Sunday, November 29, 2009
David, Lauren, and Dawson came to see us last night and we had so much fun! It was great to see them again, it had been WAY too long. Dawson and Spencer had a ton of fun and played until they both ran out of gas.
Are they not too cute?!!!
Today Michael got up at 4:30am, yes, AM, to drive to Louisiana to deliver a car, so Spencer and I just lied around and didn't get dressed until close to 5 and that was just because I needed to run to the pharmacy! Michael should be home around 11, so I'm just going to get in bed and rest up some more for a busy week at work. It will be the first week I've worked a full week in almost 3 weeks. Oops! Hope everyone has a good week!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
In two weeks I am going more in depth about this, but when your house is struck by lightning and catches fire in DECEMBER of all times, you begin to understand how important it is to give your fears and anxieties to God. Seriously, it was a rare event, He was DEFINITELY trying to tell us something and we recognized that. The next year of our journey was faced with much, much less tears and strain on our marriage and much, much more prayer and just having a good time being a couple.
So, this Thanksgiving not much has changed, but we have a new attitude and it has made a HUGE difference in our marriage and outlook. I am so thankful for all that has happened to us (don't get me wrong, it wasn't fun and I don't want to EVER do it again). I'm thankful for so much more this year, some of which I can't begin to explain to you.
I've been blessed with a husband that has been my rock and support over the past two years. I never could have survived the emotional rollercoaster I've been on without his support. He is patient with me when many wouldn't be (I tend to be a little dramatic at times. Ha!) and he has kept me focused when I would have much rather chosen to look at the negatives and felt sorry for myself.
I am very Thankful for wonderful parents that allowed us a place to live while we were
rebuilding and also given me so much support on those days I didn't know if I could continue on this journey and I couldn't do anything but cry.
I was blessed with my dream job just two years out of college that I still love after being there for four years now and I thank God every morning on my way in for giving me such a good job working for two surgeons who have become friends as well as my boss. There were also days I don't think I could have made it without the joy my job brings me and the people I work with everyday.
I am so thankful, I honestly cannot express to you just how thankful, to be able to spend this holiday season in my house. Fifty weeks ago today we came close to losing everything we owned and tomorrow all of our family will come to our new, rebuilt home to give thanks for all He did for us that morning. We easily could have been killed and our house completely destroyed, but He had other plans and I am so thankful for those plans. I am very thankful to have a warm, dry home to spend the holiday in.
Last but very certainly not least, I am very thankful for my fabulous friends, both IRL and blog friends (many of which are now IRL friends! You know who you are!!!!). Blogging has changed my life in a way that I never could have dreamed. It has allowed me to "meet" people that have made my journey so much easier. You are all so encouraging and supportive and probably have kept me out of the mental hospital by allowing me to write my blog!
Sorry to ramble so much, but I am just overwhelmed this year with Thanksgiving and I needed to express that. For the two or three of you that might have read through and made it to the end,
Friday, November 20, 2009
Wasn't he just the cutest little thing ever?!
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This is a new recipe that I have just started making last year and our families loved it! As a matter of fact, I may make one this weekend! :-)
Double Decker Pumpkin Pie
1-8oz pkg cream cheese, VERY soft
1 Tsp milk
1 Tsp sugar
1-8oz cool whip (only use 1/2 in the pie)
1 graham cracker crust
1-15 oz can PURE pumpkin (do not use the mix, only the pure pumpkin)
2-3.4 oz pkgs vanilla pudding
1 cup milk
1tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
First you will want to make the base layer.
Beat cream cheese, 1 Tsp milk, and sugar in a large mixing bowl until blended. Stir in 1/2 tub cool whip. Sread into the crust
Next, you will make the pumpkin part of the pie:
Wisk 1 cup milk, pumpkin mix, pudding mix, and spices AT LEAST two minutes. Mixture should be very thick. Spread over cream base, refrigerate for four hours and you're done!