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Monday, October 5, 2009

Fruits of My Labor

Here are the fruits of my labor during conference.
I made grape juice for the first time unassisted! :) It was fun, but extremely time consuming. I juiced 2 bushels of grapes and came out with 38 bottles of grape juice! It's really good, we had it for breakfast this morning.

With all of my leftover time, so for one session, I worked on this puzzle. I love puzzles and that's really my favorite conference past time - not making grape juice. I guess you do what you have to do, right?

The kids were actually not too bad this time for conference. We did have plenty of moments where they got "shushed", but for the most part it didn't get out of hand to the point where I was wondering why we watch it at all. It certainly helped that we still have naptime for 2 of them! Athena and Samantha were really good about finding quiet activities and listening. All the kids were quite interested in the grape juice making process and they took turns helping me wash the grapes. If I dared turn that whole job over to them I would because it's my LEAST favorite part, but I'm too picky about how the grapes get washed. Overall, I'd have to say it was a good and productive weekend!


Megz said...

I just about accomplished a nap during GC...doesn't quite sound as good as you bottling does it?
Our kids were not nearly as bad either this conf weekend...maybe it's a sign of maturity? Can it be?

I don't believe in puzzles over 25 pieces, so good for your accomplishment!

The Allreds said...

you were VERY "fruitful" indeed...congrats!

Lisa said...

Way to go! The puzzle and juice both look great. It's nice to be able to do something while listening to conference. If I'm not doing something, I always fall asleep.

dena4kids said...

I have never made grape juice before. I might have to try it!
My kids did good on sat., but not so good on Sun. Thank goodness you can go back and watch them online!
Love the puzzle!

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