Friday, September 26, 2008

My Husband Rocks Giveaway!!!!

You heard me right folks!! GIVE-A-WAY! Sweet, rockin' Katy Lin over at the great adventure has a fabulous giveaway going on right now! So what are you waiting for??? Go. Go check out her blog, and enter for her awesome giveaway. Go!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

My Husband Rocks because....

...he is a volunteer chaplain down at our county juvenile jail. Every other Thursday evening Bryan and another guy from our church goes down to share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ with the juveniles that are locked up. They don't go to "preach" at them, they go to let them know that there is another way. Bryan and Henry let them know that just because they have made a few mistakes, there is still hope. Alot of these kids have grown up with parents that have been in and out of jail or prison, and they just follow suit. It's a way of life for them. And then there are some that come from homes whose parents are just to busy for them. They're more consumed with their social and economical stature to give the proper love and care to their children, and in turn the child ends up making some bad choices. So, I'm very proud of my husband for taking the time to breathe a little hope and life into these young lives.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sarah Mae over at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee shared a cool website where you can make a collage of the words used on your blog. Here's the link. Go check it out!

Thanks for sharing Sarah!

Mini Meatloafs

I seen this idea somewhere else before, and it was a big hit. I found this variation in the Kraft foods magazine that I get periodically, which has great ideas and recipes! Here is what you do.

1lb. lean ground beef (we use ground turkey)

1 pkg. Stuffing mix

1tsp. garlic powder

3/4 c barbecue sauce

3/4 c shreded cheese

Heat oven to 375. Mix your meat, stuffing mix, 1 cup water and 1 tsp. garlic powder. Press into muffin cups, recipe says to use all 12, but I only used 8. Make sure you spray your muffin pan. Make an indention in the center of each mini loaf with a spoon; fill with sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through (160* F). Top with cheese; bake for 5 min. more or until cheese melts. Mmm..mmm Good!!

Let me tell you my kids were complaining before hand..."We don't like meatloaf..blah, blah, blah." They loved them as did my hubby!! Next time I'll probably use 2lbs of meat instead of 1lb.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Husband Rocks!! "Shoe Freak"

My husband rocks because he has a total shoe fetish. He is way worse than any woman that I know of when it comes to shoes. I just love that he thinks that his shoes have to match his shirt. =D

He has shoes here.....

and here....

and here.

Monday, September 8, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life!!

I've got a little catching up to do. Sorry I haven't blogged in a few weeks. I'll try to remember everything. O.k. so, I photographed my first wedding! Yay!! I was so nervous, and excited at the same time. It was a favor for my mil, but it was so much fun! And since then, I've had quite a few peeps ask me to do some pics of their family.

Let's see what else.....oh yeah, my baby turned 7!!! *tear* *sniff* It's so hard to believe. Where has the time gone. I can remember like it was yesterday bringing her home. I keep telling dh it's time for another, but he won't listen. He says 2 is enough, one for each parent is his motto. But there's still that deep desire in me to mother and nurse and rock a baby...UGH! Alyssa is the one on the left hugging Abby. My awesome mil made her cake. She wanted a Hannah Montana bday party.

What else I have I been up to? Well, the last couple of Thursdays(the only day I don't babysit) , I've subbed in the cafeteria at my kids' schools. One is at the middle school, and the other at the elementary. It's only for a couple of hours during lunch, but I'm at least getting "my foot in the door" so hopefully one day, when Abby (the little girl I babysit) goes to preschool or kindergarten I can work in the school and not have to worry about sitters and such for my kids. I also will be subbing for my friend who owns a daycare. I'm really excited about that as well. Maybe that will quench that desire for a baby?? ;o) We'll see. It may only make it worse. I've been fingerprinted twice. When you work with kids in a school or daycare they do extensive background checks which is a comforting thought these days. You never know what weirdo is scoping out your kids. They not only do the BCI&I but they also do an FBI background check. I guess they've had people that would get into trouble in one state and then move on to the next state to prey on their next unsuspecting victim.

Yesterday was our 6th annual Ladies Day of Renewal conference at our church, so for the last several months we've been busy planning and preparing for that day. It's always awesome! The Presence of God was there and we had a great time in Him. I can't wait to hear the testimonies of the lives that was changed as a result of the Renewal.

Tre' was asked to be on the student council. I was soooooo excited. I mean, he may just be President one day! =o) It's for the whole school, 5th-8th grade. I'm so proud of him. I explained to him what a responsibility that was, and how others would look up to him, hope I didn't scare him to much. He had his first meeting Friday after school. They voted on having a "special" day at school. 50's day, backwards day, hat day...etc. I believe backwards day won. The kids get to wear the clothes backwards. Whoohoo! Well, I don't want to keep rambling. I just wanted to give a quick update on the happenings around here. I'm probably missing something majorly funny, or important, but if I think of anything else, I'll blog about it. Thanks for listenting. God Bless!

Oh yeah, one more thing, I got the new Natalie Grant CD Relentless from the Library, and it's awesome! I love every song on the CD, so go get it!! I put a few songs on my playlist at the bottom of my page, so scoll down there and listen to some of the songs, you're gonna love it.