Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Need some discipline in this blogging thing... So here's too trying something new!

I just cannot seem to get the blogging thing. But I'm thinking about just using this to post things I like, recipes I try or come up with, and pics of my kiddos. So today I'm gonna post a recipe that We love! Turkey Italian Meatloaf! It's a italian spin on meatloaf, and it's super healthy and filling!

So what u need is....
1 lb of ground turkey
1 lb of italian turkey sausage
fresh parsley
Fresh basil
1 cups of finely diced carrots
1 cup or more of sweet onion
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 tsp of dried oregano
Salt and pepper
2 to 3 eggs
1 to 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats

Then you this....
Chop up the parsley, I use about a handful, and chop 4 basil leaves (be careful to not bruise them, dice up the onion, garlic, and carrots and then throw everything in a big mixing bowl and squish it up with your hands. Yes u said use your hands. It doesn't work as well without your hands. Then you form it into loaves, this usually makes 2 good sized loaves. I put them in a well greased with olive oil, glass baking dish. Then you top it with your favorite marinara sauce, I make my own with crushed tomatoes, garlic and onion powder, basil, oregano, parsley, and natures seasoning.
Bake on 350 for one hour covered and about 20 minnutes uncovered.
I serve the with mashed potatoes with rosemary.
I will post that recipe tomorrow.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Song That has Been Great Comfort Lately

Whate'er My God Ordains Is Right
1. Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Holy His will abideth.
I will be still whate’er He does,
And follow where He guideth.
He is my God,
Though dark my road.
He holds me that I shall not fall
Wherefore to Him I leave it all
2. Whate’er my God ordains is right,
He never will deceive me
He leads me by the proper path,
I know He will not leave me
I take, content,
What He hath sent
His hand can turn my griefs away
And patiently I wait His day
3. Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Though now this cup in drinking
May bitter seem to my faint heart,
I take it all unshrinking
My God is true,
Each morn anew
Sweet comfort yet shall fill my heart
And pain and sorrow shall depart
4. Whate’er my God ordains is right,
Here shall my stand be taken
Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
Yet I am not forsaken
My Father’s care
Is round me there
He holds me that I shall not fall
And so to Him I leave it all
©1998 David Braud Music.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Princess Tea Party

      First I would like to start this post off by saying I have no pictures to post of My Daughter's 3rd Birthday, My Mom does but I do not, So whenever I get some I will post. With all of that said I will continue, My Little Baby girl who was 5 lbs 10ozs at birth just turned 3  and is hitting the 30 lb mark! It seems like only yesterday she was so small, completely dependent on myself and Nate, and now she is 3. She can draw, paint, sing, say bible verses, takes a shower, brushes her teeth without help, cleans her room, does her two chores(dusting baseboards and putting utensils away from the dishwasher). She is not so dependent anymore. Which is bittersweet, I thankful she is growing and learning, but sad that it is happening so fast!
     So Karah's birthday was actually on Wednesday of last week, but we had her party on Saturday. My mom flew in on Thursday and on Friday we went shopping and prepared for the Princess Tea Party. For the past three months I have heard nothing else but Princess Tea Party, Needless to say Karah was super excited Saturday, She woke up ready to go, By 9 am she was already dressed and waiting. We had so much fun, It was just perfect, Jillian, Jackson and Bethanee Pelt came along with Jason and Tracee(Baby Ellee included), Kara List, and Kerry, Hannah, and Kerys Hadaway came as well. It was wonderful. The girls had so much fun. Karah enjoyed every minute and was sad to see everyone go. Needless to say the Princess Tea Party was a huge hit, and Karah has already said she wants to do it again next year( we will see, her likes change like the wind.) But the Icing on the cake was that my mom got to be there! It was a really special day! 


Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It seems to me that over the past year my family and I have been at funeral homes very often, we have been first hand witnesses to sorrow and grief. However through all of this the Lord has been gracious, very gracious, abounding in love and mercy.
Grieving over a loss of a family member is hard, I feel as though I have experienced every emotion possible, expect anger. I am not angry that they have been taken. I am sad that they are gone, I feel the empty space that is left because they are gone, but no anger. How can I be angry, the Lord allowed them to live and touch my life and he ultimately received glory in their deaths.
This past weekend when I was home my Cousin Deborah Anne Stewart passed away. She was a kindhearted, sweet-spirited, dear person, and a Believer. She was such a strong person, for her entire life she fought to live, at 18 she received a life saving kidney transplant, 10 years ago that kidney started failing, 5 years ago she had a mastectomy, and since then has been on dialysis. Never once did I ever hear her complain, she loved the Lord, trusted the Lord, prayed for her husband to be saved, honored him, and the Lord saved him. She truly was a testimony of the Greatness of the Lord, and God was truly glorified through her life.
So with that all I can say is, "Great is the Lord and Greatly to be Praised"
1 Chronicles 16 : 23-27
23 Sing to the LORD, all the earth!
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
24 Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be held in awe above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Splendor and majesty are before him;
strength and joy are in his place.


