Sunday, February 28, 2010

Enchilada Casserole

Tried a new recipe tonite, Enchilada Casserole. I loved this recipe!!

1 lb turkey

1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce

1 cup salsa

6 flour tortillas (10 inch)

2 cups fresh or frozen corn

4 cups (16 oz) shredded cheddar cheese

1. In a large skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Stir in enchilada sauce and salsa, set aside.

2. Place 2 tortillas overlapping as necessary in bottom of a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Cover with 1/3 of the turkey mixture, top with 1 cup corn sprinkle with 1 1/3 cup cheese.

3. Repeat layers once, then top with remaining tortillas, turkey and cheese.

4. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 min or until bubbly.

6-8 servings

My Awesome Kroger Deal!!

I am always so jealous of people that find awesome deals and post a pic on their blog. Well I went to Kroger today for the last day of the 10 for 10 deals, and I think I scored pretty well. I was really excited about a tip I got from Money Saving Mom She talked about Oscar Meyer Lunchables for only 25 cents after a coupon from Anyway, there wasn't any Turkey sub Lunchables to be found at Kroger or Walmart!! But did save $36.26 at Kroger today and spent $36.26 and this is what I got:

10 bottles of VO5 Shampoo and Conditioner

10 Arrid deodorants

10 packages of Kroger frozen veggies 12 oz.

4 boxes of 2 count soap bar Kroger brand

1 box of butter

My husband isn't doing backflips, but I am darn happy!! :)

Totally Cute Giveaway!!

My friend Danielle over at Finally Finding Me...I Think is having another cute and healthy giveaway. If your kids need a little help washing their hands then this is the giveaway for you. Being a nurse, I know how important handwashing is and this little device supports that. Be sure to check it out and you could possibly win your own. Happy Blogging!!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


My Daybook for February 27, 2010 (My how February flew by??)
Outside my window...bright with snow piled up on the front yard
I am thinking...about just having a lazy day
I am thankful for...God and how wonderfully He provides for our family
From the smells wonderful
I am hoody that says "Upper Peninsula", gray soft comfy pants
I am creating...laundry
I am pick up every cocoa puff that Brady throws on the floor
I am reading...Frugalicious Living (love this blog!!)
I am accomplish some laundry today
I am hearing...Cullen starting to fuss in his swing
Around the stuff and oh cocoa puffs
One of my favorite things...the weekend
A few plans for the rest of the week: maybe some cross country skiing, church
Here is picture for thought I am too youngest sitting on the couch together looking like they are having a conversation. Time flies by so fast and soon they will be driving. Slow down time and let me enjoy every moment!! OH, and another cute picture of Brady. She loves to dress up!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


The title of my blog, Finding My Life in Faith, made me think a little more than usual today. Life lately has not been the most pleasant. Finances around here have not been the best, due to my hours getting cut here and there and John not having much work. So, I thought about the phrase, "You gotta have faith" and what does this really mean?? For me, this means that I have faith in God that my situation will get better. I don't know when it will get better but I know it will! I can lean on God and trust in my faith to get me through. Faith isn't a waivering issue for me, it has to be all or nothing! To really have that awesome relationship with Him, you must have faith when times are good and not so good. So, I will keep on praying for endurance to get through this marathon of life and have faith that my God is with me every step of the way. "I live by faith, not by sight." 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) This verse is so pertinent right now in my life, because things don't look so hot right now, but faith is getting me through!! This also brings a song to my mind right now. "Oh, no you never let go, through the calm and through the storm. Oh, no you never let go, with every high and every low. Oh, no you never let go. No, Lord you never let go of me!! Check out the video to follow, it really sums up my thoughts on faith.

you never let go, matt redman

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Another Awesome Giveaway!!

My friend Danielle is having another Awesome Giveaway. This time it is for the mommies!! Bath soaps, washes and lotions, oohhh la la!! Stop by her blog and check out how you can win these decadent items for free! I know I am entering to win this one. Check out Finally Finding Me...I Think at

Monday, February 22, 2010

February 22, 2010...
Outside my window...Snowing, I mean really snowing!!
I am thinking...I get my husband home for the night!
I am thankful loving husband
From the asking for snacks
I am wearing...gray jeans, black zip up hoodie, gray t-shirt
I am weeks errands
I am take a shower
I am homework
I am hoping...the kids go outside soon to play
I am hearing...crying about some of Shane's artwork getting scribbled on by Brady
Around the school stuff
One of my favorite things...when my husband is home with us for dinner
A few plans for the rest of the week: laundry, work
Here is picture for thought I am husband shoveling the snow and making the kids fort bigger. Did I mention that I have an awesome husband and I love him sooo much!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Danielle's Cute Giveaway.

My friend Danielle is having another totally cute giveaway. You have to head on over to If you have a budding chef in your family, this will totally benefit you.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


My Daybook for February 18, 2010
Outside my window...gray looking day
I am thinking...when will Abbi get home from Girl Scouts with all those cookies
I am thankful for...friends
From the kitchen...vegetable lasagna cooking
I am wearing...burgundy hoodie sweater, gray jeans
I am creating...a dinner masterpiece (not really, its Stouffers)
I am take a shower
I am to enter Danielle's super sweet giveaways
I am get through one more day of work
I am hearing...the Electric Company on PBS, kinda driving me nuts
Around the house...crayons, Brady has thrown them everywhere
One of my favorite things...picking up Shane today from school
A few plans for the rest of the week: marriage retreat, sorting girl scout cookies
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Abbi making homemade laundry soap for her science project.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Danielle's Awesome Giveaway!!

