Showing posts from November, 2012

So Long Farewell...

(From the Sound of Music... one of my favs)
Today is my last day at a job that I have been at for a couple years. As this day was approaching I have wondered how I would feel.

I feel bittersweet...

I know that some may think I'm crazy... I'm just changing jobs. But I guess I should tell you why this is a BIG milestone in my life.

You see, when I came to this job I had suffered a breakdown of sorts. I was diagnosed with PTSD. I was living a life in a anxiety filled world. Let me tell you, if you don't have anxiety be so thankful. This disorder can be crippling.

I was not able to work, I had to resign from a very good job. For 6 months I worked on getting better. I needed to work again, or we would lose everything. Josh and I prayed. Then I received a message from our Pastor saying they needed someone in the office and would I be interested.

I wept. Because I knew that I could do this job. I would be around people I knew and that loved me. I would be close to home.

Well, he…


What makes you?

If you had to say one thing that makes you, you what would that be?

I have been really thinking about this subject.

What makes up my life?
What defines me?
 If a certain item is taken away from life where would that leave me.

Family may define you. Faith may define you..... or your spouse, kids, job, friends...

What SHOULD define us?

I would like to think that every aspect of our life is makes us who we are... Some things more than others.

I think sometimes we are unhealthy in the way certain things define us. Such as a bad past.. it gave experience and altered you but doesn't have to DEFINE you..

Me and God are hashing this out.

And I would love to hear your thoughts on this...

What defines you?

What SHOULD define you?

Please comment below or let me know on Facebook :)

Flu be gone!

We are alive. Today I got out. I had to work both jobs residing on my couch again wasn't going to work...

So alas...I made it and now am waiting on the hubs to get off... so sorry this post isn't going to have much to it

Let me show you a song I like... and that I read about in a book this week...

Friday's Letters

Joining up with Ashley Adventures of the Newlyweds... (Sorry don't have the button. Blogging from my phone)Dear flu, You stink. I don't appreciate you visiting our home.
Dear laryngitis, did you have to join flu?
Dear blogger friends, I might be absent in my commenting and such.
Dear body, thanks for at least holding out to be such until the night of Thanksgiving.
Dear J, at least we are together sick... we did say we haven't had any quality time lol
Dear God, please touch our bodies Until...Well, whenever
Love Aunt LaLa

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm thankful for...
My Jesus, my God, my savior
niece and nephews
Love that surrounds me
Grandparents who I treasure
Parents who love me unconditionally
Church family who are like my blood family
My baby, Hope, who I will one day hold and kiss
New job
There are so many blessings in my life, so many things I'm thankful for I couldn't name them all
Happy Thanksgiving from us!!

Flight of the Bumblebees

Ever hear that song Flight of the Bumblebees?That's what I feel should be my theme song for the week. It's been crazy busy and emotional. Yet, as I sit here in the hospital waiting for a family member I feel so blessed. The family member is only having a routine procedure... nothing serious. I'm thankful. The fact I have had events and people to fill my life this week makes me thankful. I got to have lunch with the greatest grandparents by myself. I'm thankful. I'm thankful I made it through yesterday and today is better. I also got a special gift from my grandparents that they made for me.
"So that I can take Hope with me"
Until tomorrow...
Love, Aunt LaLa

An Ache

I haven't really talked much about Hope here lately. Its not that I don't think about her. In fact she has been on my mind quiet frequently. The 15th came and left and I didn't even remember it was the 15th. It has been 6 months since we lost our Hope. Even though it has gotten easier the grief hits me out of no where sometimes.

Like yesterday. I was shopping for Thanksgiving groceries and I thought while I was there I would look in the man's clothing to see if I seen anything that caught my eye for Josh for Christmas. As I was walking through that section I walked right into the baby section. I turned that buggy so fast and practically ran from there.

The air escaped my lungs.

