Thursday, August 25, 2005

Lift Rick up in Prayer!

Tomorrow my husband goes in for his one year review. Rick's boss is a classic Type A personality, with huge files on each of her staff. She marks everything down, the good and the bad but it seems like she thrives on pointing out the bad. She is known for firing people, and has the reputation of being a hard ass. Rick and her get along but............... Of course it's hard when ever someone sits and points out all your faults.

Please lift Rick up in prayer as he heads into work for this meeting tomorrow. Give him strength to hear all of his bosses words and be able to remain calm and strong. Help him to know he is so much more than this job that pays the bills. Do not let this woman beat my husband down but rather build him up.

Rick has taken on HUGE responsibility during his first year changing hats several times. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty and come through on tight deadlines. Please also pray for a nice raise as we TRULY need it!!!

Thank you for all of your prayers in advance!!!

**************** UPDATE ******************

Rick called just a little bit ago. He actually sounded chipper.. I was almost scared. He said it went surprisingly well! Hooray! Guess, I won't be needing to scrape his self esteem off the floor this weekend. Thank God. He was really warned ahead of time how bad his boss can be and how low the average raise was. I guess it's only 2% (ouch). That's not even a cost of living raise. Anyway, she mostly had all positive things to say. Only 2 negative things to continue working on his organization (but added she has seen drastic improvement in this area from 6 months ago) and also his copy writing skills (which he is the first to admit he is very weak in this area. He's an artist not a writer). Everything else was praise.. From how hard he works, to being dependable, and what a great job he has done etc!!!! NOW.... As for the raise, Rick worked last night printing all kinds of data out that showed how he is way below the average for his job title for the state. She was very receptive to everything and said she would have done the same thing in his shoes (phew). Her original raise was 4% (so 2% higher than the average). BUT.. She is taking his paper work and going to her boss to fight for him to get more money. YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's not a yes... But hey at least she's going to bat for him which we totally did not expect. THANK YOU for all of your prayers... Rick said he felt very strong and sure of himself going in so they must have worked!!!

Catch the Fever

My Happy List.... Inspired by Jackie...

Things that are currently making Martha Happy!!

Catch the fever and blog your happy list!!

* Growing in my Faith

* Knowing Jesus Loves Me

* Hearing my son's laughter

* 5:25pm when Rick drives up the driveway

* Music that makes me dance to the beat

* Friends.. true friends...

* Diet Cherry Pepsi

* Knowing my last load of laundry is in the washer

* Blogging

* Looking forward to trips ahead


* Church

* My son's hugs and kisses

My Life's Motto.......

Today while reading a friends blog... she hit the nail on the head! I have only recently met Emily in real life but have heard about her and her Miracle daughter for some time. Her love of Christ is breath taking, honest, and amazing. I can only sit back in awe of this young lady. Today she wrote my new life motto. Thank you Emily for giving me the gift of seeing God's love through your heart!

"Don't go looking for ways to really live. Just get out of the way and let God live through you."

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

7 things....

7 things I would like to do before I die:

  1. Be sure my family knows how deeply I love them
  2. Be sure my son knows God and all his awesome power
  3. Travel around the world
  4. Bury my feet deeper in my faith
  5. Loose weight and feel great about myself
  6. Be able to leave my son with something beyond bills
  7. Touch the lives of many
7 things I can do:

  1. Smile
  2. Love God freely
  3. Vote
  4. Laugh without a care like a 2 year old
  5. Believe in pure true love
  6. Touch my toes
7 things I cannot do:

  1. Stay calm when I see a massive amount of ants
  2. Watch a movie without crying
  3. Hold Bugs
  4. Say good bye to my husband without crying when we will be apart for days
  5. Stay relaxed when others are driving
  6. Stay off the computer for more than 12 hours
  7. Keep my emotions out of things
7 things that attract me to the opposite sex (in no particular

  1. Teeth / smile
  2. Eyes
  3. Sense of Humor
  4. Friendly
  5. Honesty
  6. Passion / sense of spirit
  7. Responsible
7 things I say most often:

