Friday, February 29, 2008

More random thoughts...

Yea it’s Friday!
Ok so, I want to write a post about LOST-we are avid watchers, but there are so many questions swirling in my head right now…
-Who the heck is Ben?
-Who is in the coffin?
-Did Claire die, is that why Kate has Aaron?
-Michael and Walt?? Where are they? I know they are coming back…
-Who are these people Sayid is killing off?
I could go on and on. We have many theories about the whole thing. But there is something more important on my mind this morning…

Orange Tic Tacs.
Why are they classified as mints when they are not minty at all? Don’t get me wrong. I love them. My grandmother used to send them to me all the time.
I ate a whole little box of them last night. And thought, they taste like Orange Fanta in solid form. They are in no way “minty”, not even the aftertaste.
And why are they called Tic Tac’s anyway?? Hearing “Tic-Tac” just makes me think of something small. But who thought that up in the beginning? Anyway,

No more showings this week on the house. Please keep praying that God provides just the right buyer soon! Although I am enjoying my awesome “newish” kitchen and laundry room! (Pics coming, I promise)
Oh and on another prayer note, our dear friends the O’Steens are like 9 months pregnant with twin girls! I’m so excited and can’t wait for them to get here. Sometime soon I hope…we just need them to stay in there for like another week or so, so pray that they arrive safely and healthy, cuz it will be any day now! Check them out here!
Sorry for all the randomness in the last few posts! I just enjoy the "randomness" of life and truth be told, we have not much going on right now other than work! :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Inspiration and Yams...

So inspiration comes from many places. People, heroic acts, places, nature, a beautiful song…

So that brings me to a little guy I like to call…John Mayer. And yes, I know he may have some assistance from “LSD”, but still, he’s amazing!! I was listening to him in the car on the way home yesterday and you know how when you’re driving in traffic, you don’t really pay attention to the words of songs, you are just kind of driving mindlessly…ok, at least I’ll speak for myself. Well, a song from Continuum came on called The Heart of Life. Here’s my favorite part of the song…

You know it's nothing new
Bad news never had good timing
Then the circle of your friends
Will defend the silver lining
Pain throws your heart to the ground
Love turns the whole thing around
No it won't all go the way it should
But i know the heart of life is good

I love that. Your friends (and family) defend the silver lining of life. Cool.

On a different note, Our camera batteries have been dead for the last week, this is why there is lots of text, not many pics on the blog right now…How hard is it to change out batteries you ask. Not very, unless you are also having problems remembering if you took a shower this morning or not. And, unless you also have a fetish with the Energizer Lithium batteries and will not use anything else. But, that being said, I’ve got batteries in hand, and am determined to post some pictures tonight! I know you are all on the edge of your seats.

Afterthought of the Skip and I ate dinner last night, I was enjoying one of my favorite things, sweet potatoes. Yummm! Here’s a question…And yes I know I can google this…Are sweet potatoes and yams the same thing?? A very burning question for many I'm sure :)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Prayer Request

Hello everyone!
Just a quick post this morning to ask for your prayers. As you probably know, Skip and I had our house on the market last year for like 10 months!! We took it off for a while, did some work on it, and it is going back on TODAY! Please, if you have a second, even if it's just right while you read this blog, please say a prayer over our little house. We know and trust in our God's faithfullness and perfect will and timing in our lives! But we would love to sell it sooner than later! So a prayer for the right buyer and a quick and smooth sell would be awesome!
Thanks so much...and thanks to our beyond amzing friends who came over Saturday and worked their tails off cleaning, working on our yard, painting, fixing....more on that to come, but THANKS to you all!!!
Happy Monday :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Tagged by Avery

I was tagged by sweet Avery :) , so here ya go!!
My favs, in random order...

Five Fav Movies:
1. Anne of Green Gables
2. old Alfred Hitchcock movies and old musicals
2b. Napolean Dynamite / Anchorman ( I love Will Ferrell!)
3. The Bourne Trilogy
4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
5. Harry Potter Extravaganza
(I am more of a TV person....I love too many movies to narrow it down.)

