Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I am an Aunt!!!

My Nephew: Colton Clay born 1/31/2012 at 12:20pm EST 8lbs, 6oz and 21 inches.

The above is the newest news. Today my nephew was born. Both mom and baby are doing great! I am so happy and proud to be an aunt!!! On another note... I finished his quilt. He was born at 34weeks so I mailed it last week and it should be getting to their house today... a little late... but hey, at least they got it! Here are pics of the finished quilt!

FL was loads of fun, of course I wish I could have spent more time there!!! We went to Legoland and tons of fun there. I also got to see my newest cousin AJ.

My brothers and hubby had some fun posing infront of walls at Legoland.
Miniland Pictures
The White House

Another Mini Land Structure
Anyway, FL was loads of fun. We are going back to FL in May for a wedding. :D School is going well. Only taking 4 classes is weird... I have always taken more than 4... LOL! We get the keys to our new house on the 15th and do the big move on the 18th. I am so excited to have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house. Here are a couple of pictures of our new home.

So I hope the last couple weeks have been treating you well! Happy blogging!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

This week: 1/13/2012~~I Passed!!!!


I passed all three of my (FTCEs) Florida Educator Certification Exams. :) I took Professional Education, Elementary Ed K-6 & Exceptional Student Education. I am sooooooooo happy right now!!!!!

School is a little crazy and it has just begun. I cannot believe one of my teacher requires me to write 2 papers this week on top of discussion posts. I have so much reading to do this week, I haven't worked on it yet because of taking my tests these last 3 days. LOL! I don't want to read! I don't want to read... PLEASE don't make me!!! LOL!!

Tonight we are having a party(not because I passed). Over 200 people were invited to my parents house. Its going to be one crazy night!!! Its a late New Years party, as my family always does one and was in TN and a come see Mikel & Angela party combined. We are expecting around 100 people to come to the party today.

So far I am having a good vacation. I wish we had more time to spend with family... but that's ok. :( We do get to come back in May.

Hope you have had a great week!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Missing people

Its so hard being here with my friends and family and not wanting to cry because I know I only got a few more days with them, and then I won't see them again till may or later... I hate living over a thousand miles away from everyone I love and hold so dear... I know this past 8 months I have learned a lot about relying on God and trusting my hubby; But I still don't like being soo far away from everyone... all my sibblings are growing up and I am not here for it. I don't know its just hard! Am I even making sense?? 

On another note, All I can say is that I love having blogger on my phone so I can lay in bed at night and type away without having to get out the laptop. Lol!

I hope your Monday was good and if you started school again today that you made it through the day!!
Happy Tuesday!

Going to FL

I am currently sitting in the airport waiting on our flight to go to FL. I am so excited!!! I cannot wait to see my friends and family again! We board the plane in about 30min. We will arrive in FL at 3:45pm. I miss everyone so much!

On another note, classes started today and look like they will be intense... But I am almost done! I can do it! =)

Anyway, due to being in FL and school starting, I may not post for a lil while. But I will at least get on to respond to any comments and to view my bloggy friends posts.

Hope you have a great Monday!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Stubborness, Perseverance and God

Why are some people so stubborn??? It just doesn't make sense to me... I am stubborn to a point, but if you really push me I give in... I know many people who are stubborn... They get upset because they can't figure something out so they refuse to continue in it and persevere... I know it can be hard to continue when everything seems like its gone wrong( I've been hurt by those whom I loved and whom I thought loved me, I also failed nursing school so I understand what its like to feel like a failure).

I guess to me its like some people give up too easily and then are stubborn and will not try at it again... Oh if only they would they would learn so much more....

Sometimes when things go wrong, its hard to see what God is doing and what His plan is because we are so focused on what's going wrong and trying to figure out what went wrong to mess up such and such plan.... Sometimes it is hard to look to God when we are stressed about a school assignment, class, life, family or when tragedy hits us....

The main thing to remember is no matter how horrible it is and how you feel is God's promises to those who love Him: 1. He will NEVER leave you nor forsake you! (Matthew 28:20b, Hebrews 13:5) 2. He works all things together for good to those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.(Romans 8:28) 3. He will give you the strength to make it through it. (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Perseverance is very important to God. Its what helps us to develop our faith and to mature in Christ (James 1:2-4). Don't forget, if you lack anything to ask God(James 1:5-7). God will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19) Needs do not mean all your wants, but he will take care of you! There is no need to worry! (Matthew 6:25-34) He's got it all under control!

Just give it to Him... Stop worrying and trying to control everything.... God is already in control of it all and will take care of everything... Remember the song " He's got the whole world in His hands"??? Well he does... He's bigger than everything. Just give it to him, stop being stubborn and well, persevere!!

Anyway, there is my blurb for the day... I wrote it using my phone so sorry for any typos, missed spellings etc. Hope you had a great Friday!

