Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Happy Father's Day!
I am grateful for MANY fathers today. First to Mike who has provided our family with:



SEVEN Fantastic years of Fatherhood
{Papa Zeke} 

Paul has given me years of hard work, patience and prayer as he worked to raise my Mike. He continues to be an exemplary father and grandfather.

 My Dad, another Paul, is of course who I am most grateful for on Father's Day. He has always been my biggest fan and supporter. He faithfully calls me, gently gives advice and is truly a 'grampster'.

{Grand Fathers}
Grandpa McKean, and example of leadership 
Grandpa Ray, my favorite sense of humor 
Grandpa Lowell, a fantastic listener
Papa Campbell, unconditional love

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tia, what is that smell in your kitchen?

To answer your question, it's parsley. Exciting, right? Not so much?

I tore out the winter garden on Saturday, my mom helped us put it in last conference. Anyway, we needed room for the pumpkins (from mom's donated seeds). We probably planted 8 or 9 seeds in a 4 x 3 box. If they all survive we are going to have to find some friends to take a vine, we won't have enough room. But I am happy to have the vines spill out of the box and into that end of the yard anyway. So I filled 4 pots with parsley transplants, gave 2 pots away and dried what was left. Well, what I had patience to cut, wash and dry that is. All that work and I've got about 3/4 of my mason jar full of parsley smelling parsley. I'd say it is a success.

For those still reading . . . we also planted watermelon, sweet corn, 2 tomato plants and a red and a yellow pepper plant. I left some carrots and onions in the ground to use as we need them, which will need to be before the watermelon and pumpkins take over!

Grand success of this winter's garden: Snow peas. None really made it into the house, which was my intention, but we would frequently go out with the kids to munch on them as they were freshly picked.