Sunday, November 06, 2011

Cooking ;)

I've had an urge to try some different things in the kitchen lately. As most of you know I love reading and keeping up with blogs. Some of the blogs I follow / stalk or whatever you want to call it I don't even know on a personal level. But reading the blogs really make me feel like I do :) we participated in a couples bible study a few months ago led by Laurie and Lin Keesey. They are an awesome couple and I feel like we learned so much about life and about parenting and about Our Lord and our Savior. I started following her daughters blog because her testimony about adoption is so amazing and I love looking at pictures of all of her beautiful children. A few weeks ago she started posting a new recipe each day. So I thought.... Awesome. I will try some of them! And I did. ;).

The first one I tried was stuffed chicken. It was stuffed with goat cheese and it was awesome! The next one I tried was Italian pork chops. It was so good too! She even posted a side dish of honey butter sweet potatoes. Wow. They were all awesome.

However...... We also have something else that we are cooking .....

We are proud to announce we will be adding a new member to our family in May 2012 . We are very excited and am looking forward to another pregnancy journey. As most know pregnancy is very much a exciting but emotional time for me. Please join us in praying through this entire pregnancy and keep the baby and myself safe and healthy.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Posts coming soon!

Wow! Just realized it's been quite some time since I updated my blog. My computer crashed a few months ago so I have been using an old laptop and it was a bit slow on the uploading of pictures. However. I'm gonna try to start updating more frequently even if I have to do so from my phone. Lots and lots of posts and news to share soon! Stay tuned ;)

Monday, August 08, 2011

Community Helpers.....

I am a few weeks behind on updates, but I am having to use an older computer due to my laptop crashing so it is a littler slower than I am used to, but the good news is, that I have one that I can use to do updates :)

The week before last our theme, was COMMUNITY HELPERS.

On Monday we went and looked at big construction trucks and played with our blocks builiding things, watched BOB the Builder and colored a picture of a dump truck.

On Tuesday , Cole went to Fire house Subs for lunch and then went to the firestation and took cookies for the firefighters. He was a little afraid of the BIG truck at first but he warmed up to it and even was able to sit in the drivers seat! :) He got a "jr fireman" sticker to stick on his firefighter hat he got at firehouse. We did firefighter puzzles ,read books about firefighters, and played with our firetruck cars.

On Wednesday he was not feeling well but learned about Librarians. He goes to the library very regularly and loves going to do puzzles, play with puppets and read books. 

On Thursday Cole came to my office for Doctor/ Nurse Day.  He was able to sit on a strecher, ride in a wheelchair and even listen to mine and his heartbeat. :)   I was so glad that he came for a visit even though he wasn't feeling very good.

On Friday , we had planned on heading to Edventure but we postponed it until he was feeling better. We were able to meet a few friends at Chick Filla friday morning for breakfast and a little play time.

This was a fun week .... I think i am enjoying these theme weeks as much as my sweet boy is :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

E i, E, I O.........

Last week we started doing "theme weeks" with Cole. Every week we have a theme and we do crafts and do "outings" to go along with the them. Last weeks theme was Farm Week. We also made a craft dealing with God's creation, in the beginnning. All week we played with farm puzzles, read a lot of farm books, and colored alot of pictures of farm animals. On Friday , Cole and I visited a Farm. We went really early as it was already in the 90's by 9am. He was able to see donkey's , chickens, horses, turkeys, goats , and pigs. He had a great time. Here are a few pictures from the week :)


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Anytime Prayer

Two Little Eyes to Look at God

Two Little Ears to Hear His Word

Two Little Feet to Walk in His Way

Two Little Lips to Sing His Praise

Two Little Hands to Do His Will

And One Little Heart to Love Him Still

Friday, April 29, 2011

Photo Challenge- Day 14

Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward

Psalm 127:3

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Photo Challenge- Day 13

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist

One of my favorite music bands is the group called Selah. They are a contemporary christian group and are awesome. I have been listening to their music for several years now. You might recognize the song, "You Raised Me Up", if you listen to WMHK . When we lost Carter 3 years ago I became very engaged in blogs with women who had been through similar situations. I came across Angie Smith's blog "Bring the Rain" . It just so happened that Angie Smith is Todd Smith's wife . Todd is the lead singer for Selah. I had the awesome opportunity to hear Selah in concert about a year ago with my dear friend Madelyn Mathias. It was an awesome concert. One of the many things that I like about Selah is that they sing alot of old hymns that we used to sing at church and they put a contemporary flare to them. All three of the singers have unbelievable voices. After Todd and Angie lost their baby girl, Audrey Caroline they wrote a song called , " I will carry you" . WOW, what an amazing song.
Click on the video below to hear the song ....

Also if you want to check out Angie's story and her blog below is the web address:

And, if you ever get a chance to pick up a Selah CD or on ITunes or maybe even go to their concert, you will thoroughy be blessed.