Living life as a fabulous mom, Wonderful wife, and most of the time dedicated employee.Leaves little time to worry about grammar, and spelling!!! I'm Pretty awful at it, sorry ahead of time. I'm just saying!

Monday, January 31, 2011

He Has My Heart Forever!!!

Jon and I have been together for almost 15 years that's half of my life.
We met when we were 12 and we played a cat a mouse game for a looong time. Jon was relentless, and I was playing hard to get! Until one day I finally saw him differently, it definitely  helped that he was in his cute little baseball uniform. LOL.  I remember the day that I said Yes , YES Jon I will be your  girl friend, It was May 7 1997. From that day forward we were inseparable.  You rarely saw one of us with out the other.

2007, The winter we bought our first house!
We have been through so much  together,  We have grown up together. We got our drivers licenses, we went to proms, we have been through the divorce of his parents , first jobs, and heart aches, he was with me when I thought my family was falling apart, We graduated high school and college together and Family vacations. He was by my side when I said goodbye to my Grand father (my best friend) Hes been amazing, hes been my glue, my rock.

Dude My hair was long, I <3 him!
 What makes it even better is that I know God made him just for me, He gave me this beautiful relationship to love and Cherish and to nurture and grow. I don't Thank God enough for giving me this man.

 5 year Wedding anniversary!
 Lately I have not been the best wife, he  deserves  soooo much better. I have been snappy, ill, short, tempered, and sometimes just plan ole mean. Why? I really cant explain, hes done nothing wrong. He works hard and sacrifices so much for our family. Maybe its lack of sleep or that lots of my time and energy go to a tiny little man. Maybe its stress from work, or crazy bills. None of these I know are are good enough excuses. I'm so THANKFUL for this man.

I would Love to do something spacial for Jon, something out of the ordinary,  and that doesn't cost and arm and a leg.  Something that will show him how much he means to me and That I'm still as much in love with him today as the day we said I do!

Hes' my knight in shining armor!
What Have you done, to make your special guy feel loved, or guys what has your special women done for you, that let you know just how wonderful you are!? I may have to steal your Idea!!

I Love Jon M <3

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lazy Sunday!!

Landon's Sleeping!!!

He got up at 5 am this morning, Talk about one cranky little boy. We had lunch at our favorite Mexican restaurant after church today, and that poor little guy was so tired a cranky,  he started screaming just to make sure everyone knew he was there!! Jon had to take him outside to calm him down, and that didn't even work.  He is now sleeping soundly!!!! Wooooooo!!!!

I soooo should be up cleaning and taking advantage of this baby free time, but instead I'm sitting here on the couch, blog surfing and watching lifetime!!! I have piles of laundry, and a few dishes in the  sink, and I'm not even sure the bed is made. I'm such a procrastinator, but its just sooo nice to have a lazy Sunday!!

The weather is beautiful today, its in the mid 50's. I think I may have a touch of spring Fever. I guess we will see on Wednesday how many weeks of winter we have left! Please Mr. Ground Hog don't see your shadow or maybe close your eyes!!

I promise I will post some of coupon tips I learned Friday night, as soon as I get my notes and thoughts together. I will tell you guys I was a bit overwhelmed!! You can really go coupon crazy, but the money you can save is unreal!!!

Happy Sunday Friends!! Love you all!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday! TGIF!!

Hello friends!! TGIF!
I'm really excited about the weekend, the weather is suppose to be really nice in the 50's whoohooo!!!   Watch out were having a heat wave!!! I'm hoping that we can get Landon outside to play!!! We all need some vitamin D!

I'm filling in the Blank today with Lauren at The little things we do! Its fun you should link up!!

1.   If my house was on fire and I could only grab 3 things I would grab      Oh my... This one is harder then I thought, My lap top (it has all of my pictures on it) I have a blanket/comforter that was my grandfathers ,it has a lot of sentimental value, and maybe my cell phone or camera? Of course it goes without saying that I wouldn't leave without Jon and Landon! Gosh that one was hard for me for some reason!  

2.  A smell I really like is   Chocolate chip cookies baking!! YUMMMM!!! Honey suckles in the spring!! OOHHH I love that smell!!!

