Friday, November 20, 2009


You’re feeling: tired because it's Friday, yet energized to have a week off for Thanksgiving!
To your left: a coke, my cell phone, my Christmas planner
On your mind: our camping trip and what I'm going to bake for Thanksgiving
Last meal included: Scruby's ribs and okra!
You sometimes find it hard to: keep my priorities my Bible THEN, get on the computer...
The weather: is glorious...warm
Something you have a collection of: dirty clothes? j/k! I don't really collect stuff, but I guess I could say pictures!
A smell that cheers you up: coffee
A smell that can ruin your mood: maybe a burnt meal that I've slaved over...not that that EVER happens! lol
How long since you last shaved: 5 days-scary...
The current state of your hair: ponytail and messed up bangs, roots in bad shape
Your skill with chopsticks: I confess that I eat my Asian food with a fork, knife, and spoon, that way my food actually ends up in my mouth and not on the floor
Which section you head for first in a bookstore: usually the kids section
Something you’re craving: sleep
How many times have you been hospitalized this year: none...I've only been hospitalized when I was with child
Favorite place to go for a quiet moment: my big comfy bed
You’ve always secretly thought you’d be a good:high school teacher
Something that freaks you out a little: being a parent of a teenager...2 years to go
Something you’ve eaten too much of lately: spinach dip
You have never: gotten a tatoo
You never want to: jump out of an airplane

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for...
*pizza for dinner from Sam's
*that tomorrow is the last day of school for 10 days!!
*Dylan having no homework tonight AND no tests to study for.
*having a job that allowed me to go to Holly's Thanksgiving party today.
*Being able to keep up with my Bible:365 Personal Challenge (so far!)
*being able to pray for friends and family in need AND knowing that God hears!

Psalm 116:12 How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me??

What are you thankful for??

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I often have a problem... I say things, they come out wrong... Then I think... wow, I really should think before I talk. I found this today...

Is it ...

T rue?

H elpful?

I nspiring?

N ecessary?

K ind?

This is a reminder for myself and maybe it will inspire you too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Weigh Down Wednesday

After seeing Holly's (my friend, not my daughter) 6lb. weight loss, I am inspired to jump on the weight watcher bandwagon! It worked miracles before and I know it is the way to go for me. So I signed up for WW online tonight. I've already logged and planned my meals for here we go...!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bible: 365

#19 on my 101 goals is to read my Bible all the way through in 2 years. After getting a great idea from a friend this weekend, I'm going to try to read it through in one year...starting today! Instead of following a mandated number of chapters per day, she suggested taking the number of pages in your Bible and dividing it by 365. Then, reading that number of pages per day. She has read her Bible twice using this method. It sounds alot more manageable that way. She also suggested using a Bible that has large print to make it easier as well. So I will map out my readings for the week as well as adding any notes that I feel led to share. The Bible I'm going to be using is my favorite Ryrie Study Bible in the King James Version. It has 1,951 pages. This comes out to 5 pages per day. Here's the plan for this week:

Genesis 1/12/10
Exodus 2/2/10
Numbers 2/12/10
I & II Kings
I & II Chronicles
Song of Songs
I & II Corinthians
I & II Thessalonians
I & II Timothy
I & II Peter
I, II & III John
And I did it in 4 months!! To be honest-Can't wait to start it again!

Mission: Impossible?

Have you ever tried to run a mile without stopping? Now I'm not talking to my fit friends who eat right and exercise like they should. I'm talking to my friends who are more like me-with meat on their bones (that shouldn't be there) and who flirt with exercise every now and again but never consistently. Well, I decided I was going to try it...yea, right! I started running and within about 2 minutes I thought I would die! So I stopped running and began walking until I caught my breath and then I ran a small spurt again until I had to go back to walking. So I completed the mile probably only actually running one-fourth of it. Who knew it would be soooo hard?? But now I'm on a mission....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

