Friday, October 26, 2012

Moving On...

Another one of our close friends has finished medical school and its hard to believe that after so many years of hard work, that will be the Hubs in 4 weeks!  Here are some pictures from the beginning of Medical School...

my first visit to the island, getting the tour of campus

our "adopted" dog Jack.  He adopted us...

view from the swimming beach...

last day on the island after 16 months!  He's on his way HOME for good!

We've definitely lived a lot of places and seen a lot of things.  And now as medical school comes to a close and I start my master's we're faced with another possible move.  I love the little home we've made here, and it will definitely be hard to pack everything up and move again, but sometimes you need to move on.

So as we plan for the next step in our life together, we have to weigh the positives and negatives of moving again.  Is it going to make more sense financially?  Is it going to be better for my schooling?  Is it going to mean having to load everything up and find a storage unit?  So many things to think about.  I will miss our little home, but I am also very excited at the prospect of possibly moving back to the apartment where we first lived together and being so much closer to our families.  Especially since the holidays are upon us.

our first apartment

And can I resist moving somewhere where this little guy can be with us again...?

our little Oliver

Ugh...packing...moving...unpacking... it feels like a never ending process.  Soon though...we'll be in our forever home and never have to assemble boxes ever again!  :)

No matter where we are though, God is good!

In Gods Love,


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Great Things...

One would think when its almost Halloween, and you live as far north as Wisconsin, the weather would start to get cold and you'd maybe even see snow clouds in the air.  Not true.  It's been uncommonly warm here as of late.  Yesterday I had all the windows open and was even walking around in a tank top!  I won't complain though.  I had yesterday off and was able to sit and look out over the back yard.  It was such a color palate.  All these golden trees and pines and one, solitary red tree.  It was so beautiful.  And top top off the beauty of it all, the other morning there was a heavy fog.  Delightful.

Today the clouds are rolling in though.  Winter may be here before we know it and its then that I do my best to stay inside as much as possible.  I love to look at it, but I don't particularly like to be out in it.  Good thing I pinned lots of Christmas present projects!

To celebrate our anniversary the Hubs took me to Taliesin!  It was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright and its not too far from here.  It was pretty incredible to see.  But I think what I loved most about the day was the fact that he took me somewhere he knew I'd love.  He supports me in my career so very much.  So thoughtful...

Halloween is on its way!  I do love this time of year.  I like to be creeped out every once in a while and so I am looking forward to staying in and watching scary movies!

Today is my mom's birthday!  She is a beautiful woman.  She is a constant friend and support and I know there isn't a thing I can't tell her.  She's just wonderful and I love her sooo much.

The Hubs had another interview this morning so I spent last night watching chick flicks, rearranging the house a bit, and snuggling up with pillows.  I sure hate when he's gone.  Although, the Christmas spirit has taken ahold of me a bit and its kinda nice that I can turn the living room into Santa's shop.

French Dips for dinner tonight!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

In Gods Love...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Anniversary!!!

To the Hubs and I that is...I can't hardly believe that a year ago today I married the greatest blessing the Lord has ever put in my life.  My husband is the cheese to my macaroni, the cream to my coffee, the peanut butter to my jelly.  I could go on forever and ever and ever about how much I love him, and what he has done in my heart and in my life but I will spare you the sappy love details.  I know that this heart bursting, tingling, butterflies in my tummy love I have for him will never go away.

I just wanted to share some pictures with you all from our beautiful wedding day...

my daddy

my daddy and my amazing father in law

at our cake table

my wonderful bestie was our photographer...this was her reminder

my other bestie as my personal attendant and my beautiful momma

my baby brother came in for a kisses before I walked down the aisle

my grandpa helping baby brother

two men I love most in this world

The Hubs and I are so blessed that we had loved ones come from all over the country to spend our special day with us.  It very much was a family affair and the most beautiful day because of all their help and their love and support for us.  We are truly fortunate.

In Gods Love 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Icky, Rainy, Day...

Well the Hubs and I have decided to take some time for ourselves this weekend and just chill at home.  We seriously needed it though with the past couple weeks we've had.  New job, adjusting to the new work schedule, catching up on house cleaning, and trying to figure out out...well just stuff.

Perhaps its the weather that is doing it to me, but I'm sad toady.  My heart is a little hurt.  I've been made to feel like a bad friend.  I've always tried to be there for people the best I could be, and there have been times where my relationships with others has been neglected because I try too hard to keep people happy.  I love being there for people and I love that people love me because of my devotion to friendships, but there are times where I feel like sometimes it comes back to bite me.  I'm wanting to hide today.

But, as promised, I have a great recipe to share with you all!  Its homemade chicken noodle soup!

Sometimes you just crave something hearty and delicious and just down right homey.  Every once in a while I just crave a good bowl of chicken noodle soup.  No offense canned soup, but you just don't do it for me...

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Here's What You Need...

Chicken breasts
Chopped carrots
10.75 oz can of cream of chicken
5 Cups of Chicken Broth
1 can whole kernel corn
1 bag of egg noodles

1) combine THAWED chicken breasts with cream of chicken, broth, onions, and carrots
2) set on low for 5-6 hours
3) add corn and noodles for the last hour
4) ENJOY!!!!!

 This recipe goes a LONG way!  It would be great recipe to freeze and save for later.  The Hubs and I have been making it last for a couple meals now and its perfect for a cold rainy day like today!

And because I love love LOVE my hubby I have to share with you some pictures of what he did for my birthday...

Isn't he just the greatest?!

Have a wonderful weekend!

In Gods Love...


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just a Wee Update...

Oh goodness, and I said I was going to get better at blogging on a regular basis... riiiiighhhhhhhtttt...

I have a new job!  One that fits me so much better.  I am now working at a local (very local) vet clinic.  It'd day 3 of work for me and I already love it.  I am sure it will have its emotional challenges as I am such an animal lover, but I already feel so much more comfortable and in my element.

The hubs is at that point in his schooling where he is beginning to scout out residency programs.  I have a feeling I won't be seeing too much of him over the next few months :(

Pinterest is as faithful as always... I find recipes daily that I want to try.  Next up to try and post is "Apple Brownies"  As much as I dislike Martha Stewart, this one sounds like a winner to me.

The weather is getting colder here and the leaves are falling off the trees.  We got a little color out of them this year, and last weekend we made a trip to Galena, IL to meet up with the 'rents.  It was a beautiful drive.  If you've never been to Galena, I highly recommend you look it up and visit someday.

Tonight we're having homemade chicken noodle soup.  Perfect for a day like today.

Halloween is on its way!  I'll have lots of fun recipes to share with you, and hopefully some pictures of our costumes we have picked out!

Just an update from the Midwest Wife.  I hope all my friends out there are well!

In God's Love,