August Sixth

“More pickle making today. :-) Although today, Christian was gone and Mercy took the shortest nap in history so twenty-four jars of pickles later, let’s just say I am exhausted!”

{taken at 1:45pm EET}

“I had the best weekend in a long time…so I had to start my Monday morning off with a happy little cup of coffee!”

{taken @ 6:30am PST}

August Fourth

“So much in a jar…hot peppers, garlic, dill, mustard seed, peppercorns…oh and a few cucumbers too! I might actually be looking forward to winter. Okay that might be pushing it!”

{taken at 9:00pm EET}

“I never mentioned, but look what my amazing family bought me for my birthday! Isn’t she beautiful? She needs a name too…”

{taken @ 1:30pm PST}

July Twenty-First

“One thing I have noticed since moving overseas is that I am more susceptible to germs. I guess it is a combination of exhaustion, stress and new germs. Go figure, the kids gave me their germs and now I am fighting off chest congestion, sinus pressure and a wicked case of laryngitis. I made myself a health and wellness salad, or what I’m gonna call my better than antibiotics salad. Yay for beets, garlic, onion, ginger, green tea, basil and walnuts. I am on a mission to boost my immune system back to the way it was before I had kids!

{taken at 12:15pm EET}

“I hate not sleeping in on Saturdays. It makes me preeeeettty cranky. But today I was up at 4:45am to be out in Palmdale to volunteer with NGC who was hosting an event for USO. We packed 5,000 care packages to send over seas to men & women who are serving our country! So, despite my lack of sleep, it was a pretty good day!”

{taken @11:00am PST}