3.  Something you might not know about me is    I have an obsession with bath and body products, candles and anything that will make my house smell good!!


4.  Some of my favorite websites to putter about on are      I  love blog surfing, and I probably spend to much time on Facebook, and  etsy!


5.  This weekend I will     Tonight I'm going to a couponing class with some co workers and friends , I'm looking forward to learning how to save some money! Saturday I'm finally getting my hair done, I'm so excited! Sunday Relax YESSSS!!

6. Nothing makes me happier than     The love of my husband and  Looking at my sons face and knowing what a beautiful gift God gave me, the happiness and love is overwhelming!

7.  A bad habit I have is       procrastinating!! Ill do it later!!! Do it now Heather!!!!


 The count down is on till 5 Friends!!! I hope you all have a Happy weekend!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bath Time Is Such Fun!

 This Little Guy Love's a bath, Its  one of his favorite things to do!!!

 Even first thing in the morning, with no water in the tub!
(Mom, Please put some of that stuff in here!)

 But bubble baths, hes not too sure about!
( do you love his spaghetti face?)

Oh..... OK maybe this bubble stuff is FUN!!!

He plays and plays and plays!!!
Its time to get out!!!!

 NOOOOO mom I don't want to Please!!!
One more minute!!

 I just love this perfect little face!!
(even with spaghetti on it)

I cant believe that another week is coming to an end!
This week flew by, but I'm so glad that the weekend is here. I'm ready for time with my boys and family and friends. I cant wait for Saturday I'm FINALLY  getting my hair done! WOOOHOOOO, its been way tooooo LONG!!
I hope you have a great Friday friends!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NKOTB On My Mind!!

Today I'm playing along with Tanya over at A Taste Of T  for Whats on Your Mind Wednesday!

  • Goodness I'm tired today!
  • Its such a nasty day, I should have called in sick and stayed in the bed!
  • I'm to school for cool!!
  • I want to go see NKOTB in July!
  • The tickets are quite expensive!
  • I heart NKOTB!
  • My Favorite New Kid was Joey!
  • Why do patients have to be so mean??
  • I'm here to help them!
  • That's something that frustrates me badly!
  • My pen is Tye dye!
  • I once Tye dyed a pair of Jon's Boxers
  • He still wears them!
  • Snow and Ice stay away!!!
  • What the crap am I going to cook for dinner?
  • I wonder if Jon would step on a grenade for me?
  • He Better! Ill punch him if he says no!
  • CRAP its snowing!!
  • I cant wait to get home to my guys!!
  • There is no place like home!
  • I wish I had ruby red slippers
  • I would wish myself  to some were warm tropical and relaxing!
Its almost time to go home!! Hope you guys are having a great day!!
What on your mind?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Funday Monday!

 I wrote Funday Monday, On the dry erase board at work , first thing this morning. I was determined not to let another Monday defeat me!! I put on my She-Ra shield this morning and I was ready to conquer this day!  It was a long and very BUSY typical Monday, but all in all I have to say that my shield worked!!! LOL!

I can totally remember the Christmas I got a She-Ra sword, shield, mask and cape!!       

Last Monday left me completely defeated and set the tone for the entire week. I hate when you start out on a a bad foot and the entire week just seems to follow the same direction. The weekend totally made up for the crummy week, and to top it all off..... Landon slept the WHOLE night last night WOOOHOOOOO,  that just doesn't happen often!!!! Maybe I felt better today cause I had 1 whole entire night worth of sleep! Will it Happen again??? YES!! I sure hope so!!

I also got some SUPER awesome bloggy news today!!! I won a blog makeover from an awesome give away form a AWESOME blog called   For the Love Of Blogs!!  If your not a follower of this awesome blog, its a must, get your butt over there and follow. These Lady's work hard on helping you grow your blog with Awesome tips, features and networking. They also offer the coolest blog hops. I promise that you wont be disappointed!!! Get there NOW!!!! Their AWESOME!! LOL!

Fiends I hope that this Monday has been good to you!!
Lets get our She-Ra gear on for Tuesday! Guys you can be He-Man!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Huge Thank You's and Some Stuff....