Ang :)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Going Home

On Monday we leave for FL. I cannot wait to see all my friends and family again!! I miss everyone in FL so much!!! It feels like I have been gone from FL for years when it has only been 7 months! I know we have only been married for just over 7 months, but it seems like so much longer! When I go home, I take my 3 teacher certification exams. I pray that I pass them all the first time! I have been studying... There is nothing more I can do to prepare myself for the test!

Today my goals are to clean our home and finish packing. I am one of those people who likes to pack way early. LOL!

I am trying to get the whole house cleaned and deep cleaned before we leave. You see, when we come back we will only have 3 weeks till we move into our new home on base. We are getting a nice house with a large backyard! I cannot wait for the backyard for my puppies!

 The above are pics of our new home. :)

My Countdown timer: :D



Wednesday Hodgepodge 1/4/2012

1. What are three words you would use to describe your 2011?
Amazing, sad, exciting

2. Do you like shrimp? What's your favorite way to have it prepared?
I like shrimp in sushi, fried, and cooked and served over Alfredo.

3. Is your house de-Christmased? If so when did you tackle that job? If not, when will the decorations come down?
our home is not yet de-Christmased; however, I an currently working on it. My goal was to do that during New Years, but we went to the Grand Canyon, so that messed that idea up. This is my first Christmas away from family so everything has been different.

4. Do you like to watch scary movies?
nope, never have.
5. ice skating~sledding~skiing~snowboarding~of the four listed which wintertime activity do you most enjoy?
sledding and ice skating. For a FL girl however, that rarely happens.

6. Did you have a childhood hideout? Describe it.
I did not have a special hide out. However, whenever I was upset, I would go outside and swing. I was very upset last year when the swing broke! I liked to go outside and talk to my Jesus there.
7. What's a place or space that motivates you?
hmmmm.... One that motivates me? I guess that would be the places we went, when I went on my 4 missions trips to Mexico. They motivated me by showing me how people with so little could be content and just love Jesus. Christians in Mexico are persecuted if they are not in the Catholic church. We are so lucky to live in a country where we are free!

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Sorry this post is a little late! I am having computer issues. We have two laptops and only one charger that works, so if I don't post before the hubby gets home, using the comp is a pain (because he is a computer hog)... :( currently, I am writing this post on my phone. So sorry its not all nice with pics and different colored fonts. I will try to fix that later. :) hope you had a great Wednesday!!!!! I updated the post. :)


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

New phone

Trying out the blogger app on my new phone. (I just got an htc evo shift. It's really cool!) This will make it way easier to blog on the go. If you have a smart phone, you should definietly download the blogger app.

I am also practicing posting photos through my phone. Attached is a picture of the hubby and I on our honeymoon in Cocoa beach, FL.

Hope you are having a great Wednesday! My Wednesday Hodegpodge post will be posted later on tonight after bible study.


Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Goals for 2012

My goals for this year are:

1. To learn more about God, to continue to develop my relationship with Him, and to become more like Jesus.
2. To read through the whole bible in a year.
3. To be the best wife to my husband (be like the proverbs 31 woman).
4.To pass my teacher certification exams.
5. To graduate Dec 15th.
6. To loose 60 pounds.



1.the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end.
2. the aim or object towards which an endeavour is directed  
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)
What are your goals for this year?



Another Grand Canyon trip picture this time with the puppies as well.
So what do you think of the current template? is there anything I should change?

Monday, January 02, 2012

Apple Cinnamon Sticks

So I got this recipe from my friend Jocelyn at His Pursuing Kindness. It is amazing!! I made the cinnamon sticks this morning for the hubby and I. I made them completely sugar free for me, and made a glaze for the hubbys. To make them sugar free I replaced the sugar in the cinnamon sugar with splenda and did not put the glaze on mine.

Before: About to go in the oven

Before: About to go in the oven.


After with glaze

After with glaze

After without glaze

Here is the recipie curtesey of Joycelyn:

Ingredients (the measurements are all approximations):
2½ cups flour (1½ cups all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour)
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1-1½ cup milk (more or less)
4 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp oil
cinna-sugar (mix up some cinnamon in sugar/splenda)
½  an apple, peeled and chopped
glaze/frosting (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. In a bowl, mix up all the dry ingredients. Slowly add milk until dough is formed. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour. If the dough is too dry, add milk very little at a time until its soft.
3. Put butter and oil into a pan and stick it in the oven to melt. While the butter is melting, roll out the dough and slice into strips.
4. Take the pan out of the oven and dip each strip into the melted butter until both sides are coated. After all the strips are done and placed into the pan, sprinkle the cinnasugar on top first and then the chopped apples.
5. Bake for 20 minutes.
6. When breadsticks are done, immediately drizzle glaze. Serve warm since the breadsticks turn pretty tough and hard once they start to cool.
This recipe was adapted from Tammy's Easy Breadsticks

One thing i did differently than the recipe above is that I used all purpose flour for the flour. I did not use a mixture of flours.  

For the glaze I used a recipie from the Betty Croker Cook Book here is the recipie:

1/2cup powder sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2-3tbs milk
(I added a hint of cinnamon to my ingrediants, as i love cinnamon.)

Stir all ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle.

If you try it let me know!!!