Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 211- Saturday, July 30

Jason brought his girlfriend, Andrea, to visit us this weekend.  We are having so much fun getting to know her.....and she love to play games.....she fits right in!  :)

Day 210- Friday, July 29

We found this coffee table at Savers for only $18.  Alyssa spent the day working on it with our neighbor, Jeff, to get it fixed up and painted for her new apartment.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 209 - Thursday, July 28

Love it when my whole family is home!!!
We had a wonderful dinner and then all went out and played water volley ball till it got dark.
I really have the best family ever!

Day 208 - Wednesday, July 27

I can't believe I forgot to take a picture today!!
We had a church wide swim party and it was a BLAST!!!  
We rented a neighborhood pool and had a BBQ fun!!!

Day 207 - Tuesday, July 26

Jason was born with a hole in his heart and we have had to go for check ups all his life.  Last year, however, they found he had a leaking valve and told us to come back in a year.  If it was still leaking, we would have to consider heart surgery....praise God the valve had quit leaking!!!  And he doesn't have to go back for 2 more years!!!

Day 206 - Monday, July 25

Jared's glasses broke while I was gone, so I had to take him in to get new ones.  I was hoping to quickly pick out a pair because I seriously felt like a truck ran over me.  But of course, his prescription was outdated so he had to have an eye test......finally got his glasses mid afternoon. 

Day 205 - Sunday, July 24

This is Kelly.
She is married to a guy that was in the youth group of the FIRST church Steve and I served at.  I was told she would be at She Speaks, but we had never met and there were 650 women attending.....chances of us finding each other were slim and we didn't.
Riding in the shuttle back to the airport, I hear a woman behind me saying she is from Minot, ND...yep, it was Kelly.  How cool is that?!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 204 - Saturday, July 23

I am on complete information overload right now.
But this has been such an incredible day and will take me a while to process.
All I can say right now is....Wow.

Day 203 - Friday, July 22

We FINALLY made it here today around 2.  Just in time to check in, get settle and get to the opening event.  My speakers tonight were amazing.  One in particular spoke directly to my heart....this is going to be a life changing weekend for sure.

Day 202 - Thursday, July 21

Today, I celebrate 27 years of marriage to my best friend!!

Today is also the day I leave for She Speaks!!!
I first flew to Memphis where I met Jamie.  Jamie and I have been blogging friends for about 3 years or so.  I can't tell you how fun it was to see her face to face today!!!
We thought we would have a couple of hours in the airport and then on to Charlotte......well, that turned into about 7 hours when they finally told us they were canceling our flight....ugh!  I was so glad we were together!  Delta put us up at a nice hotel, with new tickets to head out tomorrow!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 201 - Wednesday, July 20

Today was a pretty great day!!
I was able to have lunch with a dear friend who is leaving for China for 2 years.  I am so glad I got to see her one more time!  sorry no picture, LeAnne, but it was awful of me! :)

 Steve and I went out to dinner for our 27th anniversary...which is tomorrow.  We had such a good time, I completely forgot to take a picture.  So, I took this one as we left the restaurant!  I love him!!!

And then I ended the night with the best surprise!  My son was supposed to come home tomorrow night, after I had left for She Speaks.  But he walked in at 10:00pm to surprise me!!!!  Did this mama's heart good!!!

Day 200 - Tuesday, July 19

I didn't take this picture today.
However, this was my view for the afternoon.
I have had a couple of rough, after cleaning today I treated myself to some alone time by the pool!

Day 199 - Monday, July 18

So it was recommended that we have business cards (or contact info cards in my case) for the She Speaks conference.  Mine came in the mail today!

Day 198 - sunday, July 17

 These are the pictures I had planned to take last Sunday!  our decorations for the summer and our safari theme!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 197 - Saturday, July 16

  Drove 3 hours up to Siloam Springs today to visit my son and listen to him play at a local coffee shop.  I love hearing him play and getting home LATE, like after 1am, was so worth it to spend time with him!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 196 - Friday, July 15

no photo....AGAIN!!!
sheesh, this is the worst week I have had in THREE years of doing P365.  

Day 195 - Thursday, July 14

I was asked if I could fill in at the pharmacy today.
It was a VERY busy day and I exhausted when I got home.  I sat down on the sofa to put my feet up and instantly fell asleep for an hour!!!

Day 194 - Wednesday, July 13

Today was supposed to be a picture of our church-wide swim party/bbq.  Well, who needs a rain dance when you are in a drought?  Just schedule a church-wide, outdoor event and the rain will come...yea.

But we did end up with this gorgeous rainbow!!!

Day 193 - Tuesday, July 12

No picture....again.
I can see how this week is going to go.
I'm in a little bit of a funk after coming home from my vacation.

Day 192 - Monday, July 11

I have a new rice cooker!!
I borrowed one when I had my Sushi Party a month ago and loved it.  So, I had some gift cards on Amazon and found this one.  If you have never used one before and love is a must.  So easy and makes perfect rice every time!!!!

Day 191 - Sunday, July 10

no picture today.

I had meant to get a picture of all our decorations at church but got busy and forgot to take one.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 190 - Saturday, July 9

Went to pick peaches this morning to make some Jam.  However, we got there too late and the trees were already picked over.  I did get a few but they still have to ripen.  I guess I will be heading back next week some time!

Day 189 - Friday, July 8

Picked up Jared today.  His concert was wonderful!!!  I am so amazed at what these kids can learn and put together in 3 1/2 days!

Day 188 - thursday, July 7

We started our VBS program last Sunday...we are having it during Sunday school each week.  It is a safari theme and these are some of the animals that my daughter and another girl from church made.  They are made from saw horses...aren't they adorable?!!

Day 187 - Wednesday, July 6

 With jared gone, I have my 2 best eaters here.  That means I can experiment with new recipes...whoop!  I also was experimenting with some wonderful truffle oil that I got while on vacation., the stuff is amazing!!  I used it on the spinach...yum!

Day 186 - Tuesday, July 5

Jared was invited to be part of an Honors Band Camp at OBU.  I dropped him off today and will go back on Friday to pick him up.

Day 185 - Monday, July 4

We were so tired, we decided to spend the 4th at home....just the four of us.  It was quiet, but we had so much fun swimming together and playing games.  Of course we had to have homemade ice cream!!!!

Day 184 - Sunday, July 3

We got home from our vacation today....
...that means lots of laundry!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 183 -Saturday, July 2

 Saturday started off with breakfast at the home of a high school friend of mine!!  I don't think we have seen each other for over 20 years!!!  I loved getting to see her and meet her family!!
We rolled into Colorado Springs to a big thunder storm.  I am NOT complaining though because it is still in 60s!!!  tomorrow is going to be very hard!

Day 182 - Friday, July 1

 Good bye to the very sad.

at one of our stops, Nathan bought an bull elk bugle and of course had to try it out!
We stopped in Cheyenne for the night.  They had a outdoor concert going on in the town square, so we sat out there for a while and listened. Then had one of the best dinner we had the whole trip at the hotel!