So after getting somewhat settled in the townhouse in College Station, we spent our days trying to get acclimated and also praying a lot for our house in Friendswood to sell! The following is the rest of the month of September and October, and actually into November, just so you can peak into our moving experience and our first few days back in Aggieland. 🙂 Again, marathon post so hang in there haha!
AND in the middle of ALL of this….
I’ll leave you with this verse below. I read this in my Bible App this week and it hit my face like a ton of bricks. If you would have asked me last year where we would be at this point in time, I would of said in Friendswood of course, because we had plans to stay there long term. It never felt exactly right though to me, and I could never place my finger on it or understand what the solution would be to our lack of family time and Jacob’s hour and 15-20 minute commute each way… but we prayed about it, because we knew things needed to be better for our family. Jacob looked for jobs in Houston for over a year, and we continued to just feel kind of stuck. Feeling like we needed a change but having no idea what to do or feeling like, could we really make a change and take a plunge. When this job in College Station popped up out of no where, it was almost too good to be true and really shook us up a little and we were unsure if it was stable and something we could count on. Someone told us, “You know, a lot of people pray for things in their lives, but then they are unsure or afraid to take advantage of the opportunities to have their prayers answered because they are scared of one thing or another.” And when I heard those words, I knew for sure this is what we were meant to do at this point in our lives. Who knows how long we will be here, hopefully for a little while at least because moving is exhausting haha… but as long as we are here, we will be so ever thankful for our time together and the opportunity to grow as a family and slow down and live our lives together rather than rushing past each other during the day. God has plans for His children, things that our eyes have never seen and our minds have never even considered.
I started this post a while ago, back in March haha! I have a number of drafts that I have started and worked on but then just haven’t gotten around to finishing. We had gone to the Houston Rodeo that day so the boys could see the livestock and do some of the fun stuff they have around there, and then of course once we got home I was pretty wiped and wanted an easy dinner!
This has become one of our favorites, an easy Friday night go to for us. When we went to visit my cousin in Austin in March, Ashley made these for us for dinner one night and it was so yummy! Y’all know how I like to just snag recipes from people and then stick them on here haha, so I want to make sure I give credit where credit is due!
First, I’m sharing some cute pictures of our fun day and then I will get on the yummy recipe! I do want to go ahead and mention that the way we ate this tonight, was not a whole30 meal, but if you are going for that, then just adjust your toppings and serve on a patacone, over a bed of lettuce or with plantain chips.
Ok so on to the recipe! Again, super easy and flavorful! We even enjoyed this leftover as well! One of my favorite things to make as a side for this is the Crunchy Apple Coleslaw Salad, it has a sweetness that helps balance out the salty!
Raw fresh Shrimp – You could probably use frozen as well, I just like getting shrimp from the market area or fresh meats area of the store for this. You could opt for tail on or off haha depending on how much work you want to do!
olive oil or coconut oil
Seasonings: Ashley just said she sprinkles and adds according to taste, I kind of smell it as I go kind of adjust based on that… maybe that was TMI haha…
Toppings: You can get creative here or eat based upon your dietary needs, but here are some ideas that we’ve enjoyed…