Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Yesterday, I joined the Patterson family for my very 1st turkey trot. I have always wanted to do the run, but for various reasons I never participated. So I as I began my run, I began to breathe in the cool, crisp air and felt pretty good. Shortly after a mile, I started "feeling" it. You know the can I make it, I'm feeling every inch of my body right now, the aches, pains, and panting for air......then I began to talk to God, as I usually do when I work out. Instantly he reminded me that just 3 short months ago I was in a hospital bed getting a blood transfusion and here I was running in a race. I immediately felt accomplished and worthy. For he is an incredible God that created such an amazing piece of work when he made our bodies. It blows my mind to see how we can go through so much, yet he can mend and heal our wounds. As I was telling Charley the story he instantly said back to me, I like to say we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Thank you Lord for creating such a miracle in us and continually showing me your love.

Hope you all had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Charley!

Today is my sweeties 32nd birthday!!! God blessed me when he created him. Unfortunately he is at the station today :( I did make him a funfetti cake last night so he could have it today :) Max and I woke him up by singing to him. Then at school my kiddos asked if we could tell him happy birthday so we did! I call and put him on speaker and they sang to him even adding all the cha cha cha's!! He loved it. For his b-day I got him tickets to Duran Duran next week, can't wait!

I love you so much Charley, thank you for being my best friend. Happy Birthday Baby!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Special Visit

My cousin Jeremy is a coach for Kaffman and they are in the playoffs, Whoohoo! Aunt Dana and Morgan came to watch the game and cheer him on Friday night. Yeah, I love them very much, but I just couldn't bear the cold weather. They stayed the night and I enjoyed getting to visit. We ended up at IHOP this morning, it was very yummy!
GO Bullfrog and LOVE ya Aunt Dana!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Tagged :)

I was tagged by Jennifer, it should be fun!

8 TV Shows I love to watch:

1. Price is Right
2. Survivor
3. Biggest Loser
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Private Practice
6. Sex and the City
7. Seinfield
8. Live with Regis and Kelly

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. El Fenix
2. Horacio's
3. On The Border
4. El Chico
5. Outback
6. Chili's
7. The Oasis
8. Red Robin

8 Things that happened today

1.Woke up in a warm bed with a snuggly kitty
2. Worked out legs and back
3. Went to school and had the annual Kinder T'giving Feast
4. Ate at McAllisters withmy man
5. Took a warm, long bath
6. Snuggled with Max again
7. Watched some tivo
8. Gonna see my Aunt and cousin in a bit

8 Things I look forward to:

1. The Holidays
2. Summer time
3. My hair getting long again
4. Getting in shape...again....hopefully
5. Seeing my husband walk through the door each day (well b and c shift days)
6. Snuggling with Max every morning and every night
7. My nightly bath
8. Going to church on Sunday's

8 Things on my wish list:

1. A Baby or Babies :)
2. A new coach purse
3. wedding band
4. watch
5. a pair of 7 jeans
6. new carpet/tile/paint
7. new winter clothes
8. an entire weekend with Charley

People I tag.... Aunt Dana & Kristal

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I heard this favorite song on my way home today. Yep, it offical....Christmas music is on!!! I'm SO happy, the music always brings a smile to my face and puts me in the best mood. I think I am the biggest Christmas fanatic you'll ever meet. Charley has already hung the lights outside and I have started going through and pulling out the decor.

Although I love, love, love all the fun things that Christmas brings, I will never forget the true reason for the season....our savior's birth. Thank you God for sending us your son to save us!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Are you up for the challenge?

Sometimes in life you have profound moments and yesterday was one for me. Lately I have noticed that I've been more negative than positive. I notice always wanting the weekend to be here, complaining about my job and having to wake up early, complaining about not seeing results after 3 weeks of working out, complaining I'm always so tired, complaining of not having my husband home more, complaining of why good things happen to bad people....I'm thinking you get it. Lot's of negativity. All of that to say this, my attitude has officially changed. Positivity!!! Giving thanks for ALL the wonderful things God has blessed me with, taking time to appreciate each moment I am giving with the ones I love, enjoying the good times and not focusing on the harder ones, doing and giving to others and smiling even more!

SO I challenge you to just think about how you live your life, do you appreciate it, do you want others to look at you and see happiness or grumpiness, do you want your life to count? My grandmother used to say, don't wish your life away, and from this point on I'M NOT!

Are you ready, I AM! Enjoy every moment you are given....A merry heart doeth good like a medicine :)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Southern Junction

Last night we meet some friends at Sounthern Junction for dinner. I had never had the pleasure of going, so I was excited. Boy was I in for a treat! If you know me well, I don't eat steak.....BUT it was 2-4-1 so I was brave and gave it a shot. The boys grilled while Aaron and I visited. My husband was an excellent chef, the steak was mucho delisiousa! I got my red meat in for the year. After dinner, we sat and laughed and laughed. It was a very good night for people watching. We saw many brushpoppers, mullets, huge cowboy hats, line dancing, a pregnant lady smoking and good 'ol country music by a band with the name Bootleg in it. I even squeezed a sweet two step with my man! We had a blast and I would love to go back. Sorry, no pic's and no bull riding this trip!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Bedroom Makeover

Linens and Things are closing their stores, so we decided to take advantage and make over the bedroom. I swear, this is the softest, snuggliest bedding. Max is loving it too!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


When I was younger we went to church everytime the doors were open. Don't get me wrong, I loved going, but at times I was 'bored' by the service. I think it was mostly lack of understanding and realivity to my life at the time.

Now, I can't get enough of it. I LOVE going to church and hearing Pastor Jeff's sermons. Each and every time I go, I find new meaning in my spirital life. As I sat there today, one phrase caught me and has stuck with me all day, "Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord." I know this is the lyric to a very popular Christain song which I have heard many, many times. Until today, it didn't have the effect it does now. As I think about my life, I realize that my strength has always been worth the wait!