Thursday, November 25, 2010

Finding Thankfulness...

"Finding Thankfulness" by Proverbs 31 Ministries...

"They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness."
Psalm 145:7 (NIV)

In the American tradition, today is an official day of thanksgiving - a day to reflect on, celebrate and express gratitude to God for our blessings. Many will gather with family and friends … perhaps by candlelight, or firelight, or the light of a TV screen broadcasting parades and football games. Many will eat turkey - some hot and moist, and some slightly overcooked and dry, but well-rescued by gravy or cranberry sauce. And many will acknowledge Who provides both family and friends, as well as food and fire.

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, every day is a day to give thanks to God. In fact, each day that the Lord allows us to draw breath is cause to give thanks. Have you thanked Him today?

Have you praised His Name?

Perhaps this day finds you in a tight spot. Maybe this hasn't been your week, your month, or even your year. Maybe you're having trouble seeing what you have to be thankful for. How about your heartbeat? How about the sun that rose today to illuminate and warm the earth? How about the clothes on your body, or the food in your cabinet?

Take a moment to absorb the great gift that the forgiveness of your sins and the purging of your guilt through Jesus Christ is. And the fact that a day is coming when there will be no more sickness and no more tears. That's cause for deep gratitude.

One thing I'm giving thanks for today is my Bible, which is the living, active Word of God preserved for me and you. It teaches me to count my blessings and focus my mind on the gracious loving kindness of God. The Psalmist David leads me to do that through Psalm 145. Let me leave you with his words today, to jumpstart your own Thanksgiving.

A psalm of praise by David
I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty-
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
They tell of the power of your awesome works-and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, LORD; your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.

The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
The LORD upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The LORD is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD.
Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.

~ Psalm 145 (NIV)

Dear Lord, today I want to say thank You for my life. Thank You for the chance to feel sunshine, to taste fruit, to swim in water and to watch lightening. Thank You for my home and family, my church and friends. Thank You for the chance to know and serve You, now and eternally. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Taylor Swift...

I discovered I like Taylor Swift. I have started to listen to her songs, never really had before.I know I am behind the times ha..I know most like her, some dont. I dont mean to write this as a controversial post...I never know what will be controversial or not these days LOL..sometimes I write things on my status "just sayin" and it turns into this big controversy ha!

Is she a Christian? because in her Christmas song, "Christmas must be something more," she says "....Is that the day holds something special; Something holy, not superficial; So here's to Jesus Christ who saved our lives; It's something we all try to ignore; And put a wreath up on your door; But here's something you should know that is for sure; Christmas must be something...." That is awesome she says that! Does she write her own songs?

And I like "Love Story" especially going along with "Letters to Juliet" movie. :) I listened to "Never Grow Up" and I cry my face off .... lol I just listened to "Mean" That is an interesting song. Sad but true about some people...except I did think if she did write that song, she must be really mad at the person she is singing about.

Here are the links to those songs...

"Christmas must be Something More"


"Love Story"

"Never Grow Up"

Friday, November 12, 2010

What it means....

to be a a crockpot?

read this little article. It's good and true :)

and some dont apply to me yet, like going to school, but I can imagine and agree ;)

I love being a mom :)

"The phrase " working mother " is redundant." -Jane Sellman- haha true story!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

never leave you...

wow. i have slacked in my committment to blog everyday.....oh well cant go back. ha well these kind of verses have been in my devotions and it is great comfort, these in particular were today:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ( Philippians 4:6 )

The Lord is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. ( Proverbs 15:29 )

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 )

For your Heavenly Father always knows what is best for you, and; He will never leave you nor forsake you. ( Deuteronomy 31:6 )

Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name, for He will always hear the prayers of those who love and adore Him! ( 1 Chronicles 16:8 )

I am thankful that God will never leave me nor forsake me, no matter what happens!

Friday, November 5, 2010


I have posted this on facebook before, but go to Read about Matthew from Sanctus Real band and his family..his little boy who has a heart problem and other issues, who have been in the hospital for month(s)...their faith is inspiring.

I am thankful. I am thankful for a healthy child. I am thankful for God's protection. Matthew gives great insight and encourgement through his raw emotions and conversations with God, what he has learned and what is learning through this journey. I cant imagine. I do know that the greater the trial, the greater the grace God gives. His mercy is new every morning.

I pray that I have that faith and ....I dont know the word I am looking for....but its good to read about other people's stories and their learning and faith through it.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I like these pictures.
God is in control. :)
He holds us in the palm of his hand.

