August 11, 2014

Is it really August?

Time has flown by this summer.  We spent July in Illinois at church camp.  I helped with arts and crafts.  We used yarn and a plastic mesh to make crosses, drew with charcoal, painted rocks, tie-dyed bandanas, decorated Russian matroshka sugar cookies, worked on "scrapbooks" with the kids (using 15 cent 3-prong folders and photos), and made prosphora with the kids.
 We spent a week in Florida after camp.
I made this wonderful simple beet salad today.  We have lots of basil and I made pesto (using cashews instead of pine nuts), too.  I'm going to make a bunch and put it in the freezer.


GretchenJoanna said...

My, you *have* been busy! A month at camp sounds splendidly summery. When you do start schooling? I hope not soon...

elizabeth said...

that sounds like a very wonderful summer! so glad for you all! :)