Showing posts from June, 2012

Friday's Letters

Hey its Friday! And I for one am excited that its the weekend. I'm mailing off my two blog gift swaps today! One I'm late on.... sorry! But when funds are low... I have to wait on that paycheck :) I received my first gift swap in the mail yesterday! I was SUPER excited! I got the cutest stuff! The reveal is not for a couple weeks I think so I will be sure to share... 

Dear NB, I'm happy for you. But this whole thing is making my heart hurt. 
Dear self, remember its ok to feel sad and have bad days. Just don't camp out there.
Dear Christmas in July partner, Your gifts were amazing!! I hope I can get you some cool stuff!
Dear 4th, I'm excited that we are having our first holiday get together at our OWN house
Dear House, I WILL finish unpacking you! 
Dear Josh, Thank you for being so positive and helping me sleep better
Dear nightmares, Thanks for taking a hike! 
Dear God, I know that you have a plan. I know you have a perfect timing. But right now I'm angry. Again its n…

Heavy Eyes

This past few days I have not got much sleep! I keep having nightmares. Horrible ones. Feeling some extra anxiousness this week over everything. The nightmares not helping!

But last night Josh prayed for me and read a Psalms and I slept wonderfully!

Had my class Tuesday - Introduction to Geography... and to be honest I loved it!!  The professor name is Sheldon! Which made me laugh... Even though I don't really care for the show "Big Bang Theory" it did make me laugh!

He is also from New York! Which made me just like him more because he was my grandfather times about 100! LOL Which you knew my grandfather he is such a character and always makes me laugh! So needless to say I was very entertained by Professor Sheldon :)

Thats all for a today!

 Happy Blogging!

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Linking up with Jamie
I'm Loving that my geography class last night was actually very entertaining!
I'm Loving that today is Wednesday and one day closer to the weekend!
I'm Loving that I have such an amazing group of friends :)
I'm Loving that my hubby is so cute! 
I'm Loving my day off yesterday, where we spend 3+ hrs outside playing with the dogs and our version of baseball :)
I'm Loving that our babies blanket will be in the mail soon
I'm Loving that tomorrow I'm mailing my first gift swap today (a little late oops) 
I'm Loving my husband for being so sweet
I'm Loving our baby and miss her so much. 
I'm Loving my Jesus for his peace and strength
What are you Loving??
Happy Blogging :)

A beautiful day

Enjoying a beautiful day! Getting to go back to the school grind tonight :)

Here are some pics... Pixel trying to get Abby to play with her .... Josh with o & e at the aquarium

See you all tomorrow

Monday? Already?

So Saturday Josh actually had Saturday off! :) We stayed up late and got up early. Picked up O and E... headed to the aqaurium! YAY!

Boy it was HOT! And crowded. But not too crowded. It was a normal crowd for tourist season.

I got some cute photos! But alas they are on my Ipod! I only have my cell, so you just get a couple of pics...

Every few minutes.. "Lala, you are taking me to see the fishes..." A pre-schooler does not understand its a long drive, we will be there shortly LOL

When we finally got there, after Olivia cracking us up. Her new word is "gagummet" her memaw says that while driving apparently because this was Olivia's attitude on the ride "Come on cars its green, gagummet" LOL How funny!!

They had so much fun!! They were I believe over excited!! Olivia was up at 7:30 waiting on us to pick her up at 10:30! :) Gosh I love these kids!

Sunday was a more of a relaxing day. Cleaning and having my grandparents over. Grandpa hadn't seen the h…

Fridays Letters && FQF

Its Friday... I'm so thankful. Looking forward to a day of fun tomorrow. Which I hope will lift my spirits.

Dear Friday, you really took your time getting here. Don't go too fast, but not too slow either, to much to ask?  Dear house, You are still not unpacked. oops. only a few more things to go through. Promise. Dear J, Thank you... thank you... What you said last night wasanswered prayer.  Dear O and E, Lala is so excited about spending the day with you tomorrow!  Dear Self, Relax. Keep pushing.  Dear emotions, I'm really trying not to let you rule me.  Dear God, thank you for your faithfulness and never ending  love. 