"I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." -God. Isaiah 49:15

Some encouraging thoughts for me..and you, I hope!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


It is National Blog Month apparently and I am going to blog everyday :) It also goes along with the thankful theme of November and the 30day giving month :)

God is good.
I am blessed.

Today a mom gave me some adorable baby girl clothes. She has 4 girls...I obviously dont have ANY girl stuff! ha
That was very thoughtful of her to give me some :) I cant wait for Emma to come and wear cute clothes ha that sounds funny...I just cant really picture it well because I dont have a girl. Cant wait for that part though - dressing her up in cute little outfits and dresses :) and little hats! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stop and Think.

I came across this video.... ...the author of "Crazy Love" Francis Chan...i saw someone's status with a quote by him and i decided to look the book up. I am definitely getting it....going deeper with God....this video is actually talking about the awesomeness of God and how crazy amazing it is that the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE loves you and me....

He says "Despite everything you have done in your life. God still loves you. He doesnt want punish you. In fact in the greatest act of love ever, God himself had His son come down on the earth, take the form of a man, and be nailed to the cross. you see Jesus was taking the punishment for our sins. If no one was punished, God would have been unfair because a crime was committed. but the crazy thing is you and I are guilty. We are the ones who messed up but God had His own Son punished for us. WHY? The bible says its because He loves us THAT MUCH. This is the most amazing truth in the world. the GOD of the universe loves you. I used to think I understood the love of God..." ....then he talked about seeing his daughter nailed to the cross...just think the God, the creator of the world went through that...amazing....creator of ALL OF THIS...loves me..and you...makes life worth living.
It is so we take so much for granted...just because...but it is really amazing if you stop and think about it. God didnt have to create us. He didnt have to save us...but He did...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"I will be with you!"

So I am blogging right away this time about my bible study the other night...hehe another great video session with Beth Moore. :) Sorry about my jumbled thoughts...........

We have been talking about the start of the tabernacle/history and right now it was about Moses have encounters with God while Aaron makes a golden calf... and the video sesson was titled "An Elevated Glimpse of God"

God is affected by us and he desires a friendship with us. Exodus 33:11 says how God spoke to Moses face to face like a friend. It doesnt even say how Moses talked to God but GOD talked with Moses! Also His Presence is with us.

John 14:21 states "Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him." She goes on to say it doesnt just mean love them but demonstrate his love on Himself to them who do that. :)

God's presence is with us... "The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." And a bunch of verses that talk about how God is with us! :)

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Genesis 26:24"That night the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am the God of your father Abraham"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham."

Genesis 28:15 "I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you."

Matthew 1:23The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"[a]—which means, "God with us."

Matthew 28:20"and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Exodus 33:22 states "When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by."

She ends with saying "Sometimes we dont see God dark trials, but we see him leaving...maybe because he has us in the cleft of the rock." God takes care of His people :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

God will come through...

So I am mad I didnt blog about this right away like I was going to after my bible study last was such a good session by Beth Moore and was fresh in my mind. I am sure there will be more and more I will blog about...anyways...

Last time she was talking about having a daily relationship with Jesus . Back up. She was talking about the people in the wilderness getting the manna but they had to get it fresh DAILY....we want to store up everything on Sunday at church....but we will never live the healthy lives God wants us to live if we dont spend time with him daily and want to walk closely with Him....she said that it was like God was saying "All I am asking you to do is go gather the manna." ...spend time with Him...and then she said "our objecions to God's daily approach are rooted in pride and fear" and says we are scared He will not come through for us..which is so true if we think about it..when we worry... but its God's invitiation to faith....and then she concluded with Lamentations 3:19-24"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning" AMEN!

Now, if I can take that seriously everyday...I do have daily devotions but admittedly sometimes I just read through it not really thinking about it...but I should be spending some quality time with God everyday.

God is good! He is faithful!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Insights :)

I am doing my bible study homework and it is awesome...right now I read thru the red sea parting and ....then the Israelites in the wilderness....(Exodus 15 and 16ish) Short summary, they are in the wilderness and have to depend on God to meet their provisions and he does obviously but they still complain and grumble...well I got a great chuckle out of this part...what God said to them after they complained about wanting to eat meat from Egypt EVEN THOUGH God had been providing manna and quail....

