As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Friday, August 13, 2010

Delectable Summer Treats and Other Random Ramblings

I don't have a garden, but my very generous Mother-in-law shares her bountiful crop each year. The kids and I went to her house this morning and picked green beans, tomatoes, okra, cantaloupe, peppers, sweet corn and blackberries. I've also received zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, onions and cucumbers from her this summer. We all love the fresh fruits and vegetables!

While we worked on the vegetables, we listened to Adventures in Odyssey (Shana is addicted, especially to the romantic ones and the mysteries). Our lunch consisted of all fresh produce, and Malia asked the blessing in the following manner:

"Father which art in Heaven....we come this day.....our daily bread.....don't let anybody get killed.....walk down the straight path to Heaven......encourage us.....keep us.....if Haiti doesn't have food, we will give them Jesus' name, Amen."

Then this afternoon, we spent some time in the pool.....

And, the kids keep reminding me that I promised them that we could all camp out in the living room tonight.......for some reason I think that I'll be very tired tomorrow.......somehow sofabeds (sofa beds? sofa-beds?) just don't compare with TempurPedics.......

Have a happy weekend, everyone!


  1. Adorable pictures and the produce looks delicious! Have a fun slumber party!!!

  2. So jealous, with our wierd Seattle summer, I have NOTHING growing. Booo!