So the first "thing" on the list: strawberries. Mmm...just picked some this morning. Is there really anything better than fresh-picked berries? Seriously.
There were plenty for snacking.
And even more for other stuff and things.
Now this was only my second time making jam, this time being the first "unsupervised" experience. So it might not look quite right. But it sure tastes fine. And by "fine" I mean fine. But does anyone know why all the fruit went to the top of the jar? That's annoying.
And I want to make this cake. My parents are coming over for dinner tomorrow to celebrate my Dad's retirement (yay!) and I thought I'd make it then. I'll keep ya posted.
Okay second "thing:" this barn beam.
We're so excited about this beam. We've been looking for one (actually hoping to score a free/cheap one) for a while now. We went out on Sat and searched through a bunch of beams before settling on this one that's from a barn built in the 1800s. It's going between our kitchen and dining area where that "line" is. Can't ya picture a sweet old beam there? Yeah, baby.
Let's see, what else? Oh yeah. Gotta tell ya, but I'm sure a lot of you already know, I'm preggers. Today I'm 18 weeks along. I waited a while to share just 'cause of what happened last time and honestly I'm scared. Things are just different this time around--I'm not gaining the weight that I did in previous pregnancies (guess I should be happy about that one) and I'm not allowing myself to get too excited just yet. I did hear the heartbeat at 13 weeks and that was an emotional/relieving experience. We have an ultrasound in a couple weeks and I think/hope I'll feel better about everything then. So...um...stuff and things...and things and stuff. I think that's about all the randomness I need to share. I'm having a friend from high school over tonight for dinner:) On the menu: salmon on the grill, and I'm hoping to pick up some veggies from a produce stand I can throw on there as well, a nice salad, and strawberries and ice cream for dessert. I'm kicking the boys out and it's just girl time tonight. Can't wait. Now to get this house cleaned up...