Showing posts from January, 2012

Counting Mine... and other stuff

Oh Yes another weekend has come and gone. I've gotten a lot done this weekend. It's been a nice a weekend! And I'm SOO excited about Josh and I's weekend next week! Only one week away!!

I'm doing my first One Thousand Blessings with Kate's Life...So glad I found her blog. Her candidness cracks me up! =) But before we do that...

Here is some pics of my weekend funness!

I dyed my hair! I used the new foam type dye! WOW!! Coming from Someone who has home dyed her hair many MANY many times this was the easiest!

Josh approved and it seemed to be liked. Which I was ready to be back brown. The color was Iced mahogany dark brown.

So I was then ready for DATE NIGHT!! Yay! One of our NYR was to try different things. So we headed to Latitude 35, a restraunt/club downtown in the square. No, people we didn't go to the club it was closed and thats not our scene anyway... The restraunt was very modern. I liked it! Our waitress could have been a little more attentive, but …

Five Question Friday

Linking up with Mama M.
1. Do you swim in the winter? Of course ... when I'm staying at a hotel. The hubby and I go on frequent trips to the Mts. and always make sure the hotel we stay at has a indoor pool =)
2. Do you love or hate winter? LOVE IT! I do not like hot weather AT ALL... I get  way to shweaty lol
3. Do you put makeup/actual clothes on when you know you're going to be home all day with just family?  I get dressed but in my comfy clothes. No make up and hair is usually in a clip
4. How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage? Um, let see. 18 I think tasted some wine. Nothing major lol
5. How many ill calls in a 12 month period do you think are acceptable?

I think one at least a month. If you work 12mo out of the year you should have at least accrue a day for each month. Because sometimes you get sick and it kicks your boot-ay! I just think thats fair. And, I'm sorry if your out just one day why do I need a Dr. excuse for ONE day. If i'm just feeling …

Thoughtful Thurday

Last night was such a blessing. First off  it was mid-week service. Some weeks it is a race to get there, be prepared to teach, then stay late for choir practice. But I enjoy every minute of it. There have been countless times that I have went just in a foul mood and as soon as I let go and worshiped my Jesus all was right again. I'm telling you people there is no other God like him... the peace he gives is beyond words.

Any who, our children's ministry tries to put something together every Valentines day. Usually a fund raiser type thing. This year Pastor Sharon (asst. pastor and children's director) just didn't feel released about our usual, so she messaged everyone. She posed that we as individual classes would come up with our own message of LOVE. God's LOVE. So my wheels started turning. Because J and I are team leaders over Jr.High.

After some time in prayer and thought something came to mind. A drama. From the time I was nine years old I have had a love of d…

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up with Jamie
I'm Loving that my precious little Eli has his tubes and is recovering nicely
I'm Loving that I'm only a little over a week from disappearing with my hubby.... can.not.wait.
I'm Loving that I'm making so many connections through the blog world! 

I'm Loving that tomorrow I will be half way through this philosophy class
I'm Loving these Quaker Stila blueberry bars
I'm Loving my husband... he truly is one of a kind! 

Happy Blogging!! 

Here and Now

The Lord is just so amazing. I love how he knows my heart better then I do.

When I have no answers he has them all... I've mentioned in another post HERE , where I talk about Pushdownism. (Its a real condition I tell ya!)
So the reason I'm visiting this place is again... I'm guilty of it... again.
Last night was corporate prayer. It was wonderful. 
Backup a bit *BBEEEPP, BEEEP!*  =)
This past weekend was filled with an array of different things. One of the major things was my little nephew Eli had to have tubes. Which is a common procedure. But obviously we all couldn't help feeling a little pins and needles. So I got to have my niece spend the night with us because the surgery was so early. Which was just a BLAST!! She is so cute!
Then there is another issue I can't really go into but it is involving two persons I love dearly. I'm worry about both being harmed because of one of the persons lifestyle. AND there is nothing I can do until one them IS in danger or…

Five Question Friday!

