Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Living He Loved Me...

Do you ever have one of those songs that just gets stuck in your head and it seems to play over and over again?  This has been one of those lately.  I've heard the Casting Crowns version on the radio a lot, and I believe we've sang it in church.  I just absolutely love the lyrics, especially leading up to Easter and thinking about the sacrifice that was made for me.

The Village Church's worship leader, Michael Bleecker wrote the song.  They are releasing a worship album this Friday, and I am super excited about downloading it, as our worship leaders wrote several of the songs with them, so they are songs that we sing in church too.  Anyway, on their website, they have a "behind the song" about all the songs, but I especially loved this one.  Go read it!

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises

One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him
From rising again

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One, bringing
My Savior, Jesus, is mine

Oh, glorious day

Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekend Happenings...

So, I had another busy weekend.  But it was packed full of good things.
  • Friday night with three of the four Sherman's.  We loaded up the kids and took them to Jeff's baseball game. I took a ton of pictures, you can see more of them here.  There's a ton of Harper making some pretty funny faces!
 How does she have two kids?!? It's just crazy!

 Me with the precious kiddos...I want to steal little bubble mouth!

 Precious Brody.  He's the sweetest little baby ever!  Especially in his team gear supporting his daddy!

 Oh sweet Harper.  Up and down and all around in the four innings we stayed for!

  • Eleven miles at White Rock on Saturday morning - race in two weeks!
  • Grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, and cooking for a dinner party. Productive Saturday afternoon.
  • Dinner party with good friends Saturday night.  I tried two new recipes, both of which seemed to be big hits.  Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Caramelized Onion and Rosemary Rolls.  We also played some telephone/pictionary...always a hit!
  • We also watched a little of this video and really laughed hard at the Watermark Student Ministries parody of it.
  • Church and Shoreline and working in the yard on Saturday.  I cleaned out and planted three bushes and some flowers in the front flower bed.  Here's the finished product.  It was really overcast, so the picture didn't turn out great.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring has sprung!

I love Spring!  I love all the trees blooming and the flowers everywhere.  This weekend I spent time working on my yard, enjoying some of the random flowers that pop up in my flower beds, planting some in my pots in the backyard, and some herbs that I'm super excited about.

 Flower bed surprises.

 The peach tree (at least I think that's what it is) is blooming.

 Basil and cilantro!

 Hopefully I don't kill them!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Turkey Stuffed Zucchini

I had a super productive weekend.  I ran 10 miles on Saturday, worked in the yard, spent some good time with friends (some of it on a patio), grocery shopped, and I cooked. I made this great recipe to eat on all week. I happened upon this blog this week. When looking through the recipes I happened on this one, which involves zucchini, which is one of my favorite vegetables!  So, here's a few pictures of the process.  If you like zucchini, you should totally try it!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lookie Lookie

Look what got delivered this morning!

I've been looking for a new couch off and on since I moved into the house. The IKEA one from when Julia and I moved into our apartment five years ago was starting to look a little sad. While I wasn't actually looking for a couch on Saturday, I wandered through Weir's on the way to lunch and fell in love with this one! I took Jen back later that day and bought it. Just crazy. But I'm so excited about it!

And excuse the sad iphone pictures, I'll try to take a real one soon!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Catching Up

Wow - it's been a long time since I've posted.  I think we'll go bullet point for a little catch up session.

  • I watched the Super Bowl with the college roommates, their husbands and children.  Really, I spent more time walking around with sweet Harper than I did actually watching the Super Bowl or commercials, but it was fun all the same. 
Isn't she precious?!

I hung out with this guy a little too...he's such an adorable little chunk!

  • I ran a 5K with Jen, Shawn, and Vicky.  It was a fun, really early, and cold Saturday morning.  The race raised money for IJM, so at the very least we did it for a good cause.

  • I've been doing a lot of running.  I'm training for the Big D Half Marathon - I'm going to run it with Rebekah and one of her college friends.  I've also been keeping up with my New Year's goal of Body Pump twice a week...I really love it actually.
  • This week was the two year anniversary of Wanda being gone.  Crazy.  In some ways it feels like it was yesterday.
  • This coming weekend is also the anniversary of home ownership for me...I closed on the 11th.  Looking at this picture - oh how I love how my house looks with green leaves on the trees.  But those same trees have been wreaking havoc on my life since the fall...dropping leaves all the time.  Non stop. So many of them.
  • And I cooked these Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers this week and they are awesome. You should try them.