I have so much to be thankful for. And I am. As much as I smile, pray, and enjoy my family there will be something missing. I should be around 6 months pregnant.

I was realistic about how I would feel during the Holidays. Thinking it was going to be painful... but the ache of a hole in my heart …

Pilgrims, Indians, puppets, and Lots of food

Friday night was AMAZING! 
Our Children's Ministry team decided that this fall we were going to try and show the kids what the first Thanksgiving was like. All the teachers and helpers who were able to come dressed up! 
We told the story through puppets, showed them authentic toys, and even had a reactments of the prayer over the food. We had Teepees, fake fire, make your own butter... Just look at the fun! 
This is a total photo dump :) Thank you to the photographer.. My lovely grandmother! :)

It was such a fun night!

Saturday was O's birthday party for our side of the family and she HAD to go to Chuck E. Cheese... But I'll save THAT photo dump for tomorrow :)

Have a great Monday!

Friday's Letters

Dear new job, I could hardly contain my excitement this morning. I was in a real to goodness BIG GIRL meeting today!

Dear J, I so miss. I think some quality time is needed.

Dear Grandma and Mom, THANK THANK YOU for working on my pilgrim costume!

Dear Bloggie friends, I was so excited to have some new followers this week!

Dear self, let me just tell you... you rock. God is opening doors for you. Walk through. Head held high. Rest in his peace.

Dear other job, I can't promise I'm not going to cry buckets when I leave. I love it here. I love working with my church family.

Dear J, Did I mention that I love you? I'm so excited for the doors that are opening for us!

Dear God, You simply amaze me. Your so wise. Thank you for keeping me close.

That's all folks!! :)

Come Monday I will be sharing the pics and details from our Thanksgiving Celebration at our church... With me in costume :)

It's Thursday, Lets talk about Wednesday

So if you follow me on Instagram then your know yesterday was exciting!
I became official at my new J-O-B! Got my paperwork done, my drug test, and I got my "official" badge/ID.
Can we say excited!!??? YES WE CAN!! Looking forward toward this new door God has opened!
I noticed that I have 2 new followers! Welcome :) I'm so excited to see what place my little 'ole' blog has in God's plan.
Yesterday Josh was off and hung out with me while I was getting all this stuff done. Our schedules can get so busy. Life can really crowd us ... we have just felt disconnected. But we are continuing to pray and find ways to strengthen our marriage.
While we were chillin (I'm such a dork) I was messing up my words ALL day.. Here are just a couple that J busted out laughing at :)
~When trying to find our GPS... I asked where our GheePS was! Like Mcghee without the Mc... He found this hilarious!
~We were discussing other people's parenting skills... which always leads t…

Stop Yelling!

Funness.... is it a word? Of course it is!

Good news! I heard from HR yesterday!

Getting closer to actually starting the job! YAY!

Tomorrow I'm meeting  with HR for the paperwork. Apply for my badge.

So stinking excited!

I'm still at my current job right now and will be until I'm booted out! Smile. No,  I'm hoping that the schedules do not conflict. However if they do I have the full support to pursue this new job from my current on. They are just awesome like that! I'm going to miss it terribly when that time comes... moving on...

Have you and your significant other or someone you have lived with constantly want to talk to you from the other side of the house? It goes something like this...


L: What?

J: Lauren!!!?

L:What do ya need?!!

J: What??

L: What! Do! You! Need?!

J: Lauren!!

L: Good greif. (gets up irritably goes to the room where J is) What did you want?

J: I was yelling for you...can you hand me towel, find the blah blah, check the yadda....


Birthdays, Earthquakes, and painting

I have to have one of those random lives that people look at me like I'm joking when I tell them things.

