Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Let this day go down in history...

...as the day I harvested the most beautiful basil leaves.

Seriously, aren't those gorgeous?

So as many of you have probably figured out, I was in over my head with the blog the honeymoon journal posts. I couldn't meet my deadlines, adding the pictures took for ever, blah blah blah. So then I just said phoey, blog. I've got better things to do, and I went on living my life.

Of course, in the last 2 months there have been moments when I've happened to have my camera and I've happened to think "Oh! This will be great for the blog!" *Photo Snapped and Saved* Not to mention a few of you have asked "When will you be blogging again?", which makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and happy that someone wants to read about my life, in cyberspace, lol.

With any major life change, there's an adjustment period, and that's precisely what's been going on around here since June 18. Actually, the beginning of July. Honeymoon doesn't count - that's just living on cloud nine. It's been a lot of fun, figuring out how to live with each other, and finally our lives are beginning to slip into some sort of routine. It involves lots of watching a lot of "The Office" together, frozen yogurt runs, evening walks, cooking for two, and getting over the fact that I'll always be the first one to go to bed.

I suppose that little reflective paragraph is another stab at explaining my absence from the blog :)

But alas, I miss the blogging world and so I am back in action. Since July, we've really done a lot in the way of homemaking and general adventuring:

Project: Put veggie garden into backyard. This is a before pic
Here's an in-process pic. Will show what it looks like when it's all done!

Jonathan made this awesome sifter out of an old shipping pallet and some hardware cloth. Now we can sift our compost.

Friday night is farmer's market pizza night! Gotta love making new traditions.

That table was $10 at a yard sale. Jonathan sanded and refinished it. Doesn't it look great??

We went apple picking in Oak Glen...which made great applesauce!

Picked some raspberries, too. Made raspberry-mint sorbet with our new ice-cream maker. Yum!
So, there you have it. We're still alive and kicking and learning new skills along the way. I just realized - each of these photos represents something we just learned how to do: put in a garden, build a sifter, make pizza from scratch, sand and refinish a table, make applesauce and sorbet...wow, that's a lot! No wonder I'm tuckered out!

Until next time, folks!


P.S. I'll post the honeymoon pics on facebook soonish, so FB friends have no fear you'll be able to see the rest at some point in time :)


cerissanne said...

What a good little update! I love that table! ANd way to go you all for doing so many new and adventurous things. Where are you all living now? I like all your pictures!

Kimberly said...

Yay for new adventures in marriage and creating a home together. So much fun and love-ly.