Wednesday, October 27, 2010

And he called me Mama

For the first time yesterday, Marston called me mama. My heart melts for those moments and makes me happy to be a mother. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

38 Weeks LARGE

I'm now 38 weeks pregnant. I had an appointment yesterday and the doctor told me I was dilated to 3 cm but her head was not engaged. Last night was miserable. I had irregular contractions the whole night, enough to keep me up but not enough to warrant a hospital visit. I guess it's just a waiting game from here on out. Come on baby!

38 Weeks - day of my baby shower

Monday, October 11, 2010

Making applesauce

I decided this was the year for canning - for some odd reason. I've done salsa, strawberry jam, peaches and a couple of days ago I did 22 quarts of applesauce. I'm tired of canning.

Applesauce is surprisingly easy but it took me all day. The day before, Marston and I went up to Apple Hill to an orchard to get our apples. I bought 2 bushels (80 lbs) of  golden delicious seconds. Because they were seconds I got them all for $24.

I really do like the idea of knowing exactly where the food my family eats comes from. I think that's the main reason I do it. It also saves a lot of money in the long run.

We visited several orchards while we were at Apple Hill. Love that place! 
2 bushels of golden delicious. 
I would chop the apples and Marston would put them into the pot. 
Victoria strainer-made making so much applesauce so easy. 

Daniel helped with a batch when he got home from work. 

The finished product. Yummy applesauce. 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Week in Tahoe

We got to stay in Tahoe last week. It was great. We just relaxed and did everything at snails pace. We walked around Tallac, skipped rocks at Fallen Leaf Lake, ate lots of ice cream and visited the pool daily. It was lovely!

Marston with his brand new Strider bike. He loves it!
Throwing rocks at Tallac.
Fallen Leaf Lake. 
We did a lot of rock throwing while we were there! 
Skipping rocks at Fallen Leaf Lake.