  1. No Worries
  2. Awesome
  3. Whatever
  4. yeah, fine
  5. SHUUUUUTTTT UPPPP!!! (said in a NO WAY type fashion)
  6. Get out...
  7. Seriously?
7 celebrity crushes:
  1. Tom Cruise (I know, I know..... ) Think Top Gun not now!
  2. Robert Downey Jr.
  3. Lance Armstrong
  4. John Travolta
  5. Matt Damon
  6. Kaysar
  7. Eminem

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

'Set Love Free'

This is from my Best Friend Stacy:

Howdy Ya’ll……… (a little Texan lingo seemed appropriate for this ..... LOL)

As a former Southwest Airlines employee who still holds her Southwest family near and dear to her heart I felt that it was important for me to pass this information along.

Please take the time to visit I ask that you would please review the site and if you agree with it please take the time to submit a letter to your local members of congress. I also ask that you please forward this website on to your family and friends.

Thank you!!!!!



**** Martha said: On a side note, I just did this and it took all but 5 minutes and was sent to 3 officials in the house.

Flight of the DoDo

dodo, originally uploaded by wildscrpio.

My friend Rhiannon who is a clothing designer for Healthtex sent me an e-mail about a friend of hers.

Peter Brown, is a writer/illustrator of children's books and his very first imaginitive & silly book is coming out OCTOBER 5th! Spread the word, buy one for every child & child-at-heart that you know!

The Flight of the DoDo
Little Brown Publishers

Monday, August 22, 2005

Touching my heart...

Sometimes.. just sometimes... Friendships truly can stand the test of time and distance. Every once in awhile you meet a friend who you know in your heart will forever hold a place there. My friend Alyssa from Sacramento is just that type of friend. She was Rick's friend long before she met me. In fact she warned him about getting involved with me. LOL! She was protective of him and she was right! Over time we grew to be friends out of mutual respect and lots of laughter. We have both changed so much. We have both gotten married, had a baby or babies in her case, moved numerous times (me across the state and then across the country). She was a bride's maid at my wedding and suffered the crazy e-mails, tears, and schedule! LOL........ We may not speak every day or loose contact for a month or two BUT we both know that no matter what, all we have to do is pick up the phone and it will be like no time has passed at all. True friendship is like that.....

Alyssa... THANK YOU for the awesome spot on your BLOG dedicated to me today!!! You are God's blessing to me. I love you and cannot wait to see you in December!

Laus Deo

I got this in an e-mail from Nikki from MOPS.. I thought it was really interesting and had to share!With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc... This is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this historical

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.

Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. But, these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.

Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say "Praise be to God!"

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo .......... Praise be to God!"

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with it's division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant...a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask ? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.

Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message. On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore; on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy. "One Nation, Under God."

I am awed by Washington's prayer for America. Have you never read it? Well, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United states at large." And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

Laus Deo!

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", it's location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget it's meaning, or these words:

"Unless the Lord builds the house its builders
labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain." (Psalm 127: 1)

A Mom Moment!

Mom Moment

What Comes Easy

By Marcia Hall, MOPS Area Coordinator

Normally when moms share about their children the topics revolve around the difficulties we have with child rearing. We can spend countless hours discussing potty training, naps, sibling rivalry, playgroups, preschools, and anything else that concerns our children. We will sit and console each other over our sleepless nights, spilled milk, car-seat horror stories, or the always popular "what happened when I went to the grocery store with my child" story. Now, of course, we can all learn great parenting tips and survival hints from each other during these discussions, but what if we were asked to share something that came easy with our child? I was asked this question at a MOPS meeting a few years ago.

Wow, something that came easy? We all had to think about this for a few moments. We weren't allowed to just use our maternal bragging rights about how "sweet" or "polite" our child was, but rather we had to think about something that had come easy for us with our child.

My son was about three when we did this exercise and I really thought that NOTHING had come easy. At this stage he would eat two meals - macaroni-n-cheese and peanut butter and jelly. And, my son had (and still has) boundless energy and the ability to argue with me like a world-class attorney. His diet choices and his attitude came very easy for him, but we were to share something that had been easy on us as we were raising our children.