Five Fav TV shows:
1. Hannah Montana
2. Lost
3.The Amazing Race
4. Grey’s Anatomy
5. The Office
(but I also love some “classics”-Alias, Felicity, OC)

Five places I would like to be:
1. NYC
2. at home with Reese
3. the Lake of the Ozarks cabin we always went to growing up
4. a European tour
5. Vegas, baby!...I mean, Nashville :)

Five Fav foods:
1. Mexican
2. Breakfast Food
3. Sour Patch Kids
4. Concession stand food (hot dogs, nachos…)
5. My grandmas pot roast and fixins

Five Fav Songs/artists:
1. Hannah Montana theme song
2. Coldplay-everything they sing
3. Justin Timberlake
4. John Mayer
5. Andy Davis/Dave Barnes (check them out)

Five Things I like to do:
1. hang out with friends and family
2. go to movies
3. play basketball
4. Cooking/Eating at fun places
5. organizing things and throwing things away

I'm tagging: Jenn, Andrea, Misty, and Rosey!! :)

Friday, February 15, 2008

Year 5

So today is our 5th wedding anniversary!---I can't believe it's been that long! Here are my Top 5 "married moments" thus no particular order...

-our honeymoon in Vegas when skip let me walk down the strip to get us breakfast at mcdonalds, BY MYSELF, because he wanted to sleep in late :),

-the day skip figured out the top two situations in which to never bother me(you are taking your life into your own hands)...
*when I am taking a nap ("I hate 6:30!") :)
*when I am watching my favorite TV show,

-the day we energetically ripped out our bathroom vanity and a geyser erupted out of our wall,

-finding out we were going to have a baby / the birth of our precious, amazing daughter,

-the flower delivery guy delivering the tulips I get every year on this day!

There are so many more, and of course all the "major moments" qualify without, buying our house, surviving hurricane emily, all that. But truly, my favorite are the ones just hanging out with each other and friends/family, laughing, playing with reese...
I like that saying about how life is what happens in between all the big stuff...
Our past 5 years of "life" have been awesome and I can't wait for the next ones!

(Ave, I know you tagged me and I'll post it asap :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Day by Day

I was reminded yesterday by a dear friend (who lives this out for me daily, by the way) to look at each day as a new day. Heard it before, I thought. But the more I really thought about it, I thought “wow!.” How easy to hear, but how hard to live out. As I’ve been struggling through some things recently, some bigger, some smaller, some not really anything at all except in my mind :) …this really hit me. I tend sometimes to carry things along with me day to day and let them get very heavy, when I need just to let them go. Each day is a new day. Every moment is a moment I can’t get back. Christ intends, I think, for us not to have necessarily a perfect life or easy life, but a joyful life! Joy in Christ, joy in my daughter, joy in my husband, joy in my family, joy in my friends, joy in work that God has provided me, on and on…..
Yesterday I was for sure having a little freakout about some things, getting bogged down in the mundane, in some self-pity, in the affects of things I have no control over and can’t change. But wow…today is new day, a different day, and I can be joyful today! I know this sounds a little trite and maybe kindof goofy, but how cool would it be live with this attitude, instead of: stress, worry, etc.?? So I am going to continue to struggle with myself daily. I know that joy is what Christ desires for me, and I want to strive, though I know I will never completely get there, every day to be more like the person I can be in Him.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Chit Chat

Wow! I have not written in so long! Sorry. Alot going on...Work, Reese, recovering from being sick for like a month, life. Nothing new or exciting though. I'm gonna be thinking of some clever, funny post(I really miss writing, so I need to get back on that), but for now...we are alive and well! Just FYI. :) A sweet blog to check out in the!
Oh yeah! Did anyone watch the Grammy's last night?? I mean, really, Amy Winehouse?? Just because she actually really did have to go to rehab we have to give her the sympathy vote?? And Kanye...?!?!?!?!? I will, however, always love and adore my Justin Timberlake and John Mayer. Also, did I hear the glorious rumor today that the writer's strike is over??????????