Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My heart is so full

My heart is so full of joy today. I am just in awe of God's blessings in my life and I am immensely grateful that He has entrusted my 3 amazing boys to me. My heart just swells. I never want to take for granted these beautiful blessings that I have been entrusted with and I want to make sure they know every single day just how incredibly loved and valued they are, not only by me, but by the God who created them. I'm just one very happy mommy today.

Tonight is the last league game of my oldest son, Gavin's, football season. So far the team is undefeated and we're hoping to seal the deal tonight! We'll be traveling an hour and a half away for the game and getting home late tonight, but it will be a great family time. Praying for safety for all of the players and just that all of the players have a great time, win or lose. Here's a picture of Gavin with some of his teammates at one of his games. He's the one in the middle, making the awesome face. I love it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Say Hi Sunday Blog Hop

It's Sunday! What a perfect day to check out some new blogs and say hello. I hope you'll follow my blog. Be sure to leave me a comment and I'll follow yours too!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


The cold weather has started here in Michigan and with the leaves falling off the trees and fall in full swing, I am dreaming of yummy comfort foods and fall dishes. There's one problem with that...I'm also trying to lose weight. Well, fortunately I know of a great website called Gina's Skinny Recipes (Skinnytaste.com) that can help me out with my little dilemma. I'm talking about totally yummy food, without all the guilt. I have made several recipes from her website and my family has loved pretty much all of them (ok, there was this one soup I made that wasn't really a hit, but I think that's been the only thing). There are recipes for appetizers, salads, soups, casseroles, crock pot meals, sandwiches, burgers, desserts, beverages, etc. You are sure to find something you will love there. I did so great the last time I followed the Weight Watchers points plan and she even gives you the point value (both the old and new point values)for the different recipes! What more could you ask for?! Anyway, since I'm in the mood for some comfort foods and was looking on her website today and found some, I thought I would share a couple of them that you might like to try too! If you end up making them, let me know what you thought of them!

*All pictures are from her website*

Baked Potato Soup

Sweet Potato Casserole

Pumpkin Swirl Cheescake Yogurt Cupcakes

These are just a few tempting recipes. There are soooo many more I want to try!

I have made her Sweet Potato Pie a couple times and it is an absolute favorite at our house. My husband goes totally crazy over it and all three of my boys love it too. I highly recommend it.

Sweet Potato Pie

Disclosure: I have been in no way compensated for this post, I just really love her website and recipes and wanted to share them. Be sure to like her on facebook or subscribe to her emails. You'll be glad you did!

Can it really be?

Has it really been six months (almost to the day) since my last blog post? That hardly seems possible, but I guess it is. Where have I been? What have I been doing? Does anyone really care at this point? Well, in case anyone does, I've just been busy with the job I started last year, busy with my oldest and all of his sports stuff, busy re-modeling and moving into a new house...all sorts of stuff, really. It's been a crazy 6 months for sure, but it has also been great and I thank God for all of the incredible blessings He has given to us over these past months. We are truly blessed and I am excited at the prospect of getting back into the swing of blogging and hopefully reviews and giveaways as well! So, let's do this! Let's make this my official comeback! I can't wait to get back in the groove and for you to go along for the ride with me!