Monday, June 29, 2009

BBQ & Family Time

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We enjoyed much BBQ this weekend and as Emmet Otter so eloquently put it, It lifts my spirits......As a family we enjoy our time together on the weekends. It is a chance for us to reconnect and renew. You will usually find us outside doing something. This weekend we fired up the grill several times just to get a good practice run before the 4th of July....Adrian made his Peruvian corn on the cob again which is fabulous and then he tried out a new recipe called Argentine Leap Frog Chicken. He assured me there was no frog in it and that this chicken would change my life lol!! I am not sure I will ever say that chicken changed my life but it was definitely the best chicken I ever had! With plenty left over I can see some Fajitas in our future.

Our Family time does not always look perfect sometimes there are complainers, maybe even some bickering there could be a time out or two thrown in there as well. But the true reward is when we push through all that. I mean come on we are talking about 5 completely different personalities all trying to go on one narrow path in one narrow direction. And several of us Watts I won't mention names are known to be extremely clumsy ....Lets just say it sometimes looks a little messy. You probably can't see that in our pictures. So we take all that messiness and mix it together and hand it over to God, we humbly draw near to him and pray that he will bless our time together, and you know what, God is faithful and he meets us there, and our cup runneth over and we discover that when it is all said and done the bumps in the road are put behind us and we have some nice memories, and a few laughs to carry us on into the week ahead.

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14

Here are some of our weekend memoirs and snapshots......

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Lots of Coffee!!

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Some Thrift Store Treasures! Pink Poncho $1.50, Flower Blouse $2.00, Bird Candle Holders 1.00

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Corn On the Cob!

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Some Reading with some new chapter books from the Thrift Store.

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A visit to a new playground.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Philippians 4:13


Emmet Otter's BBQ SONG!!

4 comments:

  1. Dear Heather,

    Thank you for sharing your weekend and for your honesty of how sometimes, no, most times things are not perfect but God is able to take even those times and turn them into blessings. Our attitudes do have a lot with how things turn out sometimes, too. I am constantly reminding myself and my boys of that truth. That Argentinian Leaping Frog chicken sounds interesting, maybe Adrian can share the recipe ; D I see you had 'cafecito', nice. Love the beavers....

    Always blessed to visit,
    Mrs. Teapot

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  2. Dear Heather,

    What a fun weekend! The thrift store treasures look lovely, and the grilling sounds perfect! Of course, family life isn't always so, but as Annette Funicello said, "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful", right?

    I hope you're keeping cool there. Thanks for the Emmett Otter video. That takes me WAY back!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  3. You sound like most families. We're not always perfect but when we bring what we have and give it to God He works it all for the good!
    Your weekend sounds just wonderful! Don't ya just love thrift stores?!
    have a blessed week!

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  4. What a beautiful post! Sounds like a lovely weekend! Aren't thrift stores wonderful?! The pink poncho is very cute!

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