Tuesday, January 25, 2011

God Is Good!!

Today was my interview at the bakery...and I got the job!!!!!!  THANK YOU to everyone who was praying!

Can I just say that God's timing is so perfect?! The day I went in to see if they were hiring, I was REALLY hesitant about it. I was having this battle in my mind as to whether or not I should even go in. In the end, I just gave it to the Lord and decided to do it.  Well, today they told me that they had been talking that very day about how they needed more help! 

They want to sit down and talk with each other about what exactly it is that they want me to do and are going to call me next week. I'll be starting the following week! From what we talked about today, I'll be working part time (for now),  doing food prep/baking and working the store as well. When they have events to cater, I'll help out with that. There is a 300 person party that we'll be doing at the end of February..and they do pretty high-end stuff! Once summer rolls around, I'll help out with farmers market as well! I am so excited about this!!

While they don't really do cakes like I've done, they have had requests and who knows maybe down the road they'll decide to add it to the list of things they offer since they have someone who has experience with it.  One thing they said about my cakes was that what really stood out to them is my attention to detail. I'll be the first to tell you that when it comes to cake I can be a perfectionist. :) Anyways, they really like that because it shows them that I desire to make things appealing to the eye which is what they want. 

The owners (a husband and wife team) are really nice and I think we're going to get along really well. They already told me I could have the Friday off that the youth group from BBC will be here...yay!  They were totally fine about me wearing skirts too (I asked because he mentioned providing a bakers uniform when I start working in the kitchen more, so I wouldn't mess up my clothes)...he said, "Hey, if that's what you're comfortable in then I don't care!" Also, they aren't open on Saturdays and Sundays.  Obviously with catering events and farmers market there will be some Saturdays I'll have to work, but I'll never have to work on Sunday. He said himself that he doesn't work on Sunday, and that he likes to have it off. Yay!

Hmmm...did I miss anything?

They have an espresso bar, so I'll learn how to make different coffees. :)

If there's bread at the end of the day, I can take a loaf home.  Family & friends get a 20% discount when I'm paying.  If I'm working < 3 hours, I can have a snack like a cookie or something. If I'm working > 3 hours, I can have a sandwich, soup & drink.  Yum!

When we cater events, we get paid more...so it'll be like a mini bonus every once in a while. :)

My commute, isn't really even one. It's only a couple of minutes from my house!

Anyways, if you can't tell, I'm SO EXCITED about this! Looking back I can definitely see God's hand working in all of this.  He is SO GOOD!

Well, if you're ever in the Okanogan area stop in and I'll serve you up a yummy muffin and coffee or something. =)

Monday, January 24, 2011


Technically, Sunday is the beginning of the week, but for the sake of '7 days in the life of Kali' (plus the fact that it was an exciting day) here's one more post. =)

Sundays are long. We have to leave the house no later than 7:45 because it takes 45 minutes to get to church (depending on the weather), plus we have to set things up when we get there.  We have Sunday School at 9:30, Morning Service at 11:00 followed by lunch and we usually don't get home until 2:00.

Maggie & I rode with the Majors today, since my parents were picking up Theresa and her kids. 

My mom & I had kids class during the Sunday School hour. I taught on John the Baptist.

During the Morning Service, Maggie, Brother Majors & I sang a special.  We sang 'I Know Who Holds Tomorrow'...great song!  Before the video started Brother Majors mentioned how he kept messing up the beginning of the first and last verse...and what do you know...he did it again! That's the reason for some of the snickers...lol...if you're not familiar with the song you probably wouldn't even notice. =)

The message was really good!  It was about our journey as a Christian. When we get saved we start on a journey. We should be changing, becoming more like Christ. There are many examples in the Bible about those who received God's salvation and then were set on a completely different path in life, and that's exactly how it should be!  As Christians, we are on a journey to Heaven, Holiness, the Harvest and the House of God.

After lunch and cleaning things up at church we made our way to a motel for the use of their indoor swimming pool. Yep, we were going to have another baptism! We met Theresa when we first started the Highway 20 Project. I can't remember exactly when she got saved, but she's been coming to church faithfully the past several weeks and followed the Lord in baptism yesterday! It's so encouraging to see the changes in her life!

After we finished up there, we started to head home...or so we thought!

Head on over the Maggie's blog to read the rest. =)

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Ahhh...don't you love Saturdays? A day of rest...a day to go do something fun...etc etc etc...=)

Today started off with a delicious breakfast thanks to Maggie!

