Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gotta Love Family!

We had a week to remember with two of our favorite people in the world!

My brother in law makes every occasion fun!
He's Scandinavian too...which means he fits right in with the Lindquist mentality!
...the Viking mindset of competitiveness and drive.

He understands us!

And my sister (pictured here) and I understand each other too.
(Like I understand the fact that in this photo she is hating that I am taking her picture because it's awkward, and I understand that when she reads this blog she won't like that I put this picture on there...but she'll also know that I think she looks cute and I'm proud of her and that's why I did...and I'm proud of the fried chicken too and want to show it off...You can't hide ANYTHING from your sister!)

But Sarah and I, we are not Vikings.
Well, maybe only a tiny bit....we both married ones, though...

I love it how the minute she walks through the door, I've got somebody there who not only knows what I'm thinking, but she knows WHY I am thinking it!

I love having sisters!

 And here's the funny thing....
she understands my daughters too...
 ...because truth be told...
...there's no trick in the book that Lily might pull,
that hasn't already been pulled... my sister and me already.
It's like we've seen it all before... 
In fact a case could be made that if you squashed all three of us (myself and my two sisters) into one body, you'd get...
LILY! explanation!

On another note, thank you S and D for introducing us to this AMAZING dessert from "The Landing" on Lake Alexander!  Darrin had to hang out at the bar while getting it to go with two senior citizen gals who offered to buy him drinks and invited him to the Crawfish Boil, but he didn't seem to mind.  We took the cake(s) home...

...and devoured them!

 I HIGHLY recommend!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Golden and True

It's the end of June!
I have a great deal of catching up to do.

Let's see...what do you need to know?

I got a Keurig coffee maker.

I now drink ten cups of coffee a day, and for awhile my favorite flavor was "Mountain Blueberry," but as of today, it has relinquished the throne to "Sweet Summer Raspberry!"
This is big news.

Two of my kids are in New Orleans sharing God's incredible love with youth in the inner city there.

I just now realized that the background color of my blog is the same color as my walls!  What does it all mean?

We had a GREAT week hanging out with my sister and her husband, Sarah and Darrin,... at home and at the cabin.

And my golden retriever...her name is Molly...has been shedding.

Now I know you know this, but I am NOT really a "dog person."  I prefer cats every day of the week plus Tuesdays, BUT I will say this...some things Molly has been doing lately have cracked me up!

The following is one example:

Here I am getting ready to go up to the cabin to join Sarah and Darrin, and the cooler....

 was being guarded by a noble, golden soul.

 Molly:  "Don't worry Fair Mistress (I refuse to be mom to a dog), I shall guard the cooler!"


Why you may wonder?  
Why would she care about guarding a white, coffin-like box???
Oh....she had her reasons!!!

 And here they all are!
That right there is a lot of good cabin eating!

Molly was destined to eat none of it....
...a fact she well knew...
...because I told her so right from the start!
The question was...
did I trust her to guard it unsupervised?

 Look at her eyes....Would you trust this face???

I wasn't too sure...
I kept sticking my head back out as I gathered more items.

 She was insulted by my suspicions!

Would she stay true?

Yes!  She was golden!  True hearted!
I'm not sure if this look had more to do with me or the meat, but it's one of my favorite shots of this dog.
It was a bonding moment for both of us, I think.