Friday, August 20, 2010

The Comparison Game

I am really into this new website

It is a website where 4 different woman sharing thoughts about homemaking, marriage, motherhood, being a woman of God through the Word. It’s where the gospel is prized most of all. I have reading through The Snare of Compare series and it is kicking my butt.

Here is just the first paragraph...

"How do we respond when someone else gets what we want? We compare our situation to theirs. We measure our lot against theirs—especially if we think they have it better than we do. Why can she eat whatever she wants and stay so skinny and I just look at a piece of chocolate and gain 5 pounds? Why does she have that gorgeous face and I look so average? Why can she barely study and make a 4.0, and I have to work so hard for a 2.5 Why does she have such a beautiful voice and I can’t even carry a tune? Why can she decorate and sew and paint and do photography, and I can’t even make a pillowcase? Why does she get pregnant without trying and I am still infertile after all these years? Why is she married at 20 and I am 35 with no man in sight? Why does her husband lead their family and mine won't initiate anything spiritual? Why does she have a big beautiful home for just the two of them when our family of seven is still crammed into this little townhouse?"

Ever had thoughts like these? Well, I was so convicted and now as I continue to read through the series I am asking God to change me. Check out the website and their blog and let me know what you think.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lettuce Wraps

I just made these for the second time the other night and they were as good as a remembered the first time . yum! Dare I say as good as PF Chang's, I think so. The picture doesn't do them justice but trust me you are gonna want to make them. If you make the sauce you can half the the ingredients. Enjoy!!


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 11/2 c shittake mushroom
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 2 TBSP fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 5 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 TBSP sesame seed oil
  • 1 (8oz) can water chestnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 c green onions

Special Sauce:
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBSP ketchup
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp sesame oil

Preparation & Directions

Chop your mushrooms, water chestnuts, and shred your carrots. Then brown your ground turkey with your minced garlic until it's no longer pink. Dump in your chopped items and let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Add your ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, and rice vinegar and stir it well letting cook for another 2-3 minutes. Last add your chopped green onions, give a final stir and let cook for 1 more minute. Wash and spin lettuce leaves, from Iceberg or Romaine Lettuce. Serve as an appetizer or main dish. Sauce is optional.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Throw and Walk

We now have a video of Abbey the flower girl. Thanks Kevin for your amazing editing job.

Isn't Abbey's dress the cutest, Lauren bought it off esty.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thiede Wedding

Last Sunday students in our ministry who have become good friends got married. It has been so sweet to walk through life with them as Lauren interned with us and Kevin worked closely with Matt with the Cuesta ministry. They have loved Abbey like their own and we have so enjoyed their friendship. They are the kind of friends that it doesn't matter what your house looks like, you want them to come over and hang out because you know they wouldn't judge. Or you can try new recipes out on them because you don't have to impress them. They are the kind of friends were you always feel welcomed into their life every time you are around them. Oh Matt and Lauren we are so happy you.

Now about the wedding... It was a beautiful day on Lauren's parent's ranch. Abbey was the flower girl and sadly I don't have a good picture. The wedding had a simplicity about it but elegant personal details were everywhere. I think I held Davey on that shoulder for a good 5 hours.
Matt and Abbey dancing and laughing. Matt always gets Abbey laughing hysterically.
Abbey just adores Lauren. She always runs to hug her.
The food was beautiful and delicious!! It was so amazing that guests were taking pictures of it (including me). It will always be the best wedding food I have ever had and Kevin and I have been to a lot of wedding.
Matt and Lauren we love you and we will be visiting you in Chico!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Davey at 3 months

They say that the cloud lifts at 3 months after a baby is born. I think that is happening in our house. Now I don't want to jinx it but Davey has started to sleep better this week and it has made for one happier mama and a happier Lamb household. He is sleeping from 8pm to 8am with one feeding at night. I know, I know that is amazing. And now starting this week we has started to take a nap longer then 30mins. He is so much happier because of it too.
Right now the things Davey likes are: milk, riding in the ergo, cuddling, being outside, looking at his monkey car mirror, his lamb mobile and of course is mom and dad. He is starting to make those cute baby noises when he is happy. But he is also easily startled which results in the saddest scaredy-cat cry. So sorry Dave but you are just gonna have to get used to your loud energetic sister who wants to always show her affection toward you.