Sunday, February 20, 2011

Project 365 - Week 8

 Week 8.

Whew!  I'm late!!!  We went to parent weekend at my son's college this weekend and got back LATE last night.  Oh my goodness did it feel good to hug my son!!!!  Although it almost wasn't worth the drive because he was in the talent show and had rehearsals most of the time.......but I said ALMOST!!!  :)

This has been a busy week for me.....full of highs and lows.  I am so thankful for all of you and for praying for my son and his all-state tryout.  One of the things I love most about blogging is the encouragement and prayer support we can give each other!!!  What a blessing!

Here's my week:
 In Sunday school today we talked about how God never gives up on us and how it made each of us unique.  The younger kids made art using their thumb prints and saw how each was unique!!

We enjoyed the evening listening to the LR youth symphony.
Jared is in the very back.....1st chair french horn

 Valentines that my daughter sent to me and her dad!
 spent the day at all-state band try outs.
Jared did well, but did not make it this year.  :(
Came home this evening to this AMAZING cake my husband had waiting for me!!!  So, so good!!!
And then the evening was topped off by my son posting a video on FB singing to me for valentines day!!! 
I am very blessed!!!

ared had a mid-winter concert at school tonight
It was great!

a favorite pasta dish of I learned in Italy.
Go here for the recipe.

Jared had to work tonight, so Steve and I went out on a date and enjoyed some sushi!!  I am so glad he loves sushi as much as I do!!

 Got to JBU after lunch for parent weekend.  So, so good to see my son!!!
And we also were able to meet his new girlfriend and take them to dinner.  Loved that!

 Siloam Springs is pretty small. So today we headed 30 minutes away for lunch to eat at Steak N Shake....a family favorite!!  No, that is not my shake on this side of the table...that is Andrea's!!

They had a talent show for parent weekend.
Jason and 4 of his friends did an AWESOME job....if I do say so myself!!!
Lots of talent at this was very fun!

Well, another week down!!!  Link up and show us how yours went!


SusanD said...

That cake is gorgeous and looks amazing. I'm def going to try your pasta dish. Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous week. Blessings, SusanD

Lisa said...

Awesome week! I love that your kids were very much a part of it. Lots of music, too! That is some talent show...looks like a true concert. Jason's girlfriend looks super cute. You are going to be amazing in-laws some day...I'm a little jealous. :)

And yes, I love the blessing that blogging is too. Love you, Sara!

Mimi said...

I love how involved you are with your kids. The cake, pasta and shakes look amazing, but I'll pass on the sushi!

Have a blessed week,

Mocha with Linda said...

Another fun week! I agree with Mimi - all the food looks great except for the sushi!

I'm registering for our Ladies Retreat this morning, which makes me think of you and our fun lunch last year!

Kim said...

What a fun week! I love sushi too and am looking forward to eating LOTS of it on furlough :) The cake looks too delicious! Music, talent, great food, time with kids, time with hubby... definitely a great week for you :)

RaD said...

That dessert is amazing looking and those shakes look pretty good too.

Sorry your son didn't make it but I read you post and I think his attitude about it all was great. If at first you don't succeed...

Love the sweet valentine's gifts from your girl.

McCrakensx4 said...

Great week...bummer about Jared not making all state. That cake looked AMAZING...hope it tasted as yummy as it looked! (where those choc covered strawberries on top? YUM!) um yea...I spent my Valentine's day with left over chili and at bball prac!! lol I have always wanted to try sushi...never have but a good friend of mine says that she is gonna take me one of these days!

LuAnn said...

I was so excited when I found those Doritos. I remember those as a Friday night snack when I was a kids. My mom loves them too. And yes some day we will meet, eat Doritos together, drink coffee, go through recipes, love steak and shake and sonic too.
Jason's girlfriend is very cute!!!
Looks like a great parents weekend.

The Bug said...

Oh wow that cake looks FABULOUS! I would like some cake & sushi right now!

