May 31, 2009

Sweet Summertime

Let's call this the Sunday Evening Post. I hope you've all had a marvelous weekend. For me, the days of summer all blend into one big happy event. It's like living in a Norman Rockwell painting at times and I feel so blessed to live right where I do and to have the family that I have. I have to say that May is probably my favorite month of all.

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.

19 comments:

mary e said...

I'm on west coast time and we haven't eaten yet! Your dinner looks delicious, delicious, delicious.

care to share the grillin packet recipe.....

Dotty said...

Reading your post made me hungry. Everything looked great. Sounds like you had one fabulous day.

KanataNewf said...

Oh am I jealous! Here in Ottawa it is still too early for our local berries. Those strawberry shortcakes look scrummy-licious!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

YUMMY! You have corn already?? Our strawberries aren't even ready. You definitely have an earlier growing season!

I love making all kinds of strawberry goodies when they are ripe.

Loved the story of Eric. Ü Let us know if you ever hear the "ding". OR hide a little bell under the table and "ding" it yourself and see what happens. LOL!!

~me said...

You were right about zooming in. Amazing shortcake. We live in CA so we have strawberries year round but these look great!

Karen said...

Mmmmm.....that looks like a very pleasant life to live! Personally, I like the Dirt Divas name....girls who are willing to get down and dirty and dig in deep and Play!!! Plus, the names for the men crack me up! Kind of reminds me of all the men at my daughter's birthday parties these last three years all wearing tiaras to join in with the birthday girl! :> Love those homegrown strawberries too! My son has his own strawberry plant that he brought home from the ag fair growing in the backyard. There are four green strawberries on the plant that he's nurturing to ripeness! :> Have a great one! :>

Tricia said...

That strawberry shortcake looks wonderful! What an exquisite day you've had - Happy Summertime!

Elaine said...

Girl, that's a life of pure luxury!! :) It's the only way to live!

Simmy said...

Yum .... what's in the BBQ packet? Looks delicious. Please share the recipe !!!!

Simmy :-)

katrynka said...

I would love to have some fresh corn on the cob right now!! I like mine on the bob, but my husband likes his cut off. I always hated doing it till a few weeks ago, I got my corn cutter from Pampered chef, it works so well!

patriciad said...

Yummers...everything looks so delish. Notice I honed right in on the food. Forget everything else!! :-)

Cindy H. said...

Great pictures of some mouth watering food, yummmmmm!!!

dolcreations said...

Oh my Michelle..your cards are to die for your food looks delicious..can it get any better!
I LOVE summer..I am a total summer person. Food just tastes better when its summer!!
Christine

Pam F said...

Oh my gosh..everything looks fabulous; your little cards, your dinner; your dessert and your flowers as well as your detailed description of everything...oh boy to be eating from your garden already sounds wonderful..we still have sometime to wait....I love your post! share your receipes please!!!!!

Lrerg said...

That there is some serious deliciousness! Yum.

jo anne said...

that meal sounds yummy--do you share your recipes for grilling??

our church has 4 interns this summer and we are supposed to spoil them, so i am going to make some of the pretzel treat bags you did--thanks so much for the ideas.

love your blog--first place i go every day. thanks, jo anne

cindy said...

I like your plates! And everything looks delish....you need to divulge the recipe on the grill packet! :D

-c
yapping cat

Redwife said...

Yum! Looks good to me Ü Hey, give this corn on the cob recipe a try: DO NOT husk your corn! Just pop the whole thing into your microwave for 3 minutes. Set it aside while you cook each ear; they'll stay hot. Silk comes off w/the husks when you peel it off! It is soooo good! At my house, we use the heel of the bread & lather it up w/butter, cup it in your hand, and roll your corn on it w/your other hand...pass it along to be buttered up again for the next person. The heel can take the moisture and not get soggy Ü (My husband ATE the heel on my 1st visit to my parent's house..very embarassing Ü)

Diana said...

Oh my goodness! especially those little grillin bbq packet. Please give us recipe!

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