Monday, April 30, 2012

Hannah, Sarah, and weekend Frenzy

Ever feel more tired after the weekend then before you left work on Friday?

This weekend was full of fun! However we was packed full.. except for my lovely Saturday morning :)

Friday Night...

My cousin from Indiana was here, and to celebrate my aunts birthday they took us all to dinner

This is my beautiful Mother K and I. They guy in 
the back is some STRANGER! This creeped me out!
And I thought it was rude. Apparently according to J this 
is called photo bombing? Well I call it rude. 

It was a great dinner! I love seeing relatives we haven't seen in forever!

My cousin Kal and I

So Saturday morning I was planning on sleeping in but my wonderful hubby thought it was Friday and I needed to get up for work ... NO sweet heart. It was Saturday. But now I'm awake. So after taking the doggies out I cleaned up. Then sat down with breakfast. Turned on a great movie... well I actually watched two :)
First was this one. I forgot how cute this movie was!
This one is so FUNNY! Love his sarcasm!

After Josh got home we had a "Teddy Bear Picnic" to go to. It was an event at my sis-n-laws mothers job. We went of course to watch E and O play! O was a part of the Bear parade as well :) They were absolute dolls. Except I guess it was time for weirdos this weekend. This one man kept just giving me weird vibes and being a little "handsy" with the kids. Tried tickle O's leg. After I abruptly brushed his hand away he stayed clear. 

I just realized all the cute pics we took are on J's ipod.. darn! Oh well they were cute!

Plus they fed everyone... mmmm. So thats 2 free meals I got this weekend... I like it! :) 

Yesterday it was church time! It was such an amazing service. Friday was a bit of an emotional day. Had a moment of self-pity, and "why not me?" time... but shoved past it. So Sunday's sermon was "What is your problem? How big is it?" . Pastor K went through several different bible examples of problems that they faced. Showing how big our God is. That he holds the universe in his hands! He read Isaiah 40:12-47

I recommend reading it. It puts things in perspective. Our problems are important to God - big or small -  He knows the number of hairs on our heads and holds the universe in the palm of his hands. He cares. 

Its no secret that Josh and I want child. Some days are harder then others for me. Friday for a short time was difficult. But my cousin said something very encouraging to me Friday (we were not even talking about children) if you are meant to get pregnant you will no matter what the Dr.s. I know God has seen my tears once again. Then when Pastor was going over this sermon, I was reminded of Hannah and Sarah. Both barren. Both did not see themselves having children. But God has other plans. No matter that Sarah was well into her 90s she birthed a child. Which allowed the covenant with Abraham to be fulfilled. Hannah was barren. She prayed for a child and God gave her Samuel. 

I say all that to say, if I become pregnant. I do. If I don't, well then I will enjoy my life with Josh. Until we can afford to adopt or maybe it will just be us. No matter what happens, God has me in HIS hand. And will take care of me. Will I still have bad days? Probably, but God loves me so much that he will be there to comfort and put healing balm on my heart. :) 
After a wonderful Sunday, we celebrated my nephew E! It was a beautiful day the Lord hath made! 
So here are a couple pics of yesterday!
Opening presents! 

She wanted to help!

Pixel sitting in the car seat during her ride yesterday! 

Happy Blogging!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday's Letters & FQF


Dear J, I know we are about to embark on new things and with God's help we can do it! Dear Pixel, somedays I like you and somedays... not so much. That was a NEW bra you chewed up. Thanks. Dear Car, Thank you for scaring me this morning! I thought you had a headlight broken. Dear Niece, I had SO much fun with you yesterday! Loved painting your little toe nails! Dear Younger Nephew, I hope you have so much fun at your party this weekend! Dear Older Nephew, Even though I cant see you and you probably don't know I'm calling and checking on you, I love you dearly! And am praying for your situation. Dear Abby, Your jealousy of Pixel is making you a little more spry, and I LIKE it! Dear Mom and Dad, Hope you know how much I love you! Dear J, I love you and I'm sorry you didn't feel good lastnight. Dear Jesus, Help us to hear your voice Lord. So that our plans are your plans. Thank you for providing for us! Your always so faithful!

