I also drank cucumbers and carrots, and lots of fruit too!
I borrowed my sister's juicer and I've mainly been sticking to fruits, but thought I would try some veggies too. The kale and carrots were good with fruit, but the cucumber is a bit too cucumbery for me. I will add less next time.
The juicer is a little labor intensive to use and clean, so I made a batch for the week and froze it in mason jars.
Katie loves the juice too, thankfully.
I made the hugest, most sticky mess in my kitchen. I guess I should have taken a picture of that!
And if you are new to my blog and think I am a super healthy health nut....I tricked you! I am TRYING to do healthier things here and there, but don't be fooled.
I have Coke and chocolate running through my veins!
I have an unrelated question for you; Where do you store all your pictures? My computer says it's all filled up and it won't let me save any more pictures! Do you put them all on disks? Or is there something super high tech I don't know about? Thanks!
His sisters and parents all spoke. It was pretty amazing. They said they could do that because they know Chance is in Heaven and they get to see him again one day. They have peace. They are sad and will miss him, but just for a short time, not eternity.
I loved hearing the stories about Chance from his family and football coach and our Pastor. There was lots of laughter! He was a great guy. He did not get into Heaven for being a great guy though. He is in Heaven now because he accepted Christ. He knew Jesus was the only way. Nobody is "good enough" to get into Heaven. And 42 people accepted Christ after the funeral, because of the testimony of this young man.
That's a life well lived!
If this Jesus and Heaven stuff is foreign to you, please feel free to ask me ANY questions. I won't be offended or get judgey about anything.
I bought a new door bell, because ours was as old as the house(50 years)and had 7 layers of crusty paint on it. Unfortunately, it didn't fit right! So I just added an 8th layer of paint to the old crusty door bell.
Of course, I painted it turquoise. It still looks old and crusty, but at least it's a little bit cuter.
And it matches our house numbers.
Katie started swimming lessons on Tuesday! It's a week long and no mamas allowed! That's a little tough for me...and her! BUT Katie swam to the bottom of the pool and picked up rings on the first day! The guy is super tough, but it was really important to us that she learned how to swim since her almost drowning accident this winter.
When I picked her up yesterday I gave her this umbrella as a reward. She as been asking for her own umbrella for over a year now! I'm glad she loves the simple things in life!
So tonight we had to "make it rain" so she could play with her umbrella properly.
You know when a rapper says, "Make it rain", they are tossing $100 bills in the air.
I wish that was the kind of rain I meant!
We just used the hose.
This is the view I had most of the time!
Marcus told her that he is going to take her to Chuck E. Cheese's on Saturday after she finishes her swimming lessons!
What the Heck?!
We have successfully avoided that place her whole life. I am very sad that we couldn't keep it a secret any longer.
I refer to it as Up Chuck Cheese.
I am pretty sure I like the umbrella idea better. Or let's take her to Abuelo's or On the Border.
Saturday we went to a dress rehearsal for my niece and nephew's dance recital.
Morgan was a beautiful ballerina!
And Ryan did some awesome hip hop!
Marcus had to work, so we went with my parents. Afterward we all went to Pappa's Burgers for a Father's Day lunch.
I have THE BEST dad too!
Sunday was church and then lunch with the Osbornes.
Katie LOVES Charis and Drew!
We love the whole family.
We went to an unfancy, but kid friendly, pizza place.
Sunday night we went to dinner at Marcus's parent's house.
(do you notice a big eating theme here?!)
Marcus has THE BEST dad too!
This is his dad with his kids and grand kids.
We are blessed to be near to all our family!
I was just telling Marcus how exhausted I was. I told him it felt like I just climbed a giant mountain in the hot sun. (I am not dramatic or anything). Anyway, now I realize why I am so tired. It was a busy weekend!
Our family is so blessed to have such wonderful men in our life!
Katie and I partook in this special day! I have abstained from Donut Fridays for several weeks now, but this day could not be ignored!
What I really love, is that several people sent me messages telling me it was National Donut Day, and they thought of me! I love that I have a reputation! Is there a National Spinach Day? Maybe one day I will be known for that!
I did pretty good on my low sugar eating plan, but I have fallen off the wagon. Not sure I want to get back on the wagon either!? We have beach plans with my family later in the summer, so I should probably step away from the Coke!
Last night we went to Friday Night Fireworks with my 10th grade girls from church...and a couple of boys too!
Katie loves being with those sweet girls. They are really good to her!
Marcus's Sunday School teaching partner is a master fryer!
He made fried Oreos, honey buns, and twinkies.
Oh my word!
Marcus grilled burgers and dogs too.
I thought Austin was looking pretty cool with all these girls. And he's about 2 feet taller than everyone!
And here I am shorter than everyone!
I really love these people. They have been in my Sunday school class for 2 years now. I am a little attached!
This is the only documentation I have of Marcus, but he was there too!
Time for fireworks!
Katie was not happy at first and kept telling me it was time to go home.
And she told her daddy to whistle and make them stop!
She warmed up after a few minutes, thankfully!
Hopefully she will stay warmed up to them, because we will be back on Friday!
I just intended for Katie to play with the water and use it for scooping and pouring.
She had other plans!
We had some acorns dropping in the bucket. We thought there was a squirrel above us in the trees, but it just turned out to be a mischievous daddy!
I am missing our old (real) pool these days. I had to read my post on perspective again!
This wash tub brought Katie as much joy as a giant in ground pool. I love that. We have really been enjoying summer! Today we went to the splash park. We've been swimming at my parents, and we have plans with my sister tomorrow. The problem is that I am ignoring my duties! Real life is getting in the way! My house is a disaster and I never make plans for dinner. Tonight I made Marcus chicken nuggets and Katie and I ate scrambled eggs! Just call me Paula Deen! I guess I need to find a balance. I think my balance will lean more to the side of fun times and a messy house though! Last night we got snow cones. Yay for summer!
Pumpkins and Christmas trees are my favorite times of year, but I am learning to embrace the fun things of summer too!
I'm married to a boy I met while in Jr. High. He's a fire fighter, a Deacon, an Ironman, and a great cook! We've been married 17 years, had Katie Belle in July 2010 and Jesse Bryant in April 2014.I love to decorate,spend time with family and friends, watch girly movies with some m&m's and Coke, hang out with my 12th grade girls from church, but mostly I love God and and know that all my many blessings come from Him.