Thursday, March 28, 2013

Thursday Tidbits!

  • This week has flew by which for once I am thankful! I am so ready to have a 'normal' home again and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! yay!

  • Today Luke's class will be hunting eggs! He was so excited we made up all his eggs last night and he picked which 12 colors he wanted to take. It's supposed to get up to 70 today so we broke out some linen pants, Toms, and a spring shirt. :)

  •  We have also been gearing up for Tball! We went this weekend and got all the stuff he will need. The tiny cleats kill me, so cute! Our first practice is tonight and we are so excited! This is such a dream come true for me, a mom driving her son to tball practice. Hopefully Brent will be able to get home early today too I know he doesn't want to miss this! I am even going to get the big camera out and take pictures! Love Love Love!           

  • Yesterday was warm too so we rolled the windows down and opened the sunroof! I live for days like this.

  • And our floors!! They started on them yesterday and will finish up today! SO HAPPY! They are beautiful! Pictures won't do them justice I know. I can't wait to get all our furniture back in and the trim work done.

  • And this is how you eat when all the furniture is in the garage. Picnic! We only did this one night since then we have just went out to eat which I am so sick of doing! So ready to fix my boys some dinner :)

  • I have seen some photographers offer these necklaces but I went on the hunt for one that I could just use a picture I already had. I wanted a baby-ish picture of Luke in it. I found this one on Etsy and I just love it so much even if it does make me sound like a cat when I wear it. Jingle jingle.

  • Sunday Luke and I went to lunch then to see The Crouds. A very good movie we both loved it. He is so fun to take to the movies. He does so good and loves it.

  • My mouth still does not feel 100% I will be 3 weeks out tomorrow. Hoping over the next few weeks everything will get back to normal. I do not want to have to go back and see the doctor :(

  • Last week when I wrote down all we were doing for the weekend I didn't end up doing any of it! ha! So I'm not going to do that this week but I know for sure I will be spending any free time for the next few days getting my house back to some sort of order! ha!
Happy Easter Weekend!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday!

Saturday we went and had Luke's pictures taken with some baby bunnies at Bedford. One of the best things I've ever done. It was just the sweetest thing! We got about 12 proofs but these two are my favorites.

I wasn't sure we would be able to leave without taking the bunny with us. I am so happy that Lucas shares the same love of animals I did growing up.  I can't wait for a few years when we can get our own bunny or hamster or guinea pig (Brent is cringing right now hehe).


Sweet sweet babies. I just can't get enough.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bible Study.

I had to write this today. Not tomorrow, today. I wanted to write it last night. I was up all night I just couldn't turn my brain off. Well that and my sweet puppy (who is not so sweet barking at 1:00am) just won't hardly stay in his crate anymore but that's a story for another day.

Let me just say I am not a bible study type of girl. I'd never done one before and honestly never thought about it until Tonia started talking about leading one. I prayed for her if it was Gods will that she would take on this challenge and if it was also in His will that I might attend.
Then she announced the book she would be doing it over and I just knew I had to be there.

You see I have been a very simple christian for the past few years. Sure when it's comfortable and easy I am a stand up believer in Christ. But when I wasn't sure if I would be judged or put down or thought of differently I would remain quiet. I never did the hard stuff. I never tested myself. I tried the small group route at church 3 times and since that wasn't my niche I just quit I guess.
And if I am being honest up until my miscarriages I really wasn't talking with God much at all. He was always on the back burner. I knew He was there, I believed in Him but wouldn't take time out of my day to have a relationship with Him.

My life was good I didn't have anything to 'work thru' I didn't have emotional or relationship problems. My husband and I had a perfect courtship, engagement, and marriage. Luke is perfect. Our family was fine with the exception of losing our grandmas and his mom's Alzheimer's. But still nothing that we were struggling with. I didn't feel like I needed  God.
Then I lost 2 babies.
I never in a million years saw that coming but I am for certain that God gave me those babies for such a short time so that I would reach out for Him. He knew I needed him. He knew the woman I was hoping to be wouldn't surface without His grace. He knew I needed a few hard lessons.
I am not saying God gave me those babies and took them back to be mean or hurt me but I think we all have a point in our lives where we turn to Him with wreck less abandon and most times that is when we are truly struggling. When we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

 This study is opening up doors and windows I never even dreamed of. It's showing me a relationship I knew nothing about. It's just been so good.
I am blessed with the time and resources to attend. I am blessed that Tonia is such a great and real leader. I am blessed with another chance to claim my Christianity.

I have so much room for improvement. I cannot count the ways I want to be a better person. It's hard to make the choices to do good every single day. And I don't always. But I want Lucas to see me have a relationship with God, I want to answer his questions when they come, I want to show him that no matter what he is loved most by his maker.

How could I do that without His everlasting Grace? I need Him.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thursday Tidbits!

