Saturday, July 28, 2012

Miho's 20th Birthday

We started the day by going to Blue C sushi restaurant. I forgot to take pictures there. Everything was delicious and Miho even received free mochi ice-cream, strawberry and mango. Our next stop was the Brunswick Majestic Lanes bowling alley. Miho started out with a bang but Host-Mom eventually prevailed, as you will see below on the score screen. We played two games and IndieGrace won them a brace...basically on one leg...yep. JP took it well - not. He called me a one-legged pirate. We came home and had birthday cake for dessert. Since it was Miho's 20th, she reached the legal drinking age in Japan. Since she's not in Japan I told her she had to wait one more year. We had sparkling cider in martini glasses instead. JP had to work and Miho and I were tired so after he left, we each headed to our rooms for a long summer nap. Upon awakening, I made the most de-lish-us cheeseburgers ever. I toasted the onion roll bun for Miho, made bacon, homemade tartar sauce and baked the french fries. Yummy to our tummies. We were going to have a campfire tonight and roast s'mores but we are too full. Instead we ended the evening watching "Mirror, Mirror," a Snow White adaptation. It was a fun, busy day and we love having Miho with us!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Auntie's Babies

I finally was able to spend time with my sweetie-pies today. I was a little nervous that Baby Girl would be afraid when I was the one who greeted her upon waking from her nap but after looking at me quite seriously for a couple of seconds she granted me a big toothy smile which pretty much didn't leave her face the rest of the afternoon. She was such a good girl and a wonderful big sister. I love her. She is also very active as evidenced by the pictures...they are all blurry because I couldn't get her to stay still long enough to focus the camera. Little Boy was perfect. He was content to be held and snuggled. He let Sissy rub his head, rock his swing, kiss his cheeks, hold him on her lap...he handled it all with calmness and good humor. He also allowed Auntie to snuggle him close and cover his face in kisses. Such a sweet baby.
Hungry boy

Just chillin'

Did Sissy just rub my head?

You girls wore me out. Time to re-group.

Busy Girl

No time for posing, Auntie H!

Nope...still not ready.


The best photo of the day.
Her shirt finally fits! Auntie's Lil Yooper.


Monday, July 16, 2012

U.P. Fish Fry in WA

JP didn't get to go home with me this summer so Mom sent back fish we caught to make him feel a little better. We put in an Indiana Jones movie, lit a Pic, fried the fish, made potatoes and onions and cooked corn on the cob. We each had a cold Mountain Dew and pretended we were back in the U.P. The food was sooooo good. It tasted almost exactly like Mom's - the batter was a little different because I couldn't find the kind she uses but I made sure the oil was hot enough...I used a dry dip, followed by a wet dip, followed by a dry dip (just like she told me) and everything turned out nice and crispy...not rubbery at all. Thanks Mom. Wanting to emulate her wouldn't be complete without destroying the kitchen in the process of cooking, so I took a couple of pictures to show that I'm my mother's daughter. JP got stuck with the clean-up. Hahahaha.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scripture Memorization

(**Today's post needs to be heard. Turn on the volume.)

This morning in church I realized how many verses I've learned based on songs from Bible school, Sunday school and college chapel. Here are a few that were included in today's outline that I've memorized to music.

Micah 6:8 "Walk Humbly"

2 Corinthians 6:2 "Now Is The Day of Salvation"

One of my favorite songs...
"Noah Found Grace In The Eyes of the Lord"

The service ended with a list of 37 lives saved in Lifeboat #14 from the sinking Titanic. We were reminded of the list that is even more important...The Lamb's Book of Life. "Jerusalem" by the Hoppers has been rattling around in my head ever since. I am thankful for the truths and the scripture that is spoken through music.