After listening to a few moms it finally hit me. A few things that had "come easy" with my son. He was never afraid of water. He took showers in a tub seat from the time he was very little. And, he loved taking naps and going to bed at night. Yes, it is true; I had a toddler who liked to sleep and who liked water in his face. In the past, I had never focused on what had "come easy." Instead, I had found it easier to focus on the difficulties.

I left that meeting feeling a little lighter on my feet as a mom. Focusing on the positive traits of my son instead of dwelling on the daily struggles of being a mom allowed me to see my son in a new light. Even today, five years later, I remember the affirmation that small exercise gave me as a mom.

Mom, what "comes easy" for you with your child? Ask your friends the same question. It is a revealing and refreshing way to share about your children and encourage each other in this season of mothering.

***** So all my MOM friends I ask you, what "comes easy" for you with your child?

My Answer: I think the easiest thing for me is the love that just pours out of my heart. It is so easy to love Alex. Our bond is like nothing I have ever imagined. From the moment I saw his tiny face staring out at me through the mesh of wires, tubes, and machines, our eyes locked and I knew nothing would ever be the same. Loving Alex is the easiest part of having him!

Friday, August 19, 2005

Ode to Big Brother...

Ohhh how I LOVE my reality TV. I swear it is all I watch now a days. It's a disgusting little habit almost as bad as my Pepsi addiction. So my summer addiction is BIG BROTHER. Ahh yes nothing like putting a bunch of strangers into a house with nothing to do but kill eachother. LOL...

The hotty of the house Kayser was for the 2nd time voted out last night. Sigh.. he was sooo hot too! It's just NOT RIGHT! He just has that deep sultry look to him.. almost mysterious. ahhhh

IF you want a REALLY great recap of last nights eppisode I suggest checking out PresentStorms Blog...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Tag your it!

Michelle tagged me so here is the game:

The rules say:

List five songs that you are currently digging - it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words...or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now.

Post these instructions and the five songs (with artist) in your blog.

Then tag five people to see what they're listening to.

My Answers:

1. "Don't Cha" By: The Pussycat Dolls

2. "Breakaway" By: Kelly Clarkson

3. "Redneck" Woman By: Gretchen Wilson

4. "Switch" By: Will Smith

5. "I Worship You" By: Mercy Me

Okay there is mine for the moment! I also like Faith Hills new song called Mississippi Girl!!

I am going to Tag: Amanda, Mr. Apple, Elizabeth, Shannon, PresentStorms

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Pictures Added!

HOORAY! I finally figured out how to add pictures! Yippee..... Enjoy and try not to laugh to hard at me.

Monday, August 15, 2005

A lil game...

I played along with Texasivy10 doing a silly little game on Saturday, and I am now required to post this here....

1) Put your name in my comments, and I'll respond with something random about you.

2) I'll tell you what song/or movie reminds me of you.

3) I'll pick a color/flavor of jello to wrestle with you in. (Maybe)

4) I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me.

5) I'll tell you my first memory of you.

6) I'll tell you what animal you remind me of.

7) I'll ask you something I've always wondered about you.

8) If I do this for you, you must post this on your blog. You MUST. It is written.

Now keep in mind that if I don't know you that well I may only be able to do one or two of them.

Pregnant and smoking??

Okay so I just don't get it! With all of the information out there WHY would some pregnant woman continue to smoke? I guess that's like asking why some pregnant woman would do drugs, or drink too much alcohol. For me it's like banging my head against a brick wall!

This weekend Rick, Alex and I went to Geyser Falls a water park here in MS. While standing in line at one of the many kids slides Rick starts having me try to look at some woman down below. He describes her "by that tree, sitting down on the rock, wearing a visor and sunglasses." My eyes finally register and yes I see her. Rick then tells me she is super pregnant, and smoking. We both comment how horrible it is. THEN.... The guy in front of us turns around and says you must be talking about my wife. (now out of all the slides we get behind this guy???) Rick and I register SHOCK. Rick recovers first and asks the guy if he realizes how dangerous smoking is for an unborn child, pointing to Alex saying he was 2 months premature and my wife didn't smoke. The guy then points to his kid and says she smoked with him and he was 10 pounds and no problems. He turns around... Rick and I just look at each other shaking our heads. Suddenly he turns back around and says she only smokes occasionally. Who was he trying to justify it too? Rick tells him he'll be praying for his unborn baby. The guy turns around without another word.

