Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Best Week Ever

My husband tells me this is not really the best week ever, I am just out of touch with how normal people live.  However, it started out with breakfast in bed and has included most of my favorite things thus far, so it will continue as "The best week ever" because:

1) Monday started with "Happy Vacation Week" breakfast in bed, which was followed by afternoon kayaking, followed by evening crafting/home projecting {with minimal conflict} and this awesomely fun Monday, was then concluded with my absolute favorite thing, watching the college world series with DJ :)

2) Tuesday, we took Peyton to Petsmart {presh}, DJ took my car to get taken care of, aannnnddd we stopped at Chipotle for lunch! My love for Chipotle runs deep, for Valentine's Day this year, we actually cancelled our fancy pants reservations, for some good smoked Tabasco and burritos, thats love.

I did mix up tea and tablespoon in the biscuits this morning, oops. Home maker in training, what can I say?

3) Finally, tomorrow we are headed to visit my Granny in Wilmington, NC to squeeze in some quality catch-up time and a few days at the beach! Fav, fav, really really fav.

My first clinical starts a week from today, I am a pretty balanced combo of excited and nervous{psh, I wish, I'm scared to death}.  I packed today and now feel a little bit more calm about it all :) {minus the fact that my pants were a little snug, but eh, whatev}

Anyways, here is a little photo summary of my past two wonderful days!

We learned all about wire shelving {and got bunches of new storage space!}, I know, no big deal, but I'm proud of it :)  {Big thanks to Sheila for letting us share her washer/dryer, just one of the many ways she is wonderful to us!}

I killed two pins with one project, both of which were rockin ideas:
See here and here for my inspirations

And we loved being "splorers" on the river, checking out all sorts of different places

Anyways, happy Tuesday!  Hope you are having an awesome week too :)

PS - HUGE praise that the Lord brought Audrey and her nursing team home safe from Cambodia this morning!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Just Another Crazy Weekend

 Such a special weekend of celebrating!

We spent the weekend with DJ's family celebrating Grandma's 90th birthday!

And were also able to spend Saturday night celebrating Catherine and Chad's wedding with them!

All in all we came away from this weekend feeling completely exhausted, but also very blessed by all of the family and friends the Lord has surrounded us with. 

3 days until the end of Maymester and 2 weeks until clinical begins!
Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Test of Fire

Now, I am not Catholic, but I am very passionate about Biblical Truth, our great country, and these upcoming elections and think this is a very impactful clip.  There is no "moderate" in this election, the lines are clearly drawn in the sand, and I am praying with everything in me that the American people get out and vote to uphold the Constitution and governmental system this country has abided by for over the past two centuries.

If you do nothing else this election season, please use your blogs and other social media to share where you stand and why.  We need to stand up and stand out for what we believe in.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Chris Tomlin and Banana Bread Kind of Day

There are some days I wake up feeling energized and blessed to be alive, unfortunately today was not one of those wonderful days.

Today has been a yo-yo of emotions, brought on by circumstances of course, and my inability to see past them at initial glance.
However, it started with the most wonderful news of a sweet friend's engagement, which is the result of none other but the Lord's amazing leading and plan.  Despite that wonderful news, and early morning and a long class managed to take the wind out of me, which brought me to Pandora and this beautiful song.

It is amazing that something as simple as a song can re-direct my entire afternoon. 

I am reminded of my moodiness with every change of the weather, and am continuously amazed at the loving support system the Lord has constructed around me, giving me the strength I need to face the challenges and struggles of this world daily.  I am so richly blessed.
On that note, I wanted to do something to brighten DJ's day, and banana bread seemed like a simple way to do that.  This is the first time I am using this recipe, but it turned out deliciously!

Banana Bread
makes 1 loaf and is super easy
{I rarely follow a recipe successfully, so easy to me means you can do things whatever which way you want and it will still taste good! :P}
original recipe


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Mix the flour, baking soda, sugar, baking powder, and salt
2. Blend all other ingredients together
3. Slowly combine the two mixtures by adding the dry to the wet ingredients
4. Put in a greased 1.5 q loaf pan
5. Bake at 350* until the top is browned and loaf is cooked through

Happy Tuesday! :)