Monday, July 30, 2007

I miss Publix!

So today was an exciting day at work today! (Some of you are going to be laughing and rolling your eyes while you read this but others of you will totally get it). To those of you who don't know about Publix, it is the most amazing grocery store ever! It is one of those places you don't know how great it is until you move away and no longer have it! Not only does Publix have the best subs, but their icecream is amazing! I love it! So, Kelly (my friend from work) sends me this picture today. Kelly and I have this special bond because we are both living in the mid-west but we are both from Florida. Thus, we both know about the amazing icecream that Publix produces. So while Kelly was home she took this picture. Thank you Kelly! Now, I sit here craving the icecream, craving the subs and craving the experience of shopping at Publix. If you have it, DON'T take it for granted!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Granny's Sauce

Granny's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
1 Large can of Contadina Tomato Sauce (IT MUST BE CONTADINA)
*If you can not find Contadina sauce don't bother making it!
6-10 regular cans will work too.
1/2 cup Olive Oil
4-5 fresh Garlic Cloves
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4 cup fresh Oregano
8-10 bay leaves
1 tbsp. crushed red pepper (depends on how spicy you like it)
1/2 cup sugar
*Add all the ingredients and let sauce simmer all day!

This is a family recipe that I am sharing with the world! You will not be disappointed! Serve it with yummy noodles and fresh French Bread!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Not my will, but yours be done.

As most of you know Matt and I have had some infertility problems. After many tests over the past few months, I just had an appointment with our Fertility Doctor (Dr. Valerie Ratts), whom I really liked. Anyway, I am now taking Clomid (a fertility medicine to help me ovulate). When I walked into work this morning I was given this article about other Christians who have infertility problems too. This was obviously providential (that I was given this article) because I was upset last night about not being a Mom yet. This article opened up my eyes to what the Lord desires for me. One part of the article said to be angry at God is a normal thing. And to ask him, Why me? is normal too. But the article also encouraged that rather than searching for answers to why you can not get pregnant, pray to God for help in coping and navigating this the best we can.

A lady in this article was talking about how she and her husband have been struggling for the past 6 years to have a baby and she says, "God does not desire for any couple to be infertile. When we suffer from infertility, God is grieving with us." What an encouragement this was to me this morning. It was eye opening to see that God is not against me in having a baby.

So while I sat at my desk this morning eating my grape-nuts cereal and banana my prayer had changed from, "Dear God please give us a baby" but to "Not my will, but yours be done."

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Calling all Brides...

Hey Brides-to-be, I just have to share this with you! I was at the arch about a week ago and saw the coolest looking wedding party. There were about 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen and they all had different color dresses and the groomsmen matched the bridesmaids dresses. I thought it was so neat! Also, the bride had picked Gerbera daises and they looked so good with dresses she had chosen. See the fun picture below!
Note: I don't know these people, I just took the picture because I thought the wedding party looked awesome (that is also why no one in the pictures is paying attention, they had no idea I was even taking the picture).