Friday, May 27, 2011

Strawberry Festival May 27, 2011

My hubby took the day off from work and we went
to the Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove, Ca.
Our daughter, son in law and their baby went with us.

There were lots of rides.

Lots of carnival games.

Admission was free.  But the rides were not.

So much food...and lots of strawberry desserts.

Our daughter and I had funnel cakes.

Our son in law had strawberry with ice cream
and whipped cream.

Our daughter and baby.

Our son in law and baby.

We bought a red hat.

We bought some headbands.

We bought this cute onesie.

We bought this dress from So Cal Baby.

Not sure she even knows what a Tattoo is.

Our daughter sharing her whipped cream with the baby.

She was exhausted by the end.  It will be more
fun next year when she can actually ride on the rides.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Meeting Tonight????

My husband called to remind me that we had an
Alaska Mission Trip meeting at our house tonight.
I completely forgot.  I always have some kind of
goodies to snack on.  I really didn't want to bake
something from scratch and dirty all those
cups, spoons, bowls, etc.

Then I remember this simple cookie recipe
that I used for my cookie exchange party.
I had the cake mix in the pantry.

I added 2 eggs and 1/2 c. canola oil and mix.

I had some Heath English Toffee Bits.
Used my melon baller

Bakes 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Yummy and fudgy!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Capturing Sweet Moments

We were sitting outside waiting for her
Pop Pop to come home from church.

I couldn't resist this photo opportunity when the
granddaughter decided to grab her toes.

We are always telling her that we are going to
get her toes.  And she giggles.  Lovin' the 5 month stage.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Presence of Prayer

                                                                 Presence of Prayer

Thursday, May 12, 2011
our granddaughter was admitted
to the hospital with MRSA. 
She was in horrible pain and
was running a very high fever.  The doctor said that
she would probably have to have surgery
 to remove the infection.

The presence of prayer began with a click of a button.
Whether it is was the click of a mouse on the computer
or the click of a buttons on the phone.

Our family and friends began praying and asking
others to pray.

Our granddaughter had people praying for her that
have never met her.  People were praying that have
never met my daughter or me for that matter.
Through the prayers of God's people,
my daughter and I had a sense of peace.
The doctors and nurses hands were guided.
The antibiotics started working and
surgery was not needed.
God was in control.
                           Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection
                                             is caused by a strain of staph bacteria
                                            that's become resistant to the antibiotics
                                     commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections.
                              This form, community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), often
                            begins as a painful skin boil. It's spread by skin-to-skin contact.

Ouch, poor baby.  This was quite painful for her.

This picture was taken when her fever was 104 degrees.

She barely moved on this day.

                                                 She was released from the hospital on 
Sunday, May 15, 2011, she is improving
everyday, thanks to much prayer and antibiotics.

Thank you Lord,
for showing me the presence of prayer
through this beautiful miracle.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Queen Bee Market

Today, a friend and I drove to the Del Mar Hilton
a little over an hours drive for us.

We heard there was going to be 50 etsy shop
vendors selling their handmade items.
The vendors set up shop in the grand ball room.
There was a centralized check out. 
It was not crowded at all. 

I managed to find a dress and plastic bib
for my granddaughter.
A necklace for my daughter's first mother's day.
And a package of bakers twine for me.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Pop Up Butterfly Note Cards

I made these cute butterfly note cards.
Start by cutting white cardstock 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Fold in half and place slightly below butterfly wings
on sizzix "Beautiful butterfly bigz" die cut.

After it is cut, it will be a card.

Make a score line between wings.

Fold the score line.

Cut designer cardstock 3" x 5"

You can cut two different papers at the same time.

Use a glue stick or runner and glue just the top flaps.

Place the larger butterfly directly on top.

Punch a hole in the smaller butterfly.

Place a brad in the center.

This is the back of smaller butterfly.
Add a small pop dot or glue dot.

Place small butterfly on top of larger butterfly.
Done and it stands up.

Here it is all folded.

I made envelopes to fit using my cricut
"Pink Journey" cartridge.