Nov 30, 2010

Since You're Probably Cold Anyway

And since we're playing catch up, I'll start all the way back at the Fourth of July. Maybe the pictures will warm our frosty toes a bit.

We had a couple of families over for snacks and desserts in the afternoon. 
I'm going to say it looks like more desserts than snacks, 
but who's counting?

This was one of my favorite things I made for the day: 
Lady Liberty cupcakes. 
There is cupcake baked right into the ice cream cone!
I used sugar wafers cut diagonally and frosted to make the flames.

Some of the kids playing in the pool.

Parents doing what parents do best.

Brown Eyes warming his buns by the fire. 
Look at his face...goofball.

DH pulls out his big guns. Literally. The kids enjoyed watching him fire his "toys."

No Fourth of July is complete without the sparklers.
This is one of our guests...and can you believe it was his first time to hold a sparkler? He was pretty amazed. And a little nervous...but he got over it pretty quickly.

Up next: Lil'bit's Toy Story 6th Birthday party...replete with fun for all ages! (or at least for a 6 year old) Come back if you can stand all the rowdy tomfoolery! Can you handle it? We're a wild and crazy bunch.

Nov 26, 2010

Well, hello.

So how do you start a post when it's been almost six months since your last one?

I'm not sure.

But it kind of feels like trying to write a letter to an old friend to whom one hasn't spoken in a long time. So much to say, but you don't know where to begin. You also don't want to say so much as to bore your reader to death. Yet there are so many things swirling in the mind, you just can't nail them down.

These conflicting feelings are still fresh on me today as I recently experienced them even before trying to write this post. Just a short few months before moving from Texas to Georgia, I rapidly became friends with a girl named Ronda. We had a lot in common, namely a deep love for our God and an insatiable appetite for good coffee, plus we thoroughly enjoyed each other's company. After going through a difficult yet rewarding time in her life with her, we had to say goodbye. After my family moved to Georgia, we tried to stay in touch, but life eventually took over and we lost contact.

Fast forward about seven years. We reconnected on Facebook, as so many are doing these days, and before we knew it, she bought a plane ticket to come to Georgia and go to a Christian Apologetics conference with me (a whole 'nuther blog post). When I picked her up from the airport, I thought I would be unsure about what to say first.

I was never so pleasantly surprised to be wrong.

We talked and was just like picking up where we left off seven years ago. We even discovered some similarities that have unknowingly developed between us over the years...i.e., she has a "thing" for old books, too. {grin}

So getting back to my blog post, I suppose the best place to start is to play a little catch up. The most efficient, albeit a little cheesy, way to do that would be some highlights. I started to list them here, but then realized I have too many pictures and would either bore you to death or boggle blogger to crash.

So...for the next several posts, I plan to give some updates on highlights that have been in the Legacy household for the last six months or so. I invite you to come alongside and see what we've been up to! It'll be like Ronda and me on the ride home from the airport...let's enjoy the ride! It sure is great to get reacquainted with good, old friends again.

Here's a snapshot of some things I'll be sharing as we go:

  • My birthday 3-hour trip to get a cheeseburger and fries...and books
  • Lil'bit's Toy Story birthday, complete with Mr. Potato Sack Race
  • North Georgia Fair
  • Brown Eyes' Science party
Plus who knows what else I'll be reminded of. Join me?

By the way, my long-lost-friend Ronda just started her own blog this case you wanted to stop by and say, well, hello. You can find her at Ronda's Rhyme and Reason. I just know she'd love to hear from you. I know I always do!