My oldest sister, Sarah, and her family came to visit us! It was exciting because 1. I got to see family! and 2. They were our first guests as homeowners! My husband and I had been cleaning and painting to get the guest room ready. I like to say that- guest room. Would you like to see the guest room?... You can stay with us, we have a guest room.... Our cat likes to sit in the window in the guest room. (Yes, that last one is very true. We had to shut the door so we could paint because we were afraid he'd get paint on his tail or paws.)
My husband reading to our niece, Allison.
Allison LOVED going to the chicken coop to help collect eggs.
Who needs a playground when you have an empty hay wagon and tractors?
Our friends came to visit a week later. More guests! We really like having guests. I liked making meals for them, plus my husband and I hadn't seen these friends since their wedding... four years ago! Also, the same week, vacation Bible school at our church started and I was in charge. I had never directed a VBS, so it was a bit stressful at first, but then the week smoothed out like a well-oiled-Mennonite-church machine.
On top of all this, I have had my part-time job at the classiest thrift store in town. (It's true. It is the classiest.)
These were the cut out cookies I baked for the thrift store's one year anniversary sale. Yes, they were a bugger to make because of their shape, but they tasted really good!
Since it is officially Summer, the garden needs weeded, veggies need seeded, and canning has started!
I went down to the basement to get jelly jars to make strawberry freezer jam and Alfie made the empty box his new place to sleep. (He's sleeping in it right now, as a matter of fact.)
Because it didn't rain yesterday, I spent a good majority of the day weeding. I also trellised our tomatoes again. (I do the Florida Weave to trellis our tomatoes.) Who else has started canning and preserving? It's a lot of work, but so delicious come Winter. <3