Mondays almost here, I'm sad that this weekend is coming to an end. Monday just stay away for a little longer please! We had a really great weekend, wasn't quite has low key has I had planned, but so much fun none the less!!

Did You know that 14 month old's can drive?? He loves this!!

We had dinner Friday night with our Friends, Anthony Christina and Kai. I always get so nervous and uptight, when we take Landon out for long periods of time, especially in restaurants, were people are trying to relax. Landon is at the, move like a wild monkey boy stage, and if I don't get my way Ill pitch a fit stage, but he  stayed in his seat and did really good! BIG sigh!! YAY!!!

Landon and Kai!! Chili's Yum!

Saturday we celebrated Charleigh's first birthday. We had lots of fun, but wild monkey boy wanted to be in the middle of everything! There were just to many people there to let him go wild. I'm pretty sure that Landon is getting a few teeth , all at once, poor guy just wasn't himself yesterday he ran a temperature all day and drooled buckets. He's back to himself today!!!

Look at the Camera!! 1 of many shots trying to get them all to look!
LOL!!! they are just toooo sweet!
Guess what!?? I got 2 Blog awards this weekend!!  I have a big smile on my face!!! :) It just really makes me happy to know that people actually read my blog!!

My First Award was from Kimberly @ The Davis Daily Dose . She awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much Kimberly! You Rock!

My 2nd award is from Carli Alice @ Grandmas Guide to Life. She awarded me The Stylish Blogger Award!! Yay!! Thank you so much Carli Alice!!!  Your Awesome!

Both of these Awards come with a few rules. Like letting you know, a little about myself and passing it on to other Awesome and Fabulous blogs!!! That's just so hard to do, I love all the blogs I follow. I kinda feel like I'm taking the easy way out, but I'm being serious, I love each and everyone of you. So I award you all, with both of these awards!! So if you want to, feel free to take them and post them on your page. Display them proudly you deserve them!!!  I hope Monday is good to you all!!!

Love you!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Its Time For... Fill In The Blank Friday!

Happy Fill in the blank Friday!
 Another week has come and gone! This week seemed to crawl by at a snails pace!! I'm looking forward to a low key weekend!! W e have another birthday party Saturday. I love to watch Landon interact with other children, so I'm excited about that! Jon is going to start working on tiling our kitchen floor woohooo!!!! Our kitchen needs a makeover its so old and outdated , for now I am settling on a new floor and a fresh coat of paint, the rest will have to wait!

Wanna Join in?? Go Link up with Lauren@ The little things we do!
Its a great way to find new blog friends!
  1.   My favorite quote is    I just  found this one the other day, I LOVE ,LOVE it!
"The most beautiful people we know, are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

3.  The first time I felt like a "grown up" was     The day we brought Landon home from the hospital. When all of our family had left and it was just the three of us. WHOA I'm in charge of this tiny little life! Yeah I was now the grown up!

2.  A bad habit I have is    Lets see, Drinking Diet Mtn. Dew or Diet Coke, for some reason my brain thinks that I have to have it. Water will just not do!!!! Hitting the snooze button 50 times every single morning, you would think I would learn, but obviously, I love to rush around and be late for work every day!

4 .  Weekends are        A time for relaxation from the busy week. Its a time for family and friends! They are what keeps me sane!

5.  When I was a child I wished my name was    My middle Name is Rene, for some reason I didn't like  the name Heather and wanted to be called Rene! I remember asking my mom if I could change it,and telling everyone to call me Rene. It never stuck!

 6.  I wish      I could be a stay at home mom, I wish that Jon and I would have made wiser decisions, so that I could be! One day I will be no doubt!! I also wish that I could be more creative, I wanna be more crafty!

7.  A secret I have is  I LOVE Michael Jackson Music!!!! LOVE it!!! I grew up listening to it and I still do! I know just about every MJ song!! I'm not a fan of the man, but is music is AWESOME!!!

Have a wonderful weekend Friends!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Is 64 Colors Enough For You??

