Friday, July 30, 2010

My Little Butter Cups

Meet AnnaBeth and Emma.

Probably my two favorite Houstonians. Or at least they're way up there. 

Today we took it upon ourselves to make homemade Peanut Butter Cups.
Crushing graham crackers.
Stirring DISGUSTING looking PB.
Powdered sugar.
PB balls.

Dumping the frozen cups.
YUM! Complete.
They were pretty dericious. (It's how their mom says delicious. She's rubbed off.)

Monday, July 26, 2010


I don't have many obsessions. I don't wear lots of jewelry or buy a ton of clothes. I'm not even obsessed with Starbucks anymore. But this summer I have become obsessed with something. 
Judge away. 

But when it's only $1.99 a bottle at Walgreens, I just can't help myself. 

When I get back to school, feel free to borrow nail polish from me. You'll have many more choices by the time I get back. Trust me. 


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Furry Hands and Golden Babies

So I have taken it upon myself to clean the workroom at the church building. (Let's be real. I secretly love getting to organize and clean all day long.) Most of it has been pretty monotonous and not very interesting. Today, however, was slightly different. 

So the first find of the day was this puppet box. I'm expecting a toucan puppet that you put on your hand. (I just assumed the person who wrote on the box was being redundant.)

Nope. This was the only thing occupying the box. A strange furry hand.
So I can see through the next box that it's fairly normal.
Just a regular naked baby doll.
But wait? What are those strange golden babies?
That have holes in both ends of their bodies?
Seriously? What could any church in the world use this for?

For those of you expecting a present when I return, you can stop guessing. I think we'll all look great in our golden baby bracelets. 


Saturday, July 17, 2010

While the Cat's Away the Mice Will Play

Or in this case, while the family's away
this young 20-something will cook. 

And cook and cook. 

For lunch today: Bow-Tie Lasagna courtesy of Pioneer Woman courtesy of Tasty Kitchen.

You may not be able to see it, but the whole boiling water didn't go so well the first 2 times. The first pot got to a rolling boil only to start having blue pieces float to the top. I guess that's what you get for melting crayons for VBS in a soup pot.

The next pot had soap in it. Soap? Seriously? So I got a little frustrated and had to have a little visit with my friends Ben and Jerry.

But it was mostly smooth sailing from there.

And voila!

It was good, too. And made a gazillion servings. It will probably be my meal for the next 15 or so meals. 

Next up: stroganoff. Get excited. 


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

As you can see, VBS is in full-swing. Because what else would make me dress like a rabbit while hopping down the aisle? 

I'll let you know how it goes. (Providing I make it through the week with both feet still fully attached.)


Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Friendly Fourth

Since my camera has officially met its end, I had to wait for my friends to post pictures from this weekend so that I could show all of you. 

Seven of us met up in Dallas for the weekend. I had told one of my friends before the trip that "it's like I have been drowning all summer but for one weekend I will be breathing from an oxygen tank." A bit dramatic much? 

Surprisingly, though, while it was fantastic to see everyone for a day or so, it wasn't awful leaving them behind. I was even slightly excited to get back to Houston. I think it's mostly because I know the Lord has me here for such specific reasons and I am truly loving living my life completely for Him. 

Ok. Done with the speech. Here are the pictures. 

What weekend in a hotel would be complete without jumping on the beds? 
Rebekah and me
Rebekah, me, Cameron, Aaron

I just love her. And I can't wait til I'm back in Edmond so I can see her all. the. time.
Believe me, folks, it exists.
Unfortunately, it was closed... so we went next door.
Just kidding!! (Although it really was next door.)
We went to the Dallas World Aquarium instead. Which. If you have not been. Go. Now. Stop reading and go. It was such a great aquarium experience.
My favorite part: the manatee.
It was slightly warm walking downtown, so a new style was invented. I think it will catch on nicely.


Friday, July 2, 2010

It is possible that my head hurts because I read a book today that I got REALLY emotionally involved in. (Surprise, surprise.) And yes. I read it all in one day. Lemme tell ya, folks, I lead a really exciting life. 

In the midst of all the tears and sinus-clogging, I had a little photo-shoot with my favorite 7-month-old.

Think her parents would mind if I just took her back to Edmond with me when the summer's over?

Better question: Think my roommates would mind?