Thursday, February 26, 2009


it seems like yesterday i had my princess.... she'll be 2 tomorrow. i'm sad. i'm amazed at what things she has learned in this last year. i don't want her to grow up. i love every milli-second of being her mommy. she's going through the terrible twos. i'm praying that doesn't last all year. i can't wait to see what else she'll learn this year. she is starting preschool in august. she knows how to spell her name. she knows all of her colors. she knows her abc's. she can count to 20. she amazes me every day. i thank God for a million times a day. it seriously went by in the blink of an eye. the next time i blink, she'll be in high school.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sooooo Excited!

i am beyond overly excited... i found all of this jewelry on Etsy... you know what a huge FREAK i am for glass jewelry, and i love love love pieces that are unique. since i have been busting my hiney to earn extra money for our family, i have decided that i should reward myself a little.... and once i found this stuff, i knew what i wanted. the lady is being gracious enough to let me purchase them slowly, but i get all of them.... the one with the amber glass colored bead and key... i get that for free!!!! i cannot wait to get these things!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

No More Couch

We haven't had a dining room set for over a year now. My family has been eating on the couch and other furniture in the living room, and it's driving me insane. I want to be able to sit down, have a nice dinner and conversation with no television going!! My house is decorated in a very country fashion (messy, but it's countrified), and I have been wanting to find a dining room set that is 100% me and my style. I found it, and I cannot wait to get it!! I'm so excited, and I absolutely heart the bench that goes along with the table instead of the two extra chairs!! It's hardwood, and has a tobacco stain on it... how cool. You will be seeing pictures of it once it is in my house, along with my country red dining room!! :o)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Standin in the Need of ~

just thought i'd share a little cuteness from my almost-2-year-old-princess. my in-laws bought her a bunch of christian cd's for christmas because the kid loves music... you should so see her get her groove on, and "sake a booooottttyyyy". so, she was slightly grumpy a full blown nasty bear tonight (no nap at the babysitters, busting her lip open at the babysitters, not eating lunch or dinner, and being constipated the last couple of days would have nothing to do with her hatefulness, either (i can't wait to get out of that babysitters))... anywho.... so tonight the only thing that would partially calm her down was her "songs". as she's sitting in the doorway between her "woom" and the hall, she starts getting her little booty going, and starts singing. i listen closely, and crack up. this is what i heard... first on the cd, then from my kiddo

cd ~ "it's me, it's me, it's me, oh lord, standing in the need of prayer"

kiddo ~ "eeeet me, eeeet me, eeet me, word, tannin ina neeeda bead (bread)"

how she got bread out of prayer, i'll never know, but it was basically like the cutest thing ever.... ya know, amidst all the bear-ness and stuff! :o)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Quit Teasin' Me!

This weather is teasing me!! It has been beautiful this week. I have to keep slapping myself in the face, and unfortunately remember it's still February! Today is the coldest it has been all week long, and it is about 53 degrees. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, it was above 70!!!

I severely, severely have spring fever... I'm ready for the flowers, and the green buds to emerge and brighten the drab winter-ness that is all around me. One thing I am looking forward to this Spring is going to D.C. again (we used to go all the time when I was in college), and see the gorgeous cherry blossoms. We may even try to make it to the Cherry Blossom Parade! I love Spring, and I LOVE D.C.

Do you have anything fun you like to do in the Spring? I don't know how much longer I can hold out without going crazy in this chilly, drabby winter.

Friday, February 13, 2009

If I Only had a Brain

As I was walking out of the main building at school the other day, I had a parent of a former student stop me, and ask me in a very serious way if I was o.k. It was a little weird, but I told her yes, and thought that was the end. She asked me if my husband was o.k., and if I had heard anything about the results of the "procedure" he had done earlier in the afternoon. The conversation then meandered in a very interesting way. She explained that she was his substitute for the remainder of the time that he was out, and asked exactly how long he was going to miss work. I told her that he would be back Tuesday. She looked at me aghast, and said Tuesday, he's coming back on Tuesday? Umm.... yeah, that's what I said, he's coming back on Tuesday. But, how could he recover and come back that quickly? She asked me why I was being so nonchalant about the whole ordeal, and the weirdness became even weirder! Finally, I had to stop the madness going on in my head, and get to the bottom of what was happening because obviously something was not quite right. I asked her why my husband shouldn't come back on Tuesday, and what she was referring to.... the answer I received was a little bit off from what I was expecting to hear. "Oh, well, it's going around the middle school that your husband had brain surgery today". Excuse me? First of all, if my husband had brain surgery, why would I be at work? Secondly, if he had just had an operation on his brain, why would he be coming back to work after 4 days? I quickly put a halt to her overly concerned mind, and let her know that my husband, in fact, had NOT had brain surgery; even though it may have greatly benefitted both him and myself. He had, though, just gone through kidney stone surgery. I guess I can see where people got that he was having brain surgery ~ cuz, ya know... kidneys and brains are located near each other, and are definitely in the same part of your body!

