Our garden is crazy with all of this rain. We're getting loads of awesome goodies out of it this year, except I just yesterday learned from my ever-the-wiser sister that the secret to picking green beans is to get them small-ish before the bean bulges appear. Which means most of those I've picked this year (about 2 tons) have been left on the plants too long. They're still pretty darn good, but I'm bummed that it was my fault they weren't better eating. I gave a ginormous bag to Lori to try to crock pot cook and a huge bunch to Mom and Dad and we've eaten a ton of them ourselves too. We just can't quite keep up with those beans this year. Awesome problem to have. I need to learn to can...maybe next year. For now it's beans for everyone!
The rain has also brought with it an abundance of inside playtime at home. This massive fort aided us bravely in our mission to provide indoor entertainment for the kids.
Waiting for the New Albany fireworks to start on the 4th. Everybody was so excited. It was a great show!
Our 4th of July picnic with cousins and aunts and uncles and parents and sister and brother-in-law and nephews and grandma and friends...and rain...in Delaware. Even with our unwelcome rainy guest and without several family members, it was a great day!
Rich's latest house project. Back splash. It really looks great now that it's finished, but I don't have a picture of that yet. I mean seriously, is there anything this man cannot do well?
Speaking of things Rich does well, we can add gardening to the list. Not only did he build the raised beds we plant in, honestly he tends to them much more often than I do. He'll say it's a family effort, but truth be told he has the greener thumb between the two of us.
I mean look at that zucchini plant!
Our team at work went to Huntington Park for a Clippers game a couple weeks ago for lunch. Our company has a box and, let me tell you, it's nice to catch a brief glimpse of how rich people live and play from up there in that box. Such an awesome treat!
Chilling in my favorite spot in the kitchen. I love how the sun shines through our huge windows. I'm a lucky girl to call this home.