After we go down Rick and I just can't stop laughing at the irony of it all. What were the chances in this HUGE park for us to get behind this ladies husband!

But honestly it just truly saddens me that she is being so selfish.. And that HE supports her!! Where is the doctor in this?? WHO knows how this baby will turn out! Would they even know the signs of asthma, ADD, Autism, and more problems that could arise?? When he is daignosed with something 3 years from now will they think back to those cigarettes? Ugh.... My heart just breaks!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

100 Things about Amanda and Michelle

A few of my friends have decided to join the 100 things band wagon!!! Please visit AMANDA and MICHELLE to read all about them! Have fun... enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2005

All about Stacy!

SINCE my Best Friend Stacy is too COOL to get her own Blog, I thought I would move her 100 things to an actual post rather than just a comment! I am also doing this because I am a schlep and didn't put her name in MY 100 things and now I'll have to live with that forever! (grin)

Maybe.. I need to think about writing a post... Dedicated to Stacy.... Maybe!

SOOOOOOOOO without further adue here is 100 things all about my BEST FRIEND STACY!!

1. My name is Stacy

2. I am 5'2 and I weigh too much. :P

3. I have blonde hair.....true blonde hair.

4. My eyes change colors...sometimes blue, sometimes green, and sometimes gray.

5. I am going back to college to obtain my Elementary Education degree.

6. I have 3 children.

7. I have been married 7 years.

8. I only knew my husband for 2 weeks before we got engaged.

9. My parents divorced when I was 15 years old.

10. I have 1 sister, named Jill.

11. I have 2 yorkies, named Remi and Roxie.

12. I am a stay at home mom with 3 part time jobs.....LOL

13. I coach gymnastics.

14. I used to be a flight attendant.

15. I had a "real" fake ID when I was 17.

16. I graduated highschool as a member of National Honor Society.

17. I had my husband take one of my online college courses.

18. I have been diagnosed with Obessive Compulsive Disorder.

19. I am a night owl.

20. I am overweight.

21. My first "real" kiss was in 7th grade, with a boy named Vince.

22. I have had sex with more men than I would like to admit.

23. I LOVE Oreo Cookies dunked in milk.

24. I am a member of the "Mile High Club".

25. I had knee surgery in November of 2004.

26. My favorite food is Mexican.

27. I like to smoke when I drink.

28. I won a dance contest at a bar.

29. I won a wet t-shirt contest last weekend at our neighborhood pool party.

30. I was a band geek.

31. I lost my virginity at age 14.

32. I am scared of parenting 2 teenage girls.

33. I will never be able to forgive my dad for cheating on my mom.

34. I live for my children.

35. I don't know how I would have survived the last year of my life without my friend Martha.

36. I question why God let's bad things happen to good people.

37. I fell prey to an infomercial last night. I bought some excersize DVD that "guarentees" to make me skinny in 90 days. LOL

38. My favorite color to wear is RED.

39. My husband and I honeymooned in Hawaii.

40. I like to skinny dip.

41. I don't shave my legs above my knees.

42. I need to learn how to be more compassionate.

43. I am a chocoholic.

44. I sucked my thumb as a child.

45. My ex-boyfriend refered to me as a "cleaning natzi".

46. My senior prom date died the night before prom.

47. I can roll my tongue.

48. I can't whistle.

49. I am scared of death.

50. I love to eat, but hate to cook.

51. I like it to be completely dark when I sleep.

52. My favorite movies are Shawshank Redemption and The Breakfast Club.

53. I am a very outgoing person.

54. I would love to travel to Austrailia some day.

55. I have had so many speeding tickets in my life that I have lost count.

56. I love getting massages.

57. My favorite alcoholic beverage is a Long Island Ice Tea.

58. I love to water ski.

59. My first car was a VW Bug.

60. I wish I were bilingual.

61. I do not like seafood.

62. I love to ride roller coasters.

63. My favorite smell is laundry fresh out of the dryer, and babies fresh out of the bath.

64. I went sky diving for my 24th birthday.

65. I trust others easily, but once that trust is broken it is VERY hard to earn back.

66. I use scarasm way too much.

67. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Rasberry Avalanche by Eddy's Dreamery.