This afternoon we headed an hour north...not quite to the Canadian border...for a baby shower. We had a fun time and even got to go horseback riding. Raise your hand if you've ever been horseback riding at a baby shower! Haha, that's what I thought! Yeah, it was a first for me too, but SO much fun! I hadn't ridden a horse in years! I'm looking forward to doing it off on a trail sometime!

*Attempting to ride off into the sunset...lol*

The rest of the evening is being spent just relaxing. Yesterday I got this craving for s'mores. Not sure where it came from, but I bought the stuff and we made them tonight! Hehe...


Today was a slow day, but in a good way.

I didn't have Braxton, but I did get to see his sweet little face when I picked up my paycheck.

My mom & I did some rearranging downstairs. You see...we're excitedly anticipating the arrival of a brother....and NO my mom is not pregnant for those who don't know my family. hehe... I'll save the rest of the details for another post. =)

I went to *Super*Walmart. Yes, I love it! Coming from a small town....and well moving to a smaller town...haha...it's a very special thing. Lol. It's nice to be able to do one-stop shopping!

Tonight, Maggie & I went to the Majors for dinner and a game of Chicken Foot. :)

Oh my goodness...I almost forgot to mention the best part of the day! I decided to call the bakery and see if they received my resume. He said they did and that they had just been talking about calling me to set up a time to get together!  So on Tuesday at 3pm I have lunch and an interview!! Yay!! I'm so excited about this! Honestly, through the whole process of looking for a job I've thought that working in a bakery or even opening a bakery would be so cool! This is the only other 'profession' I could see myself being happy with outside of Administration.  I guess we'll have to wait until next week to see if this is where the Lord wants me!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Today was pretty uneventful. 

Braxton came and went without any diaper mishaps. =)

I got a letter from Edward Jones. Since I knew someone in the office, I heard that a letter was coming. She didn't say what it was about, but from my 'experience' with letters I figured it wouldn't be good. But, it was an answer to prayer because I was just asking the Lord to let me know either way...and He did! Obviously that was not where He wanted me, and I'm OK with that. Who knows, maybe this bakery job will work out.

We had Bible Study, continuing in our study of Galatians.  The central theme in Galatians is our liberty in Christ and how Paul was dealing with Judaism (legalism). Something that was brought up again tonight that I really liked was this...If it was our inability to keep the law that condemned us to Hell, then why would we think that our failures could secure our salvation? Think about that one! Salvation is NOT attained through our good works. After all, our inability to be good is why we were condemned in the first place. It's only through the grace of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 2:8,9 says "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Praise God for that! I can't imagine trying to 'attain' or even 'keep' my salvation by my works because I fail on a d.a.i.l.y. basis.

After church there was some music practice. Yep, you'll be seeing a video on Sunday. Maggie, Chris & I are singing a special. Sunday is going to be a very exciting day! Now that you've been teased...

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


The Lord sure does have a sense of humor. I say, "My life isn't that interesting right now." He says, "I'll make it interesting!" :)

Today started off with baking. I got up and decided I wanted to try a recipe I saw on a blog.  Applesauce Breakfast Cake...it was really yummy!

Braxton got here around 10:15 and the day took off from there.

WARNING: If you have a squeamish stomach, skip this section.


Both yesterday and today, Braxton had many...how do I put this delicately...bowel movements. You're probably wondering why I'm even mentioning this.  Keep reading.  By one o'clock we ran out of diapers. Great! "You're on your last diaper kid. Make it last over the next 2 hours."  I'm sure you won't be surprised when I say that it wasn't long before he 'dirtied' that diaper. Now what? I had to do what I never thought I would do. I cleaned the mess out of the diaper, put a paper towel inside and gave a generous sprinkle of baby powder. Did that last long? Nope. He had a big blowout after that. You've got to be pulling on my leg. (hehe...name that movie) What's a girl to do now???  I pulled a diaper out the the trash and basically washed it with wipes and gave it a very generous dusting of baby powder. Thankfully, that's the diaper he went home in with no more incidents.  Also, I experienced a first today. For the very first time in my history of diaper changing, I got peed on.  It was only my skirt, but it happened. =)


To those who opted out of the previous section, Welcome back!

