the new do

I have been debating on cutting my hair short for the past 4 months and I finally did it! It is the shortest I have had it in years and I am still trying to get used to the big change but I think I like it okay :)

JR says I am one hott momma and Griffin still smiles at me all the time, so as long as my boys like it that is all that matters!!!



Today marks the first day of class for our last semester and I cant tell you how excited we are here in the Isham household! It is very surreal that we have been here 3 years already because it has gone by so fast. JR has worked so hard, even when the last thing he wanted to do was open a book to read or study for an exam, and I am so proud of him!!! It has been a running thing since this summer that when school is taking up some of our family time all we have to say is "12-18-09" and it seems to make it easier to push through. Griffin and I are ready to have him back all to ourselves... which will be weird because I guess we never really had him as a non-student. He has been in school ever since we got married and ever since Griffin has been born :)

Now I am sure you want to know what will be next for the Isham's once January comes... and I really wish I could tell you but we have no idea! Right now we are just trying to ask God for His wisdom to show us where He wants us next so that we can best serve Him. Best case scenario for us would be to get back closer to our family, however, we know that He knows what is best for us. If you know of any ministry positions available in your area we are open to pray about them so please pass them along!

And I cant go without saying that I truly have LOVED our time here at seminary. Although I will be glad when JR doesnt have to spend all of his time with his nose in a book, I am sure I will truly be sad to have to say goodbye to this wonderful seminary community we have become a part of and the many friendships that we have made along the way!

Please pray for our family as we seek His will for our next step. And continue to pray for JR as he pushes through one last semester. 12-18-09, 12-18-09, 12-18-09 :)


30 day shred

As a new mom I have found that I love love love everything about being a mom except one thing- the mom body! I swear its so frustrating when I step on the scale and see a weight I havent seen since high school and yet when I look in the mirror I cant help but notice that I have a kangaroo pouch AND my body just isnt the same ha!

Well I have heard of several other new moms trying the 30 day shred and being very pleased so I have decided to give it a whirl! Day 1 has officially been completed so wish me luck on the next 29 :)


Chicken Enchiladas

Hey guys! I recently have gotten on a kick where I am tired of our same ole things we tend to eat every week and was ready to try something new. So I finally tok the initiative to ask friends to share any yummy recipes (that were easy of course) with me so I could try!

I wanted to share this simply yet amazing recipe I recieved from a friend. I am not sure why in the world I am JUST now getting around to making enchiladas because I have heard so much about them and we eat tacos all the time and LOVE Mexican food. Anyways I finally did last night and it was a HUGE hit with the hubby :)

So if you have never done them before.. DO IT! And if I am the last person on earth to finally attempt then just laugh with me and understand cooking it not really my thing and I am just learning ha!

Chicken Enchiladas

1 package of big flour tortillas
Chicken (whole chicken or 4 large breasts skinless/boneless)
Cream of Chicken
Small can chopped green chilies
Sour Cream
1 bag (S~2 cups) shredded cheddar (I like to use the Mexican shredded cheese)

Cook chicken (I boil mine until done) – Remove skin and debone, if needed. Better yet, I’ve even used the baked/rotisserie chicken from Krogers and/or Walmart…also, take off bone). Shred (pull apart) the chicken in a big mixing bowl. Add and mix in….Can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup.Small can of chopped green chilies (in Mexican food section)½ cup of sour cream Spread a big spoonful of the mixture down the middle of a big tortilla. Roll and lay side by side in 13 X 9 or larger baking dish. Spray with Pam before putting the enchiladas in the pan. It will make ~8 enchiladas. Top with shredded cheese and bake at 375 degrees until hot and bubbly. Top with salsa, sour cream lettuce, olives, peppers, whatever you like!

Thanks again Diana!!!