Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
We had a spinach salad with mandarin oranges and almonds, and we made chicken salad with bacon, and put them on croissants, (Sorry, the only shot we have of them is when they were wrapped up to keep them from drying out)
We made Cherry Punch-that was a big hit! The recipe is at the end of this post.
What you see in the center of the bowl is an ice ring I made of pineapple juice w/lemons in it.
Here are our lovely guests--my mom is sitting in front of the china closet.
After they finished eating, we served them mini eclairs and cream puffs on a darling stand (sorry we forgot to photograph them though) If you look hard at the picture above you can see them in the middle of the table). Then, some of the ladies had to leave, but some stayed and played SkipBo
Cherry Punch Recipe
1 can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
2 cups water
2 liters cherry soda, chilled (we couldn't find this, we used (2) Cherry 7UP's instead)
2 liters ginger ale, chilled
Lemon and lime slices, optional
In a blender, combine concentrates and pineapple; cover and blend until smooth.
Pour into a gallon-size container; stir in water.
Store in the refrigerator.
To serve, pour the mixture into a punch bowl; add cherry soda and ginger ale.
Garnish with lemon and lime slices if desired. Yield: about 6 quarts.
Brad and friends taking a break!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Here he is moving the fencing around for the sheep and lambs-giving them new grass to graze.
Looks like he found a friend! :)
Monday, April 27, 2009
I saw this over at Canadagirl and thought it might be a fun post. :)
What is your salad dressing of choice?
Right now I'm hooked on oil and vinegar, but I also like raspberry vinagrette
What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
Ohhhhh ice cream for sure ! Or peanut M&M's!
What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Lotsa cheese, mushrooms,bacon, and sausage! (we make ours homemade)
What do you like to put on your toast?
My strawberry freezer jam with butter.
Chocolate or Vanilla?
How many televisions are in your house?
One-used for videos
What color cell phone do you have?
Do you have a laptop?
Don't have one but I want one !
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Wisdom teeth and tonsils
What is the last heavy item you lifted?
Heavy wet load of laundry to hang outside.
Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
Only by an anesthesiologist
How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
I think 3.
Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
Last person you talked to on the phone?
My wonderful son!
Last person you hugged?
My dear husband.
Season? All of them, but especially Fall.
Holiday? Christmas (again ALL).
Day of the week? Saturday
Missing someone? My son.
What are you listening to? A house in which everyone but me is asleep.
Watching? My computer screen.
Trying not to about anything, but have to admit I do worry about our country
First place you went this morning? Bathroom
What’s the last movie you saw? Skylark.
Do you smile often? Yes
Do you always answer your phone? If no one else gets it
It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it ?
I don't get texting sooooo no one then.
If you could change your eye color what would it be? I like my brown eyes.
What flavor do you add to your drink at Sonic? Never been to one.
Do you own a digital camera? yes, I love it.
Have you ever had a pet fish? yes! Tropical and goldfish
Favorite Christmas song(s)? Silent Night.
What’s on your wish list for your birthday? quiet dinner w/my hubby
Can you do push ups? ??? only girls!.
Can you do a chin up? Uh, no. Yeah, right!
Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
I used to be excited, but now I'm struggling with nervous.
Ever been in a car wreck? Yes, one was a bad one.
Do you have an accent? I say no, but when I lived down south, they said I had a northern accent.
What is the last song to make you cry? I don't remember
Plans tonight? Sleep.
Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? Yes, when I realized that I needed God, then He lifted me up!
Name 3 things you bought yesterday:
Pineapple corer, lapdesk (only 2).
Have you ever been given roses? Yes.
Current hate right now? Debt- we are working away at not getting into anymore and getting rid of what we have !
Met someone who changed your life? yes, Jesus!
How did you bring in the New Year? With my family :)
What song represents you? I was lost and Jesus found me.
Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yes.
Have you ever dated someone longer than a year?
Do you have any tattoos/piercings? Just the ears – no tattoos
What songs do you sing in the shower? Mostly Hymns
Ever had someone sing to you? Yes.
Do you like to cuddle? Only with my hubby and children.
Have you held hands with anyone today? Nope
Who was the last person you took a picture of? My hubby.
What kind of music did you listen to in elementary school? pop
Are most of the friends in your life new or old? both .
Do you like pulpy orange juice? yes.
What is something your friends make fun of you for? My Goodwill shopping habits.
Have you ever ridden an elephant? Yes.
Do you like to play Scrabble? Yes.
What are you saving your money up for right now? Car Insurance
When is the last time you ate peanut butter and jelly? About 3 weeks ago.
What were you doing at 12 AM last night? Sleeping!
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
Better get started on my Bible reading
Above is our rhubarb
These are asparagus, YUM! They're growing quickly!
Above are our snow peas.
Tiny baby lettuce.
This spinach is getting it's second leaves now!
The two pictures above are of our apple trees, they're in full bloom!
The strawberries are blooming too.
These raspberries don't look like much now, but they grow fast.
I'm happy these herbs wintered over. I used some in my chicken soup today.
Hope you enjoyed your garden tour!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
But, once he takes if off, Chippy just loves up on him!
There was a little squirrel.
He ran up a tree.
When he turned around
He threw a nut at me
We are praying for him to have a great time, and learn whatever God has for him there. We also hope that he is great blessing to our friends!
And, we miss him terribly already!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It transforms my world into my own private garden. :)
Ah...Lilacs...my favorite flower (and fragrance!)
Doesn't this red just pop!?
I Meant To Do My Work Today
Richard Le Gallienne
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Take some time to really, really enjoy the Spring! It only stays a short time!