 We all color people Its human nature, I think that its unfortunate that we often color people wrong, or we let other people color people for us! If some one was going to color you, what colors do you think they would choose, do people know the real you, do people have the wrong impression of you?

But you know what?

God is the ONLY person worthy enough to color you!!!
This essay was written by my youth pastors wife Brooke! WOW!!! I Hope you get as much inspiration from it as I did!!!

"Colors" from Impact Student Ministry on Vimeo.

Let me know what you think!
its almost Friday!!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Its All About Time!! A Lesson Learned from Motherhood!

Hey friends!  Gosh it has been a LONG, LONG, LONG week!! Did I mention its been a long week?!! I'm so glad that's it almost Thursday and I can put this crazy week, behind me!!

I assure you I'm not one to rush time, espicasily now that I have a son. That's defiantly one thing I have learned is that time goes by too  fast, and I defiantly don't want to rush a single precious moment with Landon. Days seem like seconds, weeks more like minutes and months like hours! Before you know it an entire year as passed right before you! If It weren't for pictures I probably couldn't tell you what I did the first few days Landon was home, or when he first sat up! It blows my mind.

I know growing up my mom ALWAYS said, enjoy your childhood, live up high school, don't rush growing up. Why in the word didn't I listen. Having Landon has definitely allowed me to see just how valuable time is. I have taken a few step back and re-evaluated my life.  My family is #1, they deserve all of my time, Ive cut out  things that drained me emotionally and physically, things that didn't allow me to give my 2 guys 100%. I don't want to miss a single milestone, or a precious moment that I will never get back.

 Life really does go by way to fast!! This year I want to make a conscious effort to enjoy every moment that God gives me, The Good the BAD and the Ugly, So after writing this I'm realizing that I totally contradicted my first sentence! OOSP!!! I'm  going to make sure that I enjoy whats left of this week for sure!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Manic Monday!

To day was a CRAZY, LONG, hectic. Just totally draining day!!  Unfortunately I didn't have the day off!

Bare with me for this post, its not my ordinary!

Isn't it crazy how one day you are on top of the world, life is good, your confident and positive, and then you have one day were its not quite as perfect as you had planned, maybe it was as simple as you woke up late knocking your whole day off track, Or it could be that you didn't get the reaction you anticipated from your husband, family member or friend. Its funny how one tiny imperfection in your world came seem to turn it upside down. 

Today was just a MANIC Monday for me, long and busy. I couldn't seem to get it all together, which started this whole spiral of self doubt. AWWHHHHHHH why in the world do we do this to our self? I'm the same person I was yesterday, I'm no different!!!  So I looked up some inspiration and look what I found!!

Yeah I needed that! Even the positively optimistic have a bad day!! Go away self doubt!!!  I hope that you all had a great Monday!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Short Weekend Wrap Up!!

Ugghhhhhhh!!!! 4:00 Sunday afternoon, I start to dread, Monday is coming way to fast!!! NOOOOOOO!!!!! Cant we add one more day to the weekend!! I'm pretty sure I heard Landon say he wanted me to stay home tomorrow!!

We had a pretty great weekend, We had a lot of family time which has been rare lately. Jon has had some crazy work hours this winter with working for the DOT. Every time there is a chance for bad weather he is on call. So the first snow flake, he gets called in and can work for a few days straight! We have had more snow and Ice this winter then I can remember!! I'm starting to dread the word SNOW!

Pizza making at its finest!!!
Saturday we went to a birthday party!! We celebrated  Noah's 4th birthday! It was Mario brothers themed! It was really cute. Tracy Noah's mom did such a good job, so creative! Landon had a really great time, he made is own pizza, pulled on a pinata  and ran around like a mad man! I cant believe how big he is getting so independent an stubborn, he has  also became quite the flirt. He found an older women named Harper she was 16 months old. Landon would go up to her hug her and not let go, he did it over and over, It was tooooooo cute!!! Watch out Ladies!!

Mario mustache! He kept it on for about 5 seconds!

 Sooooo Monday is almost here, I hope you all have a great start to your week!!
Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Its Time..... For Fill In The Blank Friday!

