7 Quick Takes: Fall Favorites


Happy Friday my dear readers! I missed a week of QT’s because of a crazy busy week at work, and getting ready for school to start up, but I am back this week with a fall favorites edition of 7 Quick Takes….and as always I’m linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary so be sure to check it out! Here we go….

Let’s call this one Take number 1/2: We spent Thursday evening mopping up a flooded kitchen and laundry room. The garbage disposal stopped working, causing the sink to back up and flood the kitchen. In the kitchen there is a low spot that (when not caught right away) leaks directly into the downstairs laundry room….we didn’t catch it in time…..thankfully we were able to have a plumber come to the house by 10:00 that night to fix it for us. I’m so so so thankful for the fact that they are able to come out so late at night in order to help people like us out!

Sorry, now on to the real takes! My Fall Favorites:

1.) College Football. There is nothing I love more on a Saturday in the fall than chili in the crock pot, leaves on the ground, and my Michigan Wolverines playing football! College football kicks off on Saturday and I am so excited! This year is going to be even more fun for me now that I am a University of Michigan student. Dad is UofM alumni, I’m a current student, and mom puts up with us yelling at the t.v.

A Michigan fan through the years. The one on the right is the most recent one I have in any Michigan gear, I was about 4 in that one….I think it’s time for a new picture! 
2.) Post-Season Baseball. The Tigers are leading the AL Central, the Pirates are fighting their way back to first in the NL Central….Playoff races will be starting soon, magic numbers are being calculated, MVP and Cy Young talk is in the air. Things I’d like to see this year: 
  • Detroit Tigers World Series championship
  • Cy Young for Max Scherzer
  • MVP for Miguel Cabrera
  • Lions in the Superbowl……………………………….yeah, that’ll never happen. : )
3.) Pumpkin Spice Anything: Lattes, muffins, cupcakes, Lattes : ) I can’t wait for my first Pumpkin Spice Latte this season!! 
4.) Cool nights. Extra blankets on my bed, the window slightly cracked, and the smell of leaves on the ground. Pure Michigan perfection! 
5.) Trips to Apple Orchards. Apples, apple cider, cider donuts, hay rides, and apple picking! 
6.) School supplies: New text books – I love cracking open a brand new text! The sound and smell of a new text is wonderful! Brand new pens and notebooks – there is nothing at all like school supplies!
7.) Music Ministry Christmas Preview. Every September we preview the Christmas music for the coming Winter. The choir gets their books, orchestra gets their parts, and rehearsals begin! I also start breaking out all of my Christmas music shortly there after! 
There are my fall favorites, now tell me….what are your favorite things about fall!?
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!
Megan 

Catching Up

I’ve been slacking a little bit as far as blogging goes, so I’m going to try and catch up a little bit here.

Things have been pretty busy at work and at home getting ready for school to start back up. I finished my transfer orientation, toured campus, and purchased my text book. I’m only doing one class for fall due to the fact that tuition at U of M Flint is much higher than at MCC. I am enrolled in Abnormal Psychology for the fall semester, and I’m really looking forward to it!

I was sent a copy of a Young Adult Novella written by a former teacher of mine that I will be reviewing soon, so be looking for that.

I will get back on schedule with a special Fall edition of 7 Quick Takes this Friday, and I have a few recipes to share with you soon as well!.

How’s that for catching up!?

Blessings All!

Megan

Memories

The barn. Grandpa’s barn. The catch all for anything, everything, and then some. We were at grandma’s last night walking around her property, and I was able to snap a few pictures of grandpa’s barn. 
And a sunset pic 

We had a great time with grandma last night! 

Blessings all, 
Megan 

7 Quick Takes: VBS Hangover

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m a day late with my post but I’m recovering from VBS! It was a fantastic week, I had a great time with the kids, and am already planning for next year, but here are a few highlights from the week…..

1.) I was in charge of Bible Memory for the week. The kids learned 5 verses over the course of four days.

                a.) “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God.”
                       1 John 3:1a

                 b.) “Obey me, and I will be your God and you will be my people.”  Jeremiah 7:23a

                 c.) “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone the new has come.”
                     2 Corinthians 5:17

                  d.) “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5

                   e.) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him
                        will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Each child got a card like this to take home at the end of each night so that they could work on memorizing their verses for the week. 
2.) If they could come back the next night and tell me their Bible verse they got…….
CANDY!! Wow, could these kids just devour the candy….but they were learning the Bible verses, and  retaining it! Did I bribe them….technically yes…..were they learning?? Absolutely! By the end of the week each of the hundred and twenty children went home with at least one piece of candy because they learned a Bible verse! I was so proud of those kids! 
3.) Bible memory was done in the same time frame as snack, so of course Miss Megan just had to indulge on the night of root beer floats. 
The kids you see in this picture? This was our (kindergartners going into the) first grade group. As far as memorization goes, they did the best job. Every child in this group was able to recite EVERY verse to me by the end of the week! My heart soared when I finished up with this group on the last night!
4.) 
The theme for the week was Tumbleweed Gulch….it was a western theme. No western would be complete without a campfire right? So we employed the use of the inflatable campfire! 
5.) VBS was over on Thursday night, dad had the day off on Friday so mom decided to go blueberry picking! We went out as a family, and came home with close to eight pounds of berries. 
6.) The bushes were just absolutely loaded down with berries, peaches are coming in, and apples will be ready to pick by the first of September! I love the orchards here in Michigan, and can’t wait to go out apple picking in just a few short weeks…..
7.) As always I will be adding my link with everyone else’s over at Conversion Diary so make sure to head on over and check them out! 
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 
Blessings, 
Megan 

7 Quick Takes: 8/9/13

Happy Friday! I don’t really have much of consequence to share with you today….it was a pretty boring week…but, lets see what I can come up with, here goes nothin’

1.) There was an accident just recently at our church campgrounds; a young boy (about 4 yrs. old) ended up being air lifted to University of Michigan Children’s Hospital. He is in ICU. Please pray for him and his family!

