Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Day 1: A few things about myself
Day 2: Things I am good at
Day 3: I am looking foward to...
Day 4: Today's playlist
Day 5: My weekend goals
Day 6: My least fav words
Day 7: My favorite tv shows
Day 8: Whats in your bag
Day 9: Favorite websites and blogs
Dau 10: My wishlist
Day 11: Date night ideas
Day 12: Weekly rituals
Day 15: Places to see in my town
Day 16: Words that are hard to spell
Day 17: Roadtrips must haves
Day 18: Recipes i want to try
Day 19: Celebrity favorites
Day 20: Things to do this summer
Day 21: Favorite movies
Day 22: Things you wish you had the guts to do
Day 24: Favorite places to shop
Day 25: Favorite books
Day 26: Lessons I have learned
Day 27: Vacations I have been on
Day 28: My favorite foods
Day 29: Today's to do list
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thank you God for that reminder. You are in control and have good plans for me. My trials will not last forever.
Why is trusting so hard sometimes? I trust then doubt....a vicious cycle. I know God wants me to cast my cares on Him... God is faithful. I need to trust even when it seems like it isnt going as I want it to.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
If you had unlimited resources, what would your life look like? *Spring Forward Blog Challenge Day 14*
Friday, March 25, 2011
A photograph of the town you grew up in. What did you love/hate about it? *Spring Forward Blog Challenge Day 12*
Thursday, March 24, 2011
The funny thing that was while we were there, there was an anime convention. It. was. hilarous. and crazy how man people were there for it!! There were thousands of people dressed up walking around to the convention center! Goood times haha So that is our trip in a small nutshell ...here are some pics from it...if you wanna see more look in my facebook! :)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Another way I pamper myself is taking baths...I do that more often. What I love even more is going in the hot tub! My parents have a hot tub. I used to go in it all the time when I lived at home. I havent been in a while because I was pregnant... so I will say hot tub is another fav. This is a pic of my friends Karina and Betsy and I in my parents hot tub :)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A photo of your last significant purchase. Did it satisfy a need or a want? *Spring Forward Blog Challenge Day 9*
Monday, March 21, 2011
Anyways, the wedding and reception was so nice and fun. We had a fairly big wedding and and a wedding party of 6 bridesmaids, 6 groomsmen and 2 flower girls. Three of my girls were friends/roomies from college, my sister-in-law and my maid and matron of honor was my sister and my middle school/high school best friend. My flower girls were my two oldest nieces :)
My colors were pastel colors. Each girls had a different color dress. The flowers were gerbera daisies. :D
The reception was so much fun with all our families and friends. I had a bunch of friends there from elementary/middle school, high school and college! :) It was a blast! We were all out there on the dance floor having a great time.
Nick and I danced to "Time of my Life" for our first dance! It was so fun - you know from Dirty Dancing :) I kind of lead him in the moves but I wish we practiced and actually did the dance haha
Well there is a lot I could write about all the details but those are some highlights :) It was one of the best days of my life besides giving birth to Drew and Emma :)
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Tell us about your best friend when you were 16, and where you two stand today *Spring Forward Blog Challenge Day 6*
Kathryn (aka Katie to me) and I were best friends at 16 and we are still friends today even though we have gone down different college paths, locations and careers. We have known each other since preschool and have more inside jokes than can count. I miss those days but thank goodness for facebook, we keep in touch. Katie is a professional woman working as a Public Policy Specialist at Disability Network/Lakeshore... (I just copy and pasted that from her info on facebook) lol. I dont even get what she does :) But she is good at it! Anyways, even though we live a few hours away from each other and do different things, I still love her. We have been through good times and bad times and I hope to stay connected through our whole lives. :)
Friday, March 18, 2011
Anyways, this is something I can live without and wish I did. I am so ready for summer! I was very thankful for the beautiful day yesterday and hoping its not just a tease. I know it is Michigan though so the weather can change at the drop of a hat. At least the end of winter is in sight! :)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Something or Someone You Can't Live Without, Because You Tried *Spring Forward Blog Challenge Day 4*
I havent really tried to live without him but thats ok. I know I cant live without him.
"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day." Noah, The Notebook
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I do not like the fact that I worry easily. I worry a lot about physical symptoms, especially when they seem weird or annoying. I get panic attacks about it and worry it wont go away. I know, irrational... I need to practice what I preach and trust God. He is in control. However, I still struggle with worry and anxiety. That is my biggest struggle. I have to give it to God daily.
