Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Cup of Tea

I was emailing one of my best friends back and forth at work today and we got to talking about how much our husbands take care of us. Well, she told me about a time when we were all hanging out together and she remembers Steven saying, "Lindsey is just my cup of tea."

I smiled for the remainder of my work day. :)

Here's my cup of tea...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Whistle Foot

I would like to introduce to you...Whistle Foot! My good friend Keith and I had our debut performance at good old Nite In the Park, sponsered by the West Armuchee Comunity Center in West Armuchee, GA. I'm sure you've heard of it...

(video thanks to my mananger, my lovey hubby)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Papa's Day!

I think that if someone asked my dad for advice on how to be a good father, he'd tell them... to enjoy it. It was clear to me even as a child, that my dad loved being a dad, or Papa as we call him. From playing with us outside, to coaching our basketball teams, to filming my brother and sister and me making up dances and writing and acting out plays and just being kids. And there was always laughter, and there still is. He always had time for us, and he still does. He is truly a man who has put his family first. Growing up it was easy for me to believe and understand that I have a Heavenly father whose love is unconditional, who is there for guidance, who is patient, kind, and full of forgiveness. Because my Papa demonstrates that every day.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Lovin'

Last week I was with my mom visiting family in California (which I will post on later!). We had an incredible time even though while we were there they were supposedly having a "heat wave." :) Temperatures in the 80's and I needed a sweater in the shade and in the evenings, LOL! Returning home and stepping off the plane, Georgia welcomed me with the same fervency I had received after returning from long extended stays in states like Montana, Minnesota, and Alaska. The air was sucked out of my lungs and my face instantly shined as if I had lathered myself in Vaseline. Yes, hot, humid, full blown Georgia summer said welcome home. High 90's with a heat index of over 100.

The day after we were home, we were getting ready for my Niece's 3rd birthday party, an outdoor Low Country Boil and water games for the kiddos. And even with the heavy, heavy heat and the summer flies the party was a blast. And it brought back a lot of memories. With my sister and I having August birthdays, our birthday celebrations almost always centered around water and humidity as well. But all I remember is the freedom and fun that comes along with summer days. It has to be a powerful season for us to suffer so much and LOVE every minute of it :)

This is what summer looks like.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Watching my garden grow...

Steven built a fence, which I then painted. Then we filled that fence with 88 seeds and seedlings of all different kinds of vegetables. Jalapeno Peppers, Banana Peppers, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Squash, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Eggplant, Zucchini, Bush Beans, and Potatoes. That was over a month ago and it looked like this:


It looks like this!

Every year we have tried to plant wild flowers in the back yard but between the constant stampede of my furry children and the 24 hour open buffet for our bird sanctuary, the seeds some how disappear. Not this year kiddos. Into the pots they go. They're just starting to bloom and I'm excited to see what they'll look like.

The McDowell household is definitely looking forward to a summer of fresh cut flowers and homegrown vegetables(plenty to share of course).

There's also someone looking forward to another part of her summer...