I Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way

This song Anchor, by Mindy Gledhill, is one of my favorites. It's sweet and romantic and I like to think my husband "wouldn't have me any other way." Today, as I was reading my Bible, this song came on and I started to compare the words to how God must feel about us. I have always been…

National Cocktail Day

Today is National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day so I decided to make them at home... the chocolate covered part... not the raisins. Right as I was slowly melting the chocolate chips on the stove my husband called and BAM! I overcooked the chocolate... yes I blame him! Haha! They tasted OK but didn't look very appealing... I…

Happy Melba Toast Day

Who would have thought you could make Melba Toast at home? It makes sense thinking about it but I never thought to try it. To celebrate National Melba Toast Day, I topped mine with cream cheese, avocado and bacon bits. So good! Jack LOVES avocado so he helped me out with that part. Jeffrey on the other hand…

Rainy Days and Mondays

Today was Monday and Rainy! Rainy days make me think of cuddling up with a good book and a cup of coffee. With two little boys those relaxing moments don't happen like they used to. I do love rainy days but still feel down at the lack of sun shining through the windows. How can rain make my little problems out to…

As Young As You Feel Day

After a 3 hour drive and a couple of late nights we were feeling kind of "old." As Young As You Feel Day felt more like "Older than You Are Day." Jeffrey loves Pigs In A Blanket so to get back to feeling young we decided to celebrate his age of 2.5 and make French…

National French Bread Day

My extended family has never been very close so I was happy to marry into a family that is! This past weekend we visited Caleb's Great Aunt and Uncle (called Ya-Ya and Pop Pop). Everyone thinks of them as an extra set of grandparents. They have a big home ready for lots of company. Sadly we…

Happy Ravioli Day

Sorry for the lack of posts - we were out of town visiting family. Lucky for you we still managed to celebrate! Friday, before we left, I had to pick up a couple things at the grocery store. In honor of National Ravioli Day I bought some Chef Boyardee for lunch - since I didn't have…

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day Plus Some Chicken

Today was not only National Poultry Day (thank goodness I didn't have to make another dessert) but also Absolutely Incredible Kid Day. Absolutely Incredible Kid Day is a Camp Fire holiday requesting people to write letters to children in America. With this in mind I decided to celebrate my own Incredible Kids. I remembered an idea from…

Lemon Chicken Pasta Alfredo

Lemon Chicken Pasta Alfredo Part 1: Lemon Chicken Breasts Serves 4-6 (Lemon Chicken Recipe From Ina Garten on the Food Network) Ingredients  1/4 cup good olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic (9 cloves) 1/3 cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest (2 lemons) 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano…

All Who Are Weary

I am so tired. I finished my previous post by 10pm last night... perfect time to go to bed, right? Guess what I did... Yep. I finished a book I started earlier! I went to bed at 1am. It seemed worth it... I wish I would remember how exhausted I am waking up with Jack at 2:30am, with Caleb's alarm at 5am,…