68. I keep my house at 70 degrees in the summer.

69. My favorite flower to smell is Peony, and my favorite flower to look at is a Lily.

70. I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.

71. I am scared of bridges.

72. My favorite day of the year is Christmas Eve.

73. I was in Concert Choir all through high school.

74. I would love to have an in ground pool in my backyard.

75. I am supposed to wear glasses, but I never do.

76. I once used my teeth to stick money bewteen a strippers boobies.

77. My favorite season is Spring.

78. I cannot sleep with out the sound of a fan.

79. I have a 3.48 GPA in college as of right now.

80. I snuck out every weekend all through high school.

81. My dad once chased my boyfriend down the street in his boxer carrying a shot gun.

82. I have smoked pot.

83. And I inhaled! LOL

84. My 2 favorite desserts are Cheesecake and Hot Brownies w/ vanilla ice cream.

85. I have seen Jimmy Buffet in concert.

86. My house is decorated in a french country style.

87. I prefer hugs to kisses.

88. I was "supposed" to be a boy, and my name was Jason.

89. My favorite sound is children's laughter.

90. I can not stand the smell of coffee.

91. I like to play Literati.

92. It is almost 3:00am and I should be in bed!

93. I am the Vice President of the PTA.

94. I drive a 2004 Chrysler Town and Country.

95. I do not have a Will made out yet.

96. I never anwser the phone before checking caller id.

97. I have Mickey Mouse tatooed on my butt.

98. I used to have my belly button pierced.

99. I have never broken any bones or had any stiches.

100. I wish I were a better wife.

YAY!!!!! I made it to 100!!!!

