Saturday, September 20, 2008

oatmeal: ya gotta love it!

We currently have barely any food of substance in our fridge or pantry. Last night, I pulled out Easy Mac and put it away like 3 times. I really didn't want to eat it. Went for cereal but we were out. I was going to make spaghetti but all of our sauces were expired. Then, I spotted it....good ol' fashioned oatmeal.

I whipped it up in the microwave and jazzed it up with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, pecans, and a little bit of milk. It was muy delicioso!! You should try it...a nice fall treat. So of course, not only did I have it for dinner but breakfast this morning too. Guess I need to make my way to the store today....

Friday, September 19, 2008

a few wedding pics....

We are so excited to see our wedding photos! We've been trying to wait patiently. I've seen only a few photos.

This is our sparkler exit at the end of the night:

A cool shot from our amazing photographer, Michelle McKibben:

Another beautiful shot from Michelle of our adorable niece, Audrey:

The Tale of the Dead Scooter

So, this is a photo of Garrett's cute little ride to work. We save a bunch on gas and I get a car to drive so it's a great gig. Except for one thing...this little annoyance keeps occuring. The scooter is dependable when given several hours in between rides. However, if we need to run errands, it doesn't want to start after just a short time being turned off. Knowing that, you would understand why last night I didn't want to ride it over to the next town to grab dinner. We debated on riding our bikes, but Garrett thought the Buddy would be okay if we kept it running, grabbed dinner to go, and hopped back on.

Well, we arrived at Pita Pit...and it just didn't look as appetizing as I remembered from my college years. So we made the decision to turn it off and go try a new brazilian bbq restaurant that just opened. Anyways, after our bellies were filled with delicous bbq chicken, rice, and veggies, we headed over to our little orange guy. Imagine to our dismay (not really) when after several tries of starting....nothing happened. After trying about six times, Garrett was pretty sure the engine was flooded (he's had this happen a few times). When this happens, you simply have to let the little guy sit for 1-hour and then try again so we decided to grab a cab...

We had to go across the street to get some cash for the cab. Being hopeful, I just felt like we should try it again. Garrett said he knew it wouldn't work and we'd just have to drive back later. I told Garrett we should pray about it. Garrett said he felt silly praying about that and God had more important things to deal with. I said I was convinced that God cared about our little situation, along with every small care or burden that we have. We both agreed this was definitely in God's power and to give it a go.

We approached the crosswalk to go back and as we crossed we both prayed our own separate prayers. I told Garrett,"pray like you mean know God is more than capable of starting the Buddy." We got there, both believing, he turned the key once...nothing (not even a rev).

Twice....VAROOOM! The little Buddy was purring just like new. Our faces lit up with smiles. God delivered a blessing directly to us, in such a small way!

This was another great reminder that God DOES care, even about the little things. I was reminded of two great verses:

1) Cast ALL your burdens on Jesus because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Notice it doesn't say, just the big'ens, but ALL burdens. Praise God that He does care about all of our needs, heartaches, cares, and burdens--big or small.

2) Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING, with prayer and petition, present your requests to God and the peace, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6
It clearly says...pray about it ALL.

God can use anything to show us more about Himself....even a dead scooter. :)