Well, I must confess, I came to Nebraska for Christmas with a hidden agenda: to see how I respond to cold weather again. My husband retires from the Navy in a few years and we are talking more seriously about where we want to settle down for our "forever home." We both LOVE the idea of… Continue reading From Hawaii to Nebraska: Adjusting to the Cold Weather
Tasty Tuesday Okay. So, this is less of a recipe but a food experiment I tried and I'm excited how well it worked out. So, I wanted to share it with you! My best friend PCS's (military move) last week and she was gracious enough to give me her pantry items since the movers wouldn't… Continue reading How to Cook Hamburger Helper in the Instant Pot
Family Friday One of my favorite things to do this time of year is drive around and look at Christmas lights. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been fascinated by them! I remember my dad grabbing the ladder and crawling on the roof to put up lights and how proud it made… Continue reading Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time: Christmas Lights, S’Mores, Scavenger Hunt & Live Nativity
Wellness Wednesday Being wonderstruck.... Wonderstruck can be defined as experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder. This past Sunday, my pastor John Burgess gave a great sermon about being wonderstruck. It's left me thinking all week about things in life that no-longer leave me feeling "wonderstruck." The things I once found jaw-dropping and yet… Continue reading Finding That Wonderstruck Feeling Through Serving Others
Tasty Tuesday Almond Milk Hot Cocoa If you are like my family, we have been enjoying hot cocoa almost every night since the calendar changed to December! Some nights we do instant hot cocoa. But, on special nights, we make Almond Milk Hot Cocoa! *Makes 4 servings* Ingredients: 4 cups of almond milk 4 tbs… Continue reading Almond Milk Hot Cocoa
The memories are made in those moments when we slow down to just enjoy the moment. When we are too busy trying to perfect things, we lose sight of what it's all about.
Tasty Tuesday Scrambled Egg Muffins Ingredients: 4 slices turkey bacon 3 large egg whites 1 large egg 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped, low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained 4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray Place the bacon onto the baking sheet and… Continue reading Scrambled Egg Muffins
Make it Monday One of the hottest activities lately is painting on rocks and hiding them for others to find! I'll never forget the first painted rock we found. The family and I were out exploring the Turtle Bay resort here on Oahu, HI. Nestled in the famous Banyan Trees was a rock that painted… Continue reading Painting Rocks! A Family Painting Project
It gives me what I need to tackle the rest of the evening. I can enjoy that time with my family because I took some time for myself.
My sweet blogging friends at A Fractured Faith wrote about "why do you get out of bed in the morning?" To quote them, "Some mornings both the flesh and the spirit are unwilling when it comes to rising and facing the daily grind. " This had me cracking up! It's soooooo true! I am one… Continue reading When God Needs Your Attention at 5am