HE says and I quote from the Bible - Numbers 11:18-20 "Tell the people: 'Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The LORD heard you when you wailed, "If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!" Now the LORD will give you meat, and you will eat it. You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20 but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the LORD, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, "Why did we ever leave Egypt?"

bahahahahaha oh God is funny, isnt he?? I just laughed. God is faithful if we will just trust in Him. :)
God wants us to trust him that he will provide, which he will. We shouldnt worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have worries of its own (Matthew 6:34) God's mercy is new every morning! Beth Moore said "God was telling me that a sufficient amount of mercy and grace would be set aside for me everyday of my life, enough every morning!"

I wish I didnt worry so much. I am working on that. God is good. God is faithful. I remember that when I look at the sunrise. It comes up everyday.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Emma Renee Barney

is our baby girl's name. I am very excited :) We will have Drew and Emma. so cute. hehe Now that I am having a girl, I wonder what she will look like. Will she look like Drew? have curly hair like him and Nick? Or look like me? :) It is now the waiting game, I suppose... We will see her soon enough. I am 20 weeks. half way or a tad more than half way depending on when I have her. I havent really felt a lot of movement yet...hoping that will happen soon...usually they say with the second, you feel the baby sooner but I didnt...but she has a good heartbeat and the ultrasound seemed fine, so I am trusting that she is healthy and active and I will feel her a lot soon :)

Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Today i got a speeding ticket. :( first cascades ice cream co...where it is 25 mph, on my way home from school... i didnt even realize how fast i was going and OF COURSE there was a cop that was coming the other way. all of a sudden and i see he turned around and followed me...i immediately started crying and shaking of course. He came up to the car and i already started to cry, he was like "are you ok?????" i said "ya i just havent gotten a ticket before"..he was like "do u know why i pulled u over?" i said "ya i was speeding i just didnt realize it" He asked for my license and registration...AND my hands were sooo shaky, trying to find the stupid thing in the glove compartment...i couldnt find it...he said do u have insurance on the car? i said he went back to the car and said to keep looking...i did find it in an envelope...guess nick and i should have discussed where it was just in case...anyways he was gone for a while and i was bawling my face off...i dont even know why i guess hormones plus being in that situation...he said i was going 37 in a 25 but gave me a citation for 5 i guess that is ok ..he was like i know you have a good driving record but I have to give you a citation, and i wrote down i gave u a verbal warning about the registration because you need to know where it is...and he left. SIGH...........except i dont even know how much its for...i dont see it on the sheet he gave me and i can barely read it anyways....i was thinking i dont even know what to do.....sigh...

i guess i have to take it as live and learn.

Ready for a good day tomorrow....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Being Thankful

Since I just posted a blog and said how one of my devotions was about being thankful, I will blog about what I am thankful for:

  • Jesus Christ. Without Him, I would have nothing, be nothing. We can't even comprehend all He is and all He has done for all of us - Suffering, dying on the cross in the place of us and rising from the dead to be with us in Heaven. God is good.

  • Family: Mom, dad, sister, nieces, sistersi-in-laws, grandparents, in-laws and family,extended family
  • Nick, Drew, baby inside
  • Health
  • Life
  • Sunshine
  • Jobs
  • True Friends
  • Car
  • Breath
  • Melissa watching Drew while I teach
  • God's unending love
  • Encouraging words from others
  • Pictures -memories
  • Naps
  • Church
  • Good food

I could go on and on depending on how specific I want to get, but even just looking at this list, I know I am blessed. God is good. I need to think of the good things in my life when I start to be negative, which I tend to do sometimes :/

The show must go on...

So I have had a bad migraine since last night = no sleep and throbbing pain today at school . However, as they say, the "show must go on." I have to still teach and be there for the kids and be animated even though I don't feel well. The kids put a smile on my face though :) Here I sit though with it still so praying it goes away quickly...

In my devotions today, two of them talking about being thankful and casting your care...always a good reminder :)
  • 1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 " in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

  • 1 PETER 5:7" Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares aboutwhat happens to you."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FIRST day of preschool

Today was the first day of preschool. I didnt really have a ton of energy thinking about school starting before today..BUT this morning as I was in my classroom getting ready, I was excited! It is amazing how ready you are when you get there and excited to see the kids :)

There were a few tears ... It was sad... but after a little bit, the kids that were hesitant and didnt want mom to go, had a lot of fun. The first few days are always the hardest. However, last year none of the kids cried. They were all like "see ya mom!"

I forgot how young they are in the beginning of the year...this class..not only are they young, they are a young class of 3 year olds...most of them JUST turned 3 this summer! They are all very adorable as always :) It will be a fun year. Its just funny how you go from the Spring, where they were at to the Fall, with new young 3 year olds. And let me tell you..they grow up A LOT during the school year!

