Archive for June, 2010

summer vacation.

Monday, June 28th, 2010

My summer vacation is starting in T-minus 5 days (who’s counting?). Thought I would share some summer time snap shots  cira 1960′s of my moms family on their summer vacation.

cheese

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

My friend Abby was talking about beer and cheese yesterday and it made me think of

A) how much I do love cheese

B) this picture I took at the farm last week

C) the most amazing cheese shop I have ever been to ( i wish i lived closer) we spent a little too much money on the spread below and had a picnic at golden gate park!

Strawberries!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

I went strawberry picking last week at Sunshine Farms! They had the tiniest little strawberries I had ever seen. I hadn’t been berry picking since I was a kid but we used to go every summer. We had our own berry picking cartons that we re-used year after year. We would freeze them, make jam from them, and eat and eat and eat them.

As soon as I returned home I made a batch of strawberry rhubarb jam (made 9 jars….anyone want some?) The  next day at the union square farmers market I bought more rhubarb and made the most amazing strawberry rhubarb pie.

I still have lots more berries…maybe there will be more pies, or shortcake or tarts!

Home.

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Home is wherever I’m with you.

We are currently obsessed with the song “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Seems pretty fitting.

So we’ve now been in our new home for 2 months now and sometimes it seems like it has been 2 days and sometimes it feels like it has been a year. Everyone is adjusting well. Steve likes the new paint colors, oliver loves all the windows, and I heart the kitchen &  back patio.

We had to compromise on a few things…I wanted the kitchen yellow and the living room green. Steve loved his TV and I did not. I loved my coffee table and Steve did not. The bedroom at some point will  be yellow, we bought a new tv stand and my coffee table lives in the basement for now.

To do list…..

  • paint the livingroom
  • paint the guest bedroom
  • paint the kitchen (paint the spot in the kitchen above the fridge that I can’t reach)
  • paint our bedroom
  • plant flowers on the patio
  • put hardwood floors in the bedrooms

More pictures to come…!