Monday, December 15, 2008

I Would Like to Thank the Academy......

Thanks to my sweet friend Carol for the ~AWESOME~ BLOGGER AWARD!

Here are the rules to receiving this award:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous bloggers in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

Instructions: On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.

I am going to nominate three (I only know 4 not counting Carol!) Fabulous Bloggers:

1. Tim @ Stout Twins

2. Shawn @ Spencer Family Adventures

3. Lora @ A Quiet Life

And now for my 5 facts:

1. I am addicted to Facebook

2. I love steak!!! Especially from Outback!

3. I love McDonald's Cokes!

4. I can't put down my laptop...especially when it is time to go to bed! I sometimes find myself shutting it down at 2:30 in the morning!

5. I love watching old reruns of Little House on the Prairie!!! :)

Have an Awesome Christmas, and thanks again to Carol @ Everyday Blessings for the award!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

An Overwhelming Feeling!

OK, right now I feel very overwhelmed. It is December 14th and I have so much to do! I want to get everything done, but I have been sick. I have a head cold that has settled in my ears. I have been taking some amoxicillin hoping that would help. I started taking it Thursday morning, almost 4 days ago, but it hasn't seemed to help any. I can hear, but there is so much pressure in my ears, that it is driving me if I wasn't already! I don't want to go to the doctor, cause that is one more thing to do. I have been getting some rest, but that is only because I have been really drowsy.

I don't know how I am going to get stuff done this week. I have to fill out Christmas envelopes, write and print out a holiday letter, make goodies for teachers and bus driver, decorate the Christmas tree, clean my house, catch up on laundry, finish Christmas shopping, go to Awanas on Wednesday...and so much more that I can't think of at the moment.

This is such a crazy time of the year. With Christmas, family parties, house decorating, shopping, baking, moving my husband to Alabama, visiting Alabama, Gabby's birthday, and other birthday parties, I don't need to be sick on top of it!!! It is just an overwhelming feeling!!! Please keep me in your prayers to get better and to keep things in check! Thanks!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Christan Comedian ~ Anita Renfroe!

I got this video from Carol who is an ~AWESOME~ friend of mine. I never heard of Anita Renfroe, but she is so funny! She is a Christian Comic. We Christians need to laugh more often!!! I will now try to go see her performance!

I thought I would post some of her videos for you. Enjoy! Make sure you leave me some comments so I know what you all think! These are awesome!!!

The Mom Song

Momsense 2


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Alabama....the pros and cons!

Well, I went to Alabama to look at homes, and see the area. The area is pretty big. It is almost like Lafayette and West Lafayette. Tuscaloosa is home to the University of Alabama. AJ's and Gabby's future Alma Mater? Who knows! I would like it to be Purdue...but either way would be fine.

Parts of me wants to move to Alabama today. I find my self in situations and conversations that want me to move as far away as I can. On the other hand, I don't want to leave some people.

Here is a pro and con list about Alabama.....this will be fun!

  • Pro...I will be more on my own!
  • Con...I will be more on my own...oh no!
  • Pro...It could make my husband's, the kid's and my relationship stronger.
  • Con...It could tear us apart.
  • Pro...More money.
  • Con...Who knows what the economy could do?
  • Pro...It could put much needed space between extended family.
  • Con...Don't know where to stay when visiting during holidays.
  • Pro...Meet new people.
  • Con...Leave old friends :-(
  • Pro...Warmer climate.
  • Con...Warmer climate.
  • Pro...A Fresh New start!
  • Con...Out of my comfort zone.
  • Pro...Could make my relationship with my mom stronger.
  • Con...Don't want to leave my daddy!
  • Pro...Brand new house.
  • Con...Leaving Greencastle.
  • Pro...Living closer to the Gulf.
  • Con...Living farther away from friends and family.
  • Pro...My relationship with God will grow stronger.
  • Con...Leaving my church family.

Do you have any pro's or con's I should think about? More to come later! :-)

Monday, December 1, 2008

24 More Days Until Christmas!'s almost here. What you say? Christmas! The happiest time of the year.

We tend to forget the 'true' meaning of Christmas...with all of the hustle and bustle to find the right gift for everyone on our list. We try to fit all of the holiday parties into our schedule. And must we not forget about Santa and his reindeer!

This is the time of the year when 'true' colors come out. Oh yeah....I about got into it with some ladies over a parking place I was waiting on....and the other ladies where going the wrong way to pull into the spot...and I got there first...what the heck???? LOL...I got the spot...but I was very uncomfortable while doing my shopping.

This is the time of the year when the winter blues set in. It is hard enough when depression comes easy for me anyways.

This is the time of the year when everyone wants to see you. Sometimes I want to stay home, lock the doors, get in my comfy flannel pajamas and get warm under the blankets with a good Hallmark movie on. I don't even answer the phone..but that is normal I guess! LOL!

This is the time of the year when it rains, snows, and sleets. Then temperatures drop over night and it all turns into ice. We have to relearn how to drive on sheets of ice. Not my favorite thing to do!

This is the time of the year when husbands turn into scrooges and wives turn into mall rats! Not me....this is the first year I have done over 90% of my shopping over the internet! Technology is awesome!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year...but only for one day of the season. The rest of the season, you can hand me my flannel pajamas, a blanket, some prozac, some hot-chocolate with a shot of hot damn, a hallmark movie, and my computer...and I will be the happiest girl ever!

Oh yeah, shut my phone off and lock my door...I will see you in the spring! :0)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We have some great news...maybe sad to some though! We will be moving to Alabama soon. My husband is transferring through his work. We will be going down next week to view the area and look for an apartment for him to stay in until we find a nice house to buy. We will take the kids down during Christmas Break. I know we will definitely go for one week...but maybe we will go for two. How do you let Santa know where to drop the presents off???

My husband will start his new job before the New Year. I am staying in Indiana until the kids get out of school in May. We will probably be here after baseball and soccer season though. We will be putting our house up for sale in January. If it sells before the kids are out of school, then we will definitely get an apartment for a few months.

This move will be a good move for us as a family. It will be a new beginning for us. There are a few family members and friends who I wish I could take with me. I wonder if I can buy a suitcase big enough to pack them!

It will really be good to get away!!! We hope to be transferred back to Indiana in a couple of years....for a better job of course! :-) Please keep us in your prayers!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Priorities in Today's Life!

You know....I have had some issues lately. These aren't my normal issues either. One issue I have is about priorities. We all have them and I guess we label each priority different. In today's lifestyle, we are all running around, taking our kids here and there, trying to get to appointments, going to extended family functions, and trying to make everyone happy. We don't know whether we are coming or going! Our tail is trying to catch up with our head!

Where does our priorities take us? Are we happy when we meet them? Are we happy when other's meet theirs? My priority may differ than someone else's priority....I guess.

When we have special occasions in our life, we expect family and friends to make 'our' day 'their' priority. And when those expectations don't get met, we tend to question their reasons. Then when the next special day comes, we may not invite them.

I know this is Satan working in my head, and it has been eating at my soul for a very long time. Over the weekend, I attended a Women's Retreat with my church. I had such a great time! The best thing though, is when I gave my issue to God! I am praying He takes this heartache away from me. I pray over time, He shows me the way to feel and to have more compassion for others who may have different priorities than mine. I feel very selfish over this hurt...but it is a feeling I just can't shake without the help from God!