Friday, August 22, 2008

Give Me Your Eyes

Work has been incredibly busy...let's just say that I dove in head first and I have not come back up... but I love it! I really needed to stay late yesterday, but I didn't becasue it was my coveted Bunco night! So, I decided to head into the office early this morning and was listening to 90.9 KCBI. I heard a song that I had enver heard before by Brandon Heath...and song that almost had me in awe..."Give Me Your Eyes" (click on the link and it will take you to the music video).

I started thinking about how there is so much in this world that we do not see and we do not know, but that there is Someone who knows it all. So what if we had His eyes, His arms and His love for even just one day? Would we be a kinder and gentler people? How would we be changed? It makes you think, doesn't it.

Starting my new job, I have made many new friends and I am so thankful for that. So after hearing this song it made me wonder if I had the Lord's eyes for a day, what would I see? What are in the hearts of the people that I work with? What is going on in their lives that they hide? So today, I am asking the Father, "What is my purpose here?" I believe that I am at B&B for a very specific reason, and not just to have a job. So today I pray that the Lord uses me however He sees fit, and that I might have His eyes for a time to see the hearts of these know them and love them.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Great new recipe!

So, like I said yesterday, I am back to using my beloved crockpot on a daily basis. And today, I discovered a tasty and simple new recipe. It is in my favorite crockpot cookbook...
This book is excellent and has a ton of great recipes...from simple "2-3 ingredient" stuff, to exquisite and challenging dishes...everything from drinks, to soups, to dips, to side dishes, entrees and desserts!

Today, I made Cheesy Crockpot Chicken. Now, so of you may remember my several attempts to make chicken in the crockpot and their terrible outcomes, but I finally found a trick (thanks to Crockpot 365)...I PUT THE CHICKEN IN COMPLETELY FROZEN!!!

Yes, this is the picture from the book...only because I didn't take pictures of mine and I wanted you to see how tasty it looks!

This is so simple to make. You need:
4-6 chicken breasts - FROZEN
2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
salt and pepper
Garlic powder

First mix your cream of chicken soup and cheddar cheese soup together in a bowl. Then place your chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot and sprinkle with salt and pepper and pinch of garlic powder. Then pour your mixed soups over the chicken. Let this cook for 8-9 hours on low ( I cooked it for 8 and the chicken was still nice and juicy...not dry). Then you serve over pasta or rice.

This was really, really good and so simple. Brant really liked this and he is actually quite picky with his chicken...he hates dry chicken! I will definitely make this again...and I hope you will too!!!


Monday, August 18, 2008

The First Week

Well, I can honestly say that I am loving my job. I actually look forward to going to work everyday...imagine that! Today, I was actually assigned to a case manager, which means that I have actually been "assigned" to certain cases. So tomorrow I am spending most of the day researching and learning about them...which is fun for me!

The only adjustment so far are the hours. Although I love not having traffic, I am an "early to bed early to rise" kind of girl, so I feel like half my "home-time" in the evenings is already gone by the time I get home. I used to beating Brant home and having dinner started by the time he gets home around 5:30, but now, either I: cook in the crockpot, made a 30 minute meal, pick it up on my way home, or we don't eat until 8:00. So, like I said, its just an adjustment, but we're beginning to get used to it.

Our weekend was good...I went shopping and got 2 new suites, as well as several new blouses. Saturday evening, we went to have a homemade pizza dinner party with friends and that was a great blast! Then Sunday, we went to church, had lunch, then I went to see my dear friend Mary. She had a precious baby girl on Thursday morning...Mallory Elyse. I took over some dinner and held that sweet baby for over an hour...but don't worry...I'm not going through a spout of baby-fever right now. Sunday night, Brant and I just relaxed together and watched "The Kingdom." It is a great movie!

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is having a great start to their week!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Going Private

Hello blogging friends,
Well, I've decided to make my blog private because of several reasons, but I wanted to make sure everyone had ample warning! I'll begin being private on Monday, so if you would like to be added as a reader, please either email me or leave me a comment so I can make sure and put you on the list !



Monday, August 4, 2008

God is so Good

Isn't amazing what the Lord does...all in His time. It's amazing the people that He puts in your path to achieve His goals, never your own.

About a month ago, I received an email from was from a friend of a friend who was a friend of a recruiter named Derek. Derek was looking for a Intellectual -Property paralegal for a law firm in Dallas and asked for anyone knowing any paralegals to forward his email. Well this email randomly got forwarded to Jessica, who immediately emailed it to me! Although I had absolutely no IP experience, I decided that I should at least network with Derek if he was recruiting for legal positions. So I called Derek and we met about a week later. He helped me with several interviews, and today, I received a job offer! Amazing that this job offer came from meeting a man through an email forward by a friend, who's friend was a friend of a recruiter! Now, you tell me the Lord did not plan every step of this!

The whole story to say that I am very excited to announce that I start my job as a litigation paralegal on Monday. The firm that I will be working for is very prestigious, housing some of the best named lawyers in Dallas. The opportunity is so great and I know that I will be living my dream of being a paralegal.

Thank you to all of my prayers warriors! The Lord has provided so much more than I ever thought possible!


A good Weekend...

But it was very busy! Brant's parents came into town Thursday night, so we spent the weekend with them. Friday, we (myself, Brant's sister Krisite, and Brant's parents) took a drive over to Dallas where Bob, Brant's dad, ordered a Smart Car!!!Then we went to lunch at Bread Winners and spent the afternoon shopping around uptown. That night, we went to the Rangers game and had tons of fun!!! Judy and I went to the Brighton store Saturday morning because she wanted to buy her first Brighton purse...and I might had found one myself. Brighton was having the Handbag trade-in event...which is where you take in any old handbag and you can receive up to $50 off a new bag! The old bags are donated to a women's shelter. So, I called Brant and asked if I could buy the bag. I persuaded him by promising to sell two of the my other Brighton handbags on ebay to make up for the cost of the new bag...if you want to take a look, click on the picture and it will take you to the auction.

But here is a picture of my new purse...
Today I am cleaning house and getting ready for a few interviews I have this week. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!