Sorry that Jared didn't make it this year, but I don't think that's stopping his enjoyment of music is it? I love how talented all your kids are.

rita said...

Such sweet Valentine love.
About our 'uniquity' seen in fingerprints, I know a special lady, Sherrie Eldridge, who ministers to all parties involved in adoption (she herself was adopted). She has written a book--FOREVER FINGERPRINTS: An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children.
Have a great week!

rita said...

I tried to submit my link again because someone said it wasn't working.

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

My son used to play the french horn...brings back mamories!

You lucky that your hubs enjoys sushi...mine not so much!

Love that your son sang a song for you, you are one lucky mom!


That One Girl said...

That cake looks FANTASTIC!!! I must obtain one... LOL

Tiffany said...

Looks like an Awesome week with lots of goodies:) I agree, the encouragement I receive from my blogging is incredible. Have a great week!

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Oh, I LOVE your week!!! The ups & downs - just so precious & reminds me so much of my family & my boys & their music! God is so good!!! Blessed...

momma frans said...

what a great week!! jasons girlfriend is adorable! glad you got to spend some time with him. i will be trying that pasta dish for sure! brocoli is one of the only vegetables my kids will eat, so the more ways i can serve it, the better!

Lisa said...

I love the music involvement that your home has. What a proud mom you can be.

skoots1mom said...

some exciting news...
you won my giveway!
if you could email me your snailmail I'll get it to you in the mail this week ;)

Rebecca Jo said...

Love the fingerprints... such a good example how unique we each are.

that cake looks AMAZING!!!!!!!

I can eat pasta probably anyway possible... but that looks especially yummy!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

What a sweet girl to send you the sweets and that cake looks amazing. Love all the yummy food pictures this week. Always something good to eat on your 365's! :)

Ladynred said...

The chocolate cake looks delicious and the sushi looks yummy!

Tori said...

Why must you have so many yummy food choices?!! :)
How fun to get Valentine's from Alyssa!
Jason's girl friend is gorgeous! Glad you got to meet her.
Have a super week!!

StephieAnne said...

Did you have any text in this post, because I couldn't see anything past the image of that cake and those shakes!

Elizabeth said...

Yea for JBU! You're right-so much talent there. How I miss it!

Your food always looks so good!

The Cyber Hermit said...

I do love how Jason is all like "And presenting the new girlfriend" in the pic with him and the GF and Steve. Heh.

And the sushi looks awesome. We must go again.

(Comment! *g*)

Rachel said...

Your post made my tummy growl! hee hee!

Glad you got to see your son! (Laughing about the red Escape in one of the pictures, because it's hard to get the No Boundaries rack - always makes me smile!)

Have a great week!

The DG Family said...

That cake looks delicious! Glad you got to see your son, college, kids all grown up- such a scary thought for me right now. ha! Enjoyed your pics :)

Jill said...

GOOD week Sara!


Amy said...

What wonderful food shots this week...makes me hungry. Also all the music too. Food and music...great week to me!!

Lori @ The Davidson Den said...

The more I eat sushi, the more I love it.

I'm sorry Jared didn't make All-State, but under those conditions...good grief! I'm sure it was difficult to be one's best like THAT! I can't imagine not getting to rehearse as much as one wanted. I remember very well all the hours we'd stand around amongst hundreds of other students up and down hallways and in rehearsal rooms, practicing like mad before it was our turn!! I NEEDED that! Well, sitting 1st-chair horn in the LRYS is nothing to snub one's nose at!!

Actually, that WAS your church we went to for the movie night! LOL! Beckie invited us. I always feel like a step-child when I go to Grace functions. Just enough people who know us and want us there, but just as many people there who haven't a clue who the weirdos with four kids are. :)

And, oh, by the way, I'd love to have you come spend an hour (or more) with me!! Though I'm quite certain I'd have a lot more to learn from YOU than the other way around!