P.S. ~ The person who carried on this conversation with me has a Ph.D from HARVARD.... pretty scary when you think about it, huh?

Monday, February 9, 2009

More Prayers

I swear, if I keep reading blog upon blog about some sweet baby or child that is suffering with cancer, or any other kind of ailment, my heart is going to completely crumble! This family (the Macs) just lost their gorgeous baby girl, Cora, to cancer. Please keep them in your prayers. I cannot even fathom the grief they are going through. I know that God has a plan for each and every one of us, and His plan is not always our plan... I get that. But, it is so hard to read about all of these innocent, precious little kids suffering like they are. I cannot grasp why they have to go through these trials and tribulations, and even death. I seriously don't know what I would do if I was faced with this situation. We thought we were going to lose our girl when she was 12 weeks due to a HUGE mistake from the doctor's office, and I just crumbled in to a million pieces when I heard "your daughter may not make it through the night if you don't get her to the Emergency Room". Fortunately for us, the doctors just made a stupid, stupid mistake, and our girl was completely fine. But, what about these parents who are experiencing this first-hand... having to watch their little ones suffer, and there is nothing they can do to comfort them? My heart seriously, deeply aches for these people, and I wish so much that there was something I could do for them. But, all I can do is pray, and ask you to pray. I leave them messages letting them know that I am praying for them, but I wish I could reach out and hug them or just do something. I have cried so many tears for families that I will never meet because it saddens me so deeply that they are experiencing such pain, grief, and sorrow. Please, leave a comment on this family's blog, and on all of the other blogs that are on my sidebar.. because every single one of these buttons is for a family whose child is in need of prayer (except for Stellan!! :o) )

Friday, February 6, 2009

Pray for Abby

Remember Abby that I have asked you to pray for? Please pray more... the poor little thing is getting worse, and she's having trouble breathing. Hop on over to her parent's blog (click my "Praying for Abby" button on the top right of my screen), and let them know you are praying for them. Every time I hear that she's doing worse, my heart breaks more and more for them. Abby is such a beautiful little girl, and seeing her pictures of how much suffering she's going through is heart wrenching! Please pray. Thanks!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


"If my partner isn't here tomorrow, will I have to presentate our project all by myself?"

"No, you will not have to do it all alone, I will allow you to do it on Monday"

"Whew, I'm so glad I won't have to presentate on my own... presentating alone scares me"

Well, kid, presentating alone scares me, too!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Not Who You Think it Was....

I wasn't at school on Friday because my little punkins has been running a fever, coughing, and has a nose that's running like a faucet. When I came in this morning, I found that my substitute had written a question on the board for my students to answer. The question read ~ Who was the first African American woman to refuse to give up her bus seat? ~

As the students slowly walked in this morning, my children asked me to answer the question because the not-so-intelligent slightly misguided sub told them that the answer was, in fact, not Rosa Parks! They were freaking out because they thought for sure they knew their culture, and were totally taken aback when he told them they were wrong. I assured them that they were correct, and looked it up on the Internet for them to prove that they were absolutely correct.

Now, to the hilarious part. I have indoor recess duty on Mondays. Usually, I love it because I have stuff to do, and this gives me a free 30 mins. to do work. Today, I loved it for a different reason. One girl from another class came in (she's in indoor recess on a daily basis because she does NOT listen one iota!), and looked at the board with the question. She answered with Rosa Parks, and one of my students told her that the substitute said Rosa Parks was not the correct answer. The little girl proceeds to get an attitude, rolls her eyes, shakes her head, and gets her hips going. She then blurts out "Well, if it wasn't Rosa Parks, the only other person it could be is Pocahontas" I about DIED... I seriously don't know how on Earth I kept my composure after the whole attitude ordeal and the hilarious answer. Needless to say, we had a fun time laughing about that one during lunch!! :o)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


My boy and I had a long talk last night about our marriage, and a lot of things that are going on in our relationship. We went to Barnes and Noble today and got "Sacred Marriage" by Gary Thomas... I have a deep feeling that we're in for something awesome... I am so excited. The talk made us realize a lot, and we both want to move our marriage in the same, God centered direction! I'm very blessed to have the husband that I do, and to love and serve the God that I do.