Thursday, June 21, 2018

First Class Kid ....

I was at a loss what to write today as I havent done any thing special... havent bought anything new...or tried any new recipes. I should have had more Faith as the Lord will always prompt me. I was thinking of writing something about my grandson because he hasnt been mentioned for a while.. and lo and behold... about an hour ago ... my son sent a pic of Little H displaying all the badges he had won at the school sports day.  Three firsts and a third!!  
Well done my Lad.. 
Nana is very proud

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

No Filter Needed....

This post comes with a warning...

PREPARE FOR EXTREME CUTENESS OVERLOAD!
Little Miss needs no filter..
 she couldn't possibly get any more gorgeous...
 but when you wake up to these pics on your phone..
 your heart cant help giving a little flip.
Beautiful Baby!
Thank you Miss C 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday, June 18, 2018

Whats For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday


Another week...another Monday. Is it me or is June passing very quickly. Summer is here..and boy am I feeling it. But... I promised I wouldnt complain about the heat after being so cold back in the UK.

This week I have some new activities planned. As well as the usual round of housework..cooking and walking.. on Thursday our church Ladies Bible Study will start meeting outside in a local park for the Summer. It will make a lovely change...but I best take a hat! And on Saturday morning.. I will be joining a monthly Quilting group making quilts for for newborns and the sick. Although I sew.. I have never quilted. It should be fun.

Just one more thing...Im not  a complainer... but I notice that many of my past posts have either reverted to draft or all the photos have disappeared. Im a bit disappointed as my blog is like my diary. So I apologise that over the next few days some of my old posts might reappear in your reading list. Im not sure if that will happen..but if it does please just ignore

Have a great week

Weekly Plan - 18th June 2018
 
Monday             
Spaghetti and Meatballs 

Tuesday             Spicy Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry

Wednesday        Slow Cooker Pork and Potato Goulash

Thursday           Chicken Kiev, Baked Potatoes, Garlic Green Beans

Friday                 
Bacon Sausage and Cheddar Quiche and Salad

Saturday             Reuben Sandwiches

Sunday                Church Pot Luck


Saturday, June 16, 2018

To All the Dads....

Happy Fathers Day 
to...
All the Dads in Heaven...
 Like my Dad... 
For the love, laughter, concern and sacrifices
and who I love and miss very much
and...
 MrD's Dad..
who I never met but who I had a wonderful chat with
on the phone not long before he passed..
and reminded me so much of my dad
I liked him very much
To the Dads like Mr M with Little H
who have been at it for a while ..
and make it look easy...
To the new Dads like Mr P with Little Miss..
who spend their days in a daze and 
 really dont know whats hit them.....
And the soon to be Dads like Mr J with his niece Little Miss..
who judging by the way he is with this little one..
will be an amazing Daddy in a few weeks
And lastly..
to the Dads like my MrD...
who never had children of his own...
but stepped up to the plate to become the 
Friend, Confidant and Role Model
my children missed

To you all ...have a wonderful day..
Thank you for being the Dads that you are
and remember how much you are loved

Hugs and Kisses
Phoebe x

Friday, June 15, 2018

More Favourites

Its Friday... already?? So its the day we have an opportunity to look back over the week with.. 
Suzanne at Living to Tell The Tale.  
and

and

I have so many blessings in my life..but here are five favourites that stand out from this week.


Sundays
I love Sundays. Its the day I get to spend with MrD. A leisurely breakfast is followed by a morning at church to give thanks for my many blessings, for my renewed health.. and for getting my life back.

Scriptures
The bible means so much to me. Its verses speak to me and guide me.. and have brought me a great deal of comfort over the years, especially during my recent cancer battle. I have various scriptures around the house.. including this one which hubby bought us this week. 

Swap Meets
I love swap meets. Last weekend we managed to go to two.. the second one was at Long Beach.. where they had a wonderful display of vintage cars on show. I think Im a pre sixties girl... as shown by my favourite. Plus.. I walked over 8,000 steps... even in 85 degree weather..

Skype
...or in this case..Facebook Messenger. My family are so far away...but I get to experience wonderful.. spontaneous moments like this with Miss C and Little Miss. Isnt technology amazing! Love it !!


Scans
And talking of technology.. Here is the latest scan photo of Little Pickle. Just look at that little face! He is just perfect. I cant believe that  in a couple more weeks and I will have another grandson. I am very blessed.

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Memories...and Making Teriyaki Sauce

Before I moved to the US I lived on a small island at the very top of Wales. And of course..living on an island means you are totally surrounded by water.. making for lots of beaches.. and some fabulous walks. 
Looking through some old photos I found these from six years ago today.. 
taken on Penrhos Beach.. 
with Holyhead Mountain in the distance. 
I can almost smell the sea.

Teriyaki Sauce

MrD and I love this sauce.. and its so quick and easy to make. In fact..we have had it twice in the last week.. with chicken.. and on our Hawaiian Turkey Burgers.
14 cup soy sauce
1 cup water. 
12 teaspoon ground ginger. 
1teaspoon garlic powder. 
5 tablespoons packed brown sugar. 
1 -2 tablespoon honey. 
2 tablespoons cornstarch. 
14 cup cold water

  • Mix all but cornstarch and 1/4c water in a sauce pan and begin heating.
  • Mix cornstarch and cold water in a cup and dissolve. 
  • Add to sauce in pan.
  • Heat until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
  • Add water to thin if it thickens too much

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Surprise Package

I love getting mail... not bills or flyers..but proper mail..hand written and personal. Dosnt everyone?
Its especially exciting when it arrives in the form of a rattling parcel.. You know the type. The ones that make a noise when you shake it...so you just know that there are goodies inside.
Just like the one I received from my daughter in the UK..
There was a gorgeous card from Little Miss.. 
a bit late but well worth the wait
Some works of art she had painted... 
with her feet...
sooo cute!...
and sooo talented!!
Some pretty stickers for my bible study journal... 
you can never have too many..
And the rattling noise...
lots and lots of buttons for my crafting

Thank you Little Miss...
and thank you Mummy for mailing them to me

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x