Hello Friends! I'm so excited that the weekend his here!!  Its time for another fill in the Blank Friday! If You want to join in on the fun  head over to The Little Things We Do !   

 1.   I feel happy when    I'm Home with My husband and my son, I'm happy when my friends and family are happy, when they hurt I hurt!
2.  I get silly when I tend to be silly all the time, I just like to have fun, I don't take much seriously, which could probably get me in trouble someday??

3.  Something that makes me sad is When Landon is sick! when a friend or family member is hurting. Lonely people and cancer.

4.  Something that makes me annoyed is    Slow drivers, Changes at my job, people who refuse to grow up, negativity people who never see the good in anything!!

5.  A time that I've been truly surprised was  When Jon asked me to marry him!

6.  I am so thankful for       My sweet husband, my Son, my loving friends and family. Right now I have so much to be Thankful for, God Got me through a tough year in 2010!

7.  I feel loved when  Jon tells me thank you, when Landon puts his hands up for me to hold him, or when he gives me a hug!  When I'm together with my family, When a friend stops to listen!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Landon wanted you to know!!!

This Little Guy

Wanted me to show you how AWESOME he is!!


 Look I'm eating like a big boy!!

and cleaning my plate!!!

 and look how neat and clean I am!!

I Love to read books!!

   with lots and lots of words!!!!

 For my last trick!!!!!
  Its almost Friday friends!! Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Whats On Your Mind Wednesday!

HUMMMMM.......... Whats on my mind??
  • I wish this Head ache would go away!
  • Its been going strong for 9 hours now!
  • I wish today was yesterday.
  • It was a snow day, I would be at home taking a nap with lil man right NOW!
  • I could really go for a Big Mac and some salty fries!
  • Tooo bad so sad!!! I cant have it!
  • Why does Kesha repeat so many word in her songs?
  • She looks nothing like I pictured her to look!!!
  • Why cant money grow on tress?
  • or why cant I win the lottery?
  • I just am NOT a fan of working!!!!!
  • Ummmmm.... Pizza sounds yummy tooo!!!
  • Nah I'm not hungry at all!
  • AWWHH... her high heels are so loud, not at all helping with my head ache!
  • 30 minutes till 5, I should probably do something to make it look like I got something accomplished  today!
Lots of nothing going on in this head of mine on this fine Wednesday!
Happy Wednesday Friends!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And Now A Word From My BFF

  Another snow day equaled another day at home with Landon, but it also meant that Jon worked 27 hours straight! Yuck!!! I HATE nights without him!! Hes home tonight WOOOHOO!

So I have been on my BFF Christina for weeks now, begging her to start blogging. She really has had a lot of life experience, she has been through so much . I  haven't quite got her  here yet but I'm working on it! Christina and her husband Anthony adopted their precious baby boy Malachi in April 2010. I remember our phone call when she told me they had been chosen for a baby, and I remember the day Malachi was born, I know I called Christina a million times that day get the play by play on what was going on. I remember the first time I got to meet Malachi, thinking of what a lucky little guy he was to have Christina and Anthony as parents.

So without futher adue, I proudly introduce Christina and her beautiful family!!!!

No, your name is not “No.”
Thanks Heather for asking me to write for your blog! Although I am not a blogger, I love to read them and often talk about starting my own... but it just seems so complicated. So now I get to blog for a day without all the complications!
Like Heather, I am a “kinda” new mom! My son Malachi was born on April 7th, 2010. He just started crawling last week and so that means our house has changed A LOT! I must be honest and say until then, I was kind of thinking oh, I have this mom thing down! I mean, it has not be an easy job... but we had our schedule down and were into a great groove. Who knew that a little thing like crawling would shake up my world so much! (I guess all you mom's who have done it before knew:)
In the last week, I would venture to say that I have said the word “no” more than a thousand times. This leaves me feeling like that is all that I have to say to him. I know he is frustrated because of all the head throws back and then the crying begins... and then I am frustrated because I am wondering what it is I should have said. Do I move the dog bowl? Is he just not allowed in the kitchen? Do I take all breakables down? Or, Do I tell him no?
The reality is that the dogs have to eat... so we need the dog bowls. And, I wish it were only the kitchen I was telling him no in, but it is the entire house. Unfortunately, no is an important part of life that we all have to learn. In all of our lives we all have to deal with “no.” That means, as hard as it is... I need to teach Malachi “no.” So, I have not figured it all out about the ins and outs of what to do, but I wrote Malachi a note and also read it to him while I was watching him play and recorded it on the flip for him to hear one day down the road. Here is the note:

