Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sweet Daddy-O

For Father's Day I made the Pres these divine cookies. Homemade Nutter Butters! What better way to tell him we're nuts about him?

When we were first married and had almost no money, it was a big deal when he would get Nutter Butters from the grocery. We just didn't have a lot of money for extras like chips or cookies. God has blessed us so much in the following years. Not just monetarily, but with a relationship growing closer to Him and each other. 

Now that we have a bit more, we could buy cookies but don't, as I like to bake and generally keep sweet things coming out of the oven. I think it was worth it to try these, even though they are softer, the filling sweeter, than the packaged kind. They're better than the package, but as the Pres pointed out, they're sweet enough you can't just sit down and eat 30 in one sitting like you could with the package...Not that we would. :) Here's the recipe for Homemade Nutter Butters, thanks to Cookies and Cups blog

Notice I forgot to take photos once they were baked and made into sandwiches with the sweet confectioners sugar and peanut butter icing. We were too busy eating!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Surf Camp

This week Swee' Pea is in surf camp. It's been the perfect time, as school being still in session has kept the class small. It's just her and a 13-yr old boy that's his dad sitting between them). Lorenzo taught some basics before they ever got to get in the water.


Lorenzo gets the kids into  just the right spot to catch a wave.

The water is even more freezing than usual after winter held out so long. Fortunately the surf school has plenty of wet suits to borrow from. The kids were able to get right up on their first waves. Yesterday the waves were more of a challenge, being 'cumbly', as we were told- they broke up quickly so there weren't a lot of long rides. Today Lorenzo is teaching Fidget and friend how to get themselves to the right place to drop into the waves. After this, he says they won't need him anymore.Which is good because it's the last day, and now Fidget'll be set to teach us all she knows!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pow- Wow

This weekend we went to the Nansemond Indian Pow-Wow. It was the first one we'd been to, and only knew of it because our black-belt friend Lauren invited us. Somehow it had come up in conversation that she and I are both part Indian. She doesn't know the tribe she's descended from because the Native American woman in her ancestry was wiped out of the family records sometime in the past, which I found very sad. I am part Seminole, but I don't know as much about that as I'd like. Yesterday was beautiful though, after church when we met Lauren.