Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hey all! Last night I did my Taebo cardio workout....I didn't make it through the whole thing this time! haha! I was just really pooped. I normally do the whole video, but for some reason I just couldn't make it to the end. Oh well! I also made this marshmallow salad stuff, and I should have got the recipe first....I thought I knew what it was, but I was mistaken! It has pudding in it, so I thought I was suppose to make the pudding first and then add the rest of the ingredients. However, I learned that you are suppose to leave the pudding in powder form! So, it didn't turn out quite right, but Tim really likes it! The "creation" is almost gone now! I liked it too. But now I know for next time. heehee! You live and learn. And that is how new recipes are invented! Right now I am pretty sleepy....just trying to make it through the day!!! I must press on. Tonight we have church. I hope we have a gym full of youth tonight. We have been pushing 80 kids almost! I just know we will hit 100 very soon! Not much else going on in the Shepard household...we are having leftovers tonight. I made Cheesy Chili Bake last night! Delish! And maybe for dessert, "Amanda's marshmallowy goodness"!!! :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My Before and After

I am so happy that American Idol is back on! I look forward to January every year because I know a new season of Idol is around the corner! I am addicted, I love it, it is definitely my favorite show. Last night I liked the guy who got sick and they gave him a banana!!!! I could not stop laughing. Well, today is suppose to be bitterly cold....good thing I wore short sleeves! I did wear my coat into work though. I just didn't realize how cold it was going to be until I looked on my computer this morning. I will put on something warmer before heading out to church tonight. Last night we also had youth visitation. No one was home for us girls, but I know that the Lord will still honor our efforts. We have lots of kids in our youth group that are now coming because we went and visited them in their home! So, I know it is worth it. This Thursday, Friday and Saturday Tim and I have our annual Tournament of Champions or as I lovingly call it TOC!!! We have been going to this together since we were 16 I believe. Wow! That's a long time! It is fun....a lot of basketball...but fun! I'm pretty much basketballed out by the time I leave their on Saturday! haha! I enjoy it, but Tim will definitely owe me a musical or some pottery painting classes or something! Just kidding.....I secretly like going. I shall leave you with the words of a song that are stuck in my head...."my before and after, i can't but sing. my before and after, i'll sing praises to my king. my before and after, here's the anthem let it ring. one love, 2 arms, 3 scars from us to where you are. no one's to far for you to change a heart."

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thankful for another day....

Hey all! I have had a stressful week. Just so much to do in so little time! I get all stressed out and then panic and then cry! haha! But I have been trying to rely on God's strength and not my own. When I do it is amazing how he calms me and gives me peace about things. I can't explain it. Problems might not go away, but He gives me the ability to handle them. I don't know what I would do without Him! Last night while we were sleeping, I had a beef stew in the crock-pot! When we woke up, the house smelled heavenly! I hope it tastes good. I have never tried this recipe before. But it sure looks and smells fantastic! So far, Tim and I have been faithful to the gym this week! We have started going right after work. I just keep my gym bag in the car. The gym is on my way home so it works out well. This Saturday is my momma's birthday!!!!!!!! Yeah! I love my momma so very very much! We are going to Cheddars! I am going to eat a salad there so I can have plenty of chips and queso! I love their chips and dips! lol! Then also Saturday I have to say goodbye to the pastor I work for and his family. They leave for Africa on Sunday. They are going to be full time missionaries! I am sad, but so excited for them! It should be a fun filled weekend! Hope everyone has a splendid day.....if anyone still reads my blog?! Who knows! hahahahah! Bye!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hey Friends and Family! I wish you a very happy new year! Tim and I have lots of goals and dreams for the new year! I don't know why we feel like we have to wait until January 1st to "start over" or try something new, when we can easily do that anytime! It's funny how our mind works! Nevertheless, we are excited about all the possiblities! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We have just had so much fun these passed few weeks. We are so blessed and I am thankful to our Lord for so many things! I have got to get off of here....but I will blog later! Hugs!