Saturday, August 29, 2009


I just wanted to let everyone know I passed my NCLEX-RN. I am officially a registered nurse!!!
Please pray for me today I will be flying home for two weeks. Sadly due to school and work Bob will be here in NC going to class and work. The Lord has been so great! Hopefully when I get home our internet is back up and running I will be able to keep up the blog better! Remember He is always FAITHFUL!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow is the day....

I am asking that you please keep me in your prayers tomorrow as I take my NCLEX-RN.
It is at 8am! Thank you!
Love ya'll!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Bundle of Nerves...

I am anxiously preparing for my nursing license exam. I have completed my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree, put in hundreds of hours of clinical, taken review courses, and passed the dreaded HESI. It all comes down to this, so many years of preparation and this one test determines if I will become a registered nurse. I am a bundle of nerves as the NCLEX draws near. This Tuesday at 8 A.M. I am scheduled to take my exam. I have been anxiously awaiting my turn to test, most of my classmates have successfully completed the NCLEX (I am so proud of them). As this time draws near for me I ask for your prayers. I ask that you pray specifically for my anxiety, that I feel the peace of Christ as I take the exam. Pray that I would have recall of material learned and a clear mind to make educated decisions. Also, pray that I as study I will be able to be focused. I know that the Lord is in complete control. He has called me into the field of nursing and I desire to do His will.
Thank you so much for your prayers.

“Faithful is He who calls you and He shall also bring it to pass"
1 Thessalonians 5:24

P.S. One another note today was Bob's first day of classes at seminary, it went really well. God has been so good to us!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Welcome to Southeastern...

We are so excited about what is going on in our lives right now. Bob is an official graduate student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent today and will be spending most of tomorrow in orientation. He will begin classes on Thursday. Bob is pursing a Master's of Divinity with a the focus of his electives being in church history and languages. We have prayed very fervently over this new chapter of our lives as we seek God's will and to be obedient servants honoring Him in all we do. Bob is ready to get back to school after his year off. This will be challenge for us and we beseech your prayers. Bob will be going to school and working full time. So this will definitely bring new changes to our newlywed life. Especially while we try to juggle time devoted to each other, time devoted to the Lord, and of course studying, writing papers with his 40 hour work week. We know the Lord is sufficient to provide for not only our physical needs but spiritual and mental as well. We also ask that you pray for me I am taking my North Carolina Nursing Boards seeking my R.N. license next Tuesday the 25th. The Lord has been so faithful and we are very encouraged as we begin this new chapter in our lives.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

What's cooking?

I realized I post a lot about what I cook and so I started a blog devoted to the happenings in the Adam's kitchen. It will be fun as I share with you my love for cooking and joy of learning so check it out! Simply click on the above picture or go to
Love ya'll!!

It is coupon day...

I love Sundays. I love waking up with a cup of coffee and my bible eager to spend time with the Lord. I love that time is set apart specifically for us to worship our Savior with other believers. I love that no matter what a Sunday afternoon nap is always in order. I even don't mind doing laundry on Sunday. One of the things I also love about Sundays is the Sunday paper. Now when I was younger it was because the Sunday paper contained the comics, in my teenage years it was the sales papers filled with things I was convinced I needed, in college it was the Wal-mart salespaper to see what deals I could score and of course the wedding and engagements section. Now it is the coupons. I have been intrigued by all the stories I am hearing of cutting your grocery bill in half, paying practically nothing for things by working the coupon system, and even getting things for free. So I have been doing some research, I want to save money too! After reading many blogs and notes I found that truly making this coupon business work for you is going to take a little bit of practice but I am up for the challenge. There is a lot to learn but I am trying. Even last week we saved some money by just having some coupons handy on items we needed. So today I am excited that it is coupon day. A few weeks ago I was really excited it was the paper with the P&G money saver, I use lots of P&G products (gotta support my "Uncle" Matt). Of course don't forget about reading all of the grocery store sales papers because Wal-mart will match any competitors price which save you the hassle of driving around to get the best deal. So do yourselves a favor why not give it a try too, we could all use a little extra money in our pockets.

