Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My Sister!

Holly and Wayne are having a girl! I am soooo excited! Today was the big appointment!! Afterward she took our mom a bouquet of pink flowers at work to "tell" her!


We are all excited and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Harvest Anne in October! She is due the day before my birthday, Oct. 27th to be exact, so she has got to be one uber cool baby to have a birthday like that!




Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tabouli



I finally found a recipe for Tabouli, I am so very excited. I haven’t actually tried this recipe yet, but I was so happy to have even found it, I had to share it today.

3 Cups of finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 or 5 finely chopped green onions
4 ripe, medium sized tomatoes, chopped into small cubes
1 cup of bulgur
½ teaspoon allspice
½ cup lemon juice
5 tbs olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Rinse bulgur several times and soak in cold water for about twenty minutes
Chop Tomatoes (small dice)
Clean and Chop Parsley (remove large stems, you want mostly leaves)
Put Bulgar in a Sieve to drain
Chop green onions
Mix together – Toss Well

Taste for seasoning, if too dry you can add additional lemon juice

Tabouli benefits from resting; leave in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night tossing occasionally.

Tasty Tip: Use in a Salad - Greens, Cucumbers, Tabouli, Sunflower Seeds and Ranch Dressing....YUM, YUM, YUMMY.....served with a side a Hummus and Pretzel Crisps

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

5.20.06

Today is our Anniversary! Three years ago today, at about this time, we were in a little chapel in Gatlinburg, TN getting married. We spent the next week in the mountains of Gatlinburg! I haven't stopped wanting to go back yet! It is beautiful there! That was the best week of my life!

Happy Anniversary Baby...I love you!!










Monday, May 18, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Well it's that time again, Not Me! Monday. Being brutally honest and living to tell about it. This is a blog carnival created by MckMama, so hop on over to her blog and see what she and every one else have not been doing this week.



I was not an hour and a half late for work this morning because I was not vomiting uncontrollably! I did not tell my boss I was "running a little late" then lay back down only to fall fast asleep! Not Me, I am always on time for work and I would never do such a thing. I am not sitting at my desk, wishing I had stayed home in the bed rather than dragging my neauseated self into the office to sit at this desk all day! I did not come in only out of guilt because I took a vacation day Friday, and figured no one would believe that I actually am sick today!


Sorry, I am not much fun today!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Zoo Party!

Pictures from Kylie's 6th Birthday Party (Nichole's oldest daughter)...They had a petting zoo in her back yard. It was WAY cool!! I am thinking of having one for my next birthday...but Kylie says I am too old!! What do you think?

Before the party!!



Blowing out the candles!



Opening Presents!







Kylie is going to bust that Pinata!!



Kylie looking at the Persian Crested Chicken
(or some such thing)



Kennedy loving on the long hair donkey!!



Kinky the Kinkajou eating fruit!
He was the sweetest thing EVER!!



Kennedy looking at the tortoise!






Greyton riding sitting on the horsey!



Emily and one of the bunnies!



The petting zoo corral!
(the kids could come and go as they please)



They had horse rides, and face painting too!! This was by far one of the neatest party ideas I have every seen. It was so much fun, and the lady was so laid back, and the kids really enjoyed themselves.

If you live in the area and would like to know more click Buck-A-Roo Parties . I would highly recommend it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kayleigh Anne Freeman

Please pray for Kayleigh's Family. Yesterday Kayleigh was completely healed in Heaven. She is now made perfect, and is praising our sweet Jesus face to face. However, I know her parents would rather have had her healed here in their arms. Please pray for their comfort and peace as I know this is a horrible road to walk down.

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. ~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NIV)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

(My Mommy)

Today is mother's day! I want to start by saying Happy Mother's day to my mom. My sister and I were talking the other day about how truly blessed we are to have the parents we have. We didn't realize it growing up, but some poeple didn't have a family like ours. Our parents were always at everything we ever did, softball, dance, school programs, beauty pagents, whatever we did, they were there supporting us and telling us how great we were. We never doubted if we were loved or if we had value in our home. I can't imagine life any other way, we are so blessed! Our mother is the reason we are the women we are today! Happy Mother's Day Mom! I Love you!

Barbie has a wonderful post on Mother's Day if you want to check her out.

I will leave you today with The Mom Song....Remember to pause my music player at the bottom.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

They left out one seemingly important detail, important to me anyway. Was there anyone in the portable toilets??? YUCK!!! Can you imagine being inside one of those things when something like this happened. I think that may be why I have a fear of portable toilets.


