Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's for dinner Wednesday.....

~Western Bacon Cheeseburgers~

You will need:

A bag of frozen onion rings
Ground meat ( 1 1/2lbs or so)
8-12 slices of bacon
4-6 slices of American cheese
Hamburger buns
BBQ sauce

Here's how to make these yummy burgers. I usually preheat my oven for the O-rings and start shaping my ground meat into patties. Throw the O-rings in the oven and bake as directed on the bag. Now you can either grill the hamburgers or cook them in the skillet. Usually I will cook my bacon in a skillet while the burgers are cooking OR you can zap them in the microwave. Once the burgers are cooked to your them with cheese. Time to assemble the burgers. Spread the BBQ sauce on the bun, top with a burger, 2 or 3 onion rings and bacon. Throw some french fries on the side and you have a great burger night!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Buddies, Bouncing & Bubbles

Our friends Abbi and Anna came to town and we grabbed a bite to eat with them at the The Mall and then played like crazy on the little ride on toys. Those girls must have spent an hour playing and jumping between the rides. Thank the Lord we finally ran out of quarters and imagination.
The girls LOVE to "bounce" at the mall too! So between eating and playing on the ride on toys, the girls bounced. Berkleigh just makes the weight limit and LOVES it. Camden's favorite thing to do it flip over. They always have a blast with this.

Bubbles galore. The girls participated in the Energy Museum's "Bubble Day". There were bubbles to blow, Bubbles to touch and Bubbles to.....stand inside. How cool? The girls had a wonderful time.

Then we headed back over to Roger's Park spray area to finish off our day with great friends. We are loving our carefree, no agenda summer time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer time necessities...

Goggles........$2 @ Target
Inner tube.....$1 @ Dollar Tree

My "Brella"

Momma: What'cha got there Berkleigh boo?

Berkleigh:'s my "brella" Momma

Momma: Oh yes, I see that. Is it raining in here?

Berkleigh: YEP!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Camping the Girl Scouts Way

Camden started Girl Scouts this past year and just loves it. This summer she was invited by another troop to go camping. So in late June, Six Mommas and seven girls headed out for our very first camping trip ever. We went to a GS campsite just north of Houston. Now we were not sure what our "camp" setting was going to be, but we were prepared with for the worst and hoping for...well....The Hyatt.

We arrived and soon found that we were hard core camping. Let me give a quick disclaimer. We were "housed" in a dorm that had running water and indoor bathrooms. And yes there was even electricity. So you say...Hard Core????? air conditioning for 2 days in South East Texas in JUNE......HARD CORE!

All in all......we had a great time. The girls went on hikes, sang camp songs, made a fire, ate smores, made crafts, swam and complained a fair amount. Good times I tell ya. The best part of the weekend though was just spending time with Camden. Not scheduled time or entertained time...just time...not sitting in front of a movie together time..... just her and board game, Wii or radio....It really made me think about how fast she is growing and how important these quiet times together are.
Camden is such a beautiful little girl inside and out. She has this amazingly sweet heart that is so considerate of others and the funniest sense of humor that no one hardly sees because of her meek and quiet spirit. She is respectful and enjoyable to be around. It is very humbling to think that God thinks enough of allow me to be her Momma. A responsibility this great is overwhelming at times, but very honoring. I just pray that I am raising her in his image and that she is seeing God in everything that I do. I love you Camden Hope and am so proud of who you are.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th!