1. Do you make your kids finish all the food on their plates?

Well we don't have children... so when my niece and nephews come over I don't make them eat everything. But they are pretty good eaters! 
2. Do you give an allowance?

Again no kids, but I did receive allowance off and on as a kid. Mom and dad just never stuck to it. But we were plenty spoiled. We were always  taken care of. 
3. Do you actually park your car in the garage?

I wish we had a garage and I would. We have had some major hail in our storms in the last year. Thankfully ours hasn't been damaged!
4. What is one food you will NEVER cook?

sauerkraut!!! That stuff smells horrible and taste worst!! YUK!

5. Do you have anything exciting planned for the summer?

YES!! We are going to the beach in August!! I can't wait! I haven't been to the beach since I was probably 13? THATS TOO LONG!

Happy Blogging everyone! Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Liebster Award

I was so excited to hear that I am awarded the Liebster Blog Award by It's Me Again .... Pamela ! Go check her out! 

So what is a Liebster Blog Award?? Glad you asked...
Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest." The Liebster Blog Award is given to blogs with less than 200 followers, and recognizes the blog author's creative writing and dedication. It also helps to bring blog owners together to exchange ideas and information.

My Duties

As a Liebster Award recipient, it is my honor to pass the award along to five fabulous bloggers. 

Who Do You Love?

Please visit the following blogs. 

Life's A Dance
Mine to live... with Faith, Hope, Love and Coffee
Sami's Shenanigans
Love Is...
New Eyes

 I am sure you'll love them as much as I do!

To all of these I have chosen - thanks for all the wonderful posts - your inspiring words, ideas, photos and just being you!

Liebster Award Rules—Spreading the Love:

To accept the award, you are asked to:

Thank and link back to the person who awarded you. 

Reveal your five selections for Liebster Blog Awards. 

Inform the five other bloggers by leaving them a comment on their blog. 

Copy and paste the award this to your blog.

And a very big Happy Birthday to my nephew!! Eli is 2yrs old today!!

Lala love you buddy! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up with Jamie at

I'm Loving that today I got flowers for Administrative Professionals Day!
I'm Loving that I finished a heaping pile of sermons and they are organized and filed!
I'm Loving that we are going to be going to the mountains again soon! 
I'm Loving that we decided to get those passes they make short trip free + gas! 
I'm Loving that its almost time to get off 
I'm Loving that the FA office at Tusculum figured out my classes
I'm Loving that I get to see my niece and nephew today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Is there a link up?

So I've searched and searched... Does anyone know of a link up for Tuesdays? I think link-ups are fun! If you know of a fun one please let me know in the comments :)

This past weekend was such a blast! When you put a group of 9 people who are all good friends together there is bound to be some laughter!

My husband took some very cool pics! He actually took these with his Ipod and edited them on there as well! I'm telling you he is a catch!

Love this one!

I love this face!

They just had to sit down! 

New buds... This kid cracks me up! 

Isn't this beautiful?

This our album are for you Kazoo band! :)

Josh's new friend he met at mini-golf

So we love each other just a smidgen 

Honestly, after weekends like this it makes me want to move back to my home state so I can see my friends. Miss not seeing them. I know God moved me here for a reason, and one of those was I met the man of my dreams. Sometimes life isn't about what we want but where God has us. 

Happy Blogging everyone!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fridays Letters && FQF

Dear Friday, Thanks for arriving... I love you. Dear J, I have throughly enjoyed having you home this Week! Liking vacation days. Dear August, Can you come any faster? The beach is calling my name.Dear Pixel, Thanks for all the loves this week. Your my new cuddlebug. Dear Friends from GA, I am SO excited that I will be seeing you all in just a few hours! This weekend is going to so much fun! Dear Abby, Now that your blind I was hoping your hearing would be your guide, but that might be going to :( . Dear J, Thank you for making me feel beautiful... Love you. Dear Jesus, Guide me. and help me with my jealousy. And let me be happy where you have us right now. 

1. Groceries are high right now what is easiest way you have found to cut back?

SALES! Our local store has 5 for $20 (its a variety of meats) And I don't buy things that are not for a meal. Cutting down on snacks and desserts. 

