Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Night of Soccer

My hubby loves to play soccer...and most nights I go to watch for a little bit, but normally it is on my way home from my run, so I don't get any good shots. Last night, I went up with my good camera (I'm trying to get better at photography) and took some fun action shots of my hubby and the guys!!

I was super proud of him and glad I could cheer him on!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

{Friday Favorites} - March 22

WOW!! I don't even know who I am. I've blogged 4 times this week...that never happens!! It's been a great couple of weeks!! Take a look!!

1: My best friend Betha took me to the Burning Lights concert...it was a great night of worship and praise...and a great time with my Best!!

2. Had great breakfast with Alicia.

3. Yesterday, I had a personal retreat day!! It was great spending time with the Lord, uninterrupted!

4. I've been trying to increase my mileage...this is not a long run, but the longest I've done in a long time!

5. Of course...shopping with my Mom and Grandma is always a highlight (my husband might not think so).

6. Green Beans...we have tons...they taste SOOOO Good!!

7. I'm super proud of my husband...He lead 4 people to Christ last week! So proud of him for being bold.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

{Garden Update}

I put a post on Facebook about our garden and had so many comments wanting pictures...I thought it would be easier to blog about it.

In October we started a Garden... only to have a hurricane come the next week and give us 20 inches of rain. Needless to say...not much survived.

In January when my Uncle Jim and Aunt Jill and my parents were visiting...Jim and my Dad replanted, with the help of Jude and Marco.

Since then Marco has been helping me take care of it....

Well...it is flourishing...

Overview of the garden

tiny cucumbers//tomatoes

green peppers//squash//green beans//broccoli

Beats//Cabbage//Cut Green Beans//Pasta dish

I'm definitely not an expert, but it's fun eating from the garden and seeing things grow. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

{Crown Him [Majesty]} - Chris Tomlin

Last week, my best friend bought me a ticket to the Chris Tomlin Burning Lights Tour w/ Louie Giglio and Kari Jobe...what a worship service...how awesome to have a glimpse of what worship in Heaven could be like!

Thanks Betha for taking me :) 

They redid, this old hymn....it's been stuck in my head since and I wanted to share it with you!!

Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne
Hark! How the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own;
Awake my soul and sing
Of Him who died for me
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

Majesty, Lord of all
Let every throne before Him fall
The King of kings, O come adore
Our God who reigns forever - more.

[Verse 2:]
Crown Him Lord of life
Who triumphed o'er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save;
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

All hail, Redeemer, hail
For He has died for me
His praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

{Breakfast Bar}

After traveling to Haiti many times in 2 years and then living in Haiti 2 years....I can't eat Granola bars. Seriously, if one had to make there assumptions of what Americans eat, based on seeing them in Haiti for a week, you would be convinced that Americans only eat granola or protein bars....I can't stand them!! (Anymore)

All that to say, I was a little hesitant to try this "awesome" breakfast bar that a visiting team brought with to Haiti. They told me, it was the best bar "granola" bar they had ever tasted it. Hesitantly, I agreed to try them....They were awesome. My husband and I can't stop eating them. I thought I would share the goodness with you! (Remember...this is not my recipe)...

Breakfast bars

1 – 14oz box Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
1 – 10oz bag large marshmallows
½ stick butter
2 cups honey roasted peanuts
½ cup sunflower kernels
¼ cup canola oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 bag cranraisins (original or cherry)

In separate bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, kernels, craisins.

Melt marshmallows and butter in large pot over low heat.  Stir regularly.
Add vanilla and canola oil.  Stir well.

Remove from heat and add the dry ingredients.  Stir well working quickly to combine dry ingredients with marshmallow mixture till consistency of rice krispie treats.

Press into 9x13 pan (well coated with canola oil).  Allow to cool.  When completely cool, cut into bars, wrap in saran wrap or baggie to keep fresh.

Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, March 8, 2013

{Friday Favorites} - March 8

1. Today...I had a salad...the lettuce was from my garden... YUM!!!

2. On Saturday we had a date night. I wore my favorite pair of heels. My Hot Pink Pumps!! Haven't worn them since moving to Haiti. How I've missed them!

3. Watched Claudy play soccer. So fun...until they feud :)

4. On my run this week, I found another new road...it had corn fields on both sides..felt like MN summer running.

5. Loving some new blogs...this print came from French Press Mornings.

6. Helping the kids at Respire Haiti paint a sign. Had a blast helping out this morning :)

7. Happy Birthday Chad!! We love you!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

{Ella Grace} - One Year Ago

One year ago, my life was changed. It was One year ago, today, that Ella Grace walked into my life. Through my short 6 weeks of knowing, I experienced the Gospel, saw God's grace and experienced God's love, like I had never before.

I'm thankful that today she is PERFECT. She is dancing with her FATHER...

You can read more from the day I met Ella here.  How she changed my life...Here

The other girl pictured above is Lauren. She was Ella's care taker at the orphanage. You can read her blog.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Thanking Him

I ran by this devotional from Jesus Today. It was exactly what I needed to hear today!

First attempt at Chalkboard art...lots of room for improvement :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Favorites

1. My husband is awesome! He has been a huge blessing to me this week. I've had a rough week to say the least. He has been supportive, encouraging, and doing everything!! So thankful to do life with him!

2. One Thousand Gifts - I just got to 100. What a great reminder to look at our day and focus on the gifts God gives us!

3. Me, Myself and Lies - The ladies and I have been doing this study. We just finished. What an eye-opener to hearing the things that I have been telling myself. It's amazing...

4. I Desire Jesus - In love with this song! 

5. Sun Tea - I've been making sun tea everyday! Here is my favorite :) 

6. Motto rides - After my run, Claudy asked if I wanted to go on a motto ride. Love those and him :) The motto died a little ways down the road, we had to push it home :) Good memories :) 

Have a great weekend!