Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 212 - Real Men Wear Candy Necklaces

Headed on the road for our STAYcation that was changed from an original trip to San Antonio for Sea*World, but was changed because the A/C in our Tahoe went out while on the way to camp a couple of weeks ago....we all put on candy necklaces and PandaPop wouldn't be left out of the fun! We ended up having THE BEST staycation ever that was far better than being on the road in such horrible temperature and standing around an amusement park.  More pics to come of our adventures!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 211 - Yogurt Pops

Homemade yogurt pops made with organic vanilla yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and honey and frozen in small Dixie yummy and healthy!  With our TEXAS HEAT WAVE that is truly horrible.....temps going up to 114 for consecutive days!!!!!!!!!........we are doing all we can to stay cool and frozen treats help for a moment in time.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 210 - Newbie at Hogwarts

PandaGirl finally decided that she was ready to start the Harry**Potter series. She sucked it up quickly and watched the movie while we were on vacation.  She thought it was totally weird at first, but then got hooked and now loves it!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 209 - When Glass Hits Tile

I was about to pain PandaJOY's toenails when I dropped the glass bottle of bright red polish on the counter and then watched in slow motion as it crashed on the floor. And wall.  And rug.  Me and PJ just stopped for a second with mouths gaping open and stared.  I got it all up, but it took many, many cotton balls drenched in polish remover and the paint came off the wall.  Yikes!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 208 - Christmas in July

This is my YUMMY breakfast smoothie that is a SUPERFOOD mixture of healthy goodness!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 207 - PP's 42nd Birthday!!

Though this pic has nothing to do with PandaPop's birthday, it does have to do with HIM.  He LOVES Batman!! We celebrated by eating out......with other grown ups....without children.....and went to see Harry*Potter. Fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 199-202 Camp 2011

One of the best weeks in children's ministry....CAMP! We do our own camp for 3rd-6th graders and on the same campus, but with their own camp is our middle school and high school student camp. This is our 3rd year to be on the same campus and it couldn't be any better of a set up. Our church LOVES this interaction with each other!!!!!!!!!!!!

My beloved Wild & Precious friend made these for PandaGirl and her friend who will be "real" campers next summer.  She put her heart and soul into making THE most darling To Do books for the girls!!

This hottie was the camp Pastor and my LOVE!!!!!!! He truly ADORES the kids in his ministry and treasures the volunteers!! He did a great job and I love him soooooooo!

What words are needed for this breathtaking view of God's beautiful paintbrush?

Side note: The Friday before we left for camp, our car DIED on the grocery store parking lot which will cost a chunk to repair.  On the way to camp our Tahoe*s  A/C DIED and THAT will be a chunk of change.  We are supposed to go on vacation week after next.  Looks like it might be cut short or else we're packing our lunches. Yikes. ; )

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 198 - Guess Who Turns 3 Today?

Yep. On top of leaving for camp, we get to celebrate PJ's 3rd birthday!! Wooohooooo!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 197 - Packing for Camp

Leaving tomorrow for children's camp!! It is such a fun time for our family and one of the highlights of children's ministry. So excited that PandaJOY gets to be with us this year! She and PandaGirl already have their cute Camp Shirts......they have connections to the camp pastor, I hear.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 193 - Can't Believe I Made This

I have said before how much I LOVE Lemonade Makin' Mama.  Wish she lived beside me in real life.  I borrowed her recipe for these to-die-for Oreo* Cupcakes and cannot believe that my kitchen produced such delectable delights.  Amazing!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 190 - Collection Additions

When PandaPop gets on a kick he's goes all out with it and since his new thing is to collect different kinds of root beer bottles......guess what he did while we visited family?.....bought more root beer bottles.  So fun!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 189 - S'mores!!

There is an extreme fire danger because of the high temps outside and the super dry grass so there are burn bans all over Texas.  Instead of making regular s'mores on the open campfire flame we opted for melting them on the back porch.  Worked just fine, but I missed the roasty-toasty taste of the black and brown crackles on the marshmallows.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

187 - Root Beer Bottles

PandaPop has started a new collection:  all kinds of root beer bottles.  Should be fun searching for new ones.  This one is from Australia via World Market.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 183 - Texas Summer Sizzle

I've lived in Texas all my life.  Born and Bred. I can't imagine living anywhere else.  Everything in Texas is BIGGER. And better.  Except for summer.  Bleh.  These are the days I wished I lived almost anywhere BUT here.  We usually don't see these temps til late July and deep into August, but lucky us got to start the scorchings in mid-June this year. Yippee-Skippy.  Makes me long for my fetish of fall even more.  I heart pumpkins.  Not dead grass.