Monday, June 27, 2011

"Definition of Marriage" A Picture of Salvation

This is a fantastic sermon on marriage and how it is the picture of salvation.

Friday, June 24, 2011

At the Fair

Just a quick check in and update. We've been pretty busy and I haven't had a chance to sit down for long to type. Our county fair opened up on Wednesday. We went down to see how the girls did with their entries.
I have a couple of pictures of August's entries I am posting. Kiley's art projects were posted up really high and I couldn't get a good shot. She received 2nd place ribbons for all of her art projects. August received 3rd place ribbons for two of her art projects and for her quilting project, 2nd place ribbon for her table setting and a 1st place ribbon and Best of Class ribbon for her tempera closeup animal painting. They were very happy with their accomplishments. I'm so proud of them.

We skipped he rides at the fair and stuck to the free stuff. We are going back again in a week so the girls can work at the cake booth.

August's Tablesetting "A Very Berry Brunch"
August's quilting
Tempera Painting
Petting zoo
The little girls got their hair curled with a "special" $125 curling iron. I did not buy it. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Recent Stuff

We are certainly enjoying the start of our summer vacation, a little too much perhaps. The girls and I have all been sleeping in a little extra and without all of the places we have to go during the week it's been nice to relax a little.

August just finished her quilting project. She and Kiley took quilting in 4H this year. She made a wall hanging with hexagons. She worked very hard on it, even staying up late at night to get it all done. She did a great job. Tomorrow we are dropping it off at the county fair grounds. She is hoping to win a ribbon, I think she has a good chance.

I received a wonderful housewarming gift in the mail this week. My sweet Mammy bought the KitchenAid Mixer I wanted. I really wanted the mixer in Ice color. It's gorgeous, cheery and sort of retro looking. I can't wait to try it out. Doesn't it look lovely?

In other news, I joined the gym with my Mama. We went down there last Sunday afternoon and signed up for a membership. It's only $10 a month and right around the corner from my house. We also got some personal training sessions, of which we've already done 2. The trainer, a very nice woman, was certainly sweet and easy our first session. By the second session she was tough and pushed us further than we thought we could go. It was wonderful and I'm feeling better. I am working on getting rid of about 35 lbs. It's been hanging around too long and it's starting to scare me. We have a history of heart related problems in my family and I need to get my body fat percentage down.

I also am in the middle of doing the Cabbage Soup Diet, where you make a cabbage soup, more like a veggie stew with cabbage. You can eat as much of it as you want for 7 days. Each day has another item you can eat along with the soup. It's meant to be a jump start type of program that helps to get rid of cravings for sugar and bad carbs, with the promise of some weight loss after. I'm hoping it will help gear me toward better healthier food choices and habits. I'm hoping with the gym and eating better that I can get rid of my extra 35 in the next year. So far I'm down 3.5 lbs.

Tomorrow the 10th is our 5th wedding anniversary. Our kids are all going to my Dad and Step-Mom's house for the night. We are planning on going out for sushi. It's been so long since we've had sushi, I am really looking forward to it, and some time alone.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Andy Griffith vs The Patriot Act

Andy Griffith and the unconstitutional spying of the unPatriot Act.

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