"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

June 23, 2008

A whole lot of miscellaneous

I absolutely LOVE summer.
What home school mom doesn't though? ; )

I love seeing the kids do creative things that they don't have time for normally...
I love the phases of interest that they go through.
When the summer began, they had a Monopoly addiction and played it for a week or more.
And then they spent a week with LEGO'S spread all over the place.
Joy spent days making all kinds of cute potholders.
Last week, the boys and my hubby started writing a song and so we heard lots of music in the house.
I've been working on my quilt and it is actually almost done and boy, do I get teased for how long it has taken me to make it. ; ) And I totally deserve it.
This week I'll have to spend a lot of time getting ready for our evaluations which are at the end of the week. And my printer is on the blink. boo-hoo!

We've been cleaning out both of our attics which has been some huge amount of work. This turned out to be really good timing. We didn't think we would have much to donate to the TBQ garage sale fundraiser this Saturday, but it turns out that we DO! Lets hope someone thinks our junk, I mean 'stuff,' is worth buying!

My dishwasher has been driving me crazy and leaving an awful white residue on everything... I pretty much stopped using it and then I found out that because of that we saved $25.00 on our water bill. Woo-hoo! Not bad!

This recipe is a great summer main dish! My hubby loves it.
Pizza Pizzazz Salad (from Better Homes and Gardens)

1 package field greens

4 cups of grape tomatoes (I used roma because they were cheaper)

1/2 red onion

1 15 oz. can of cannellini beans rinsed and drained

1/2 a package of pepperoni slices

4 oz of crumbled blue cheese

croutons

And a herb dressing that I was too lazy to make ; ) so I purchased an herb Italian one.

Add all the ingredients and cover and chill for 6 hours. That I didn't read until just now. ha ha

So, take my word for it, its still wonderful if you serve it on the spot. It is awesome as leftovers too!



Joy and I had a blast at the girls retreat! This bunch of girls from our church are as sweet as can be! She and I wore our matching outfits that we bought for the Mother's Day mother/daughter tea. ~She is almost as tall as I am!


The food was great!







The activities were a blast!














But the weather did this every time it was time for the silly string fight...







The speakers were a blessing and the presence of the Lord was there in a big way. What a blessing to see little girls worshipping God and getting touched by His Spirit.

Wonderful!!!


~Becky

5 comments:

Jamie said...

Joy is almost as tall as you!! She is gonna pass you up soon!! She is such a sweetie! Glad you had a good weekend!

Becky said...

Have I ever seen a picture of you? No ma'am I do not believe I have. Or if so ... it was in a distant view. You are a lovely lady my friend. And how very fun to put a face to your name ... er ... my name. You know what I mean :)

And Joy is as lovely as her mama. What a very fun time you must have had. Great outfits too!!!

Toni said...

Oh Becky, you are so pretty!!! And so is Joy (not surprising at all). I think the recipe sounds WONDERFUL. I might try it without the pepperoni sometime. Thanks for posting it.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Susan said...

Wow that retreat sounds awesome. I hope to be able to do that with my girls someday. I love the outfits you both look great.

Becky said...

Thank you! You ladies are so sweet!