Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I am currently watching the Today Show and Matt Lauer just said "Today is the final day of September..." What!?! September came and went that fast?! Really?? Is September really over after today?! October is right around the corner. The weather is a testament to that, that's for sure. I love the change in weather, despite how quickly it came upon us! I'm certainly not ready for snow, so I hope that fall stays around for awhile!! Mike and I are kind of fighting the sickness bug that is going around. Yesterday I was feeling a little under the weather, achey, headache, etc. Mike is still fighting an itchy throat and a cough. He NEVER gets sick, so this is really annoying for him! I'm feeling better today, but I always seem to get sick when the weather changes, so I'm hoping that maybe it missed me this time!

I hope everyone in your households are doing well and staying healthy! Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Iowa


We had a great time in Iowa this weekend!! I was a bridesmaid in my friend, Natalie's, wedding. She made one STUNNING bride! It was a weekend of celebration and reuniting with some hesston friends. Anyone who knows me know that I love Hesston and the friends I met there are some of the most quality people I'll probably ever meet. It made me so happy to be able to hang out with some of them for the weekend. Here's a picture of Nat and I. Isn't she beautiful?
Mike loved Iowa so much he says he wants to move there! Ha. Actually, this isn't our first time traveling to Iowa together and each time we return home he has said that. There are Aldi's there. Maybe God has that in the cards for us :) I wouldn't be too upset about living in Iowa either to tell you the truth. I already miss my friends that live there! But then again, we always go back to what it would be like if we were back in Nappanee and it's hard to beat that!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Prayers

I've added a new part to the blog. My heart has been feeling so heavy lately during my prayer and devotion time. There's SO many things going on in our world today and among the people around us that my prayer time is filled with requests. Prayer is the most powerful form of help we can give, so why not spread the word when there's a need? So keep an eye on this portion of my blog for prayer requests. And if you have a request please email me and I can post it. Some of the requests will be specific, others won't. Some of them I might know, others I won't. Like today...

Today I added The Sullivans. I don't know these people. But my heart goes out to this young husband. He has been married for five years and his wife just gave birth via emergency c-section to a beautiful baby girl, Chloe. His wife was dealing with breast cancer during her pregnancy. Unfortunately, just yesterday, this man's wife, and Chloe's mother went to be with Jesus after experiencing some seizures. You can read the story for yourself. Just click on the link on the right. I can't imagine what this man is feeling as he says goodbye to his best friend and wife but also as he deals with having to raise this newborn on his own. He needs our prayers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Show us Your Life

I forgot to post this last week, so we'll just use it for this week since I'll be in Iowa on Friday. Over at Kelly's Korner it's Show us Your Life: RECIPES!! This was a great one!! I'm excited to read through all the new recipes! I feel like I'm stuck in a rut with the things I make for dinner, so hopefully there's some great ones to try!

My recipe is for: No Peak Chicken
*This was a big hit with my husband! It's very easy and takes little preparation.

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Uncle Ben's Long Grain and Wild Rice
1 Chicken in pieces or Chicken Breasts (I used three chicken breasts)
1 Can cream of mushroom soup
1 Can cream of chicken soup
1 Can chicken broth

Put rice in bottom of 9x13 pan. Place chicken on top of rice. Cover with seasoning packet from rice. Mix soups and broth together in separate bowl. Pour over top of chicken. Cover pan with foil. Bake at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. DO NOT PEAK!

I don't have a picture of this recipe, but trust me, it's great! enjoy!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Colts


I had such a great time at the COLTS game on Sunday!! It was a great way to spend the day. And boy is that the way to watch a football game! Jill scored some amazing seats in a SUITE from a guy at work. The people in the suite were so nice and everything was taken care of for us! We enjoyed free food and drinks, and a fantastic view of the game! At half time they surprised us with bringing the SUPER BOWL trophy to our suite!! We were able to take pictures with it. There was one guy in the suite who cracked us up. He was VERY excited about seeing the trophy. He was like a little kid on Christmas morning. He was on his phone right after they took the trophy out calling his friends to tell them about his exciting day.
Thank you Jill for asking me to go with you!! We had so much fun. Not to mention the Colts won, so that's always a great way to end the day!! That stadium is just amazing. It makes the RCA Dome look awful. The 2012 Superbowl will be hosted there and I wish so much I still lived in Indy to experience that!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

6 Years

I can't believe that it's been six years. Six years ago today, I know right where I was. What I was wearing. Who I was with. Where I was sitting when I got the phone call. What I said. What I did. The urge of sickness in my stomach.




Six years ago today - We lost a man of God. We lost one of our best friends. We lost a man who never failed to make us smile.



But within the last six years, we've all found strength we didn't know we had. We've found a deep friendship from people who were once aqauintances. We found renewed faith in God. I'm thankful for Nick. I'm thankful for his legacy. I'm thankful for the faith that he never failed to share with others.

Today, we remember you, Nick. Your heart. And your Smile.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Guess where I'm headed...

Notice the VIP!?! That's right!! My best friend Jill scored some AWESOME tickets for the game this sunday!! Her and I will be enjoying the game from a suite!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Weekend

We had an amazing weekend!! Mike and I had so much fun at Blue Man Group in Chicago last weekend. We recommend this show to anyone!! We loved it and had a lot of good laughs. Mike said he had a great birthday. We were able to spend it with both of our families and also with some friends on Tuesday. We're so thankful for all the people in our lives who keep us grounded and make us better people. Here's a picture of Mike with his birthday cake that his mom brought for him.
And here's one of us in Chicago in front of the Briar St. Theater. We would LOVE to go back to see this show again. Mike commented that next time maybe we'll see it in Vegas :) No complaints here!!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Show us Your Life

This week on Show Us Your Life it's SCHOOL PICTURES! The only pictures I have on this computer are these. This first one I was in Pre-School I believe. Maybe the year before. Mike doesn't think I was a very cute kid, but I would have to disagree!! :) I might be biased though!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall

With September and the recent cooler weather I got into the fall mood :) I hope you enjoy the new layout. Happy Fall!!

Weddings and Birthdays


We had a FANTASTIC weekend!! CJ and Jen's wedding was beautiful and SO MUCH fun!! Mike and I both enjoyed our time with old and new friends so much!! Here's a picture of me with Chris, CJ, and Josh. I love these guys and we all have seen each other through a lot. We are all spread out now, but it was so great to spend an evening with them! The rest of our weekend was spent with family and we wouldn't have had it any other way.
Now we're looking forward to this coming weekend! It's Mike's birthday on Friday!! His family is coming Friday evening for dinner. We're going to Chicago on Saturday to see the Blue Man Group and have dinner with Emily!! Then Sunday my parents are coming to celebrate with Mike! We're so lucky!!