Thursday, December 17, 2009


This weeks menu so good that I had to post about it!

Chipotle Honey Tangerine Glazed Chicken
Tuesday- Ate out
Wednesday-Nacho Ordinary Taco Salad with Creamy Lime Cilantro Dressing
Thursday-Garlic, Lemon, and Herb Rubbed Chicken, with Grilled Flat Bread
Friday-Grilled Apple Brined Pork Chops, with Onion Straws, & Sweetie Pies
Saturday-Fried Chicken Rollups, with Guacamole

Seriously good food! If you want the recipes, comment and I'll email whichever one you want. I know they sound like a lot of work, but as long as you have an orange squeezer, it takes hardly any time for these meals. Chop and throw in baggies. I've been preparing them right after breakfast every morning so that all I have to do is pull them out of the fridge, and grill or fry. Truthfully the kids did most of the prep work! Alexis squeezed tangerines, Ty chopped all the herbs with my Pampered Chef chopper, Gabriel stirred everything and held the bags open for the food to be put in. Addie threw all our garbage away for us. It's been fun letting them do so much. So, I'm not lying about how easy these are! As long as you have a kid that can read, they can make at least 3 of these meals...with supervision of course. :) Plus they feel great for being allowed to do such "grown up" things! It's been a great week....

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Yes, 10 years today Bob and I got hitched! I came up with a little jingle/song to go along with the 12 days of Christmas, that pretty much sums up the last 10 years together (so think that tune!)

*10 yrs of Marriage
*9 yrs of Diapers
*8 Vacations
*7 Seat filled Suburban
*6 Pregnancies
*5 Precious Children
*4 Soccer injuries
*3 different Houses
*2 Wedding Rings
.....all from one Wedding Day!

I know, I know, lay off the Christmas music. I couldn't sleep last night, all because I was excited about the possibility that we were going to the Skamania Lodge for dinner, and to stay the night. My mind is dangerous at that time of night! Little things excite me I know, but hey how often do we get to get out alone(well partially alone, Miss Shelby gets to go along for the ride)?

The Lord has continually blessed our lives, marriage, and children. We aren't deserving of any of it, and yet, He still gives. What a lesson we can all learn from how God treats us! I'm thankful for all our trials, they have shaped us into the people we are today, still broken, but not as much as before. I'm thankful for all the blessings, they have allowed us to see how truly forgiving God is. Christ has been the center of our marriage, and that is what allows us to grow closer, fonder, and more loving with each other year after year. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of times that our sinful selves rear their ugly heads, but thankfully we forgive, and grow from that experience.

The key for us is to always remember our relationship is more important than anyone else, after Christ. Yes, that includes our children, parents, and friends. If we become separated from the "one" that we are, than everyone in our lives suffers. Your children will see how a marriage should work, that your house is a happy home full of love for each other, that then pours out onto them. Remember to take time daily, or as often as you can, to be together alone. Have the kids read a book, or play outside, so you can stay connected to your husband. It gives you time to talk about your day, future ideas, or just to catch up if you've been busy.

I pray that you all will enjoy a marriage as ours has been for us. I know it will be different than ours, but enjoy it just the same!