lemons

doesn't the saying go, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade?


life has given us lemons. that is, it comes with the house.
sam and i gain satisfaction in shaking the tree and listening to the klomp of the lemons...some on our heads. we giggle.
he scurries to gather them. 
we gaze up at the tree and it's as if the supply never ends. 



it's a simple joy for ben. an extra gift to the home. 


it's a process for elijah. he needs something to show for it. it's a gift, too. for he's doing it for others. he's not fond of the taste. 



we give them away. they add flavor to cooking. 
and we also make lemonade. 

backyard lemonade


i'll give some credit to paula deen, but i'm gonna give most of the credit to three of my guys who picked the lemons, cut the lemons, and squeezed the lemons. 


ingredients
fresh squeezed lemonade
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1 cup fresh lemon juice (ben says 12 lemons)
2 quarts cold water

directions
in a pitcher, place sugar and hot water and stir til sugar dissolves. add lemon juice and cold water to make 2 quarts. stir until well mixed. slice lemons to make drink attractive.

life has given us lemons. what has life given you?