Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It's late, but I'm awake!

My dog has decided it's waayyy past his bedtime, and he's signed out for the day, but...
It's after 10 pm and I am wide awake for some unknown reason. I find that ever since I got married, I stay up later and later than I used to.I'm being very serious when I say, I used to could go to sleep at 830 and sleep the entire night, and wake up around 9 the next day. You don't beleive me??? Ask Eddie, my Dad... but anyway, somehow I strangely think my sleep patterns could be because of my husband. He has a hard time falling asleep at night, and I stay awake, (most of the time), until he finally wants to go to bed... I guess he's kind of like my security blanket,, haha, cheesy I know, but still, just another random thought. Hope everyone else gets plenty of those wonderful z'ssss.

I am going to Texas to see my best friend in may, and I'm soo excited. Last time I went out to see her was almost 2 years ago, (I've seen her since), but it was when Josh was deployed to Iraq. I bought my plane ticket tonight, and it was an amazing price! I love getting good deals on things like that! It makes my day. Speaking of which,, on the opposite end of the spectrum,, it is a VERY sad day when 20 bucks will not fill up my 10 gallon fuel tank in my car. It's getting ridiculous. I wonder what would happen if one day every American decided they would bike to work, or walk, or skateboard,, or just do anything but drive!!?? I don't even want to know what it's going to be like this summer, and I will be driving around alot because of my job. Yuck-o!!

To answer my lovely sister's question about the Bible study I'm doing, it's called "Discovery, God's Answers to our Deepest Questions"... and it's very good! I love it. Thanks for reading again,, Hope tomorow is a beautiful day~*~*~

"Whether through circumstances or rich blessings, God does, or allows, whatever is best to conform us to Christ. He does this because He is committed to our eternal good."

Monday, April 14, 2008


Hello there all-

Today is the begining of a new week for me, once again. Last week was a pretty long one, I worked 10 hour days, but I had a good time. My summer schedule will be like this past week, so I will have to get used to it all over again. Oh well, I plan on having a set routine for the kids anyway, so it will be ok.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. It was a very restful one for me and my husband. I like those types of weekends, you know the kinds where you don't have ANYTHING remotely planned, so you can just do whatever you want. Yep, those would be my favorite. Those don't happen very often for us, but when they do, we enjoy them. Is anyone else like this? I'm sure there are others who enjoy weekends like this past one for us,,, so that was a dumb question.

My husband has been pondering what he will do after he graduates college in 2 years time. He's narrowed it down to 3 ideas. Game Warden, "somewhere" in the state of GA, working for the GBI-Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and finally an Officer in the Marine Corps. He has plenty of time to think and make up his mind,,,, and 2 years is plenty of time for me to make up his mind for him, against any of these choices. hahahha,,, only kidding. I guess all three are pretty good options. Maybe,, we will keep you posted.

I have been doing a Bible study with several of my girlfriends in my Sunday School class, and I'm really learning alot, and enjoying it also. I thought I might add a few of the things I've been learning so all of you who read my blog, might be able to get somthing out of it as well. So, here we go.....
God is working ALWAYS for your good:
* When you received Jesus, God started a good work in you. He is commited to your growth, and He will never give up on you.*
* God is in front of you and behind you. He knows how you felt about yesturday; how you are feeling about today, and what will happen to you tomorow.*
~These are really simple statements, but they mean so much, and they are so true! I've always known that God is always with me, but when I read these statements and really thought about them, it blew me away that God REALLY is with me through every single day of my life, He goes in front of me, and knows everything that I'm going to do, and dealing with every second of every day. But, it's not just me! He does this with all of His children, how awesome!

And then the last one is really great too, and it makes you think about how much God really does have our best intrest in mind-and what if this is true?
* If God one day allows us to look back to our time on earth and see what really went on around us, we'll realize we were unaware of the hundreds of ways in which He blessed us and protected us. Only then will we fully know the depth of His love, concern, and care for us!*

Okay, go and think about that for a while, and let me know what you think. Hope you have a blessed day!

