Wednesday, August 19, 2009

End of Summer Top 5

Well, summer is officially almost over. There are yellow leaves on the trees already, we are busy thinking about back to school shopping, bussing schedules, and what to be for Halloween. My top 5 summer 2009 highlights are:

Seattle Sister Extravaganza: How fun to get together will all of the girls! We must do this at LEAST once every 2 years. Thank you for inspiring me to learn to run. My first goal is to do a 5K in summer of 2010. I have only gone out running a few times so far, as summer scheduling has been all over the place. But once we are into a good fall routine it will be much easier to keep up with it.

Colfax Cousin Camp: Letting the cousins play and get to know each other is priceless. It was so fun to hang out at Betina's beautiful home for a week. I hope that all of our kids - the unborn future ones included, will become good friends.

Disney Family Reunion: Of course Disneyland is the perfect place for a huge family reunion. They just know how to take care of families! Thank you Dad for the awesome holiday, everyone had so much fun. I finally got a chance to do the Indiana Jones ride, and scared myself silly on the Malibu Screamer.

Potty Training, Mina Style: Step one - put on panties. Step two - Throw away diapers. Mission complete. She rocks!

Tooth Fairy Visits: Abby lost 2 teeth this summer, one at Disneyland! She is growing up so much. I love this great girl!

PS: I discovered today that I have a lot of jam in my fridge.
  • ED Smith triple berry
  • Bonne Maman mixed fruit
  • Smuckers Strawberry
  • Smuckers seedless Raspberry
  • Plum Jam
  • Apricot Jam
That seems like a lot, but I keep trying new recipes, and they all need some specific jam.

On the topic of recipes... I am collecting the Christmas recipes this year. So please send me no less than 3 yummy recipes that you have been loving in 2009. Please have this to me by November 15th. Thank you, I will send out a e mail as well. And reminder e mails too.


P-Cute said...

I think I want to make some jam this year. Aunt Dorie said I could learn from her. I don't know if I have 3 new reciepes. I swear, I eat the same stuff over and over. Can I add a repeat? ha ha

Betina said...

I loved doing the Sreamer with you!

Eve said...

Abby & mina are such cuties- im so glad i got to see them again finally!! MIna is sooo grown up with the whole potty training thing, and abby has attitude to spare.... LOVE IT!