Happy Monday everyone!! My friend Danielle over at Finally Finding Me...I Think is having an awesome giveaway. You need to check it out!!!! It's all about kids for this giveaway event. So,

if you have little ones, you need to check it out!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Getting to KNow Me Tag

Name Shelley
What does name mean sloping field
Birthday September 6
Height 5 ft 8 in
Eye color bluish green
Hair color dark brown
How long have I been blogging a few weeks

Favorite Things...

Movie 50 First Dates
TV Project Runway
Book What time to read??
Music group or singer I do like John Mayer, Mercy Me, Brandon Heath and Switchfoot
Song "Boys of Summer" by Don Henley
Type of music anything except for older country
Fast food place Jimmy John's. Love the Beach club.
Favorite dessert is at Barnes and NOble in the Starbuck's coffee shop, usually a chocolate dessert cake.
Place to travel loved Belize and how primitive it still was. I also loved Barbados and the island of Kauai
Subject in school loved science.
Football team ?
Sport to play ???
Sport to watch my kids playing soccer.
Love apples with peanut butter and walnuts
Vegetables, love brocoli and corn
Meal two favorites. My homemade mac and cheese and John's chicken marasala

Happy Valentine's Day

I just wanted to say Happy Valentine's Day to everyone. I am supposed to be in bed resting, but every time I lay down I can't breath due to my nose being congested!! My husband took the two older kiddos to church, while the two younger stayed with me and are now sleeping. Why am I not sleeping?? I feel like someone ran me over with a truck!! I have to feel better before work tomorrow, it will be a long week. So why am I not sleeping? Can't breath through my nose, head hurts, throat hurts and I am coughing. Whatever, thought I would post a Valentine's greeting and show you what I got the kids for Valentine's Day. We really don't make a big deal out of Valentine's Day, but I like doing special little things for my family. So, this morining after feeding the baby (7 am), I made heart shaped blueberry muffins (I should of taken a pic) and coffee (for the hubby). When they left for church, I set out a few Valentine bags with a few odd trinkets. Nothing much, just a few items from the $$ bins at Target and the Dollar store. Hope all of you have a great day and God Bless!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12, 2010...
Outside my building a snow fort
I am thinking...when will I get all this laundry done?
I am thankful job
From the brewing
I am pants, black fleece and a pink t-shirt, with fuzzy purple socks
I am creating...the ultimate cup of coffee
I am going...downstaris to switch the laundry
I am reading...other blogs for recipes
I am get out and go cross country skiing
I am hearing...Thomas the Train video that Shane is playing
Around the house...messiness
One of my favorite things...quiet time at nite when the kids are in bed, awww!
A few plans for the rest of the week: swimming and a marriage retreat
Here is picture for thought I am girls (pink coats) and the neighbor kids building a snow fort. Actually, my husband built the fort but he is not pictured.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

And Last but Not Least......Cullen

This is my youngest child, Cullen Seamus. He was born October 26, 2009. Cullen was a few weeks early and boy did he come in with a bang. My doctor and I decided to induce labor a few weeks early because I was Gestational Diabetes and his weight was off the charts(according to ultrasound). I also had polyhydraminos (too much fluid) with Brady, so my doctor wasn't taking any chances with this one!! The night before I was to be induced, I had a 103 fever, coughing, chills and couldn't hear out of my left ear (bad ear infection)!! I was miserable and even considered postponing the induction. But something inside made me want to go through with it regardless of the illness. Praise God that we did induce that day. Cullen was posterior, which made my labor that much more painful. I don't do the epidural thing and never had with any of the other three, my labors go pretty quick, so I just wait it out without pain meds. When he finally made it out into the world, he had the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck twice and a "true knot" in the umbilical cord. I was told that this "true knot" is a cause for stillbirth!! What if I did wait until I felt better, or waited to my due date (2 weeks away)? I know now what that something inside was that was nudging me along!! And I just praise Him for allowing me to hold my son in my arms everyday, when the situation could have taken a turn for the worst.

Shane and his Valentine!

This is my son Shane, he is 5 yrs old and full of energy!! He is in all day kindergarten and brought home this Valentine for mom today. Awwwww! I love these little crafts he brings home!! My little man is in to trains and cars. He overheard me chatting with my computer about how well it doesn't work. He suggested we send it to the smelter (circa Thomas the Train videos)!! LOL!! I love his little personality.

My Honor Roll Girl

Thursday Feb. 11, 2010

Today I got to attend my daughter Abbigayle's Honors Assembly at her school. She received all A's and 1 B+. We are so proud of all of Abbi's acheivements. We are truly blessed. Abbi has such a heart for God and loves to share her faith with anyone! I just wanted to share with everyone how special my children are to me and here is Abbi's special moment. Great job Abbigayle, I love you and may God Bless you!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Daybook...

February 7, 2010...
Outside my window...Sunny
I am thinking...What are we having for dinner.
I am thankful family and our health
From the kitchen...stillness
I am wearing...purple sweater, gray long john shirt underneath and jeans
I am blog
I am where
I am reading...the bible in a year ( I hope)
I am get organized around here!!
I am daughter Abbi playing with Brady and Cullen
Around the
One of my favorite things...hanging out with my family
A few plans for the rest of the week:work
Here is picture for thought I am sharing...Brady in her princess dress, awwww!

Figuring This Thing Out??

I have been trying to get this blog going for some time now, but I am not computer savvy. My 9 year old daughter is helping me with this, so we will see what happens??