Friday, May 28, 2010

some extra things to pray for

Nic Rassi is scheduled to have his kidney transplant today, with his brother donating one of his kidneys.

I know the family would appreciate your prayers!

To find out more, head to their blog:

Also, please take a moment to pray for Jordan and Katelyn Schroeder, Jaycee and Arawen. It appears his cancer has returned in two places near his spine, and they plan to fly down to Mexico this Monday.

You can check out his Caring Bridge site at:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

3 years ago today...

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!
I am so thankful to have you in my life!
I love your Godly attributes and your passion for growing in Christ;
I love (most of the time) how you like to accomplish things and don't like to be lazy;
I'm so thankful that you're willing to help around the house when I ask, and that you eat pretty much whatever I put in front of you. :)
I love that you remain calm when I get all worked up;
I love that you fully support my many endeavors and ideas, and continue encouraging me in them when I want to give them up.

I love you so much! It's been an awesome three years!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Bridget Ann is healthy, active, and in the 59th percentile for her weight at 20 weeks.
So we're looking at about an 8 pound baby, a little big for my taste, but as long as she's healthy.
She weighs 12 oz, almost 3/4 of a pound, and apparently LOVES her thumb, since it's in her mouth 3 out of the 6 pictures.
We're so thankful to God for blessing us with this healthy baby girl!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My favorite

I'd like to dedicate this post to one of my favorite websites ever.

Now from the most likely sad amount of time I spend on it, you may think it would Facebook, but you'd be wrong

Seriously, I find it SO incredibly helpful when looking for recipes.

Got some random ingredients in your freezer you want to use up? Type them into the search box and hundreds of recipes containing that ingredient will pop up.

About 2 years ago we got half of a cow from our nephew. Most of that meat is gone, except for a few remaining pieces that I have no idea what to do with. Take round steak, for example. I had 2 packages in the freezer, so I entered "beef round steak" into search, and got hundreds of recipes for everything from grilling, to Swiss steak, beef stronganoff, round steak with dumplings, and crock pot recipes. Tonight we going to try BBQ round steak.

You get an additional plus from the website if you get any of their magazines (Quick Cooking, Taste of Home, Country Women, etc). You can enter a code on the back of one of your magazines and instantly have access to all the recipes from ALL of the magazines for like the past 10 years. Totally worth the subscription cost of the magazine, in my mind.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

lazy rainy days

While all the plants outside are growing, Baby Knapp has been making itself known by growing as well. For your comparing pleasure, I'm 16 weeks above, and 18 weeks below.
Right at about 18 weeks (and the day before Mother's Day) I had the wonderful pleasure of feeling baby move for the first time. It's still kind of sporadic, and I have to be paying some attention, but I've been feeling it move every day since.
Only 10 more days till Baby Knapp gets assigned a gender!! Yay!!

I babysat one of my favorite little boys, and during his whole 2 hour nap, he was holding onto the side of the car seat. I thought it was just so cute.

Luke (my brother) turned 13 this past Monday. So weird...he just still seems like the little Lukey we were always hauling around and doting on just a few years ago.

And last but certainly not least, I'd like to show off the desserts I make for Knapp Mother's Day. They turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. From left to right are: chocolate fudge trifle, strawberry lemon trifle, and raspberry cheesecake trifle.