Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017

For Halloween, the Littles got to wear costumes to school.  Payton went as Fern from Charlotte's Web and Rylan was Chewbacca {again!}.
{And I absolutely LOVE this picture!}
After school Payton changed into pajama girl and Dylan wore a "creep pig mask" {because middle schooler!}.
Since we aren't expecting any trick or treaters, we loaded up the car {with Gigi too!},
and went to Downtown Columbia to trick or treat there.  We got to give a quick hug to Vickie {A Balloon Shop owner}.
Gigi snapped a quick family photo for us.
I'm so glad she lives close and can go to these things with us!
And since it was crowded and it was a LOT of waiting in lines, Chris suggested we leave and go buy our own candy at the store!
Then it was back home for sorting time!

What I Ate {October 2017}

1 - KFC Chicken Tenders + Mashed Potatoes & Gravy + Biscuit
2 - Edley's BBQ Pork Sandwich
3 - BLT Sandwich
5 - La Villa Carne Asada Tacos 
6 - Enchilasagna + {Amish!} Tomato Slices
7 - Calhoun's Ribs + Salad + Coleslaw + Butterfinger Cheesecake
8 - Broccoli Salad with Apples & Walnuts
9 - Chicken Pot PieBroccoli Salad with Apples & Walnuts 
10 - {Dinner at my Momma's - Yummy!} Spaghetti & Meatballs + Lemon Pepper Salad + Cheesy Cauliflower + Garlic Bread

11 - Orange Chicken + Stir-fry Veggies & Noodles + Asian Chopped Salad 
13 - Blue Cheese and Apple Salad + Digorino Pizza
16 - Chicken with Mushroom Sauce + Brown Rice + Roasted veggies 
17 - BLT sandwiches
18 - Sonic Hot Dog 
19 - Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad + Garlic Bread
20 - Breakfast Burrito {Bowl}
21 - Arrington Vineyards Appetizers
23 - Hamburgers with Secret Sauce + Seasoned Fries
24 - Creamy Baked Ziti + Garlic Bread
25 - PB & Amish Peach Jam Sandwich + Pretzels + Granola Bars + Orange Flavored Cranberries
26 - Tacos {salad for me!} + Mexican Rice
28 - White Chicken Chili + Tortilla Chips
29 - Shenanigans Broccoli Soup + Shenanigans Sandwich 
30 - Chicken Teriyaki Bowl + Spinach Salad
31 - Lasagna Soup + Garlic Bread
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Monday, October 30, 2017

The Power of a Praying Wife {review}

If I were to recommend just ONE book on marriage, this would be it.  I cannot say enough about how important it is to pray for your husband...and this book, The Power of a Praying Wife, helps you do just that!  I have read this book multiple times {even in January of THIS year!} and done book studies on it.  So you know I'm a fan.  

This month, since it was Chris' birthday, I decided to read it again.  It is  super easy since it is 30 chapters, each written on one thing that we should be praying over.  At the end of each chapter there is an actual prayer that you can pray and Bible verses to support it. 
If you are a wife, I HIGHLY recommend you getting a copy for yourself and be covering your husband in prayer!  
{Also as a side note.  Chapter 1 is pretty lengthy.  The rest of the chapters are a quick read.}
{Another side note, Stormie Omartian has MANY similar books, Praying Husband, Praying Parent, Praying Kid, etc. Check them out!}
I give it 5+ stars.

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Here is the other books I have finished so far in 2017:
(18) Sweetwater Gap by Denise Hunter
(17) Praying Circles Around your Children by Mark Batterson
(16) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
(15) December Bride by Denise Hunter
(14) The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter
(13) Dangerous Depths by Colleen Coble
(12) The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines
(11) Bittersweet by Cathy Marie Hake
(10) Lost in NashVegas by Rachel Hauck
(9) Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter
(8) Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure
(7) Giddy Up Eunice by Sophie Hudson
(6) The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
(5) Wonder by R.J. Palacio
(4) Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey
(3) Black Sands by Colleen Coble
(2) The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
(1) Desperate by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson
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