Thursday, October 30, 2008

I've Lost that Lovin Feelin...Woah that lovin feelin...

I have discovered that if you stop blogging you loose your blogging juices and it is really hard to start back. I have decided to get back on track ...I PROMISE!! This is going to be a very random post of off the wall stuff/thoughts/etc. but like i said my brain is not in blogging mode and i think this will help me to kick start it again.

I saw this on a few peoples blogs so i decided i would do it...

Four Wishes:1. name my first daughter after my grandmother...Millie:)
2. celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
3. own a beach house
4. publish my cook book

Four Places I want to Travel:
1. Santorini, Greece
2. NYC
3. Australia
4. anywhere tropical....

Four Careers I want to be involved in:
1. Wedding Planning, want to own my own business one day!
2. Something with Special needs children.
3. A Ministry for High school senior girls/freshman in college.
4. Stay-at-home mom

A while back I posted the lyrics to a song by Britt Nicole, here is a YouTube Video of her singing in live...such an awesome song. heard it again on the way home from work and it brought tears to my eyes, the lyrics are awesome.

This is a really yummy recipe that I got from my friend Caroline at work, its her moms recipe. She has been such a blessing and my sounding board for probably more then she wants to hear. love you babe:) It sounds kind of odd but trust me, it is SOOO good.

Sweet Caroline’s Salad
Marinated pea, corn & veggie salad

2 large cans of LeSeur Peas- drained
2 cans of white shoe peg corn- drained
1 large jar of pimentos- drained
1 can sliced water chestnuts- drained
½ of yellow onion- diced
½ of green pepper- diced
½-1 cup of celery- diced

¾ cup of apple cider vinegar
1 cup of sugar (maybe a little less than a cup)
½ cup of canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons pepper

Mix ingredients of dressing together, separate from veggies, in microwavable bowl. Microwave dressing for about 2-3 minutes, stirring periodically, to help oil & vinegar mix.
Then pour dressing over veggies and refrigerate, stirring often.
This salad tends to be better if you can make it the day before you plan on serving it, so it has time to marinate.
And that’s it!!

Well, I guess that's all for now....sorry this was so random:)

gossip girl....jk, haha.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


My sister comes home in 7 days...

I Want You to know

I want you to know when things go wrong
I want you to know that all along
Someone remembers, someone cares.
Whatever the load, the burden shares
Whatever you do or whatever they say
I want you to know that all the way
Someone believes, believes although Others may doubt
I want you to know…
I want you to know when far apart
When I cannot speak to you heart to heart
Whatever the rest may say or do
I want you to know that my faith is true.
I want you to know that come what will
in the deepest vale, on the highest hill
that these things that I say to you are so
and so forever I want you to know.
I want you to know in the after years,
In the time of sorrow, the time of tears
Although the plain or sea dividesI will be standing your soul beside.
The way is far and the voice is dumb
I cannot speak and I cannot come.
And perhaps my love will not help you so
but if it will…
I want you to know

Thursday, October 2, 2008

World, Meet Ms. Not So Perfect...

Today is just one of those days. Where all I want to be is Ms. Perfect and God just keeps reminding me that there is no such thing...and Satan keeps torturing me with the fact that I am not. Sometimes i literally feel like I am on some movie with a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other...haha. God is all that is perfect in this world. NOT April McEwen. It happens to me often.... I wake up with every intention of having a great attitude, a great hair day(yea right!), a positive outlook, being super productive and then all of a sudden I find myself turned completely upside down...

Right now I am reading "Having A Mary Spirit" by Joanna Weaver. It is AWESOME but is totally kicking my butt. It is about allowing God to change you from the inside out. And let me tell you the inside ain't so pretty ladies! I have made my fair share of mistakes plus a few on this journey and it is TOUGH revisiting them but I believe that is all part of God's plan. That is how we become the woman we need to be to in order to serve him and follow through with his plan for our lives....we are never perfect but we should be striving every single day to be more like him. I wrote this verse down and tapped it to my mirror about 3 months ago, It has become somewhat of my life verse.

Philippians 3:12-14
"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Everyone has a past. Some are "worse" then others but the point is this, God does not care!!! He wants to wipe all that away if we will just ask him too....he wants to give us a fresh start. He is waiting with arms wide open for YOU. How incredibly awesome is that.

This is my prayer today.

Lord Change me
whatever you do, DON'T leave me the same.
Make me like you, Amen.