Friday, September 27, 2013

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life...

Bryan and the girls picked all of the tomatoes on Sunday.  We had to wrap most of them and put them in boxes.  And even though it looks like we only had a few red ones, we managed to get several bags of diced tomatoes from them to freeze for later.  I'd say it was a pretty good end of season haul.

I can't tell you how happy I am that we have corn muffins in the house.  I've been wanting these for a few days.  The first day I went to the pantry to grab a box of corn muffin mix certain that we had some only to walk away from the pantry feeling very perplexed.  I realized the following day that I must have donated the boxes I knew we had to the church food pantry.  So yesterday I went to Wal-Mart after dropping Madeline off at soccer practice.  Would you believe that they didn't have a single box of corn muffin mix of any brand in the store?  I know!  Total craziness!  If any store should have had corn muffin mix I would have guessed Wal-Mart.  Aren't they a southern-origin store?  I thought corn bread was a southern staple.  Maybe I'm wrong.  So after walking out of Wal-Mart feeling crestfallen (Thank you, this week's lesson from Seton Vocaularly 7.) and almost in tears, I was determined that today I would have corn muffins.  Target had what I needed.  In fact, they had the brand I grew up using and two others so I brought two different types.  Look at me branching out and trying new things.  I will cry if I discover that we're out of strawberry preserves.  I didn't remember to look for it in the pantry before going shopping.

A few days ago when I realized that we were running out of lots of different household necessities and food, I took Ellie and Katie to Target to get some shopping done.  Ellie asked if we could look at the Halloween stuff, and the books and the girly Legos, and a million other things, and me, feeling like a super-awesome mom said sure since I figured the alternative would be me going home and laying on the couch feeling like I'm going to die.  So Ellie decided that she wanted to try on some foam wigs and asked me to snap some pictures.  This one is my favorite.  

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