Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Changin it up!

Okay,here are a few things that have made me more than a little happy lately.

1. I saved $124.00 and spent $84.00 on my last grocery shopping trip at Publix!
2. We picked up a new card game called Ratuki and it has made more than a little fun around here.
3.I am involved in a women's bible study that is not just finger lickin' good, but my heart, mind and soul feel refreshed and fed.
4. Another night of chicken and rice was making me a little sad, so I threw in a few extra spices like cinnamon, ginger, curry, garlic, cilantro, and a dab of tandori spice and yee-haw it was so good Olivia could not even resist!
5. I used the orange infused olive oil I received as a Christmas present from "Nan" in our brownies the other night, and they are just something!
6. My Grandfather has sold and given out almost a hundred books to date and it makes me so happy and proud of him!
7. We have been about 3 weeks without any freeze warnings....which means our power bill will be less!!!!
8. God's continual protection and healing power over my kids was evident over the weekend when Stephanie fell and most likely had a concussion, but I just encouraged her to lay down and take a break...after she said "everything went black, and then I just woke up!" I realized what I had done and not done....Love how He covers me.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


So I am offically 44! A group of us went to a favorite place of ours, BOMA. It is in Disney and we went for dinner. I had a great birthday...it started with my girls greeting me first thing with a bag of gifts and visions of breakfast! We had a sweet relaxing day before we headed out to Orlando. Our poor server at the restaurant sure did earn his tips because we went through a series number of plates. It was a buffett. The soups, salads and desserts were the big hit. The meats were a little less impressive. Besides the plates, our server for three hours kept bringing us refills of water and tea. Yes, laughter rang through the air and our tails were numb from sitting there talking for so long. Good friends. What a treasure!

The camera did not capture the sparkle in my eye that I only get from this man!
That is not a table decoration in front of Traci...it is her purse! Oh my!
These three were dreaming of their day in the future when they get to have an evening out!
That is not a bowlingball on Brent's head... it is a shadow or an imagination bubble beginning.

David and Krista trusted us on this tastey menu, it was their first time!
Jill, Curtis, Anita joined us too! The decorations on the ceiling are very appealing to the eye, even David thought so!
The food was great. Just had to share!