Linking up with Mama M.

1Where do you hide the reeeally good snacks?
I don't have to hide them anymore now I live in my own home without my siblings! =)
2. Do u keep your vehicle clean or am I the only one who has things falling out of their van?
Our car is looks like our closet. Its crazy! We do have things falling out. We are so busy we have to make sure we are prepared for anything! Snow, rain, ect. 
3. Have you ever been to Vegas?
No, and I honestly don't think I would want to. It doesn't seem like my scene. 

4. Warm room light blankets or cold room warm snuggly blanket?
A FREEZING room with a snugly blanket! Love it! With a nice book =)

5. What is the worst airplane/flying experience you've ever had?
Well that would be nothing because I have not flew and not planning to but someone last night in class told us about how there was a high alert with people with babies. So they made her take her babies clothes off and diaper, empty everything from diaper bag. It was obviousl…

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Its that time again! Linking up with Jamie!
* I'm Loving that Jesus loves me beyond myself

*I'm Loving that I'm finally getting this philosophy thing and almost done with my first paper (which I should be doing right now)

*I'm Loving the my niece will be spending the night Sunday night!

*I'm Loving little surprises... Like free pizza for lunch instead of Roman Noodles =)

*I'm Loving that I'm getting one more class closer to graduating

*I'm Loving our rearranged living room. My hubby was right, it has added so much room!

*I'm Loving Monday night prayer. Its such a great thing to have that personal time with Jesus, but when we are involved in corporate time of prayer such a sweet spirit surrounds us. Love it!

Ok thats all!! What are you guys loving?

Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas...

These are the names that are swimming in my head. Here I thought I was heading into a history class and to my surprise, NOPE. Its been philosophy, ALL philosophy. The problem with this particular class is our professor is a graduate of either Yale or Stanford. Yes, she is teaching a group of older adults from East Tennessee. I'm not bashing East TN, or putting them down. But people here tend to think in a box. Small town syndrome. Not really up for new things.  If you had been in my class and seen the gaze of blank stares you would agree.

I was one of these blank stares. For one we were supposed to have read 1st and 2nd chapter. Which all together is about 100 pages 2 columns per page (The Republic, Politics). So yeah, I was completely LOST! I wasn't the only one (thankfully). So now I had double reading this week and 2 papers. (City of God, On Kingship)

I didn't think one class could make me feel so inadequate  I can't tell you how many words I have had to look up fro…

5QF- With one of my questions!

I am so EXCITED about this!! Thanks to Katie (who is filling in for Mama M.) for picking my suggestion for one of the questions!!!  So here goes... 

1. What's the the last thing you bought for yourself?
Deodorant... (your welcome) Yes this was actually a wonderful thing. Because I'm such an oddball unique person I can't just use ANY deodorant. I have to use only one certain kind, other wise my underarms have a fit... (My pits have a fit... sorry couldn't help myself) So after using baby powder for a couple of days I received my deodorant. 

2. What is your favourite meal on a cold winter day? 

Probably a tuna sandwich, I know strange right? But tuna sandwiches remind me of when we would get snowed in as kids and mom was working on a tight budget. Tuna goes a long way. =) I still can't make it like her, it could be in my head though lol

3. Have you started looking at swimsuits for this year, and do you buy a new one every year?

Um, no. I will be buying a new since the one …

Happy Wives Club

Happy Wives Club
For those who still believe Love rocks!  <----- Click here for website
Happy Wives club is a website I found through theblogfrog community. I LOVE it. It's a website devoted to women who still love their husbands, enjoy being wives, and love their marriage. There are post,questions, articles, tip -ALL kinds of great stuff!! Below is an insert from the "About" section... I encourage you to join and lets stick together and support healthy marriages!!  Decades of the media bombarding us with visions of unhappy wives and daunting divorce statistics made me think about the rarity of my marriage and the joy I feel as a wife.  Then it hit me!  I can't be the only one.  There must be others out there who view marriage and spending time with their husband as one of the absolute greatest blessings in their life. With this thought in mind, I've set out on a mission.  I believe there are millions of wives all over the world just like me and I'm determined…

