Friday, April 29, 2011


Five years ago today I said "yes!" to my best friend and the love of my life. I am so thankful for the years we have had together so far and the great adventures and I can't wait for many more to come.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meal Planning Monday

Monday: Mavs game with the Gardner family
Tuesday: Basil pesto salad with chicken
Wednesday: Steak Fajita night with my family for my birthday
Thursday: Black bean and corn salsa salad
Friday: chicken salad with sun dried tomatoes and pinenuts
Saturday: Chinese chicken salad
Sunday: Relaxing with family

Sunday, April 24, 2011


My sister




A Great Friday off!

Strawberry Shortcake

This weekend I made PW's strawberry shortcake for Easter dessert. It was delicious, you must try it out!

He's Risen!

They showed this video at church this morning and I loved it...

Friday, April 22, 2011

5 on Friday

5 random thoughts on Friday...

1. I am thankful for the love of my Savior and his death on a cross.
2. I love that I have today off and can go see all my former co-workers.
3. My sister is coming over today for an afternoon of Gilmore Girls and tasty food...I can't wait to hang out with her.
4. I really love a good juicy burger and I think that is what I will be getting tonight for dinner with my sister...mmm the Ol' Timer :)
5. I am really looking forward to the rest of the weekend and spending time with good friends and family.

Good Friday

The Crucifixion of Jesus
32 As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. 33 They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). 34 There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. 35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. 36 And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. 37 Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. 39 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40 and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” 41 In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42 “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. 43 He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 44 In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

The Death of Jesus
45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,[c] lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”).[d]

47 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.”

48 Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. 49 The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

50 And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit.

51 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split 52 and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. 53 They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and[e] went into the holy city and appeared to many people.

54 When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Weekend to Remember

This weekend Drew took me out to celebrate my 25th birthday, and he did it in style! It was a recreation of the night he proposed and it was a very romantic evening.

We started the evening by heading out to our hotel in Downtown, and we headed out to Perry's Steakhouse for dinner. It was delectable. The night he proposed we actually went to the Place at Perry's and tonight we went to Perry' confusing and to make matters worse, they're only 2 blocks away from each other!

Our dinner was fantastic, our meal was completed with a dessert trio with happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate, it included caramel creme brulee, a chocolate orange truffle, and a praline cheesecake (scrumptious)! Unfortunately the picture I took did not last because I forgot that we took the memory card out to use in our Wii.

After dinner we walked over the the Myerson, Drew had surprised me with tickets to see Handel's was amazing and a great message to hear the weekend before Easter! The day he proposed the DSO was preforming Gershwin's greatest hits.

I love that he took the time to plan a wonderfully romantic birthday weekend for me. I was so surprised!

Thank you baby for the wonderful weekend, I loved every moment of it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Meal Planning Monday

This is my week of attempting to be healthy and lose weight...we shall see how it goes. The week of the salads...

Monday: work night, fixing the fence...anything goes!
Tuesday: Chinese chicken salad
Wednesday: Black bean and corn salsa salad with chicken and low fat ranch
Thursday: Toasty Parmesan chickpea salad with grilled chicken
Friday: Basil pesto pasta salad with feta, grape tomatoes, and chicken
Saturday: Fireside pies with friends!
Sunday: Easter dinner with my family

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday's were made for TACOS!

Slight change in plans from my weekly menu. On Tuesdays Rosa's has three tacos with rice and beans for $3.69 all day long! Tonight we will drive a little out of our way, but in a few months there will be one less than a mile from us. You might being seeing Rosa's on my Meal Planning Mondays more frequently...I am really excited about Rosa's, since we have moved from College Station I have not been to Rosa's. It was a tradition for me and a group of close girl friends to go to Rosa's every Monday before our sorority meeting. I am really looking forward to Rosa's...I must go, I'm starving just thinking about the tasty-ness!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meal Planning Monday

Monday: Killer Club Sandwich with sweet potato fries and pineapple
Tuesday: Baked chicken taquitos with a salad
Wednesday: BBQ ranch chicken and cheddar pizza roll ups and veggies
Thursday: Me: Alphabest meeting...Drew: fends for himself!
Friday: Grilled chicken pesto pizza with salad
Saturday: Fancy night out for my birthday
Sunday: fun with the family

Saturday, April 9, 2011

AHHHH....they're back!

I keep a pretty clean kitchen, but come spring I find myself cleaning the kitchen with a little more elbow grease. They just seem to invade southern kitchens everywhere come spring. I hate loading the dishwasher and finding at the bottom of my sink a swarm of ants!

ATTN: ANTS- beware the cleaning lady is in and you are not welcome!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meal Planning Mondays

Monday: Pizza and Pawn Stars...a relaxing evening
Tuesday: Dinner with Natalie, Caprese pasta and salad
Wednesday: Chicken squares and Caesar salad
Thursday: Tacos
Friday: Dinner with the Nimmon's-grilling on the patio. Chicken sausage, grilled veggies, and strawberry salad with lime vinaigrette
Saturday: Breakfast, cinnamon rolls. Dinner with the family

Sunday, April 3, 2011

In the times of life's most frustrating moments, those are the times that God uses to mold us and shape us. This is a song that had really spoken to my life lately, remembering that I am not in control and even when things get frustrating God is in control and I am completely blessed. ENJOY!