Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Friday, August 19, 2011

Canning Tomatoes

Our good friend Brad Stewart gave us 10 gallons of tomatoes so yesterday I made tomato soup and chili sauce. We got 46 pints and 6 quarts of tomato products. Thank you Stewarts!! We are blessed to have such thoughtful friends. This is especially nice because we did not have a garden this year.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Visit with Mom

Bradley and Grant
An Amish couple at the train depot in Sacramento
Erin and Katya
Gram Eastland relaxing
Kylie at Cafe Rio

Malcolm and I just spent some time with my Mom in Utah and had a wonderful time. I traveled on the train for the first week and spent some time cleaning freezer, refrig., organizing and cleaning, cooking and enjoying visiting with my Mom. We bought her car so I spent some time having it serviced until Malcolm flew in the next week. My cousin, Denise let me use one of their cars the whole time so I could run errands to the store to shop for Mom and post office, bank, etc. It was a privilege to be able to help her and give Denise a couple of weeks off. She is so helpful to Mom with meals, shopping and Dr. appointments. I also got some wonderful visiting time with Mom and talked about growing up and some family history. She is so alert and bright and a joy to visit with. We plan to visit more often now that we have the time available. I am blessed to have a great Mom! We also took Dan's family to dinner as Cafe Rio and enjoyed it so much. The first week Steve's family came and brought dinner and I made rolls and potato salad and had a great time with them too. It was such a good time with family.