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up Jamie
I'm Loving my bible study right now... temptation

I'm Loving I get to teach tonight in the Jr High Class =)

I'm Loving that Josh had an unexpected half day off with me Monday

I'm Loving our new commitments, and sticking with them
This book is amazing, Josh and I are really enjoying it! We are reading and doing the exercises every night, well we try every night. 
Buy It Here

I'm Loving I'm starting another class tomorrow... on step closer to graduating
I'm Loving my little niece and nephews  Olivia


I'm Loving that my charm bracelet is finally fixed 

I'm Loving my blog! I look forward to writing everyday when I can ;)

Happy Wednesday everyone!!
PRAYER REQUEST- I can't go into details, but please pray for my little nephew Jaysen and his mother (My sister) Kim. Thank you so much! 

Share Your World Thursay!

Share Your World Thurday
1. I used to be the girl that/who__________but I'm not that girl anymore because___________________.
I used to the girl that felt she wasn't as pretty/sexy/worthy because of my weigh and personality, but, I'm not that girl anymore because I finally realized that God made me who I am and what I should be. fat-skinny-short-tall, I excepted me for me. I'm happy with myself. Then marrying Josh just boosted this obviously. He accepted me for who I am , and LOVES every bit of me body, mind, and soul.

2. Describe yourself in three words.
Loving. Committed. Lively. (last one was from my husband)

3) I struggle with
I struggle with anxiety. Everyday is a battle. I sometimes become taken over by it and I might avoid something if there is fear. But I try my best to confront it and deal with it through prayer and support from my hubby. 

4) If I closed my eyes right now ______________. I would be hearing Murder, She Wrote... and seeing the laptop bright screen
5) I…

What I'm loving Wednesday!

Linking up with Jamie

I'm Loving that I can stay home while I'm sick

I'm Loving how my hubby takes care of me when I am sick

I'm Loving that I have Netflix

I'm Loving that Discipleship classes have started back (even though I couldn't go tonight)

I'm Loving watching Dog The Bounty Hunter

I'm Loving that I have a wonderful Gatorade and a cherry icee

I'm Loving that I will feel like myself tomorrow *HOPING*

Sunday!! New Year!

What a day! We brought the New Year in with much dancing (Just Dance willbe my new game shortly),laugher, and good friends. And such sweet words from our pal Jon. Followed by prayer.

Then a wonderful service this morning!! Praise be to God! Loved worship this morning... Thanks to our wonderful worship leader following the HS the songs we PERFECT!

Ready for new commitments this year!!

A wonderful song to end this year too is one of my favs
That is exactly what we need to be singing! Yes, 2011 held many things that were not pleasant. But I never lost my praise. This year was one of those growing pain years for sure! Glory be to God, I made it. I'm better then I was in 2010, I pray to be better at the end of 2012 then I am now.

So Happy New Years everyone! And remember don't lose your praise, no matter how hard, how down, how sad, how hopeless we have Jesus... who never leaves us. <3

Happy New Years!!

Today will be spent going to church (great way to start a new year) , and time with family!! =)

Pray many blessings on each of your lives!

Are we really saying good-bye to 2011 already? WOW!

What was the best part of last year? - My growth in the Lord, I just feel he has changed my heart in so many  ways!

What was the worst part of last year? - Josh losing his job, but God turned it to be a good thing!

What was the biggest surprise of last year? - That I was able to start school again =)

What are you most looking forward to next year? - Hopefully,God willing, having a baby (biological or adopted)

Is there anything you are not looking forward to next year? - Being hot? lol

Which new years resolutions did you keep last year? - It was to get pregnant and get healthier. First hasn't happened, and I'm working on the last

Which new years resolutions did you break last year? - getting healthier lol same thing over and over HA!!

What will be your new years resolutions next year? …