Thursday, October 27, 2011

Harvest and Update on Jordan :)

 I'll bet you have a pumpkin patch around you somewhere. 
This one is just a few miles from our home.
See, we really can grow things here in the desert :) 
There is also a corn maze. I've never been successful
at growing corn myself, but it does grow around here, as you can see.
This is what the pumpkin sees :)

We're still harvesting. We have a late growing season here. 
I found a great "Any Kind of Squash" recipe this summer, 
and since I still have zucchini growing,
I've made it quite a few times. 
 You slice up your squash, and put a layer on the bottom of a baking dish.
Cover it with melted butter, 
salt and pepper to taste,
a little bit of cut up basil from the garden,
and then layer it with Parmesan cheese.
Repeat the steps with another layer (or two).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 

As you can see, different squashes work equally well.
I almost forgot to take a photo of the finished product. I got a corner of it, 
as the rest had already been gobbled up. It's delicious,
even my twins love it!
(I mean, with butter and Parmesan, how can you go wrong?)

I've also been harvesting my own seeds. 

These coriander seeds are about to be replanted. 
Last year I had cilantro growing late into the Fall,
and early in the Spring.

Our weather has finally cooled off a bit this week. 
It actually feels like Fall around here :)

We saw Jordan a few weeks ago too. 
He looks great, doesn't he? 

He had another surgery on Oct. 19th.
Here is and update from his Facebook Page :)

*So I wish to update all of you and let everybody know I am still very positive and motivated. I came in for surgery on wednesday the 19th to get a revision on my left leg. As the doctors cut me open they found that my femur was deteriorating. So they took a few tissue samples and closed it up. The doctors thought it was due to infection but after testing the tissue samples it was not infection. Yesterday the 22nd they cut me open again to take a small piece of bone for testing because their next theory is that the bone breakdown may be a type of osteoperosis. I will find out in the next few days what the source of the deterioration is and I will keep you all updated. Once again keep me in your thoughts and prayers.*

Thank you everyone for your prayers for Jordan

I know this post was a bit scattered. It's been a while since I've written anything,
so I just included a bit of this and that :) 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

10 Things I Love About Fall :)

1. Apple and Cinnamon.....anything!
2. Comfy boots and knitted scarves.
3. Hot tea with honey.
4. Flannel Shirts and warm sweaters.
5. Autumn scented candles burning.
6. Pumpkin anything...especially whoopie pies.
7. Snuggling up under extra blankets and quilts.
8. Thanksgiving dinner!
9. Watching my kids jump in piles of leaves.
10. Lighting a fire in the fireplace :)

image: Pinterest
It's starting to feel like Fall here, or do you say Autumn? I like both words.
Extra blankets are coming out,
along with long-sleeved sweaters and jackets.
We were just wearing shorts and flip-flops a few days ago!
We've had some rain, and turning the oven on is a welcome feeling
of warmth, not overbearing heat :)
I'll miss summer a bit, but I love Fall and the changing of the seasons.

What do you Love about Fall?


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Good Moms...

Simply Designing "Good Moms" tutorial
This little sign made my day,
and I just had to share it with you.
If sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles and dirty kitchens
make for happy kids,
my children must be truly ecstatic  :)

I hope Fall has found it's way to your home, 
and you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!!