I know when you see the title you are thinking “well that’s selfish.” One thing that my new and wonderful has allowed me to do is to take some time for myself. So every night when I put Landon to bed and get my house in order I get to just sit and watch TV or read a book (for fun), finish up some projects around my house, do homework, go to bed early, whatever I want. I don’t think I have ever had a job that allowed me to come home every night at a reasonable time, make dinner, spend much needed time with Landon and time with myself (nights that Scott is home I get to spend time with him).
These last 4 months have been just what I needed. God is so good and provides what we need, when we need it. The Bible talks about not worrying about what tomorrow will bring. This is something that I have always struggled with. Recently I have changed the way I think; why worry about tomorrow when tomorrow is completely out of our control. Only God knows what is going to happen and only He can control it. We need to focus on today otherwise we miss out on all of wonderful things that life has in store for us.
All we need to remember is that God is in control and He will always provide what we need, when we need it (He always keeps His promises)!!
Wow what a year! Scott has just wrapped up his first year of tumbling and about to finish his second semester at Asbury. Last Friday Landon and I went to see the tumbling show that Scott, the other coaches, and students have been working on. It was so amazing!! I was so proud of Scott and the rest of the team.
As the year starts slowing down for Scott it is really starting to pick up for me. I have decided to make a pretty big life change. Last Sunday at a work meeting it was officially announced that I will no longer be working at Apple full time. I accepted a full time position with a company called Loxone here is Lexington. I was hired on to fill the role of Internet Marketing. I am really excited to get started. I feel so honored that they hired me without any work experience (in marketing) and with a year left of school! Scott and I decided that I will also be working at Apple part time at least for a couple of months. So like I said things are getting busy for me here…which is just the way I like it.
This has been a crazy week! Last Thursday I was in a car accident. It is a long story but the important thing is that everyone was ok. I broke my thumb and that was the only injury (it could have been a lot worse)! Thank God Landon was not with me. I just found out today that I will have to have minor surgery to prevent future issues with my thumb nail. You know this has been nothing compared to the news I learned about my cousin’s son the day after my accident. Joel (my cousin’s 6 year old son) was diagnosed with leukemia. They have done a biopsy to see what type of leukemia he has and they will get the results of that later this week. This has completely broken my entire family’s we are such a close family that when one person is hurting we are all hurting. I can’t even imagine going through this with Landon. Everything that has happened this week just proves that EVERYTHING can change in an instant; don’t take one second for granted!!
Please pray for healing for Joel, comfort, rest, and peace for his parents and his twin brother Nathan who is completely heartbroken and lost without his best friend and brother!
Last night I was exploring the internet and cleaning out my email. One site that I love looking at just for fun is totsy.com. They have such cute things for moms and kids of all ages at really really good prices. One of the deals currently going on is for a company call Wummel Box. How it works; every month you get a Wummel Box full of materials for 2 to 3 activities or craft (they provide all the materials; paper, glue sticks, scissors, etc.) and you get to create and learn with your child!
This is one of the coolest things ever for kids. If Landon was older I would be doing this with him.
I’m sure that nobody really cares about why I have not posted anything lately. Honestly nothing is new. Personally I think that is a good thing; like most people I like change but sometimes it is good to just have things be the same. We have been really enjoying our time in Wilmore and our time together as a family. I decided to take a break from blogging for a couple of reasons. During the holiday months work is really really busy (it is crazy when you work in retail). I wanted to take some time to focus both on school and my family amidst my crazy work schedule. I am now back and looking forward to getting back to blogging more often than I have in the past. To keep myself from getting overwhelmed I am going to be keeping my posts pretty short. So stay tuned I’ll be posting my app of the week soon!!
This has been a crazy week so far! Scott started school this week; he is loving it! Along with school Scott has started his coaching position with the Asbury Tumbling Team. He has already met a lot of kids and he is really enjoying the new social life here in Wilmore. Up until now Scott has been so busy working, looking after Landon, and helping me with the house work that he has not had the opportunity to meet a lot of people. As weeks pass by we are becoming more and more involved in our community and it is feeling more and more like home every day. We really love it here; God has been so good! We moved down here with not knowing much of anything as far as what God had planned but He is revealing it a little more everyday. One hard thing about becoming more involved and social is that is very hard to find time for just the two of us.
