Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Apple Picking

Last week the babe and I had the privilege of going apple picking with our moms group. It was a chilly morning but the sun came out and it ended up being a beautiful morning. The apple orchard was beautiful and the apples where ready for the picking.

I got the babe strapped on and was ready to pick. These baby carriers really come in handy. Lots of other moms had their babes in them to. It was good cause we got to do some serious picking!

There were lots of latter's all around the orchard so we could get at the nice juicy apples at the tops of the tree.

And they were useful for take some beautiful photos on

Once we let the babes out of the carriers there was no going back in. They did a great job of cleaning up the apples that were all over the ground.

I had a very successful day picking apples. To see and read about all the yummy treats I made check out Kates kitchen.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Adventures of deck building

The deck is still a work in progress. But it is coming along and looks beautiful. For many of you constant readers you know that my wonderful husband has taken on the project of building us a back deck. He has been working with my father getting the trees, milling it and now making it in to a master piece.

Here is our latest work on it.

First we had all the board brought to us from St. Stephen by my god parents.

Next my god father showed and helped hubby how to put the frame up

Well the frame was being constructed my father in law planed the decking boards. Which took a very long time to do.

Once the frame was up it was time to lay down the decking boards. I got to help do this part. I really liked using the power drill!!! Sorry there are no pictures of that which I know for my dad makes it hard to believe that I really was out there helping.

Here is the decking done on the bottom part of the deck

Once the decking was laid on the bottom half of the deck hubby and I did this chalk line thing and he used the skill saw to cut the boards.

Even though the deck is not quite finished yet it is still beautiful. I can't wait to spend time out there next summer. Hubby has done a wonderful job of learning how to do this kind of project. I am blessed to be married to such a handy man in the making!!!

We will be posting the finishing product later on;we are a couple boards short!!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

The Peterson Camping Trip!

Every Labor day weekend my husbands family packs up and heads out camping for the weekend. When we were engaged I joined the family and went with them, staying with his cousins. Let me tell you the first experience was not joyful at all. It was so cold!!! But I was determined not to give up. So I went again after the 1st year of being married. This time we decided to head to New River beach (instead of Fundy Park). This time I tried my hardest to be a trooper but did end up waking up in the middle of the night crying because I was so cold! However I still didn't let it stop me. This year I was determined to stay warm and have fun!! Yes we were only going for 3 nights and 3 days...but I needed to be warm!

Once I convinced hubby that me packing all these warm clothes would allow him to have a more enjoyable camping experience we were able to load the car and get on our way!

Yes...that's the babe in the back. He wasn't sure what to think of his surrounds but he did great on the drive.

The first night I wanted to make sure that the babe was warm when we was sleeping so we bundled him up. He is such a great little camper.

New River is such a great place to camp. The sites are large, its right on the ocean and there is a nice hiking trail close by. Also all around our camp sites where blueberry bushes. So each morning we sent the kids out to pick some blueberries for breakfast. I think they eat more then they brought back but it kept them busy well they waited for breakfast.

On Saturday we all packed up and headed off for the hiking trail. What beautiful scenery, we even had time to stop and play on the rocks.

For meal times we were always a crowd as many of our friends and other family members stopped by for visits.

And of course what would an annual camping trip be without Dutch Blitz at night!!!