May 8, 2011

Happy Day that celebrates Mothers!

Happy Mother's day to all of you out there!  I'm especially excited for Erin because it's the first year that she's celebrating as a mother!  Is there anyone else out there that is a first time Mother's Day mom?

 Here's me and Mom freezing to death in San Francisco

 Mom and Jake, lookin' cute!

I spent yesterday afternoon cooking stuff ahead for breakfast this morning.  Good thing, because I didn't have too much to do this morning, which is a huge plus, because I hate being rushed while getting ready for church.

On the menu was:
Blueberry crepes topped with cream, strawberries and powdered sugar
Fruit salad
Fresh squeezed orange juice

We have an orange tree in our backyard (along with two mango trees - they're out of season, though), and it's my favorite thing!  I love making fresh juice.

 Jacob went out and picked some flowers for a centerpiece.  Our neighbor might have been a liiitle puzzled as to why a guy was out there with a huge handful of flowers...

I thought that crepes were going to be difficult to make, but they're actually super easy and fast!

Carey (there's another family that works here with us, and Carey's the dad of my adopted niece and nephews that I told you about) preached in Swahili today, and did an amazing job!  He's almost completely fluent.

After coming back to the house and relaxing for a while, Dad, Jacob, Luke and I went on a bike\run.  I ran for the first 1.5 miles, but then Dad wanted to run a bit, so I took over the bike, and rode it back.  Jacob and I took the dogs out for a short walk too.  

Can I just again show you how cute Panya is?

I finally did day 3 of my push-up challenge today; these are my sets:
8x1; 10x1; 7x2, 20x1

I can already tell a big difference in my strength.  How convenient that it's three days a week, and only takes a few minutes, too!

Happy Mother's Day! 
What are your plans?


  1. aww! what a fun post! and that food looks so delicious. and that pup = adorable! I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day with your fam!

  2. The food you made looks absolutely amazing, yum!
    I would love to have an orange tree in my yard. Fresh squeezed juice is the best!

  3. Love your blog! I just started reading it and am absolutely wrapped up in your life. So cool you live in Africa!!

    So 2 things, 1- that food looks AH-mazing and I'm so jealous you have orange trees, and 2- your dog is the cutest thing ever :)

  4. I want to eat at your house! I am ashamed to tell you what we ate around here on Mother's Day lol

    That puppy is so cute, I love the close up shot :)

  5. nice job on the crepes! those look really good! mmm... oj!

  6. You look like your mom! You're both so pretty! Great job on the push up challenge. It's fun to see how much stronger you can get in just a few days time!

  7. Is Panya real! WHAT A DOLL!!!

    Beautiful pics Lindsey!!!!!!


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