Now.........GOOD NIGHT!!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

100 Things about ME.....

1. I believe in Miracles

2. I met my husband on the Internet in 1998

3. We married in Del Mar, CA - February 10, 2001

4. For your 5 year anniv. we plan to renew our vows to include God and our Church family

5. I accepted Jesus as my Savior on February 5, 2005

6. Before that time I never truly understood that God loved me and forgave me for all of my transgressions.

7. Since the age of 23 I have lived in 4 different states moving 8 times

8. I love the color purple but it looks dreadful on me.

9. I am a natural Strawberry Blonde but wish I was a deep red head

10. I am part of MOPS leadership here in Columbus, MS

11. I never would have thought I would ever live in the South or the Bible Belt

12. I will always be a Yankee

13. Everything will always be "Wicked Awesome"

14. Some day I would love to own a beach house in a tropical paradise

15. I have a 2.5 year old son Alex

16. I cannot have anymore children and 98% of the time I am okay with it

17. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister

18. My parents divorced after 29 years of marriage

19. My Mom is a million times happier and finally her true self

20. I have 2 Nephews and 1 Niece

21. Alex and I both have blue eyes and Rick has brown

22. I am over weight.. I am fat

23. I have no control over food and I love food

24. My favorite saying from living in California is "No Worries"

25. I am a reality TV Junkie

26. I was hit by a drunk driver and almost killed June 19, 1998

27. My very first car was a Pontiac Le mans

28. I am a Scorpio

29. My birthday is November 16

30. I will be 31 this year

31. I was born with Asthma and am still a severe asthmatic

32. My doctors have stopped telling me they hope I will out grow it

33. I love to travel

34. My favorite trip was our honeymoon - a 7 day cruise to Mexico

35. I wear a size 7 shoe

36. I can't recall the last time my nails were painted

37. I love Siberian Huskies, and use to have 3 when I lived in NH

38. I have a cat named Zoe

39. I like to read

40. Rick and I went to Ireland in February 2001 - it was INCREDIBLE

41. I am addicted to caffeine (coke or Pepsi)

42. I LOVE sweet tea, it's my favorite thing about the south

43. I love to go camping

44. I wish I had a big jacuzzi bath tub

45. My Dog's name is Miller

46. My middle name is Ellen

47. Before my son was born Rick and I were really into mountain biking

48. I like being a stay at home mom

49. I love to listen to 80's music

50. I love lobster with garlic butter

51. Maine Lobster is the best kind to get

52. I freak out when the doctor tries to saw casts off me. I had a horrible experience and they burnt me with the saw. Don't believe them.. it CAN and WILL burn you!!!

53. The next cast I have to get I am going to let Rick cut it off

54. I graduated high school in 1992

55. Our finances stink right now.. :(

56. I am going to the MOPS convention in September

57. I love Falls in the East Coast

58. Mexican food is the BEST!!!

59. My favorite alcoholic drink is a Wedding Cake Martini or a frozen Margarita with lots of salt!

60. I HATE dressing up and wearing nylons

61. I am part of my Church's Woman's group leadership team

62. I hate doing laundry

63. I pick my toe nails as the are super soft - no clue when the last time I Had them cut was

64. I love to snorkel

65. I find the beach peaceful

66. I love the smell of the beach it brings back happy memories of my childhood

67. Sunsets are romantic

68. I am loud and out going yet nervous and unsure of myself

69. I tend to talk a LOT about nothing when I am nervous

70. I diffuse my tension / nerves / pain with bad humor

71. I can have a horrible sailors mouth

72. I have never fasted but am learning about it and hope to one day soon

73. I LOVE to IM my friends and family

74. I use way too much computer lingo in my life

75. I really need tips on being a better wife

76. I am NOT a girly girl and the fatter I get the worse it gets (imagine that!)

77. I am so glad my son is a boy....

78. teenage girls scare me

79. Nothing makes me feel better than a hug from Alex

80. I want a king bed

81. I also want a new pillow top mattress

82. Throw in some new couches and were golden!

83. I was once a wild child

84. Loved to play truth or dare and always took the dare

85. Drank 18 beers on my 18th Birthday and woke up in a strange room in the dorms - alone

86. I was once super skinny with a great body I barely had to work for

87. Donate to the March of Dimes it saves Babies lives!

88. Alex is am ambassador for the March of Dimes

89. I hope one day our family can go on a mission

90. I want a lift and reduction

91. Some day I want a Tattoo of my son's name

92. It breaks my heart to see my son hurt

93. I am very emotional and sensitive

94. I cry a lot

95. I slipped on the kitchen floor yesterday and nearly broke my leg

96. Rick just went in the bathroom to pee

97. I like to use Charmin toilet paper

98. I actually got a shower this morning... Alone!

99. I hate shaving my legs but love it when I do

100. I got a Brazilian wax done as a wedding gift to my husband - it hurt!

*** If you made it to the end, you rock!! Thanks for being my friend!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Woman get the last laugh!

My Mom sent these to me.. and I had to share!!


She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.

Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.

Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.

Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.

And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.


"Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the

woman wished to purchase.

As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a

television set in her purse.

"So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.

"No," she replied, " but my husband refused to come shopping

with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him




I know I'm not going to understand women.

I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot

wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root,

and still be afraid of a spider.


While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with


Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor,

"It is essential that husbands and wives know each other's

likes and dislikes."

He addressed the man,

"Can you name your wife's favorite flower?"

Tom leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and whispered,

It's Pillsbury, isn't it?


A man walks into a pharmacy and wanders up and down

the aisles.

The sales girl notices him and asks him if she can help him.

He answers that he is looking for a box of tampons for his wife.

She directs him down the correct aisle.

A few minutes later, he deposits a huge bag of cotton

balls and a ball of string on the counter.

She says, confused, "Sir, I thought you were looking

For some tampons for your wife?

