Monday, April 27, 2009

Random Pictures

It has been a crazy busy month...but we have had lots of fun!

Kaden and Nathan enjoyed a field trip to Purtis Creek for an Easter Egg Hunt

We did lots of egg hunting

Aunt Julie came to visit for Easter

The best pictures I could get of my little guys on Easter Sunday

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Heart Not So Divided...or Is It?

I wrote a post at the beginning of this school year about my heart being divided. Divided because I would be leaving my own kiddos while heading out to teach other people's kiddos. Next year God has blessed and I will have the opportunity to once again stay home with my little guys. While this is exciting and a dream come true, I never thought this would be a hard decision...that it would be something that I would struggle with... but here I am a heart divided once again.
I work at the most amazing school. I have had countless opportunities to share scriptures with my students this year. I work with a wonderful team of christian ladies and I have a boss who really loves the Lord and has a heart for each child in the matter how difficult they are!:) What I really have here is a ministry, not just a job. I guess that is what has made the decision so difficult.
After MUCH prayer, Lots of tears, and just searching for God's wisdom, I made my final decision public of June 5th I am officially a SAHM (stay at home mom).
I can see lots of coupon cutting, art projects, fort building, t-ball playing, and TONS of diapers in my near future. This is a bitter sweet day for me as one ministry door closes and another one opens! I would covet your prayers as we step into this new season of life!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

What's for Supper?

Are you like me? Tired of the same-old-same-old all the time. I love to cook...I love to provide good, well balanced meals for my family. BUT, I also work and I am married to a preacher which doesn't always leave a whole lot of time for those, shall we say, "grandma's recipe" kind of nights. Yes, I do subscribe to Kraft Kitchens, Betty Crocker, and I have even been known to browse All Recipes...but really, who are the people rating these recipes? How do I know if they are going to be good before I waste precious time, energy, and money slaving away in the kitchen. Can you relate? Here is my suggestion: write a post including a favorite EASY and GOOD sure to include a picture and then link it to my post using "Mr. Linky". Hopefully we will get a good little collection to add to our recipe boxes.

Happy Cooking!

Here is my recipe:

This is great when I want a little Asian reminds me of sweet and sour chicken and I always serve it over rice with Bacon Wrapped Green Beans that have a soy sauce flavor to them.

Apricot Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 pkg. onion soup mix

3/4 cup Apricot preserves

6-80z Catalina salad dressing

Place the chicken in a 9X13 pan and season

Stir remaining ingredients together and pour over chicken

Cover dish with foil

Bake at 350 for 45-50 min. (I take the foil off for the last few minutes)