Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nineteen Years

We watched Endeavour take off for it's final mission today.  I haven't watched a lift-off in years but this one was special because Endeavour landed it's first mission on this day 19 years ago.  

We were only 20 years old in this picture.  And yes, this is about as artistic as a wedding photo could get back then.  As I pulled these pictures out today I had very mixed feelings.  I hadn't looked at them in five years or so.  So many people are gone that are in those photos.  Gone, passed away gone, and gone through divorce gone.  Sorry I know that's a depressing thought on one's anniversary but if I'm being honest and that's what one does when blogging, those were my thoughts.  Real life is real hard, everybody knows that by now I think.  

These kids had a lot going for them though.  They knew going in that they would never be rich, their lives probably wouldn't be very conventional,  the path would be narrow and sometimes difficult to navigate and most importantly they knew that they weren't doing it alone.  The plan was God's plan, find it, follow it and live in it.  Pretty simple.  Not as simple as first thought, but conceptually still simple.  What advise would I give those 20 year olds?  Hang on, remember, work hard, keep your head up, be ready, be happy and live:)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

This is a variation on the famous Farm Chicks recipe, Apple Puff Pancake.  I had I tried it.  Some bites were a bit tart, but overall a success.  A good way to use up rhubarb.

This is a new bread recipe, found here.  I've tried many over the last few weeks with varying degrees of success.  I'm trying to strike a good balance for all of us.  I'm hoping this one is it!  It sure does win points in the looks category with it's shiny egg finish and sprinkling of oats.  

Lastly I'm excited about this, Boomerang Lilacs, have you seen them?  They bloom a second time, shut up, I know!  Twice.  I love lilacs.  They were my wedding flowers, and they will always be my favorites.  I still have people tell us that they think of us every time the lilacs bloom.  Must mean my anniversary is just around the corner:)  

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

It doesn't get any better than this.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow....Hopefully

The sun came out for just a few minutes this evening, so I put on my waders and snapped a few pictures.  

  Spring is here.  I know it doesn't feel like it but the green grass and blossoms are proof after all.

Hang in there, anytime now, anytime......