And then, I started wondering what my first post back should look like... something interesting or so riveting to keep you coming back. But alas, I will give you a few updates on some changes from our little family, and then I will start the regular posts back up this week too! So exciting and hope to get back into the swing of things!
I chopped my hair off! It's funny though, for being such a dramatic change for me, not many people have noticed. I met my mom, aunts, and grandma for lunch immediately after my hair cut (for my grandma's birthday celebration), and everyone was oohhing-and-ahhhing over Landon's new hair cut, and didn't even notice mine until I mentioned it, haha!
I worked up the courage and bought a 32 pound box of Utah peaches and decided to try canning some and making some Mexican vanilla peach jam. Since it was successful, I ended up buying a 24 pound box of tomatoes and making some roasted salsa. I get super nervous whenever I try preserving something new, and these instances were no exception. But it usually turns out way better than the disaster I envision in my head. Jam/jelly is actually super easy, if you are hesitant about preserving--give that a go! Fruit doesn't require a pressure canner, but if you are interested in beans, vegetables, or meat, you can check out my pressure canning post with some tips for beginners.
And eating cheerios has gotten a whole lot more interesting around here!
We also found out, that Baby #2 is a GIRL! We are so excited and February will be here before we know it!
Stay tuned...this next week or so I plan on posting about several ways to decorate for Halloween that are inexpensive options and have a few fun recipes to share as well! Welcome Autumn!