~ My Dad's home after another 5 week work-trip in Africa! We're so glad he's home and hope it's this way for a while!
~ Look who got to have lunch on Monday...
Yep, Little Miss was oh-so thrilled to see her BFF, Allie Claire! (both sporting red, I might add, in honor of the upcoming day of Love!)
~ Speaking of the big Hearts Day... Annabelle sent out her Valentine's this week.
Here's what they looked like:
Version 1 was the Valentine's we had take at the Picture People and featured a pic of Belle & her BFF... awwww....
Version 2 was a tiny pic of AB and a personalized Valentine card I found on Etsy! I LOVE them! They turned out so cute & to be personalized, they were very inexpensive! I had the girl who did them for me do matching address labels, too!
~ We started our new Women's bible study on Tuesday night and I cannot wait until our meeting next week! We've got 22 women and it's just the neatest group that God has put together! I just think it's going to be such a great study (we're doing Beth Moore's, Esther) and with a group as diverse as we have, I think we're all going to have something different to offer the group! I cannot wait to see what God does in the next 10 weeks.
For refreshments (hello, it was a church function, of course we had to have food!) I took Strawberries & marshmallow dip, french bread with Italian spread, & oreo truffles. I got this recipe from one of my cousins... It was either my cousin Sara or Amy... I can't remember for sure, but I am almost certain it was one of them. Anyway, I have never made this and not had someone beg me for the recipe. And it's beyond easy....
1 block cream cheese, softened
1 packet Good Seasons Italian dressing mix (the packet you would use if you were making your own Italian dressing)
Mix together and serve with bread.
Seriously, does it get any easier than that?!?!? I make it for every shower or "snacky" type thing we have! Ha... Usually I buy the Pillsbury french loaf in the can (in the refrigerated section by the canned biscuits) and bake that to serve with it. But, Tuesday, I just grabbed a french loaf from the bakery and sliced it up.
I didn't take any pictures before, but I had the spread shaped in a heart, (for V-Day!) but here's what it will look like when you have mixed it up...
We had lots of leftovers, so I've been eating strawberries & dip every morning for breakfast!
Whether or not I've been double-dipping is questionable!
That dip is one of my favorite things...mmmmmm... I am sure everyone knows how to make it, but just in case you've been living under a rock and haven't ever experienced the goodness of this fruit dip, then just get:
1 jar marshmallow cream
1 block cream cheese
and mix it together...serve it with any fruit, but strawberries are the best in it!
~ We're almost finished with our laundry room cabinet redo and I can't wait to show the before and after! Oh my... I am in love with what we did & who helped me do it! I have the best guy E.V.E.R.! He even let me use the miter saw!
~ And lastly, there's this one thing that's been on my mind ALL week... On Monday, after we had lunch, Carrie and I (& the girls) ran in Wal-Mart to get a few things. While we were checking out (in the 20 items or less lane), we got behind a couple who had the STRANGEST combination of things I've ever seen. Answer me this- what is somebody going to do with: (and I kid you not, these amounts are not exaggerated, they are exact)
65 lbs. of sugar
30 gallons of vegetable oil
7 jars (the Sam's size) of Mayonnaise
and the 3 biggest cans of sardines you've ever seen in your life???
What in the world??? I have thought about it and thought about it all week long...