Dear Malachi,
I can not believe you are 9 months old! It really does seem like just yesterday that you came home!
You know, I didn't even think I wanted to be a mom. It was always a “whatever” thing. Until you, I was not sure that kids were for me. I think the thing was, I was meant to be your mom, not just a mom. I was being prepared to raise you, scary I know!
This week I have had to start telling you “no.” Not to knock the picture frame over, stop trying to pull the dogs hair, do not pull the buttons on my shirt... you get the point.
I started thinking about all the times I would have to tell you no in the future. You are going to be so mad at me! I am sure that you will say things you don't mean, and I know I will not always be wise with my words either. So, in those moments, this is what I want you to know...
I love you enough to tell you “no.” God has blessed your dad and me with the gift of you and for that I am so grateful. I want to honor that gift by raising you in a way that honor's Him! I want you to love God and love people. I want you to understand what it means to serve others and not just yourself. I want you to know boundaries and guardrails and that they are there for your protection, not to hinder you! I want you to know how very much I love you!

Love, Mom

Thanks again Heather for allowing me to be a guest on your page!
Christina :)


Monday, January 10, 2011

Such a Happy bloggie day!!!

Its been such a Good and happy blog day!!! 

My sweet blog friend Katie at Love is everywhere, picked me, little ole me for her spotlight blog for her awesome blog hop, More Love Monday! I was so excited and so nervous when she told me!!
Thank you so much Katie!

I was also given the Stylish Blogger award by a a wonderful blog friend at R.O.A.R.  I'm so excited that you thought of me and choose me to get this award!!! Thank you sooo much!!!

The rules for accepting this award are!!

1. Thank & Link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
7 things about myself!! Humm.......
  1. I have been with my husband for almost half of my life!
  2. We have 2 mini dachshunds, JD is a red, we have had him since he was 8 weeks old. We got him a month after we got married. Max was adopted a few years later. He was found in the parking lot at Lowe's Home Improvement! Max is what is called a red dapple, hes a big boy!
  3. Blogging has became my addiction!!! Even bigger than facebook!
  4. I'm kinda obsessed with the show the real house wives! I love them all! I know its crazy, but it I cant help it!
  5. Ive got baby fever like CRAZY. I'm so ready for #2, but Jon and I really want to get a few things paid off this year!! I don't know we will see what God has in store!
  6. I LOVE food and I wish that I didn't, there is hardly any thing that I wont eat or try!!
  7. I'm really quite and shy, but this blog and meeting you guys is giving a new confidence that I didn't know I had!!
Now I get to award this to 10 other great and wonderful blogs!!!
I know some of you have already received a few of these! But that's the price you pay for being so AWESOME!
  1. MY BLOG I love this guy, hes a great father and real life friend!
  2. Peaceful Divas She is such a great writer, she is honest and gives awesome advice on how to handle everyday life!! Also a real life friend!
  3. Amy's Life Amy is such a beautiful lady, and a fun photographer!
    Amy's Life
  4. Blessing of a stay at home Mom  Jill is such a wonderful mom, she makes me want to be better!
  5. Love, Luci  I Just LOVE Kari, she has became such a wonderful blog friend and a huge encourager , and she can take a pretty awesome picture!!
  6. Lil Mrs Housewife She is such a positive person and so much fun! She has became a great blog friend!
  7. Love is everywhere  I Love that Love is so important to her, I love how she finds Love in everything! 
  8. Ashley Plus Three  Ashley is so sweet, she is another great encourager. She is beautiful inside and out!
  9. freckles and fudge  I love this girl and her happy blog, I always leave her page in awe of her beautiful family!
  10. A taste of T  I LOVE Tanya, she has such a fun and unique blog, she really makes you think! I love the encouragement she gives me!!!
 So what a fun and rewarding day!!!!
To top is all off its been another snow day!


