Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Excuses and NOLA Bound!

Thought I'd share a few random photos of what I've been up to for the past couple months.

One of my best friends, Jenna, came to visit me for a weekend!

My kickball team!

My friend Brittney and I at Mandy's birthday dinner
I feel that I must offer some excuse for my slacking in posting lately. There really isn't one! ha I have a few recipes/posts to share that I haven't written up yet, but mostly I've been too busy working to cook/bake much lately. I love blogging- it is my creative outlet. Sometimes I feel like I need more hours in the day! Even so, I cannot complain at all about my life. I'm so blessed in many ways. This verse has really stuck out to me lately though, especially when I'm feeling overwhelmed by life. I need to stop to take a minute and read this and it makes me remember that everything will be OK.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Jeremiah 29:11-14

Sometimes I think, maybe this means God wants me to be a baker and bake cakes, cookies, brownies, bars and bread all day! But then I realize I would have to get up to bake at like 4am every day- no thank you! I'll just bake for myself whenever I have a craving. :)

Anyways, its about time for a break! I'm heading to NOLA this afternoon for a few days for lil bro's college graduation. My Auntie Brenda is coming in from Idaho as well with her daughter, Breanne. You may remember Auntie Brenda has my best baker auntie from her special Christmas present.

She claims I should really be her daughter (my mom is her sister) since I love baking and sweet treats as much as she does. My mom doesn't really seem to mind as long as we do some baking when we visit her. She humbly suggested a cinnamon roll bake-off. haha She does love her cinnies. Any ideas? Hoping to have more recipes and photos to post when I get back!

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