Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Love Is All Around...

I am embracing my day off.  Sometimes its the simplest things like calling work and being told you don't have to come in that day that totally make your day.  I've had my days made lately...

This past weekend the Hubs got to go home with me...weekend made...

Saturday night we sat around and drank wine with my parents while I snuggled with Oliver...Saturday made...

Sunday I stopped over to my "other mother's" (my BFF's mom) house and sat and caught up with her for a few hours, had lunch with my grandpa, and had some much needed bestie time with two of my best friends from college.  I hadn't seen my one friend in a year and my other friend I hadn't seen in 3 YEARS!  Yep...Sunday made...

we go way back and have been through a lot together

life has taken us in different directions, but we have remained close

three years in Korea is an awfully long time

shes like a sister and I've missed her so much

even though its been three years, being together was so natural

how do we spend our evening?  Pizza party and Easy A of course!

Monday the Hubs and I headed back to Wisconsin which made for great road trip conversation.  While on the road I had a meeting with my lead professor and received some great news about school.  Monday made...

Tuesday worked on registering for classes.  And even though it was stressful and there are still a million things I need to do before the semester starts, I am blown away by the blessing of being in school again and working towards my dream.  Later on that night I got to pick up the Hubs at the airport.  Tuesday made...

And today...housecleaning in anticipation of a special guest coming to stay with us Friday, cooking for the Hubs, and just snuggling in with him just as soon as I get the chance.  My day has been made.

God is good.  God is very very good and His timing and plan is always perfect.

In His Love,


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Its NOVEMBER!!!!!!

November...its my FAVORITE month because my most favorite holiday is on its way.  Thanksgiving!

I don't know why, but I find this month so romantic.  The colors, the love, and the pure happiness of the holiday.  Being all together and focusing on the many many gifts the Lord has given us through the year.  I love Thanksgiving.  Yummy food and just... HAPPINESS.

We are officially counting down to Christmas, and the holiday music has begun to play on the radio stations.  And despite some hardships we're facing, we are home this year and we will be surrounded by the ones we love.  And that alone makes all the stress disappear.  Yes, I am looking forward to this month indeed.

Yesterday I started on some Christmas presents.  This year I am trying to make everything.  There have been tons of great gift ideas posted on pinterest and I looked into some of them.  I always liked the idea of homemade gifts and even though I am not as crafty as I'd like to be, I am excited for how these gifts turn out.

Halloween has passed, but here are some pictures of the pumpkins we carved!

I also tried a recipe for apple brownies recently.  Lets just say for this recipe, I need to follow it and not make substitutions.  So they didn't turn out the best because I tried to substitute apple sauce for butter.  Needless to say, it needs to be made with butter...

Apple Brownies

Personally, I don't care for Martha Stewart at all.  I think she's pretty full of herself and pretty snobbish. A few years back she was a celebrity judge at the Iowa State Fair.  She said that the place was dirty and smelled like cows.  DUH woman!  You're judging livestock, what to you expect!  As a former 4Her and a lover of cows, I was pretty offended by it.  Unfortunately, I do love apples.  You can find the recipe here I want to try them again as a friend made them and said they were pretty amazing.  If you try them out, let me know what you think!

And since this is the month of Thanksgiving, I hope to be experimenting with lots of recipes to find the perfect ones for our family get togethers!  

And who can resist their crock pot?!  With the impending frigid months, I love to get out the ole cooker and just settle in for the winter.  I found a blog,, that posted 30 plus fall crock pot recipes !  Maybe you'll find one in here for YOUR family celebrations this Thanksgiving!

Last but not least... a little pic I found to honor my favorite month...


In Gods Love,

Kenz, the Midwest Wife