It was fun to see my kids from last year in the hall going to the 4 year old preschool class. I am glad they are still by me...I just love when they shout out "HI MRS BARNEY!" and today when we were lining up to go home, a couple of the kids I had said to the others "MRS BARNEY WAS MY TEACHER LAST YEAR :) :) Oh I love it.

I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day.,,or rather half day. My body has to work up the endurance and I am probably more tired because I am pregnant... I am thinking, its just the beginning, what is it going to be like when I am 8 months!? lol it will be fine...

Well there are my jumbled thoughts from today! :)

Monday, August 30, 2010

15 weeks 4 days

It has been a long time since I I will start...again. lol
I had a dr appt today. I was very excited to hear the heartbeat again. That is always reassuring and makes me happy. I will be 16 weeks on Thurs, Sept 2 :) On Sept 27, I get to have my ultrasound and find out if its a boy or a girl!!:)

I have lost some weight, which I dont really know why, but not really concerned about it cuz its not much and I am measuring where I am supposed to and the baby has a good heartbeat :) Thanking God...

I hadnt thrown up in like a week but I did today. boo...So I feel nauseous... but I am thankful for this miracle growing inside me. God is faithful. I had been anxious pretty much this whole pregnancy so far and I hate that I was...I really dont know why, because with Drew, I didnt think about anything really..anything bad...this time thoughts swirl through my mind...I keep giving it to God and trusting him because there really is no reason to worry. I am less anxious now so I am going to start enjoying and trusting :) God is forming a perfect little person inside and I thank Him for that. It really is a miracle! I know I am repeating myself...

Tomorrow preschool starts...I am ready...for the most part..have to gear up mentally~ :) I am
excited to see all the cute little 3 years. I love it. I hope I wont have to throw up tho! I thought I would be done with that!

Alright for those who read, I will be updating this more now...I

Friday, July 30, 2010



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"I won't let you fall."

I put this as my status on facebook but wanted to put it down here to remember it.

I was helping a girl walk across the beam at school by holding her hand and I said "I wont let you fall." I immediately thought about how that is like God. When I am scared, He tells me "I wont let you fall." Oh how i love these reminders through the things that occur through the day.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Blonde leading the Blind (Not me Monday)

Saturday Melissa and I took an adventure to Meridian Mall in Okemos.

It truly was an adventure...

I was not distracted by talking and missed our exit and then tried to turn around and ended up ways and ways away at Biggby. We asked the guy where Meridian Mall was and he said "Oh you have to get back on 1-27 and go all the way to where 96 crosses and get off on Okemos.... I do not know how we got so far away. I definitely was not the blonde one when I have driven there many times but still was lost lol

Then at the mall when we walked out to our car, I defintely REMEMBERED where the car was so we did not walk all around the parking lot searching and searching and then Melissa did not go into the mall to walk back through to see where we parked while Drew and I waited where we were....( we definitely WERE NOT on the other side of the mall) lol I tell ya....

We knew exactly where we were going throughout that whole escapade.

We went through the drivethru at Wendys and we definitely did not wait at the first window for 5 minutes contemplating if they said go to the first or second window. (even tho there was no one at the first window) then the lady at the second window was waving us down.

We definitely had an adventure :) and a lot of laughing. It was fun.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Life's not fair

I was just thinking that life is not fair. It really isnt. Too depressing to go into details about all the reasons why...but I came across this poem ....

Life's Not Fair - Praise God

It's just not going the way I want
Does God in heaven care
Can't he see I need him here
I cried, "Life's just not fair.
The prodigal was foolish with what he had
Spending his money here and there
Until his funds had drained away
Then he cried, "Life's just not fair."
Many heroes from Bible times
Went sailing on waters of despair
They were to blame yet cried out loud
Oh God, "Life's just not fair".
A garden perfect in every way
To walk with God without a care
But disobedience was the thanks he got
It's true, "Life's just not fair."
His Son he sent, his light to share
We killed his Son, laid in the sod
We deserved to die, he gave us life
Life's just not fair - praise God.

Well..thinking in that perspective, I should be thankful. Its a good thing we dont get what we deserve because what we deserve is hell. BUT PRAISE GOD, we have hope!

I have been really focusing on seeing the positive and not the negative, which I struggle with and still do but I have been constant in prayer and thinking about my blessings.
Work in progress! :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Ok, I have so many thoughts on my Bible study and I have wanted to blog about it but I jsut havent done it. So I am doing it now....

