I’m cheating a bit this week by not posting every day, but it’s been a busy week and will just get busier with Thanksgiving on the way. Hopefully I can get a little grace from you dear readers?!
When I started thinking about what I was grateful for this week, I was overwhelmed by the abundance of blessings in my life.
The boys and I took a quick day-trip in to Broken Arrow on Monday to visit family who arrived in town for Thanksgiving. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of laughter, good food, and great company. And it was a mere preview of what Thursday and Friday will bring.
This was one of the many reasons for laughter. Kasen was styling in the stache
I have a HUGE family, and so many people I am incredibly thankful for. So, instead of doing a post for individuals (not enough days, what if I leave someone out?!) I am going to try and sum up the joy that my family brings to my life, specifically, cousins. Continue reading
I think I am in love…with roller derby and the awesomeness that are roller girls!
A little over two years ago I was catching up on my Netflix movie list and I received Whip It in the mail. I’d heard of roller derby before, but this movie put a whole new spin on it. Plus I ❤ me some Ellen Page (of Juno fame.) I was so intrigued!
I spent hours Googling roller derby and checking to see if there were any local teams. There were! I asked The Hubs what he thought of the idea of me as a roller derby girl were. He smiled and kind of laughed, and said, “You’d be good. What about softball?”
Hmmm. Was that a compliment or a diversion?
The idea and fascination remained just a lovely, awesome dream. We were busy living life, getting adjusted to a new place, first ministry appointment, and our rapidly growing 9 month old.
But oh how dreams cling to the soul… Continue reading
I can’t help myself. With the news of the Hostess demise, I feel compelled to share my thankfulness for the many cream-filled wonders I have consumed.
I have been lol’ing at all the memes floating around Facebook, namely about how well-timed the downfall of Hostess is in relation to the Mayan’s prediction of the end of the world.
It’s hard to imagine a world where my children may never know the joy of a Hostess Cupcake or Twinkie.
When I heard the sad news, I had a few thoughts: Continue reading
After another delicious meal thanks to a recipe found on pinterest I know what I am especially thankful for today.
Yep! That includes being thankful for the food we are able to buy and recipes we make from said food. I am thankful I have never had to experience true hunger from not having enough food. I’ve done the 30 hr. Famine a few times, so I’ve felt hungry, but I’ve never wondered where my next meal would come from, or if I would eat at all.
But I am very grateful to have 3 lovely crock-pots that I can throw some ingredients in, set it on low and slow, and come home to the mouth-watering scent of home-cooked goodness wafting through the house. You might think 3 is an excessive number to have, but really, it isn’t when you are a ministry family. I have literally used all 3 at the same time before! One is just a baby crock-pot for dips and such. One is purple and pretty (a birthday present,) and the other is the elegant one we registered for as a wedding gift. She’s my old lady who works hard!
Here are a few things my classy cookers have helped create:
Chicken Taco Chili
- Crock-pot shredded BBQ chicken
- Roast and Veggies
Do you all crock-pot? What are some of your favorite recipes?
I love to read. It is a luxury that I took for granted before the hubs and I had children.
Pre-children, I could lose myself in a good novel or series and read cover to cover, no interruptions. I would read non-stop and often experience a book hang-over after completing a really great read.
Post-children, I usually have to wait until after bedtime to pick up my latest novel(s) and I am often too exhausted to read more than a chapter or two, not able to summon the enthusiasm to let the book transport me to another world. It has been a real adjustment for me to not finish a book within a day or two of starting it. Continue reading