A Time For Thanksgiving

Holy Crow. Can you believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving? I sure can't! This year had FLOWN by! It seems like we were just planning on our big move to TN & we were just moving our stuff into the apartment.... and here we are almost to 2009! I can't believe it! It's amazing how time flies, it's almost bittersweet!

Well, so many things are happening in mine and Justin's lives right now. Obviously, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so the inlaws are coming in to share that with us. I'll be running errands, cleaning, washing the dog & cooking tonight so that there will be less to do tomorrow. BUT I'm VERY stressed.... more than very... COMPLETELY stressed. EEEK!

Tuesday, December 2nd, my amazing husband is turning 22.... seriously?!?!?! How about another... EEEEK! He continues to amaze me - he is such an incredible man and an even more incredible husband. He makes my life just that much more amazing! We will be spending his birthday in North Carolina, hopefully making pit stops to see friends and family. But what I'm excited about is seeing TWILIGHT!!!! YAY!!!!!!! I'm so excited! I've been waiting and waiting and I even reread the Twilight Saga last week (yes, all 4 books in 1 week) so I'd be ready to go! Justin wants to go to our favorite Mexican restaraunt, Las Cazuelas, which is also where we had our first date on 2.14.06.

Other than that.... Christmas is coming soon, and I'm hoping to have a new sewing machine sitting in my home so I can start sewing up a storm! I want to make a lot of the crafts I've seen on Jill's Website, She has made and found some of the coolest crafts EVER! I don't have any children right now, but eventually I will and she has some CUTE stuff - bibs, burp clothes... all kinds of cuteness! You should totally check it out!

Anyways, I also wanted to ask if you would pray for my mom and her side of the family this week. A year ago, on Thanksgiving Day, my maternal grandfather passed away. He was an AMAZING man, and my mom misses him more then I could ever explain. Please keep everyone in your prayers!

Have a happy Thanksgiving!!!

There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
A right time for birth and another for death,
A right time to plant and another to reap,
A right time to kill and another to heal,
A right time to destroy and another to construct,
A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer,
A right time to make love and another to abstain,
A right time to embrace and another to part,
A right time to search and another to count your losses,
A right time to hold on and another to let go,
A right time to rip out and another to mend,
A right time to shut up and another to speak up,
A right time to love and another to hate,
A right time to wage war and another to make peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


Garlic Chicken Pizza

We've made this yummy pizza several times, and so I thought I'd share the recipe! For the crust, I recommend the pillsbury dough, you can find it with the canned biscuits and croissants.



Pizza Dough/Crust (we used a premade crust for this pizza)

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup garlic powder

1 cup parmesan

1 cup mozzerella

2 tablespoons parsley

2 tablespoons basil

1/2 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 small onion sliced thinly

1/2 green pepper sliced thinly

1 chicken breast, diced

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

First, dice your chicken and toss with 1 tablespoon basil, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1/4 cup garlic powder, and 1/2 cup parmesan. Throw on the grill on low heat. Next, slice your onion & pepper and grill these beside your chicken. Drain your diced tomatoes (we use the canned version) of any excess fluid and toss with your veggies.


Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, mix your butter, remaining garlic powder, basil, parsley and 1/4 cup parmesan over low heat. There will be enough for your pizza sauce AND to dip your pizza in.


Once your sauce is melted, pour over your pizza crust (not too much or you'll have a soggy crust).


Next, add your veggies & chicken - doesn't have to look pretty! LOL


Then add your mozzerella and the remaining parmesan.


Cook until your crust is browned (lift the pizza with a spatula to check center) and your cheese is melted. Slice and enjoy :)



Seriously. Seriously? I have gotten EXACTLY 12 calls at work today, ALL for Thanksgiving. New flash.... we have 3 cabins left. All are one bedroom, and they all ONLY accommodate 2 people. No we cannot squeeze 3 in, no we cannot guarantee we will have cancellations.... maybe next year you'll book a cabin in September rather then 2 weeks prior to Thanksgiving? It's sooooo boring today. I'm currently watching Dr. Doolittle 2 on ABC Family, texting my amazing husband & reading blogs. I lead SUCH an exciting life!

So yea..... now I'm just wasting time wishing i had something interesting to post about...... nope nothing. Maybe tomorrow will be more interesting!



I'm not entirely sure who reads this blog. I know for a fact that my beautiful friend Janelle does and that a few girls from the BBC do. I don't even know how to track how many views I get, but that is FAR beyond the point, lol. I have a fever. Not a temperature fever, but a baby/craft/cleaning/baking fever. Pretty crazy right? I have HORRIBLE baby fever, every where I turn there are babies and pregnant women. EVERYWHERE. I also have craft fever... I have this NEED to cross stitch and sew... HELLO! I'm turning into my mother, what will I do? I also have cleaning fever - you should have seen my house when our families came to see us. ABSOLUTELY spotless. Seriously. I got EVERY nook and cranny. I am NOT a cleaning person, I despise cleaning actually. And right now, sitting at work... the clutter is driving me INSANE! I also have baking fever.... I've been baking like crazy! I made a white cake with sprinkles in the batter, topped with buttercream icing and rainbow sprinkles... YUM. I also recently made cuppy cakes that were absolutely scrumptious. I've made cookies and brownies.... and I bought MORE ingredients to make more cake this weekend. YIKES!

So enough of my multitude of obsessions, I've been feeling pretty yucky lately. As I sit here writing this at my desk I'm feeling nauseus and achy and my head is THROBBING. And I think I should apologize for the multitude of CAPS I've used. So I guess I'll leave you with this... and stop writing for not only my sanity but yours....

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,”
- 1 Peter 3:18



If you know me well, then you know I'm a HUGE Grey's Anatomy fanatic. I never miss an episode, and if I do, I'm on the computer ASAP to see the episode. The episode tonight is a TEARJERKER. Not only does Izzie start seeing Denny, but there is an elderly couple who are madly in love. The woman has a brain tumor, and has opted to have it surgically removed even though she could live a few more years with the tumor (on bed rest). When she signs the papers, she looks at her husband and says, "Goodbye honey." And he does the same, and they kiss. They explain to Dr. McDreamy and Dr. Bailey that everytime she signs papers for a medical operation, they said goodbye and once she comes out of the anesthesia they say hello. (It sounds better coming from them, then from me). She has the operation and comes through fine, but after being in the ICU she starts coding, but because of her DNR request the doctors do nothing to revive her. Her husband realizes what is happening and starts giving her CPR. He has tears in his eyes and says "I just can't let go". So Dr. Bailey takes over and she can't let her go either, so Dr. McDreamy has the husband sit down and takes over for Dr. Bailey.... and they let her go. And now I'm in tears, and boo hooing... ugh. But wow. I'm gonna have to find the clip on youtube and share, cuz its just not the same without seeing it!

Here are the videos:

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