  • Whew! What a week! I've been busy and missing Brent so bad. I am so glad he comes home tonight! Like for real.

  • I am getting to start my weekend early with a fun dinner tonight with one of my favorites girls! So excited for that!

  • Last night after I was done painting Luke and I had a fun little movie night! We ate junk food in bed and watched Rise of the Guardians. It was good and he just loves watching movies. He will watch the whole thing and not make a peep. So funny!

  • I have been painting, painting, painting this week. I am sick of it but so happy it's getting done! We are thisclose to having our house DONE! I am so so so happy about that!! I painted below the chair rail this color in our little dining nook and it looks great if I do say so myself! I also painted the entire laundry room myself on Tuesday night including puddy-ing the walls, sanding and painting the cabinet casings, and standing on a ladder to paint the top of the room. All while making sure my child was fed, bathed, and happy. It. was. hard. but I am so proud! Oh and I even did some grouting on Monday night! Hey if your not gonna brag on yourself who is? ha!

  • This weekend we still have a lot to do. I'm going to paint the back door and Brent needs to get the laundry cab doors sprayed and put back up. We are kinda thinking of tiling the front bathroom floor while we are knee deep in this mess and we need to spray the roof because it seems we have a mildew problem up there AND we have to move every single thing out of the main part of the house (think living room and kitchen including appliances) for the wood floors to be installed. I know I think we are nuts too. I am just thankful we are both willing and able.....

  • I got to wear a spring-y outfit this week! Yay! But the rest of the week has been chilly and now today it's supposed to rain. boo

  • Brent bought a new racing trailer. It's a little bigger than our last one (which is for sale if you need one!) but much nicer, supposedly. I don't get to caught up in this sort of stuff. ha! It's in Texas and what this means to me is when we go get it an Ikea pit stop is in order! SO fun!

  • Speaking of road trips we canceled our weekend to Hot Springs that was coming up because I am a ding dong and booked it for Easter weekend! Ugh! Pretty bummed about that one but what can ya do!?

  • Lets see lets see what else is going on......thinking of going ahead and dying my hair this weekend. I am still so torn (story of my life) but these roots are driving me batty and I need to just make up my mind and do it!

I guess that's all I can think of my mind is now consumed with curtains and rugs! Eeeek so exciting! Hope your week has been much more restful than mine :)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

5 Happy Things!

 I can't believe it's Wednesday and I am just now able to post this week. Where in the world have I been lately? I'll tell ya where workin like a slave! We are trying so hard to get the house ready for our new flooring, it's been a lot of work!
On to my five things :)

  1. Life is SO good right now. We have a lot going on but it is just truly the best. And the warm weather is just the cherry on top!
  2. Brent and I are taking a night off from the house work and going to see the new Oz movie on Friday! I am so excited and ready! Love him and love going to the movies :)
  3. My pups are going to the groomers on Saturday! They are some dirty, hairy beasts right now. Chloe is so excited she loves the way she feels after a trip to the doggy salon.
  4. Lucas has been staying at Mema's house this week because of school being on spring break. I love it because on my lunch break I get to go by and see them!
  5. Our Tahoe is 100% ours! We paid it off! What an absolute amazing feeling! We are blessed.

Read This!

This post is so good if you have small kids, want kids, had them at one time, know someone with kids, etc.....
I loved this, it's where I'm at most days :) and I say that with a smile.

Friday, March 15, 2013

What I'm Wearing {Friday}

Wearing this to work today and love it!

Dress is from Old Navy
Belt is old I have no clue where I got it
Leggings from Target
Boots from Kohls

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thursday Tidbits!

  • We've had a lot going on these past few weeks, all good but still a lot. I guess that usually happens in spring time.

  • I am really loving the Unglued bible study. It is really challenging me to think about my relationships. With God, family, friends, and just everyone. I want to be light for Him, I am specifically praying for that though this. I am not always kind to others and that saddens me. I want to be better so SO bad.
Love these little verses Tonia gives us. It certainly helps me!

  • Tuesday after work I was planning on coming home to take a nap. To my surprise Brent was already home busy riping up baseboards and flooring to start our new flooring process. Goodness he never ceases to amaze me. So instead of napping I ripped up carpet for the first time in my life. It was kinda fun and scary. All the dirt was horrendous, ick I am NOT a carpet girl! Get it out!
  • So now I feel like we are living in a warehouse! ha! House shoes are a must but Luke loved being able to blow bubbles inside last night. It may be a few weeks before we have real flooring again with Brent's job so I am just going to try and sit back and let things happen when they can happen. I hope I can do that and not get anxious and drive my family crazy (come unglued anyone?). We'll see!

Not having my house pretty will be a huge test for me! Not even kidding.

  • Lucas loves his guitar. He put Brent's sunglasses on last night and sang us a tune. He kills me.

