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    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Thursday, July 10th…

Whew, where does time go?! Moves right along.. and rather quickly, I supp0se! So, here we go, back to blogging.. I’ve had a darn cold since last Wednesday, so up until a couple of nights ago, I hadn”t spent much time at all on the computer.. My ob wanted to nip it in the bud, so she put me on an antibiotic for 5 days, hopefully that is still circulating my system and it will kick the last of this cold goodbye.. I do know that Vicks vapor rub has become my best pal for helping me sleep 😛 Sexy right? The smell of vapor fumes coming from your wife.. hehe..

Our floor is starting to come along.. I picked up 1/2 of the hardwood on last Thursday and Erik got started on tearing out the entry way (that part was left when the rest of the laminate was all torn out).. He worked his tail off on it and it’s looking really beautiful. We both absolutely love the color of wood that we picked out.. It’s a bit darker and more chocolate-y than the laminate that we had.. So far he has the entry way done, and now will be starting the entire width of the living room, which should go TONS faster, as he doesn’t have to constantly stop to cut measurements.. He even let me hit the pneumatic nailer for him a few times.. That was fun.. I know he wants to get it done quickly, yet correctly, so hopefully soon our living room & hallway will be back to norm.. We will be having Kaylor’s b-day party at our house in just a 3 1/2 weeks (4) so it will be nice to have it done before then..

We had a nice 4th of July in the midst of floor work too.. Good people, good food, good fireworks show. I really love the 4th.. that underlying feeling of being thankful for everything our freedom in life has to offer us..

Since Sunday night, I have kept busy working on a project I was hired for by a guy that Erik knows, for Eureka. He’s a graphic designer and hired me to help him do the product shots. It mostly consists of hoses, nozzles, filters, attachments, etc. that will be featured as the product pic on and in the printed parts catalog as well. It’s exciting to be involved in, but definitely keeping my schedule full. We’ve also been told that there are 2 more projects coming up that are on a larger scale, so we’re thrilled about those too! It cracks me up, and I never imagined that I would be shooting vacuum parts, but hey, it pays the bills & opens so many new doors of opportunity in the commercial product world, so I’m so thankful to have had this come along!

All in all, we are all doing great.. Erik has been super busy w/ the renovation in his office and Kaylor is plugging away at enjoying her summer. And reminding me that soon she will be seven.. Like I could forget!

Oh! I thought it would be fun if I shared a new receipt each week.. I love trying new things that I can add to our rotating menus, so I’ll be passing them along as I find them. To start, here is a recipe that I’d only made one other time before tonight, but that was only because somewhere in the shuffle it got misplaced, and I had to get it again from my co-worker. She is an AMAZING cook and I just love her recipes..

Chicken & Noodles
egg noodles
poached chicken
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans chicken gravy

Cook your egg noodles according to the package, and have your chicken boiling at the same time. (I use 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts) Grab a 3rd pot (stockpot) and add the cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, and gravy. Set on medium heat and stir these together. Once the noodles are done, add them to the soup mixture. Using forks shred the chicken when it is done, and add that to the mixture as well. Stir all together, and pepper for a bit of extra seasoning, and that’s it!

For such a great, classic meal, this turns out SO good… If you try it, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think!

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Miranda Lee Kemp - July 11, 2008 - 5:55 AM

Love the recipe idea! Can't wait to read more of those!

Kellybelly - July 14, 2008 - 3:36 PM

Oh Bridget! I haven't been here in so very very long! I just read the news! :)I am sooooooo very very very very happy for you! I hope you are feeling well little Mama!!!!

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