After Braxton left, my mom and I headed into town to do some grocery shopping.  Before we went to the store, I had a stop I wanted to make.  If you know me or have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you've probably picked up on the fact that I like to cook/bake and cake decorating is a hobby. So there's a new bakery in town and I've been pondering as to whether or not I should go in and see if they're hiring.  Well, I'm here to say that today I did...and I'm SO glad I did! I took pictures in of most of the cakes I've done, and after talking with the owner it sounds really promising!  While the job wouldn't be only cake (which I'm totally fine with), he liked what he saw and wants to sit down and talk.  I've not been offered a job or anything, but just from our exchange it was really encouraging.  So we'll see what happens! Whether I get this job or the job with Edward Jones or maybe even something else, all I want is the job the Lord wants me to be at.  But I have to say I'm excited about the possibility! 

Now, I bid you goodnight. I'm going to go enjoy a delicious, warm, gooey oatmeal chocolate chip cookie!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


If you haven't caught on yet, I plan on posting every day this week with the happenings in my life. It'll either be interesting or boring, I make no promises. Like I mentioned in a previous post, I feel the need to blog but I don't really know what to blog about and there's not been much going on. So I thought I'd let you all have a sneak peak into my *exciting* daily life!  Feel free to hit the red X at the top right hand corner of the screen at any time. ;)

Today was a day with Braxton. On a normal day with him he's here from 10:30-3:15. Today his mom worked more hours so I had him from 7:45-5:15. So naturally I had to get up at o-dark-thirty which I'm not a fan of, but it's worth it if it means I get to spend time with that little cutie! Have I mentioned I'm not a morning person? Those who know me will attest to that with both hands raised! haha...

Let's see...what did we do today? Probably an hour after he got here he went down for a nap and I was right along side him because I wasn't feeling too well. (Praise the Lord I'm feeling better now!) I won't say how long we slept. Ahem...=)  After that it pretty much went like this...eat lunch, poop, play, eat some snacks, poop, play, eat dinner, poop, play.  Lol, I'm not exaggerating when I say this...those who have kids or have ever watched them will say it's true.  Usually there's another nap in there, but alas it was not meant to be today. 

Braxton turned 10 months old this weekend, and is busier than ever.  He's walking all over the place now, which means I'm constantly on his heels trying to keep him out of stuff or away from the fireplace! Ahh!  He's talking more and more each day and is such a joy to have!  It makes me think of the day *Lord willing* when it'll be my own kids I'm chasing around.  Can't wait!

After he left I got started on dinner.  Potato soup was on the menu. A friend mentioned doing potato soup with roasted potatoes and I thought that sounded delicious, so trusty, old Google helped me find a recipe.  The recipe I tried is from Allrecipes...Roasted Garlic Potato Soup  It had really good flavor, but was THICK.  If you decide to give it a try, I recommend adding more milk than it calls for. I didn't, but definitely will if I ever make it again.

One more thing...I learned a very valuable lesson tonight.  When the oven has been roasting potatoes, cooking anything really, for any amount of time at a very high temperature....DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT have your face right there when you open the oven door.  VERY hot steam comes pouring out of the oven and it H.U.R.T.S! I'm ok now, but it seriously was stinging! I hope you all learn from my mistake. :)

Ok...that's all I have for Tuesday...see you back here tomorrow!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Today was (and continues to be) a good day! 
The sun was shining,
the snow is melting (for now!),
I made crepes with ham and egg inside for lunch *yum*,

played the piano for a bit,
plus I did some laundry...there's nothing like fresh sheets!...and other various things. :)
Now, it's time to head upstairs and get dinner going so it'll be ready by the time Maggie gets off work...Sour Cream Enchiladas! *drool*

Sunday, January 9, 2011


A while back I bought this...

Today, I finally had the opportunity to use it with these...

One word to describe these...Delicious! The frosting was a new recipe, and definitely a hit! The carrier made it so much easier transporting.  No worries about smooshed cupcakes here!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

At a loss....

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? At a loss for words?  I have this urge to blog...but I don't know what to blog about. I guess I can bore share with you some random facts...

  • My interview went really well! They seemed to like me, but from what I understand Headquarters makes the final decision.  Now it's the waiting game. :)
  • Braxton is walking more and more each day!
  • Selena is pregnant...due in June!
  • We've had a burn ban for the past 2 nights, and will hopefully be able to have a fire tomorrow morning.  Something about the way the atmosphere is and the smoke will linger...blah blah blah...it's cold in here and that's all I'm concerned about! ;o)
  • I've been Scripture writing and really enjoy it!
  • The youth group from BBC will be coming in February for Winter Retreat!  We are very excited about this! =)
  • I feel like baking...maybe I'll try a new scone recipe I received in an e-mail today.  If it's good I'll share it!
Later that evening...:)

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