Thursday, August 18, 2011

Favorite Things (A few of my)

1. Grant's condition.
We can't thank you enough for your prayers for our cousin Grant. We are awaiting a 4th (and hopefully) final surgery today. Every day his condition takes baby steps forward (although he is still in critical condition) and we all lean a little harder into our Father God. Please continue to pray for healing!

2. A California trip on the horizon!
D and I are flying to Cali over Labor Day weekend and we are looking forward to some days away from technology and the tyranny of the urgent. We're spending some time with my college roomie, Joy and her sweet family.

3. Master Chef.
We fell in love with this random reality show and now find ourselves cooking "the most amazing, most delicious, most succulent" whatever and trying to break down our dishes like the professionals. While our favorite, Ben (and former ACU Wildcat) didn't make it to the finals, we still enjoyed almost every minute of the show. (Minus all the whining. If I'm ever on a reality show tell me that I am not allowed to whine about the other contestants.)

I don't want to let the cat out of the bag, but Val has become quite the inspiration when it comes to diet and exercise. I'll let her be the one to tell you about her INCREDIBLE SUCCESS- but suffice it to say, "Lose it" has been part of that success. We had a long chat last week about the app that she uses. I've used other weight loss sites before, but the accountability of having someone else you know ON the site is making all the difference. If you join it, find me. :)

5. Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
Valerie has talked about her favorite cereal before. I can't match her writing or advertising skills, but I can tell you that if you check my food log for "Lose it" you will find cereal listed every day and sometimes this one twice in a day. Addicted.

6. Making lists.
This shouldn't surprise you. We even have a label for posts entitled "lists." My calendar and journal are FULL of them. Today I'm sharing one of mine and asking you to share yours.

TOP 5 boardgames (or just games):
4. Mexican Train Dominoes
3. Speed Scrabble (play w/out the board)
1. Pit

These are my personal favorites to play in a group setting. We are ALWAYS on the lookout for fun games. Care to share which games make your family/friends shout/laugh?



Sarah D. said...

Favorite games:

*Set (a pattern recognition game)
*Telestrations (combo of pictionary and telephone)
*Settlers of Catan (yes, my dorky family has gotten into numerous civilization-building strategy games - this one is the first and the long-standing favorite)
*Wits and Wagers - awesome group/family trivia game

dani said...

Adam and I LOVE Monopoly Deal. It sounds dorky, but you should try it. :) Also, are you going to be in SoCal? If so, you should stop by!

kim! said...

games! oh, good one!! I agree on wits & wagers, but also,
the game of things
tourettes (card game)
settlers of catan

shannonmichaelis said...

Ah, Pit! I need to get that next one for my gamer son.

Sound of Music watched weekly at this house - normally when feeling blue. :-)

Ginger said...

@ Sarah - I'm so intrigued by Telestrations... and I would love to be a fly on the wall watching Catan. ;)

@Dani - Does it go faster than regular monopoly?! We are flying into SFO and heading North up the coast. But believe me - if south Cali is ever in the mix I will let you know!

@Kim - another person that recommends Catan. This can't be coincidence! I've never heard of "The Game of Things" - thanks for new ideas!

@Shani - Miss you!