 minuets faster than the WIN tri.
I wasn't a fan of any of the bike or run pictures so I will just leave you with the swim ones. :) The bike took me an hour, it was 13 miles and the run like I said was a pitiful showing of a 5k, but hey I finished! Overall I liked my first triathlon better than this one. This tri just didn't seem organized well at all and it was kind of annoying. I might skip this one in the future.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Bailey came to the party for a while also. And I got to see my mom, she didn't want a picture taken of her though. hehe
Krista waving "Hi" from Boston.
Sarah and Leslie laughing at pictures they were taking of me from St Louis.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
One of our local grocery stores, Hen House, has a CSA program. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It is a program where you can get locally produced foods and for a good price. You should really look into if there is a CSA in your area! Everything that you get is so fresh and tastes like it too. It is awesome for Steve and I cause it is a pre-made grocery list each week, halfway through the week, and we are getting things that we would never have picked up on our own. Which is getting us to cook new things.
How it works is first we signed up and choose a pick-up day. For us this is Wednesday. We never know what we are doing on Saturdays(the other choice) to know if we would be around during the pick-up time. This also gives us a chance to not buy weekend groceries that we don't use or go bad. Our weekend shopping is now for just 2-3 meals, since we can pick-up anything else on Wednesday when we are at the grocery store to pick up our CSA. Each week they send you list of items you will get that week. Sometimes things change though based on the crops and weather effects on them. Each item is given a points value based on its price. You can exchange anything you want for things of similar points values. They also have a table set up with things you can exchange for not on the list that week. There is usually a meat item each week, a dairy item and then veggies. Ranging from 5 to 6 items each time too. If you can't pick-up a week you just tell them. Also, it is just $25, no matter what the actual cost of the items totals. Lately its always around $30 worth of stuff. Here are just a few of the awesome things we have gotten and some of the things we have made with them!
A whole chicken! I had no idea how to cook a whole chicken. Luckily Steve just got a new cookbook with a recipe for cooking a whole chicken. We also invested in a dutch oven for this. Got a great deal on it. This is one of those things I am not sure we would have ever bought, a raw whole chicken.
A melon(who knows what type this one was, we are getting to know all different types of melons. Did you know there was more than watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe?) Also heirloom tomatoes. I made a "bruschetta" with them. Used the above bread and some whole milk white cheddar cheese we received one week.
This is not even a sliver of all the things we have gotten and made since signing up a month ago. It is such a great program, I really recommend looking into if you have one around you. And remember it is all local!