Sunday, April 1, 2007


It's's 1:08 am. I took a small nap on the couch tonight, I should have just went to bed like I did last night, but my back is still sore. We bought  good mattresses when we bought our bed 5 yrs ago, but maybe they weren't as good as we thought. I know I slept wrong, because my neck hurts still and my back is still sore. But this morning when I woke up, I could barely move. I'm seriously thinking about sleeping in Jack's bed. The boys have the best mattresses ever. Chad and I have seriously been discussing new mattresses because although we paid good money for them, they're just not cutting it. Chad wakes up sometimes with a sore back too. We can't afford the type of mattresses we want...which is the same my parents have. I can't think of the name of them right now, but they are more or less air mattresses that you can each adjust. Hopefully after we move back to the states and have a house we can get them, I'm sure it'll be a few yrs after we buy the house but it's nice to know it's in the future. In the mean time we will settle for regular mattresses, but we really need to do something else, my back can't handle this. We are going to flip the mattress this week when I pull the sheets and bedding off to wash them (well the flipping will happen when Chad's home). Hopefully that will help!

Ok that was so not what I planned on writing about! So off to what I was going to write about! So Sunday's for our family are pretty routine. We had church, it was the 1st Sunday of the month so we also had a fellowship dinner afterwards (pot luck style as always) I brought a Taco Salad, which I got the recipe from a friend of mine. It's so easy and so good! Here's the recipe!

1 lb ground beef (cook, drain, and rinse with cold water)

2 cans of kidney beans (heat, drain, and rinse with cold water)

1 head of lettuce

2 tomatoes

1 onion (totally optional...we don't because I hate raw onion)

1 bottle of Italian Dressing

1 bag of mexican cheese

1 bag of Dorittos (crushed up, but not tiny crushed...just into medium/small pieces)

Ok in a large bowl..add ground beef, beans, chopped up veggies. Once that's mixed up add cheese and 3/4 bottle of dressing, mix up. Add chips and rest of dressing right before you're ready to serve. We don't like it for left overs as the chips are all soggy after a while.

It's so good and really easy!

So we came home from dinner and Chad and Jacob went and invited one of his friends to Awana. He just needed to invite a friend to get his last green jewel to finish his Skipper Handbook. He's a kindergarten so he can only do the Skipper book, but he's already started going back through as a review. Next year he'll be able to start in the Hiker Handbook. He's excited and wishes he could start it now, but a review is great and will put those verses deeper into his mind and heart so that he'll remember them hopefully for the rest of his life!

Jacob's friend did come with us and he had a great time and can't wait to go back!! Sadly we only have 2 more meetings left...we have the next 2 weeks off for Easter and then Spring break (which is nice) then the next meeting is Store Night and the last meeting is Awards Night and Party which will be at the Skating rink here on post! I could kick myself for not having Jacob invite our friend sooner. Next year I'm going to make sure that every week he asks a friend to come. I know that they will not always say yes, but if he can get just one friend to come week after week then that means we've brought Jesus into one other child's life and that's the goal! To lead children to our Savior so they can learn his word and hide it in their hearts!

Jack had a great time at Cubbies! They made Easter Eggs (got to die eggs). He was sooo excited and had to show them all to me! He pulled out his green one and said "I love t his one" and kissed it! I was cracking up! He's so funny and so sweet! He had to go potty so his leaders' teenage daughter (who's babysat for us) took him and she said he was going potty and singing "Jesus Loves Me" and singing loud! He wouldn't be Jackson if he wasn't singing as loud as possible!!! That's my boy! LOL Bless that sweet boy!!

Tomorrow we don't have a lot on our plate. Jacob will do his school work and then when he's done and Jack's up from his  nap we'll be going to the park! I love spring and getting to go to the park and just outside in general so the boys can burn their energy!!

Tuesday I have 2 meetings. One in the morning for a PWOC board meeting and then one in the evening for an FRG meeting. We of course have school in between there and hopefully some park time.

Wedneday will be PWOC. It's a special week we'll be putting boxes together for children in a Christian orphanage in Poland. I need to go to the Euro store (Germany's version of the dollar store!) and get some toys (our class was assigned toys). So I'll get a few boy toys and a few girl toys. I also will be making Soup (on Tuesday) for our lunch on Wednesday. It's supposed to be a very easy recipe and all the ingredients will be provided so I'll just have to make it and bring it Wednesday!!

Thursday, Jacob has an eye apt in the morning. A while back he was saying that he was having trouble seeing when he was reading. I really don't think he is having issue's, but he hasn't had an eye apt for a while and no matter it was time and needed! Then in the late morning I have my 20 week ob apt. I'll be having my big ultrasound and hopefully the baby will cooperate and we can find out if we'll be rejoicing over a daughter or a son!!

Friday I don't know what we'll be doing. Chad has a 4 day weekend because of Easter. We bought our Easter dinner fixings so that's set. We are all ready for the Easter Bunny to drop by Saturday night! ;) We'll be going to have Easter pictures taken of the boys after church Sunday (the photographer will be open for a few hrs Easter after church!)

We need to go buy our Easter outfits still, we've definately waited until the last minute. Hopefully I can find something. I'm going to go downtown and look for me and maybe we'll find something for all of us down there, otherwise we'll go to the PX and see what we can find there. Hopefully we can find it off post, so we don't match everyone else at church!! I'll share a picture or two of us all dressed up!! :)

Well, I need to get to bed. I hope you all had a good Sunday. If you didn't spend some time with Jesus today. Praise him, pray to him, just talk to him. Get out your bible and spend some time reading it. Just let it open up where ever and read some passages. It seems when I do that, those verses speak to my heart so deeply. Sometimes God convicts me all over the place and sometimes he just wraps me up in his arms with his word. No matter what it is, it's always what I NEED to hear. We all need to read the bible. We all need to know Jesus, believe in him, and realize he's the ONLY WAY to Heaven. The ONLY WAY. He's not only the Son of God, He IS God!


Have a lovely Palm Sunday.


jckfrstross said...

have a good week:) take pictures of you guys outfits for easter ok?


pixiedustnme said...

you are so wise...are you sure you aren't older than me? ;-)

happysunshien said...

cant wait to find out boy or girl.... :)


ksgal3133 said...

Wishing you a blessed coming week :)


deshelestraci said...

I love taco salad!  We make one similar but with French dressing.  Either way it sounds good.
I wish we did something like Awana.  I could take the girls to a different church to do it but I think we need to sit tight and build relationships in the one we are in.  We had a great service yesterday.  Our music minister is amazing.  Emma sang also with her choir.  Too cute.