Ya'll come back now, ya' hear? :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

A fun weekend

Hey again, sorry I haven't been posting in the last few days. I've been pretty busy with work and some other stuff. I was thinking about how many people would read my blog in a couple of months or a year, I should say that I was wondering. Anyway- Well, I am off of work today because the family I work for are very nice, and because me and Josh are going to get our passports for our vacation in July this morning. I'm excited for some reason, I guess only because this means we're really going! I will let you know how it goes, I'm sure it's a simple process, it's just the HUGE amount of money they want for the little thing, and waiting until it arrives to you in the mail. Whenever they feel like sending it to you, I guess. It's funny how waiting can be such a countdown!

Me and Josh went dancing Saturday night. Not at a nightclub (can we say never),, but at a real DANCE STUDIO!!. Besides Prom, and the Marine Corps Ball,, I've never done anything remotely close to what we did. Needless to say, it was a very entertaining experience, and It was SOOO MUCH FUN! We learned several dances, the Two Step, Cha Cha Cha, and the Waltz. My husband surprised me at how well he did for his "first real dancing lesson", and I dare say he did even better than me. :) However, my toes were happy to be off the dance floor by the end of the night, hahaha. We went with another friend, and she is the one who introduced it to us in the first place. I definitly want to go back sometime in the near future. Now, if only I can find some real dancing shoes, and not Sunday shoes I will be much better, I think.

We went to church yesturday, and it was really a blessing to me. Our Pastor preached on Colossians 3 23-27 I beleive. It definitly spoke to me in even some of the things I am guilty of sometimes, ie, having a bad attitude, and saying hurtful things. Now notice I said some of the time. hehe.. you can go to my church website, and watch the whole sermon online., or just click on the link on the side of my blog where it says "My Church". Pastor Johnny told the congregation yesturday that he would be speaking about "The church of Oprah" next week, and I am anxious to go and actually learn more about what she calls "her religion". My sister has recently commented on her blog about this issue, and I whole heartedly agree that it is very scary, and very sad to know that she is so lost and deceived, and that she has so much influence on other people, people that call themselves Christians even, and that she wants to "recruit" more people into beleiving the false teachings that she does. Christians need to stand up for what they beleive in, THE TRUTH as I like to call it, and pray diligently for the lost that they would come to find the Only Way, Jesus. I could go on and on, and beleive me I would love to be able to share my faith with Oprah, but until that day comes, I will just do what I can, share with others, and pray for her.

Thankfully, we just returned from getting our Passports. It was a fairly simple process, other than writting the checks :),, so hopefully in about 6 to 8 weeks we will be able to call ourselves "World Travelers", or just people with Passports, hahaha... anyway- so that's taken care of, and all we have to do now is just wait for our wonderful vacation! Well, I am going to go and enjoy the rest of my day off, and I will write later! Thanks for reading, see you next time.

~*~ Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.*~*~

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Another day

So, today is Wednesday already, these last couple weeks have flown by. I think it's because I really like my job. For those of you who don't know, I'm a Nanny for a family that lives in Roswell. They're a nice family. God is good. My husband is in school right now, and he's taking online classes, and it makes me wonder, who came up with that idea? I mean, it can be really convienent, for really busy people. Notice I said busy people. Bless his heart, my husband is not busy. At least not when I'm home, but maybe that changes when I leave for work. :) hahah, but it probably is a good thing that he doesn't have to commute this semester what with the gas prices and everything. They should be illegal!! Not that I'm worried about not being able to afford gas for our cars, but I've heard on the news that in some places like California, it could go as high as 4 bucks a gallon??? At this point I'm very happy with my 4 cylinder car.

