Fish, Fish & More Fish

I wanted the title to look like this:

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Get it?!

{pats self on back}

Fish <º))))><,  Fish <º))))>< & More Fish <º))))><

But, WordPress wouldn’t let me do symbols for a title, Meanies!

I was pretty darn proud of myself for thinking of it.  In FACT, I may or may not be a Closet Genius.  Well that, or it’s 11:14 pm and I may or may not be a bit delirious with lack of sleep from an uber-busy wedding weekend!  (I was asked to plan, set up, coordinate and photograph a wedding for a friend from church & his bride from Thailand.)

  The wedding went great, thanks for asking. I was thankful for my 2 momma’s help: Mom and Mom in Law.  I couldn’t have done it without them! Oh and I was thankful for Dale coming with the kids, to help tear down while I did the after-wedding photo shoot.  Running around being photographer but still trying to run the show was hard work!  I have 700+ photos to edit, but hope to get them done, and share them with you this week sometime.  Thanks for your prayers!!!! 🙂  And A HUGE thank you to Lenatte, who swooped in with her stylish basket full of floral gear to redo some ugly flower arrangements after my panicked phone call.  BLESS YOU, friend!!!!!!!

Goin’ Fishin’:


  Tylan decided he needed to practice his cast during nap time the other day, so he could be ready when Daddy takes him fishing. 


He got pretty good, casting all the way to the front porch from our picnic table, er, I mean, his boat.  He is SO excited to show Daddy!


  Fisher of Men:


  I am so proud to be part of a church so involved in community outreach.  Did you know that our church offered free tickets to the State Fair to the community?!  All they asked in return, was that if you accepted a ticket, you’d attend a 10 am service at an arena within the Fair grounds.  Seriously!

  Our church building was empty on Sunday, because we all went to the State Fair to worship.



It was AMAZING!  Rainy, but amazing. To see people pouring in as the rains poured down, incredible!  To see Fair workers there with hands raised in worship, awesome!


  Mark 16:15 “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’”



Oh, & praise the Lord, if they didn’t have some smokin’ HOT ushers there: 



{He’s taken!}

Here are some photos of the rest of the day:



There is a different Butter sculpture every year, this year was apparently a monkey riding a sheep.  We Kansans are easily amused.  🙂


Lunch was GOOOOOD!


  Check out this booth we found at the fair!!


Free, personalized, John 3:16 Horseshoes.  While you wait, they share the good news of Jesus Christ. They told us that 90 have come to know Jesus through this ministry at the 2011 Ks State Fair.

Praise the Lord!


  In going with the fish theme, it’s only right that I share a Salmon recipe with you today before I go……

It is decadent, rich and delicious!

Orange Cilantro Glazed Salmon



  • 4 whole Salmon Fillets
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 4-½ teaspoons Finely Chopped Red Onion
  • 4-½ teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder (I Did Half As Much)
  • 1 teaspoon Honey Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cups Italian Salad Dressing
  • 4 teaspoons Minced Fresh Cilantro
  • Salt And Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Place orange juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, cooking until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool slightly.
In a small bowl, whisk together onion, cilantro, lime juice, seasonings and mustard.
Season fillets with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook filets for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Remove fillets to baking pan. Brush generously with orange mixture and bake at 400* for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Matthew 4:19 “”Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”


This post linked to:

Wonka Wednesday at Hugs & Cookies

This Chick Cooks

Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday