Friday, April 29, 2011

out of the loop

Why am I just now seeing these Peep S'mores!!!  Don't worry I'm making up for lost time and they are DELICIOUS!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tea & Scones

I plan on baking some scones tomorrow to nibble on during the Royal Wedding...
Click {here} for some yummy recipes that were on the Nate Berkus Show.



:) wish I was back here right about now:

Friday, April 22, 2011

live abundantly

Excerpt from Jesus Calling:
"Listen to me continually.  I have much to communicate to you, so many people and situations in need of prayer.  I am training you to set your mind on Me more and more, tuning out distractions through the help of My Spirit.
Walk with me in holy trust, responding to My initiatives rather than trying to make things fit your plans, I died to set you free, and that includes freedom from compulsive planning.  When your mind spins with a multitude of thoughts, you cannot hear My voice.  A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control.  Turn from this idolatry back to Me.  Listen to Me and live abundantly!"
"Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails."  Proverbs 19:21

Happy Easter

While Patrick grills a tasty dinner, Vali chills with her V8 juice.  This weather is so nice!!
Perfect start to a weekend of celebrations.  May your family have a wonderful Easter- thankful for our Savior's sacrifice and rejoicing in His Resurrection.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Living Room

 Thanks mom for helping me hang everything :) and move furniture around!!

Stones Weekend

 What a fabulous whirlwind of a weekend with my parents!!!  After a delayed flight, my parents made it in time for a Mediterranean dinner & gelato on Friday night.  Saturday was beautiful! We had pizza on the rooftop of Campanias, rushed home to decorate and talk talk talk while Patrick and my dad prepared for Saturday night service.  Yummy dinner at Glorias and dessert at Wildwood to finish the evening.  They left Sunday afternoon, but it was such a blessing to spend time with them and hear my dad preach at Compass on Sunday.  Thanks for coming!!!!  Love you both
 My dad making fun of my mom on the phone with Sadie:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

a garden bed

I purchased 4 pieces of cheap wood from Home Depot (two 3' boards and two 5' boards)
and then found this easy and clean wood stain- apply with a towel and let dry for a few minutes.
Next, Patrick screwed together the 4 boards while I prepared the garden bed:
 After all the weeds were pulled and the frame was ready...
 we filled the frame with half humus manure and half garden soil and then added placed 4 12" stakes into the ground at each corner of the bed and nailed those to the frame to hold it steady.
 I positioned my growing plants where I wanted them, bought a few more peppers and strawberries :) and then planted everything into the soil:
 Orange, red and yellow bell peppers:
 My favorite is the rosemary:
Reagan loves laying by on the growing sunflowers in the back of the yard and
Vali just chews on bricks all day...
My garden is continuing to grow!  This was an inexpensive way to plant a garden bed and learn the whole gardening process.  I have never done this before and I didn't want to spend tons of money, kill all the plants, and wish I would have made a smaller garden... Can't wait to walk out my back door and pick some vegetables and herbs :)