Friday, February 4, 2011


*So... I have been informed that this is the way you are supposed to make Lasagna.  (Apparently I am just a little inexperienced.. :)  Oh well, I litterally thought I had found something amazing, but apparently everybody's doing it.. haha.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ava and Lasagna (don't worry their not combined) ;)

Today Ava seems to be feeling better, as you see she is here playing on the floor... Yesterday, she required all my attention, this would have been impossible!  And today she is actually drinking her "herbs for kids" ... yay for getting better.

As for our dinner last night, it was DELICIOUS!!!  Some of you will look down on me for what I'm about to say, but I'm not telling you to impress you... well maybe I am, but not to impress those of you who will not be impressed... anyway
I made Lasagna with ground pork sausage (just a little bit for flavor) and ground turkey, which TJ DIDN'T even notice, for those of you who don't know it's much healthier than beef!  And if you don't even notice, why waste your body on unnecessary things?!  (unless it's delicious [eclairs] and you just don't care, but that's not the point I'm making here!)  
I also used whole wheat noodles, and it was hardly noticeable.  Also I followed the recipe on the back (sort of), and it was great.  Instead of just putting ricotta cheese, you mix in eggs, parsley, mozzarella, Parmesan, and garlic salt in with the ricotta, which makes for a much tastier lasagna.  I usually use a jar of spaghetti sauce, but then I always add fried onions, garlic, mushrooms, more Italian seasonings, and of coarse a little bit of brown sugar, and extra water so I don't have to cook the noodles before hand (learned that from my mom, thank you mom!).
Need I say more. Yes
Thank you for listening (or in this case reading) to my nonsense.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Jesus Christ is Truth!

Short update on Ava:  She has been so sick today, it's breaking my heart!  She is all snotty (literally!)  It's like a bomb every time she sneezes, she's fussy, and just wants her mommy all day, it may sound cute, but it's really sad.  I hope she gets better soon.  Things we've never used before that we're using today:  Vix baby rub, and "herbs for kids"... I think we're making progress (I'll let you know!)

So I've been meaning to blog about last Saturday, but things just keep getting in the way.  We go to a Saturday  night service at our church, and our friend Steve Page and my husband TJ are going to be teaching, but right now it's Steve's turn.  He's been teaching on 2 John for the past two weeks, and I have been learning some simple yet amazing things through his teaching.  
His main points were TRUTH and LOVE.  Truth and love are both interwoven in all John's books.  One of the main things that got my attention was Truth's definition, it's not just a correct statement, or something that is "right", truth is a person, Jesus Christ.  And as we went on in the text, it was amazing how you can just replace truth with Jesus Christ and it would be the same difference.  Truth (Jesus) is the same yesterday, today and forever.  The truth (Jesus) is in us and is eternal.  You will know the truth (Jesus) and the truth (Jesus) will set you free.  Truth (Jesus) is our basis for unity.
Love is the definition of God, if you want to know what love is, learn more about who God is!
Grace and peace and mercy will be ours in Love and Truth (Jesus Christ!).  Truth (Jesus) and love is the basis on which everything good is built.

There was a lot more, but this truth (:]) is what blew my mind.  God is Love!  Jesus Christ is Truth! 


Sunday, January 30, 2011


It's the middle of the night and my baby has her first temperature, I knew that at some point this moment would come, I just didn't realize how freaked out inside will I really feel, will she be ok if we all go back to sleep? Should I do something now, or wait till morning?  Should I trust my thermometer?  Well honestly it's kind of crappy, but what am I really going to do about it right now?  TJ says pray and go back to sleep, that's all we can do right now, and watch her closely, until tomorrow... He acts so sane, that crazy man, this is my baby girl we are talking about!!!
Anyway, now that we got that out of the way, I am going to attempt to go back to bed, with my precious baby right here next to me... Pray for her!

... a few hours later
her fever is gone!

fever still gone and sleeping soundly.

Thank you God!