Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Weekend Adventures...

First, let me apologize for my lack of pictures. I am pretty sure my hubby uploaded them...but I can't figure out where he saved them. They aren't where they are supposed to be...!!

So, my FIL (father in law) and BIL (brother in law) came to stay this weekend. We had a great time. FIL is recovering from a total hip replacement and a few years ago he had a quad bypass so I was doing my best to cook healthy, well rounded meals (which I usually do anyway). We had salad, fresh fruit salad (just strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew and grapes cut up), grilled chicken and fresh whole grain bread.

But, I met my downfall with dessert. I had fully intended to cook something healthy, I really did! But, alas, it was not meant to be. So I made this:

AKA: Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake. That Paula Deen really knows what she’s doing! I even wore my "Put Some South in Your Mouth!" apron that I bought at her restaurant, "The Lady and Sons."

Yesterday we played in a charity golf tournament to benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The little girls whose parents started the tournament was able to be there for the first time since it began, three years ago. It was such a touching moment. I had to work hard to keep from sobbing. Several other children who have sought out the help of doctors at the hospital were also present, and even one of the doctors was there. It was a wonderful day for a wonderful cause. They even had an auction at the end and we got some cool stuff!

The only bad thing is my arms got WAYYYYYY burnt. I'm white as a ghost naturally and I don't tan well. It's usually white or red for me. Chris went and got some great topical medicine for me that really, really helped with the pain!

So, that brings me to today. Today hasn't been so great for a lot of reasons. One is that I had to go back to my knee surgeon. Two years ago I had surgery on my left knee. Since November my right knee has been killing me. They thought it was hamstring tendonitis, but now he thinks it's possible that it is a torn meniscus. Lovely. I will know more after my MRI. Please pray that this is not the case! That knee surgery was NO FUN!

I hope you all had outstanding weekends! Did you do anything fun? Let me know! Leave a comment!

Have a wonderful day!


Meredith said...

Jenna! Oh I envy that you have been to Savannah to the Lady & Sons Restaurant! I love that apron! That cake sounds so yummy too! I hate that about your knee! My cousin tore her ACL a few years ago. Needless to say, she won't go skiing again! Hope your week gets better!

Kelly said...

I've been wondering how you have been!!! I saw you in church Sunday (from the choir) and you had on a very cute shirt!!! :-)
I love that cake AND Paula.
I will be praying for your knee. I'm so sorry. You can't be hurting when you are going to HAWAII!!! (it's getting so close!)
Thinking of you this week!

Pam said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend. So sorry to hear about your knee. I will praying for you!
I gotta make that cake!

tootie said...

The dessert looks amazing! So glad you had a fun weekend with your family.

I will say a prayer for you about your knee!

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