PUYALLUP, Wash. - A small airplane dropping from the sky after its engine failed wound up on a cushioning bunch of portable toilets — and the pilot was able to walk away apparently unhurt.

Gary Mayor of the Federal Aviation Administration says the Cessna 182 crashed Friday afternoon in Washington state after taking off from Thun Field, an airfield owned by Pierce County southeast of Tacoma. Sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says the plane was about 150 feet in the air when the engine quit. Troyer told The News Tribune that the pilot tried to turn around to land but didn't quite make it. The plane hit a fence, flipped over and landed upside down on top of the portable toilets standing in a storage yard. Authorities didn't immediately give the pilot's identity.


Credit to: MSNBC

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

5.5.09

Today was my due date. If things had gone differently, I would be holding my new baby today. Looking at his or her eyes, holding his or her little hands in mine, and trying to figure out which one of us he or she looks like. I have been dreading this day with everything in me. I have worried and wondered about how I would react today. It’s amazing; I can't even explain the Peace that God has given me today. While I AM sad, I am not overwhelmed. I am actually OK. I honestly never thought I would be able to say that and without the help of God, I wouldn’t be able to say it. He is my ALL IN ALL!

The old song is so true....

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all

Seeking you as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

When I fall down you pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

I don’t know who is out there reading this today, or what is going on in your life; but please let me assure you, even when it feels like you can’t hold on, Jesus is holding you. Don’t give up! I have felt, at times, like I couldn’t go on, like my life was falling in around me, and there was nothing I could do to stop it. I also know the relief that comes when Jesus just holds you in his arms, and that is a place I never want to leave. Please, know that God loves you and wants nothing but the best for you. Sometimes he allows us to walk through things that we can’t understand, but he is always there to hold us, just don’t give up.


Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.


Psalm 89:1 (NIV)
I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

Tasty Tuesday ~ Stolen Style


Cranberry Couscous

I have decided to be EXTREMELY lazy today. I didn't even bother to copy and paste the recipe here. I am stealing MckMama's recipe for Cranberry Couscous. It looked so wonderful when she posted about it on her blog, I just had to go home and try it for myself. It was then I knew, it would make my Tasty Tuesday short list! I even brought leftovers for my lunch today!

Now it's your turn...Go home and try it...I dare you!



Monday, May 4, 2009

Not Me! Monday

It’s that time again...Not Me! Monday...being brutally honest and living to tell about it.

This is a blog carnival created by MckMama, and we are SO glad she is back!! So head on over to her blog and see what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.




Bill did not have a toothache in the SAME tooth that he had a root canal on 6 months ago, the SAME tooth that broke and had to be repaired with a post only around 3 months ago. We are not STILL paying for both procedures that totaled over $2,000! He did not call me from the same dentist office to tell me, said tooth, would have to have a 2nd root canal, as the first one "didn’t get all of the nerve.” We most certainly were not asked to see a specialist to have the top of the tooth cut off, and a microscopic camera run down in the tooth to make sure that was indeed the problem. This was not such a completely horrifying absolutely ridiculous unpleasant solution to us that we decided to have the $2,000 tooth yanked out, and thrown in the garbage pulled. I certainly didn’t get so insanely outraged slightly aggravated, at our dentist that I definitely did not refuse to pay the bill for pulling his tooth!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Favorite Song Friday

What better song for my favorite song today than By His Wounds....

Favorite Song Friday is brought to you by Mandye at Flowers Family Fun.

Remember to pause the music player at the bottom before playing the video.




Please Pray with Me...

It seems like so many children are being attacked lately: Stellan, Kayleigh, Cohen, and several Children at my church are also in need of lots of prayer for medical problems. Could every one just stop and pray with me for these precious children, for their healing, and for God's peace for their parents. Also, to meet financial needs that these medical problems may create.

Father we come to you now, in the name of your precious son Jesus, and ask you to place your hand on Stellan, Kayleigh, Cohen, Brooke, Zach, and Brower. We know that children are precious to you Father and we agree right now that you will heal these children and that you will use the difficulties that they have had to endure for your Glory!

Your word says:

Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.


Father, I ask for a special peace for the mother's of these Children right now! Lord, it's hard to watch your children go through things, and know that they have no control over the situation. Father please give them peace to release it into your hands and rest, knowing that you are God and you do all things well. Father, I also pray that you would deliver all of these families from any financial burden that they may be under. Please allow them to be able to focus on You and their children right now... We ask all these things in Jesus name.

Amen!!