Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

This recipe originated with my great grandmother, Josie. She passed it down to my Grandmother, who has made it for me growing up. I LOVE this stuff. If my tummy were big enough, I would eat the whole entire pot. It’s perfect for the winter season, there’s nothing better than eating a warm bowl of yummy soup on a cold day. The best part about this recipe is it’s SO simple to make. I hope if you make this soup, you love it as much as I do!

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Meet Daisy

WE GOT A PUPPY!

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Ignore my big fat cold sore & the iPhone picture quality

This is something I’ve dreamed about for a really long time. I knew I wanted a dachshund since before Mike & I got married. I researched a lot of different breeds and a dachshund was my favorite. My Moms best friends daughter has one and the moment I pet her I was in love with the breed even more. She was so cute and so sweet! I couldn’t wait to get one of my own.

We went back and fourth when it came to choosing a name. I’ve always thought I would name my puppy Beans (weird I know). I’ve just always loved that name! But it reminds me more of a boy, definitely not a name for a spoiled princess. At first we thought Molly was cute, then we changed our minds. Our friends suggested the name Matilda & call her “Tilly”, but that didn’t seem to fit either. One night mike was on Google and he found Daisy and we knew it was the name for her.. Who knew choosing a name for a dog would be so hard?

She’s grown so much since we got her two weeks ago. When she was born the breeder thought she was going to be a shaded cream dachshund, but she texted me a week or two before we got her and told me she was pulling more red tones which was totally fine with me. I love the red doxies and I was trying to decide between the red or cream when I was in the process of getting her. I have loved watching her black tones fade into red tones and I can’t wait to see what color she ends up being!

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She’s about a week old here
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Two and a half weeks old.
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Four weeks old and finally opening her eyes!
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All of these are her siblings minus the cream one. I wanted them ALL.

So far, Daisy has been an amazing puppy. She has a few accidents here and there but she typically lets me know when she needs to go outside. As soon as she’s outside she does her business and she’s ready to go back in. I’m pretty sure it’s because she HATES being cold. She’s always shaking when I pick her up to go inside. She’s sleeping from 9:30 P.M – 5:20ish A.M, she goes outside, comes back in, and sleeps until about 7:00. It’s fabulous.

I love her soo much and I feel so blessed to have TWO precious dogs that I love so much. They’re my world.

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Our Wedding | The ceremony

P O S T   C E ER E M O N Y

As soon as Mike and I got engaged I knew I wanted my Youth Minister, Tyler Roach, to marry us. While I was in youth group at Church, we went through a hard time finding a new youth minister. We went through a few until Tyler and his wife Laura came along. They are the perfect fit for our church and I really felt like Tyler and Laura both cared about the ministry. Tyler taught me a lot in the short year and a half he was my youth minister and I have a ton of respect for him and his wife. They have a great marriage and I knew Tyler would be the perfect minister to marry us.

For our premarital counseling we went on a hike. Mike packed a book bag for me and carried it, and I packed one for him and carried it. When we needed something we had to ask one another for it. It was a cool communication activity. Since we didn’t live together before we got married, Tyler talked to us about life after marriage and what we had coming our way! Mike and I each did a personality test, discussed the results with Tyler, and talked about our strengths and weaknesses. This was cool because we talked about how to deal with each others weaknesses and how to compliment the strengths. It was so much fun and I really learned a lot about Mike even though I thought I knew everything there was to know!

You’re probably reading this wondering, “what in the world does this have to do with their ceremony?”. The premarital counseling was really a crucial part leading up to the ceremony for us. I felt like it brought us closer as a couple and closer to God. It made me fall in love with Mike even more, and it was nice talking with someone who has done the whole newly wed thing before, I liked getting advice and talking about what all marriage brings. I really feel like it prepped us well for what life was going to be like post ceremony.

 

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