Tuesday, October 16, 2007

this and that

I had my ultra sound on Thurs. It's a good thing we didn't go in expecting to find out Peanut's gender - because someone was VERY shy. In fact Peanut was downright uncooperative, after 45 minutes of trying to get baby to roll this way and that the technician told us to come back in three weeks.

So we will have another "photo session" soon :)

This weekend we made apple butter with Holly (my OH friend) and her family. This was so cool. Her family has been making apple butter over an open fire in this huge copper kettle for around 120 years. Two weeks ago we went to Amish country to buy the apples and apple cider, and we had a schnitzing party (peeling, coring and paring) on Thurs. so everything would be ready. Holly's dad started the fire at 7 AM and seven bushels of apples and twenty five gallons of apple cider went into the kettle. By 6 PM we were canning machines. We ended up with 130 extra-delicious jars of apple butter, and one bowl to eat from all night long.

On Sun. we drove up to Troy to go to a cider mill with my parents. It was so nice to see them even for just a few hours, and my mom made the yummiest stew and a German's Chocolate Cake.

In other news I have been working! Which is exciting because I don't feel like I've been treating my business like a business since we moved (9 months ago). I haven't put in too much effort, but I've seen huge results. I was queen of sales and bookings at my meeting last night - which means I got to wear a tiara and sash (cheesy, but I love it!). And I woke up this morning and held a class, so today is already turning out to be productive :)


AJ said...

Yay for the u/s! I know that they still look like aliens at this stage, but doesn't it make your heart melt to see the little alien? I love that feeling!


The apple butter sounds fun....and yummy!

Danielle Michelle said...

I want apple butter! I miss cider mills and apples and donuts and...

Eat some for me!

Kathy said...

I want some apple butter. sound like it was fun & hard work to make.
Can I eat some wearing your tiara?

heather said...

Hmmm...Alanna in a tiara and sash...I can't say that I'm surprised. ;)

Erika said...

all hail Queen Broccoli. :)
no one can resist a pregnant woman. Sell now. :)

Kara said...

I am so excited that you get another u/s. Sounds like peanut is definitely shy. Hopefully you got a few good pics.