After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


As I mentioned in my last post, we have been anxiously waiting to see what some volunteer plants in our garden would turn into.  The discovery that we had a volunteer tomatillo was very exciting.  Its a neat plant to watch grow and I thought I'd show you why.
It starts out as this amazing little star shaped flower.

Then the base of the flower seems to EAT the flower petals.  :)

Soon, all the flower petals disappear inside what now looks like a little closed up lantern.

Then the lantern swells!

The flower inside turns into a tomatillo fruit!  You can peer into the hole on the underneath side and see a smooth green tomatillo forming inside its little lantern.  :)

By the way, I searched the web for the correct terminology for these stages of growth, but found nothing.  So, you'll just have to make due with my layman terms.  The "lantern" is actually the husk.  I DO know that.  :)  But lantern sounds better if you ask me.


  1. Jenny, your yard/garden is looking fabulous!

  2. Thank you Melanie. Now, if only those bucket loads of green tomatoes would just ripen already. I check EVERY day. I have a feeling they'll all pop at once and then I'll be in over my head with tomatoes. :)