Monday, November 23, 2009

God's Plan For Marriage, Pt. 2

This is good stuff! Everyone should listen to it. It's very practical advice for those who are single and parents with children of any age.

Did you miss the first one? Listen to it here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today's Trial Is Tomorrow's Testimony

I saw this quote here and really liked it.

It sure seems like our family has been going through a lot of trials lately. Everything seems to happen at the same time, and it can get overwhelming and discouraging. Look for the testimony through that trial and it will bless you!

Trial: Several of us have been sick.
Testimony: We're almost back to full health again!

Trial: The microwave died.
Testimony: Someone had an extra that they gave to us FREE!

Trial: Maggie's engine went out on her car.
Testimony: My dad found an engine 1/2 the price she originally thought she would have to pay.

Trial: My dad's engine went out on his truck.
Testimony: The Lord provided a small commuter car a while back, so he has a car until he can get his truck fixed.

Isn't God good?!

I will bless the LORD at all times:
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 34:1

  • Unfortunately, Lilly has been sick this week, but it has allowed me to get things caught up in the office. Yay!
  • Next week is Thanksgiving break!
  • I had coffee with a friend today.
  • Made breakfast for dinner. Mmmm...pumpkin waffles.
  • I attempted pilates tonight. Hehe...gonna have to work on that. :D

Pumpkin Waffles

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, pumpkin and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until combined.

Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.

Yield: 4 servings.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

For Those Interested...

This is the first in a series on Preparing for Marriage. I'll be sure to post the rest as they come. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009


This year I made it a personal goal to cook more. Thursday is my designated day to cook dinner, and I've really enjoyed it. I've taken the opportunity to not only make old favorites, but try new things as well!
I decided to start another blog completely dedicated to the different things I make. It'll kinda be like a recipe book. Stop by! Try one of the recipes and let me know what you thought of it!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

6 corn tortillas (6 inch), divided
1-1/2 tsp. oil, divided
1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cans (14 oz. each) chicken broth
1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Medium Salsa
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese

HEAT oven to 400°F. Cut 2 tortillas into strips; toss with 1/2 tsp. oil. Spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until crisp, stirring occasionally.

MEANWHILE, finely chop remaining 4 tortillas. Heat remaining oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 min. Add chopped tortillas, broth, salsa and corn. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 15 min.

SERVE topped with cheese and tortilla strips.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Is It Thursday Already?!

  • Let's see...last week the microwave died. This week Maggie's car died. What is going on??

  • Watched 'Up' last night. It was really cute!

  • Got my hair cut today.

  • Going shopping Saturday! Woohoo! Maybe I'll get some Christmas shopping done.

  • I tried duck for the first time yesterday...hmmm...not a fan.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Playin' Around

My computer has been giving me alot of problems recently, so I put all my files on an external hard drive and restored it back to the factory settings. It works great now!

So, with the restoration came free trials of different programs, one of which was photo shop. I've been playing around with it the past few days. It's so much fun! Here's a couple of pics I've done.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

  • You don't realize how much you use a microwave until you don't have one (ours died yesterday!).
  • I found some cute fall cookie cutters today at Walmart for $0.75! It was a set of 3, regular $3.00. I'm all about clearance items! Whenever I go clothes shopping, that's the first place I go...the clearance rack!
  • Lilly was telling me last night that if there's a day that her mom or dad aren't there to pick her up from school, she's going to ride her bike home cuz she knows the way. :o) Keep in mind she's only 4 and it's probably a 10 minute car ride from the church to her house. That kid cracks me up!
  • Tomorrow's the last night for Bible Institute - Medieval Church History.
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