Thursday, June 25, 2009


We leave tomorrow morning on our annual church camping trip! We always look forward to it. It's so relaxing to fellowship and have fun with everyone.
I always make our meals ahead of time when we go camping. Our menu will be:
Friday dinner: hamburgers, corn on the cob, potato salad
Saturday breakfast: pancakes (make ahead), bacon (make ahead) and eggs (using Egg Beaters this year).
lunch: pbj's and chips; everyone is usually on their own for lunch.
dinner: sloppy joe's (make ahead, freeze it and then just have to throw it into a pot!), macaroni salad.
Sunday breakfast: banana muffins (make ahead)
And, of course, we have all the makings for s'mores!!
The weather looks good; sunny and highs in the 80's with a 40% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow night. Hopefully, it will pass by us.
See you all next week!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sacrifice of Praise

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name~Hebrews 13:15

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Glory at the Gardens 2009

These were taken at the Meet and Greet:

Mike, the Wired.Com representative, giving us our instructions.

Mac wanted to know if he had time to play a few more songs. Sure! We can spare a few minutes!!!!

Mark Lee:

David Carr. It's hard to get a shot of him because he's so far back (and I'm so short).

Mac, with his oldest daughter, Scout and Tai's daughter, McKenzie. They helped him sing on "Rock Star".

Tai Anderson:

These are all Need to Breathe. It was so hot that I sat out most of this performance. They sounded great but I just didn't want to stand any longer!

Revive; put on a great performance, as usual. I really like this new group!

I can't hear you singing!

A few of the over 8,000 that were there. See all the green grass showing between people? Well, by the time Third Day appeared, there was no space between people. There's nothing quite like being around that many people on a hot day. Haha!!

This was probably the last Third Day concert for a while. They aren't planning to be back in VA anytime soon. I told Mac they needed to come to Richmond! But my concert days aren't over yet. Next month Julianne and I going to two days of King's Fest: Switchfoot, Jeremy Camp, and more!

An Update in Pictures

Michael, Me, Julianne, Jessica, Matt; Jared was working :-(

Michael's twin brother, Joe, and his wife, Bonnie. This was taken in Williamsburg.

Joe, Michael and Jared. Celebrating their 50th birthdays at Bone Fish Grill. Isn't our server handsome?? Joe and Bonnie came down from NJ to spend a few days with us and so the guys could celebrate together.

My girls!

Matt and I

Here's Dasher hiding because I'm annoying her with my camera!

I finally have pictures in my dining room! I found these beautiful paintings at our local Christian bookstore and fell in love with them.

The above pictures are my freezer full of meat from the cow we purchased. We had 52 pounds of ground beef alone!

This is my mom, dad and sister a few weeks after my dad was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

This was an early Mother's Day present. Sweet!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009