Friday, June 22, 2007

Off to the Beach

The title of the post makes it sound as though we'll be on the sand in minutes. We leave in the morning but it will take us two days before we get to our destination~a quiet spot, a "natural" part of Florida. That's what we are hoping for anyway and that's what we've been told.

After hours of trying to find any type of lodging that would take four children and their parents, I was beginning to wonder if we wouldn't have to camp in a tent. ( I wonder if they limit your children at a campsite, too?!) But I knew the Lord would have a perfect place for us. And I think we found it! It's a house right on the beach in an out of the way sort of place. We are really, really looking forward to relaxing and playing for a few days!

Then it will be off to my little brother's wedding where I hope to be able to get my whole family presentable looking all at one time! :) Tim will be a groomsman, Nathan an usher, Micah and Kiersten are the ring-bearer and flower girl and Tim and I will be singing "Yours Forever". I'm looking forward to seeing April and Justin's apartment, church, and friends and family. It will be an exciting time!

The week after we get back my parents will be having a reception for them here. They'll honeymoon for a week and then we'll get to see them again for a few days! There will be more family and friends coming in and so it will be time for even more fun! Isn't that how summer is? One fun happening after another until Fall comes and it's time to slow down and play in the leaves!

Right now in between packing and cleaning and planning, I'm anxiously waiting for the UPS truck to arrive with my new camera that my best friend ordered for me (for those of you who don't know my best friend is Tim, my husband!). I've even dreamed about it! :) So....hopefully, I'll get some really good pics of our trip that I can share when I get home.

Goodbye for now...............

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Bambi and Thumper

This is a pic of our friend's two day old baby deer that they rescued and our six week old bunny. Our friend decided to keep Thumper as company for Bambi. They've been good buddies from the start!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Bite-Size Life Lessons

Our children's librarian was restocking books and as she picked this one up she mentioned that it was new and was a very sweet little book. And IT IS! We've really enjoyed it. It's one of the library books that we'll read more than once.

My mother-in-love is here visiting and she always spends lots of time reading to our children. As soon as she finished reading this book she said she really wanted a copy of it. I "took a trip" to Amazon and she will have a copy at her house by the time she gets home. This is quite the world we live in, isn't it?! Let's not move so fast that we forget our manners! :)

(Click on the pic to "see" the book at Amazon.)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tammy's Recipes

I really enjoy Tammy's Recipes! Her meals are always so down-to-earth and very easy! This afternoon I just printed off her recipe for Italian Beef and Bean Sauce over Pasta and whipped it up for supper. (I didn't read that it had to simmer for 45 minutes. Oops! We were all good and hungry by the time it was done but it was well worth the wait.) We all enjoyed it very much. Tim said I needed to add it to my favorites so that's what I'll be doing!

Another reason I end up using her recipes is because I usually have all the ingredients already in my house. They are practical and therefore frugal, too.

So.....use this resource that Tammy has provided for us~an online cookbook that can save you time and money.