Friday, July 30, 2010

show us your life fridays...testimony


I am a very blessed gal.  I am so grateful to my amazing parents for my childhood and upbringing.  My parents were saved when we were babies and that in turn gave me and my sisters an amazing opportunity to grow up in a christian home.  I have amazing memories of church, Sunday school, youth group, and all that went along with being connected and involved with our community church, no matter where we lived.  I remember the evening that my dad sat on the couch, Bible in his lap, my questions being answered as a 6 year old could understand, and I prayed to ask Jesus into my heart.  There weren't any lighting bolts, loud music, or sky splitting thunder, just a peace and joy that settled into my spirit knowing Jesus would always be with me.

Now just because Jesus is always with me doesn't mean life doesn't get hard sometimes or I don't feel lonely.  There have definitely been times that I've wondered, "ok, God, where are you today?"  But in the end, I hold on to his promises found in the Bible and know that He has a wonderful plan for me.  That plan has included an amazing husband and 2 wonderful miracle children we thought we would never have.  I remember the day doctors said we wouldn't have children on our own...I have never hit my knees harder or prayed more in those months and years waiting for God's plan to unfold.  God has been faithful and true in answering prayers and blessing me more than I could ever have asked for or you know Jesus?

Thursday, July 29, 2010


hmmmm. i did a 40 question survey last night and posted it to my it's gone?! wonder how that happened? sigh, all those questions they're gone. maybe i'll do it again, or not.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

RUN, don't walk, over to this amazing giveaway!

ok gals...i've stumbled on blog love and can't keep it to myself!! you must to check out this amazing blog and GIVEAWAY!!!!

bare walls...any thoughts?

I would so love your thoughts on what to hang above my bed!! It's been an empty wall for YEARS now! I need help! Any thoughts???

almost wordless wednesday




Wednesday, July 21, 2010

random updates...

holy smokes, summer is almost over!!! where in the heck did that time go? could it be we have been having so much fun it just flew by?? yup! :)

- the boys are growing by leaps and bounds!! i can't believe it. jackson is 49 inches tall and size 1 1/2 shoe and weighing in at 58 pounds. yes, that's my 6 year old! logan has topped out at 46 inches and catching his brother fast the last month.  He is 48 pounds and size 11 1/2 shoe. wowzers.

-i have spent the last 3 days shopping for school uniforms...yuck.  jackson will be in 1st grade at First Baptist School and they start wearing uniforms in that grade. wow, that all adds up and haven't even gotten everything yet.

-we had a wonderful summer of swimming, playing, sleeping in, VBS, vacations, movies,and a whole lotta love.

-i had a punch biopsy yesterday of a spot on my arm that has been bothering me.  we'll see what that shows in 10 days.

-john's book and app are going very well and i'm so excited at looking ahead to some new business ventures.

-i've been reading some this summer and am currently reading Drew Brees' book...LOVE! (go saints!)

-so sad that school starts so early this year (aug 6th!) CRAZY!

-jackson has decided that he is a big boy and FINALLY started riding his bike without training wheels! (now if we could just master the tying shoes!) :)

-i'm still a terrible house keeper and cant ever seem to catch up on anything around here...much less do anything crafty or scrapbook like i had hoped this summer...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

woohoo, planning a trip...

just bought plane tickets for our first trip away from the boys!!! NYC here we come (in september) for our anniversary.  that means there's plenty of time to plan what to do! any of you been?? i need suggestions. we just got a hotel through priceline and will be at the Millenium Broadway Hotel in Times Square!! need broadway show recommendations and other must see attractions!!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


just a shout out of thanks to the design girl who update my pictures on my header! she's great and super fast! check her out if you haven't already!

before and after laundry room

Laundry room redo regret #1... Waiting 5 years to add color to this room!!!!

I wish I had a better before, before picture with laundry piled sky high, books, papers, cups, and everything else unloaded from the car that got put on the dryer.  Backpacks and swim bags on the floor to trip over.  It really was a room that I hated and avoided.  Messy and stressful and the way we enter the house everyday as we come in from the garage.
The paint was on sale at the home depot! I picked the most amazing yellow, green called Sour Lime!  The color makes me smile!

