Friday, August 27, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
We are so proud of her!
She’s worked really hard while
working a full-time job
taking care of a full-time KITTY!
Hooray for Dani!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
~~My daughter flew home to Tampa today~~
She’s my treasure.
She’s my best friend.
She tells me the truth.
Our visit was wonderful, just too short. Mom and Dad loved having
her around. She made us laugh and filled our tummies with some
See previous post
for her smiling face.
(can I get a ewwwwwwww?)
Deer hunting is a big part of my family’s life. (sorry if this is offensive to you)
The men hunt, the women cook from recipes handed down thru the ages.
*smothered venison steak, venison chili, venison burgers, roast venison, etc.*
One recipe is TOP SECRET, shared with a select few.
Supposedly, it’s the best venison jerky recipe the world has ever known.
Dad and Danielle decided to stink up the place by concocting a batch.
They were quite proud of their masterpiece!
yes, she did approve these pics…
(We ARE a very exciting family!)
My cousin’s family has beautiful property surrounding a huge ‘pond’ stocked with fish.
We love spending time there watching for deer and eagles, fishing for bass and crappie.
Although the fish weren’t biting that day it was still great to be there.
The dock Mom and Dad strolling
NOT the big catch of the day
Dani caught a nice bass but it flopped off the boat before I could get a picture!
Afternoon cruise Captain Sammy
Eagle’s Nest Crappie usually bite under the dock
We love this place and are so grateful for the tranquility it offers.
(Not to mention the yummy fish!)
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Nothing helps a person heal faster than love and support from family. Dad’s had lots of family visitors during the past few days including my daughter Danielle, my brother Gary, my aunts Mimi, Ann and Juanita, uncles Dick and George, and cousins Pam, Jackie, and Kevin.
Here are just a few…
Pam and Jim Mimi and Ann
Jackie and Danielle Kevin
Dad, Mom, Me and Gary Gary and Me
Mom’s famous Crappie Dad’s First Outing
Gary Grill Meister Porch Relaxation
My daughter, Danielle and my brother,Gary George and Juanita
I’m so blessed with this fabulous (crazy) family!
My son, Josh completed his first SOLO flight today!
He flew SOLO in his third week of flight school at ATP in Texas! We’re so proud of him!
~~Cashew Chicken craving~~
We made Cashew Chicken today!
Growing up in Springfield, Missouri, Cashew Chicken was a dish we ate at least once a week. It’s become something that Springfield is now famous for.
David Leong created this recipe in 1963 and soon opened his own restaurant, Leong’s Tea House. (now closed) His recipe included a combination of fried chicken chunks covered with Chinese oyster sauce mix, a handful of cashews and chopped green onions served with white rice.
While there are many recipes online, none can come close to the current award winning Canton Inn dish.
(worth stopping for)
We made our own tonight…
Triple coating the chicken
~~Barefoot Rider? Really?~~
I thought I had seen it all until…
on my way to Nashville…
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, he’s barefooted!
(hope his guardian angel is with him)
Until we meet again
Friday, August 13, 2010
I watched it rain today.
It made me GRATEFUL .
GRATEFUL for my father’s incredibly fast recovery. He had EXCELLENT care! Centennial Medical Center nurses in 6Tower are superior!
Thanks K.J., Ashley, and LaTonya!
His physician, Dr. Rex Arendall is truly gifted. God has given him an unbelievable ability to ‘make things all better!”
Dr. Rex Arendall (Gifted by God)
Of UTMOST IMPORTANCE is the hand of God. The Lord heard many requests from praying people on behalf of my father. Thank you, Lord.
GRATEFUL for my “Dirty Old Man.” My husband works harder than any man I know. Angels protect him in his high risk job, when he’s high in the sky or swinging a gazillion pound tool. At the end of his day his muscles ache and he’s filthy but he presses on because of our God-given dreams. He’s the love of my life even if he IS a
“Dirty Old Man!”
GRATEFUL for the person that invented the “TREK Bike Trainer.” Now I can ride my bike inside with all the comforts of home. Now don’t get me wrong, I love riding outdoors but not so much when it’s over 100 degrees! Hey, no one can see me sweat if I’m indoors!
(Does exercise count if you have a pbj in one hand and a oreo in the other?)
GRATEFUL for my mom who taught me how important family is, for my daughter who is my life coach, for my son who inspires my creativity, and for my friends who validate who I am in the Lord’s eyes.
Grateful to you for reading this…