Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What's for Dinner Wednesday & Life Lately~

I am still here. Thanks to those who sent me sweet notes checking up on me.

How can it be March already?  However, today's temps made it seem like we had jumped from winter right into late spring.  I will take this gorgeous 70 degree weather any day.

This past weekend we made our last trip to Baylor prior to #2 graduating in May.  Man that was hard to baby will be a college grad in just a couple months.  Didn't we just drop her off for her first semester?????

I know it is said all the time, but mommas, they really DO grow up fast!! Enjoy every minute of time you have with them. And, take it from me...the dishes and laundry can wait.  All too soon, there are no dishes to pick up and wash, no uniforms that need to be laundered ASAP, and their rooms will be all too clean!!

We went to Baylor to attend SING.  I am always amazed by the talent of these young people.  Think GLEE and Broadway.  They put on some spectacular performances. And, the amount of hours they put into practicing on top of their already heavy course loads and work schedules, is unbelievable.

We were thrilled that #1 got to join us for the weekend, and spend some time with her sister as well.

Made up for the performance.  Their theme was "Beneath the Floorboards", down in the basement where nobody goes, notes from an eerie music box beckon you to a land of discarded and forgotten toys who are desperately wanting company. She was one of the ballerinas.

With her big sis.

With hubby and I. Here you get a better look at her entire costume.

We also attended the Baylor Men's Basketball game against West Virginia.  Sic 'em Bears!!

The girls also found our family brick that #2 gifted her dad for Christmas this year.  It is on the pedestrian walkway going toward the fabulous new McLane stadium.  

The warmer temps lately have prompted us to fire up the grill for our dinners.  Nothing fancy, but for me personally everything tastes better grilled!

Herbed Chicken with Veggies (squash, zucchini, red pepper and onion)

And, marinated Flank Steak with Roasted Baby Potatoes.

We plan to grill out again tonight as we are expecting the temps to fall again tomorrow.  Enjoy it while it lasts!!


Rustown Mom said...

I was wondering where you went! I bet Sing was great - my girl was only in it once but had such a good time and the acts are so professional! Sounds liek it was a great trip. Your dinner looks good, too - it's getting colder here, as well Ice expected tonight...stay warm!

NanaDiana said...

Your daughter is adorable in her makeup. Isn't it fun to watch our kids participate in those kinds of things? Live theater is such a good thing for kids- and gives them a whole different sense of self. I was involved in local theater for several years and loved it

Looks like you had a great time all the way around and your food looks GOOD! xo Diana

Michele @ The Joyful Home said...

How fun is that?! I have such fun memories of Sing and Baylor. What a great weekend!

Judy said...

good morning sweet friend, just wanted to stop by and thank you for ALWAYS being in my corner and sending good thoughts and prayers my way. looks like ya'll had a wonderful weekend and man, i'd give anything for that meal you cooked!

i will keep brooke in my prayers for continued remission and give praise to our wonderful healing God that we all serve.

just this past week and a half has shown me how powerless we are without His grace and love.

i am getting stronger and better daily...still a ways to go but i'm determined to get there.

Karena said...

Lauren, your beautiful daughters are indeed all grown up!! How great to see the performance together!

I only wish we were having barbeque weather here in Kansas City! Still some snow on the ground!

The Arts by Karena

bj said...

Your girls are beautiful and #2 looks so cute in her costume.
I love anything cooked on the grill, too. Just takes on a whole new flavor..and your food looks delish.

Laura said...

What an awesome weekend, Lauren! Your family looks so happy! Yummy food, too! As always!

Val said...

Your daughters are beautiful. Family truly is everything. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Calypso In The Country said...

Your daughters are so beautiful. What a special time to spend together. Time really does fly, doesn't it? My boys are 8 and 11 and it seems like they were just babies. Have a great weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

Your daughters are both beautiful! It's so very true that the time flies ~ way too fast. I know that you're so very proud of both of them! #2 is adorable in her make-up. What a fun time!

I've missed catching up with you. Trying to be better ~ :)


Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

Welcome back, Lauren. Looks like you had a great visit with your girls!