Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall Peaches and Back to School

Good Morning!
I love the way my pretty peach jars turned out. This is the first time they actually look pretty and are not a lot of pieced floating in a jar, but rather nicely resting on each other and filled to capacity without being crushed. It has taken me years to finally figure out how to pack the jars. Grapes growing in my garden. A little fall decorating. I love the fall colors and change of season. Garrett surprised us with losing his second front tooth. He looks so cute with them missing. Stacey smoothing out the gravel drive-way. He does this about every two months.
Me ever in the kitchen enjoying what I am doing. Tomorrow I finish more jars of salsa.
Last night I went looking for Garrett and found him playing in the dirt with his dump trucks. I love it when he plays outside in the fresh air.
Harrison's friend Logan has been staying with us for a week. He rides to school with them in the morning. He is a good boy and great friend for Harrison, something I've been praying for for a long time. Jessica wearing one of her new fall outfits. She looks so cute in her new boots.
Me with Victoria and Garrett. Trying to get the last bit of summer bike rides. If you are wondering who took the picture. As we were riding all of a sudden my husband came down the road driving his tractor. He took our picture from the tractor.
Stacey, Harrison and Logan getting in a bit of target practice.
A little bit of fun on the 4 wheeler after school.
I made these this morning before school and the kids took them in their lunch. We are so blessed to have a happy and peaceful life on our farm. I thank God for my family, our Christian home and the food we have to eat. As a mother, I have often leaned on this verse for confidence and strength in God: HE TENDS HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD: HE GATHERS THE LAMBS IN HIS ARMS AND CARRIES THEM CLOSE TO HIS HEART; HE GENTLY LEADS THOSE (ME) WHO HAVE YOUNG."


Blessed Mama of 4 said...

yum! I should know not to check your blog when I'm hungry.... those grapes look AWESOME!

Sabrina said...

Hi Kathi,

You're cookies looks delicious! Could you post the recipe for them??


Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Kathi! Sweetie this is what I love so much about visiting you and your blog. Wonderful post! Wishing you a happy day and a lovely Fall!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Carol said...

Your canned peaches are beautiful! Reminds me of many years ago when my Mother & Grandma canned things to feed us all during the winter months.


Sharon said...

I love hearing about all you've been doing! Everyone seems so happy and healthy on the farm, I love it! The peaches are just beautiful Kathi you did a great job. I'd love to see more of that notebook you have there! Also, can you save a cookie for me???

Love ya!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I wish we had peach trees, your peaches look wonderful.

Michelle said...

Oh, I just love seeing glimpses of your life in pictures...thanks so much for sharing them, Kathi! I wished I lived closer to come and sit with you over coffee...your farm looks so peaceful and beautiful!

A few things have been happening around here...I'll fill you in.

Have a great weekend, sweet friend!

Michelle :)

Rachael said...

The peaches, the cookies, the Fall decor, it all looks great! And of course your family is so sweet too :-)

Shelley said...

Your peaches look so good. I haven't canned peaches in years because I don't have a source. But I remember how good they are.
I should can Salsa, we have tomatoes, and we love salsa.
Your kids are going to love those cookies, what a treat to look forward to at lunch.
It's great to keep busy with our hands and see the blessings that come from it.
Have a great week.

Michele said...

Loved your post, thanks for sharing all your pics! :0)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Kathy ~ Mmmmmm....those cookies look really good!!!!

Looks like you have been one busy mom! Your children are blessed to have you and your husband for parents. Thank you for sharing the verse at the end.

have a sweet day,

Heather said...

oh how i wish we could come visit your farm. we would have so much fun!

Elena said...

Beautiful jars of peaches. That is a lot of work! Looks like you have been having a lot of fun with your family. I love the scripture that you posted at the end.

Lori said...

I am so envious of your farm life. You have a beautiful home, family and you get to do what I dream about, canning and living a good life.

A Romantic Porch said...

Kathi, This is an absolutely fabulous blog posting. I just loved every bit of it. The sun shining through the grapes made them look like they are glowing. Also, I would love to know how you fixed your peaches to look so pretty. I always freeze mine because I don't have a canner...still I would like to know how just in case I do start using a canner. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Thank you for inspiring us to all live a Christian life. Karen

Jan Parrish said...

Wow, Kathy, with all that canning and cooking, I don't know how you have time for blogging. Thanks for taking the time though.

Stacy Dean said...

beautiful grape pictures!! love it.


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