Thursday, June 21, 2012


This probably won't come as a big shock to anyone who knows me (or who reads this blog), but I love Pinterest. It has made my life so much easier! I also love the Dating Divas. So, the other day when I saw on their Facebook page (and got an email from them) stating that they were looking for 'Pinterestaholics' to help with a project, I knew I had to request consideration. I have been a self-proclaimed Pinterestaholic for about a year now. Haha. This morning, I woke up to find this email in my inbox:

That's right, I'm a Pinterestaholic. That being said, I am going to need YOUR help! If you have a Pinterest and aren't following me yet, PLEASE add me. If you want an invitation to be a part of Pinterest, send me an email or Facebook message and I'll get you an invite. I'm so excited to be able to help out with a Dating Divas project. They have so many wonderful ideas for dating your spouse!

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Monday, June 18, 2012

One Year Down, A Lifetime to Go!

On June 18, 2011, I was blessed to marry a wonderful man. I was so excited to have one of my dreams come true. Our wedding day was truly one of the happiest days of my life.

God knew exactly what He was doing putting the two of us together. While we aren't complete opposites, we are opposite in just the right places to balance each other out.

There is no one else that can make me smile or laugh like he can. I'm always excited to come home from work just cause I know I'll get to spend time with him.

Matt, there is no one better for me to be on this big adventure with. Thank you for loving me despite my flaws and for always taking care of me. I'm a lucky girl to have you! I love you!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pizza Quesadillas

Well, 2 posts in one day... What on earth is going on???  haha...  Last night, I had a couple of friends over, so I decided to make a super simple meal.  I found this on Pinterest the other day.  I never did look at the recipe, but decided I could probably figure it out for myself.  :)  So, here it goes:

Shredded Cheese or leftover sliced cheese
Any thing you would normally want on a pizza
Marinara/Spaghetti Sauce

I poured a jar of sauce into a pan to let it heat up while I had my skillet heating up.  (I lightly oiled the skillet before heating it up.)  I took a tortilla put some cheese on it, then some pepperoni and a little more cheese then placed another tortilla on top.  I cooked them until each side was slightly crispy and the cheese was melted then cut it into 8 triangles.  After that, I used a small prep bowl and poured some sauce in.  I dipped my triangles into the sauce and about died from it's goodness.  Ok, that is a slight exaggeration, but seriously, it was REALLY good!  It's perfect for me because I really try not to eat a lot of bread or pasta and let's face it, pizza is lots of bread.

I was planning on trying out another tortilla recipe tonight, but after typing this out I'm thinking I might make this again tonight... maybe with a little onion instead of pepperoni.  YUM!!!!

PS- Sorry for the lack of picture.  This was so good none of us even took the time to stop- we just inhaled it.  :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Catching Up

Ok, so it's been a REALLY long time since I have posted.  I have written several posts, but I guess I just hit save draft instead of post.  So here's a little bit of what's been going on since Easter...
We took the Middle Schoolers to Chattanooga for their Choir Missions Trip.  I was so excited for this trip since Chattanooga is one of my favorite places.  We stayed at the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the kids even performed a concert there.

I have to say, every year, I am more and more impressed with our students.  They have such servant hearts and really shines through on tour.  This year, the kids got to assist with tornado clean up in Harrison, TN.  We drove up towards the tornado damage and it happened to be very close to Camp Joy.  The college I went to, Tennessee Temple University, worked closely with this camp.  We had many retreats there.  I couldn't believe how close the tornado had come to hitting it.  I wasn't able to walk around the camp, but if they had any damage, it wasn't obvious.  God really protected the camp.  Not too far away was where we worked and the damage was pretty extensive.  Not quite as bad as what we experienced here, but it was still pretty bad.  Anyway, we picked up sticks, logs and trees.  I learned to never underestimate a petite 6th grade girl.  Our girls can do it all!
On this trip, I also got to see one of my good friends from college.  I loved that it was like we saw each other once a week.  I was blessed with good friends throughout school.  As we talked, I was continually amazed at how God had changed both of our lives since we were in school together.  God is so good!
Our SWAT year ended with a party.  The students all prayed with the seniors.  It blesses my heart to see them pray together.  I'm going to miss those seniors!

We had a visit from Matt's brother & his wife in May.  It was a short visit, but we had a great time.  We went back to Cathedral Caverns to tour the cave.  I have a pretty deep fear of caves.  I hadn't been in a cave from the time I was 9 until a couple of years ago, due to an unfortunate incident with a pretty nasty fall.  I still don't really like them, but my last couple of times going in have been disaster free so maybe I am conquering that fear.   :)
Memorial Day weekend, we took a trip down to Gulf Shores.  Matt and I hand't been there since before we were even officially dating, so we were pretty excited to go down there again.  Of course, we made a stop at Lambert's so Matt could get his rolls and apple butter.  Lambert's has some GREAT food.  I even got to do some shopping.  I love the outlets down there.  The next morning, we headed to the beach.  I had so missed the smell of the ocean.  We spent the day laying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, building sand castles, and just relaxing.  It was SOOO nice.  However, Matt ended up VERY burnt.  By the time we headed to dinner, he had the flu like symptoms that come with major sunburn.  I didn't think he would make it through dinner.  Sunday, he was so burnt he could barely get out of bed.  Needless to say, we only made it to the beach one day on our weekend trip.  I enjoyed some time by the pool at the hotel instead.  :)  I have to say though, we ate some really good food on this trip.  If any of you ever get a chance to visit Fairhope, AL, DO IT! What a wonderful quaint little town.  We spent quite a bit of time walking around their downtown area.  It was so beautiful.
Now we are in to June.  I'm hopeful to be able to work on a few more craft projects.  I also plan on blogging more.  Our computer is back up and running again and I am re-adjusting to using a Mac.  I'm still new to the whole Apple computer world.  It's just so different from a PC.  I'm determined to get it down though.