Monday, June 25, 2012


Dave and I spent the entire weekend in our own zip code with nothing on the agenda but items we hand picked and added ourselves, and it was fabulous. We ran 90-to-nothing but it was one of the most fun and filled weekends in a while!

We had friends over Saturday night so we spent Friday evening and the better part of Saturday preparing. We are proud to be 'Merican so I decided to make this wreath to go with our flags. It took me 30 minutes and less than $6 to make. I'd like to think Martha would be proud.

I have NO idea why I don't have photos from our cook out, but let me just tell you...there were adorable kids, super fun adults, lots and lots of food, 3 desserts and many laughs. I wish I could spend every Saturday night that way!

After church on Sunday we went and toured our new church which is still under construction. It will be completed in the next couple of months and I am so excited! Our church started about 5 years ago and Dave and I were one of the first "young adult" couples to attend. At that time there were about 4 "young adult" couples who came regularly and we have watched the church grow abundantly! We would have never DREAMED that in 5 years we would go from meeting in a strip mall to having a beautiful building like this where generations will be able to come and worship! God is good, and while this is only a building, we hope it will be a building where people can gather together and feel loved, find and deepen friendships, find JESUS, grow deeper in their love for Him, and have fun! We hope and pray this church- the people- minister to the city of Austin and take the gospel around the world.

After our church tour, Dave studied and I did my usual Sunday afternoon chore...the grocery store. In an effort to entend my Sunday night and not spend too much time in the kitchen I opted for a crock pot dinner!

Chicken Ranch Soft Tacos:
  • 1-2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 pkg ranch seasoning
  • 1 pkg chicken taco seasoning
Throw it all in the crock pot on high for 2-3 hours.
 (Depending on the amount of chicken. I did 1 lb for about 2 hours.)

Go to the driving range with your husband and enjoy your evening. When you come home, dinner is served!

Ahhh...I love weekends!

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ~Joseph Addison


Liz said...

A perfect weekend for sure!!! Love the church! Wow.

Lauren said...

How awesome to be able to be a light in your church! It will be blessed. Enjoyed your post! Happy Monday!

Brandi said...

Your church is beautiful! I'm in Austin too. My family goes to HCBC in Cedar Park, where is your church located and what is the name!!

Vanessa said...

That wreath is adorable. And the church? Beautiful!!

I need to try this recipe! I love crock pot meals during the week especially when it is really hot or if we have meetings in the evening.

Heather said...

Love the wreath that you put together. How did you make those flowers? Your church is gorgeous! Can't wait to see once it's all done. Don't you just love relaxing weekends? I know I do. I am going to have to try those ranch tacos. I'm on the hunt for crockpot recipes before i go back to work in the fall.

Sara said...

You had me at "TACO." :) Sounds like a perfect weekend at home. Loving your decorations too! You're so crafty!

Hilary said...

The church looks amazing! I love weekends with down time :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow how neat about the church! it is hard to find young adult couples in a church but it seems you found some and hope your church will just continue to grow and grow

Anna Catherine said...

Thanks for your comment! Love your blog, adding you to my google reader. Your church is beautiful, excited that you will be getting in soon. I do love the driving range. Sounds like all in all a great weekend!

Chic Runner said...

The new church is looking so pretty! Wow. I love the colors of it and the window. And of course, I cannot not comment on the super cute red white and blue decorations! :)