Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday Sunshine

sunflowerPracticing contentment by remembering the graces of the week and practicing gratitude by giving.

This week has included fresh blueberries and first cucumbers and green beans. Salads with garden lettuce and little bits of raspberry snacks from around the yard.

One of my favorite moments was while out picking blueberries, looking over to see GBaby plopped underneath a tall blueberry bush snacking away on the fruit of the lower branches.  It will remain a mind moment, as I forgot my camera.

GBaby loved toddler swim time and would excitedly squeal "zim zim" (swim swim) as we would turn down the road to the pool.  She also likes to show off her kicking skills as she has learned how to kick in the water too.  This was a free program at our local pool for which I'm so thankful.  The same local pool and a local teachers association sponsored a free pizza and swim night on Friday which was such a fun way to end a hot and sticky week!

Today brings a quiet afternoon, cool breeze and a date night.  All items of refreshment in a busy summer.  We're also blessed to have Granny here to hang out for a few days and give us said date-night away.  I love that we live close enough that GBaby gets to spend good bits of time and build relationships with her grandparents.

I hope you can look back, and forward, to find the joy dotting your story!

Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.” (James 1:16 -The Message) May the light of the Father brighten your week!


  1. Oops, that was supposed to go on the blueberry posts. Hmmm, sorry. :)

  2. I notice you didn't blanch the berries before you dehydrated them. I'm glad to see that works. My book said I had to boil them first and it left me with a horrible mess. I think they'll dry ok (they're in now), but I'm not looking forward to cleaning the trays and wasn't happy with the thought of all the blue goodness lost down the drain. -Jennifer

  3. ooh - yuk! I've never heard of blanching berries before freezing them or dehydrating them - I never have and they've always been fine. Bummer on the yucky mess :( The only time I've boiled berries is when I did the jam a couple weeks back...

  4. They turned out ok, but it was so hard to clean the trays. The funny thing is John and I both thought "maybe this isn't a good idea", but neither of us said. Next time, definitely no blanching.