Paul picked the ripe tomatoes and pepper from our garden. They are little, but we can't wait to try them in something. This is the first time we've gotten more than one off the plant. We waited a little late in the spring to plant our veggies this year. They hadn't had enough time to grow before it got hot so they're taking it slow. After 2 years in a row at a garden, we should be pros next year!
July 23, 2012
I just can't contain myself, I love parties! We're planning a little mister party for Noah's first birthday. I'll share more when it gets closer. I'm starting a little early by picking up things here and there so I don't break the bank when the time comes.
On Saturday we had a yard sale early in the day and in the evening we went shopping. Noah got to ride solo the car seat for the first time. I do wish I would've had his cart cover with me though! He loved it, he reached for everything, bounced in the seat, and smiled the whole time...my baby is growing up on me!
What did you do over the weekend?
July 19, 2012
July 17, 2012
We had our family pictures taken by the talented Madison Vining last month. I had been wanting to get family photos once Noah turned 6 months so Paul and I found Madison and he booked a session as my Mother's Day gift. I love how they turned out! We wanted a rustic, field area that wasn't too country and she had the perfect location! These are just a few of my favorites. I got an 11x14 and 2 5x7s for a collage above our couch. I'll share how that's coming along eventually...
July 16, 2012
It has been a whirlwind of a week/weekend. First of all, I am so behind on getting proofing ready for our clients so I've been working on that every chance I get! Second, we spent a couple of days last week looking for a new car.
I haven't mentioned anything about it on here yet, but we were t-boned BY A COP at an intersection in a small town while photographing a wedding. What a wedding crasher (pun intended)! We weren't hurt and are still so thankful that Noah wasn't with us! So, the looking in 100 degree weather, test driving, boring talk, and waiting began and we found ourselves a new car instead of another SUV. Oh the joy of ignorant drivers!
On top of trying to find time to look for a new car, we've had my sister-in law and nephew here with us for a couple of days, along with my in-laws. We had a house full! We took my nephew to the aquarium and incredible pizza on Friday.
In our youth class we're currently doing a series called Peeled, which is an in depth study on each of the fruits of the spirit. We've been having different fruit snacks every week. They surprisingly love all of them!
What did you do last week or over the weekend?
July 11, 2012
Paul's papa and nana live in the country. Dirt roads, tall grass, old barns. They have a farm so we took some photos while we were there for dinner on Monday night. Noah got to sit on their horse, Sunshine. We had a great time making memories and just spending quality family time together. We don't get that often enough with them!
July 10, 2012
Lately I have been smitten with vintage jars of all kinds; mason, food, etc. so when Paul and I made a trip to the indoor flea market last weekend I just had to have this giant mason jar and vintage peanut butter jar. At another booth I picked up this "maid of honor" serving dish. It will be perfect for peanuts, etc. at parties. It is practically brand new from what I can tell.
July 9, 2012
On Friday we hung out with some of our good friends and went to dinner, played mini golf, and ate ice cream. Then on Saturday Paul and I went to the flea market (I'll share my finds tomorrow) and had ice cream afterwards.
We I must love ice cream! Saturday evening my sister in-law and nephew were supposed to fly in from California at 7 pm, but didn't end up making it until 3 am...talk about a horrible delay! So we decided to go back home and meet them at my in-laws in Arkansas on Sunday for church. Sunday was my father in-law's 60th birthday. We were going to throw him this big train themed party with all his friends, but all he wanted was a dinner with his whole family on mom's fine china. So we celebrated a little with their church and had cake and fellowship. Then we went home and had that family dinner he wanted.
How was your weekend?
July 5, 2012
We invited my dad over on Tuesday to have a cook out with Paul's new grill that he got for Father's Day. We had hamburgers and hotdogs and then headed to our local fireworks display. When we got there we all had a sno cone while waiting for the fireworks to start. We had never been to the fireworks display in our town before. Normally we go to the big Tulsa one. It was a really good show for being a small town. Paul and I took photos on our iPhones because my camera battery died right before the show started. Paul ended up with all the good ones since he used an app instead of the actual phone camera. He used the Almost DLSR app to get these...
On Wednesday we had a friend's wedding to photograph. Her now husband is in the army so it was the only day he could get off. Regardless I think a fourth of July wedding is so fitting don't you?
How was your holiday?
July 4, 2012
July 3, 2012
July 2, 2012
-1 bottle pure canola or vegetable oil
-2 cans buttermilk biscuits (made 20 donuts)
-2 cups milk
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
Step 1: Start by pouring the whole bottle of oil into a deep pot and let it sit on low heat for a few minutes.
Step 2: Open can of biscuits and lay on cookie sheet with wax paper (this keeps them from sticking).
Step 3: Take the lid from the vanilla extract and push into the center of each biscuit and pull out the center. Set the center aside (these will be mini donut holes).
Step 4: Combine milk, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar in a bowl and mix until smooth. Set aside.
Step 5: By now the pot of oil should be hot enough for the donuts to fry. Place the biscuits one by one into the pot and let them fry until golden brown on both sides. You will need tongs to flip them over after about a minute. Tip: Only put 3 biscuits in the oil at a time!
Step 6: After donut is golden brown on both sides, use your tongs to remove the donut from the pot and place it in the mixture. Tip: Do not let it sit for too long in the glaze mixture because your donut will become soggy!
Step 7: Remove from glaze mixture and lay on waxed cookie sheet. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy! Tastes like fair food :)