Thursday, February 3, 2011
Since the last post, Robin is hanging in there. Her surgery is this Monday (2.7.11) and they are going in to remove the tumors and ovaries and appendix. We are praying that they do not open her up and find something they were not expecting. Please pray for a speedy recovery from a very nonevasive surgery!
Matt and I made pretty hefty new years resolutions. We vowed to eat healthy (not the BS kind, like really) and have been doing a really good job at it. We have cut out red meat from our diet almost completely. Our next step is to begin cooking fish at home (we are scared at this point, we only get it at restaurants). Matt is training for his marathon in May and I am trying to start exercising lightly (any heavier I will get burnt out). I love to walk so I am walking twice a week and I have started doing yoga at my house (thanks DVR). It's going great!
Our friends' Thomas and Christy are getting married on March 18 and we are preparing for that with fun showers and bachelor/bachelorette parties! WOO HOO! We cannot wait for their big day.
We know that 2011 is going to bring so many wonderful things and we are so excited about it! Already, we have 7 weddings this year! WOW! Cannot wait for all of them!
I will be finished with my masters in June (wow 13 months) and I am SO EXCITED ABOUT IT!
Hope everything is great with you!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Here is the French.
Try it out.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
We are going to be adding asparagus, squash, and leeks over the next week. I will post pictures soon!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Once meat is cooked and taco seasoning is fully incorporated, add rice, tomatoes (I used can) and black beans (rinsed).
Ok, next. While I was cooking the casserole, I realized I had a half of an onion left over and some leftover ingredients in the fridge. So, I made a greek salad. YUM.
Chop a seedless cucumber and add to the colorful bowl!
Add a couple of swirls of extra virgin olive oil and then sprinkle a generous teaspoon of Greek Seasoning.
Stir together. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Cut up a handful of cilantro and add to salad.
Finish by taking a lime and squeezing half in the bowl. If you like ALOT of citrus, add the whole thing!
Monday, November 22, 2010
1 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (15 oz) can black beans
2-3 tomatoes, diced
1 (11 oz) can green enchilada sauce
1 cup 0% plain greek yogurt (can sub sour cream)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chiles
avocado or guacamole for garnish
serve with whole wheat tortillas
Friday, November 19, 2010
1. Ruby Press- a ultra chic boutique that blogs about their favorite finds.
2. Adventures in Renovating a Brooklyn Limestone-it's just great.....enough said.
3. What's up Whimsy- a girl trying to get into the interior design world describing herself as "contemporary whimsey, with a hint of vintage" <--- Exactly my style!
Enjoy! And have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Build a Buffer Around Your Schedule by Rick Warren
Reverence for God adds hours to each day. Proverbs 10:27 (LB)
"Without margin in your life, you'll think, Oh, no! Another thing to do! Sorry, God -- I'd like to do that, but I'm just too busy."
In preparation for a decade of destiny, we’ve been talking about the need to be physically healthy – that God wants us to take care of our bodies. And I want to stress one more time that unrelenting stress harms our bodies. Why do we wait until our health plummets before we decide to create margin in our lives? The Bible teaches that your body needs downtime in order to heal and re-energize. Listen to why this is so important: when you’re overloaded by activity, you can only think of yourself. You’re in survival mode, just trying to make it through another day. And that limits your usefulness in ministry!When you have no downtime or margin in your life and God taps you on the shoulder, saying, “I’d like you to do this for me,” your first response isn’t joy. Your first response is, “Oh, no! Another thing to do! Sorry, God -- I’d like to do that, but I'm just too busy.” We end up resenting the great opportunities God brings into our lives. But when we deliberately and specifically add downtime into our lives, we become available for God to use us as we head into this decade of destiny. You don’t have to live on overload. You don’t have to live in survival mode. Begin today to build a buffer around your schedule. Then enjoy the benefits of margin -- and see what God does next!
It was so nice to see the MANY different types of people that came to support Robin at the benefit on Saturday. It speaks volumes about her and the way she has touched so many lives. It is just astounding. I know she is fulfilling God's plans by bringing people closer to Him and it is working!! He is going to heal her and allow everyone to be IN AWE OF HIM!
Friday, November 12, 2010
On to a much lighter note, my sister's benefit is this saturday and I am so excited about it. The girls have worked so hard and have done an absolute fabulous job. There are so many people coming to support Robin and show her love! Please come out and have some yummy food and drinks and get your dance on!! It is going to be a blast. It starts at 8:00pm @ Newport Central Catholic and it is $25 at the door.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Now, 9 weeks and 4 chemo treatments later, she walks a mile a day, plans birthday parties like nothing is wrong and plays with Mora and Lucia all the time. The chemo has to be working. I keep telling myself this, but I think that is where I am thinking wrong. No, I am not wrong about it working, I am wrong about the chemo. God is healing her. I know he is. And that is a big step for me to say, especially on my blog where anyone can read. I am such a public school teacher, where I know I have to keep my beliefs on religion to myself, as to not have an agenda toward anything. Well, this is not my professional career....this is my sister! I will not hold back when it comes to her, especially because it is her that has taught me to have this type of relationship with Him. I used to think that if I went to church and was a good person, I would be fine. Nope. I must have a relationship with him....this is not a one way street and I have learned to talk to him about my day and my worries (although He already knows them-but I like to say them out loud to make sure!). Since then, I have been calmer and feel as though he is showing me that there is nothing to be afraid of in this situation. He is protecting her and I know that He will not let harm come her way. He does and always has had a plan for her, and I am thinking now that it is to be an inspiration to others going through similar situations. She is just amazing!!!
Thank you to everyone who has been storming Heaven in her behalf. I really appreciate it and I know he is listening. If you have some extra prayers, please don't stop! Also, please send a few up there for my dear friend, Cassie, to be blessed with something she has wanted her entire life, a child. She is another one that God had another plan for her....she is an inspiration to those wanting a child. Her blog is amazing...and I know that God has His hand on her as well.