Friday, October 22, 2010

Wow O Wow!

That title says it all when thinking over the past few weeks! WOW O WOW! So busy, amazing, tiring, fulfilling.....! 

Several months ago a friend, from church, asked if I knew anyone that could cater her wedding lots cheaper than all of the caterers were quoting.  I told her a name and in talking,  several of us decided together that we would cook up a storm and fix the food for her reception. When we were discussing it, October 8th sounded Soooo far away! 

In no time, that week was upon us! By that week we had talked and scratched and added and created and discovered and laughed and cried! Our fearless leader had a sick, really sick, child and had to focus on him so we were down one person.... one very important person! But we moved forward with this former leader praying for us all of the way! 

We had THE BEST TIME at the store(s) getting all of the ingredients! The skill level of math present in this group of friends is just...... something, I tell ya!  I am surprised that our recipes turned out correctly! Kidding! Sort of! 

The next day we cooked! We chopped, counted, measured, mixed, poured, counted again, laughed, counted again. We had so much fun but wow were we tired! 

When we were planning all of this weeks back, I had no idea that my husband would be out of town this very busy weekend. So, that meant shifting kids all over creation. Finally, the day of the wedding arrives.  Kids were arranged and we gathered early in the day to heat, stir, count again, run to the store again and pack all of this food to the venue, across town. I wish I could tell you the stress of moving 10+ pounds of HOT meatballs, 10 recipes of corn dip, 5 hot pork loins, 15+ carafes of coffee..... the list could go on and on and on. But we had WONDERFUL help and lots of vehicles and we did it! 

Once we arrived at the venue, which is actually called The Venue, we unloaded into an unfinished, small kitchen that we were sharing with the florist and her crew.  It was stressful but still fun. 

We arranged, planned, prepped and prayed! When the time came to put out our creations, in which time was very limited, we moved faster than we have in years! SO SO many kind people just showed up in our tiny kitchen and offered their hands to take food to the tables. In 20 minutes the tables were decorated, the coffee was set, the food was out and things looked beautiful! 

SHEW! We continued to replace and refresh food while we visited with wonderful friends! 

The bride and groom were beautiful and the fellowship was blessed! 

Thank You Kelly and Josie for allowing us to be a part of your special day! 

Next up...... the HUGE garage sale that I was involved in against my will! HA! 

Happy Weekend! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Someone said,...

"Let's have a huge garage sale together."

I fought tooth and nail and LOST!

Saturday is the day. My mom, and 2 BFF's are renting a community center and getting rid of our junk. Right now, my house looks like a piece of JUNK!

Maybe I will post next week, something of importance.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Things I love right now....

I got a sample of this perfume and I. LOVE. IT.
It is on my list!

I just love football! I do enjoy the game, itself, but I enjoy all that goes with football the most!
The sounds, the smells, the cheering!

I am loving that paisley 'stuff' is coming back!
It's everywhere! I saw a shirt the other day that was
the most beautiful paisley and colors. But, it was way too much money!
So, I am going to just watch it and see if it goes on sale! 

I love a good salad lately. I have been getting fresh salad things each week
and eating good salads a few days a week for lunch.
I love Fall but I am sad that summer is over b/c my parents had a little
garden and we enjoyed the fruits of their labor!
YUMMY fresh tomatoes on my salad! 

I love my candles! I do not have this particular one but I got a
mulled cider candle from Wal Mart and I. LOVE. IT!
My home smells so good!

(images borrowed from google images)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Oops, He Did it Again!

Back in 2nd grade Campbell was at my parents house and took a dive over the couch. It was beautiful! He loved the feeling of flying through the air! Then he felt it! The pain, the pain! Oh the pain!

He hit his foot pretty hard on the floor! He sure stuck the landing! He stuck it hard! But I told him to get over it! He limped for a few days so we decided to get it x-rayed. Well, the boy had a broken foot! SIGH!

Fast forward to Wednesday, September 29, 2010.  When i picked Cam up at school, he limped to the car. But he was happy. He said he was involved in a great tackle at recess. A boy landed on his foot and it bent unnaturally. "It hurts Mom!"  I told him he would be fine. After all, there was no swelling or bruising!

He limped all over church. He even ran on his toes. His Dad and I observed from a distance. He was fine!

Thursday morning he cried but still no swelling of bruising. Dad said, "You'll be fine." I started second guessing myself.

I prayed during car line asking God for wisdom. Well, Campbell had tears in his eyes when he got in the car and his foot was SWOLLEN! Thank You, God! I prayed and He showed me what to do!

Off to get the foot x-rayed! WOW! It was broken and broken good! He has a really nice looking V chipped out of his foot. It is really impressive!

I just cannot believe it! I lost the MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD again this year! SIGH! I'll try harder next year! In the mean time, 6 weeks of THE BOOT! We go back in 3 weeks to make sure that the V is building bone. If not, we will, "talk different options".  But, i think it will be just fine! : )