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! :)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
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!!!
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 But of course, his prescription was outdated so he had to have an eye test......finally got his glasses mid afternoon.
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
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
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!!!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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!!!
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 rice.....it is a must. So easy and makes perfect rice every time!!!!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
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?!!
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. Oh.my.word, the stuff is amazing!! I used it on the spinach...yum!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
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!
Good bye to the Tetons......so 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!