Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Salmon in spicy garlic tomato sauce
Crock pot buffalo chicken sliders
Cookie dough bites
Lemon blueberry cheesecake cookies
Sweet and spicy honey grilled shrimp
Mini corn dog muffins
Turkey cranberry monte cristo
Pepperoni pizza monkey bread
No bake Oreo dessert
Ginger cilantro tilapia
Lots of the recipes were used in making Superbowl Sunday a success and many became life group treats!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
23 Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”
Last Friday Drew gave me the honor of baptizing him in front of the church. Drew went from a fan of Christ to a follower, showing that he's not on the sidelines, but he's in the game! Our pastor had given a sermon about going public and baptism and welcomed anyone to come up to the front and be baptized. Needless to say I was a little emotional, but it was so worth it and it has been one of the most amazing experiences I have had with my husband. Drew grew up Presbyterian and was sprinkled as a baby, but since we are not at a Presbyterian church he felt the spirit convicting him and Drew went all in. Thanks to our great life group we got pictures to document the occasion!
Drew, I am so proud of your devotion to Christ and your desire to lead our family.
Monday, February 6, 2012
My table all set up for Christmas dinner
Brandon and Ashlyn
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The Strip. I loved all the bright lights. Drew and I are not gamblers, but I want to go again to see more shows and just explore more!
Early the first morning in Vegas we headed to the local airpoirt to hop on a helicopter and view the Grand Canyon (it was Drew's big surprise for me). I was a little apprehensive being the motion sick person that I am, but it was smooth sailing (flying).
We flew over and saw the Hoover Dam, but we never got around to seeing it in person.
Then we flew into the Grand Canyon, (a 3-4 hour drive that took 45 minutes).
We landed down in the canyon and enjoyed a tasty breakfast and champagne
It was absolutely beautiful, such a grand surprise
That afternoon we got back to the strip and explored the world literally, we saw Paris, Venice, Egypt, and Rome
Our second night we stayed at the Venician/Palazzo, here is a view of the beautiful suit.
That night we went and saw the Phantom of the Opera...AH-Mazing. The Venician has a theater that they built (4o Million) specifically for Phantom. It was beautiful!
Music and performances just have a way to my heart and I was in tears by the end of the show it was that good. The two of us by te fountain at the end.
We had a wonderful 5th anniversary and trip to go with it. I look forward to many more years to come and wonderful trips as well.