Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday Favorites - 8/21

Another week has come and gone and I can't say that this one went too fast. I thought that it would never end!! I know, I know, my grandmother would have chewed me out for trying to rush time. But man, I am so happy for a couple of days of freedom! They are going to be a busy couple of days though!!!

The picture that I posted this week is another that my sister took of my nieces. I love all sorts of things about it. She is definitely improving in her photography!

Reading - I finished "Ten Things I Love About You" by Julia Quinn and I stopped reading "Eat, Pray, Love" by Elizabeth Gilbert. The book just got a little too far fetched for me religion wise and it also spent a chapter in some political stuff that I didn't agree with. No, I am not one of those people that only reads books from my own political opinion...this book was supposed to be a fun read for me and not a learning/controversial read for me. I began looking at it as a not fun read so I stopped. Sometimes I just like to get away from all of the stuff flying around these days. And yes, I know that the author has every right to write about what she wants and I have every right to read what I want. :-)

I also finished Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala. Great read about the power and importance of prayer in our lives.
  • Duchess in Love by Eloisa James
  • Just the Way You Are by Christina Dodd - Another romance...oh well, I love them. This is the first book that I have read of Christina's and I am pleasantly surprised so far. It's really good!
  • Jerry Falwell: His Life and Legacy by Macel Falwell - The book written by the widow of my long time pastor Dr. Falwell. It's very good and funny so far.
Cooking - I tried a couple new things this week for dinners. First off, I made a sweet and spicy apple glaze for some turkey kielbasa kabobs that I made. Then I tried out some grilled barbecue chicken subs with sauteed peppers, mushrooms and onions with provolone cheese. Yummy!! Mady's 6th birthday is this week so I will be making her birthday cupcakes today for her party tomorrow. She wants bright pink icing with stars, hearts and diamonds. I have in my head how I am going to do them and will definitely post them on here. :-) Other than that I am not too sure what I will be making yet. We will see what I come up with next week.

Favorite Thing: My favorite thing this week was my Friday night. I got to go to dinner and hang out with my Mom and then my nieces spent the night with me. We had an absolute blast as always...of course my house that is in shambles now is regretting them ever coming.

Going to: This weekend is a crazy one for me. I have lots of errands to run and then I will be helping to get ready for Mady's birthday party and Chuck E Cheese tomorrow. I can't believe that kid is going to be 6!!!

Praying for: The transition to school for not only my nieces, but all of the other kids out there. I remember how nerve wracking it could be to start a new class and make new friends. This is the first time that Savannah has been to school so it should be interesting. I am also praying for the start of Liberty for the year. We are expecting 10,000 residential students for the fall so I am praying for safe travels for the students coming in, that things will go seamlessly as everyone starts classes and that God will do great things at the school this year.

Quote: "God doesn't promise that there won't be storms, but He promises to walk with you through them."

Have a great week!


1 comment:

Kayte said...

Cute photo of the girls! Hmmm...on the Eat, Pray, Love book...are you going to see the movie since you put the book aside? That apple glaze sounds amazing. Happy 6th to Mady! Joining you in prayers for the school intentions. Have a great weekend, sounds fun and busy.