Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Fun for days

Whew! It's been a busy, fun few days. Just to share some highlights...

On Friday we almost got caught in the rain while blueberry picking -- not that we minded. It hasn't really rained in several months, so we needed it. I was so excited, I had to take pictures.

Our 3.5-month-old chickens had never seen rain in their short lives.

The downpour (only here would we call it that!) didn't begin until we arrived home with 8 pints of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. It was the perfect day for baking! Plus, we were headed to the Swanlunds for Wii Knit and dinner, so we had friends to share the cobbler with.

UberDad left for Fresno Friday night, so Saturday the boys and I took care of picking up our CSA produce and grocery shopping. Then we headed to the Bowmans for a bbq lunch! The weather was perfect -- the rain had cleaned the air, and it wasn't broiling hot like the weekend before. It was great to catch up with our friends, and the kids played really nicely. After that, I got busy decluttering with my mom.

Our Sunday School had its 2nd annual children's service and picnic this weekend at our local history museum. Our church held a service just for the kids and their families in a 120-year-old chapel that was our parish's first building, and is now preserved at the museum. We sang songs the children knew, the priest explained the meaning of each part of the service, and the sermon was nice and short. Afterward we headed into the old hotel building for lunch, since it was oddly too cold and wet for a picnic. Unfortunately I didn't get any great photos, despite the beauty of the museum campus and old buildings. Maybe next year.

Monday was our home improvement co-op's work day at the Swanlunds.

While the guys tackled making sun- and pet-resistant screens for all the windows, the moms washed and repaired curtains, cleaned windows, cupboards and shower tile -- and nursed toddlers, of course. The big kids played outside, watched movies, and even offered to help on occasion.

We finished off with spaghetti for dinner at our house, and everyone got to see how much our pullets have grown since they were here to help build the chicken coop.

We are blessed beyond measure to have good friends!


April said...

I need to be in one of these groups, except they would spend a lot more time on my place, I'm sure!

Bobbi said...

fun weekend!

i think to blog, i must be a photographer also. everyone's blog pictures(including yours) are fabulous! they all look professional.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

Oh, I have SO much to learn about photography! That's another thing I'm hoping to do by next fall -- save up for a real camera (digital SLR) and take an evening class. But I agree, my favorite blogs to read are definitely ones with great pictures. I love the visual.

Primal said...

As a fellow unschooling mom, I must say that these pictures just make me crave moving out to the country. Ok, we're already kind of rural but not rural enough as far as I'm concerned. I want to be everything just short of Amish I think *lol*

Love the pics.

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

That's so funny, Primal. Do I make it look like we're rural? 'Cause we live close to downtown in a city of .5 million people. LOL.

Must be because I crave an Amish-like life, too. :)

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