Sunday, June 28, 2009

Baby K

Saturday I had my first "photo shoot" ever. I'm not trying to do this all the time, it was just a fun favor to do for a friend. Here are some pics of baby K and her big bro J.

Vacation Bible School 09

Patrick and I helped out with VBS this past week at Immanuel. It was crazy trying to work 8 hrs at work, come home inhale our dinner and then get to church in time to be with the kids for 3-3 1/2 more hrs. It was a great week though and I think its really good for Patrick and I to serve together like that. We taught 5-6th grade and had total I think 13/14 kids. Here are some of the beautiful kids.

Catching UP

Father's Day

We went down to my parents after church, had dinner and homemade ice cream. While there I tortured my family and made them all get together and take a group picture. Here are some of my favorite.These pictures are missing my brother Micah and his wife and baby and also my nephew Myles

Fending off mushrooms.

Yeah they're back. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this little guy poking its head out of our window sill. He's gone now... I attacked him with bleach and a bunch of other chemicals.

Learning Hebrew

Patrick took the summer off from classes and instead is braving the task of learning Hebrew on his own. He's doing really well and has more self discipline than I've ever come close to having.
He takes a handful of these note cards everywhere.
We're cooking out!

With our tiny grill. I told Patrick maybe for his first Father's Day present he'll get a real grill. (He might be cooking on this thing for a long time)

Trying to learn how to use a 50 mm 1.4

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

And the list goes on

The last week has been full of firsts for us/since we've been married.

Saturday we ordered our FIRST pizza. I know its crazy but we have gone 8 1/2 months without ordering out. I always just make them homemade. I kinda like ordering out.

Monday I was in my first "accident." While at the grocery store, a lady backed into my car. I had just pulled in so I was still in the car and we were able to exchange insurance info (in the rain).

Thursday we went to our frist Louisville Bats games since we've been married. It was really humid but I love the atmosphere of a baseball game.

And tonight we'll be going to our first concert as a married concert. Its a CD release show for a local church's CD. They have a few other CD's from the past and Patrick and I love them...I think this one will be just as good if not better. Check them out!

Strawberry Fest!

This weekend Patrick and I joined our friends Brian and Jenny for an afternoon of strawberry pickin. We all headed up to Joe Huber's farm to load up on these delicious berries. Here are some pictures from our afternoon.

We rode on the wagon out to the fields

and then got to work eating picking all the berries we could find
after laboring in the fields, we came in and enjoyed some ice cold not so fresh beverages
and then it was home to wash all the berries, cut and freeze half of them and keep the rest for a
weeks days worth of fresh strawberries.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

What would you do if your house burned down?

My cousin and his wife pretty much all their belongings to a fire on Monday morning. So here's my question:

What would you need/want if your house burned down?

I realize this is a big question but I'm trying to put together a gift that would really help them out where they are. I mean they've lost their pictures, clothes, dishes, linens, furniture,... pretty much everything. So will you help me think of a few things that if your house burned down you would expecially miss.

I'm thankful they are both and safe and most of all that they are believers and have a treasure in heaven that is far greater than any we can have here on earth.
picture is from

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-20

Summer Firsts

Yesterday I bought for my very first time a WATERMELON.

We also played tennis for the first time this summer and for the first time since being married. We went with our friends Brian and Jenny. The guys played singles against each other while Jenny and I battled it out. Jenny beat me:( but Patrick beat Brian. Then when we played couples, Brian and Jenny whopped us. I can take all the blame for that.

After tennis, it was off to Sonic for the first strawberry limeade of the summer.

Although today is not summery looking at all, HAPPY SUMMER
oh and for all the Schreiners who like to think that the NBA finals are over... I think Orlando came back and showed us that its not:)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pork Tenderloin

I used my crock pot for the first time yesterday. Patrick and I decided Saturday night that we wanted to have a couple over for lunch on Sunday so I thought to make it easy on myself I'd do something in the crock pot.

Not only was this my first time using a crock pot, it was my first time cooking a pork tenderloin. It all turned out really good! I made mashed potatoes and a salad to compliment my pork. It took us about 10 tries but we finally found someone to eat with us. Everyone I asked said they were going to QDoba with a big group to eat... I'm glad Abigail and Nathan joined us. I love hanging out with them.

Here's the recipe:

2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each
salt and pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
4 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard or country-style
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

Wash and trim the pork and pat dry; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place pork in the slow cooker. Combine garlic, mustard, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and thyme; pour over the pork. Turn pork to coat thoroughly.

Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.Remove pork to a plate, cover with foil, and keep warm. Pour the juices into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until reduced by about one-third. Combine the cornstarch and cold water; whisk into the reduced juices and cook for 1 minute longer. Serve pork sliced with the thickened juices.

Serves 6.

I didn't have cider or balsamic vinegar so I used white cooking wine and I cooked it on high for 5 hrs... turned out prety good!

Friday, June 5, 2009