Tuesday, June 23, 2009

WYAW and Random Praises!!

Before I get to WYAW, hosted by Linda, I have a few random praises that I just needed to share:

* got a call from the vacuum repair shop. Even though the vacuum sat for over a week (in a sealed bag) before they got to it (I don't even want to think about what it smelled like when they pulled it out of the bag).....they got ALL the smell out and I don't have to buy a new vacuum!!!

* How amazing is it when one of your son's friends (who has practically lived at your house) comes up and asks you to please give him some chores to do to make up for all the food he has eaten!!! I love that boy!! His chore: to keep him and my son out of trouble!!!! :)

* we received an email that my son's visa for Brazil has gone out and we should receive it by the end of the week!!! With one week to spare! whew!

* I received another email yesterday that my son had signed up to bring fruit for 20 people when the youth go to feed the homeless under the bridge tonight. when I asked him about it this morning, he said "yes, but I was going to go by the store and buy them myself"!!! wow! Not long ago, I would have been told that he needed for me to get the fruit 10 minutes before he was to leave!!!

So great to see God working all around me this week!!

Now to WYAW. All my questions have something to do with my summer:

1. What is your favorite kind of smoothie?

2. Have you ever gone on a mission trip? If yes, where.

3. What is the first "comfort" place you stop at when you go home to visit?

My Answers:

1. My favorite is Mango-a-go-go from Jamba Juice. But seeing as we don't have Jamba in LR, I have to say anything with mango in it from tropical smoothie or from home!! We drink a lot of smoothies in the summer....LOVE them!

2. Yes, I took my daughter on her 1st mission trip to St. Lucia where we distributed food to poor villages on the island. I also went to Romania last year to help staff a summer camp for orphans. My boys will be leaving next week to head to Brazil on a youth mission trip.

3. Eegees. A restaurant on in Tucson. I am going to visit my parents while my boys are in Brazil and the first stop from the airport will be Eegees to get a grinder and a pina colada slushie...it's not really a slushie, but not quite a smoothie.....hard to explain....but so, so good!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!! And now head over to Linda's!


Becky said...

Praise God for your well raised kids.

Eegees, never heard of it but it sounds like a must try.

LuAnn said...

1) Love Strawberry/Banana with a splash of whip cream.

2)Yes - not far from home though about two hours away. We did service projects in this city for a week. Let the people know about upcoming VBS.

3) Like to stop at Oscars for homemade custard. Oscar's Delight is my favorite.

Jill said...

I would REALLY like to try this Mango smoothie! Sounds delightful!

Mocha with Linda said...

Wow - can I send my kids to you to raise?!

I like strawberry banana smoothies, but I'm not a big smoothie fan. Never even think about them.

Mission trip - Progreso TX at the Mexico border last summer.

Nothing comes to mind. Especially since there's really no "home" to go to anymore. . . .

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

1. Strawberry Mango -from Culvers of course!

2. Not really. I did a tour with a Christian Singing Group one summer when I was 16 But I don't think that really counts.

3. I live 20 minutes from my parents so I can't really think of anything like that. Most of the places we loved to eat at when I was a kid have either changed hands (and are not the same) or have gone out of buisness. At least I have the memories!

StephieAnne said...

Oh, sounds like you have some GREAT kids - and friends of your kids - yeah!

Okay - Dutch Babies - here's the recipe, so easy and DELICIOUS with raspberry sauce and whip cream, or pie cherries, or fresh fruit, or even lemon juice with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.......

1/3 cup butter
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour

Put butter in 9x13 baking dish in 425 degree oven. While butter is melting, put eggs in blender and blend on high for one minute. Gradually add milk, then flour (slowly). Blend for 30 seconds. Remove baking dish from oven and pour egg batter in.

Bake at 425 degrees until puffy (about 25 minutes - make sure oven rack is in a lower place so there's room for it to puff up).

It will sink very quickly after you take it out of the oven, so be ready to serve immediately.

On to the questions....

1. I'm a huge orange julius fan - so something along that line.

2. Spring break in Mexico, 7 weeks in Kenya

3. I live in the same town as my mom and dad so it's all cozy.....

Kim said...

1. Peach orange banana smoothie.

2. Twice to Appalachia, once to Ireland, a year in Uganda. Now full-time missionaries in Argentina.

3. Moved a lot as a kid (multiple places over three states) but my birthplace used to have a drugstore with a soda counter and they made an orange drink with fresh squeezed oranges, a water/sugar syrup and soda water. Delish! That was always the first place we'd hit when we went "home" but I'm sorry to say it no longer exists.

Sara@i.Sass said...

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 4
That is SO awesome Sara!
1)I make my own at home, frozen mango, frozen cherries, a few ice cubes, a dolop of vanilla yogart and a splash of whatever juice is in the fridge. MMMM, yummy.
2)Missions trip, you mean like it was my mission not to kill myself because the trip was SO awful?
South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Hurricane Flloyd hit in the middle of our trip, we were kicked out of our hotel, told we couldn't catch a flight out and had to drive to Atlanta, with EVERYONE else. All we could get was a two seater truck and spent 2 nights sleeping in the Atlanta airport. Did I help out other's less fortunate? I gave somebody my place in the bathroom line ONCE!
3)Comfort place, my bed. All my pillows, my blnakets that smell like "home". Although I'd really love the spot on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, where "Charlie" takes "Kate" in Chapter 6.

Anonymous said...

What awesome praises! Thanks for sharing!

1. Caribbean Way from Smoothie King.

2. Yes, to Boston when I was 20. Never anywhere overseas. My hubby has been all over the world though on mission trips, and I'm a little jealous. :)

3. A little hole in the wall BBQ place. New Orleans might have the best food in the nation, but one thing they can't do is BBQ. I ate there last weekend when I went home for a visit.

Growin' with it! said...

1. i am actually a newbie to smoothies. not that i don't like 'em but i just don't get around to ordering them often.

2. many missions trips to mexico. surely stirred my heart more in my goals to serve Him full time!

3. now that we've moved...it would be cafe yumm if we get a chance to go back and visit.

Elizabeth said...

I love your stories! You have a great kid with great friends.

1. I love the ones I make at home with just a bunch of random frozen fruits, plain yogurt, and vanilla soy milk. I thought there was a JJ there!

2. I've never been on one, I'm sad to say.

3. You know I love Satellite, but I haven't been in a while. We almost always go to Buffalo Grill and ALWAYS to Purple Cow on Cantrell.

I will be down there for one night this weekend b/c we're giving my dad a 60th b'day party. Not sure what our time will be like so I'll call if I get a break. Sounds good?

Margaret said...

Eegee's. When I was in Tucson a few weeks ago, I drooled at Eegee's when I drove by. Unfortunately I didn't have time to stop. I will now DEFINITELY have to go there when I come down to see you. I will introduce my kids to the joys of Eegee's. Looking forward to it.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

1. I love anything berry, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry, whatever. Yum.

2. Yes! I've been on two to Russia, one to Argentina, and one to Mexico. Good times.

3. Probably Monicals Pizza. Or Velvet Freeze - they have awesome chili dogs there, and it reminds me of childhood.

Heather of the EO said...

1. Not much of a smoothie person. I know...weird.

2. Ecuador - Quito and the jungle. Loved it.

3. The Dairy Queen!