I wish the pictures did the color justice...just doesn't
(p.s. the color was from lowes, and was color matched at home depot)

my awesome mom came over and did all of the cutting in at the ceiling and around the doors and baseboards! thanks mom, you rock!!!!
tada...a transformation in progress! i love it!

finding a few accessories like the ironing board cover has been fun.  still needs some tweeking.

this sign was half off at hobby lobby and ended up being $3.99.  The ribbon was on sale too so I grabbed a role and tied it to the hangers to hang on a shelf.

This amazing peg board was a gift and got lost in the room before! The bulletin board is for school calendars and is my attempt at being organized as I tend to forget important date for the boys.

And there you have it, 2 hours, a gallon of paint, an awesome mom, and a new laundry room!!  It's so happy and cheery now.  I have to admit the laundry has been staying done now!!!

Now onto another more procrastinating!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Awesome 4th of July Weekend

wow, i don't even know where to start!  we have had the most amazing holiday weekend! there was boating, eating, swimming, raining, sunshine, fireworks, popsickles, ice-cream, shrimp, brownines, more ice cream, church, movies, a special visit from granny and grandaddy, surprise sleep over at gramma and grandpa's, hot-tubbin' in the rain, and a broken air conditioner...whew! i don't even think i got it all!!! here are just a few of the tons of pics from all of our family fun and adventures this 4th!!!!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend! We enjoyed a wonderful day on the boat even though the lake was rough.  Quality family time is all that mattered! It was great.

Friday, July 2, 2010

random survey


1. What time did you get up this morning? 8:15...I am so not a morning person!

2. How do you like your steak? medium well, only because my husband won me over from WELL done!

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Alvin and the Chipmunks...gotta love the 3 dollar summer movies!

4. What is your favorite TV show? American Idol, Divine Design, Sarah's House, The Good Wife, and Parenthood

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? on a tropical island somewhere beautiful!

6. What did you have for breakfast? huge plain bagel with butter.

7. What is your favorite Cuisine? Mexican!

8. What foods do you dislike? tomatoes

9. Favorite Place to Eat? anywhere where I am not having to cook!

10. Favorite dressing? Balsamic Vinegrette

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? Trailblazer

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and t-shirt with flip-flops

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Bora Bora, Guatemala, Hawaii, Tahiti...need I say more?

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? ALWAYS HALF FULL!!!

15. Where would you want to retire? at the beach

16. Favorite time of day? late night when it's dark and quiet and I can get things done or just enjoy the stillness of the evening

17. Where were you born? New York

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Football

19. Bird watcher? um, no.

20. Are you a morning person or a night person? night

21. Do you have any pets? nope and won't ever have any.

22. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I'm starting a new business venture with my hubby!!! Can't wait.

23. What did you want to be when you were little? A nurse.

24. What is your best childhood memory? camping and quality family time.

25. Are you a cat or dog person? neither but if I have to choose, dogs

26. Are you married? Yes, almost 9 years now!

27. Always wear your seat belt? 100% of the time!!

28. Been in a car accident? Yes, a few.

29. Any pet peeves? YES! I can't stand when I can hear people chew their food near me OR when people chew on ice.

30. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Pepperoni, even though I can't eat pizza without getting sick.

31. Favorite Flower? Gerber Daisies & Hydrangeas

32. Favorite ice cream? chocolate!

33. Favorite fast food restaurant? depends on what's available when I'm hungry.

34. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none

35. From whom did you get your last email? my twin sister, Stacey

36. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Marshall's or TJ MaXX

37. Do anything spontaneous lately? cleaned out the playroom and put the toys away (like in the attic away)

38. Like your job? yep

39. Broccoli? no way

40. What was your favorite vacation? Pensacola every year!

41. Last person you went out to dinner with? My husband.

42. What are you listening to right now? hum of the air conditioner outside my office window.

43. What is your favorite color? too many to, red, and pink to start...

44. How many tattoos do you have? I don't have any!

45. Coffee Drinker? on occasion, love it more than I actually drink it.

46. What Magazines are you reading? people

47. Favorite smell? Grass scented candle by Archipelago

48. Favorite movie of all time? wow, can't say...

49. What are you listening to right now? Pretty sure I already answered this one.

50. How is the weather right now? HOT!

Feel free to do this survey too! :)
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