Friday, August 29, 2008

It's Friday.. No work till TUESDAY!!

Well.. the week is coming to an end. It was a busy one!

Rather than rattle on about my week I thought I'd share a quick but delicious recipe for enchiladas. We made them last night and they really hit the spot.

First, you need to cook your chicken. Most of the time I boil it, yesterday I used the crockpot.
Once the chicken is cooked you shred it to the size you desire. I then take all the shredded chicken and mix in a jar of jalopeno ranch.
I then stuff the chicken mixture, pepperjack cheese, peppers and onions inside a tortilla shell and roll it all up tight. I repeat this process until I have a whole pan of enchiladas... I squeeze as many as I can in!
Next, I cover them w/ green enchilada sauce, as well as some more peppers, onions and cheese.
Then I bake them in the oven (350 degrees) for about 20-25 minutes.
Serve w/ sour cream, some chips and salsa.. and you have yourself one great meal:)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Weekend (So Far) in Pictures...

I'm still new at this whole picture thing.. The pics were actually supposed to be in a different order.. but this works too.
Last night Matt and I got to go to another Royals game. We had a great time eating italian sausages and being outside. I told Matt that his love of baseball is starting to rub off on me a bit...:)
This morning Matt had to leave early for a one day conference, so we had pancakes before he left. Since then I have enjoyed a leisurly Saturday of cleaning, baking and reading. It's been great:)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Birthdays, School, Books and Watermelon...

Well we had a great time celebrating Matt's birthday. And the celebrating isn't over, since he had school on his birthday we decided to get Royals tickets for this Friday to celebrate. We are looking forward to it. Oh and now I can tell you what I got for Matt's birthday:) Actually my mom, dad and I went in together since I certainly didn't have enough money to cover it myself. We got tickets for Matt and I to go to see Jerry Seinfeld live here in KC September 19th. Matt loves Jerry Seinfeld and his show so he was super excited about it. (I'm pretty excited myself!)
Like I said Matt started school on Tuesday. This is his last semester (for now as he says). I can't believe that we have been living in Kansas City for 3 years already. (It was three years August 15th). Time has certainly flown...It has been quite the journey but we are glad to be here.
I have been trying to get back into reading lately. I made some goals for myself for the summer and didn't succeed w/ my reading goal. But I'm giving it another go now. I love books, I love to read.. It just always seems to get pushed to the side. I'm in the middle of reading two books. One I just started a couple days ago.. and the other.. well its been awhile. I will finish it though! The oneI have been reading for some time is by Donald Miller, "Searching for God knows What". I read another book of his , "Blue Like Jazz" and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am really enjoying this one as well. It is basically his thoughts on life, the Gospel, Jesus Christ.. the experiences he has had. It definitely has made me think.
The chapter I read last night was about humanity and what everyone is searching for. Everything here in the US is always about outdoing someone else... the sports we watch, television shows, kids at school, adults at work... He made some good points and it really made me examine myself. He mentioned that a lot of time we don't even realize that we are behaving that way, I think that he is right.
The other book I just began reading is "Faithful Woman and their Extraordinary God" by Noel Piper. Noel basically shares 5 biographies of pioneer Christian women. It is a great book. I've only read the intro and the first biography but I can't wait to read more. The first biography is about Sarah Edwards. She was married to Jonathon Edwards back in the 1700's. It told of how she grew up, how they met, their marriage and their life together in the ministry. I will write more about the book and my thoughts in detail another time. I highly recommend reading it though if you haven't already.
And finally watermelon.. I have been eating a lot of it lately. Matt was given several from a man who grows them. They are delicious.. it truly is the little things in life that sometimes can make our day...

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Summer Update

This past month as been packed... and now school for Matt starts back up next week.. Summer has flown.

We are now officially meeting weekly at De Soto Community Church. It's exciting as things are really beginning to take shape as we start in on our journey. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to seek God's will for our church. Also, pray for some of the basics that sometimes we take forgranted.. funds, workers, supplies...

Besides the church, summer has been good to us. Matt and I have enjoyed a lot of time together and w/ family and friends. We have continued to explore all that Kansas City has to offer (We love KC!) and love the time we spend with our newest addition to the family, our little puppy... Aldo:) If I haven't mentioned him he's a mix between a shih tzu and a poodle. His coloring is mostly white with brown and grey mixed in, especially on his face. He's so sweet and has been a blast. He's four months old:) Although he is looking a little shaggy, he will be getting a haircut tomorrow, then maybe he'll be able to see again!

This weekend we are getting ready for my mom to come visit and will be celebrating Matt's 27th birthday a week from today, Aug. 19. I CAN'T WAIT to give him his birthday present.. I wish I could say what it is...but I never know who's eyes might be reading this:)

That's all for now...