Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring Break '09 - Trout Fishing

I sooo love SPRING BREAK!!!! :) That's just one of the perks of being a teacher. It was really a much needed relaxing week. Jason and I decided to go trout fishing in Norfork, Arkansas for a day. Jason and his dad and brother go every year, but I told him it was my turn to go. :) After lots of convincing that I was sure this was what I wanted to do for Spring Break, he decided to take me. The lodge we stayed in overlooked the river and was very close to a delicious cafe where we ate huge pancakes for breakfast every morning. I have to say that I was very glad to be able to go on this trip and I think Jason was glad he brought me. We found out that I am a pretty good trout fisher. The day started off really early and cold, but we were prepared in our camouflage coveralls with our cooler full of snacks and drinks, our rod and reels, and our pink and white power bait. :) The very first time I threw my line out (yes I did it all by myself), I caught a fish. We caught well over our limit in one day. I can't wait to go back just to make sure it wasn't beginners luck. :) I will have to post pictures of the trout we caught later, but these are some pictures of where we stayed.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Z is for...

Ziplock Omelet

*Yeah, I am finished with the alphabet posting! It only took me almost a whole year. I am such a slow blogger, but I feel like I have accomplished something. :)

Who knew that you can make a perfectly good omelet in a ziplock bag? I knew those baggies were convenient, but I never knew you could use them for this. :) This is great if you have company and they all want something different in their omelet.

  • Have each person write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker.

  • Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2), shake to combine them.

  • Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake.

  • Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up.

  • Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water.

  • Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily.

I haven't tried this yet, but my mother's friend said it works great. I have "borrowed" some pictures to post on here so you could see the finished product. If you try it, you must let me know how it turns out. I plan to try it soon and hopefully Jason won't think I have lost my mind cooking breakfast in a ziplock bag. :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

We are going to have a....


Jeb and Meagan, my brother and sister-in-law, found out a couple of weeks ago that they are expecting a baby girl. Her name is Alleigh Lynn. We know that she will be beautiful and probably a little spoiled. :) We can't wait to meet her in July!

This is a recent picture of my sweet baby brother and his beautiful wife.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Y is for...

When I hear this word, I automatically think SLOW DOWN. This is very important when you see this sign while driving. Hopefully, if you are a law abiding driver, you become cautious of your surroundings and slow down. :) But, sometimes yielding is hard to do when we are in a hurry or we think we should have the right a way. Not only is yielding hard to do when driving, it is also hard to do in a marriage as a wife. Sometimes I wish God would just stick a yield sign in front of me to stop me from saying something nagging or hurtful to Jason. Even though submitting or yielding is not always an easy thing to do (especially for us women who think we need to have the last word because we know we are right) the Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:24 that we are to submitt to our husbands in everything (even words). Wednesday I started the Bible study "Esther: Its Tough Being a Woman" by Beth Moore. In the introduction video, she said that she conducted a survey for all women from different denominations and ages that asked what they thought the toughest thing about being a woman was. The top answer was yielding. When I heard this, I thought, "Ok God, so I am not the only one that has a hard time with this issue." But isn't it comforting to know that we don't have to try to do this by ourselves. He will show us how to be a submissive wife through His word and daily prayer. :)
Lord thank you for giving me guidance on how to be a godly wife through your word and thank you for a wonderful husband that loves me regardless of my shortcomings.