Some resources I have found:

Check out this video it will make you want to clip too!!

So here is to learning!! Happy clipping!!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I am so blessed...

"I have found the one my soul loves"
Song of Solomon 3:4

So I truly consider myself the most blessed woman in the world. I know that through years of my parents prayers and my own the Lord could not have given me a greater man in the world to be married to. It is funny we are complete opposites but his strengths make up for my weaknesses. I could not have gotten through the most challenging years of my life without him (nursing school is no walk in the park). This summer brought new challenges we have not only been adjusting to married life, which is not as easy you think when you dream of playing house. In fact you could choose to find stuff everyday that could drive you plum crazy but the Lord is sufficient to provide you with patience and love that overcomes all when you remember He is perfect not you or your husband. This summer has also been a huge trial, with me being sick and unable to test for boards and work, but the Lord has been all sufficient and brought us closer to Him and each other. Bob has been so amazing, he has been more than I could ever imagine. How can you not love a man who prays over you and our families. One who tells you every morning and night and usually a few times in between how beautiful you are even when you feel awful. A man who will not stop telling you how much he loves you in words and actions. My husband is so wonderful. I thank God for him. So you can see I consider myself extremely blessed. Each day is a new journey and full of new challenges and ways to grow. It is not easy but the Lord has been so good, teaching us to overlook each others faults and to encourage one another. I am so honored to be married to my best friend of 7 years and am very excited about the years to come!! Please continue keep us in your prayers as we seek to follow God's will no matter the storms that come our way. Bob has new student orientation on Monday and Tuesday as he begins his graduate work. He is working towards his MDiv at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. We are so excited about what is in store for us as we seek first His kingom. Be encouraged, He will never fail you!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Can I have a plane please???

Lately I have been trying to get out of a rut. I have fallen victim to loneliness. Now please do not get me wrong. My husband is wonderful and I love NC, it is a great place to live but I hardly know anyone here. The friends we do know live across the triangle at the seminary. Having not found a home church up here we really haven't met many people. It makes it even harder that I am not working and have been housebound for most of the summer. So that brings me to my question," can I have a plane please?" I am desperate for some girl time. I need to see my besties!! I knew it was going to be hard moving 15 hours from my friends and 10 hours from my family but it seems it is worse. However, I choose not to get down and the Lord has been such a comfort to me. He has been here with me through it all and He will not leave me now. I know He has great plans for us here and He even new friends for us to meet. So since I have a no money for a plane or plane ticket, I will once again put my trust in Him. I miss all my sweet friends but I am excited about those the Lord has for me that I have yet to meet. So girls, you know who you are, I am sending you my love!!! I miss you all so much, and I am praying for you guys! Oh and if any one has a plane I can borrow let me know :)

Some pictures of the girls:

Lindsey, Bob, me, Heather, and Beck

Erica, Me, Lindsey, Heth, and Beck

Cait and I

Mer, Linz, Cheree, Heth, and me

Linz, me, Mer, Ree, and Heth

Erica, me and Heth

Jackie, Ashley, Cait, me, Linz, Lys, Beck, Ree, and Heth


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sweet Friends and Cheesecake Masterpiece

Today has been great!! Bob and I invited our sweet friends Josh, Jessica, Ashleigh, and Gene over for lunch today. So we decided what would be better than a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, fixin's, fries, and baked beans. Lunch was great. I only wish I had taken some pictures for the blog. They are the sweetest group of friends. I am so sad that they live across the triangle because that prevents us from seeing each other on a regular basis. Anyways since we were having our sweet friends over I had an itch to bake, in other words, the Kitchen Aid was calling. I really wanted to make these cute little cupcake/brownie burgers from Bakerella's Blog but since this was the night before my husband suggested I try it out before we have company in order to avoid another mishap (ex:cookie crumbles) So I debated and debated I could try cookies again but I really wanted wanted to try to make a cheesecake. So I unfortunately didn't have the Southern Living recipe so who do I turn to but of course Bakerella. I guess I am a bit addicted to her blog. So at about 1:15am, yes it was late, that I began pull out the stuff we would need and then the mix ingredients together.

