Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Misc. Pictures

Here are several pictures that I've wanted to post for the past couple weeks.

At my cousin's wedding last month, Daniel, Lucy, Katie, Luke & I had fun making an attempt to dance dancing. This is the only decent picture I had on my camera. I know there were other pictures taken on other cameras and I hope to get ahold of them someday.

This is Lucy and Daniel dancing.

Last week we had company over for dinner. Serving a scrumptious feast and wanting it to look pretty, too, I made "ice cubes" with lemon & lime wedges and red raspberries to put in the water pitcher. They turned out well and looked very pretty. I did a trial run with one of them to make sure they didn't just crack apart right away and discovered that they flavored the water with a very rind-y taste. Pretty, yes. Tasty... yes, but not in a good way. These would go better in a yummy punch recipe.

We have a boatload of raspberries in the freezer from my mom. I'm not super big on raspberry pie (the seeds get stuck in my teeth something awful), so I haven't used them very much. Last week I wanted to make something that could go in Daniel's lunchbox, so I made a bunch of raspberry tarts :) I used my Pampered Chef "Press'n'Seal" that I bought a couple months ago for the first time. It made it really easy. And the seeds still get stuck in my teeth something awful, but at least it tastes good and I don't have to feel obligated to eat a whole pie before it goes bad :P
Williamsburg... A friend of ours offered us a free weekend at a condo in Williamsburg to use some of her points that were going to expire. We gave her a list of dates that suited us and she made the reservations. 5 minutes after Daniel hung up from talking to her getting the information, a very good friend of ours from out of state called to say that they were going to be in Williamsburg at the same time!! None of us knew of the other's plans, isn't God awesome???
As it all turned out, we both arrived at the same time Friday evening and we hung out together. The next morning, Keith & Abbi, with their two girls, Hannah & Autumn, came to our condo so we could carpool to Colonial Williamsburg to walk around. Hannah noticed Daniel's guitar case and wanted to play his guitar. It was so cute!! She strummed and he made chord shapes so that she was playing Jesus Loves Me.That evening for dinner we went to Cracker Barrel. Hannah wanted to play with the "toys" at Cracker Barrel so Keith & Daniel played checkers with her. It was such a good visit! We don't get to see them often so this was a special, God-given weekend.

Last Sunday on the way home from church I noticed that the moon was especially bright... but it also had a red ring around it!! I don't usually carry my camera with me (and often regret it) but I had it that time so I asked Daniel to pull off the road so I could try and get some pictures. I don't take night pictures much so I had to play around with the shutter speed and whatnot (I need to dig out the instruction manual and read it!!) and was able to get this good one. It's a pretty close copy of what it looked like. The ring was a little bit "redder" than you can see here, but you get the idea. I'd never seen anything like it before and thought it was rather special.


Emily said... [Reply to comment]

That was cool about the Williamsburg thing...God is very, very cool and sneaky like that! What are the 'odds' that it would have just suprisingly happened? 1 in a million.


(oh and neat water trick with the frozen berries/lemons)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

I was excited to see that you read my comment, wasn't sure if you would. It does seem like we have a lot in common, huh? Sometimes it feels like I'm the only girl who likes homemaking type things, so it is so great to find gals like you in blog land! Sorry my blog empy but I don't have internet at home so it's limited to what I can do on my lunch break at work :)

I have to agree with Emily from above...it is so cool when God puts you in just the right place at just the right time!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

These are great pictures! Ohh, if I could get my teeth in a couple of those raspberry tarts! I don't mind the seeds in my teeth a bit, and I love raspberry pie! Looks like you are having fun and staying busy.