Sunday, July 5, 2009

Project 365...



Joining Sarah for Project 365, Week 27...WOW! Time is FLYING...




On Tuesday...we had a treat when BS&K came to 'workout' for Phase 4...she brought along her dd and new granddaughter. Do you think my dd enjoyed the visit with this precious little bundle?
I KNOW she did...we loved hearing her goo, gaa, and babble when dd talked with her.






As many of you know, time off from work sometimes brings MORE work...and not any of the 'inside' type.

Hubs and DD got at it with the bushes....clippers in hand, electric hedge trimmer (which always scares me because I watched my Daddy have a VERY BAD DAY with one of those when I was about 10). Praise for no ACCIDENTS on this day...now we can see out the front windows without having to maneuver around overgrown branches.







Rarely do we have a 17yo available within ear-shot much less with a rake in her
hands...she's good at helping us when we ask her to pitch in and help with the 'fun'...and she doesn't complain while helping us with the really 'not-so-fun' stuff!













While I was in the house cleaning and re-arranging my kitchen countertops, putting away washed dishes and preparing clothes for dd's retreat, I popped a Freschetta bbq chicken pizza in the oven.
















First thing on Saturday morning, I pulled down the bread machine and started an italian-herb loaf...yummy...with a little butter, of course! I wanted to have it with the 4th Celebration dinner...














We always love using our BIG GREEN EGG smoker for ANYTHING we're grilling. Today it was Thai-curry, marinated split-chicken breasts. Alongside was broccoli, baked potatoes, and Lima beans. Not that we had any room or anything, but there was home-made peach cobbler waiting patiently on the counter in the kitchen. (Beverly and BS&K just MADE me do it...thanks, ladies, it was WONDERFUL!!)



Praying EVERYONE had a great 4TH...fun with family and a blessed weekend!

Jer. 33:3
"Call to me and I will answer you
and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know."
Blessings,

11 comments:

sara said...

ok, you lost me at lima beans!!! my mom made me eat them when I was young, so I took each one like a pill with my milk....still to this day can't eat them!!

Great week!

Mocha Momma said...

Hard work and fun...that's what families are all about! The food sounded awesome.

Bushes look great and your helpers deserved the cobbler.

Enjoyed reading today,
Nannette from Life: Be In It

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Next time, call me when the bread is in the oven. There's nothing finer than some hot bread served up with some good friendship.

Enjoy your week, friend.

peace~elaine

Lisa said...

Isn't it great to get projects done? Sometimes a little yard work can go a long way.

Oh, that bread looks SOOO good!

Kim said...

That looks like a LOT of bush work! Glad it was accident free :-) That bread makes me want to reach through the computer and pull off a piece. LOL I LOVE bread.

We have the trailer loaded up with all the tools and materials we need to finish the bathroom out at Sta. Rosa and plan on heading out first thing in the morning. I'm taking along paperwork (yuck!) and a couple sewing projects (fun!).

Have a great week Jubasista!

Sassy Granny ... said...

So when's the baseball game?

Loved the family yardwork initiative. It brought back so-o-o-o many memories. Our now 40 & 36 year old sons had more reasons why this bush didn't need trimming, or that flower bed could go another week without weeding. It makes me laugh still.

Be blessed,
Kathleen

Greg C said...

We had a wonderful 4th, thank you. I loved the photos today. That face on your 17 year old is so funny because my 17 year gets that same look: Oh just leave me alone. :)

Yolanda said...

That sounds like a delicious meal and what a blessing to have help for all those big yard chores.

Crown of Beauty said...

What a mouth watering post... so heart warming and full of love.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

you are so dedicated in taking your pictures. Maybe i'll get my act together for the next 365.

R

Trench Mommy said...

Great blog! I see we enjoy some of the same music!