Archives for October 2010

Football & Snuggle Time & Christmas Cards

So the house is pretty much all packed and we’re really just basking in the sweet memories we have had in this house!  We have found a temporary house to move into until we figure out if we are going to build a new house or just purchase another.  No rush as I do NOT like moving!  LOL ;P It’s been super busy around here with soccer for the boys, packing and entertaining out of town guests!  Call me silly but I just ordered our Christmas cards and here is what they look like!

Everyone always gives me such a hard time for being organized and being WAAAAAAY ‘ahead of the game’ but I am a ‘Type A’ personality and I like things done the way I like em!  😉 We move in a couple of days and I am so happy that having my Christmas cards printed is one less thing I’ll have to worry about!  Now tomorrow I send out invites for Cooper’s birthday party and we’re keeping it super simple this year because of the move and our hectic schedules right now and we are having the birthday party at Out of This World.  It’s a super fun place for kids and you can check it out here.

Today we’ve been doing a lot of snuggling and the boys have been all over daddy…  As you can see, daddy is super exhausted from packing boxes!  🙂

After a long day we watched football and had a glass of wine and I enjoyed my last day of the pretty trees outside our back window…

Time for bed…  Busy day tomorrow and a busy few weeks ahead!  🙂

We SOLD our HOUSE!!!

Oh my goodness WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!!!!  Having the house on the market has been a pain with having two young little boys running around always getting into things and making a mess but it was worth all of the hours of upkeep!  🙂 However, now that it is officially sold I am having waaaay to many mixed emotions and I can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing memories we’ve shared as a family in this house!  We’ve been here for 5 1/2 years and we’ve raised our two beautiful boys in this house…  We built it from the ground up and picked everything out down to the last detail and we’ve shared birthdays, anniversaries, parties, tears and so much laughter here!  Hard to believe that we are closing this amazing chapter!  We have no idea where we will be moving yet, but I am, however, excited about what the Lord has in store for us!  I’m learning to lean on Him day by day, hour by hour!  He ALWAYS provides and shows us right where we need to be!  So I know that wherever He has for us, we have many new, fun and exciting things right around the corner for us and this is what I count on.  I am sad, but also so grateful for the amazing 5 years we’ve spent here…  These memories will last a lifetime!

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~Jeremiah 29:11

Black Bean Salad

So I needed a quick salad last night to go with dinner and I threw this together hoping it would be delicious and it was so I wanted to share it with all of you!  I love throwing things together that I have in the pantry and fridge to try and come up with a winner.  We love this, it can go with anything and it’s very tasty!  Enjoy

Laura’s Black Bean Salad

1 can black beans, rinsed

1 red onion, chopped

1-2 tomatoes, chopped (or you can use cherry tomatoes)

1 can corn, rinsed

1 green pepper, chopped

1 avocado, cut into medium sized pieces

fresh cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeno, chopped small

Mix together with olive oil and fresh lime juice .  Add salt and pepper to taste along with any other yummy spices in your cupboard.