2.) It has been almost two months now and I am still having some pretty bad digestive issues….and I can’t seem to find a solution. I’m very reluctant to go see a doctor, but I’m thinking right now that may be my only choice…..(please note that if a doctor or nurse happens to read this and might be willing to answer a few questions, please send me an e-mail!!!). Okay, that will be the last time I beg for help, I promise!!

3.) We went bluebe5.)rry picking this week, but not one of us thought to take our phones and get some pictures……I will however try to post pictures of the pie, jars of jam, and maybe just a bowl of blueberries, because I know you are all just dying to see them right!?

4.) Our Vacation Bible School is starting up on Monday, please pray for our leadership, our workers, our Children’s Pastor (my dear ol’ dad!), and especially the kids that will be coming! Mom and I are doing snack and Bible memory, Dad is in charge, and we are hoping to have at least a hundred kids (but more would be awesome!). Please pray that lives will be  changed during this awesome week!

5.) I finished my quilt, but I’m not going to post pictures to this post. I’m going to give my quilt it’s own post later this week……this is because I have not been able to get any decent pictures of it yet, but I’m trying hard to get some decent ones! Look for a post coming soon!

6.) I am so looking forward to our family reunion tomorrow!! We only do this every two years, so it will be wonderful to see everyone! We have family coming in from out of state, new babies to love on, and lots of stories to tell and food to eat! It should be lots of fun!

7.) I’m linking up with Jennifer Fulwiler over at Conversion Diary as I do every Friday. Go check out all the other Quick Takes this week!!

Blessings,

Megan

A Whirlwind Weekend

Guys! I’m SO excited! I’m being featured today (on one of my very favorite blogs) Everyday Reading. Each weekend Janssen features a different blogger and their city! I look forward to these posts every week. I love traveling, and a lot of these have given great trips on where to eat, and where to travel in general. Janssen’s blog is one of my favorites. She always posts great recipes, book reviews, or craft ideas. I just happened to stumble across it one day via Pinterest (of course!) and now I’m totally hooked!

You can check out my Whirlwind Weekend in Frankenmuth, Michigan right here.

Janssen, if you happen to read this…Thank you so much! I just sent this off on a whim, thinking that you would get flooded with e-mails and not even see mine, thank you for allowing me to share not my hometown, but one of my very favorite day-trip locations with you and your readers!

Blessings,

7 Quick Takes; 8/2/13

I can’t believe that it’s August already! This summer just seems to have flown by!There hasn’t really been much going on around here lately, but I’ll try and get a few takes typed out….let’s see how this goes:

1.) Michigan has been unseasonably cold this week! So cold in fact, that there were a couple nights where I was curled up with heavy blankets, drinking hot chocolate! It was in the low to mid fifties a couple of nights, which I wouldn’t necessarily deem that to be cold (because, growing up in Michigan 50 isn’t cold….in fact 50 degrees in March, is down right tropical. The cooler weather was a very nice reprieve though from those few 90 degree days that we had. I did not enjoy those one bit!

2.) I got a check in the mail this week for the time I spent sitting at the courthouse while serving jury duty. It wasn’t very much, because I’m only a few miles from the courthouse, and I wasn’t there for very long so I used it to add to my personal library. I went and purchased books 5 and 6 of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. Those have been some of my favorite books to read, and if I have nothing going on, I can get through one in a week. They are captivating! I just can’t seem to put them down once I get started.

3.) On the day before grocery day we didn’t have a whole lot left in the house except for the basics, and few odds and ends. So I posted a recipe on Wednesday for my easy Jalapeno Chicken Nachos. They are so simple to make, and very, very tasty!

4.) **Warning** This take is about the mindless television that I choose to watch each Monday night. If you don’t want to read it….skip to number 5. 
I am no a patient person, so about three weeks ago while watching the Bachelorette I decided to check out some spoilers just to see what might happen. I read the spoilers that said Des was going to end up with Brooks, that he proposed at the end and they all lived happily ever blah blah blah. SO, when he gave her this long, drawn out, awkward break up speech on Monday night I was stunned….and also a little uncomfortable. It was such an emotional moment, and so stinkin long! It took him a half an hour to basically  say “I’m just not that into you”. I mean, COME ON! It was the like a train wreck, you didn’t want to watch, but you couldn’t look away because it was just so awful…….
Okay, Bachelorette rant done…..if you made it this far, I applaud you!
5.) Please be sure to stop by the blog tomorrow morning! I am being featured tomorrow on Everyday Reading as part of Janssen’s Whirlwind Weekend series. I wrote about spending a Whirlwind Weekend in Frankenmuth Michigan. Stop by my blog or head over to Janssen’s to see what it is all about! I’m so excited, I always look forward to her Whirlwind Weekend posts, and now mine is one of them! Can’t wait to see it! 
6.) I’m looking for a pattern for a quilted tote bag. I have lots of great fabrics left over from my quilt and I’d love to turn them into some sort of purse. If you have any suggestions for a pattern, let me know! 
7.) I’m linking up with Jen like I always do, so head on over to Conversion Diary and check out all the other Quick Takes!