To start off, there's Mother's Day and my birthday and I get totally spoiled with my favorite gift....flowers for my flower beds, new trees, and lots of veggies for the garden. I just LOVE my flowers!!
Then, it's time for the girls to be out of school. I don't have to work at school either because I'm a substitute teacher, yeehaw! The lazy days of summer are upon us....but it doesn't seem we sit down much.
Softball season then begins and looky at my girls. They're sporting new uniforms for our brand new team that my husband coaches. We're called the Dirt Divas...Josey hates that Diva part because she thinks it's too girly. We tease the men folk that sport the coaches shirts. We call them things like Mr. Diva, He-Diva, Diva Dad, and Diva Dudes. We won our first game last Friday....pretty good since we thought that the 13-16 year olds we played were 12 year olds like our girls. A little mix up there with this practice game but the girls thought they were totally cool when they won!! I did too.
And then there's the grillin' and chillin' outside. Oh...my.......BBQ-ness!!! Was this little Grill Packet ever so delicious tonight!!
I could barely make room for fresh corn on the cob. Holy Shades of Yellow-ness, was this good! Eric and Josey prefer to eat theirs on the cob. Eric is a corn eating machine and it's best not to sit next to him on corn on the cob night. You might get your fingers eaten off. He mows the corn down...it's like watching one of those old fashioned typewriters go back and forth. I swear some day I'll hear a *ding* when he gets to the end of a cob!! Jordan and I prefer ours cut off neatly with a knife.....and the more big slabs of corn you get the better.
And then comes the garden goodness. My neighbor Rhonda gifted us with home grown strawberries. It's been years since I've had home grown ones. Heaven on earth, and look how cut the little stems are.
Oh and please zoom in to capture the mouth watering plates of goodness below.....Homemade Strawberry Shortcake....on my new yellow plates that I got for my birthday. I like to mix up the strawberries and sugar early in the day so that there's lots of sweet syrup to pour over the shortcakes. You seriously need to make ya some Strawberry Shortcake, peeps.
Well, I'm headed outside to walk around with my family..we like to view our gardens each night and have fun before Eric has to go back to work tomorrow. I've got me a few new projects that I want to do which involve moving a bunch of rocks, creating some rock benches and trying to find a spot for a new strawberry patch. Easy livin' is the life for me.
Now, I'll be back later to announce the winner of the Copic prize. And tonight at 11:00pm Central Time, you'll be able to see the Papertrey Challenge for June. The summer fun continues, you won't want to miss it!! See ya soon.