Our summer began with our usual trip to Cape Cod. Sparklers on the beach is our custom every year. We go with 3 other families, stay in the same beautiful house, and cook yummy food and play scrabble all week long. This year we had 17 people.
This is my favorite pic of the boys, taken at the Cape.
Here are some of my favorite flowers growing in the garden.
They have all since dried up. The poor flowers at the top of my long driveway only get rainwater, there hasn't been too much of that lately! Usely they last into September.
We found this "mask" on our property when we moved...
Here's a shot of my garden before it really took off. Notice the HORSE? That was Liam's homeschool co-op project, he had to play a "pony express rider" and Oma C. made him the horse. This is where he now pastures...
And, oh so sad, our Kimba had kittens and then subsequently "left" with them. We haven't seen or heard from them since. Precious has taken over all of our affections, quite happily.
Oh, we can't forget our garden path! Bill, me and the boys worked so hard on that project. We re-covered the walkway, washed and rinsed all the stones and put them back. Then we proceeded to burn out our well pump that same day. But, we don't really want to remember that.
The beautiful rainbow. The boys and I were "spell-bound" at the beauty of this gorgeous rainbow over our house. What an awesome reminder that God keeps his promises.
L3 turned 7!
Summer's bounty of fresh fruit wrapped up into our favorite pie. I have never, EVER, made this many pies in my life, let alone, in one single summer! Peach blueberry raspberry was our favorite, but I did make a lot of just wild raspberry, blueberry, and peach by itself too. Yummy! I miss them already.
Oh, tomatoes. This was a another first for me this summer. I have canned tomatoes before, but I've never made salsa before. If I may say so, it was incredible!
Cousin Jeff from NJ, kindly shared his tomatoes with me and his roma tomatoes were "out of this world good!" I made slow roasted tomatoes with them, they are insane!