In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Love This Job....

We are a busy church, so we all wear a lot of hats.
Some tasks are not so exciting, but oh so necessary (i.e. toilet cleaner),
but some of my jobs are just plain fun.
When we have guest ministers, I get to shop and put together little goody baskets.
I love the challenge of finding items that suit the guest, don't break the budget, and look pretty together.
Every set is similar in that I always try to incorporate
some edibles & a few gift items, but I strive to make each unique.

I like to find containers that are appealing and useful.
This grouping incorporates a salad bowl and tosser set made of acacia wood.
There is a glare, so it is hard to see the rich colors.
I chose a dark brown (almost black) ribbon with a scroll design to echo the color of the peppercorns and accent our church's beautiful cookbook.
These will be wrapped with clear cellophane with a bow, but I opted to take pics before so that you could examine the contents.

I hope Bro. & Sis ??? (it's a secret) like their gifts.
I recruited special agents to gather info.
The mystery couple will be here this weekend
to preach our Bishops 30th Pastoral Anniversary Service.

Oh, skinkles and drinkles this is almost as fun as Christmas!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thanks To My Dear Friend at B-skep Chronicles....

I won this sweet award and now I am passing it on to:
The Ray-Markable Libby Kids
Shaddies Chatter
The Little Egg Farm

I think I was supposed to pick a dozen, but I don't regularly look at that many blogs.

P.S. Eloise loved the recent clip of "Ray"
Love You Guys!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Has Sprung....

So much has been going on since I last posted, so I will just leave you with a few tidbits:

Due to the fact that I have a microscopic back yard and the tendacy to pull my back out of allignment,
I am going to try my hand at container gardening.
 My father bought some goodies(above) to get me started.
So far I have planted:
 carrots, celery, bell peppers, jalapenos, beets, leeks, strawberries, artichoke, tomatoes, eggplant, a fig tree, and a grape vine. My daughter's 3 pineapple plants have finally been transplanted into the ground in front of our house. I will be posting pictures of all the progress later.

This is one of my latest thrift store finds
(the dress not the cutie wearing it).
The sun was so bright that it is hard to tell
how pretty this little linen jumper really is.

This is a picture of a few of us selling our Church's cookbook
at a local Festival this past weekend.

Also, Hubby was interviewed for a promotion last week.
The boss is currently out of town so we probably won't know anything until he returns.
We are praying for God's will.
His current position is less pay, but a steady schedule and closer to home.

Well it's time to get Eloise up and off to school.

Ta Ta For Now,

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My kind of math....



20 More laps around the park!!!!
That's not counting the whipped cream (not pictured due to shame).