Friday, August 26, 2016

lemon curd

I have always loved lemon curd.
It tastes great on waffles and toast,or just by itself.
I always get it at Trader Joes
when I'm lucky enough to get there.


our granddaughter,
who just started sixth grade
(middle school),
who got her ears pierced this summer,
loves to cook.

Well, she found a recipe
and made me a batch of lemon curd from scratch.
The Trader Joe's lemon curd 
pales in comparison.
It is so delicious!
Lucy is amazing in so many ways!

I am so thankful for her.
I am also thankful that she likes to
cook and sew.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

these boys......

Jake and Eli.
our grandsons,
all dressed up and ready to go to church.
Maybe there was a little hesitation.
You know, ties can be very uncomfortable,
but there is just something uplifting about 
dressing up a bit to go to the church to worship God.

These boys are best of friends.
They look out for one another and their interests
just happen to coincide.

I love these boys
and I am very thankful for them.

Also, thankful for Amanda.
She had jury duty this week and served faithfully.
She even has a certificate to prove.

I am going to make a concentrated effort to write again.
They say its good for me.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

happy birthday erika

Beautiful mommy with her four amazing children.
We celebrated her birthday last evening.

This is the card Archie made for his mom.
I love to study these to see what they see in the people they draw.
Huge smiles on both,
really long legs and short bodies,
crazy short arms with exaggerated hands,
extra large earrings which Erika never wears,
and her ever present knot of hair on the very top of her head.
Good job Arch!
I love that he spelled his name perfectly,
but backwards.

The kids worked together for two days planning a skit....
Batman and Superman Save the City.
Harry and Lucy designed the costumes and made them out of construction paper.
Gus was the villain who was captured and put into jail.
We were treated to great entertainment
and we laughed till we cried.
Gus is jumping on the day bed in the background
and putting on his own little show,

We cooked steaks and I made the
Atlantic Beach Pie,
Yummy dinner before the play.

This one is a bit fuzzy, but I love the smiles!

Some last birthday shenanigans before the party ended.

It was a wonderful evening!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

"sitting on a dock by the bay"

Just a little fun for the last one.....

Feet dangling,
smiles on every face,
All growing.
Having so much fun.
Cousins forever.

"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost and now am found,
was blind but now I see."

His amazing grace is for you too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

the glowing pictures

Jupiter Inlet, Jupiter, Florida
Pictures from our family vacation.....

Sometimes, not very often,
but occassionally,
you catch the sunlight just at the right time.
The light produces a glowing effect
on those it chooses.
Here are some examples...

Our Harry B,
engaging in a rare but beautiful
smile for a picture.
Aren't his eyes just so dreamy?

This group is really glowing.!

David and Erika glowing.
Love these two so much!

Eli and Jake lit up by the sun.
Thes two boys make my heart sing!

Uncle Mark and Gus.
Mark is strong and Gus is riding high.

You all see what I mean about the glow?
Its only for just a sprinkling of minutes.
You have to hurry,
but the light is 

God does wonderful things.
The beauty of His creation always
takes my breath away.
Thank you God for the beauty of Your Holiness.
You alone are God.
There is no other.
Thank you for the love of my family
and time spent with them.
To You I direct All of my worship this evening.

Monday, July 25, 2016

once upon a beach ~ 2

A picnic with some sand
and the greatest view ever.
The day started with snorkeling
at Blue Heron Bridge.

Lots of big waves ~ lots of froth.
So much fun to ride them in.

Harry building a fort with a moat.
Always, the big desire is to get the moat to fill with water,
which involves a whole lot of
running to the ocean,
filling buckets,
bringing the water back,
pouring it in the moat,
watching it go away immediately.
They never stop though....
always think they can get the moat to hold the water.
so much fun to watch this process.

Sunscreen application...
never fun.

This pigeon is eating my Cheez It.

We stayed in the water for a long time.
We jumped the waves and got knocked about.
The water was so clear we could
see the bottom.
I love the beach so much.
My favorite place!!!