Saturday, October 23, 2010


Our new exciting life is to be in Green Bay, WI!  Paul was asked to come be the associate pastor at New Hope OPC.   We are thrilled to be part of what God is and will be doing here at New Hope.

Since getting here last week, we've been house hunting and more house hunting!   And we found what we think is just the right house for our family and ministry.  We put in an offer on it last Wednesday expecting a three day wait until we got an answer.   Instead it was only 3 hours!   The inspection is Monday and our prayer is that if God does NOT want us to have this house that something would show up in the inspection.

Already I am in love with Wisconsin.  It is such a beautiful state!   I think my view of the midwest has been skewed most of my life due to my limited experience.   I can see myself here for a long time.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

This is not your mama's meatloaf.  This is definitely a comfort food for me.....try it, you'll love it.

Sweet and Sour Meatloaf

¾ to 1 lb ground beef
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/8 tsp pepper
¼ cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms (I use a food processor to get them really small)
2/3 c. oatmeal or bread crumbs
½ tsp salt
½ cup chopped onion
1 T soy sauce

½ c. brown sugar
2 T worcestershire sauce
¼ c white wine (or apple cider vinegar)
1 T. mustard

Combine and shape into a bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins. covered. Mix sauce and pour over meat loaf and bake 30 more minutes uncovered.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Exciting Adventure

Tomorrow, we begin on a new adventure in our lives.  I can't yet tell you all of it but the pieces will be coming together in the next few days.

A bit of background though - Paul finished his internships in the Phoenix area and we are in Tucson visiting family and friends.   Tomorrow we leave for Albuqueque and will be spending time with my aunt and uncle and their girls.   (And no, I don't worry about telling the "whole world" that I am leaving because I don't have a home for you to even rob.)  

Stay tuned for exciting developments in the Mourreale household.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


We had such fun yesterday with cousins!   Here are the two little ones - 5 months and 10 months
Then all five Mourreales on the couch!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

10 Months Old

At 10 months...
*eating everything in sight
*playing peek a boo with his blanket
*trying to pull himself up on furniture
*still no teeth
*still not crawling
*charming, full of laughter
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