After spending the day working at the Westin downtown, I saw these couches and thought it would make a fun place for a selfie. Then this couple showed up right as I was setting up the camera. So I went ahead and took two pictures anyways. :) The lady at first was going to get up and leave when she realized what I was doing, but I complimented her and invited them to stay. They were all dressed up for dinner and looked great. Made for a fun photo interaction too.

birds on the wire

I took these a couple of days ago after taking pictures of little Evan. There were so many birds sitting on the telephone lines that I had to pull over and check it out. Imagine about 10 telephone poles and birds lining every inch of wire between them.

How to make strawberry freezer jam

Step 1: Wash your strawberries. I wash mine in water and white vinegar. Vinegar kills bacteria and cleans the strawberries well.

Step 2: De-stem and chop your strawberries. Then mash with a potato masher.

You need 2 cups of strawberries and juice.

Step 3: Add in 4 cups of sugar and stir. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Bring 3/4 cup of water and one package of Sure-Jell to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Then add to the fruit and sugar mixture.

Step 5: Stir fruit for 3 minutes.

Step 6: Pour jam into jars that have been sterilized in the dishwasher.

Step 6: Add lids and let sit for 24 hours before storing in the freezer.

You’re all done! Enjoy some of the most fresh tasting jam you’ve ever had. Here’s the complete recipe.