Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mahi for dinner

This was our delicious dinner last night: Macadamia Crusted Mahi. Check out the recipe, you'll love it! A very nice dinner, and mild enough for our kids. Yummy:)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Random Blog Quiz

You Are a Semi-Colon

You are elegant, understated, and subtle in your communication.

You're very smart (and you know it), but you don't often showcase your brilliance.

Instead, you carefully construct your arguments, ideas, and theories รข€“ until they are bulletproof.

You see your words as an expression of yourself, and you are careful not to waste them.

You friends see you as enlightened, logical, and shrewd.

(But what you're saying often goes right over their heads.)

You excel in: The Arts

You get along best with: The Colon

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Spring is Blooming!

So, since this is only my 2nd year with official "Seasons", my breath is taken away with each new bloom of Spring! I wonder if it will ever lose its majesty for me? I've been a bit obsessed with taking pictures to capture it all, enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What my husband did while I was gone

Finished the deck:

Built 1 of 4 raised beds for our garden, planting starts May 10th:)
And finished my bookshelf! I love coming home to the beauty of it all:)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Me and my Bro

Isn't he cute? No he says! He just graduated from Fire Academy, so he had lots of free time to hang with me:)

Memaw comes from Tally to Tampa

We even got a few days in Tampa with the Meems. Lots of hugs kisses, Panera and Cracker Barrel! Come up to VA soon Memaw!

Beach with the Troutmans

We always forget to get a pic together, and when we do of course my hair would be all a mess! But for better or worse, she is my best friend, and we have tons of fun together! Girl's night out was a blast, Thai food to start, and a sophisticated Martini to end it! We were so blessed to stay at the Troutman beach house and swim at the Nasrallah one! Toby could've stayed in the ocean all day! Lindsay was so great to include me in her everyday life, including play dates, Bible Study and homeschool meet groups. It was a huge blessing! Can't wait to see ya'll again!

Hangin' with the Tampa Snowdens

Many of our trip days were spent with our cousins Noah and Christopher, while we played, grilled, laughed and napped. The kids had so much fun, riding bikes and playing Star Wars. They even got a couple of visits from the Ice Cream Truck! Some of the best cuisine in Tampa can be eaten here! Miss ya'll!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tampa Times

Whew! Now that was a fun trip! We started early on the first day and made it to the Letaw's by lunchtime. Swords and threewheelers were much more important than the peanut butter sandwiches awaiting inside! Back on the road again, we listened to some great stories on CD and headed to Tallahassee. We popped in at the Snowdens' where we had a pleasant visit. We ended the night at Memaw and Gigi's with lasagna rolls and a cozy bed. The next morning was filled with hugs and kisses, peaceful garden time and haircuts. Then we finally got on the road to Papa's house where we all fell soundly asleep! I have so many pics to share, I'll try to break up our highlights into different posts. We missed everyone in VA, especially Daddy, but we were blessed with a great drive and good attitudes! I don't think I heard a single "I gotta go to the bathroom RIGHT NOW!" at all, and nary a "Are we there yet?" Just further proof of God's love for me...seriously!

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