Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pizza Night!

Usually once a week we have homemade pizza night.  My in-laws usually come down and join us.  Most weeks I make buffalo chicken wing pizza, but last week it was just us and I wasn't in the mood for that kind.  So I started digging through the cupboards and fridge to see what I had to throw on the pizza.    
 I ended up cooking up 2 chicken breasts in tablespoon of butter and seasoning it with seasoning salt.  Then I made up some homemade alfredo sauce and spread it on the homemade dough.  Then I topped it with the chicken, added mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and onions.  Then I topped the whole thing with Mozzarella cheese!   Doesn't it look great???

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

HIS timing!

"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content."
Philippians 4:11

This is a really hard concept for me lately.  
We are in need of a job.  Doug has been working on his father's dairy farm for a while and to end a long story, it is not for us.  There is so much I could elaborate on, but in the end that about sums it up.  I'm just ready to have a happy husband again!  
Doug is applying to jobs all over the United States for firefighter postions.  We are both kinda stressed with timing as the farm is for sale and the talk is that the farm is going to be done by the end of February.  
Of course we have a million people praying for us and on good days, I know that HE has perfect timing.  I can put my trust in Him and know that we are not going to be left stranded...that He will carry us through.  On the bad days however, I feel like I'm going to split and there is no way I can play tough guy anymore for Doug's sake!  LOL  We have gotten encouragement from many people who have "been there" and reassurance that everything will be ok.  Well on those bad days, I really want to come back with...how do YOU know?  Can you promise me that we won't have a lapse in pay?  Can you promise me that we will be able to pay our bills?  Can you promise me that we won't loose our house?  No, in all honesty no one can promise me that.  BUT... I have realized that if I trust that the Lord is not going to leave us stranded...that one way or another we will be provided for and He will not leave us, than the rest doesn't matter.  I'm pretty sure I'll have more rough days before this is said and done, but I'm trying to bury my nose in my Bible and spend a bunch of time in prayer when I do start feeling anxious.  Even though I have had these two verses memorized since I was little, I'm holding them close now!  

Isaiah 40:31...But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  

Friday, December 10, 2010

I know I know...

...I'm early!  I thought I would post  "virtual" card for all of my blogger and online friends!  I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  
(It sounds like I won't be posting again till after the new year, but have no fear, I will still be posting!)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I have finally learned to sew and it has brought out my crafty side!

I decided to ask for money from my parents and grandparents this year for my birthday and Christmas and buy my own sewing machine.  I did some researched and chose this one.  I have never really been crafty, but we need curtains, and some repairs need to be done around the house.  Besides my mother-in-law and myself are making purses and looking to sell them for a little extra.  We could get more accomplished if we both run machines.  
 I didn't actually use my machine to repair these chairs.  But I'm not sure I would have attempted it before my crafty side started coming out.  These are our dining room chairs.  I should have taken a before and after picture, but its a little late for that now!  I'm VERY happy with how they turned out.  They were pretty much rags on there before and shredded pretty good too.
 Marissa is going to be the death of us financially!  LOL  Just kidding, but she is really bad on jeans or any type of pants.  They last her about a week average before they start to really show some wear and then the holes start coming.  I have gotten really sick of it.  So I decided to start making my own patches.  They turned out adorable I thought and Marissa absolutely LOVES them!

Monday, December 6, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

We have finally gotten around to getting our Christmas stuff up.  I'm not sure yet if we are going to get to  decorating the house with lights this year.  Its been a bit of a trying time this year and we don't want it to be an overwhelming feeling trying to get it done.  If we can get to it, thats great...if not, we aren't going to worry about it.  

The gifts are hidden under the tree to try and prevent digging to find theirs since they all know how to spell their names now!

Chloe's set up for the coming puppies