Friday, June 4, 2010

My Long Journey to Alabama

Its been well over a month since I have blogged, sorry! I have been in the car for over 60 hours in the past 6 weeks, traveling from Virginia to Alabama, Back to Virginia, back to Alabama, to Georgia, then Back to Alabama. On April 19th, Nate drove the kids and I down to Alabama, my grandmother who had been battling Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma for almost 2 years had taken received news that the cancer was back and very aggressive and there was not any other treatment that they could do. So under great conviction from the Lord about where I was needed most, I packed and went down to help take care of my Sweet Granny. After almost three weeks of great struggle, and very sweet and precious times, on May 8th my granny went to be with the Lord. It was a precious time to spend my granny's last days taking care of her,(well for those of you who know her she was taking care of everyone else), and talking with her. The Lord really blessed my heart as I watched her Fight the Good Fight and Finish Strong! There are few people who i know who could go through the pain and struggle she went through with as much strength and peace as she did. The Lord's great providence saw fit that he would receive glory, not in healing her body, but in renewing her body!
It's a bitter sweet time, I miss her terribly, and find myself trying to pick up the phone and call her, but so sweet that she is whole and no longer suffering.
After her funeral we made a quick trip home for a week, and went back down for my Little Brother Joshua's Graduation. Joshua has turned into such a Godly young man. It was also a wonderful time with my family.
On the way back from Alabama we stopped in to visit Nates family and had a great time in Georgia as well.
I am thankful to be home and unpacked and trying to settle back into a routine.

The Lord is Great and Greatly to be Praisied!

I will Leave you with a quote from my Granny Adams, "It's Better to do Little with Much Love, than to do Much with Little Love"


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What to blog about?

So For the past few days I have sat down to blog and thought what should I blog about? I don't know if any of you have ever done that, but for some reason, my brain completely shut down, went blank, nothing! After many attempts to start I would just give up. So today as I am sitting here typing I actually have noting of grand importance to say, but I thought that if I started typing, that I might think of something along the way......... I'm still thinking....

On Sunday We fellowshipped with some very precious people, and after lunch our friend asked everyone to share about when the Resurrection really meant something in there life. Everyone had great answers, but the most memorable one was my husbands, he said that without the resurrection, the gospel is not fulfilled. For me the cross is so powerful, it reminds me so of my need for Christ, it reminds me of how undeserving of Christ grace I am, but did you realize that the Resurrection is the Apex of the Gospel, Paul says "And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain" 1Cornth. 15:14.
I know and knew that the resurrection is amazing, I agree with Paul, but How much do we really focus on the Resurrection! He fulfilled the scriptures, He was beaten, he died, BUT HE WAS RAISED! And the sits on the Throne! And thus we can look forward to the Kingdom.
I know its not easter anymore, but I want to think on these things always. Because Christ is raised our faith is not vain. We can be kingdom oriented. We can live our lives in light of the gospel because it has been fulfilled by Christ.

Not sure how to end this, just wanted to share some thoughts. Please Share yours!


Monday, March 29, 2010

My Not Me Week!

Okay so Im gonna give this Not ME Monday Thing a Go.
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Well this past week my family came up from Alabama. We had so much fun, they got here Sunday night and the fun began on Monday. However, it was NOT ME who suggested that we spend Monday (which is a day for their vacation), going grocery shopping. After a successful trip to the good ole Mechanicsville Walmart, we settled down to dinner and 24! Yes my family Loves 24. However it is NOT ME WHO wishes they could be Jack Bauer sometimes! And its NOT ME who thinks Jack Bauer is THE MAN!
Okay enough of Monday, So Tuesday it was off to Williamsburg Prime Outlets, at this point in time I would like to mention That it was NOT ME who got us lost and at the Ghetto Mall. Now with that point clear I will continue, so we spent the entire day shopping and laughing, and wrestling the kiddos. However it was such a sweet time!
Wednesday we parted ways and Dad and Josh went Bowling, and Mom and I took the kids to get their Pictures Made. And It was Not MY Daughter who said as I was putting her dress on her, "Momma This is a Dream Come True!" So sweet!
Thursday Nate joined us for a Day At Colonial Williamsburg, and it was Not Me who suggested we eat at King's Arm, (it was okay, but not worth the money). Karah Had so much fun! It was well worth paying the 36 dollars a person for the tickets! My family really enjoyed it!
Then Friday ended the fun with Mom, and Dad and Josh leaving.
It was a wonderful week full of great Memories! However it was NOT ME who did any of the things mentioned above, and more.

Oh i forgot to Mention that it was Not Me who told my Dad the wrong place where the spare key was which in turn led to them having the break into my house, after sitting on the deck for two hours waiting on Momma and I to get back from The Picture People.

Whew.. That was kinda fun! Enjoy!