what we've been up to lately over here...
had a senior small group retreat at our house!
that's right. nine students, one co-leader, one husband-of-mine, one talkative micah, one puggle-pot-pie, and me.
for two nights. so much fun.
we painted. did sparkler pics. talked about our lives and jesus.
had friends (friends since youth group) come to visit with their youngest kids!
fun new recipe! sausage and peppers. yum.
it's pretty much like it sounds. grill peppers in olive oil and garlic. cut up sausage and cook in olive oil. mix together over rice!
i had a whole loaf of bread about to go bad...
so, i made mock-cinnamon rolls!
spooned in (3/4 cup brown sugar, 1.5 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon cinnamon) filling, rolled them, then brush melted butter on the outside of the bread (i cut the crust off), rolled in sugar/cinnamon and baked at 350 for 10 minutes or so.
then, made croutons. melted butter in a pan with garlic and made them into croutons! i realize this is simplistic, but i was proud of myself for being a resourceful homemaker.
we also had to get a new sink faucet. ours was leaking everywhere. oh, homeownership.
(thanks to a handy brother in law!)
my mom and i also painted the entryway tan, so we're slowly getting rid of more and more pink paint.
and micah and i have been social butterflies! play dates, lake visits, picnics, etc.
loving the summer life!
oh, and this kid?
he's obsessed with walking.
he has hung out with both sides of grandparents lately.
and sleeping? eh. not the best.
but laundry baskets? clearly awesome.