Monday, April 30, 2012

All Quiet on the Jones Front

This last weekend can be summed up with one word.  Quiet.  We didn't do a whole lot, but it was really nice after all the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks to just spend some nothing time together.
Nick bottled beer on Saturday.  This particular batch tastes really good.  We are heading down next weekend to get more supplies.  Nick needs more bottle caps,  extract, hops, yeast and whatnot to make more beer.   We are leaving the boys with our cousins and heading out alone--just Nick and I to go get those supplies from Ft. Collins.  It should be a fun trip.
We had a sort of cookout Saturday night with our cousins.  They supplied the steaks and we took the veggies, salad and potato dishes over to complete the meal.  A good time was had by all and we have plans to go camping, and for us girls, shopping in the next couple of months.
Turbo spent the night at their house and after we picked him up we headed home and planned on working on the yard some Sunday.  However, Bruiser decided that he needed to play with the elastic cord on my coat.  He was stretching it out as far as he could and just as he let go I put my hand down and the plastic catch on the cord smacked into my right thumb.  It's swollen and very sore now.  Just my luck.
So instead of my helping on the back deck stuff, Nick made a planter for the Hops he is planning on growing by himself, with only minor help from me when necessary.  We also went and got an umbrella for shade on the deck.
My guys.
Nick's hops box.  With recycled wood.
A view through the tree to the umbrella.

So, after not really doing a whole lot, we did actually do some stuff.  I did end up baking even with the thumb difficulties.  Spent grain bread and chocolate chip cookies.  Bruiser was especially interested  in the cookies.  All I have to say is I love my Kitchen Aide stand mixer.
So did you have a better weekend?  Or did you have more fun than we did?  Not that it would have been hard to have more fun.


  1. Sounds like you were actually busy for a non-busy weekend. LOL. Cookies are always delish!

  2. Sounds like a nice weekend. As I blogged, we spent a lot of time outside but nothing too organized.

  3. i love quiet weekends at home even when there appears to be a lot of hustling it's a fun time

  4. This weekend was actually extra fun for me- most of our weekends have been filled with only soccer- but after soccer Eric and I went on a date from 3-9 PM. We did lots of shopping and went to dinner, it was awesome

  5. LOOOVE that picture of your guys. Seriously, how cute is that!!!
    Sorry you've got an owie thumb. Booo!


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