This bible study has been amazing and so was the bible study before. I am in Beth Moore's Bible study "Jesus the One and Only." It is a study of Jesus' life. Awesome study. Awesome God. I recommend any Beth Moore study.

I have been a Christian most of my life and so I know most of the stories of the Bible like the back of my hand. However, the downside of that is that it can become...I dont know the word that I am looking for but like you can begin to just read the words and not really think about what you are reading. Do you get what I am saying? It is hard to explain, but not really taking it to heart because you already know the story. Well this study , I have met with Jesus in a whole new way. I have walked with him through his journeys in Jerusalem, Galilee, Samaria, the Garden of Gethsemane....became an eyewitness through everything he did. Beth encourages us to really picture everything you are reading. Now, as simple as this sounds, it was a new birth for me to reading the I have done so many times in the past but just really reading the words, if I am honest with myself. This time I have opened my eyes and imaginiation as I read what Jesus did, said, etc. It is difficult to explain all my thoughts on this but thats ok. lol I realize I am repeating myself. It is just amazing how a book that has been around for so long and that you have read so many times, could give you new insights when you read it again!

Now I could write a whole book about my thoughts on all the sessions, but I am going to write a little about this session tonight. In the video message, Beth set the stage at the Mount of Olives after the Last Supper and before Judas' betrayal and Jesus' the Garden of Gethsemane. It was a theme of God's Will. Jesus was so much in anguish about what was going to happen, he sweat blood. This is an example of me reading this so many times, I dont really think about it...But really think about......He SWEAT BLOOD.... that is intense...He said "Father, if its possible, let this cup pass from me....but not my will but your will be done." Beth said "More than any other place in Scripture, we see Christ at the full crisis of his duel role as God-man." He. being fully man, didnt want to suffer, but he...being God also knew he had to.

The thing that hit me again was, she said "What if Jesus said, 'Frankly, I don't think they're worth it." :0!!! Which he could very well have said! But he loved us soooo much that he knew he needed to do that to redeem us. It's amazing. Because in reality, we arent worth it. We arent worth any of it. But he paid the price...the worst, most aweful death! not only physically but spiritually - all of the sins and diseases of the world on his shoulders...........We just cant fathom words. God is love. Our minds wont comprehend the depth of it all but we can trust. Just liked the song says, "I'll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross..." And all we have to do is believe! :)

I could go on and on. I am just so thankful for these studies and I am really working on examining my thoughts and actions and living for God and pleasing Him. It is a journey! I love studying God's Word and I want to grow in him and let down my pride and have more of God. There is so much to be thankful for - which is a whole new blog ...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Not me Monday

I think I will jump on the bandwagon of "Not Me Mondays.."

Here is a little 'not me monday'...
I definitely did not get so frustrated with Nick because he tilted in the flap on his coffee cup lid where you take a sip because he said "you get more coffee when you sip if you do that." I did not keep yelling, "umm...your mouth pushes it in so you get the same amount of coffee!!" LOL
I dont know if that makes sense but it was ridiculous lol

I dont know why it bothered me so much lol I just need to be right. I mean I DONT need to be right. ;)

(umm I am working on being creative with this thing haha getting there) haha

more later..........

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Random and Anyways

First of all. why are people so weird? anyways haha

I know I always talk about Drew but he is my world. besides Jesus Christ who IS my world.So thankful for everyything God has blessed us with...that is a whole other post...anyways I dont know who reads this anyways. Drew puts a smile on my face everyday. I just love him so much. When he hugs me and says my name, it is the best feeling. I know I will love it even more when he says 'I love you mommy'. =)
He is a stinker though. Into mischief lol except I think sometimes. He is exploring the world for the first time which is crazy to think about. He loves the outside and cries and cries when we take him inside. He would play all day outside if we let him.

At the moment he is going through my purse and I dont care at the moment haha there isnt anything he can get into that is bad right now... this is how it is with him -constantly running after him as he is getting into anything and everything and climbing up and in and over everything ! :) I love it though! He is amazingly fun and I love him.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Getaway/random thoughts

So Nick and I went on a mini getaway to Birch Run outlets and Hampton Inn without Drew. It was a fun time and a good time to spend with just Nick. However, I missed Drew. It is just amazing how your life and attitudes/thoughts change when you have a child. It is hard to explain. ANyways, I was very emotional when we dropped him off. I dont know why but I cried and cried lol
When we were at the outlets I just thought about Drew lol I wasnt even thinking about buying things for me. We of course went to Carters and I could go crazy in there with all the adorable outfits for babies and toddlers and there are a lot of cute clothes for boys! for those of you and me before thinking there isnt. ;) Nick was there to keep me from going crazy. It was hard though!

