Monday, August 29, 2011

Weekend randoms

The man was out of town on a guys trip with his college friends. So this means I'm left home with the dogs. We will be out of town so much during football season that I hated to ask my parents or the mans to keep our child dogs so I could get away. One of my friends went out of town too so I also kept her 9 month old lab Dutch. At least everyone else is having a fun weekend.

The man and I thought about getting another dog, so glad we had Dutch this weekend bc it made me realize three dogs is way too many. They were all so sweet and got along so well but each thought they would be left out of something so they seriously followed me everywhere and when we would just be sitting they would all pile up on me. Crazy dogs. Sweet Lottie did not like Dutch when we had them at our cabin together. Basically neither Lottie or Dutch are fixed so he just really LIKES her if you know what I mean. So she was always very close to me. Which I love cuddle time with sweet baby girl.

Talking about weekend fun my cousin, Sara, sent me this pic of her. She did a warrior dash. This was the first I have heard of this. She like jumps over fire and swims through mud. I don't believe we have this in my town but I would love to do it. Hope you don't mind that I posted this pic Sara. So ready to see you this weekend!

I basically stayed home all weekend. Saturday I watched food network most of the day. I love the pioneer women's blog, didn't realize she had a show. I secretly want to be her. Living on a ranch with her cowboy husband. Too bad The Man is not a least he does wear boots. Anyway she fixed chicken fried steak....yum. Something I enjoy but don't let myself have. So then I was in the mood for fried chicken. I couldn't tell you the last time I had friend chicken. I'm weird and will not eat anything off a bone so I had to go with chicken trips.

Everything is ok in moderation right? Highlight of my weekend. Don't tell the man!

Saturday night I did go see One Day. Can't tell you how I felt about it. You will have to go see it for yourself. Take some tissues.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

I am going to be an aunt again...

Not a true sibling... :) My best friend, Mary Kate, has finally announced that she is pregnant. I AM SO EXCITED. I have this feeling it is going to be a little girl. She is thinking a little boy. I am just tickled to death! Look at this sweet baby!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Dinner date

I had the best dinner date tonight with one of my best friends. It makes me sad to live in different towns than the girls that were like family to me while in college. But it is always so nice to meet up with them. I am having to take a fetal monitoring training class tomorrow so I made some time for dinner with my dear friend while on my short trip. All of our lives are changing so much, which is a good thing, but I just wish we were all in the same town so I would be there for all of it. No pics tonight but found a old college one of us that makes me smile.

This was taken summer 2007. The night before I moved to Charleston, South Carolina for the summer. I love a friendship that even though we haven't seen one another in months, it was like we just saw each other yesterday. Much love.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gods promises....

This past Sunday my pastor preached on how many promises God gave us in the bible. There really are so many. Why we all worry about life and all the financial problems our country is in, when really we should trust Gods promise that we will take care of us. He is able and WILLING to take care of everything.

I know it is hard for us not to take over and do things our way or sit and worry about the things going on in our life. But just let go of it and give it to the Lord. Although we may not always see it, he is working in our life in so many ways. So comforting....right?

I feel I am normally pretty good about not worrying so much about things I can't do anything about, I do have faith that the Lord will take care of it. But those things in my life that I have control of, now that is where I need to give it to the Lord. Because really I am not in control, but He is.

Tim, my Pastor, explained to us to go ahead and thank the Lord for what he is GOING to do in your life about certain things. This shows you have faith that he will take care of you. Man, I didn't realize how much I needed this sermon until later that afternoon. The Man doesn't love for me to talk about personal things in his life, but let me just say we are trusting the Lord is taking care of things.

Then last night we were going to bed and noticed our carpet in our bedroom, right outside our bathroom, is soaking wet. We both thought to ourselves, seriously. This could be bad. Our house was built in the late 50's early 60's (can't remember). But if it is the plumbing that could be awful, and very expensive. We did what we could to dry it up and would take care of it in the morning. This morning The Man and I reminded ourselves, we just need to trust that it will be something we can take care of and won't break the bank. Basically we think it is from the shower not draining or something. So not as bad as we imagined last night.

Now to my life. I know I have shared with ya'll about my switch to L&D and dayshift. It took awhile for me to get here. And I did complain about it on a regular basis. 3 years on night shift was not easy. I tried to change jobs twice but it didn't work out. I would always think to myself, God has a plan for me. I just needed to enjoy the here and now because life will change for me one day. Then Dr Wilson, a very wonderful OBGYN in-town, moved to my Hospital which moved me to L&D and dayshift. Looking back on my 3 years of night shift I met such amazing girls that I will be friends with forever. And I will say, i think each of us got closer to God with sharing our life stories with one another, and by living our life as an example of a child of God.

One more thing I am dealing with, not sure why it has taken me until now to share. Most everyone close in my life knows The Man and I are ready to have a baby! Each month I look at the calendar and think ok if I'm pregnant this month then this is the due date. My sister is getting married in April, so I have put the "trying" on hold for a couple of months. Her wedding is a destination wedding and I am helping plan it so I HAVE to be there. I don't mind if I'm pregnant in the wedding but obviously just can't be 9 months. I look at the pregnancy wheel at work all the time trying to plan my life. Finally one of my very good friends, Kelsi, which I work with, gave me the best advice. She said stop trying to plan this, you are going to drive yourself crazy, just let God take care of it. Such great advice. He does know best. I'm going to give it all to him!

I couldn't save the picture so I just took a pic of it on the iPad. But I love this and look at it all the time.

Visit to view last weeks sermon. It isn't posted yet but keep checking because it was GREAT!

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Friday, August 5, 2011


Yes... I pulled it off, with a lot of difficulties that came up. My sister, Ashley's, 30th Birthday was July 6. My family was on vacation to the beach on her actual birthday. She had mention once before wanting a "thirty, flirty and thriving" 30th Birthday party so i knew i would have to do something before her actual birthday with all of our friends. She probably thought I didn't even think about doing anything for her b-day since we would all be at the beach togeher. I even tried to get her best friend, that lives out of town, to be here for it but she had other plans. The plan was to not have it at my house but a different location so i wouldn't have to spend time cleaning and cooking and all that good stuff with her asking my what i was doing. I picked Timothy's to have her party. Such a good location although they double booked the area i wanted it to be. Some how the other people got it and not us..but whatever we made it work. My sister's good friend Casey was intown so that is how i was going to get her to Timothys', thinking just the two of them were going to dinner...but then we would all be there. Ashley told Casey she couldn't go b/c my Grandmother and Aunt were intown and she needed to spend time wiht them. Very true...but NO, I NEEDED HER TO GO WITH THE PLAN. But ofcourse its AShley.... makes things a little difficult (those that know her probably have a smile on their face right now b/c this is so true.)

Well all put our heads together 2 hours before the time everyone was getting there to have a new plan. Ashley thought we were eating with my family at a restraunt that was in the same shopping center as Timothys. The Man and ASh's boyfriend acted like they couldn't come so i went to pick her up for "dinner with our family." When we pulled up I looked down by Timothys' and Casey was waiting outside on the cell phone. I said hey Ash is that Casey and then she acted like she wanted to show us the that her Husband came intown to surprise her b/c this week was also Casey's birthday... So finally after fighting with us saying well our family it waiting for us...i said ok lets go real quick... FInally got her inside and to the back of Timothys we headed where everyone was waiting and.....SURPRISE! It took her a little bit to process things...I was so nervous getting her there i didn't think to ask someone to take a picture of her. It was a great night. All of our friends, Mom, Dad, Mamaw and Aunt Debi were there.