Monday, September 10, 2012

Worth it?

I was busy getting my domestication on


and Maddox was busy flooding my kitchen floor so that he could recreate George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River

besides the Mississippi running through my kitchen, it was 6 1/2 long hours, $54, 6 games dumped out, 500 pack of straws scattered throughout the house (twice), Elmer's glue poured on the floor, 5 toy baskets dumped out, 10 tinker toys broken in half, and one launch pad consisting of every pillow in the house piled on the stair landing.  Remind me again why every Fall I feel the need to get intouch with my inner Martha and stock my shelves with mason jars?  Especially when Kylie and Jayden come home and tell me they don't even like peaches.  I think this is why Costco was invented.

9 comments:

Janessa said...

Worth it, well worth it:) I still have never canned. I don't think the assistance I gave as a kid when mom did her canning really counts. I wish I lived by someone more domestic then I so that I could learn how. Costco could never top a jar of fresh canned fruit. Your kids are very lucky and someday they will realize that. Don't give up:)

Kelly said...

I haven't ever canned either, so I say worth it. Cuz I'm jealous.

Chelsea said...

haha oh man! I'm feeling partly guilty and responsible for this mess ;) sorry for yappin your ear off. And you're still awesome that you know how to/and actually do can.

Marisa said...

You are my super hero!!!! You need to move next door so I can can with you....and you can teach me :).

I must know what camera and len(s) you have these days. Your pictures are AWESOME!!! And I really want to know...so I'll check back for a response (like a true stalker) :).

Marisa said...

Oh....and the photographer is pretty dang awesome herself! I saw a quote on pinterest that said something like telling a photographer that they must have a really good camera is like telling a chef they must have a good oven. So I don't want to overlook that you have got some mad skills and are taking some amazing angles and shots!!! Good job!

Jamie Y. said...

You are so funny, Marisa and thank you :) I have the Canon Rebel T1i and I've been happy with the kit lens so I haven't bothered buying a new one, I do have a telephoto zoom lens that I love too. You take great pictures too, what do you have?

Marisa said...

This will be the extra push to get Bret to upgrade me :). I have the Rebel XTi and use the kit lens and also the telephoto, too. But yours are so much cooler than mine! I need to practice more. I even took a class through UVU but need to the intermediate one. I desperately am pining away for the 50mm one for portraits. But maybe I'll just upgrade my whole camera instead :) (at least a girl can wish).

Do you shoot in manual?

Jamie Y. said...

I have heard there's a big difference in the older kit lenses, and you can always sell your old camera and put that towards the upgrade :) I think you can get great deals on the T1i since they have two newer versions out already. You could probably even get a used one for cheap. I'm still such an amature, I think it would be fun to take a class but for now I love that I can google anything!

Janette said...

I love that you are canning! It made me laugh at all that was going on in your house while you were doing it, sure brought back memories! Yea, it is worth it :)