August 22, 2014

A month of summer left...

 Just one more month left of summer.  Fall officially begins Sept. 23rd. 
Our backyard this morning...picked some tomatoes (gave a few of them to the chickens), carrots and cucumbers. 
Last night we went to see "A Midsummer Night's Dream" put on by Shakespeare in the Park.  It was really great!  We brought some soda with us...for a treat and Hannah tried one of the Minute to Win it challenges...see if YOU can balance a pop bottle on an angle like that!!! 
We had gnocchi twice this week, we ♥ it.  I'm going to use this recipe to try to make it ourselves.
One of my favorite pictures from camp last month.

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.