Sunday, May 24, 2009

A drive to the Lake...

We spent an afternoon on the beach of Lake Superior, because, well, I'm thinking that we will miss the lush drive and the cool wind in Texas. Plus, we wanted to sport our Army tees as a family to support my sweet man! He leaves Thursday... I am sad, yet excited for him. I pray that I can be helpful to my sister and parents as they are gracious to host my family while my soldier is training... thank God for them! Good bye Great Lakes!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Reason for Thanks!

Fifty different, personal notes written of Thanksgiving to our churches' great hospitality. Our Farewell luncheon and cookout was well attended (120+), full of tears and validating that God has Called my sweet husband to HIMSELF through service in the US Army...

All sealed and ready to deliver. Farewell, Godspeed!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Classic Flavors

My sweet daughter has completed her studies and we are having a celebration for graduation and a farewell celebration. We plan on 100 people to attend (and kept the costs at $120 for the get together!) Without skimping, this is our plan

Grilled Gourmet Burgers
Grilled Polish, Smoked and Classic Dogs
Sliced Fresh Watermelon
Baked Brown Sugar Beans
Tortilla Triangles with Black Bean Corn Salsa
Ruffled Potato Chips
Raspberry Lemonade
Classic Flavors of Cup Cakes
French Vanilla with Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Deep Chocolate with Cocoa Buttercream Icing

Friday, May 15, 2009

Three and a half HOURS!

Remember the "bad-mommy" moment, where I cut my dear, sweet 17 year old's hair, and it did NOT look like the picture?! Well, she used her own money and made me sit with her for


of hair color! Goodness gracious! She is now smiling, and having "more fun"...because she is a blonde with a great cut!

Monday, May 11, 2009

I have a great family!

When speaking "love languages" I am not usually the "gift-getting" language, but WOW! I am loving my mother's day gifts!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Daily Life

We do not have a routine life.

I am happy we home school so that our family time is flexible.

My sweet man hands me a glass of iced water.

We take a trip to Duluth to visit an emergency hospitalisation of a parishioner, in a cloudy, rainy road... the road seemed to be tunnel-like with a light at the end. We received a call at 7-ish and got home at 1am... just me and my husband. I was blessed with the time with him, and am always in awe at how God uses him to share HIS grace and care for our congregations. Praying for them day.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Moving Sale

Is it better to call it:

Yard Sale?
Moving Sale?
Garage Sale?
Estate Sale?

Hmmm, I am thinking this weekend is going to be messy. I don't know why I think this is going to be helpful, I just want to get rid of items no longer in use.

Friday and Saturday 9-11 am at the parsonage.

Bring your friends!

Friday, May 1, 2009

I made my sweet daughter sad...

Okay, it is clear, she is beautiful...

She wanted a haircut....

and to save money...

so mommy cut her hair...

instead of the salon...

and it is not at all like the picture she showed me...

I love you Danielle, and your hair!