The Power of Prayer

On Saturday morning, Kevin and I woke up to terrible news. Our very good friend, George, who was also one of Kevin’s roommates in college (and he’s a groomsman in our wedding), was sick. Really sick.

On Saturday afternoon, George had emergency surgery to remove a 3-inch mass from his brain. Kevin called in sick at work and we both sat on our couch in disbelief and praying all day. We talked to our friends and family, and together we were all praying.

I’ve always been a believer in Christ and the power of prayer, but Kevin and I nearly jumped for joy when Moffitt, Kevin and George’s other roommate, groomsman and very good friend, gave us a very good update on George’s surgery. The power of prayer was shown right in front of all of our eyes!

After we got that call, Kevin and I went to church that night and I think we both just sat there thanking God for listening to everyone’s prayers that day. We’re still keeping him and is family in our thoughts and prayers (and I’m sure the extras wouldn’t hurt). We can’t wait to see you soon, George L! We’re all rooting for you and we love you!

After church, Kevin and I ventured out to the Highlands area of Louisville to try a new pizza place. My parents gave Kevin a gift card to Wick’s Pizza for his birthday back in November, so we decided to cash it in because neither of us felt like making dinner and we both just needed to get out of the apartment.

We split a salad and shared a Chicken Bacon Ranch pizza.


We approved!

IMG_2049Yesterday, we went to our friend Kevin and Kirsten’s place for the Super Bowl! I frankly could have cared less who won. Like many others, I mostly cared about the food and the commercials. (Kirsten, let’s have another queso party. I didn’t eat it all, did I?)

I said I’d bring dessert and I had high hopes for these boxed brownies. My grand plan was to turn the brownie into a football, but the homemade icing totally failed me. I was pissed at the icing. So I turned the brownies over, sliced them up and drizzled them with caramel. They ended up being delicious, but they didn’t look like footballs.

IMG_2053Stupid icing.

Tonights dinner, however, made up for whatever icing fail may have happened earlier because it was one of the easiest dinners we’ve ever made and there are no leftovers. Which automatically means it’s really good. Did I mention dinner was done by 6:30? This never happens. We are lucky if we eat dinner by 8 p.m. most nights.

Steak Stir Fry


  • Strip steak
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 package frozen veggies (whatever you like – anybody else automatically think of this song? just me? ok.)
  • 2 tbsp. EVOO
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil (optional)
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • S&P


(I forgot to picture the teriyaki and soy)



  • Marinate strip steak for at least 30 minutes with 1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce and 2 tbsp. soy sauce. 
  • Sprinkle meat with S&P
  • Heat 2 tbsp. EVOO and 1 tbsp. sesame oil on medium high heat
  • Add marinated steak
  • Cook steak for 4-5 minutes, until done to your likeness
  • Remove steak and add frozen veggies
  • Cook on medium high heat until tender
  • Add steak to veggies and add remaining teriyaki and soy sauce
  • Heat thoroughly
  • Serve over rice

IMG_2060THISISSOGOOD. Look at those veggies! I get excited about veggies. And the steak was perfectly tender.

IMG_2061This recipe is super easy, totally not original and a complete breeze to make on a Monday night. I highly recommend it. 🙂


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2 thoughts on “The Power of Prayer

  1. We can DEFINITELY have a queso party. That tub is still in our fridge. Tonight we couldn’t figure out what to make from dinner so we took the leftover taco meat from the mini tacos and mixed in a bunch of that nacho cheese, heated it up, and ate it with tortilla chips. So healthy, right? Good thing we did yoga first.

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