Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Pizza and More

Have you started school yet?  I thought we were going to be ready next week, but part of my order has not shown up, and the person who placed it is out of town. :)  So that must be a God-ordained delay, and we will enjoy a longer vacation! 

We have had a lovely summer.  My senses have been filled with the smell of growing things, thunder, sticky humidity, toads and turtles in the road, the buzz of deer flies, and driving rain.  I love it!  Of course, one of the reasons I am enjoying this so much is that the Lord blessed us with good screens and central air... most of it I have enjoyed from indoors.  It's quite a contrast from where we were last year at this time, but I was indoors there, too.  I miss the desert, but we can't have both! 

The man of the house has been doing an awesome job with our new little church, and he is working temp jobs to make up the gaps in our support.  Cleaning welds and pushing brooms is not very exciting work; at least when he hauls bags of cheese around he comes home smelling good. :)   Mmm, Parmesan!  I so appreciate his willingness to take these humble jobs and bless his family.  Have you thanked your husband lately for going to work?

Since our move we have made some new friends.  An enterprising young mom in our neighborhood recruited the girls and me to help her with a homeschool curriculum fundraiser last Friday.  She posted a notice on her Facebook page that she would be taking orders for take-n-bake pizzas, hoping to get orders for at least 24.  When it was all said and done we had chopped veggies, spread dough, spooned sauce, and strategically sprinkled pepperonis, sausages, olives, ham, green peppers, onions, pineapple, mushrooms, and cheese for 153 pizzas!!  My friend made about $150 profit after only six hours of building pizza pies, which included lunch and one or two technical difficulties, and many more hours of telephone conversations, trips to Wal*Mart, and performing organizational miracles.  She decided her pizzas will cost more next time. :)  Emily and Elisabeth surprised me with their endurance and their determination to stick to the job.  Betsy is my resident entrepreneur without a business, so she ate this all up (pun intended, lol!)
  
 Spread

 Adjust
 Chop

Spoon

 Top

Wait for Cheese

 Keep Going!

 Wrap
 

 Stack

Chill

DELIVER!

Alison and Amy have been busy the past few days making a photo cloud for their bedroom wall, with photos printed on regular printer paper.  They now have nearly 100 photos of different sizes, and I can spend way too long just looking at all the memories... sigh. It's nice to have people who are out of sight, still in mind.  That arrangement has helped make their room a lot more personal, and now I feel inspired to do the same thing in my living room -- but only if you promise me that we won't be moving again for a long while!

Oh yes, the famous pizza lady is an amateur photographer with a lot of good equipment. She coaxed us unto a family portrait, which was really an answer to prayer since we needed a decent one to send to our supporting churches.  Amy did her editing magic on one of our favorite ones, changing a blue background to black.  Sadly, the photo is too large to upload right now!  I'll save that for a later post.


Well, it is a gorgeous day here in the north land, and I am going to go enjoy it.  Have a great day!
This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

7 comments:

  1. Those pizzas sure look good. I hope you enjoy your last days of summer.
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  2. Wow! What a nice new friend to have. Yes, we've started school, but only to beat the heat, really. We feel as if we have one foot in the school house and one still in summer. We are just doing 3 days a week for a few weeks so that we can still have fun while it is HOT.

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  3. Pizza is my favorite food in the world - I seriously could eat it every day ! lol

    We have not started school yet. I had planned to but all of my girls have been very sick. Lord willing we'll get to it soon!

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  4. That pizza fundraiser is a genius idea! Your little chefs look adorable - and very helpful, too.

    We have not started back yet. I'm thinking the last week of August, as Julie has a music camp the week before. That's okay though - I'm just enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. ;-)

    I hope you are able to find a ways to post your family photo - I'm sure it's beautiful!

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  5. Great post, fun to see your cuties working away. I hope you can get your school books soon, but I'm sure the girls are in no hurry. Remember you are on MN seasonal time now, so we school when it's cold & miserable and play in the summer. I look forward to seeing your support picture!

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  6. How nice to see everyone working so hard. I also like the peek into your new home. I'm so glad you are enjoying it and hope you feel the same way once winter set in! He//he/

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  7. Wow what a under taking! You all look so busy. Good for you all helping and being so dedicated to the end of the project.

    I pray you savor the rest of your vacation.

    Blessings in Him<><
    -Mary

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