Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 150 - Memorial Day

Thank you to all military past and present for 
defending our FREEDOM 
here in the 
United States of America!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 149 - Deep in the Heart of Texas

I don't drink this often due to the sugar load, but it is my all time favorite soft drink and it's from right smack in the middle of where I grew up.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day 147 - Wii Bark

Crazy deaf dog went bonkers trying to attack the Miis on the new Wii*!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Days 145-146 Silly Girl & Spring Fruit

Days 141-144 Catch Up!!

Blogger has some log-in and posting issues and apparently is not working well with Google Chrome which is what I use.  I opted for Safari and it worked.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Day 140 - Thanks!

Thank you gifts for PandaJOY precious teachers!!! Last day of preschool for the year. : (

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 137 - Gifties!

Right after PandaJOY came to live with us back in February I happily joined with my buddies in what was once MOPS, but now is known by an even cuter name at our church.  Today was the luncheon for the last meeting of the year until all resumes in the fall.  I AH-DORE the chicks at my table and LOVE laughing my head off with them!  This HUGE painted terra cotta pot was a gift to all the participants and the darling earring hanger was made our mentor mom (who is six years older than me...LOL!!!) and she also handmade dangly earrings for each of us at our table.  Everything was topped off with great fajitas and dessert! Great distraction from the reality that PandaPop is at the jury trial for PJ today.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 136 - The Park

Every single day PJ asks to go "fwing" at the park. She LOVES it!  This day required jewelry.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Day 135 - Keeping It Simple

Candy and games.

Those are the simple things in life.  

Easy decisions, sugary goodness and laughter.

That's us today.

Tomorrow starts the jury trial for PandaJOY.  God is in control, but the realities that lie before us is that:

1. PJ could be taken away from us and given back to the abusive family from which she was rescued.

2. She could be placed in Permanent Managing Conservatorship meaning that she'd remain in our care as a foster child until she turned 18.  That would entail all the continued visitations, we could not adopt her and she couldn't take our last name.

3. The parental rights would be terminated and we'd be fully able to adopt her and in six months she'd officially be ours.

You do the math on which number we are praying for.  Thanks for your prayers!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 134 - New is Good

I have had the same black plastic Farberware kitchen utensils since we got married almost 19 years ago. They've been very good to me and are still fine to use, however these very inexpensive, heavy-duty beauties were at IKEA* today for $4.99!  LOVE them!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 133 - Friday Nite Grillin'

Grilled burgers and hot dogs on our infrared grill. YUM!  
Infrared grills are just some newer kind of grill that cooks more evenly without tons of charring. 
 Looking forward to many more grilled foods this summer!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 130 - A Bit of Company

Bought some canning jars specifically for sipping sweet tea with some dear friends while we cooked up some goodies on our new infrared grill......only they drank water.  Oh well, I loved MY sweet tea out of a jar!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 127 - Pose, Please

While I was having a blast with a blue-eyed blond senior girl that made me think of myself back in 1989 giggling in her blue cap & gown for a photo shoot, this little fella would not leave.  So cute!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 126 - AARRGGHHHH Matey!

I took the  photos tonight for our church's preschool mom & son pirate night!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 125 - Learning Sequence

Teaching PandaJOY about sequencing, fine motor skills and following directions.  So sweet.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 124 - Amber & Cream

This is the heavenly heaven that I raved about a couple of posts ago.  FAGE Greek yogurt and honey.  PandaPop doesn't care for it.  Says it's "too....pungent, strong...WHOA."  I, who could take a spoon and eat rich frosting straight from the container, trans fat & all, LOVE this rich CREAMY good-for-me-goodness!  Each bite of thick creamy tart yogurt with this some-kind-of-wonderful honey they have conveniently in a cute little compartment right beside the yogurt brings me to my knees.  Yes, it's that good to me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 122 - Punch

An incredible punch came last night when President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden was finally killed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 121 - Children's Day

Today is Children's Day at our beloved church.  The children's choir sang this morning in both services and will be singing their worship experience program this evening that they've worked on all school year.  The darling water bottles with our church's name on them were given out from PandaPop with Snickers candy bars in them as a fun gift just for being a part of the ministry of our church.  Days like this make children's ministry so fun!