Zoobilation

I feel like my life the past few days has truley been a zoo, I’m so not kidding.  We have been running so hard and so fast that I am just too pooped to putt.  My body is worn down, and my brain is no better!

On Friday, my 20 month old niece spent the night.  The girls had an  absolute blast, eating pizza, taking a bath together, fighting over who had the toy first and dancing to the Backyardigans theme, but whew, was Aunt Amy a tired girl!  My niece suddenly wanted her mama about 9pm as this was her first night away, luckily I had a Shirley Temple movie up my sleeve.  I calmed her down, curled up on the couch and started watching and she was out in no time, good stuff that Curly Top!

Saturday I played with the girls more while Mr. Right gave blood, then started to clean like a madwoman.  I was glad that the peanut took a 2 1/2 hour nap after My niece went home so I could really deep clean.  Why, you ask?  Well, we met with our realtor, and we decided to put our house on the market on Saturday.  Yes, we might be moving.  Nowhere far, just nearer to church and more in the country.  We are not big city people, we only live in the city for employment reasons so the further we can get out, the happier we will be.  We have no idea what is in God’s plan though so we might not move at all.   I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on the homeselling adventures!

After that, we went over to the parent’s of a good college friend of mine  and had dinner.  And yummy, it was so good.  It was a traditional Venezualan dinner, so that was fun!  The peanut sure had her fill of fried plantains!  To a point of horrible gas that night, poor girl!  I felt so bad for her grunting and groaning the way she was!

We then headed down to Avaton, KY, about 4 hours south of here.  We didn’t get there until midnight our time.  Whew, were we tired!  The peanut did not like the idea of sleeping in a pack and play either so that was good times!  We had a nice, albeit short, stay in KY.  We were there for our neice’s first communion and it was nice to spend time with Mr. Right’s family.

We got back around 8:30pm yesterday and got to work more on getting things packed up around the house. 

Then today my sister and I took the kids to the zoo.  It was so hot, holy cow!  We didn’t stay too long, but did get to show the girls a lot of the animals.  Although many of them were inside.  I’m sure they didn’t want to get a sunburn, it was so sunny!  We have had great weather here lately!  We did wind up getting some Dairy Queen to cool off afterwards!  Have you ever had a butterscotch dip cone?  Seriously, I love them!  I also get some of the crunch stuff on the side and dip the cone in it, yummy!

So, with ice cream dreams in my mind, I’m off to make dinner!  Take care all!

Get Real, Bloggers without makeup tag

OK, so Stephanie, over at http://adventuresinbabywearing.blogspot.com/, is having a giveaway and she wants us to show ourselves, if we dare, without makeup.  Well, since I rarely use makeup, although I should not come out of the dark without it on, that is an easy one to find.   In fact, you’d have a much tougher time finding one with makeup on.  It’s funny because every year around my birthday I say this will be the year of makeup, I’m geting old y’all and need to cover up that baggage!  About 27 minutes after my resolution, it is gone for another year.  Oh well, at least I’m lacking most of the zits I’d otherwise have due to clogged pores.  Yeah, there’s an excuse, cause we all know how many zits you can get from mascara!

Christian poem

I came across this poem today and thought I would share it…

Christians
By Maya Angelou

When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not shouting “I’m clean livin’.”
I’m whispering “I was lost,
Now I’m found and forgiven.”
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride.
I’m confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying to be strong.
I’m professing that I’m weak
And need His strength to carry on.
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success.
I’m admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.
When I say… “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou,
I’m just a simple sinner
Who received God’s good grace, somehow

Friday Feast

{Featured Flickr Feast by missycplayground}

Appetizer
How fast can you type?

Something like 66 words a minute.  It’s been awhile though so it may be more or less.

Soup
What is your favorite online game?

Mahjong Tiles

Salad
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?

It depends on the subject.

Main Course
Name three of your best teachers from your school years.

Dr. Barrows-made me love History

Mrs. Grothendick-very unfortunate name but the nicest 2nd grade teacher ever.  She taught me my first Spanish words too!

Mrs. Barnhizer-English high school teacher who was just so caring about her students.  She was a very sweet woman!

Dessert
What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?

Watch my niece, meet with our realtor, dinner with a friend, go to KY for my niece’s first communion.

Thursday Thirteen

You can join too at www.thursdaythirteen.com!

Thirteen of the most annoying songs ever…in Amy’s book anyway!

1. Baby Got Back…seriously, what is that about?

2. She Bangs.    Yes, Ricky Martin is good looking.   Not so good on lyrics though.  She bangs, she bangs, she moves, she moves…ugh!

