Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day and Life Lately~

Well, we received quite a treat yesterday.  #1 cooked dinner for her dad and I, along with the "keeper".
Funny story how it all went down...

#1 texts me to ask what our plans were for tmrw (meaning Sunday, Father's Day)...

None really...

Her father knows the girls well...plans=where are we going to dinner? (usually)...

So, her dad told me to text her back that he expected her to cook dinner for him...

LOL...pause...really?

REALLY!

But, I don't know how to cook gluten free (#1 tries to pawn it off on dear old mom's food issues).

So, with that I told her dad would provide her with the "Master Chef" secret basket of approved ingredients and then she would have to figure it out.

Let's just say we promptly received two menu choices in return.

Dad chose lemon pepper chicken, seasoned new potatoes and garlic green beans!

Sunday...#1 arrives, ingredients, pans and all, prepared to do battle.  And, she did an amazing job!!

So yummy.





Little did she know (I told her later) that her sister and I were using this for a warm-up for Thanksgiving! LOL

It really was a nice treat for both her dad and I.

Other life happenings...I survived a week of teaching 3-4s vacation Bible school.  We really had a fun time, but boy do they wear you out.  Non-stop...go, go, go!!!  I now have a couple months of relief before being assigned a new group to teach come fall.

Our window installation went well, no rain that day!!  We have finally made a decision regarding the paint colors for the exterior, and need to get on our painters schedule.  I will be thrilled when it is all over!!!  I don't care to talk windows nor paint (exterior that is) for quite some time!!!

We continue to work a bit on the yard, although it is mostly done.  Need to make a few changes in the grassy areas, but that will come in due time.

Other than that, I am taking a deep breath this week and enjoying what sunshine I can get.  Seems to rain EVERY afternoon!!!!!  Would not mind if it would cool things off, but it just makes them all the more hot and sticky.

Hope your summers are off to a good start.

11 comments:

Erin@ Live Pretty on a Penny said...

Seems like this Fathers Day went well. The dinner looked good so kudos to your daughter!!! I cant wait to see how the paint project turns out. Who knew decisions like that could be so taxing!! Hope you are enjoying your day:)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What an awesome treat for Father's Day! The meal looks delicious! Sounds like all of your projects are moving right along. I know you will love it when everything is complete!

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren... what a fabulous dinner for Father's Day!! Sounds like a lot of fun too! Can't wait to hear about the paint colors your picked.

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

What a treat - the way to my heart is definitely to have someone do the cooking for me! Glad you had such a nice Father's Day!

Allison said...

Your daughter did a fantastic job with the meal! It looks so delicious and what a nice Father's Day treat. Glad you have a little break now Lauren to get in a little R&R. Sounds like you have been very busy and running in many directions.

NanaDiana said...

Isn't if fun when the kids step up to take a turn at something FOR us? Love it!

Glad your window installation went well and that your survived VBS! Hope you have a great week! xo Diana

Ron said...

That dinner looks fab! Yummo!

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Such an amazing daughter! Looks delish! Happy to hear you survived VBS and the window installation.

Leslie said...

Lauren, You sound busy! I miss teaching VBS. Now that the kids are grown I don't participate as much.
Your dinner looks so good. Glad the family was together! xxleslie

Meg Henning said...

that meal sounds absolutely yummy and easy for a weeknight meal!!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

Yum!!! :) That looks delicious! So glad you could all celebrate Father's day together! :)