Well, we always say we are going to Memphis when we leave to see Joel’s family, but really he lives in north Mississippi, an outlying part of Memphis.
Anywho. When Mr. Jack came in one morning with a gallon of blackberries we were so excited. I randomly said, let’s make jam! And, Mrs. Anita, being the homeschooling mom that she is Googled the recipe, put me in the car, got all the supplies and we got to jammin’!
We used THIS recipe. I think we’d boil it about 30 minutes instead of 10. But otherwise, it was an awesome recipe! So simple!
Steralize the jars by washing in hot water in the dishwasher.
Rinse and crush the berries (if we had the tools we would’ve de-seeded them, but luckily, Sweetie says she likes it with the seeds!)
Add the sugar. Add the Pectin.
Pour into jars. Boil the jars for 30 minutes. Let them sit for 12 hours untouched.
Since we won’t be back to Dixie for a little while, we went ahead and celebrated Joel’s birthday two weeks early.
How much do you love the candle? We grew up 9-hours from each other, but that is TOTALLY a Calvert move!!
Mrs. Anita and I made our, now famous, “Pina Colada Pound Cake”. (Recipe to come!)
I added the 5 different types of flavoring and then got confused at which flavors I had added and which I hadn’t. Haha! It ended up that I doubled the coconut flavoring and it turned out to be a delightful surprise!
Sugar & Sweetie, (Joel’s maternal grandparents), were a fun addition to the party. We love them so much and love spending time with them!
After dinner, everyone typically heads out to play a rousing game of PIG or HORSE…this family has enough people in it to fill a whole basketball team.
The best part is that though these boys try their hardest…
It’s usually one of THESE girls that wins!!
Although, I am pretty sure HE lets them win…
Basketball has become a fun tradition at the Hurdle House. We won’t ask for a show of hands for who wakes up sore the next morning. But it’s totally worth it. Nothing but net for this family!
Join us on our wild adventure of following Him & loving them!