Pecan Pie

For our first Thanksgiving as a married couple, Matt and I were invited to enjoy the day with a family from our church. For me that meant I didn't have to prepare a Thanksgiving meal all by myself, so we accepted the invitation. I only had to bring a dessert. Usually I would take the opportunity to bake some cupcakes, my speciality, but I just didn't feel like cupcakes captured the spirit of Thanksgiving. So an old stand by it was...pecan pie! I had never made a pie before so I was really excited and nervous. I even had a dream where my pie was terrible! Luckily I had been blessed with a couple of helpful tools and an old family recipe. I must say...not too bad! I made the leaf crust using these. I love Williams Sonoma! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

And so it begins

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while. My problem was, I couldn’t think of a good reason to begin. What was so exciting in my life that other people would want to read about it? Well I decided if I kept waiting for something “exciting” to happen…I would never do this. And I figure, I have friends and family who will probably love to keep up with me this way. And if none of that is true…at least my mom will read my blog…
Today I begin!

I decided my first post should be a little background about myself. Just in case someone who doesn’t know me stumbles here by accident. I just recently moved to Nashville from Oklahoma. I had lived there all my life. My family still lives there and I hate that they are so far away. I am a school teacher for Metro Nashville. I teach Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition, and Economics. I love my students and I love what I do. Who knew this would be my dream job? I can’t imagine loving my work anymore than I do right now. That being said, I started a new job this week. I married Matthew Costner just a few days ago. I am a wife. Actually, I am a pastor’s wife. (Yeah, I know…me?!?) I’m sure that’s an adventure that I will write about often. If there is anything else you want to know about me, send me a message and I would love to share!

So basically this blog will just be about my life, my marriage, and my ministry experiences. My hope is that I can find and relate to other people in similar situations. Life is more fun when we live it together!