Saturday, October 25, 2008

Our day on the farm!

Today we went to Riley's Farm to u-pick apples. Heather has been wanting to continue to expand her new canning skills with Apple Filling. So, off we went. It really was an all day adventure from going to the farm, picking the apples, preparing the filling and then canning everything. It was lots of fun too! Now we just have to be patient before we can have some.

Here's how the day went.....

We walk out past the pumpkin patch to the Rome Apples. Supposedly, they are really great for baking (we'll see).

Josh went along for the ride. I think he had a good time. You'll have to ask him next time you see him :)

Our prize!!! Aren't these soooooo pretty?! Organic Rome Apples!

This is just a cool picture :)

So after we picked all of our apples, we went home to make the filling.

It takes the whole kitchen to make this work. Left back burner is the boiling water for to vacuum seal the jars. Left front are the lids for the jars. Right back are the apples--waiting for the jars. Right front is the yummy syrup getting all thick and tasty!

TA DA!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I think I figured it out…

From now on posts from Josh should show up as from me. Yay!

It’s Been a While…

Since either of us blogged, so here’s your update!

Both Heather and I are a little bit older. Thanks to all of our friends who put together really fun birthday celebrations! Heather is really looking forward to her 30s!

We just spent a fun weekend with the in-laws. I’m happy to say the the Stewart’s wireless network is now running in tip-top shape after the purchase of a new Linksys router.


We went and saw the Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “The King and I” (which Matt is working on). It was a fun show, but Debby Gibson pretty much ruined it for me. She has this lisp which was super apparent from the very first scene and was super distracting throughout the show. I’m not sure how she ever became an 80s pop star. Heather and I even went to YouTube to watch some of her old videos just to see if the lisp was there then, or if some horrible tragedy (like a stroke) had happened to her in recent years leaving her with a crippling lisp. Luckily, no such tragedy has occurred (it has always been there).

We’re super excited for our friends who are adopting kids (I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post their names, so I won’t – don’t want to mess up their adoption proceedings). We have three sets of friends who will all have new sons and daughters in the next month or so. Wahoo!

That’s about it for now. More to come!

EDIT – For some reason this post is showing up as posted by Heather, but in actuality it’s been posted by Josh. I’m not sure why that is yet.