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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

From the fields to the table...

A few weeks ago (already!) the girls and I went strawberry picking at Jaquith Strawberry Farm. It was a lot of fun and yummy! Once we got the berries home we made jam and strawberry pie. There is something so fulfilling about preparing foods from starch.

Strawberry Jam Recipe

5 cups prepared fruit
7 cups sugar
1 box Sure-Jell

Prepare jars and lids. Boil water in canner or large pot.

To prepare fruit, crush about 4 pt. fully ripe strawberries.

Measure prepared fruit into a 5-6 quart saucepan. Measure sugar into bowl; set aside.

Place pan holding fruit over high heat. Add Sure-Jell, stir until mixture comes to a hard boil. Add sugar at once.

Bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat, skim, pour quickly in to jars. Put jars in boiling hot water or canner for 10 minutes. Let jars stand 24 hours. Makes about 6 eight-ounce jars.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


craft challenge

This month's craft challenge from Heidi @ Blue Eye Blessings is Monograms. Although I love the look of monograms, I haven't really monogrammed much. I am sharing a scrapbook page I created months ago, but it is one of my favorites and one of the only monogrammed crafts I have (been too busy to create something new).

"G" for Grace... :-)

I made the "G" using blank chipboard and patterned paper. I added glue to the chipboard, put it face down on the patterned paper and then cut it with a craft blade.

Friday, June 5, 2009

10 years and counting...

Today marks our 10 year wedding anniversary! I can't believe it has been that long already. It all started 13 years ago, when I was a senior in high school. After hanging out as friends for a few months (our friends were dating) we went on a double date and as I always joke, it went down hill from there! He took me to my senior prom, supported me through college AND graduate school and has given me two beautiful girls! The times have been great and not so great, there was even a time I didn't think we would make it this far. But, Praise God, we did and I am SO grateful! Here's to another 10 years, I love you Jeremy!

Prom May 11, 1996

Wedding Day June 5, 1999