Saturday, August 29, 2009

Life in My World—Five for Friday and a Sixth One for Saturday

1. We canned peaches for Cali and Grace and then the two of them made peach pies. Ande, who was away working, felt a bit of a threat to her pie-queen throne when she saw the beautiful crusts. She just may have to share the chair as the pies were flaky, flavorful and beautiful. Thank you Betty Crocker, Grace and Cali.

2. This was a first. The other night we knelt down for family prayers before going to bed and guess who was in the circle? Just Calvin, me, Ray and Grace.


3. I never get tired of seeing the kids smile. Never.

4. I served Ray a piece of pie last night and he pointed his hands together to the ceiling and bowed his head towards me. I said, “Hey! I just read about that religion this week. It’s called (pause) . . . Jane-ism.” Oh ho. I do love a good pun. (Truly, I did read about Jainism. It is a non-violent belief and when practiced in its extreme, believers don’t wear clothes because it shows a connection to worldly things and takes the life of plants [cotton, silk].)

5. Grace and I went to see a friend this week and came home with more than we took. It always happens that way.

6. Today we went to three weddings. We got up early and drove 120 miles for wedding number one. In fact, we were even early so we stopped at JoAnn Fabrics to kill time. Unheard of. After the wedding, Calvin did the very sweet and kind thing of choosing a food buffet restaurant. (Much to my family’s chagrin, I love cafeteria food—the blandness of it all, the funny combinations, the one-price-includes-it-all-even-a-pop.) Then we returned home just in time for wedding number two. After congratulating the couple, we came home and Calvin took off his suit and tie and changed into slacks just in time to go to wedding number three. It was great seeing three new families formed in one day.


deidra said...

Don't tell me they looked that cute while canning the peaches. I don't think that's allowed!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

They did. They truly did. I think they're reinventing the 40's homemaker.

Ty and Dani said...

I have never made a pie! I better get on the band wagon.

Tiffany Fackrell said...

Peach pie sounds SOOO GOOOD!! You want to deliver one down to pasco?!!! and I agree they looked pretty darn cute...although, I don't think that is hard for the two of them!!

Lucy said...

What a fun post. Oh, to be in your household, Jane. Life is sweet.

michelle said...

Such cute canners and pie-makers!

Three weddings in one day?? Wow. I'm seriously surprised about you liking cafeteria food. Pretty sweet of Calvin!

Kim Sue said...

Betty Crocker never looked so cute!

Becky said...

I LOVE cafeteria food too! Glad to hear I'm not the only one :)

And, those girls look too adorable in the kitchen!