Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It is these kinds of Summer days, however, that remind me to enjoy the season and savor what's left of it...
Time with good friends, a nice breeze, cool water, drinks on ice, Kenna in her tiny bathing suit, fresh cold fruit, blue skies with fluffy white clouds...There is so much Summer goodness to enjoy. In fact, Saturday on the boat was the first day in all these weeks that I actually was not sick, so more of those days must be in store. Besides, we're growing another one of these, so I really can't complain about that...
Monday, July 28, 2008
Just thought you should know where I've been. Right here, wondering if he knows what he's doing or remembers where all those teeny-tiny screws go. I trust him. I sure love him for trying anyway.
I do hope to have a better post for you soon -typed from my own computer.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Best and dearest flower that grows,
Perfect both to see and smell;
Words can never, never tell
Half the beauty of a Rose-
Buds that open to disclose,
Fold on fold of purest white,
Lovely pink or red that glows
Deep, sweet scented. What delight
To be Fairy of the Rose!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We make this play dough together and then pull it out in that pre-dinnertime madness when mom needs the extra busy hands out of the kitchen.
Help your child measure and mix in a sauce pan-
2 C. flour
1/2 C. salt
2 C. water
2 Tbsp oil
1/4 C cream of tartar
a few drops of food coloring
Give your child a snack and send them to the table to wait as you -
Place the pan over medium heat and stir until dough is completely formed and no longer sticky. It doesn't take long - keep stirring! Allow it to cool before dumping it out for your patiently waiting child.
Toss them a bunch of tools -utensils, toothpicks, cookie cutters etc. and let the creating begin. This dough is so much softer than the store bought kind and lasts forever stored in an air tight container.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Now our only question is "Why didn't we do this sooner?"
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
What were you doing 10 years ago?
Summer 1998...I was working at Eagle Lake Camp in Colorado as the Assistant Trail Outfitter for the Wilderness Camp. I climbed my first 'fourteeners' that summer, made some amazing friends and then went back to Texas A&M and my coffee shop job to wait for Eagle Lake '99.
Things on my To-Do List today:
Buy baby wipes and juice.
Should I go on? It doesn't really get any more exciting from there.
What are some snacks you enjoy?
Lately...salty things (pretzels, green olives) and fruity things (raspberry sherbet, smoothies, Sonic cherry limeades, watermelon) and Root beer. I even have proof...
What would you do if you were a millionaire?
Pray for wisdom. Give, give, give.
Name some of the places you've called home.
Rapid City, SD * College Station, TX * Bryan, TX * Colorado Springs, Co * Stafford, VA, Pensacola, FL * Corpus Christie, TX * Milton, Fl * Jacksonville, NC * and here.
What are some of your bad habits?
I toss the trash bags into the garage instead of taking them all the way out to the garbage can (drives Shawn crazy). I do the laundry and then let it sit around for days before I put it away. I'm going to stop there.
What are some jobs you've held?
Lifeguard, Swimming Instructor, Coffee shop girl, Flower delivery driver, Eagle Lake Camp, Marine Corps Association, Church Secretary...mom, nurse, cook, housekeeper, teacher, referee, gardener, chauffeur...
Who are you tagging? Barb, Alli and Christy you're it! (yes, Christy, I chose you just to encourage you to post something new!!)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
We had a great July 4th weekend with the Mosley family. It's always fun to line up those kiddos and see how they've grown. And with the help of this little group, we were able to test out the kid friendliness of our new sailboat. Meet the Summer Wind...
She passed the test with flying colors! The boys loved being inside the 'boat fort' cabin as much as they did clambering around on the deck when we let them. We enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the water, stopped back at the marina for dinner and swimming and then sailed back out to watch the fireworks that night. Not a bad way to spend the day!
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The signs brought to mind an old book we have been enjoying lately, Mr. Pines Mixed Up Signs. It's fun to see a little creativity in something as ordinary as a road sign.
"Soon the new signs were up all over Little Town.
Mr. Pine did not know it, but the signs looked funny..."
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday evening a big storm blew through while we were out. We came home to find a kind neighbor picking up the mess left in our yard, including the battered gardenfort. The sight would have made me very sad if there had actually been anything growing on it but since the rabbits have made sure not to let that happen all I could do was sigh and shrug. Maybe next year. I may give it one last effort with some large potted vines I found at a local nursery and some chicken wire. Maybe. *sigh* *shrug*