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Oh look, it's 4:10 pm and I'm just sitting down to blog. I've been up to my armpits in small children and making grape juice all day... a combination I will admit was not very well thought out. Alls well that ends well though, my ending being 8 large jars of grape juice!

Here's the proof, along with a few other things from the week taken on my cell cam.
Getting crafty at last weekend's Scrap Around the Clock. The page I'm holding was one half of the ONLY double page layout I did all weekend. Running a scrapbooking event doth not a scrapbooker make! (I still love it though :)

 Cute fella worshipping at church last Sunday.

Cooper caught this guy outside and he is now temporarily a member of our household. Probably against my better judgement.

Did I ever tell you about the time my kids caught a tree frog and brought it inside to live, only to lose it in Kendall's bedroom? And we didn't find it till the next day?

Good times.

A successful "quiet rest time" in bed instead of napping. Successful because Blake actually stayed quiet and didn't get out of bed until I came and got him an hour and a half later!

 Picking grapes off one of our arbors.

 Full bucket!

 Getting started...

And... done!

This was just from one bucket picked in about half an hour. Might just do some more tomorrow :)

Happy weekend!

life rearranged


  1. We didn't know what to do with all of the grapes here at our new house (coincidentally just across the river from you!!!). Kurt has been making grape jelly like crazy! I think we now have the perfect Christmas gift for his sisters. They'll love that he made it himself. :) I'll probably take a great picture of him to put on the label.

    1. Kurt. Makes. Jelly.
      Mind blown.
      You better put his pic on the label, that is impressive!

  2. Oh, man! A live cricket? I'm not sure how long I would be able to live with it haha But WOW! That's a ton of grapes! And they look amazing!

  3. Wow, very impressed with your grape juice efforts. I just go with Kedem:) I bet yours is delicious!

  4. I love the photo with the praying mantis - very cool! :)

  5. You are a very kind mom to let that bug in the house. They creep me out with those big awkwardly placed eyes :)

  6. Great Job with the grape juice Jod ..came out delicious !! could do a jar swap with Therese for Jelly ;D ...Wondering if the preying mantis got lost in the bed room like the frog ?!

  7. We caught a praying mantis this week too! And I am not going to lie, it makes my heart happy that the little boy worshiping belongs to me. :)