Friday, April 6, 2012

updates and such

Outside my window... Sunny and VERY breezy!

I am thinking... about really getting my bottom in gear and get fit... its so hard now though... finding the time, budgeting the healthy foods in and encouraging myself to keep at it :(

From the learning room... Verses! Each week for the past 3 weeks. I have been teaching my son a new verse. He has done so well :)
I am thankful for... my husband and son. I need them and thank the Lord for them! also for the undeserved blessings that I so often take for granted... my cozy, comfortable home... we are so blessed as a fairly newly married couple to have the home we have... it is perfect for us and holds so many memories.
Also the privilege of staying home with my son everyday. There are kind of boring days and trying days but I am so thankful for this time I get to spend with him. <3
I am also SO thankful for my husband. He works so hard for us, he loves me and wants to spend time with me... what more could I ask for really? Unfortunately there are times I can be hard to live with because I am a selfish sinner saved only by grace, but God cared for me so much not only did he save me by His grace but gave me a patient, loving husband. Truly an answer to prayer.

From the kitchen... Nothing lately, sadly... but will be cooking this weekend - cinnamon rolls for Fathers day before-church-breakfast, and breakfast pizza for Saturday ( early fathers day breakfast)

I am wearing... gray leggings and a big comfy blue ralph lauren t shirt ( my mommy wardrobe ha!)

I am reading... Reshaping it all ( when I get the chance) in devotions- 1 John

I am hoping... I can be the wife and mom my family needs and the Lord has called me to be. - also to take a small, weekend trip somewhere this summer with my family :)

I am creating... ideas in my head for a master bedroom redo!! also Fathers day plans :D

I am hearing... my little boy watching something on the ipad and the wind blowing outside

Around the house... beds to make, floors to sweep and mop

One of my favorite things... Free Saturdays with my family doing whatever we want, whenever we want, planning and decorating for holidays, quiet moments alone in the morning

A few plans for the rest of the week... mud and paint and touch up a few walls, touch up trim and doors, plant flowers near feeders out back, work on fundraising plans and upcoming activities for church.

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools!

For April Fools today I made this cake for the teen Sunday School class. It was so very easy ( all box mixes and pre made frosting, it's more for looks then showing off culinary skills but tasted fantastic!)

1 Box of German Chocolate Cake Mix ( wanted a chocolate but light in color)
1 Can of Coconut Pecan frosting (again wanted a darkness to come through and why not use this... HELLO?! coconut and pecans!!! win win
A Small Pkg. of Vanilla Sandwich Cookies ( I bought a large package and didn't even come close to using it all.)
Brownie Mix

mix brownies according to box directions and bake.
mix cake according to box directions and bake

-once cooled form brownies into turd shapes
-frost cake with frosting
-food process cookies until in a fine consistancy and pour over cake/ frosting
-roll "turds" in cookie mix and place anywhere

serve with a ( new and clean of course) litter scooper

The Teens LOVED it and some were even too grossed out to dry haha

This weeks plans

Oh what a busy week coming up! Here is what I have planned...

Spring Cleaning- yup that's right, this week I prepare my home for the warmer months. I live in an apartment and have only one child, so my home stays fairly clean. But there are a few things like clothes to go through and pillows to sew, the oven to clean and under my fridge yuck!
There is this blog called " a virtuous woman" and every year they have a big spring cleaning challenge, with bible studies to go along with each day, I know right! fun! here is the link if you want to join...

Church cleaning/ decorating- this past Saturday our church had it's spring cleaning day but because there is a remodel going on in the kitchen with saw dust and all that flying around I want to go over sometime this week and dust and wash the insides of the windows ( preparing for warm weather that I HOPE comes soon!
I also am making a " He is risen" sign to hang for our Easter breakfast along with other crafts :)

We have a fun fellowship Friday for youth group this Friday so I will be making a dessert pizza as well as maybe a breakfast pizza.

I signed up for making donuts and dinner rolls/ biscuits for our church's Easter morning breakfast.

I am going to make a commitment to wake up early this week. I am SO NOT a morning person and love the peace and quiet laying in bed. But to better serve my family I need to start rising 6:30/ 7 am!! pray for me please. Doing this spring cleaning challenge this week and wanting to make sure I start my day with devotions instead of it getting push until later ( which always makes the day harder!) I want to start my day in His word and get the spring cleaning and hopefully most of my daily cleaning finished before my little boy wakes up. I feel God has been laying this on my heart for some time but shamefully I have ignored it because of my own laziness.

So this is what my week looks like... what's your plans?