Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28 - Saturday, Jan 28

 Today was a baking day.
I made two rustic apple pies for a dinner tomorrow, two loaves of artisan bread and caramel sauce to top the apple pies.  I really love days like this!!  Then alyssa came over to learn how to play spades.  One of her aphasia patients wants help so that she can play with her family.
It was a pretty good day!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27 - Friday, Jan 27

My Norwex micro-fiber cloths came today!!!
I am so excited about these...they are amazing!!
If you want your cleaning to be it!!

Day 26 - Thursday, Jan 26

Today was a rainy, dreary day.
So, I made a big pot of Italian Sausage and Lentil Soup.

Day 25 - Wednesday, Jan 25

This is a very common sight at my house lately.....
...the start of the artisan bread I am making!!!!

Day 24 - Tuesday, Jan 24

 I wen to a Norwex Micro-fiber cloth presentation tonight at my friend Lori's house.
Seriously, these cloths are amazing.
 This is me putting butter all over the window.
Then with TWO swipes of the cloth and just WATER...the window was squeaky clean!!!!
I am completely sold on this product!!

Day 23 - Monday, Jan 23

I was making bread today and when I returned to the kitchen later, I found that Jason had been playing with the cornmeal left on the pizza peel.  Seriously, that boy can turn anything into art!

Day 22 - Sunday, Jan 22

Another concert today!
This time the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra did a side-by-side concert with the Arkansas Symphony was amazing!  Jared even had a solo! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Day 21 - Saturday, Jan 21

Today Jared had his all-region band concert.
Another last....and probably the best all region concert yet.  It was awesome.

Day 20 - Friday, Jan 20

Tonight was the night!
After months and months of planning, the Tim Hawkins concert was here.  I was in charge of the VIP dinner for 250 people.  It went so well and Tim Hawkins was hilarious!!!

Day 19 - Thursday, Jan 19

I spent the day serving with Samaritan's Feet.
You can find out more about that day HERE.

Day 18 - Wednesday, Jan 18

several years ago when I was having a hard time with parenting, a good friend of mine brought me a bouquet of sunflowers.  I had said that I wanted off the parent train and she told me that since I couldn't get off, maybe she could make the view a bit nicer with the flowers.  Recently, I commented that I wanted off the parent train again.  This week she showed up with this sweet my view is always nicer!!!

Day 17 - Tuesday, Jan 17

I spent the evening wrapping utensils for the Tim Hawkins dinner on Friday....250 didn't seem like so many until we started wrapping!!!

Day 16 - Monday, Jan 16

I finally found a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that my whole family liked!!!!  Seeing as it is one of my favorites, I am very excited!!

Day 15 - Sunday, Jan 15

 We had the honor of being part of the ceremony anointing elders for the Korean church that meets at our church.  It was also a celebration of their 2nd year.  It was a bit hard knowing what was going on...seeing as the whole thing was in Korean!!!  But the food afterward was A.MA.ZING!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Day 14 - Saturday, Jan 14

Finished this book today.  It's the 2nd book in the Hunger Games series.  Wow.  Very good and very intense!!!  Can't wait to get to the 3rd!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Day 13 - Friday, Jan 13

On my Friday breakfast date with my husband and had these.  These are the best grits you will ever taste!!!
Gouda grits.
My mouth waters just thinking about them!!

Day 12 - Thursday, Jan 12

 Jason cut his thumb this morning trying to slice some bread.  He ended up with 3 stitches.  But I did enjoy seeing him sit on the scooby doo table!!!

Day 11 - Wednesday, Jan 11

We've been able to enjoy our fireplace a couple of times this week!  
**don't look at the mess**

Day 10 - Tuesday, Jan 10

 Jason is moving home for a semester.  Alyssa and I drove up today to help him move all his things home. Before we left, we stopped for coffee with him and Andi at Pour Jon's.
Have you ever seen one of these timers?  It times how long tea, french press coffee, etc need to steep.  very cool!!

Day 9 - Monday, Jan 9

The Fine Arts Council at our school is hosting Tim Hawkins next week.  We have almost sold out 1400 tickets!!!  I made posters today to walk the carpool line at school for a last minute push to sell those last tickets!

Day 8 - Sunday, Jan 8

One thing I love about this time of year is the Ruby Red Grapefruit I can find in the grocery store!
  I love them!!
I love to peel them like an orange and eat them that way.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Day 7 - Saturday, Jan 7

 Went to a baby shower today...a Bow Shower.
We all got to make bows for the new baby!  It was so much fun and I was so impressed with my bows!!!  The girl who hosted had instructions for each kind of bow and all the makings.  Mine are the big yellow one and the one on the left with grey and red petals.

Day 6 - Friday, Jan 6

 We took Christmas down today....there is always ONE item that doesn't make it into the box!!

Day 5 - Thursday, Jan 5

  I have checked out a new book "Artisan bread in Five Minutes a Day"  This is my first attempt.  Not bad!!!!!  And soooo yummy!!

Day 4 - Wednesday, Jan 4

Happy Birthday to my "baby"

Can't believe he is 18?!!!

Day 3 - Tuesday, Jan 3

ared's school does a two week J-term in January.  He is taking a steel drum class.  The drum is small but makes some beautiful music!!!!

Day 2 - Monday, Jan 2

 Oh my word, it is back to the diet....enough said.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day 1 - Sunday, Jan 1

We had our usual New Years Day open house except that we scaled it down due to just arriving home last night!  So, just a big pot of black eyed peas and cornbread!!
The teenagers took over the dining room and had fun playing trivial pursuit

Day 365 - Saturday, Dec 31

We are on our way home from Tucson.  :(
Steve is got stuck in security...I, of course, had to get a picture of it and then got reprimanded by a TSA agent...oops!

Day 364 - Friday, Dec 30

 We went and saw Sherlock Holmes today.  GREAT movie!!!  I think even better than the first!
We all went out to dinner for our last night.  This is me and my daddy.  
We have had such a good visit!  I am ready to go home but it will be hard to leave too!!

Day 363 - Thursday, Dec 29

We all did a lot of relaxing at Nani and Papa's too!
What is it about boys and sledge hammers?
Jared loves rocks and was given some geodes by a good friend. The boys all went in the garage to try to smash them open.

Day 362 - Wednesday, Dec 28

The older I get the more I miss the desert.  It is so beautiful to me!
Today we went to the Desert Museum and met some friends that recently moved to Phoenix.  We had not seen Wanda and Jeremy for 12 years!!  We had been in ministry together at two churches.  It was so great to see them!!!

Day 361 - Tuesday, Dec 27

 This is an antique marble game that Jason is playing.  It is something they always play when they come to my mom's house!  They never get tired of it!
This cracked me up!!!

Day 360 - Monday, Dec 26

  You can see snow on the tops of the mountains right now!!  I love that.  It reminds me so much of when I was growing up!
My brother's family came over in the afternoon.  We had appetizers in the basement and did Nani's santa bags and presents.  Then Nani fixed a wonderful Christmas dinner.  It was a great night!!!

Day 359 - Sunday, Dec 25

 Of course we had to finish the advent calendar and then we saved stockings for this morning.  Steve and I wrote letters to each of the kids this year and put them in their stockings.
 Then we headed to the airport to fly to Arizona.  So weird being flying on Christmas day!