Saturday, October 11, 2008

Applesauce and an Auction

On Tuesday, I agreed to learn how to make applesauce...or at least help Teri Booth (my awesome landlord) and Julia Mumford (rad neighbor and friend).

The hard part about making the applesauce was that we started at 6:30pm. Teri had gone to Waterville, WA, the day before (Google it if you don't know where it is) to get free apples from her aunts house. She brought back MANY! We didn't finish until about 11pm. I was wiped out because I'd been at work at work earlier in the day...and relaxation didn't seem to come as quickly as I'd hoped. But--I was glad I was able to participate. Unfortunately, the apples boiled over the pot on my stove for 3 hours---and made a nasty burn around the burner. I still haven't finished cleaning it yet.

After the apples boil...with cores and all...I took them upstairs to Teri's part of the house and she and Julia would process them and get them all mushed up, in jars, and in pots of boiling water to seal. In the end--there where about 51 jars of applesauce. Today, I just found a home for them until we need them (on-top of the high cabinets).

Then on Thursday night, I had the opportunity to go to the Law Advocates Dinner and Auction. Buri Funston Mumford, PLLC bought a table and I was invited to attend. It was fun to dress up and be in a place with table cloths, good food, and all the people from the office in a new setting.
We had table 6! Let me introduce you to my fellow table sitters of that evening.

Karen & Heidi
Craig (husband o' Karen)...& Karen

Philip...& Darcee (wife o' Philip)
And then Tom was there too!
I bid on a silent auction item and won! I got a beginners package to learn to ski or snowboard at Mt. Baker---and dinner at a restaurant near the ski area. It was fun! (Tom got a couple cool items too--including a eventful sounding water ski day with his family.)

Did I mention there was a dinner? Because it was delicious! Here was dessert....a gingerbread cake with a lemon custard and whipped cream. It was SOOO good with the lemon custard. (Tom didn't love the custard as much as me---so, he let me have most of his! Yum.)
I took a video to give all you out there in computer world a sense of what it was like. This is the live auction--with more expensive items. ---This wasn't a place for me to bid. But, i enjoyed watching.
Today, is Saturday. Shaun and I got a call last night and have been given a opportunity to speak in church tomorrow. We are the ONLY ones speaking...and have a loose topic. It should be a good experience to prepare for, but keep us in your thoughts and prayers anyway.

'Till next time...!!!!

1 comment:

The Bergant Family said...

Looks like a ton of work but yummy!!!! I had the wrong link to your blog but now I have it so I'll check it often. You look beautiful!!! Jessinna