We are going on vacation this July. It will be nice to get away and have some fun for a week. We tried to put a count-down on my blog, and it was really neat to be able to see the exact number of minutes, even down to the second,until our trip starts, but oh well.... all I know is it's about 3 months away at this point. We will just keep thinking positive thoughts, and daydream of palm trees and carribean breezes until then. I guess it would be helpful if I told you where we are going. We decided to go on another cruise. That's what we did for our honeymoon. It was so much fun, in fact, it was the best vacation ever. So, were all set for round 2. We still have to get our passports, and all of that fun stuff, we'll be doing that next Monday around 1030 in the wonderful AM. The only down side to the pending vacation is the inevitable kennel stay for poor little Gus. He's only been to stay in the kennel once before, and I felt bad the whole time! Isn't that awful? Well, I'm thinking I might be able to handle it better now, only because I'm just SO EXCITED! We'll just pretend Gus is having his own little vacation away from us. It will be fine. I'll just keep telling myself that.

Anyway- well Bon Voyage for now,,, it's almost work time, and I have several things to do before then. Have a blessed day-

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

This is definitly something new...

Wow, I've never done this before, so I guess here we go! I will start by telling you a little bit about myself. I was born in Tennessee, but I've basically lived in GA all my life, this is where I would say I did most of my growing up. I was saved by the grace of God at the young age of 8 years old. Now, some people would question that, and say, "How can you be saved that young, and understand all that there is to understand about it?" In answer, I will say, I knew that I needed to be saved, and I remember talking to my sunday school teacher at the time. She helped me understand what I needed to do, and since Jesus was tugging on my heart strings, it wasn't a hard choice for me! Anyways, so ever since then, I've been living for God. I have made a few mistakes along the way, but I know that I know that I know, I've been forgiven! My family is very important to me also, I'm Eddie's daughter, and my sisters are Beth and Lisa. I love my sisters soo much! I just wish I got to see them more, because we live about 4 hours away! Maybe one day that will change. My Dad is also a wonderful person, and he is such an encouragement to me, everyday. I don't know where I would be today without him! I married my highschool sweetheart, Joshua, when I was 21 years old, (kind of young, I know), but I wouldn't change anything. He served his country for four years in the Marine Corps. and did 2 tours in Iraq. We were married for about 6 months when he deployed to Iraq the second time, and it was a challenge. That experience taught me to rely on God for everything, and it wasn't fun at the time, but I grew into a stronger christian and individual because of it. You could say before all of this happened, I prayed for patience, and God sure did give it to me!hahaha. My mom is a blessing to me too. We haven't always had the best relationship, but I love her none the less. I've only got one mom, and I intend on showing her love everyday. Anyway- Well, what else to say? I've talked about me, and family, but I did leave one important thing out- My dog. Yes, Gus, the Chihuahua. I never thought that I would ever have a chihuahua, I never grew up around one, never thought they were that cute, and I don't know, just didn't picture myself with one. That all changed about 2 years ago. Me and my husband were living in Jacksonville N.C. and I had come to the conclusion that I wanted a dog. No, that's wrong, a PUPPY. I literally bugged my poor husband to death with the constant, "I think we should get a puppy" speal. My husband was gone alot during the day, and sometimes days at a time because of his job. I was lonely, so obvioulsy That's all I thought about, wanted, dreamed of, for several months. I looked online at all the cute pictures I could find, trying to decide how I could sucker my husband into letting me have one. We weren't supposed to have one at our apartment, but... I decided it was a risk worth taking. (I look back now, and realized it might have been a bad decision,,, but all's well that end's well, right :)?) anywho..... We first saw Gus at the pet shop in the mall in Jacksonville. I remember saying to him, after we talked to the girl that was helping us, "I hope you get a good home!" It cracks me up now that I think about it,, but moving on.... a couple days after that, we finally went back, and he was still there. I knew then that he was mine and I just had to rescue the poor little guy. We brought him home with us and I guess you could say me and josh fell instantly in love with him.. I know this is probably crazy to say,, but he's like our child! We don't have any "human" children yet, one day though. For now, Gus is all we can handle. Well, I think that pretty much does it... hopefully it wasn't too incredibly boring and Hopefully I will start to get the hang of things, like my sister beth! She's very good at this "blogging" stuff. Maybe she'll teach me a few tricks along the way. Anyway- as long as I have been an encouragement to someone, I've done my job.
*Until I write again*
Happy Blogging everyone :)
*~*~ Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it---because it does~*~*