I followed the recipe under my hubby's supervision, not that he knew anything about cheesecakes either, but he was sweet enough to read the recipe to me off the computer.

So we finished mixing and then baked it for 1 hour and 25 minutes. During which my husband stayed up with me and even did some laundry. He is simply wonderful!

The timer finally went off. The cheesecake came out beautifully, only a few minor cracks. Unfortunately I did not hear about baking it in a water bath to prevent cracks until after my beautiful cheesecake was cooking, oh well.

So after telling my husband no he can't try it tonight it need to go in the fridge we chilled it overnight and waited for the taste verdict. So after a yummy lunch with our sweet friends we cut the cheesecake! Guess what!! IT WAS DELICIOUS!!! Yes, success and my love for baking grows! I can not wait to try something else!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Art of Making Bread...

O.K. so I posted a few nights ago that we had purchased a bread maker. Bob and I made bread the other night. It was fairly simple. You first set the bread maker.

We measured out the ingredients for the bread and in order placed them in the bread maker.

We made simple white bread. So we turned on the bread maker and then waited. Three and a half hours later we had two pounds of bread.

We tried it out and it was wonderful. Only problem is now we have a lot of bread left over!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kitchen Gadgets and Mishaps....

Hello All! So in trying to be the good housewife I have been experimenting in the kitchen a bit. I have discovered that baking from scratch is a lot harder than it looks. Also, it is a good thing I did not have high aspirations to be a gourmet baker over nursing! I really love to cook and love spending time in the kitchen. I love trying new recipes and ideas. I love to cook but I have never really baked. I can make a good pound cake and some pre-packaged cookies but really never really made anything from scratch. so I decided to try my hand at it. A major plus when you get married are the fabulous kitchen gadgets people get you off your registry and lovely gift cards to buy what you want that you didn't get. Well, it has been my dream to own a Kitchen Aid Artisan stand mixer. I mean it was the first thing I registered for at every store. Now granted it is over $300 so naturally I did not get one as a gift. However, those Belk gift cards began to add up especially after some returns of the duplicates we had received! Lo and behold I had money for my mixer. So I waited it went on sale for $299, then at the end of July Belk had a bridal completion sale, which was an additional 20% off, and on top of that Kitchen Aid has a $40 mail in rebate. So I capitalized on the great deal and purchased my new Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Deciding on a color was difficult but in the end we went with black because you never know when you will want to change you kitchen color scheme at some point.

Isn't it beautiful

I was overyjoyed with our purchase, now what do I make. I decided now was time to try my hand a baking from scratch. So I went to Bakerrella's blog (because she is AMAZING) and it just so happened she had a recipe for chocolate cookies in a recent post. So I bought the ingredients during our Wal-Mart run and began to make the dough. It seemed easy enough and tasted good too!

So I spray the cookies sheets and proceed to bake 2 dozen cookies.

Well, umm they came out interesting.
#1 They all squished together so it looked like I made a cookie cake
#2 They were VERY thin
#3 The fell apart into crumbles even when cool
#4 My husbands critique was "They taste like fried dough" but of course he ate the majority of the cookie crumbles
So alas my made from scratch cookie efforts were a bust, but I did love making them so I will try again. In addition to the newly acquired kitchen aid mixer we made a few other gift card purchases. This included a Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker. It is the size of our microwave and came with 80 different recipes for bread and it makes jam.
I have not given this a try but intend to try but intend to soon with my hubby so I will blog about when it is done and I hope it will be a better experience than the cookie crumbles. so keep your fingers crossed :)

A little update on me: My blood results were the same as last week a little low so i go back at the end of this week to recheck it. Other than that I am enjoying not being on bed rest and finally getting to know the area we live in. I can even get around a little without Maggie (our GPS). Through all of this God has been so faithful!! He deserves all honor and glory!!!


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