He answers, " You see, it's like this,

yesterday, I sent my wife to the store to get me a carton of

cigarettes, and she came back with a tin of tobacco and some

rolling papers; cause it's sooo-ooo--oo-ooo much cheaper.

So, I figure if I have to roll my own ......... so

Does she.

( I figure this guy is the one on the milk carton! )


A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not

saying a word.

An earlier discussion had led to an argument and

neither of them wanted to concede their position.

As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs,

the husband asked sarcastically, "Relatives of yours?"

"Yep," the wife replied, "in-laws."


A husband read an article to his wife about how many words

women use a day...30,000 to a man's 15,000.

The wife replied, "The reason has to be because we have to

repeat everything to men...The husband then turned to his wife and asked, "What?"


A man said to his wife one day, "I don't know how you

Can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time." The wife responded, "Allow me to explain.

God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me;

God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!


A man and his wife were having an argument about who

should brew the coffee each morning.

The wife said, "You should do it, because you get up first,

and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee."

The husband said, " You are in charge of cooking around here

And you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just

Wait for my coffee."

Wife replies, "No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the

Bible that the man should do the coffee."

Husband replies, "I can't believe that, show me."

So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament

and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed



A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were

giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE),

He wrote on a piece of paper,

"Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she

would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was

9:00AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece

of paper by the bed. The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.

I be a smat cooke

LOL... got this lil quiz off Alyssa's blog, and well shoot.. I'm Smart!!

Your IQ Is 95

Your Logical Intelligence is Average
Your Verbal Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Above Average
Your General Knowledge is Average

Monday, August 08, 2005

Happy Birthday Rick!

Happy 32nd Birthday

To my Awesome Husband RICK!!!

Your Birthdate: August 8

Born on the 8th day of the month, you have a special gift for business, as you can conceive and plan on a grand scale.

You have good executive skills and you're a good judge of values.

You should try to own your own business, because you have such a strong desire to be in control.

You are generally reliable when it comes to handling money; you can be trusted in this regard.

Idealistic by nature, you are never too busy to spend some time on worthwhile causes, especially if managerial support are needed.

There is much potential for material success associated with this number.

Happy 32nd Birthday to Pastor Nace too!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

I'm Famous!!!

OMG.. I'm Famous!!! I had my first BLOG interview today!!! Please stop by Michelle's Blog and see the RESULTS....

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

A "chosen" Mom?

How Preemie Moms Are Chosen
(adapted from Erma Bombeck)

Did you ever wonder how the mothers of premature babies are chosen?
Somehow, I visualize God hovering over Earth,
selecting his instruments for propagation
with great care and deliberation.
As he observes, he instructs his angels to take notes in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint, Matthew.
Forrest, Marjorie, daughter. Patron Saint, Celia.
Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint...give her Gerard. He's used to profanity."
Finally, he passes a name to an angel and smiles. "Give her a preemie."
The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy."
"Exactly," smiles God. "Could I give a premature baby a mother who
knows no laughter? That would be cruel."
"But does she have the patience?" asks the angel.
"I don't want her to have too much patience, or she'll drown
in a sea of self-pity and despair.
Once the shock and resentment wear off, she'll handle it.
I watched her today. She has that sense of self and independence
so rare and so necessary in a mother.
You see, the child I'm going to give her has a world of its own.
She has to make it live in her world, and that's not going to be easy."
"But Lord, I don't think she even believes in you."
God smiles.
"No matter, I can fix that. This one is perfect
She has just the right amount of selfishness."
The angel gasps, "Selfishness?! Is that a virtue?"
God nods.
"If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive.
Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect.
She doesn't know it yet, but she is to be envied.
She will never take for granted a spoken word.
She will never consider a step ordinary.
When her child says momma for the first time,
she will be witness to a miracle and know it.
I will permit her to see clearly the things I see--
ignorance, cruelty, prejudice--
and allow her to rise above them.
She will never be alone.
I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life
because she is doing my work as surely as she is here by my side."
"And what about her Patron Saint?" asks the angel,
his pen poised in the air.
God smiles.
"A mirror will suffice."