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Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Levels

What in the world do all these things go together to create?
 Cheerios.  Mayonaise.  Tomato Sauce.  Chocolate Sauce.  Pinto Beans.
The World's Nastiest Slip 'n Slide
 (for the record that is wet mayonnaise splashing in their face)

Only a youth minister could come up something this nasty.
They took Slip'n Slide to a whole new level!
Here are the girls pre-slip'n slide.
It did not take long for those cute little girls to turn into a big mayonnaise, tomato sauce mess!
 Sara Wells was not to sure of all that was going on.
 But eventually Daddy convinced her to join the fun.

Thank goodness somebody "had" to take photos.  

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You Might Be a Red-Neck if...

You cook your chicken casserole one a grill.

Let me explain...

We have had a busy summer,


jumping here

and there,

decorating each other

and loving it,

enjoying great food,

getting soaked in water relays...

But somewhere along the way our oven broke.  And because the oven in this house is soooo old, they cannot find the part.  The oven is still not fixed.  With all the coming and going, playing and jumping, our family just needed some good ole' comfort food.  And the number one comfort food for our family is Ritz Cracker Chicken.  Crazy, I know.  With all the good food that is produced in our kitchen, there is still nothing that says comfort like Ritz Cracker chicken.  And since our oven is out, that meant cooking Ritz Cracker Chicken on the grill!

There were no complaints at the Lee House!  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Iowa - Part 2

It is hard to imagine that it gets any better than slip 'n slides and water parks,
but the fun just did not end there.
We spent one,
hot afternoon
at the Lee County Fair.
If you think you have bad hair days, just think of this poor chick.
It was our first experience at a County Fair.
(Jamaican concert?  Who knows why they had a Jamaican concert in the 
middle of Iowa, but the kids loved it!)
Then they learned about all the agriculture in the state of Iowa
and enjoyed the much need refreshment of cold chocolate milk!
And then the rides.
The only ride I did not hold my breath on until their feet were securely on the 
ground was the horse drawn carriage
which we rode around the dirt race track!
However I think I liked it more than the kids.
We were so busy, we did not get to spend much time exploring the farm.
But we did get to have a little fun on the tractor
(although Ella was disappointed that it did not go faster)
and the 4-wheeler.
And then this EVERY night!  
We attempted to get a good picture of the cousins,
but this was the best we could come up with.
Then we loaded up our dirty, gravel road car
and headed back to our good friends, the Hoffman's for an evening swim with their grandkids
and of course more nutella and sprinkles pancakes.
Only a grandmother could come up with such a treat!

As you can tell, we had a GREAT trip!