Thursday, June 17, 2010

celebrating with sushi

June 16, 1989. . .21 years ago

Canoga Park, California

We walked down the aisle and said I do. . .for better or worse, in sickness and health, till death do us part.


And here we are, 21 years later.

Oh yes, there have been many changes!

Despite the obvious ones in hair color and weight (yikes!). . . we've been blessed with our growing love for one another, six beautiful, healthy kids, and thankfully more health than sickness.


We celebrated by heading to a sushi restaurant in town.

It was a first for us, and we had such fun trying new food.

We were cautious on our first visit and opted for the cooked variety.

Deeeelicious!  We'll definitely being going back again.


And we ended our get-away evening with a little somethin' sweet.  Yum!


I love lovin' this guy. . .for better or worse, in sickness and health, til' death do us part.


Here's to 21+ more years for us, honey!



Sunday, June 13, 2010

weekend surprise

What a fun surprise to receive a call from my dear friend Jenny on Friday!

Jenny and I have been friends since 2nd grade where we met at our school in Tarzana, California.

We keep in touch several times a year; recently more often as she's been facing some medical trials.

I knew she was in a neighboring state last week going through a battery of medical tests and I was awaiting an e-mail as to the results.  It was a double celebration as she called to report the good news on the test results and that the possible surgery on Monday had been cancelled. . . AND that she was on her way to come visit me!

I had met her three boys in 2008 on a trip with my sister to visit her.

It was wonderful to have her in our home and meet our children. 

They each loved meeting Miss Jenny and playing air hockey with her. . . one of her favorite games!

We had a great two days talking about life, love, marriage, kids, family and praying for God's sovereign hand throughout life's challenging times. 

We also watched The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock.  What a great movie!


She graciously cooperated with her picture-taking friend. 

She's a fun-loving brunette beauty.  Always has been, always will be.













Love you, Jenny!


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook



For today, Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Outside my window.....The skies are dark and the air is a cool 50 degrees at 10:30pm.

I am I've missed picture taking and blogging since my busy family schedule has taken me out of the house and into the car more these days.

I am thankful.....for special times the kids are able to have with their grandparents.

I am shorts, aqua colored t-shirt and a black cardigan sweater.

I am hearing.....nothing but the hum of the computer since all the kids are in bed. Ahhhhh, I love the quiet.

I am creating.....lists of curriculum and school supplies for next fall.

I am miss our first born as he leaves on a road trip to the East coast with his grandparents this weekend.

I am still reading.....Johnny Tremain to the kids in the morning.

I am praying.....for healing for our brother-in-law's father.

I am remembering.....the laughter of the kids as they watched Tim Hawkins videos on YouTube.

I am hoping.....for some sunshine tomorrow.

On my mind.....sibling relationships and how God wants me to act and react to this family challenge.

Noticing that....The recent rain we've had makes the landscape so wonderfully green!

Pondering these words.....I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them.  Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe! Psalm 116:1-2 TLB

From the kitchen.....I tried a Chicken Florentine Style recipe from Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network Channel yesterday and it was so tasty. . . even the kids liked it!

Around the house....I've been tackling projects which have created piles of clothes for our garage sale we are hoping to have in August.

One of my favorite morning quiet time of prayer, bible reading and simply "getting inside my own head".

A few plans for the rest of the week.....packing Z-man for his trip, pot luck for our homeschool group, getting the boat put into the water, and a dentist appointment.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you....

The new Corelle plates I ordered.  Have I mentioned that I love dishes and tableware?!

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Thank you for stopping and visiting my daybook. If you'd like to visit others who are participating or write a journal yourself, please stop over at Peggy's at The Simple Woman's Daybook.

Happy Tuesday!