Friday, February 22, 2013

Moist Chicken Recipe

I made a delicious dinner tonight. This is one of my favorite dinners that I make. I am not the best cook, but I am learning. This one was actually hubby approved.

What you need:
4 chicken breasts halved
1 cup of Greek Yogurt (or low fat sour cream)
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of seasoning salt
Sliced mushrooms
Panko bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Slice mushrooms to the thickness you prefer.
Cut chicken breasts in half and place them in a 9x13 baking dish.
Mix yogurt (or sour cream), Parmesan cheese, and seasonings together.
Put mushrooms over the chicken and pour the yogurt (or sour cream) mixture over the chicken breasts and mushrooms.
Put it in the oven for 25 minutes.
Take it out, put bread crumbs evenly over the chicken, and put it back in the oven for 20 more minutes.
Take it out and Voila... a delicious dinner is ready to be eaten!

Home at last!

We are so happy to be home with our little girl. Jenni Anne is doing so much better. She is eating well, sleeping, playing, and almost back on a normal schedule. It is so good to have my baby girl back. She may not be 100%, but she is slowly getting better. We went to the doctor today and he said it will take a week or so for the symptoms to be over, but about 6 weeks for her immune system to be back up. I just feel so helpless. I cannot wait for Georgia weather to get stable. Wait... who am I kidding? Georgia weather is never stable. It is 32 degrees one day, 60 something the next, and then back down. No wonder my baby girl and half of the ICU and hospital have RSV!

I am just happy that she is getting better and that we are home! We honestly could not have gotten through it without the prayers and support from our family and friends! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My help comes from the Lord

Another night spent in the hospital, but I am happy to say that we saw our little girl smile tonight! I cannot explain how happy that little smile made me. And to follow the smile, we were able to get a few giggles. I am loving having her normal-self slowly come back to us. I miss my happy little girl. But the good thing is, she is much better than she was when we came in. The hardest things is going to be to wait. They had to stop giving her the breathing treatment because they said that it isn't doing anything. The good thing is thtat she is completely off oxygen and almost off the IV. The bad news is that we don't really know that much. Some of the doctors and therapists say that she will be going home in a few days and some say tomorrow. I am not really sure what it is, but I am grateful it is soon. I am a little hesitant with her going home and still wheezing, but I know two things:
1. She is in the best place that she can be. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite is one of the best Children's Hospitals and they have been amazing at getting her better.

2, but most important. God. It is simple as that. He will not give us anything that we cannot handle. I went to look up the Bible verse that states that, but instead found out it is in fact not in the Bible. We get it confused with this verse, 1 Cor. 10:13 (NKJV) No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. The Bible never says that He will not give us anything that we cannot handle, but the secret is to lean on Him and trust that He will get us through it.

I am leaning... and I am trusting

Psalm 121
I lift my eyes unto the hills,
Where does my help come from? 
My help comes from the Lord, 
The maker of Heaven and Earth

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tongue tied

Lately, I have been a little tongued tied and haven't found the right words to write. I have caught myself thinking, "You have this blog where you have the opportunity to share... where are the words?" Honestly, I am not sure where the words went off to. I would like to think that the Lord tucked them away for a little bit, to allow me to spend a little extra time with my baby girl. The past few weeks have been busy at school and by the time I get home it is bath time, a little play time, dinner time, and then bed time. We try to fit a story in there when we can, but bed time usually comes in the middle of the night-time bottle. So, I am guessing this is where my words went to. They went to a little extra mommy/ daughter time.

Speaking of my sweet baby girl, she is now not feeling so well. On my husband's birthday, in December, we were at the ER with her. On my birthday in January, she was sick with the flu. Yesterday was our wedding anniversary and we spent the night in the hospital with RSV. To us RSV is just a little cold, but to a baby it can effect her oxygen levels. The last time she had it her oxygen levels were great and we didn't have to be seen at the hospital, but it is a little different story this time. Her oxygen levels aren't super low, but they also aren't where they would like them to be. She has been hooked up to oxygen all night and day, nurses have been coming in and out checking vital signs, giving breathing treatments, and fixing the beeping on the machines. Needless to say, no sleep for Mommy and Daddy. Baby, however is getting some much needed rest. I am just hoping and praying that she gets to feeling better soon. There is nothing worse than seeing your baby sick and knowing that you can't do anything more to help.

I was looking for a Bible verse that might help me, and the minute I came across this verse, I received immediate calming. I am going to end with it today. It is amazing how the scripture speaks to you just when you need it the most.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Friday, February 8, 2013


It is finally Friday! I absolutely love my job, but I also love weekends with my family. This is the first weekend in a while that we haven't had any big plans.... and to tell the truth, I am looking forward to it. It will be nice and relaxing.

Tomorrow, Jenni Anne and I will be going over to my parapro's house, with another teacher friend, to watch the last 3 episodes of Downton Abbey. Tomorrow night, we will have leftovers, and curl up on the couch to watch a movie. Then Sunday we will join our new small group and go to church service as a family. This weekend may not sound like much, but it is just what I want.

I am so blessed to have everything that I do! The Lord is so good!