Thursday, August 27, 2009
Not that everyone couldn't use some extra prayers, but I know these two would really appreciate the extra thoughts. Prayer is a powerful thing and it is important to remember to trust in the Lord because He has a plan for us all. The verse I find myself turning to more and more is: "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me" - Philippians 4:13.
Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!
In other exciting news, Jonathan and I are putting a contract on a home tomorrow. We have walked the house twice now and LOVE it. We knew when we walked in that it was the one for us. I don't want to give too much away because it is not a done deal by any means, but if everything goes well, we will be under contract on Saturday and start the option period. Jonathan has not been sleeping well this week because he is our finance "guru" and he has been crunching numbers and trying to determine what is best for us in the long run. We made some final decisions today and everything should be good. I just need to get my two paychecks under my belt and then we can move forward with closing. We will hopefully be closing in early October, which is perfect for us! So we are sending up some big prayers to the Big Man upstairs to watch over us during this process. So any additional prayers are welcomed. My sweet friend Meredith and her family could also use some extra prayers as well.
We will keep updating as the status of the house changes. We are ready to get everything in writing tomorrow, so we can both get a good nights sleep.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Our recipes tonight:
Grilled chicken breast marinated in Stubbs Chicken Marinade and in Raspberry Vinaigrette..both are liquid marinades.
- Place chicken breasts in large Ziploc bag..add your seasonings of choice. We did two types tonight.
- Refrigerate for a couple of hours if time allows.
- Fire up your grill and throw on the chicken breast until the temperature of the chicken reaches 190 degrees Fahrenheit. I bought my man a digital thermometer at Marshalls for a whopping 3.99.
- We quarter the veggies..squash and zucchini.
- Season with garlic pepper salt
- throw on the grill for 5 minutes.
Enjoy your grilled veggies and chicken breast! We sure did tonight.
For dessert will be enjoying fresh strawberries and whipped cream. YUM!
The hubs is also enjoying going to the grocery..I am convinced that it is because we have a fabulous new HEB right around the corner. I also love to grocery shop, but if he wants to do it then I won't object!Today I enjoyed an all day inservice..let's say I was yawning until about 10:30. I am not used to this whole getting up before the sunrises situation! I have this week to get used to it and then next week the kiddos show up! The rest of this week I will be at my school organizing my room, reviewing files and setting up my schedule.
On that note I am officially making a salary..so about 30 days from now Jonathan and I can make a move on the house front. We are being patient and don't want to get burnt out looking at too many homes before we can make an offer...but we also are under a time crunch as well. As long as we close by Nov. 30th we will still qualify for the Tax Credit. So all we can do is look and hopefully find something we both agree on! Should be a fun process.
I am hoping to add a new something or other to the blog this week..we shall see.
M & J
Monday, August 17, 2009
We decided we would make something to hang on our doors. We each made "Ms. Megan" or "Ms. Tina" for our doors. We painted the letters and stenciled on polka dots. They are super cute! I am also very proud of myself! Pictures to come once my room is done.
Saturday I spent the day with my mom..we ran some errands and hit another Marshalls..seeing a pattern here??? Nothing to noteworthy..found another work shirt. Now that's all I buy! Who knew getting a grown-up job meant having to buy grown-up clothes. I think I am set though for awhile. I HOPE I am.
That night we went to the Hrachovy's Graduation Party for their daughter Leah. I have grown up with her family, so it was great to be there to celebrate her big accomplishment. Congrats Leah on graduating from A&M! Jonathan and I crashed at my parents house that night..we watched The Hangover with my parents. I have to say that it was over-hyped by the time we watched it. It was very funny, but we still think Wedding Crashers is better!
I slept in Sunday morning and then met Danielle at Town Center for a few hours. We did a little window shopping...and got some good deals at Forever on tanks..seriously that's all we bought! Maybe I am getting a little old for that store? Or maybe it is just that location? Not sure. After shopping with Danielle. Jonathan and I headed to Pearland to pick-up a fish tank. I have specifically instructed Jonathan that this new, bigger tank will not be set-up until we move into our house...whenever and wherever that may be.
Today marked my last official day of summer..tear. I ran errands and helped Tina set up her room. We had fun organizing her room and materials. She will be kindly returning the favor later in the week. Tomorrow we have an ALL day inservice with all of the SLPs in HISD. Should be fun, but we have to be there at 8am..I feel a cup of coffee already..and I am NOT a coffee drinker.
Hope everyone enjoyed their weekends.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
What pair is your favorite..I am coveting a few.
These Rocketdog shoes are satin and have a cute bow on the side. They also come in several great colors.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday I went to the DPS with my friend Tina..to change my name and address! We got there around 9:30 am and didn't leave until 11:15!! We went to the I-10 and Beltway location..not too bad, but still a long wait! They are not in any hurry that is for sure! But now I am officially Margaret Odom Lenz! Just one more document to change and then I am done! Since we are going to Mexico in October I have to get my passport changed as well..so I am leaving that for next week! All in all it has been a productive week so far.
Have a great Friday everyone! I know I will!
Monday, August 3, 2009
Me and Cassie