Monday, August 19

Lately: Fall may be coming, but summer's not over yet!

We've been hanging out in the country the last few days, and it has been wonderfully refreshing.

With the high temperatures we've been having, it still feels very much like summer... but there are signs of fall all around.

We took Zac on a little hike in the woods...

We hung out with my family, and had a big garden harvest day.

We made tons of fresh pesto, and I made some spicy red pepper jelly using garden chilies.

Let me tell you, this spicy red pepper jelly tastes amazing with cheese!
(if you want the recipe, I used this one... and it's phenomenal)

We spent plenty of time lazing around in the sunshine, looking at flowers, and marvelling at the abundance of vegetables overflowing from the garden.

On Sunday we visited my friend's farm.  

I got to see some old high school friends that I hadn't seen in years. 

It's amazing how once you hit 30, there's this huge baby boom that happens in your circle of friends. 
And all of a sudden, like one day to the next, we are sitting around in lawn chairs watching our children  jump on a trampoline. When did this happen?!!!

Zac loved meeting the baby cows, who were only a few days old :)

And now we are back in Montreal for the rest of the week, and we are busy busy busy... Trying to get ready for the big drive back up north next weekend.

I hope you are having a lovely week.


Margie Oomen said...

you really managed to catch some lovely weather on your trip to the south this time.

emily said...

CUTE! Is that steve and kelly's daughter? She looks like them...
Wow it's been a while since I've seen that gang (other than blake and meg of course - who ALSO popped out a baby of course) I'm not quite there yet but I think it's going to start happening to my friends soon...

p.s. I need to try that jam!

p.p.s. go have that picnic before you head back up north!

Lady Grey said...

Emily, yes that is Kelly & Steve's daughter. She really looks like Steve, I think.
Do try the jam! And I will do my best to try that picnic restaurant :)

Jenna said...

Love these photos -- and that moment when you're like, "HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!" Yes. Lovely and WHOA at the same time.