Saturday, June 18, 2011

First Ever Pedi!!

So...apparently my blogging friends don't dutch oven..because I didn't have much of a turn out on recipes:( Work however provided me with some amazing ones I can't wait to try! This next week I am so excited to report that my cute friend Bobbie invited me to go get lunch and pedi's! I have never had one before, so I am kind of nervous. I have had plenty of manicure's which I didn't care for, so hopefully this will be better! Can't wait to show these cute piggies off!

Tonight Gracie and I took Luke to Texas Roadhouse for Father's Day so he could have a ribeye and he loved it! Then we went and walked around Summerfest which was fun to browse around. Always fun running into old friends.

This Friday I have the dentist which I am not looking forward to, but I will just focus on my Saturday pedi date! Wahoo! I will return and report:)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer & Dutch Oven Recipes

I feel like Summer is finally least for a day or two. I know with the flooding the rain is not good, but I am a rain girl! I wish it would rain every day! I love the cooler temps! Everything is still so green too! With all the medications I am on for diabetes..I can't spend much time in the sun since I instantly get burned and I over heat way to fast. Summer for me usually means a daily headache from the heat, so I am truly grateful for the cooler temps we have had thus far!

Luke, Gracie and I went to a friend's house Saturday night for a huge cook out and it was a blast! Delicious food..great company and the kids loved every minute of it! I even had smores! I haven't had them in years! Which made me want a fire pit in our yard since we live in the middle of nowhere, so Luke is going to build us a big pit! I am thinking Dutch Oven cooking is in the near I am on the roundup for some amazing dutch oven recipes! So send them my way if you have favorites!

Our garden looks awesome! Our peas are about 6 inches tall and everything is in full bloom! Including my allergies lol. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Leroy Marion Grace

So just went I thought the blogging world had hit a dead much has happened lately that I feel I need to post. On Monday, May 30th Luke, Gracie and I were traveling to Logan for a Memorial Day Barbecue at my brother Mark's house, when we saw a SUV towing a trailer full of wood coming towards us that was totally out of control. Luke looked at me and said that is an accident waiting to happen. The trailer was fishtailing so bad and there was no sign of the driver slowing down at all. Luke continued to watch him in the rear view mirror and within seconds Luke said there it goes! We flipped around and were some of the first on the scene which was horrific. There were 5 people in the SUV. 4 of them made it out, 3 of the 4 with bad head injuries, a 7 year old girl who walked away without a scratch, and then..trapped in the bottom of the vehicle was a 94 year old man who had lost consciousness from his head hitting the roof since it rolled several times. I can't get that picture out of my head. He had a pulse, but was pretty much gone. His grand daughter who seemed to be about my age kept talking to him, telling him he was going to be ok and to hang in there....a bunch of people were able to get him out of the back and I knew I was going to have to do CPR, but the grand daughter hopped right in and tried CPR but it wasn't working. It seemed like an eternity before ambulances showed up. When they started doing chest compressions this sweet old man just started throwing up his insides...he never came to. Life flight came and he died when he got to the hospital. What a cute man..I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet him. It is so sad how fast it can all be taken away so quickly. Being 94 I am sure he lived an amazing's just this feeling of helplessness that is so horrible. It was almost a full week before I could fall asleep without seeing his face trapped him that vehicle. My heart goes out to that family.