Friday, September 30, 2011

Millions of Peaches and Pears

 Well maybe not a million. I have never ever canned in my life and this year I thought that I would give it a try. I was so nervous and intimidated about the whole process but it went much easier then I expected. I found as I was doing it that it was really more of a tedious process then a hard one, especially all the peeling and cutting. Since it went so well this year and I really enjoyed doing it and Ben loves having all the fruit I will definitely be doing it again next year. Besides being yummy it also adds great decoration to my kitchen.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hessing and Moses Visit

All dressed and ready for a night on the town.
 On Labor Day weekend we were lucky to have Zach, Dixie, Mel, Sterling, Jenny, Chance, Chandler and Lexi come for a visit. We had a great time seeing the sights, playing racing games, working on a cute craft, going to Les Miserables, playing golf, going to the zoo and being with one another. The first day Zach and Dixie were here we went to Chick-fil-a for lunch so that Zach could see why we all rave about it and he wasn't disappointed. Later that day we all went up to Red Rocks, but it was so windy we didn't stay long.

Taking a snack break at the zoo.

Looking at animals is exhausting.
Lexi hitching a ride.
 On Friday Zach, Dixie, Mel, Ben and myself went on a sight seeing tour of Denver. We drove by Ben and Dixie's old house, the Molly Brown house and lots of other cool buildings downtown. While we were downtown we stopped and had lunch at Ben's favorite hot dog stand and it was delicious.
Elephants are WAY cool!

Queen and King of the rock.

Happy Hessing's
 Later Friday after all of us girl's were done getting ready we went back downtown to see Les Miserables. It was so much fun going in a big group and the show was incredible. It was my first time seeing it and now I understand why everyone loves it so much. The story is powerful and moving and the music brings tears to your eyes. I am so glad that I was able to share this experience with such a wonderful group of people.
Some of the Moses clan.

Ready to hike.

Trying not to blow away at Red Rocks.

My happy Meli friend.

The gang at The Cheesecake Factory stuffing ourselves with yummy food before going to the show.

We miss you guys all ready and can't wait for you to come again.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


On Tuesday Joseph started Kindergarten and let's just say there was lots of Boohooing from his mom. I was excited for him to begin this new adventure but I missed him terribly and was so excited when it was time to pick him up. He had a wonderful time and couldn't wait to tell me all about his day and the fun things they had done. His favorite was that they got to take pictures of themselves on the computer and play around with them. His teacher is Ms. Klee and she is full of energy, happy and perfect  for kindergartners. 

Ms. Klee

Joseph and I in front of his school.

All ready to go!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Steel Creek Campground

While in Idaho we had our annual family camping trip and it was great. The weather was perfect and the company divine. There had been reports of bears on the next mountain over so we had to be extra careful but we had the perfect bear repellent. A very large, cute group of noisy happy children that kept us safe. :)My water man.
Mel and I were able to spend some time together this summer and I LOVED every minute of it.

Boys being boys!
A very very happy Maddie!!
Sweet Shelby with her watermelon. I know she looks sad but she really was quite happy, the smile is beneath all the dirt.
Hangin round the fire.
Bring on the S'mores!!
We can't wait until next year!!