I also do not like the fact that I tend to be on the pessimistic side; HOWEVER, I have been more positive lately. But at times, I focus on the negative and not ALLLL the many positive blessings in my life. Why cant I be one of those people who is always positive? I can strive to be that way. It is a choice. I am striving to be more thankful and think of alll the blessings I have and focus on those things in my life God has given me.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
some things to remember, a few to forget.
spring clean your soul with the happy life blog!
march 14-april 13
Day 1 – A picture of you and something you like about like about yourself
Day 2 – Something you really don't like about yourself.
Day 3 – A photo of something you ate today. Was is it worth the calories?
Day 4 – Something or someone you can't live without, because you’ve tried.
Day 5 – Something you definitely could live without.
Day 6 – Tell us about your best friend when you were 16, and where you two stand today.
Day 7 – Tell us about your wedding or dream wedding.
Day 8 – The best advice you've ever received.
Day 9 – A photo of your last significant purchase. Did it satisfy a need or a want?
Day 10 – What is your favorite way to pamper yourself?
Day 11 – The greatest vacation or trip you've ever had.
Day 12 – A photograph of the town you grew up in. What did you love/hate about it?
Day 13 – Where are you spiritually? In a valley or on a mountain?
Day 14 – If you had unlimited resources, what would your life look like? (Have fun with this one!)
Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without. Why?
Day 16 – What do you miss most about your childhood?
Day 17 – Something you crave a lot.
Day 18 – What is something you wish you could change about yourself?
Day 19 – What is something you hope never changes about you.
Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.
Day 21 – A photo of something that consistently makes you happy.
Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Day 23 – Tell us something you think no one really knows about you.
Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.
Day 25 – Someone who impacts your life regularly.
Day 26 – How have you changed in the past two years?
Day 27 – What is something you need to forgive yourself for?
Day 28 – What is something you need to stop blaming yourself for?
Day 29 – Something you could never get tired of doing.
Day 30 – A photo of you today, and 3 good things that have happened during this blog challenge.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We saw her wiggling her toes!! It was so cool and cute saw her little toes going back and forth. And her hands were in front of her face and moved it down and up :) She also has HAIR :)
Sunday, January 30, 2011
* "God presented Jesus Christ as a [mercy seat] through faith in his blood." (Romans 3:25)
God sent his Son to be the mercy seat for our sins!
Now, a great reminder...in our depravity, Christ died for us! She says, " Christ died for us. He died for people who yelled, "Crucify him!" He died for those who ripped His flesh with whips. He died for those who slapped Him and spit on Him... In the moment in all of history when humanity could not have been further from God, Christ died for us."
We cannot even imagine how terrible the sins that hung on Jesus that day. "His father was forced to look away. His Holiness had to forsake His own Son so that through his sacrifice Christ could intercede on our behalf. Jesus experienced the excruciating pain of being forsaken by God so that we might not have to. And because He did, "we have peace with God." (Rom. 5:1)
Our minds cannot even comprehend that kind of love. Even as I type this, I think, even if I dont want to ....sometimes I take this for granted. Lord, forgive me.
All we have to do is believe and accept that love that Jesus died on the cross and rose again for us and we are free and clear and forgiven! John 3:16
" Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. " John 14:6
"But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, 5 that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)" Eph. 2: 4-5
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Like 5 different sources had the bible verse Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." ad little add-ons about it..I was like "Wait. There are a lot of places reminding me of how God is in control and knows the plans he has and that they are good....when I dont know what I will do or what I should do....God knows...now is when one prays for wisdom. :)
God is good!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Womanswork/intro.htm it says " Martha Ballard, a well-known eighteenth-century woman, wrote in her journal on Nov. 26, 1795, "A womans work is Never Done as ye Song Says, and happy Shee whos Strength holds out to the End..." Interesting...
haha its true...as not necessarily a woman's work but besides that point. it is a true statement...always laundry to do, dishes to do, clothes to put away, toys to pick up, clutter to pick up, cleaning....you get done and feel a sense of accomplishment...then ...you do it all over again. But it is life.
If you know me, you know that I am disorganized and a messy person ha i dont really care to clean...however when its done, I love that it is clean. I have actually gotten better and want it to be clean more than before if you can believe it! ;) Therefore, everyday I have been picking up and cleaning so that it doesnt pile up...except for the laundry today...but I spent all day catching up on laundry and now its 7/8ths done hahaha
Then ending the day playing with Drew and Nick is the cherry on top :) I love Drew's laughs!