Friday, September 16, 2011

Why Run When You Can Eat?

Darn this cold weather.. it makes me want to stay inside and eat yummy, comfort food.  I dare you to ask me when is the last time I've run.. let's just say, it's been a little bitty while (more than a month). Praise the Lord for stretchy leggings!! 

Back to comfort food... I did make a pot of homemade and very healthy chicken noodle soup tonight. BUT for dessert, I made something that I found over at my new obsession, Pinterest. It's these irresistible Reese's Stuffed Crescent Rolls. You will crave them.. I have for a week and today, with all of this cool weather, I gave in and made them. The boys are all drooling and begging for them now. Click on this link, Reese' s Stuffed Crescent Rolls, and you can find the step by step directions.  Happy Fall and Happy Eating.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Be Kind

I recently found this great quote...

I was reminded that I'm not the only one pushing through, doing all that I can to stand. It's hard to see outside of your circumstances when the trials seem to last and hope is a distant light. Seriously, I have been so weary in the journey that I don't really want to keep going. THERE.. I SAID IT. I've thought, "Lord, really, REALLY?? What are you doing? When will you intervene? Do you see my pain?" I feel like I'm trusting God and waiting for so many miracles to change things, but I have not experienced the reality of that hope. Then it dawned on me.. "Hello.. that's right where He wants me."

When I finally crawl out of my foxhole (that's how I refer to my mountain villa)... and begin to look beyond my needs and trials, I see the smoke around me, coming from other households. Almost everyone that we come in contact with is fighting a battle and I'm reminded that grace is a necessary character trait. A friend called last night and told me about a dream that she'd had that about my family. She said the resounding words that she kept hearing were, "stay the course..stay the course" She said that she say in the dream that we did not yet have the change that we've been praying for, but that we did have joy and peace. WOW.. so true, God tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us. NEVER. BUT we must rely on Him and find our peace in Him, no matter what. So if the battle is still raging, keep fighting, keep trusting, never give up.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goodbye Summer

Mom and Dad came to visit and to celebrate my birthday. We went to a dinner and movie..two of my favorite things!

Our good friends, the Bennetts came up for a day.. and the menfolk did what some crazy menfolk do. They shot guns and went scouting for wildlife. 

We girls chose to stay at the house and relax.. with coffee and leftover birthday cheesecake.

Before they left, Donnie and Rhonda took time to pray for my sweet Momma... what a blessing.

I don't have many childhood memories that don't include these four adults... remember "Train up a child..." They did and we have not departed from it.

Mom and I enjoyed the warm temperatures on the deck... love her so much.

On the weekend, we headed  up to Denver for Rock the Range. Dad had to work, but we checked in periodically.

Finally.. it was back to country life. We just enjoyed every single minute together and I can't wait until they come back!

Come back soon... I miss you so much already!