Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apples of Gold

Ok sooo here I go again. I am so excited about this new bible study class I started on Tuesday. It is such an awesome class all about hospitality, taking care of your husband, your children and yourself. I love my prayer partner. She is the sweetest lady ever. I have been at my church for many years and I just now started taking classes. WHY???I have no idea why I didn't do this before. I so believe God knows exactly when you're ready for certain things. Friends I am sooo ready for this class. It is part cooking class, part bible study and part meeting new friends at church. I LOVE everything about this class. It is incredible to see how you can learn from other women. ONE thing I will never forget from the first day of class is what our minister's wife told us. If you need advice about children or life in general don't go to  ladies your age, go to older women. They have lived it and can really give you a different outlook on things. WOW!!! This is soooo true, isn't it???Mmkay, guess I'm done now.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


I was looking for a special picture and I found this one of David. He grabbed my camera and took a picture of himself last summer. It almost makes him look a bit odd. I LOVE IT!!!
Today was such a fun day. I was able to attend my first Apples of Gold class. This class is so amazing. It's all about hospitality, taking care of your husband, your children and yourself. I have a feeling it will be life changing. The best part is I get to share it with my sweet friend Meredith. I cooked this amazing dinner tonight. Chicken Alfredo Casserole. The recipe coming very soon. Everyone had two servings including myself MOO!!!!
Tomorrow is a big day my sweet Emmy is having minor oral surgery. Please pray for my sweet girl. The house thing is moving right along. I promise I will stop talking about our new house soon. Hope your week is full of blessings and laughter!!!!
Something to think about.....
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  ~George Washington Carver

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring is in the air.....

So I just realized Spring is definitely in the air now. I love this season. A time to clean, to let go of the old and to maybe even MOVE!!Yikes that's coming folks, real soon.....

I love beautiful flowers. Why do husbands always think it's a bad idea to buy flowers at the grocery store to decorate the house????My hubby always talks me out of it, oh well:(((

Talking about new things Scentsy's new scent for spring is LUNA.
I am not just sayin' this because I sell this stuff but this scent is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G~
It's such a clean and fresh scent you sooo have to try it.
Ok this is weird, in my family our typical Easter menu includes~~~boiled eggs, refried beans, tortillas, Mexican bread pudding and bar-b-que. I know it's weird. I thought every Hispanic family ate this every Easter but apparently (I've asked around), it's just us~~~NOT NORMAL!!!
I did find this awesome BOILED EGG EASTER BUNNIES you so have to try.
Enjoy this time folks but most importantly remember the TRUE meaning of EASTER!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pretty Picture Tuesday!!!

I have been searching for this picture forEVER!!!My old computer has them and I thought I could never find this picture again. Thank GOD for Facebook!!!This is my BFF and her sweet hubs. They actually just had an anniversary on March 14th. It's been two years. I cannot believe how time flies. They hosted a small but BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY WEDDING!!!It felt like a celebrity wedding (I am NOT kidding).  They are our sweet friends and their girls are some of the prettiest girls you could ever see.
Ok so Edelweiss if you read this I know you will LAUGH!!I had to add this gorgeous cake. It was the most delicious cake I have ever had. It is from a small hill country bakery in the middle of nowhere. We always have to talk about the cake when we talk about the wedding or even the anniversary. Oh sweet cake how I love you!!! OH WAIT~~~I love you Edelweiss and Josh and the girlies!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Chicken Fried Steak Monday!!!!

You guys know how much I love Ree, The Pioneer Woman...
I came across her Chicken Fried Steak recipe today and OH MY GOODNESS
I sooo have to try this. I love her blog and her pictures of every step of the recipe. 
I am getting better at cooking you all but I still have some work to do. Here is her blog so you can enjoy other recipes.

Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak

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  • 3 pounds Cube Steak (tenderized Round Steak That's Been Extra Tenderized)
  • 1-½ cup Whole Milk, Plus Up To 2 Cups For Gravy
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • Seasoned Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne
  • LOTS Of Black Pepper. Lots.
  • Canola Oil, For Frying
  • Salt And Pepper, For Both Meat And Gravy

Preparation Instructions

Begin with an assembly line of dishes for the meat: milk mixed with egg in one; flour mixed with spices in one; meat in one; then have one clean plate at the end to receive the breaded meat.
Work one piece of meat at a time. Season both sides with salt and pepper, then dip in the milk/egg mixture. Next, place the meat on the plate of seasoned flour. Turn to coat thoroughly. Place the meat back into the milk/egg mixture, turning to coat. Place back in the flour and turn to coat.
(So: wet mixture/dry mixture/wet mixture/dry mixture.) Place breaded meat on the clean plate, then repeat with remaining meat.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop in a few sprinkles of flour to make sure it’s sufficiently hot. Cook meat, three pieces at a time, until edges start to look golden brown; around 2 to 2 1/2 minutes each side.
Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and keep warm. Repeat until all meat is cooked.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Unexpected Blessing

I had an odd experience at work yesterday.  I received a call to help translate for a Spanish speaking patient in our antepartum unit. I was busy so I asked for a translator to be called to help. I hate not translating for my coworkers so I made a call. The translator still had not arrived and the patient was still waiting. I went over to see her and spoke to her nurse briefly. The picture I found was not pretty. She has multiple issues and I felt kind of scared.... anyway I spoke to her and did what I had to do with the official paperwork. I then asked her about her history and her family life. She has family but they don't visit her at all. She said they are all working and will see her Wednesday (this was Friday). I felt so sorry for her. I don't know if she is slow or if she is shy but we soooo bonded. She probably will be there for over 10weeks. Can you imagine being stuck in a hospital, unable to speak English well and not have family to visit you. This sweet lady had no clue how she touched my heart that day but she did.  I cannot imagine the fear, anxiety, and the questions she might be having. I tried to comfort her and I did visit her once again today. It truly made me realize how blessed I am and how sometimes the SMALL things in life are truly no BIG deal at all.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pretty Picture Tuesday!!!!!!

