Sunday, July 13, 2008

In the Midst of Life . . . Blog Style !!

As I was working on this post, my husband was hit hard with a migraine. It came on quick just after his bike ride. I was just in praying for him, and would so appreciate if you would join me in prayer. I'd be very very grateful!! I know I've said it before, but he is the BEST, and I hate to see him hurting so badly. Thank you for praying!!


Well, what a week and weekend it has been!! And in true bloggy style I wanted to show you our week in pics :)

Well, it has been well documented on this blog how much I love it that our house is one where the kids hang out, and this week was no different!!

Brandon hadn't been over in a while, and so he came over and spent the day with Dakota and what a day it was. The kid's always love to cook when they come over and this was certainly no exception. I'd made some jalapeno bacon-wrapped thingys from the Pioneer Woman the night before, and we only had a couple left, but when Brandon tasted these he decided he must have more, so they set their little selves to cookin'.

And here they are stabbing their jalapenos!! So much fun to watch!! Teens cookin' with jalapenos ~~ look ma no gloves ~~ yeah they paid for that one :)

Okay call me shameless but I love getting presents, especially in the mail. And seriously it doesn't have to be much, a card, a postcard even ~~ I just love getting mail!

Ohh and how great when it is something I won on another blog. My first win!! WOOHOO ~~ Thank you Heather!! I won face stuff from Boscia. I haven't used it yet but I will, I will.

It was just so pretty - it came wrapped in blue & brown (isn't that the new black? :) and when I opened it, oh my stars, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but another box wrapped in the same wrapping paper. I cannot tell you the glee ~~ the utter glee my little heart felt to get to unwrap two, count 'em two, boxes in the middle of July ~~ oh what JOY!! Thanks again Heather you REALLY made my day!!

Okay now let me preface this next pic by saying that I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE REALLY LOVE blueberries!! They are my favorite shade of blue loveliness. Blue is not even my fav color until it comes to a berry and then move over ~~ hello Big Blue Wonderful Berry!! And in honor of blueberry season ~~ I made this for breakfast ~~ Yes blueberry shortcake. I know I know it's suppose to be strawberry, my recipe even calls for strawberries, but since I am allergic to strawberries :( I substituted the Big Blue wonder and voila !! YUMMY!!
Okay and then this happened. I was just sitting on the couch enjoying me some quiet time with my blog buddies ~~ yep reading your blogs ~~ on Friday evening, when I went to move my right leg and my knee was locked - tight - really tight!! So I had Dakota get Dick and in he ran!! (I just love that about him!!) Well after trying to get it unstuck with no success, we decided to stand me up. Well, we did and as soon as I stood it came out with a POP!! And then swelled up like a basketball. Bummer!! So I spent the rest of Friday evening and all Saturday on these!! Hummpff. (It's some better today and we are so thankful!!)
So on Saturday Georgia came over to help, since I was laid up with the 'ole knee, and helped me put up 2 dozen ears of corn ~~ Yummy ~~ I love summer goodness and then helped me ~~ make the following . . . I can hardly type it I'm so excited . . .


Oh be still my blueberry lovin' heart !!!!!!!

So it was really a wonderful weekend (except for now my hubby has a migraine) and I hope yours was as well. Filled with fam and fun!!

Well, LPM posted our menu for Bible Study on Tuesday, so I need to make my grocery list for that, and tomorrow my baby sis and neice are coming down and we're going blackberry pickin' ~~~ Fun in the summertime ~~ Love it ~~ So I best get busy!!

Love and hugs,



  1. What on earth happened to your knee? I've never heard of anything like that! So sorry!

    All your blueberry stuff looks amazing! And they are so good for you, too!

    I found out the hard way about touching jalepenos! I knew they could burn your eyes, but I didn't know they could burn your skin, too. But they sure can!

    I will pray for your husband. I hope his migraine gets better soon!

  2. I know how terrible migraines are. I pray he's feeling better! I'm so glad you got your package and am very happy you liked it!! Let me know what you think. I'm sorry about your knee. Praying for you...

  3. Sounds like a great weekend. I hope your hubby is feeling better.

  4. Oh, sweet girl! I am so sorry about your knee and your hubby's migraine. I hope you are both feeling better!
    Love ya!