Saturday, November 17, 2007
Ross and Fiona say hello too!
Monday, October 15, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Jude: Biblical(Hebrew) name meaning praise/thanks
Michael: Family name, and Hebrew name meaning 'Who is like God?'
My son, we are eager for your birth into the world.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
We're excited to share with you all that Brandie is almost 15 weeks pregnant. We have pictures that will be posted soon.
Since we're going to be dirt poor, you can make all cash, and food donations to our doorstep...dog and cat food is acceptable too being that we have four cats and a dog.
We love you all,
Friday, June 15, 2007
Ross and I celebrated our first anniversary recently, on June 4th. It’s a weird thing, celebrating a wedding anniversary. Weird in a good way though. It’s weird because partly, the past year has flown by. At one point in my life, time seemed to be standing still and now it’s going so fast I can hardly keep up. Also, it’s weird because I think about how far we’ve come in only a year. While time seems to be speeding by at lightening speed, Ross and I have grown so much since our wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, we have so much more growing to do…and we’re not perfect. But, to know that God has given me this one person and me to him; this one is the man that God chose just for me! How special is that! And I love my life with him. I love our lives together. We have 4 kitties, live in
Things I have learned in the past year:
-loving someone when they’re not lovable is hard, but not impossible
-forgiveness is KEY
-sometimes you just need space
-throw out ALL of your relationship/love expectations
-live in reality, not in fantasy
-don’t spend your time wishing he did this or wishing he did that, but be thankful for what he does do
-laughing and joking together creates a strong bond
-jealousy and insecurity doesn’t do anything good, it will only make you crazy
-God should always be center, the foundation, the glue that holds you together
-be the supporter, the encourager, the helper
-build him up, don’t tear him down
-don’t be passive! Have an opinion, tell how you feel
-spending time alone with your girlfriends will keep you sane; it’s very healthy!
-Praying together will keep your marriage strong
The road ahead…
Well, I know I’ll keep learning and hopefully growing as the years go on. I want so much for Ross and I to exude a godly marriage to our children so that someday they too will have a healthy marriage. So many kids don’t know what a healthy marriage looks like because there are so many dysfunctional ones out there. I want to be a good role model for our little ones. But, I know I will mess up. I know I will fail at times. I know I’ll screw our kids up like the rest of them. But, that’s ok. They will work through it and maybe even grow a little as a result too. :)
I was told the other day that the next thing I know, Ross and I will be celebrating our 10th anniversary. I hope not. I hope that there is time for me to cherish every moment of the years to come. I want the years to go by slowly so that we can really enjoy them. However, James says our lives are like a vapor, that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
Monday, June 4, 2007
You know what I’m talking about. It’s the Paper Pro stapler. The one finger stapler. The best stapler ever. With the push of 1 finger, the stapler plunges through up to 20 sheets. The stapler does most of the work. It just needs 1 finger. Genius. For anyone who staples frequently as I do, this is a Godsend. I finally bought one last week and I have to admit, I love it. It makes my life so much easier. But, it’s not just that. I think it’s a pretty neat little piece of equipment. Granted, it’s a $15 little piece of equipment, but it’s worth every penny.
I think this definitely makes me a dork. Yes, I am in love with a stapler. But, I’m not the only one. My friend at work has one too and she loves it just as much as me. And Ross and I had a 10 minute conversation with our bank guy about it (he had one sitting on his desk)…and he seemed pretty excited about it too. I think it’s breaking out. The stapler epidemic! Before long, we’ll all be walking around like zombies mumbling something like “…must…..have…….stapler!” ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration. Maybe it won’t be THAT bad. Let’s hope not.
In conclusion, thanks to the makers of the Paper Pro stapler. We appreciate you making our lives easier and giving us something cool to use and talk about. Thanks for taking stapling to the next level. I tip my hat off to you.
May you all be blessed and productive in all your future stapler endeavors! Woot!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
This blog is actually dedicated to our fun weekend we had at the Tillmans' lake house last weekend. They have this awesome house on Pickwick lake in Tennessee and we got invited to spend the weekend there with my sister, her husband and my niece. It was so fun! We had a blast. We spent a lot of time on their nice boat, I got sunburned...bad, we played pool (they have a pool table), got in the hot tub, drank coffee, read, you know..old people stuff! :) I brought my knitting stuff but got chastised for it, so needless to say, I wasn't about to get it out much less actually knit. So no knitting on my relaxing weekend, boo. :( Anyway, here's some pics from our fun weekend...
So, that's it! It was awesome.
Some fun quotes of the weekend:
"Don't pee in there......it's clogged!"
"I'm gonna have to do the squat off the ladder thing"
"Ok, I think we're lost"
"Crunk Real Estate"
"Dude, that spider is looking right at me"
"I wish I had my SUNGLASSES!"
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Ok, so I was so excited about this that I wanted to post a blog about it. I finished my very first knitting project!! Here are a few pics…
I have to admit, I didn’t sew the button on. I owe that to Brandi’s friend, I just couldn’t seem to do it right. Oh, for those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s a baby bib! I will be giving to my pregnant friend as a gift. I hope she doesn’t read this before I give it to her. Actually, I’ll be making several to give her. I’m just glad it looks decent. I worked really hard on this stupid thing! I’ve started on a new baby bib, which was very frustrating. I got the first row knitted. The yarn I’m using is waaaaaaay too thin, I’m not sure if I can use it! I’m going to try for a few rows, but if it’s too frail I’m just going to stop. The yarn is really cute too. A couple of friends suggested that I double up on it, but I don’t know if I will do that.
It’s really a strange feeling to make something and finish it, and then have a sense of accomplishment for finishing something that looks good and will benefit someone else. I know this was simple, a baby bib, no big deal right? But you see, I’m not very good at making things. Usually when I try to make something, whatever it may be, it turns out mediocre at best. Most of the time I fail miserably. So, you can imagine my surprise and joy at this success. Hopefully I’ll develop this knitting skill, I’d really like to be good at something. Maybe this is my calling in life, to knit knit knit until my heart is content! Ha! I doubt it……
Friday, February 2, 2007
So, I’m really excited about Valentine’s Day this year! Normally I don’t pay much attention to the day of “love”. Even though it’s cute and fun, I think that everyday should be a day of showing your love and appreciation for others. However, this year I’m excited. Why, you say? It’s because I got Ross this really awesome gift that I think he will LOVE. I can’t say what it is yet, but I’ll tell after I give it to him. He is trying for the life of him to guess what it is, but he just can’t guess it. Yay! He also says he got me something that I’ll really like and I’m sure it’ll be a romantic and special evening. :)
So, I’m sure everyone has heard by now, Jonesboro got so much snow these past couple of days! It’s so pretty here with all the snow, but the roads have been icy. Ross and I stayed home yesterday, it was fun. Here are some pics from our playing in the snow day!
We were only outside for like 30 mins, but that was long enough for me. My ears were so cold they hurt and my head was pounding…I guess my head got too cold! It took me a long time to thaw out! But, it was really fun. We did the run and slide all the way down our street. I tried to throw a snowball at Ross but it all fell apart once I threw it, boo!
So, that’s about it. I’ve got my cousin’s wedding coming up tomorrow, the superbowl is Sunday, my sister’s wedding shower that I’m throwing her next Saturday…geez! Life is about to get really busy. Until next time…