So there is alot I could write but...see I am just not a good blogger. I want to be but its like I have too many thoughts to write down haha

However, I will blog more now. I promise. For those who would like to read. lol

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I got this from another friend's blog :) apparently a lot of people have done it but I havent seen ya go!

1.What would you like to appear in your hands right now? hmm.... a baby haha

2.What was the last thing you ate? a couple baked lays

3.What is your favorite episode of a tv show? hmm wow way too many of different shows... i cant even start to say one...i will think about it lol

4.Have you ever ridden in a limo? yes

5.Which is better, your cursive or your printing? i dunno, printing when i wanna write neatly.

6.What photos are living on your camera right now, waiting to be downloaded? And why are they still there? NONE lol if u know me, u know i am constantly uploading haha i hope ppl arent sick of all my pics lol

7.How many pregnant women do you know? 4 or 5!

8. Three things you did this past weekend: played with my nieces, chatted with family, played with drew.

9.If you could only visit three websites for the next month, which would you choose? facebook, twitter, (email)

10.What did your family do for vacations when you were a child? FLORIDA 2 times a year to visit my grandparents and fun cruiseS!!! :)

11.Law & Order or Boston Legal? none

12.Do you mind if guests show up uninvited? depends lol

13.When will you next travel by plane? July to Florida with Stef and the girls and my parents to visit my grandparents! they finally get to meet drew!!

14.What did the last text message you received say? I dont text...

15.When was the last time you got dressed up? i dont remember lol

16.The perfect sign of affection is: a big hug

17.Do you use your real name online or do you go by a screen name? real name.

18.What do you miss when you’re away from home? hm, being in pjs

19.What are you completely & totally over hearing about, reading about, discussing ad nauseum? hm i dont really follow too much into stuff but the bachelor's jason and molly and melissa fiasco lol

20.Do you reply to comments on your blog? Yes

21.What are three things that you are looking forward to? Warm weather, Florida, having another baby :).

22.What is your favorite kind of tree? Palm tree!

23.What is the newest thing you own? hm some pants for school.

24.If I do anything well, it’s: hm i feel weird saying good things about myself. but i try to be the best mom I can be.

25.What is your favorite dessert? hm I love desserts....too many! haha but maybe confetti cake.

26.Do you use a planner? no but my sister got me a good "mom" one so i will start using it cuz i can never remember appts :/

27.What is your all-time favorite tv comedy? King of Queens, Friends, Gilmore Girls. =tie

28.What is your current obsession? photography..except not like into all the photography stuff but just taking pics :)

29.Three signs Spring is here: warmer weather, rain, lighter mood lol

30.Do you balance your checkbook or wing it? Nick does that stuff lol

31.What kind of grapes do you prefer? i like both red and green

32.What is your favorite store-bought cookie? grasshopper

33.What was your fifth grade teacher’s name? Mr.KNEA

34.High school was: great! i liked it... met nick! and had great friends!

35.Describe your dream kitchen: I dont really care lol i know its bad...

36.What would you really like to purchase? i dunno at the moment. i always want clothes...but I wanna be skinny again first....

37.How many of your friendships have lasted more than a decade? some!

38.Are there times when you still feel like a kid? a lot of times lol

39.What teacher from high school comes to mind first? well all cuz i see them but mr. barsuhn came to me first lol

40.What magazines do you read? not on a reg. basis but you know, gossip mags. .lol and parenting.

there ya go! :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

some new thoughts...

so I havent written in a very long time. The problem with me and blogging is I have too many thoughts and I tend to not wanna take the time to write them all down lol I never was into having a diary or journal, but I do like it when I do blog haha if that makes sense...anyways I wanted to write a little about my bible studies and thoughts.We just finished the Esther bible study. It was so good and I love listening to Beth Moore.

I just started another Bible study with Beth entitled 'Jesus the One and Only' so it will be a study on Jesus. I am excited to study deeply. We talked about famines back in history where people didnt hear new words from God but He wanted to provoke a hunger for God and his Word. In the same way, he does that in our lives with our own 'famines.' Even when God seems silent, he is working in our lives. That is just a tiny bit of the study tonight. It really spoke to me during my own times of struggles and trials. I feel he wants me to draw near to Him and create a hunger for more of Him. There can always be more! I am thankful for these studies and people who encourage and I pray I can encourage others also.

John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."