A few weekends ago was A BIG EVENT~ It was my best friends wedding!!! Ashley has been my best friends literally since I was born…Our mom’s were best friends, and were pregnant together, and therefore when Ashley and I were born, we did everything together as well!
Ashley moved away when we were about 7 years old to Virginia, but we never let the distance pull us apart, and we have remained the best of friends through the years!
Needless to say, I was THRILLED and blessed when I heard she was getting married, and she asked me to stand up on her special day! To make it even more special, my whole family made the trip out to watch my best friend get married! It was such a wonderful and special time to share with a lifelong friend, and to top it all off, her new husband Justin was so very sweet and wonderful, and it was obvious that God put them together!
I hope everyone is having an amazing week so far! I just returned from sunny Newport Beach California, which was a sister’s trip to celebrate my sister Sarah’s 30th birthday! It was such a blessed time that we had together, and I can truly say that there is no greater friend than a sister!
We stayed at my sisters condo for the week, which is right in the heart of Newport California, and it just so happens to be a temporary ‘home’ for my sister and her husband as they moved out there short-term to help people get established in their business.
This was a view from her place! AMAZING view!!!!
Some may think this post is long overdue. But in reality, I was simply waiting for the right timing to share what’s been on my heart. You see, God’s timing is sometimes different than ours. He truly did place it on my heart to wait on Him when it came to sharing this news. So with my heart fully depending on Him, I have some great things to share about my future and the future of Dashing Dish!
In case you are new to Dashing Dish or you haven’t had a chance to read my story, let me begin by telling you a little bit about my testimony because that’s where this journey truly began.
I just returned from Dreams Resort in Cancun Mexico, and it was such an amazing trip, so I thought I’d share some pictures with you guys!
I went with my husband, mom and dad, and my younger sister Emily. My older sister and her husband were in California, so they weren’t able to join us on this family trip.
Hey everyone! First and foremost, I have to take a moment and thank everyone for all of the e-mails, comments, and compliments I’ve been receiving about recipes that people have tried and enjoyed! It is truly such a blessing to hear that people are enjoying healthy eating in a whole new way when they try my recipes!
It’s truly my passion to teach people that living a healthy lifestyle can be enjoyable and realistic… So, when I hear stories about how people are learning that healthy eating can be tasty and easy, it makes me say “YES” on the inside! So thank you for taking the time to tell me, I truly do appreciate any feedback!!!
On a different note, I’m getting ready to go on a vacation… to Cancun! So, I thought I’d share some of the tips I’ve learned over the years in order to have a healthier vacation! Now, notice I said “Healthier”… Meaning, I definitely do indulge on treats and relax. However, I’ve gone both ways on vacations in the past, (where I’ve eaten junk food all week, and other times where I eat healthy most of the time,) and I can honestly say that I feel so much better, and enjoy the trip so much more when I am feeling full of energy and healthier overall!
Although quite a bit of time has passed since the Christmas season, I wanted to share some of the amazing memories that the end of this year brought! This post is loaded with pictures from the beginning of December, all the way to January 1st! I pray each one of you had a blessed holiday season and you truly felt the Love of God, because that is what it’s all about….God loves us so much that He gave us Jesus!
In reality, my holiday season started November 1st, because to me, the season isn’t long enough, and our local radio station starts playing Christmas music the moment November hits! I just love Christmas music because most of it glorifies God, and they play it all everywhere including the mall, so it’s no wonder everyone’s in a good mood! ;)
We decorated our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving, which is the moment that it truly begins to feel like Christmas to me!
Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a blessed Fall season so far…Before we know it, the holidays will be here! The past few weeks have been amazing here in Michigan I couldn’t of asked for a better fall!
Personally, it’s been a very busy but wonderful time for me. It was my mom’s birthday about a week ago, so my family and I went to celebrate at a neat little sushi restaurant that was actually in an old house! It was really neat, and this was my second time trying sushi, which I must say I really enjoyed!
How amazing has this fall season been so far!?! I’ve been taking in the amazing natural beauty of Michigan right now, as the trees are turning different shades of colors! I have to say that we’ve had the best of both worlds lately, with 70 degree and sunny weather, and all of the beauty of the changing seasons!
I was so blessed this past week to go to Los Angeles California with my husband on a business trip! My hubby works for a group of web designers called “Fixel”, and the awesome part is…They are all amazingly talented Men of God that use their gifts and talents for the Lord!
I was so excited about this trip for a few reasons… One being that I’ve never been to California, second being that I was going to meet the men my husband works with every day, (they are all based out of Oregon, but Sean does his work from home, and skypes with them), and last but not least, I was going to meet all of the wives of the Fixel guys!
We rented a home in downtown Pasadena, which was such a fun area! We were pretty close to all of the ‘main attractions’ which included Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, and the Santa Monica Pier…All of which we visited during the week!
As we were landing in California I was amazed at the natural beauty of the state, even before we set foot on ground! It’s a bit more ‘hilly’ than Michigan I’d say! ;)
My family and I just returned from Traverse City a few days ago, and I’m already wishing I could go back! If I could use one word to describe my trip to Norther Michigan, I would call it RELAXING!
Northern Michigan is one of the most beautiful places because of all of the Great Lakes that surround the area. Speaking of beautiful, we also took a visit to what was just named “Americas Most Beautiful Place to Visit”, The Sleeping Bear Dunes!
We decided to take a four day trip to Traverse City after we had to cancel our original summer vacation, due to scheduling conflicts…so my older sister and brother in law weren’t able to join us on this trip, so we missed them for sure!
Now off to the Daily Dish~ A Week Spent in Beautiful Northern Michigan!
First of all, I had to share this application on Seans I Phone! It literally showed the route that we took through Michigan from Ann Arbor to Traverse City! The drive that was only supposed to take us 4 hours ended up being about 5-6 hours after a flat tire on the way up!