1. What do you keep a stock pile of?

I always have condiments!! Mayo, bbq sauce, ketchup! I always have to have these 3. My food has to have condiments. 
2. If Ben & Jerry asked you to invent an ice cream, what would it be?

I would love one with all kinds of nuts! almonds, pistachoes, and cashews with dark chocolate .... mmmm Lala Delight :)
3. How do you blow off…

Thursday, Thursday

Have lots on my mind... Thinking about various things. 
Mainly our baby. Missing her terribly right now. That is whats going on. I've warned you several times that I'm going to be extremely transparent. Today is one of those days. 
Mommy misses you. oxox
So, I'm going to post a video that has been playing in my head over the last couple days.... and brings me comfort. Its a beautiful song. 

Happy Blogging :)

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Linking up with Jamie at Her blog
I'm Loving that today is Wednesday... closer to Saturday
I'm Loving that Josh has Saturday off!! 
I'm Loving that I get to spend some quality time with my niece and nephew
I'm Loving that when I asked my niece where God lived she said "Lala's House" 
I'm Loving my hubby
I'm Loving our sweet baby
I'm Loving my sweet savior, he is forever faithful

My Mr. Wonderful

My Mr. Wonderful...

Josh came to me through the wonderful WORLD WIDE WEB! We met on a Christian singles website. Both of us HUGE skeptics. But as fate would have it, he found my profile. He messaged me. After talking for about a month online and on the phone we met.

When I first seen Josh I thought he was the cutest thing ever. He opened doors for me. One night he sweetly held my hand and kissed me. I knew then he had stole my heart.

Josh always is ready to help where ever he is. Almost every time we arrive at an event, service, family gathering Josh is called to duty - to help the technology challenged. He does it every time with a smile. Any one who knows him knows he will do what you ask of him without complaint or grumble. He doesn't act prideful about it. He is one of the most humbling man I have ever met.

Together we have been through so much together. Recently losing our baby. The week of losing our baby he was right there with me. Not expecting nothing of me, but just to b…

A Sweet day

On Saturday I posted my new recipe HERE (It was delicious!)

Leading up to yesterday I felt such apprehension. It would be Josh's first Fathers Day... and with our baby already in Heaven. I knew it was going to be a rough day. It was going to be painful.

After much deliberation in my own mind I talked with Josh and we both agreed we would share the name of our baby with our parents. And give them something to remember her by. I don't know what I was apprehensive about, I guess because when you go through a miscarriage you get such various reactions. Reactions sometimes that hurt. But are said or done with good intentions. Being so sensitive to anything about our baby - the apprehension came.

So Saturday night Josh and I got together our gifts for our parents. And Sunday we woke up and went to church. Josh was struggling, I could see it. After we made it through service (which was amazing. Our associate pastor brought an awesome word! ) We were on our way to my parents when I to…

Cooking with Aunt LaLa: TLC Chicken Wraps and Grams Slaw

This is my first ever cooking post! So bear... bare... (whatever) with me! It was so hard getting in the groove of cooking only to remember "crap, I didn't take a picture of the wrappers" But don't worry I wasn't above getting them out of the trash can! Don't worry they were on top and I know that my blogger friends would love the photos! So.. first up:

TLC Chicken Wraps created by Aunt LaLa


3 boneless chicken breast frozenlemon pepper salt (approx 1 tsp per chicken breast)coarse black pepper (depending on your taste)1 bottle of Kikkoman teriyaki base and glaze1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro2 tablespoons of lime juice 4 regular home style tortilla shells (the burrito or regular size)Directions:

Makes 4 wraps
Preheat oven to 425 -450 (depending on your oven)
Season Chicken breast with your lemon pepper salt and the coarse black pepper

place in oven for approx 45-55 minutes. 

Take chicken out of oven pour just a drizzle of your teriyaki and poke just …

Friday's Letters & FQF

It's that time again! I Love it! This is honestly one of my favorite blogging days :)

Make sure you come back tomorrow! I'm starting my new series, Cooking with Aunt LaLa... where I am determined to learn new things to cook that are semi healthy (No promises but I am trying to do better) So with out further ado...