So I was looking on Facebook today and found the cutest picture of my niece Briana. Yes... this is her, the picture says it all..
She just had a birthday yesterday so HAPPPPPYYYY BIIIIRRRTTTDDAYYY BRIE!!!
So be on the lookout family and friends one day it may be your picture on here HA!!!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Fun week and some tea

It is Spring Break around here and so I was able to be off with my babes. This is Emmy getting ready to go play at my BFF's house today. The orange bow was added because she needed color for her outfit she said.
This Saturday we had an awesome time at my sister-in-laws place. We celebrated Lincoln and Leah's b-days.... so fun!!!Had tons of seafood and had some good ole family fun.
I did not have my camera so I don't have many shots from the day.
This is Emmy wiped out BEFORE the party.
This is David after last Friday's playdate with the sweet Meredith, Mary Beth, Ambre, and Jacci. Such sweet girls with the cutest kids ever. 
One more thing. I am tired of being FAT so I have decided to drink unsweet tea from now on...
No more Diet Cokes for this mama.
Hope your Spring Break is fun and relaxing.....

Sunday, March 13, 2011


 50 Random Things......
1. I love my curly hair.
2. All I try to listen to in the car is KSBJ.
3. My ultimate favorite songs are Hotel California, Jesse's Girl, and Purple Rain.
4. I was once a big time runner.... 5-6 miles daily no problem.
5. I wish I was a runner NOW ( I will get back on the wagon).
6. I adore my babes....
7. I think, well I know Albert is the best husband in the world.
8.  I have Starbucks everyday.
9. I have a Diet Coke everyday.
10. I have never been on a cruise~~never will.
11. I consider my self a Longhorn when I graduated from UTHSC School of Nursing Houston. HA!!
12. I have an anxiety problem, getting way better.
13. I compliment other people's children and I soooo mean it!!
14. I have skinny feet.
15. I have skinny fingers.
16. Those are the only skinny parts of my body.
17. My breasts have gotten bigger with each child. AWESOME....(fat)
18. I have a yogurt everyday.
19. I eat Chick-Fil-A about 4 times a week.
20. I love my job.
21. I would love to stay home.
22. I adore Scentsy and all it has done in my life.
23. I have four REALLY close dear friends...
24. I have met some new friends in the last year that have become some of my fav people in the world..
26. I love to talk on the phone.
27. I have a twitter problem.
28. I have a facebook problem.
29. I sleep with my phone by me.
30. I don't have cable.
31. I don't think Bethenny Frankel is pretty.
32. I think Halle Berry looks amazing ALWAYS.
33. My husband and I pray together every night.
34. WE also shower together every morning.
35. I am the last one to get ready in the morning and every time any day
36. I speak Spanish.
37. I would love to learn how to cook awesome meals.
38. My mother cooks the best meals ever.
39. I look up to all my siblings.
40. I am the youngest of five.
41. I used to weigh 185 lbs YIKES!!!!!!
42. I love Niko-Niko's.
43. I love breakfast at Panera's.
44. I feel soooo overly blessed.
45. I do my nails weekly or daily sometimes.
46. I get pedicures only three times a year if that.
47. I can nap everyday.
48. I don't like mean people.
49. I want people to be happy.
50. I just wanted you to get to know ME!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Blog overload warning~~~March favorites

Sooo I was on hiatus for about two days HA!!!I have sooo much to share that this is my second post for today OY!!!
Since we are staging our home on Monday....
I'm back sorry PANIC ATTACK
I decided to burn Sugar Cookie (thanks Lori and Dannette for the tip)
They say it's good to bake cookies and stuff to make the home seem welcoming... enter my Scentsy warmer with Sugar Cookie!!!

This is the perfume that I'm loving right now but is still waiting for me at Neiman's....
I told you all I have no time.

Ok so something I'm addicted to right now are the Non-fat Chai Fraps!!!!

And yes Princesses Rule is so totally my color right now, it's sooo spring like ya know!!!

We're in agreement!!!!!

Soooo Albert and I are in agreement for our babes schooling. This has been one of the hardest things for us. We finally sat down and wrote everything down and are now in agreement. I asked several people, friends, strangers their opinion about what to do either semi-homeschool or public... the answers were all different. Every person had an opinion, every person had their own views. What I did not get was how different Albert and I were viewing things. I broke down many times, I hurt peoples feelings because I was searching for MY answer and was only hearing THEIRS... I am sooo thankful for everyones views but when Albert and I made the decision it just felt right. I felt at peace about it without any guilt or sadness. We don't know what the future holds but when Albert and I firmly agree it feels HEAVENLY!!!!

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


So I guess I will continue to blog just for monthly Scentsy deals or if I find an awesome recipe. And.... I found a recipe this morning. VERY easy baked ziti recipe over at Joy's Hope blog. Hope you guess enjoy!!!
I just had to share the JOY!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New March Scentsy Products

Soooo I  am on hiatus but girl has to make some $$$. Here are some of the cute warmers available this Spring. The first one is the mid size warmer that is only $25.  Gotta love the price!!!
Dotty is our full size warmer available for 10%off. Been so very busy but I had to get my Scentsy ad in this month!!! Hope you guys have an awesome Wednesday