Weekend Fun: Spring Has Sprung

Oh, praise Jesus for the sunshine this weekend.  We NEEDED that in our lives! Spring has finally Sprung, RIGHT?!
IMG_8135IMG_8132IMG_8140 Nope.

  Sadly, it was short-lived.  It’s currently forecasted to be 33 degrees with a chance of snow.  Blah.

Longest. Winter. EVERRRRRR.

I can’t wait to get out in the garden and plant, but alas, we shall wait.

  Did you see on facebook, we had another freezer die?!

ACK! Is this an almost 12-year-old marriage thing?  I can’t complain, because they were all given to use for FREE. 

Best part of a new freezer?

  THE BOX, of course!  It makes the perfect house!box house

Kitchen and Officebox house 1

Family room and outside side view

  Paxton is the strong man on the TV Show because he “ate his Beggies and has strong muscles!”  {veggies in Paxton-speak}
box house 3

  The weekend was totally wonderful; I napped on my lawn chair in the sun, we blew bubbles, hit around some golf balls, watched Daddy filet the fish he caught at the lake, and went to the MCC Relief Sale. I write about it every year, so if you have no idea what MCC Relief is, check this blog post out from a few years ago.

  It’s tradition and apparently both Dale and I have been going since we can remember, because while we were walking around the MCC Sale we discovered something AMAZING!

  I was telling the kids about the “good ol’ days” when I was a kid. We’d bring our motorhome and stay overnight, from morning till night, I would run around with my friends and have a grand ol’ time. We loved to play under the stage by the pond, and there were always CUTE boys under there for us to follow around.

Dale turns to me with big eyes and says, “We came all weekend too because my dad worked a booth. And we always hung out under the stage by the pond.”

WHAT!? No stinkin’ way.

  Then I ask him about the year it rained so hard, those same cute boys we saw every year, wore white trash bags as ponchos. He is like “Yup, we went to my dad’s booth and got them to wear so we could stay outside.”

HOW CRAZY IS THAT!? Guess I had good taste in men even as a 6th grader?

MCC Sale photos:

Amish Whoopie Pies  {swoon}
Oh! And they sell homemade cookies and a big glass of milk.  Mmm! Maybe next year.
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Fresh New Years Cookies, think glazed donut with raisins inside.IMG_8153IMG_8146IMG_8149IMG_8150IMG_8154IMG_8152

Walking around the Sale is HARD WORK!IMG_8221

  Did you know we planted some Trees in Papa’s honor? 

  2 Cherry, 2 Apple, 2 Pear and 2 Peach!  When Dale came to me with the idea, I declared it the PERFECT way to honor his father.  He was always the one to bring the fruit to every function anyhow!  🙂

trees for papa 2

  Well, that’s it for now.  I have got to run to the store to get a few things for Dale’s Birthday dinner tonight.  He wants Steak and a butter-sauteed hash of Asparagus, baby bella mushrooms and zucchini for supper.  And then of course, LEMON Dessert. 

Actually not this one as tradition states:

Lemon pudding dessert

We are saving that one for Easter.

 He wants THIS one, a new favorite.

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Happy Birthday to my Sweetie pie!!!!  

You fill our home with your deep chested laugh, strong arms that throw kids high in the air in fun play,

You are my voice of reason, my safe place, my best friend and the love of my life…..

Today, we celebrate YOU!  

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  Have a great day, everyone! Happy Monday…

~T

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5 thoughts on “Weekend Fun: Spring Has Sprung

  1. Nevermind, I searched “lemons” and found ’em both 🙂 Question is, which one do I want to try first?? Do you like lemon meringue pie? I have an easy recipe I got off FB, of all things!

    • Awesome! They are both SO amazing, the pie one is way faster, so save that for a “in a hurry” moment.
      I do! I am actually trying a recipe for lemon meringue cookie cups this week! 🙂 I would love your recipe link if you have it.

      • 3 eggs, separated
        1/2 cup caster sugar
        1 can condensed milk (yum!)
        1/2 can lemon juice
        1 pie crust

        * Whisk egg whites, slowly add sugar til it becomes meringue.
        * In a separate bowl, cream egg yolks, add condensed milk, then add lemon juice last and mix well. Try to keep your fingers out of the bowl 😉
        * Pour lemon filling into prepared pie crust, and bake about 30mins at 180°C (350°F?) til meringue looks done.
        * Now the hard part….. it needs to go in the fridge for a little while as the lemon filling will still be a little wobbly.

        Ta-da! Super easy! This is sooooo yummy, the lemon filling ends up being more like a mousse, so light and fluffy. If you’re lucky enough to have any left over, it’s equally nice cold the next day. I have to make 2 at a time and there’s only 4 in my family!

        I hope this is a hit for you, Destiny would sure be able to tackle this, let me know how it goes 🙂

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