Dear Friday, You got here QUICK! I like it :)

Dear Precious baby, your daddy and I miss you so very much. You have been gone a month today. But mommy is trying to let God heal her heart. But I will NEVER forget you. Love you so very much.

Dear Hubby, Thanks for all the compliments on last nights dinner (wait until you see his cute pic from lastnight... tomorrow)

Dear SafeHearts, Thank you so much for all your prayers. I truly feel them. After spending time with you Tuesday, I'm feeling the Lord heal me. Each day I'm a little stronger.

Dear Dad, Grandpa, Ricky - Happy Fathers Day!

Dear Dad, I love you! Thank you for being such a great dad and always being my #1 fan …

(not so much) Thoughtful Thursday!

Well honestly, my mind is tired! :) I'm thinking about trying something new here at Aunt LaLa...

Yesterday I mentioned that I wanted to learn to cook new things. I really want to! There a few things I've got the skills down pat, but I'm cooking the same things. I want to try some yummy stuff.

I'm not promising all healthy (even though we are trying to be better)...

So on Saturday I'm going to post a new recipe I'm trying... We will see how that goes :) It being a holiday weekend it might end up being a Monday post (heehee)

So stay tuned!

I'm also pumped! I just got my email for Secret Summer Sisters for my secret blog sister! Can't wait to put the package together! So fun! It's my first one (giggle)

Happy Blogging!

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Linking up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday!
I'm Loving that I have an amazing group of friends and family
I'm Loving my JOSH! I can't wait to spend some quality time with him!
I'm Loving that today is sunnier then it has been 
I'm Loving the new desire to learn how to cook more food
I'm Loving that through my grief I feel so close to the Lord
I'm Loving that this weekend is Father's Day and we celebrate the wonderful men in our life
I'm Loving that today is a good day & I feel peace 
I'm Loving our precious baby who I hold in my heart
I'm Loving my blog.. seriously love getting on here and connecting with new friends :)

What are you loving today?? 

28 days...

And the pain is still fresh. Sometimes I do feel like I'm drowning. I do feel broken...

I read this devotion this morning shared by a friend. It touched my heart. Gave me some Hope for the day.. I hope it encourages you

"We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure." 2 Corinthians 4:7a (NLT) I knew there were secrets. I pressed gently, but she shied away. I prayed she would tell me when she was ready. The phone call finally came. "Can you come get me?" When I arrived I found her battered and we drove to get medical help. On the way she spilled her secrets. Her mother was often beaten. She and her siblings were secondary targets. Leaving home had been her only escape. She had returned to visit, only to find her brother being abused. She stepped in and crushing blows followed. Her father finally stopped when she begged for her life. Shana came to live with us until she found a safer enviro…


Have you ever heard that song "Praise You In This Storm" by Casting Crowns? Well take a listen

This is my heart right now... I'm praising God through the all the difficult situations I'm facing right now. I know I can rest in the arms of him...

These are the lyrics

I was sure by now
God You would have reached down
And wiped our tears away
Stepped in and saved the day
But once again, I say "Amen", and it's still raining

As the thunder rolls
I barely hear Your whisper through the rain
"I'm with you"
And as Your mercy falls
I raise my hands and praise the God who gives
And takes away

And I'll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I've cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side

Friday's Letters & FQF

Yes its FRIDAY!!!  Do the Friday dance, the Friday dance... :) And its time for Fridays Letters with Ashley over at Adventures of the Newlyweds and Mama M. at My Little Life... I love Fridays!!

Dear Friday, I'm so glad you are here. Dear A, M, S- Loved dinner last night. It was what I needed. Dear F, really? Do you enjoy this cycle? Dear S, um yeah if I never dream about you again that would be awesome! Dear J, I love you. Sorry for all my erratic emotions. Dear August, I can't wait for you to get here. Vacation is calling my name. Dear Tusculum, I can't wait for class to begin... seriously I miss you. Dear house, I can't wait to continue to decorate you this weekend! Get all those boxes unpacked! Dear J, don't be addicted :) Dear sweet Jesus, all I have been able to do is praise you Lord. Even through this storm of uncertainty you are here. Dear Blog Friends, Hope you have a great relaxed Weekend!

1. Did you do anything special for your kids on the last day of schoo…