Thursday, February 28, 2008

52 Free Value Meals Richer!

Well, he did it! After little sleep, 8 hours of driving and cool weather in a tent, Matt and his friends leave the parking lot of the Chick-Fil-A in Joplin, MO with another year of FREE Chick-Fil-A!

Good job, honey! I am proud of you and glad you are home! :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Quick Chick-Fil-A Update...

Well the guys made it! Matt ran to check in at around 6:00 PM and got #88. So as long as he can last the cold weather (which I don't doubt it) then he will be traveling home with 52 MORE free value meal coupons.

And he is off...

To another Chick-fil-a Grand Opening.

Matt and two of his friends from the seminary left today after class (at 12:15) to travel to Joplin, MO to another opening of a new Chick-fil-a. They had the car packed up with warm clothes, sleeping bags, extra socks and blankets. Joplin, MO is about 4 hours south from St. Louis which makes it about 10 degrees warmer but it will still be in the 30's tonight. Those boys will do anything for FREE CHICK-FIL-A!

The guys called to the opening today and at about noon there were only 10-15 people there. I hope after a four hour drive the boys come away with their 52 free value meals.

Matt said before he left, "Well, I am going to be the hunter and gatherer today."

I will let you know how his journey turns out...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Publix subs in Missouri!

On the way home from church yesterday I was having a craving. I told Matt and wanted a chicken tender Publix sub. As most of you already know I am a BIG Publix Grocery Store fan. I know it is just a grocery store but to me it is more. Publix has the BEST ice-cream, subs and off-brand items. I LOVE IT!
Anyways, Matt said Publix was just to far to drive for lunch. I convinced him we could make them at home. The deal was we had to keep the grocery bill under $10.00. Well, it was a success. We made the best chicken tender subs at home- I am up for a challenge Publix!

Matt working on his sub

Just before we wrapped them up and put them in the oven to get toasty!



Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Pictures of Grace...

Here are some more pictures of my niece, Grace. My sister-in-law said it perfectly, she looks like a porcelain doll! I can not wait to see her in person!

Aunt Stephanie (my sister-in-law) & Grace
Uncle Tom Jr. (my brother) & Gracie
Granny again with her granddaughter
Papa (Tom Sr.) with Gracie

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Grace Cole Christianson

I am excited to go visit in less than two weeks! I am excited to see Grace, and help out Miranda around the house. I plan on cooking, cleaning and being her right hand woman! I will be there before i know it! Enjoy the pictures!

Here she is- ADORABLE!
Here is the proud Granny (my Mom)!
Proud and tired Mommy (Miranda and Grace)
Proud Daddy (Kyle & Grace)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I am an AUNT!

This evening around 10:45 PM my first niece was born. Her name is Grace Cole Christianson and she weighted in at 5 pounds, 6 ounces and was 18 inches long- a tiny one! My sister and Grace are doing well and everyone is excited about her healthy arrival. Praise the Lord for life and babies!
Now if I can stand two more weeks before I get to see Mom and Baby!
(I will post pictures as soon as i get them)!

24 Weeks!

I can hardly believe I only have 3 more months to go! I am still feeling great and full of energy (Seriously!) I know I have some hard months ahead of me but I am enjoying this pregnancy thing! I feel the little guy all the time- he kicks in the morning a lot, and always after I eat ice-cream :)! Matt has enjoyed feeling him kick too!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you all enjoyed your Valentines Day with whom ever you spent it with! Matt and I went to dinner at Chick-fil-a (it was free) and then we walked around Babies R Us and did some registering. I guess that is how you spend Valentines Day on a budget. We had a great time enjoying each others company. This was our 9th v-day together! I love you honey!

This picture was take almost 4 years ago at our wedding rehearsal.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Freezer Meal Frenzie

Today two of my friends came over and we put together 9 freezer meals. I have been wanting to do this before the baby comes so today was our first time at it. We each chose 3 meals, made up a shopping list and put them together this morning. Since it was our first time we had some mess- ups (like how I spilled Chicken & Wild Rice soup all over the table and the floor) but overall we had a great time. By the end of the it, Matt and I counted 18 meals in our freezer. We will be doing this for sure again before the baby comes!

Before the girls got there
Wendy stuffing manicotti noodles
Getting ready to make a Mexican dish
Lyra cleaning up
Wendy, Me & Lyra- Freezer Meal Friends!
Matt helped me organize the freezer so all the food would fit!