Monday, January 19, 2015

Out and About!

John and I have been quite busy lately... here's a quick recap of what we've been up to!  

By the way, I totally have to work today - someone please tell me I'm not alone.  Even John has the day off, and I'm quite jealous! (Although he woke up even earlier than normal to go hunting with Scout... I love to sleep in, so this isn't my idea of a day off!)


Skinny Taste, Bang Bang Chicken
I am officially obsessed with Skinny Taste... last week I made a spiralized zucchini (“zoodle”) salad, and this weekend I made the ever so yummy bang bang chicken salad – amazing! John even ate the leftovers (and he is a bit picky on leftovers... he will tell you he loves them, but it just isn’t true).



Jonah
On Tuesday I started Pricilla Shirer’s new study on Jonah.  I just completed the first week, and so far it is wonderful!  I am very much looking forward to getting a few weeks in.  I did her study on Gideon a couple years ago and it remains one of my favorites, so I am hoping this study will be equally fabulous.



Mearns Quail
John has been going down to Patagonia, AZ almost every free weekend with Scout for Mearns quail season. Mearns quail are a special kind of wild quail found only in certain parts of southern Arizona, and upland bird hunters fly in from all over for the chance to find them. The season ends at the beginning of February, so he is trying to get in as much hunting as possible.  His favorite spot is only about 15 minutes from the Mexican border and there are signs posted everywhere warning about illegal immigration, not to mention border patrol security checkpoints... crazy! 




American Sniper
John and I saw American Sniper this weekend and really enjoyed it.  I thought Bradley Cooper did a great job, and he has come a long way from The Hangover... (thankfully!).  Have you seen it? If you did, what did you think? Bradley Cooper was nominated for best actor in a leading role for the 2015 Academy Awards... I would love to see him win!



Blogger!
 My sister-in-law, Kristine, started blogging! Go say hi and check out her way too perfect baby bump!




(Can you tell this was my Five on Friday post that I didn't get around to writing/posting? I tried!)

23 comments :

  1. I haven't had the best luck making my own "bang bang" anything, but I want to give it another try now!! We tried to see American Sniper yesterday but it was sold out all day!! Can't wait to see it!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. We saw American Sniper Saturday night and loved it! Gave me chills! I die over every picture of your sweet pup, soooo adorable

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  3. I'm dying to see American Sniper! I was really hoping we could fit it in this weekend but no go! I headed over to your sister-in-laws blog when you mentioned her over Christmas and found myself so wrapped up in her pregnancy journey. Absolutely heart wrenching.

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  4. i don't have today off either! that salad looks delicious and I have heard great things about that Jonah study!

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  5. I have heard American Sniper is fantastic. I can't wait to go see it.

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  6. Two great recipes from Skinny Taste, and now I'm convinced I have to check it out! We totally wanted to see American Sniper this weekend, but didn't make it! Glad to hear it was amazing! Yay for your Sissy in Law! So exciting! And yep, I'm working too! Have a good Monday, girly! :))

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  7. I love that skinny bang bang shrimp recipe! I made it this weekend! And I am dying to see American Sniper. Your sister in law is adorable! Can't wait to check out her blog! Happy Monday! xo

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  8. I need to try that chicken, it looks so good! It's hard finding yummy healthy recipes that Corey will like. Congrats to your sister-in-law, she is so cute! Hope your day at work goes by fast!

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  9. I'm totally working too... so you're not alone... and no matter what my Hubs says, he doesn't do the leftovers either. ;)

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  10. You aren't alone, I'm working today too! And OMG that bang bang chicken salad sounds amazing! I've made homemade bang bang chicken before but that sounds like a perfect lunch! I want to see American Sniper so bad, it looks so good. Everyone has said it's amazing too! Happy Monday girl!

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  11. This area has sooo many quail! People enjoy being able to hunt them and their presence alone. My granny has been putting out seed for as long as I can remember just to have the quail come and visit her. They come in droves! Have a good day at work.

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  12. I can't wait to try that recipe. I didn't realize she did a study on Gideon! I've been rereading his story in Judges and I'm definitely going to have to check it out!

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  13. That salad looks really good. I love Skinnytaste recipes. Definitely going to try and see American Sniper too. I hope that you have a great day today too! :-)

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  14. Ohhhh that bang bang chicken recipe looks amazing! I am going to have to try it!

    I really want to see American Sniper. Its the first movie in a long time that has come out that I am like...must see! I will go check out your sis-n-law! Have a great week!

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  15. That salad looks delicious! Do you guys eat all the quail he comes home with? It's been forever since we've been out to see a movie, it's time we go check out some of these that everyone's been talking about!

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  16. Unfortunately, you're not alone... I'm working today too. Glad to hear American Sniper was good! Waiting to rent it because I know I'll be bawling throughout the whole movie lol

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  17. American Sniper was so, so, so good. I'm hoping it wins all the Academy Awards! Off to check out your sister-in-laws blog!

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  18. Aw, thanks for the shout-out! :) Sorry you had to work today...I did not have to work, but I did need to sleep in. I really want to try that salad! It looks so good. Also, your pics are looking so awesome!

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  19. We're making that chicken this week too :) Yours looks like it turned out so good! I've been looking for a good study so I'm going to look into Jonah, I just ordered the SRT lent study guide-- but that's still a month or so away.

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  20. Ugh. I had to work today also, even though for the past 3 years I have been off. I have Skinny Taste but it intimidates me. I can never choose a recipe!

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  21. I had to work today too--boo! I'm definitely checking out that bang bang chicken salad, it looks delicious!

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  22. Ok I think I am making that recipe tonight! I love her website and this recipe looks so good!!

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  23. Totally just pinned that recipe! :) Yum! Always looking for new things with Chicken. I get so bored with the same old recipes! That's great that John is able to get some quail hunting in while he can! Kind of scary with the smuggling sign... haha! Heading over to check out your SIL's page now!

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