Monday, May 23, 2011

New Again

Since I heard this song, I haven't been able to get it off my mind. It's so powerful. I wanted to share.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Taco Salad

I'll admit I'm usually not a taco salad fan, unless of course it's from Rosies (and since Rosies is local I realize that most of you don't know just how wonderful it is. Seriously, it's worth the trip to Huntsville :) I usually don't like making it at home because I just feel like it's so bland. The other day I was searching and I came across a new taco salad recipe. It looked quick and easy, so I thought I needed to try it! I did modify a few things because I don't like the taco sauce that it called for on top. And, tomatoes aren't in season just yet so I didn't use those on the top. Both of my guys LOVED it, so I thought I'd share it with y'all!

Taco Salad
1 lb ground beef
1 packet Taco Bell taco seasoning
1/2 can whole kernel corn
1/2 can light red kidney beans

Additional: lettuce, tomato (if you aren't weird like me), mild cheddar cheese, tostitos, and ranch dressing

1. Prepare beef with taco seasoning as instructed on packet.
2. Add corn and kidney beans to mixture. Allow to simmer 5 minutes.
3. Make a bed of chips on your plate. Top with meat mixture. Follow with cheese, lettuce and ranch dressing.
4. ENJOY!!

* Pardon the poor quality of this picture. I took it with my phone and sent it through email.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blogs I Love :)

I've been so horrible at taking pictures and blogging lately, but I love reading everyone else's blogs, so I thought I would share a few of my daily reads. I know it sounds silly, and Morgan thinks I live in a fantasy "blog world" sometimes, but these ladies truly inspire me! Sometimes I find myself taking about things I've read on blogs like these girls are some of my best friends and in a way they are! I may have never met them, but to me, a blog is a journal and what more personal way to get to know someone than to read their daily diary.

I have more, but these are some great ones to add to your list! Go check out these ladies :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Something to make you smile :)

I don't have anything witty or interesting to blog about today, but I had to show you this picture! Is he not the cutest thing?!? I was editing tonight (I'm so behind), and this picture just made me smile! Actually, his session was so cute, but his mama might think I was a bit of a weirdo if I did an entire personal blog post dedicated to her child :)

Anyway, I'm finally 1 session away from being caught up! I'm so excited. I just finished editing a wedding I did last month today. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Thus the reason I don't care to do many weddings! They stress me out for an entire month before and afterward. I owe Wyatt big time for being such a good boy today while I've edited all day. He and I are going to have a fun date doing whatever he wants to do soon!

Tomorrow I'm back to the fertility doc. I used to get really excited about my appointments, but I'm so numb to it all right now. It seems like we are never going to get another baby. I try to be optimistic and I know that God's timing is perfect, I just wish I had a little insight as to when that might be. Being let down from month to month is kind of discouraging, but I just try to remember that there are so many couples out there wanting just 1 baby. I'm thankful for my sweet boy, but we would still love a big family and be able to provide Wyatt with siblings soon. Please keep us in your prayers. God is teaching me patience for sure!

I hope all my blog friends are having a great week!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

As I sit here watching Law Abiding Citizen, wondering why I'm watching Law Abiding Citizen, I realized that I'm super behind on blogging (yes, blame it on my undiagnosed ADD, my mind won't focus on one thing at a time). Seriously though, let me back up. Have any of you ever watched this movie?? The things I do for my husband. It has to be the most gruesome movie I've ever seen. Our choices tonight were this or Secretariat, I'm thinking I should've stuck with the race horse! It is derby day after all!! Anyway, take my advice, if you haven't seen it, don't. Unless, of course, you like blood and guts and seeing Gerard Butler at any cost (he is pretty easy on the eyes :).

So, what's been going on here since Easter?? Let's see......
MAJOR TORNADOES!!! It really has been horrible. Thank the dear Lord we weren't hurt or affected in any way, other than loss of power for about 4 days. Unfortunately, so much of our town and state was absolutely destroyed. It is so heartbreaking to see this sort of destruction everywhere you go. My heart goes out to all the people who lost loved ones and all their earthy belongings. I will say, I am so proud to be from a great place where people step up and help one another in a time of need. The volunteers, churches, and just good people who have been out there every day helping is such a blessing to witness. At one point, our community was turning away volunteers because they had too many!

Other than that, life around here has been pretty ordinary. Wyatt has become obsessed with t-ball, thanks to a sweet friend who gave us their old tee! I'm so glad he loves it. Being a child that grew up at the ball field, I hope to be able to do the same for my kids. We are definitely advocates of letting Wyatt find his own interests, but it does thrill my heart that he loves sports! At least t-ball is something I know a little about. It's been a lot of fun to get outside every afternoon and hit the ball and practice throwing and catching.

Today, Morgan and I drove down to Birmingham and traded in my suv for a (get this) car!!!! Yes, I'm trying to be a good sport and have an open mind about the whole situation. I do love the new car, but man is it going to take some getting used to! I haven't driven a car in about 6 years, so it is a HUGE change. It just isn't practical for us to have a gas hog anymore. Especially with us moving further out in the boondocks! My Armada was getting 14 miles to the gallon. It had gotten to the point that I didn't even want to go anywhere because I didn't want to put gas in the thing! And, if you know me, I'm NOT one to sit at home!! Mama calls it my "Thrift" blood. I come from a long line of goers! Anyway, the new (to me) car got 27 mpg on the way home. I think I'm going to LOVE that!! No, I won't be able to throw random chairs or antiques in the back, but fortunately Morgan has a big ole truck anytime I need to use it! I just have to keep reminding myself that my Mama raised 2 kids driving a Toyota Corolla, hauling ball bags and all!

That about sums up things here on the farm. Looking forward to spending Mother's Day with my guys tomorrow. Working cows, then church........what more could a girl as for?!?! :)