Sunsets, canning and celebrations

I've had such a productive week. I love weeks that end with my feeling accomplished.

Grace, Chris, Mark, Amelia and I went up into the hills this week to watch the sunset. It was a gorgeous night out. We set up our camp chairs and just hung out. Fun times. 

I had two family photo shoots this past weekend. Even though it was hot out, I'm happy with the shots I got. This is one of my favorite photos from the weekend. I babysat Ben and he couldn't ask for better parents. They would do anything for their son. 

This little guy turned 1. Holden is such a sweet boy and I loved babysitting him. I started watching him last October when he was just 2 months old, and I can't believe he is one. He's been walking for a few months now and is definitely a fun, active little man. 

Mark and I celebrated 3 years of marriage this week. We've had our ups and downs, but I love this man so much and I'm lucky I get to spend the rest of my life with him. 

When I say I had a productive week, I mean it. I have taken a serious liking to canning and have been busy every day this week getting stuff done. I canned green beans, peach & mango salsa, cherry jam and pickles. I have a 25 pound bag of carrots, a lot more pickling cucumbers and about 30 more pounds of cherries to do as well, on top of a long list of other things I hope to get done. Amelia has been so helpful, snapping beans and drying fruit. 

Next week I have major school shopping to do. We haven't picked up a single thing for Amelia yet. Her supply list is relatively small and since she will be wearing uniforms we don't have to shop all over for clothes. She is so excited and I'm a little sad. I know I will have plenty to do while she is at school, but I'm going to miss that girl so much. I'm sure she will love school, and full day kindergarten will be good for her. I've been looking for a few day trips to make with her before she starts school. I had a huge list of things I wanted to do with her, but with vacation and our move it would appear that summer is getting away from me. It's crunch time and I want to pack in as much as possible. 

This weekend we were supposed to go camping, but last minute (as in when we were supposed to be hitting the road), we changed our minds. We took a drive up into the hills last night though and saw the most gorgeous view and sunset. 
 Happy weekend! I hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. 
Ashley Elizabeth


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