Maybe I think too much of myself... oh well. I think my life has some quirks! (Smile)

Some thing I've never expeirenced happened Saturday morning! I experienced an earthquake! There was an earthquake in Kentucky and we felt the aftershocks from there passed us to Georgia! If you have ever never expeirenced this... well it is really just.. weird, for lack of a better word

It felt as if someone was standing at the corner of my house and pushing it back and forth. It last for what seemed forever but was probably right under a minute. I really didn't realize until afterward what happened... I thought a big gust of wind and a tree was falling! But everyone was fine, but I believe there was extensive damage in KY. So say a prayer for those folks. I did see a funny pic yesterday on Facebook and I have to share...

So as you all read my sweet niece O turned 4 Saturday!! Since it…

Happy 4th Birthday O!!!

My beautiful niece, 
You have brought so much joy to La La's life. I love your sweet smile and sweet spirit. Your love for prayer and worship melts my heart! I will forever love you and be here for you. I will pray for you until my dying day. I hope you have the best birthday ever!! 
Love,  LaLa (your favorite person of course)

Friday's Letters

Dear weekend, I'm so excited! You hold some fun things :)
Dear O, I CANNOT believe you are going to be 4 years old tomorrow! Where did time go? Dear J, I love you always, not anyways :)

Dear finger, I'm wondering your hurting.. it may be an occupation hazard

Dear new job, When is that call coming through!? :) Can't wait to see what God has in store

Dear Self, hey you... things are changing. Trust in the Lord!

Dear Pixel and Abby, please behave while we have company this weekend? Thank you :)

Dear J, Hand me the dice ; )

Dear God, thank you for your provision. Thank you for your protection. Thank you for my family. Thank you for your mercy, forgiveness, and grace.

Have a great weekend!!

Here we go again...

I bet you thought this was going to be about President Obama being re-elected... Well its not. :)

It is however about going going to another Dr... Remember that mishap with a Dr just a few weeks ago I posted about here...

Well today I'm venturing to another Dr. ... While I hate finding a new one it is a must. This particular facility is supposed to be really good. So please pray it goes well. My last experience was not a good one.

Moving on...

I'm hoping to hear about my new job with a starting date... Hopefully sooner then later!! :)

Another thing... I'm tired of all this doom and gloom. It actually makes me physically sick. Maybe I'm niave to want to just live my life without thinking of consequences of our government has in my life. Will worrying, complaining, conspiring change anything???


For goodness sake, our votes don't really count that much. LOL No, but seriously. I'm choosing to trust in my God!! Who is bigger then any government or leader.

So wit…

To Vote or not to Vote?

So, there are some people on my life who are all about politics, voting, debates... ect. I am not one of these people.

There are also people in my life who take a more cynical point of view and believe our votes don't count. The government is crooked, they will put in there who they want. We are only a suggestion. I am not one of these people either.

Over much deliberation with in myself I decided I was going to vote. These are MY reasons why:

1. Our current presidents policies upset me and I don't agree with them. I feel the "other" guy is less of the two evils (not literal, just a figure of speech).

2. Even if our government is corrupt (Because face it we know it is unfortunately) there are men and women who have LOST their lives fighting for my freedom. And one of those freedoms is to vote. I feel not to vote is dishonoring them. So as I vote today, I will be remembering all the men and women who have or are fighting for our country.

3. Social pressure... when som…

pictures, announcements, and me

Hello! Hello!!
I hope everyone had a splendid weekend! 
I felt this weekend went by slower then usual which was ok with me!! 
Before I get to my announcement... I have to show you some pics from the weekend! 
Saturday we ended up at the park playing in the sand with the kids! And you might notice that we are using Pilot and Mcd's cups to play in the sand. We didn't have shovels or buckets so Aunt LaLa improvised! :)

Some of my readers may or may not have known that I went to an interview at the end of September. It would have a been a great opportunity however I never heard from them. I thought the interview went well. I prayed and asked the Lord to shut the door if its not what he wanted. 
So, lastweek I received a phone call from the department I interviewed with. She said that she really had enjoyed interviewing me but that had went with someone else. However, a position just came open and she wanted to know I would be interested in looking at it. She thought it would be a …