2. What are the top 3 things on your "bucket list"?

1. Go on a cruise.
2. Visit Ireland
3. Road trip across country

3. Would you rather give up AC or heat?

HEAT!! I can not live in the heat. I would be a bear trust me. I can cover up and get warm. I can not take of my clothes or skin and cool off! lol

4. What's your favorite cocktail??

Don't drink :) 

5. What was your first job & how old were you?

It was at Chik-fil-a and when they hired me I was 14. 

Happy Blogging everyone!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up with Jamie 

I'm loving that its Wednesday which means Friday is close
I'm loving that I'm blessed with my job
I'm loving that I get to see some of my best buds this weekend
I'm loving that today marked the hubby's vacation time until Monday!
I'm loving the Pixel is becoming more and more obedient!
I'm loving that we are back on budget
I'm loving that we are SOOO close to reserving our hotel for the beach!!
I'm loving that I found a place that we love at in Myrtle Beach
I'm loving my wonderful husband
I'm loving my wonderful Savior!

What are you loving?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday... Tuesday!

Isn't there a song about Tuesday?

Top 10 Songs About Tuesday
   1. Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones 
   2. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
   3. Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) - The Moody Blues 
   4. They Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday's Just As Bad) - T-Bone Walker 
   5. On A Tuesday In Amsterdam Long Ago - Counting Crows 
   6. Tuesday Heartbreak - Stevie Wonder 
   7. Tuesday's Dead - Cat Stevens 
   8. Tuesday Morning - Michelle Branch 
   9. Tuesday Morning - The Pogues 
   10. Tuesday At Ten - Count Basie  
So this is the list I found HERE ... Today I'm looking forward to a night of just some chicken and my self. J has mens group and I'm feeling some chicken, fries (no they are not on my diet, give me a break), and just me and Angela Lansbury! I am now on season 7 out of the 12. Gotta love Netflix! I sure do! Its cheaper then cable. 
Looking forward to seeing my best friend this weekend! Her and her 'crew' are coming up! We will be staying the Mountains, and you know how I hate that :)
There will be plenty of laughs I'm sure! 
Happy Blogging everyone!

Friday, April 13, 2012

My First Friday's Letters & FQF

Dear Friday's Letters, I'm looking forward to starting this wonderful link up. Dear This Past Week, I wonder if you realize how much I am so THRILLED you are over. Dear J, Thanks for being my rock along with Jesus this week, and no sorry you are still not status quo with Jesus. Dear Finances, Be prepared for a do-over. You will bow to our budget! Dear Pixel, When will the day come that you know your potty area is outside! Dear God, As always when I'm weak you are strong. You are always faithful. I worship you.  Dear J, Sorry for 'losing' it briefly. Dear Self, YOU CAN DO THIS! Dear Abby, Your still my puppy. 

And Now for Five Question Friday

1. Who mows your grass?

The landscape people my apartments hire :) We do help J's parents out during the summer. 

2. Do you have a picture wall or picture gallery in your house (show us! <--- my addition to the question)?

No, there are pictures EVERYWHERE! I would like to have one. Maybe of just black and white or some kind of color scheme. Hmmm..

3. What book has influenced your thinking the most? Or, what blog? (I want to read what gets people thinking!)

Well, the bible. The more I dig and study it the more it challenges me. 

4. Do you have allergies? If so, how do you handle it this time of year?

YES! Well, usually I drink lots of water. And if it gets to bad I'll take wal-phed or something like that. 

5. What's your go to meal to cook in an hurry?

Well since most of our meals are in a hurry, I don't cook them! lol... But if its dining at home pizza and tater tots :)

Thats All Folks!! Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Picture Wednesday...

Its my own thing :)

Happy 3rd Birthday Jaysen! Lala loves you so much!!! 
Lala and Olivia eating lunch Sunday

Sunday drives with the hubby :-)

Mom resting from un-packing in her NEW apartment! Her and dad are so excited!

Two of my favorite people on all the world! Eli and Olivia! 

And me... facebook pose :)

Happy Blogging everyone!