Wednesday, August 26, 2009
DD#4 has volleyball practice every night until 5:15, to weird. Being alone during the day for that long.
Prayer quilts are flowing.This thing called "contemplative prayer" is amazing.
Blessings one and all,
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I can't believe that DD #4 started 7th grade - OMG! Where has the time gone. I am freaking out that in 5 short years she will graduate high school and go off to college. I am very proud of her, she tried out for the 7th grade vollyball team and was selected for the Junior Varsity. I am not sure where the athletic gene came from. Must of been a recessed gene!
I have so enjoyed reading blogs, many many blogs. I love the crafting blogs, the cooking blogs and the blogs that speak about their faith. These blogs all challenge me. I am now taking the challenge, one challenge at a time. The first thing is planning menus for my families meals each week. The thing that has frustrated me the most is at 4:45pm everyday I didn't know what I was making for dinner. So last Saturday, August 22nd, I planned the meals for the week.
Monday - Grilled Lemon Chicken & Tabbouleh - Pampered Chef cookbook
Steamed Broccli and Yellow Squash (something else our garden produced in abundance)
Tuesday - Tacos, Spanish Rice, Applesauce
Wednesday - Bake Potatos, Carrots
Thursday - Chicken Fried Rice
Friday - Pork Chops, Mashed Potatos, Sauteed Asian Broccoli Slaw
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Talapia (not sure how I am making it yet), rice, green beans, rolls.
So this catches almost everything up.
Blessing all, Leslie
PS It has taken me two days to post this. I am trying to post a slideshow of pics from Photobucket, but can't get it to work. I give up.
PSS Never give up! I got it. Yeah!
Friday, May 29, 2009
The last week of school the 6th grade choir had a beautiful performance. One of the songs the choir sang was "American Tears" by Teresa Jennings. Before the choir sang this song the choir director asked all military past & present, police and firefighters to stand. Now I have tried several times to upload a video of the kids singing the song, but it is a no go. So I have copied the words to the song below.
Sometimes I think about America About her struggles through the years
I think of people who did what they had to do with struggles to act through their fears
Sometimes I think about America About her future and her past
I know I'm blessed to be living in liberty in a land where freedom will last
Chorus: For the heroes, for the patriots For the soldiers, For the pioneers I will always be an American And I'll always cry American tears
DD#4 is in 6th Grade. She really wanted to invite all those she knew that was or is in the military. Our neighbors grandson (who is in the Navy), my cousins husband (who is in the Kansas National Guard in Irag, now), and some friends of ours who are retired military. It was just not possible for any of them to come. So to these family and friends and all those who serve our country - here at home or away - THANK YOU!
Peace & Grace, Leslie
Sunday, May 10, 2009
We mostly walked, but we broke into a jog occasionally. It was a beautiful, but cool and cloudy day. Since the start of this was my daughters participation in a group called Girls on the Run. We had 20 of the girls from her school come today and participate.