Landon is at a fun but trying stage in life. He is discovering new things everyday and he is so smart! At the same time he has entered the terrible twos. Oh my goodness it has been hard but fun all at the same time. He is very energetic and always on the go. He is learning new things every day; his patients is amazing he never gives up!
God is so good
It was so good to be able to go home last weekend! I just happened to have a four day weekend the very same weekend of my niece’s first birthday. So I decided to take Landon and go home for the weekend. It was so nice to see my parents, sisters, and some of my other family that I have not seen in a very long time. One of the best parts of the weekend was being able to worship at home (Emmanuel Church) on Sunday Morning! It was wonderful to see so many of my close friends and family! I am so thankful that I have such wonderful people in my life! God is so good and has blessed my family in so many BIG ways. Although it was great to go home for a short trip I am very glad to be back in Wilmore. Scott and I are getting ready to start the next chapter of our lives…Scott starts school! We are very excited! Everyday Wilmore is becoming home more and more. Recently I was asked to teach the Kindergarten Sunday School class (pending I can have Sundays off) if that doesn’t work out I was asked to teach a CLC class on Wednesday nights. I remember growing up going to CLC it was so much fun; I am excited to finally feel like I belong at our church and have been give the opportunity to serve.
I thought I would post a photo or two from the weekend!
|Having breakfast with my cousin
|All the kids!
Alright so I was talking to a friend at work today and he asked me if my parents where going to bring Brats with them the next time they come to visit. I said probably not but beer brats were one of my favorite things. Long story short he wanted to know how to make them.
It is really easy!
Bring the beer of your choice to a boil (you only need about 2 bottles per one package of brats) and carefully place brats in the pot. Be careful the beer can boil over and make a HUGE mess (I learned this the hard way). Once the brats are fully cooked add them to a frying pan and cook for as long as you like. We like them almost burnt! But them in a bun and add your favorite condiments then ENJOY!!
|This is how we like them! YUMMY!
So my neighbor and I have decided to start a little garden in front of our house we are very excited; I even started weeding the area to get it ready. This inspired me to post a healthy recipe. I made a salad the other night that was very very good!
Grilled Chicken and Spinach with Orange dressing:
1 (10 oz.) pkg. of pre-washed fresh spinach
1/2 c. orange juice
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. Vinegar
1 tsp. grated orange peel
1/8 tsp. salt
2 medium shallots
4 boneless chicken breast halves, pounded
1/4 tsp. black and red pepper
6 slices of orange, halved
1 1/2 c. strawberries
Sprinkle one side with pepper
Put pepper side down on grill
Cook 5 min.
Lightly sprinkle with pepper again
Slice chicken crosswise
Place on spinach and add strawberries
Combine orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar, orange peel, salt, and shallots
Mix well in a sauce pan and bring to a boil
Pour over spinach immediately
This is perfect as a summer dinner! It is very easy, yummy, and healthy…ENJOY!!
Hey everyone there is an app that I discovered probably a year or so ago that I totally love! It is called Pepperplate. This app is your one stop shop for all your cooking needs. You can add your own recipes or import them from your favorite food website. Having a place to store all your yummy recipes is great but what about when its time to plan your meals and go grocery shopping? This is the app for that as well! This is what it look like on my iPhone:
One of my favorite things about this app is the fact that is this also online!! This makes it very easy for me to add my recipes and create my meal plans and shopping lists even if I don’t have my phone and iPad!
Check out the website! Here is the best part about this App. it’s totally FREE!! Thats right its free; I have done a lot of searching and this is only recipe app that I have that does everything in one place for free!!
If anyone has any other apps that you think I should take a look at or that you want to share with everyone feel free to post your comments! I love discovering new apps!!