Monday, January 31, 2011

My Preacherman

Go here to hear Ryan preaching yesterday at Antioch Bible Church in Oregon. I love my preacherman!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Daddy Date

Here are a couple pictures of the girls on their Daddy date last weekend. They went out to lunch at Johnny Rockets (Anna was quick to tell me about her chocolate shake!), and then played at the Supermall. They love their Daddy very much and I love that he wants to spend time with them (and is willing to brave the mall on a Saturday!).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I am a nerd!

I am a total nerd, but I think this is such a fun necklace! You can get it here if you are just as nerdy as I am!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quotes from today

When I asked Rylie what she wanted to be when she grows up: "I just want to be a normal person!"

Anna: "I like Fireworks, they are my favorite kinds of lights."

When asked to tell our Homeschool co-op a little about herself, Anna said, "I like to play with worms, crocodiles, and sharks."

Sunday, January 16, 2011


My sweet Rylie girl got baptised tonight! Along with my nephew, Gabe, and our friend, Josh. I was so proud of them!
Rylie has been wanting to get baptised for some time now. We have been talking to her and making sure she understands what it means. We were confident that she does understand and that she truly has put her trust in the Lord and loves Him and desires to serve Him. She told everyone that she is a follower of God and loves Him. We were so proud of her!
We were proud of course of Gabe and Josh too!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Please listen to this song! It's one of our absolute favorites! Straight Theology! It's awesome!

Shai Linne - Atonement Q+A (lyrics)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

To Add to the Wishlist

Ree Drummond (a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman), is done with her latest book! It will be released on February 1st! This is the telling of the love story of her and her husband, how they met, fell in love, etc. You can find it here.

She has also written a children's book about her beloved dog, Charlie! This looks like something my girls would love. You can find that here.

Chicken and Dumplings

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces


  1. Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
  2. Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

This turned out great! And it was so easy to make in the crock pot. I didn't even thaw my chicken first. Then after dinner, after I put away the leftovers, there was still half a crockpot left of broth/sauce, so I decided to make soup! I had leftover turkey in the freezer from Christmas, I added chicken broth, veggies and noodles and turned the crock pot back on. I love when you can make two meals out of things you already have on hand!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to the BEST Mom ever!

Letter my Dad wrote for my Mom's Brithday

My dear wife's 60th birthday is just around the corner, January 5th, and I want to take advantage of this opportunity to honor her, Proverbs 18:22 says that “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.” My Dearest Wendy, I can, with no hesitation, give a hearty AMEN! to that truth because with you, and because of you, I have obtained favor from the Lord. You have blessed not only me over these many years, but our family, extended family and church family in so many ways and there simply is not enough space here to list them.

You are the most selfless, giving person I know. I have watched you over these many years give yourself sacrificially to serving me, our children and now our grandchildren. You never ask for anything for yourself, not reward and certainly not recognition. You just quietly serve. I still marvel over how you recently during your moms illness and death, took on the role of a nurse and had to do things that no daughter would ever want to do. You went through several sleepless nights in order in attempt to make your mother comfortable all the while with your tender heart breaking knowing full well that soon, very soon mom would be gone to glory. Now your heart aches for your dads salvation and concern for his health.

I have watched as you faithfully serve our church family , again with no desire for recognition or reward. You have faithfully served even while suffering through those things that every pastors wife must suffer. You have been criticized, slandered, misunderstood and often overlooked, but you quietly press on because you love Jesus and His church. But you have also praised and thanked God for the blessings that have come from our church family, that far outweigh the other stuff.

You are also one of the most spiritual people I have ever met. You are a student of the Word and give long hours to reading and studying. You are an excellent Bible student who lives out her faith on a daily basis. But I think the thing that impresses me the most about you spiritually is that you are a prayer warrior. You pray for everyone! You pray “without ceasing.” How many times when I come to you with a perplexing situation or decision have you said, "Have you prayed about it?" ( If you are a member of EBC you can be assured that she prays for you.) I often wonder how many peoples lives have been blessed because of your faithful praying.

You are one of the most patient people I know because you have been so very patient with me over these many years, your reward will be so great! So Happy Birthday my sweet wife, I thank God everyday for you, I love you more today than ever.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chicken Caesar Wraps

  • 3/4 cup fat-free creamy Caesar salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • 3/4 cup Caesar salad croutons, coarsely chopped
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)


  • In a large bowl, combine the dressing, cheese, garlic powder and pepper. Add the chicken, romaine and croutons. Spoon 2/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up. Yield: 6 servings.
We had these for dinner last night and they were delicious. They were so easy to make and so good! The girls even ate them! To make it a little easier for myself I cooked the chicken the day before when I had a little more time. I cooked it with a little butter, garlic, onion powder, and a little Johnnies. Then last night I used a bag of caesar salad mix (minus the croutons), added the chicken and put it on tortillas. Super easy and really good. It would be a nice summer time meal too.