3. Believe.  Cher.  Do you believe in love, after love…oh, make it stop!!

4. Macarena.  Tell me you won’t be singing this all day now!

5. This is the song that never ends…and it really doesn’t!!

6. It wasn’t me.  Shaggy.  Oh, how could anyone think this song was right in anyway shape or form?  The whole song surrounds around a guy cheating on his girlfriend and making up ridiculous lies.  And then it never leaves your head…ugh!

7. The Real Slim Shady.  Eminem.  This song is just annoying, and won’t get out of your head.

8. Lucky.  Britney Spears.  One of those that you can’t stop singing, even though you really want to.  She’s so lucky, she’s a star…

9. Wannabe.  Spice Girls.  Just the fact that it’s a spice girls song says it all.

10. Brass Monkey.  Beasty Boys.  This song just keeps going and going and going.

11. Video Killed the Radio Star.  Seriously, if it gets in your head, you won’t sleep tonight.

12. Come on Eileen.  OK, so I love to dance to it.  But if it starts, and you are like me and don’t know the lyrics, it just won’t go away!

13. The thong song.  Sisqo.  When I used to work at a preschool the little kids would come in singing it, what is that about?  Terrible song, that just needs to go away!

So, there you have it, my private torture!  Have a great day all and try not to sing one of these today!

Two yummy recipes

Here is what we had for dinner tonight, courtesy of Kraft kitchen:

Dinnertime Quessadillas

2 cups shredded cooked chicken

1/2 cup drained canned whole kernel corn

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1/2 cup drained canned black beans, rinsed

1 cup TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Salsa

1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese

8 TACO BELL HOME ORIGINALS Flour Tortillas

LAYER chicken, corn, onions, beans, salsa and cheese evenly over one half of each tortilla.

FOLD tortillas in half to enclose filling.

COOK one or two quesadillas at a time in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat 3 min. on each side or until quesadillas are lightly browned on both sides and cheese is melted.

 

And here is a recipe that my friend, Kim, just gave me.  Looks like I’ll need to try it sometime soon!

cook 3 frozen boneless skinless breast in the crockpot on high for 5 hrs..clean sludge off and shred up..when those are done..I take CHICKEN cheesy enchildada helper..cook that according to directions..add the shredded chicken..I take a can of campbells cremey verede soup..warm that up on the stove with about a half can of milk..when all that is warmed and cook..I put the helper mixture into tortilla’s..roll and put in a 9×13 pan..I normaly get a bout 6..then I take that soup mixture pour it all over it..then take a bag of shredded cheese..pour tons of that over it..cook in oven till cheese is melted..and its done..i top mine with sour cream..but you could also do salsa

Great News

(Me with my Iranian friends at camp, Zhara and Abbas)

Remember a couple of months ago when I railed on about my sadness about not getting to go back to Hungary this summer?  OK, maybe you weren’t with me then and I’m sorry, I’m way too lazy to go and find the post for reference.  Believe me, I did. 

(Us with the kids we taught in Hungary)

And just as a reminder, my husband and I went there on a mission trip when I was three months pregnant 2 years ago.  We worked at Word of Life Camp teaching English and loved it.  We really wanted to go back last year and couldn’t because the peanut was just too small so we had always planned on going this year. 

(Us with Lilla, one of our students)

Well, the date to get our names in came and went because Mr. Right hadn’t found out about getting off at work and suddenly the trip filled in like 1 week.  Oh, how sad we were.  But, we know that God works all things to His glory so we released the desire and moved on.  Well, He really does work in mysterious ways…

About two weeks ago I got a call and email from the leader of the trip asking if we still had a desire to go because they were adding a second week.  Woo hoo!  How excited was I? 

(Group time where our team would pray, share testimonies, devotionals and sing)

Well then, of course, we had to worry about the days off again.  Not a problem, solved quickly and…drumroll please…WE’RE GOING BACK TO HUNGARY!!  We are so geeked out about it!  It will be July 27th, through that first week of August.  So exciting!  Now of course comes the hard part, raising the support.  We have to raise $3000 before we go.  Always so difficult because Americans seriously like to hold on to their money.   I think how we need to start looking at missionaries raising support is it is our opportunity to go where we normally wouldn’t/couldn’t go on a mission field.  It’s really so exciting! 

(The Americans teaching the Hungarians baseball!)

So, if you want to say a prayer for us that God will open people’s hearts and be willing to support us we would really appreciate it.  I can’t wait to tell you all more about it!

(Us on the River in Budapest)

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