Sunday, January 9, 2011


Today inspiration is so hard to find, You turn on the TV and all you see is crime,war, natural disaster's, never ending unemployment, raising gas prices, and a list that can go on and on. Hardly anything to be inspired by. Turning on the news can be heart breaking to say the least.

I try really hard to find my inspiration in my everyday life, although its not always easy. Jon and I are youth leaders at our church and our concentration tonight was change, which lead me to think about inspiration, and what inspires me to change. Here's is a list of some of the people who make me want to be a better person!!

  • God and his never ending love and forgiveness. Inspires me to be a better person, and allows me faith and hope that I am who god intended me to be.
  • My husband, who has given me so much more then I deserve. He Inspires me to be the best wife I can be. (although not always easy)
  • Landon, Just seeing his smile lets me know that I'm doing a good job, he inspires me to be the mother I have dreamed of being.
  • My Mom, She has been through so much these last few years, she lost her father, got laid off from her job, helps my grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia, and always fights for what she believes is right. Shes still standing, and that's inspiration enough.
  • My sister, I cant even list what she has been through, but knowing where she was and the women and mother she is today makes me proud to be her sister. 
  • Our friends, who dreamed of starting their own business and making that dream a reality.They are a inspiration that dreams can and do come true! as a matter of fact Anthony has is own little Blog, were he talks about Family, leadership, and other awesome things!
Go visit him @ MY BLOG

  • My new blogging friends, you guys inspire me to be a better wife, mother, friend, crafter, photographer (wait I cant call myself a photographer--- picture taker) couponer, and this is another list that can go on and on.  You all are awesome people!!! I thank you all for you inspiration!
 So friends, my question to you is who or what inspires you, what makes you want to change? Who makes you want to be a better person!?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Can you help me? Im an Idiot! I DID IT!!!

  I did it!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooo HAPPY!! hehe its the little things right!!!!??? I have a brand new little button, it took me ten years and a call for help but I did it!!! I'm excited!!!

Thank you soooo much Kate and Jenn You guys are AWESOME for taking the time to help me!!!!!!

Ok I'm a complete Idiot!!!! I have tried and tried to to make a cute blog button. I had one before, I some how figured it out!! The old one was all blurry and stuff. I tried to make a new one, but I CANT get it right!!! What the crap am I doing wrong!!?? Does any one have an easy tutorial on how to make one and a text box? I have tried several, but for some reason I cant get it right!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Any help would be appreciated!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fill In the Blank Friday!

  I'm home today with this sweet sick baby . I'm excited to be home, but sad little guy is sick!! I plan on catching up with one of my long time favorite soaps, Days of our lives, HAHA, you can totally watch it and know what has happened in the last 6 months!
I joined  this cold edition of fill in the blank Friday with
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1.   Winter is - Great! I really do like all the seasons, Winter because it snows, I LOVE snow, Its as if the whole world (city, town) shuts down and is quite ans still, its just so peaceful! Its also my birthday and Christmas!

2.  Summer is - Beautiful, Bright and a time to get together with friends for BBQ's , corn hole and lazy days by the pool. Its beach time, and 4th of July Fire Works! I love the constant source of vit D.

3.  If it were summer instead of winter right now I'd - I would be laying by the pool , and hanging out with great friends. Playing with Landon in the the backyard, or at the park, or maybe the beach!!

4.  My favorite thing to do in winter is - Hang out in my warm house probably on the couch watching movies or silly Lifetime, under a warm blanket. 
5.  My favorite thing to do in summer is-    Laying out by the pool, or playing in the pool with Landon, BBQ's with family, and my favorite is 4th Of July!!

6.  The ideal outfit for a sunny summer day is- Gosh so much, Shorts and a tank, or skirt and a tank, or a cute sundress and flip flops!       

7.  The ideal outfit for a frigid winter day is - Jeans and sweaters, coats and boots! I rarely wear a dress or skirt in the winter!

They are calling for more snow this weekend! Looking forward to being snowed in, and crossing my fingers that Jon doesn't get called in!