Tuesday, June 29, 2010

it's cool enough so I will be

making this banana bread today.

I really want to try these s'mores cookies, though.

Facebook status' I can't bring myself to post...

dental work = excuse to eat ice cream for supper

Why, on the day when I am doing sheets, is there not even a teeny tiny whiff of wind? My laundry has been hanging since 9 am.

The opening of the city pool means the kids' chores are done before 1pm, why can't the pool be open year round?

Why does it take someone needing to use my restroom (not immediate family) for me to get around to cleaning it?

Why am I so thankful on Monday and so crabby on Tuesday (sometimes Monday afternoon)?

The best deals always come along as I am about to be overdrawn :( no fair.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Multitudes # 391-410

holy experience

Today I am ever so thankful to my Lord and Savior for:

a week full of ballgames and no injuries or postponements

sunshine to dry up the too wet places and to get the garden growing again

husbands that help with projects that I volunteer for especially when I am not too good with the four-wheel drive

all things He has created so beautifully on this earth especially the rocks

strong suspension in vehicles to carry the rocks home

air conditioning

rhubarb sodas



hanging clothes on the line to bake dry in the summer sun

motivation to organize the bathroom closet

changing the girls several times a day because they just can't stay out of the pool

the city pool for a cool family swim on a Saturday night

the baptism of a nephew in the middle of a thunderstorm

a survivor party and for Denise and her wellness

Sunday sermons that rock and remind me to quit complaining and get to work just like Elisha and Elijah

Sundays that allow me to relax even for just a few minutes

beautiful summer evening ballgames and the sound of the kids laughing and playing

bug spray :)

Have you counted your blessings lately?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another beautiful summer evening ballgame

Gavin giving Jake knucks
Ryan at bat
Jake spins for a fouled ball while Ryan plays third and Chad is at short

I have spent the last 20 years watching my husband play baseball. No exaggeration neccessary. We were 15 years old when he was playing Legion ball. Now, I watch my son being the bat boy and wonder how many more years I will be following my boys. They love the game so much. Thank you, Lord, for my boys and for baseball to keep them happy!

Psalm 128:2

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. King James Bible

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

More wedding photos

These are all backwards, forgive me for not cutting and pasting them in the correct order :) Congratulations Nick and Tracy! It was a beautiful event and we were so blessed to be a part of it.

the dance shoe game
getting her groove on with G'ma

dancing queens

mmmmm cake
cutting the cake

leaving the church

I love this one...they looks so happy.

the (hot) reception

done deal :)

Half of us
Kim - the other matron of honor

ushers, half of them anyway

Groom, Nick and Maddi
the Groom, he's ready I think :) Man that tux is SHARP!

Handsome Grandpa and Addi

Uncle Travis and the girls

This is my favorite photo I think. Maleah is calling Nora, the unoffical flower girl up for a photo... Addison is checking out her corsage, again.

Man I love that boy, isn't he handsome?

Mr. patience, shocking...I know

I think Kim found a wasp? ...oh no, I remember, they were all imitating Addison and her crying...with sound effects

Grandma consoles Addison after she decides she is 'done' with pictures.

No more pictures, she's done.

Grandma tries to talk her into just one more photo.

everyone but Addi, sigh...cheesing it up

either ants or bubbles, it's hard to tell...

more with that corsage

Katie helped with the girls 'do's

we spent a lot of time blowing bubbles

enamored with her corsage

she looks innocent but really she is stepping on ants

matron of honor Lisa, Ryan and Nora Lou

Beautiful Tracy = the bride, she was GoRgEoUs!

Katie and the Gavinator

da groomsmen hanging out

Bride + official flower girls

Groom + wedding party
QT's just warming up
practicing 'the walk'

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father - Magazine - The Atlantic

Laws Concerning Food and Drink; Household Principles; Lamentations of the Father - Magazine - The Atlantic

I think I may have written this, except for the fact I was not married yet and had no children in 1997.


Yesterday, my son noticed the cherries on the tree in the front yard. I,completely buried in the unpack mode, said, "we should tell the neighbors about them before the birds eat them all." Every year I see them turning and then I forget and the birds clean the tree out in a matter of hours.

So, the neighbor came over with her grand quintuplets who are teenagers now. They picked and I complained about pitting the cherries and she told me a neat little trick about using a straw to pit them.

This morning she brought me two pints of cherry jelly.


Anyone want some cherries?