Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
PandaGirl's allowance is $2 per week and then she gets paid a little to do a couple of extra chores. I got this idea from my dear friend at the beginning of summer and it works with PG. I start the week with 8 quarters and take a quarter away for disrespectful attitudes, eye-rolling, disobedience, etc. I also have been known to allow her put a quarter BACK into the cup if I really catch her doing the right thing without being told to do so. Very effective for her.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
It blows my mind that today marks the one year date for us having brought home this crazy PandaDoggie!!! I have cried, laughed, wanted to kill, wanted to give away, wanted to strangle, hugged, snuggled with and played with this adorable DEAF DOGGIE more than I can imagine in the past year. He's like a growth that won't go away and takes so much work, leaves tons of white hair everywhere, is spoiled rotten and still puts his big paw in the middle of my cat's tummy but wins my heart over every single time I think about his disability. His deafness and his super sweet disposition keeps him alive and well and thriving in our PandaFamily.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
This is PandaPop's mema's recipe with a couple of secrets that his mom taught me how to make. It the third time I've made it in four years and the only real pie I've ever attempted. I know.....I should try more pie baking!!! It's PP's favorite pie and is very nostalgic for him.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
I needed something to distract from the awkwardness of telling PandaGirl about the facts of life and how bodies work and such so at the last second I remembered that I had some coffee in the fridge and whipped up some pretty amazing fraps for us girls to enjoy while we delved into the great......well, you know. hee....hee..... We had a BLAST!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Using our same 99 cent glasses that PandaPop bought at the grocery store way back in our seminary days. We use them every year to celebrate the blessings of our marriage. God knew what He was doing when He introduced me to my best friend. He is my Love.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
These DARLING handmade blingy gemstone keychains were our party favor at the luncheon that went along with our SHINE theme. Every time we use the key on the keychain we are reminded to SHINE for the glory of the Lord and the work He is continually doing through us when the light shines through the stones. They were displayed on the cupcake-tree table and we got to choose which one we wanted as we also chose our cupcake. That's my kind of dessert...frosting & bling!
Friday, August 19, 2011
This is part of my set up for the tablescape I did for our Women's Ministry luncheon where we kick off the academic year with a showcase of all the opportunities available for Bible Study, missions and other women's groups that we offer at our church. I so love doing these table set-ups!!! My inspiration all started with that darling little retro straw. I saw it on Pinterest** and knew I HAD TO do something cute with them. They were a hit.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have to say that this photo IS FABULOUS!!!!!!! I took it at Medieval**Times which is an entertainment place that serves 11th century food you eat with your fingers and actual (choreographed) jousting with real horses and knights and kings, etc. It was soooooo much FUN!!!!! I captured this moment in a nano-second of time when the swords of the good guy and the bad guy hit in their final battle. I put the watermark across the middle because I don't want it stolen from here by anyone. I plan sending it to the company because it is so COOL!! In real life the sparks were tiny, but the camera doesn't lie, right? I guess it happened so fast that our eyes didn't catch it like my little 50mm 1.8 did.
The night before we went to a Japanese hibachi grill for dinner which was fabulous fun for the girls to see fire right at our table, but I took my point & shoot camera and the pics are gross. : (