Thursday, June 28, 2012

To Hot to Cook

What's For Dinner?
 If it is as HOT where you are as it is in St. Louis (106 degrees) you are probably not using your oven either.
Here is a quick cheap dinner!  

Spinach Strawberry Poppyseed Pecan Salad

Only Modification you may want to make is Less sugar :(  But if you are making it for a group and want to impress add the sugar... Its the best that way!
Just me and A tonight so I went with a 1/4 C. instead of 1/2 C. 

Grabbed a Rotisserie
chicken at SAMs and there you go.   A light yet filling delicious dinner!

Hope you are having a terrific Thursday!!

If you are reading this and Believe in the Power of Prayer... I would love prayer for my Dr. Apt. 8:30 am.  Its an important one.  We'll see if we get to move forward or change up something and talk about other options...  Of course we would love to MOVE FORWARD... But we are trusting God's Perfect timing for a baby!!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Bermuda, Bahama, Come on Pretty Mama!!!

Anthony and I just got to go on the most incredible trip!  State Farm has amazing incentives for their agents.  It is A LOT of work and when I say that I know I have really know idea how much work goes into earning a trip to Bermuda BUT I AM VERY GRATEFUL!! 

It was an indescribable year of blood sweat and tears!!  Starting a business is tough!!!!
But the benefit have been worth it.  
I have already started Cheering him on for next years trip!!!!

The Pictures don't do it justice!!!  

Great Friends... They are all first time travelers as agents!!!  So Proud!

The Supportive wives... "okay I guess I'll go on a free trip to Bermuda.."

It rained a couple days so we made our way to the lovely Bermudian ZOO.. 

One of my Favorite animals!!! 

The Water is Gorgeous!! and He is Handsome!  

We had a BLAST and enjoyed the "Millionaire trip"... Thats what they kept calling it because apparently if you have enough money to stay where we stayed and fly to Bermuda you basically need to be a Millionaire.  Thanks State Farm for footing the bill!!!

Interesting facts about Bermuda...
1.  You can only buy property in Bermuda if you are from Bermuda.  
2.  Starting Salary for a School Teacher is $84,000.00 (seriously)
3.  But they need to make that much because average rent for an apartment starts at $2500.00
4.  They make/grow nothing on the island (with the exception of a few local farmer that grow tomatoes, but no where near enough to feed the island)  everything has to come from the USA or Europe.
5. Bermuda is a British Commonwealth  (thought I would hear more English accents...sadly there were only a few)  

Hope you have an incredible week!!!



Monday, June 4, 2012

Joy is Always Possible

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is your..."
1 Chronicles 29:11
(People I am thankful for)

Today I am just plane Thankful... 

I don't always I have a thankful heart so I want to share it so I can remember and also maybe encourage someone else to be thankful today.

1. Thankful for the Love of my sweet savior Jesus, who gave His life for me and Lives!  (words can't describe)
2.  Thankful for my sweet husband who works so hard to provide for our little family and is one of the most generous people I know!
3.  Thankful for another year in our Condo...(He must not be done with us here yet)
4.  Thankful for our friends and families!
5.  Thankful for a period... yes thats what I said... treatment is working which is the hopes of getting pregnant!!!
6.  Thankful for State Farm who has an incredible travel rewards program and is sending us to BERMUDA so soon... I already started packing and its over a week away! :) 
7. Thankful for our Church and how every Sunday I leave encouraged and so challenged to Love God and to Love others... So thankful for a Kind, Gracious, Humble pastor who strongly teaches the word of God!
8.  Thankful for the reminder to be thankful!!!  

I read the sweetest quote this morning and thought I would share it.  Its from this blog. (you should check it out)

Joy is the fruit of gratitude. 
And gratitude is rooted in perspective.
 And when one’s rooted in Christ, one has been given the gift of the eyes that really see. 
So joy is always possible. 
As long as thanks to God is possible, then joy in God is always possible. 
Joy is always possible.

Hope you have a terrific Monday!!  

What are you thankful for today?