Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Hodgepodge

1. Summer's here-whoohoo! What's your favorite sight, sound, AND smell associated with summer?

My favorite sight is seeing fireworks from the vantage point of the Iwo Jima Memorial.  The display lights up the Mall and the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Memorial never looked better! With the Capitol in the background it often brings a tear to my eye as I thank the Lord for our free country.

Fave sound - kids splashing at the pool.

Fave smell - anything my man cooks on the grill. Yum!

2. Fireflies or lightning bugs...what are they called in your neck of the woods?

Don't know what Virginians call them, but this Midwest girl calls them both. Generally, fireflies, though.

3. What is something from the past week that reminded you of your childhood?

This is crazy, but I watched the tv show, Hoarders, and there was a woman on the show who had the same stubbornness as my grandma. It made me miss her very much.

4. Define 'the good life'.

The good life is life with God. Knowing that He has redeemed me and walks with me makes any circumstance bearable.  Having children who love the Lord and are following Him is truly the "good life."

5. Tell us what we'd see if you took a snapshot of your desk/work space?

Well, this is motivating! You can barely see my desktop and, no, I'm not taking a picture. Well, maybe later. It would make a good before/after post. With the wedding earlier in the month, my desk was completely neglected and I have been promising myself to get it put back in order this month, but haven't had the motivation. Maybe this question (and the honest response I had to give) will be just the "kick" I need!

6. Peaches or watermelon...yes, you have to choose.

Watermelon. Love it!

7. Ever been skinny dippin'? Is that too much for the Wednesday Hodgepodge? Rest assured we won't need details...unless of course you feel you must but remember, this is a family friendly blog so keep it G rated.

Nope. Boring.

8. Meet Biscuit, our 3 month-old puppy. We're not quite sure what mix she is since she was a rescue. She has lots of personality, but is coming along in her training. On any given day, she can be a joy and a terror! Sound like a puppy? At the end of the day, we just can't resist that face.  (Here she has taken the selvages from some flannel blankets and made them her own.)

Joining Joyce for Hodgepodge Wednesday!


Joyce said...

Aww, so adorable! And I love the name Biscuit! I was in DC many moons ago on the was crazy fun! My daughter is there now and is looking forward to her first fourth in the capital!

Sherrie said...

Biscuit is a cutie! She looks totally relaxed and content. Have a great day!

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Lori said...

It must depend where in the MidWest you are. We here in NW IL call them lightning bugs. LOL Biscuit is adorable. He looks a little yellow lab-ish to me. I'v always wanted a lab so if he comes up missing, well, I'm just sayin'. :)

sara said...

what a wonderful "sight" of summer!! I can just envision that! we had similar sounds and smells.

and that puppy is adorable...surely that sweet face could never get in trouble!!!! :)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Biscuit is just precious!!! Maybe some basset or beagle ?? I guess time will tell :-D

Anonymous said...

Oh...the puppy love...too adorable! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday and for your sweet comments!! How fortunate you've been to hear and meet Chris Tomlin! Have a terrific day!!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness that puppy!! I love puppies, but don't have the guts to actually own one. We got our rescue dog at 2 1/2 years old. Already house trained...phew. Thanks for checking out my blog yesterday and the wedding was absolutely wonderful, a life changing event.

Capri K said...

Very sweet puppy!
Ah, kids splashing in the pool. That's a GOOD sound!

Zoanna said...

Your puppy is so adorable. Is she a golden retriever or Lab? We have a young male golden puppy (17 mos) old that we got in January. We were told he was housebroken, but he wasn't, so I know that joy/terror of which you speak. Don't know how many times we've said, "Reilly! It's a good thing you're so stinking cute or else...!"

The word verif. right now is "fortho" Have a great fortho jUly!

Where in the Midwest are you from ? I hail from KS (no pun intended), land of tornadoes and lightning bugs.

Our son is getting married next spring so I imagine a lot of desktop disasters!

Angie said...

Zoanna, we don't know what breed biscuit is. She is definitely a hound dog, maybe part Beagle or Bassett hound. She's getting bigger than expected, but we love big dogs so it's ok. I may take pictures and see if my readers can help me figure her out! Wouldn't that be fun!

I am from central IL, around the Peoria area. Then moved to Chicago my Sr. year of high school through college. Loved both places.

Congrats on the wedding. I've got a few years before the next one!