Thursday, August 30, 2012


I've been so bad at blogging lately.  Seems like there aren't enough hours in the day for all the things you need to get done, much less the fun little things you want to do.

So many uncertainties lately.  The Hubs will be done with medical school at the end of November, but we have no idea where that will lead us.  So many things we need to figure out.  Will we stay here?  Will we move back to Iowa?  Will we even be able to stay in the Midwest or will we have to move back to New York?!  (oh please no!)

I thought we had it all figured out.  I would drop in hours at work in January when I start school and by that time the Hubs will have a job so it wouldn't be that big of a deal.  Indecisive... I hate that word.  Indecisive: characterized by indecision, as persons; irresolute; undecided. Not decisive or conclusive. Lacking definition; vague or indistinct.  Thats what it means, and that is EXACTLY what we are right now.  Well, being a woman I had this figured out long ago, but since I know the future of his career weighs heavily on him, I do my level best to support him in the decisions he makes for our family.  I just wish we had a solid plan so I feel like we could move forward with things a little bit.  I so hate limbo.

Do we stay here?  I don't know...

I find myself growing increasingly sick of my work situation.  Why oh WHY didn't I just stick it out and get my architecture degree the first time around?  But God is good, and He has been so giving in this journey of mine.  So His timing is definitely best.  I can't wait to be done with these jobs that get me no where fast.

Babies seem to be the theme as of late.  My best friend is welcoming her first little one into the world in December, a college friend (who introduced the Hubs and I) is having their first one at the end of January, my sister in law is due at the end of February, and lets not forget our precious new little niece whom we have waited and prayed for for so long...shes here and healthy and cute as a button!  And all my bloggy friends out there who are growing by the day!  Ah babies...

But thats another entry for another time...

Well, since its my day off I should do something constructive around here!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!  I hope to get a new camera before too long and share my fall decorations with ya'll!

In Gods Love,


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oh I Do Love Cooking...

Even though my camera is caput...I did manage to salvage some pictures off of it from recent recipes I have made.  Ready lovies?!

And the first...

Walking Taco Casserole

Here's What You Need...

1 lb of ground beef
1 can of enchilada sauce
1 small can of green chiles
1 large white onion
1 block of cream cheese
shredded cheese
2 bags of chili fritos

Start off with a layer of chips

Brown the meat, drain, and add enchilada sauce, chiles, cream cheese and onions
Put a layer on top of the chips

Throw some cheese on top and repeat!  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes

This one was a pretty big hit at work...

Crock Pot Chicken and Tater Tot Casserole

Here's What You Need...

1 32 oz bag of tater tots
bacon bits (lets face it, I used the whole bag of bacon pieces)
5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 C of shredded colby
1 1/2 C of monterrey jack pepper cheese
3/4 C milk

1) spray crock with butter spray
2) throw in a layer of tots
3) throw on the chicken, cheese, and bacon pieces
4) continue layering and add milk on top
5) set on high for 3-4 hours


Mock Outback Steakhouse Potato Soup

Here's What You Need...

1 30 oz bag of frozen shredded hash browns
3 14oz cans of chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 C chopped onion
1/4 tsp of ground pepper
1 package of cream cheese (THE REAL THING NOT FAT FREE)

1) throw everything BUT the cream cheese in the crock pot
2) put on "low" for 6-8 hours
3) an hour before serving throw in the cream cheese and let it melt

I added some cheese (lots actually), sour cream, and green onions!  

Fall is right around the corner!!!  And then there is... winter... but at least these delicious goodies will see us through! ;)

I hope you enjoy lovies!

In Gods Love,


Friday, August 24, 2012

Bored With My Blog...

Hello friends!

I am totally sucking it up at the whole blogging thing lately.  And for the following reasons...

1) my camera broke and I hate writing boring posts where you, my beloved readers, aren't drawn in by pictures.  Yes.  Its broken.  It won't even turn on no matter how many times I try to rearrange the batteries.  It will turn to "play" but it won't take a picture to save its life.  Bumsville I have SO many recipes to share with you!

2) work (I think that is a statement that needs to embelishment)

3) well...those are really the only two reasons I have.

It seems as though its always at night, when I just lay down my head, that I become inspired to blog.  Why is that?  Why is it that I have nothing to say when I have the change during the day, but as soon as I try to shut my brain off for beddy by time it all comes to me.  Its just not fair.

Bored.  I am bored with his blog of mine.  It needs a face lift, a change, something that makes people say "ooooo...such a beautiful blog.  Oh wow, look at that background and her use of colors. I've got to read what she has to say..."  and then of course the offers start pouring in from all these publishers begging me to write little novellas because they think I am so witty and I have lots of important things to say that people will pay good money to read and...

But before I become a reclusive "net big thing..."  I have to come up with a new look.

Perhaps tomorrow night...

In Gods Love,