Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birthday Week

Last week was completely crazy, as most of the weeks of summer seem to be!

The weekend started out celebrating one of my niece's birthday at the lake. We went tubing, wake-boarding, and knee-boarding. It was a super day on the lake.

Then on Saturday, three of my other nieces spent the night. On Sunday, we all headed to church.

The next few days, it was one thing after another. My parents' celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. I am so happy to see the the influence they have been to me and to the people around me. They are truly living their lives to serve God by serving the people around them. I also had a job interview on the same day as their anniversary that was over 100 miles away.

Next it was my birthday and we also celebrated that at another one of the lakes in the area. About half of the family was able to attend and we had a fun day. Lots of sun (and sunburn) and even more playing in the water. I was pretty sore the next day! :)

The middle of the week we spent at home. It was in the upper 90s so we spent time in the pool! And during the hottest part of the day, we watched the movie I got for my birthday: Les Miserables! I have now watched the movie twice (once in the theater) and it has such a message in it. It really makes me think.

Back to the weekend again, we had the opportunity to go to a dinner theatre. I have to say it was one of the most fun experiences that I have ever had. We saw the play Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat.


Saturday was Niece #10's baptism and then we went to a party afterwards at her house.

Sunday, we went to church and then a family reunion on my mom's side. After we got home, I finished reading a book by Colleen Coble. My brother and his family had supper with us and we had a beautiful evening. No bugs and very nice weather!

MN Mosquitoes...

The last couple of days, we spent cooking for a family friend! We cooked about 7-10 meals for them and several desserts and snacks. It was fun to do the cooking! I am hoping to share a new blog with you all soon that my mom and I will be co-writing on the food we make and share!

Here are a preview of some of the recipes to come:
Chocolate Cream-cheese Cupcakes

Monster Cookies
Ranch Snack Mix
 Hope you are enjoying the summer!

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