Monday, April 5, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - When life gives you lemons

A friend gave us a bag full of lemons she picked from her back yard that screamed to be turned into fresh lemonade. They were so big and juicy I couldn't wait to cut them open!

 This recipe is tart and tasty and would be perfect on a warm summer day, especially mixed with vodka...just saying :). Plus, since it uses Splenda instead of regular sugar it's basically guilt free!

1 serving = 2 cups 

2.5 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice 
1 cup hot water
2 cups Splenda or Sugar (recipe is made with Splenda)
1 Gallon cold Water  
1 lemon sliced thin. Cut slices in half

1. In a 1 gallon container, place sugar and hot water, and stir until sugar dissolves.

2. Add lemon juice and cold water to render 1 gallon. Stir until well mixed.

3. Place cut lemon in pitcher. Pour into glasses filled with ice.

    In the name of the Father

    My niece was baptized this past Saturday at our Church's Easter Vigil Service. A family friend let Deanna use her family's baptism gown from the 1840's.

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    10 Little Secrets

    I was tagged by my Cousin, so here goes...10 little secrets/possibly unknown facts about me.

    1. I love reading other people's little secrets. There is something I find intreging about how truthful and genuine people are with these posts. I actually miss all of the "Getting to know you" posts people would put on Myspace.

    2. I fell off a 40 ft cliff when I was 19, landed on sand a couple feet from a rock that could have killed me. I was put on a back brace, floated into the water, put on a boat, taken to harbor patrol, put on an ambulance and then taken to the hospital. I fractured my 5th lumbar, hairline fractured my breastbone and popped my pelvis like I had given birth to a large baby. I spent 3 days in the hospital, had to relearn how to walk, and used a walker for about 1 month.

    3. I have been to every state except Alaska, the one I have wanted to go to the most since I was a little girl.

    4. My nieces, Izabella and Abigail, hold a special place in my heart like no one else ever has.

    5. The busier I am, the more often my keys get lost.

    6. I love my job at Music Saves Lives and can't imagine working anywhere else.

    7. I would rather read than watch TV, but never seem to have much time for either.

    8. Playing card/boardgames with my friends is one of my favorite things to do.

    9. I love being outside Bike rides and hiking are among my favorite activities

    10. My friends often tell me I follow direction like a man. I'd rather try to figure something out myself than read directions.

    If you read this and feel like playing along, please do so and leave a link in the comments so I can read yours.