100 Things About Me

1. I am closer to 40 than to 30.
2. And it bothers me ALOT.
3. I am a 2nd grade teacher
4. And I would be even if I didn't get paid (o.k. maybe only part-time!)
5. I love scrapbooking-though I don't find the time for it like I wish.
6. I love to cook and try new recipes.
7. I like my coffee with french vanilla creamer and 3 heaping teaspoons of sugar.
8. I am not naturally blonde.
9. My son's middle name is Ray-he's named after my dad.
10. My daughter's middle name is Mae-she's named after my and Brian's grandmother-both had Mae in their name.
11. Grammatical errors bother me.
12. I love to read.
13. I prefer nonfiction over fiction.
14. My most memorable Christmas was when I was in 4th grade and my parents had no money. So my parents and grandparents made all our presents that year.
15. My sister and I still have all the homemade gifts we got that year.
16. Our daughters now play with those gifts.
17. I have 4 sisters and 1 brother.
18. I have like 65 first cousins.
19. I hated high school.
20. If it wasn't for my 2 best friends (which are still my best friends now) I would not have any good memories of high school.
21. I loved college.
22. This month will mark 18 years since my husband and I started dating seriously.
23. 24 is my favorite show.
24. I don't like popcorn because it gets stuck in my teeth.
25. I talk to my mom on the phone almost everyday.
26. Potato chips and french onion dip is one of my favorite yummy snacks.
27. I like organizing.
28. My spiritual gift is administration.
29. I'm not a morning person.
30. But wish I was.
31. I think flowers are a waste-but don't tell my husband because he likes buying them for me!
32. I love being a mom more than anything in the world.
33. I like to dip a peanut butter sandwich in tomato soup.
34. I drive a minivan.
35. I would love a short, sassy haircut-but I'm not brave enough!
36. I don't like to travel.
37. I'd rather be home.
38. I love that my kids are past the toddler and preschool stage.
39. I'm loving this stage of life-they're still young but not babies any longer.
40. We just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.
41. I will not spend more than $20 on a purse.
42. I have no use for cats.
43. The dog I bought for my husband 15 years ago is still with us.
44. His name is Dallas.
45. I love roller coasters.
46. I love ridiculous scary movies.
47. I have never bought a lottery ticket.
48. The only time I have ever gambled was playing bingo with my mom once.
49. I won $25 and decided to quit while I was ahead.
50. I have decided this school year that I would love to teach Kindergarten.
51. A year ago-I would have said I would never want to teach Kindergarten.
52. I only get my hair done once a year
53. Because I can't stand spending the money.
54. I love reading about women in the Bible.
55. I have a hunger for God's Word
56. that I don't feed like I should.
57. My favorite restaurant is Melting Pot.
58. My favorite store is Target.
59. I can find everything I need there.
60. I could care less if I ever visit another mall.
61. I love bike riding with my family.
62. I'm not allergic to anything.
63. My favorite shower scent is warm vanilla sugar.
64. I don't like perfume.
65. I love new clothes.
66. I would buy a new outfit daily if I could.
67. I love playing scrabble
68. because I usually win :)
69. I wish we could take a real family vacation every summer.
70. but I'm thankful just to be able to be home with my kids all summer and hangout by the pool with friends.
71. I love banana splits from Dairy Queen.
72. I love that my mom and dad live 2 streets away
73. I have the best sofa.
74. I love getting pedicures
75. But once again can't stand spending the money.
76. I want a new vacuum for Christmas.
77. I love my church.
78. because God is doing great things there.
79. I love afternoon thunderstorms.
80. I live in comfy pajama pants at home.
81. My family is going on our first camping trip after Thanksgiving
82. and I can't wait.
83. I just recently gave away 7 bridesmaid dresses that were in my closet.
84. I grew up in South Florida with a pool in the backyard,
85. but I am not a good swimmer.
86. I hate cold weather.
87. I don't like talking in front of groups of people.
88. I worry about being a parent of a teenager.
89. I want to paint my bedroom grey.
90. and get a new comforter to match.
91. I try very hard not to spoil my children
92. by not buying them things that are not necessities except as gifts (birthdays/Christmas).
93. I love watching Funniest Home Videos with my kids.
94. I'm thankful that so many people love my children-aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends
95. I think having grandchildren will be awesome!
96. By the time we're 50 both of our children will be grown
97. And we can partaee!!
98. I love Jesus
99. And I’m going to heaven when I die.
100. Because He saved me.

Thankful Thursday

I don't need to worry about what I will eat, or what I will wear...God is in control of the little details of my life...I am so thankful.

I have a husband who loves the Lord more than he loves me and two healthy happy children...I am so thankful.

I have a comfy, cozy home and a dependable vehicle...I am so thankful.

I have a career that I love that also provides an environment where my kids can grow and be discipled...I am so thankful.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." Psalm 28:7

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Celebrity Moms

Top Ten Ways Motherhood Makes You a Celebrity

1. Someone's always hounding you for your autograph. Even if it's just on a permission slip for the class trip.
2. You travel with an entourage. Okay, so two of them are fighting over a bag of Doritos and one of them has a crusty nose, but STILL.
3. You spend your days club-hopping. How else would your kids get to Brownies?
4. You're front and center at every awards show. Because your 10-year-old would never forgive you for being absent from awards chapel.
5. You change clothes three times a day. And it's much more fun if you pretend it's because you're being stalked by the paparazzi, not a messy toddler.
6. You're on a spa diet. Your kids only leave broccoli on their plates for you.
7. You've flashed your boobs in public. Hey, it's not easy to juggle a hungry baby in one hand and unhook a nursing bra with the other!
8. People beg to sleep with you. Well, only because there's a monster under their bed.
9. You're covered in tattoos that your kid got in a birthday party goody bag and plastered on you when you were too pooped to resist.
10. Hassled as you feel right now, in 20 years you'll miss all the chaos.
Are you feeling like a celebrity yet?


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