Friday, April 30, 2010

Make new friends, but keep the old...

One of my oldest and dearest friends sent me this picture today. I think its probably around circa 1999...the three of us were inseparable during high school and kept in touch really well through college. We now live in three different states, have 6 children among us, and don't talk NEARLY enough...I got to thinking about how important true friendship is. I am going to do a better job keeping up with these girls. They mean way too much to me not to...I challenge you today to reconnect with someone you love who you haven't talked to in awhile. I guarantee it will warm your heart and do your spirit well.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Fort Worth Zoo...

We LOVE the Fort Worth Zoo! Recently we met up with our good friends for a fun play date. I would consider Camden Flood Annaleigh's first friend. Angela and I were great friends while living in Mesquite, became pregnant close to the same time and even shared the SAME due date. The kids were born a few weeks apart, but we made sure they played together a lot...Angela and I both worked part time and we took turn taking care of the babies. I treasure those times and am thankful God gave me such a good friend I could depend upon. We have both moved on...but Fort Worth happens to be smack dab in the middle for both of us, so we were able to meet up for a play date recently at our fabulous zoo.
Once Friends. Always friends.

Watching the lions.
Can you see the tiger? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new camera!!!!

Annaleigh and Camden with little brother Briggs.
This is the life
You may or may not know, but Annaleigh lost her VERY favorite blanket last year during a trip to the zoo. We told her that the mama elephants gave it to the baby elephants because they needed it to stay warm at night and go to sleep. The elephants are now her favorite animal at the zoo. I think she shares a bond with them=)
She is very serious about her elephant viewing time.
She reminded me numerous times they still needed her beloved blanket.
This chimpanzee made me laugh. He hid from us while eating his breakfast.

Sweet Briggs

It was so so great to catch up with great friends. We love the Flood Fam!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Russell requested Pancakes for dinner tonight...Since I have been on a mission to feed my family better I searched for a healthy recipe. These turned out great!


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 T sugar


  1. In a medium bowl, mix eggs with oil and buttermilk. Stir in baking soda, wheat germ, salt and flour, & sugar; mix until blended.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, turning once.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 128 | Total Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 37mg

To be honest, I think my hubby was thinking more along the lines of IHOP pancakes, but he said they were good none the less! Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Weekend with the Harvisons

Our great friends came for a visit over Easter weekend. Nat is my confidant, shopping buddy, faithful friend, and partner in crime. Our husbands say we share a brain!
I love these kiddos like my own...I guess one actually does belong to me!
Outside FABULOUS Babe's restaurant in Roanoke, TX
these two think they are cousins!
Getting ready for the Easter Egg hunt at church.
Amalie working hard on her craft.
Annaleigh hunting some eggs.
Kennedy decorating her easter cookie
Reed is a little heart breaker!
So Handsome!
Fun at the park!

We are so blessed to have friends like the Harvisons. We already miss them and can't wait for our annual beach trip in August!

Thursday, April 08, 2010