Thursday, September 11, 2008

Short Update

I forgot to take my camera with us to Washington so have no pictures of our travels. We attended Madelyn's baptism and visited with Mark & LaNita. We drove up on Thursday, Sept. 3rd and back on Monday, Sept. 8th. We took Muffin with us - I had a friend willing to watch her, but grandpa wanted to take her. She is an adventure to travel with but it all turned out okay. Madelyn was baptised in the family swimming pool!! But water is water right? The font room was already being used at their stake center and Mark's father could not be there anytime except Friday night - hence the swimming pool. We had a wonderful meeting beforehand conducted by the Bishop. There were quite a few people there and LaNita had removed all living room furniture and put in folding chairs from the church.

When we got home we were the recipient of Jenette's willingness and sweetness. She and her girls bottled 42 quart of peaches for us. I had used my last jar and had started purchasing some cans. I can't tell you what that meant to have that done. She said the peaches would not keep until we got back from LaNita's place so we sent our bottles with her. Bless her and her girls!! Then last night the young women and their leaders came to do service. They washed the outside of every one of our windows, including the ones in the garage door. There are so many wonderful people out there and we are privileged to know lots of them.

Today I am making my mother's chili sauce recipe. It smells so good cooking. Earlier I was wondering why I was doing this, especially while I was grinding up onions. green peppers and celery. The tomatoes are all out of our garden. I also made some more granola last night so I feel like I have gotten quite a bit done the last couple of days. Hope the energy lasts.


Rachel H. said...

How wonderful to come back to all those peaces! Sounds so nice!!

Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Kathy said...

So nice that you could be there for Madelyn's baptism! I'm REALLY jealous of all the peaches you gained while you were gone. Yummy! I'm hoping to can some myself, hopefully next week. I still have a couple of jars of your chili sauce and love it.

Stephanie said...

Glad to help with the peaches - we had fun working together to can them for you.

The chili sauce sounds yummy.

Calista said...

I am so glad that you guys were able to go up to LaNita's for a visit and Madelyn's baptism; it's always great to go to LaNita's house! And the wealth of peaches waiting at home sounds wonderful!! Have fun making chili sauce :)

Michelle said...

Yum, granola!

Mom sent me home with a couple boxes of assorted peaches and jams. I am so excited!

Sounds like a nice trip, and I'll bet Muffin had fun.

Esther and Nathan Manwaring said...

That is so good that you got to go to Washington for the baptism. I wish we could have had you here for Hannah's blessing but I guess you have to pick and choose, especially when there are so many grandchildren. Peaches! yum. That is great that they did that for you.