  • Yesterday after school, work and all our errands Luke and I stopped for frozen yogurt and a trip to the pet shop. Two of our favorite things. The pups scored new beds and some cookies too :)

  • My mouth feels better. Not great but better. Yesterday I had some bruising on the left side. I didn't even notice when I was getting ready for work and then someone pointed it out once I was at work. Of course. I still don't have any feeling in my chin which is the weirdest thing but I think my stitches are almost gone and I think everything is going to be just fine.

  • I can't believe next week is Spring Break! yay! I am SO excited for summer time. I'm looking forward to pool time with Luke and Tball and vacations. I am just so happy it's getting warmer. Luke will be out of school next week giving Mema a run for her money! ha!

  • Plans for the weekend include laying lots of tile, painting, getting what we can ready for the wood floors and hopefully some eating at yummy places since I missed out last weekend ;)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wisdom Teeth Weekend!

Y'all getting your wisdom teeth removed is no fun! Do not let anyone tell you it will be a breeze and you will be able to got back to work in a few days. Not true.
But I'm sure most of you know this because you were smart and got them out as teenagers. Before you had kids and a husband and a house. Lesson learned.

I tried to explain to Lucas on Thursday that mommy was going to the doctor and wouldn't feel good for a little while and that daddy was going to take care of him. He wanted to know if I was going to have to get shots and I told him yes but I wasn't scared and then he asked what the doctor was going to do to me I told him he was going to take some of my teethies (teeth) out. He got kinda upset and said 'but I like your teethies.'  

My appointment was at 10:30 Friday morning. We got there a little early and sat and waited, I anxiously, Brent casually.

They called me back and I remember sitting in the chair and the doctor was talking to me about Lucas (great ploy Mr. I never saw the medicine coming) next thing I remember saying was wow I feel a little woozie and that was it.
Next thing I knew it was done. I woke up feeling very strange and Brent said I told him "I see two of you" and when he asked me how it was I said "not bad" and the next thing I knew they made me get up and head out. I threw up on the way out the door and once again on the car ride home. It was horrible. But I didn't really care, Brent got the short end of that stick! ha!
(My sweet husband had a blast taking pictures of me while I was feeling real good! I had to include it because I really can't stop laughing at it!)
(and I have no idea where that blanket came from I remember nothing about it ha!)

Once home I thought I would sleep, at least that's what everyone said I would do. Well lucky me I was wide awake, I took a half of a pain pill they gave me and threw that and my antibiotic up so I just sat and tried to be happy I was getting to watch daytime t.v.

Held these peas to my face all. day. long.

And tried to suffice my hunger with chocolate milk and ibuprofen. It doesn't work.
Since I was doing so well Brent decided to head to the bank to figure out the refinancing process on our house (he doesn't get weekdays off from work to often so we had to take full advantage) and pick up Luke from school.

I had a nice flower delivery lady drop these by, I answered the door and she acted like I was some sort of monster and left real quick, I was kinda disappointed because I would've loved to share my day with her, I was feeling pretty chatty.

Desiree sent me these and they seriously made my day. They are still so pretty and I just love them!

That night mom came over to check on me and they all watched Wreck it Ralph while I tried to sleep or something in the other room. I don't remember sleeping but I don't remember being awake either. So weird!

Saturday I woke up feeling ok I guess. I don't remember much of that day either.
I made myself a smoothie and did some things around the house (what is wrong with me?) I was sad because they didn't have a teen mom or kardashian marathon on t.v.
Brent tried to feed me cheese pizza telling me I only had to be on soft food for 4 hours after surgery.
I ate a good portion of it and then checked my instruction booklet and it indeed says 4 DAYS for soft food! He is a fantastic nurse and is up for hire.

We had a cookout to attend that night and I sure wasn't going to miss that so we went.
I brought my own sack dinner of mashed potatoes but once I got there could not resist the call of a cheese burger. I tried to eat one and it didn't end up well. So I opted for chocolate cake instead. Sort of the same.

When we got home Saturday night I did a little online Thirty One shopping and that made me feel lots better ;)

Sunday I vowed to stay in bed all day. And I did for the most part.
That's where these pictures come in. I get board very easily.

That night we had dinner with family planned to celebrate (not my teeth something else). We went to Fridays and that was hard for me. I got soup and mashed potatoes and was sad I couldn't eat a donut stick aka their bread.

 Ready to go eat with puffy cheeks!

I had all intentions of going to work on Monday but once I got up and tried to get around it just wasn't happening so I took the day off. Put lots of heat compresses on my cheeks and stayed in the recliner. I did venture out for a banana shake when I went to pick Luke up but came back home and fell asleep on the couch until dinner time.
I was able to eat a real meal last night and that felt so good and I felt good enough to go to bible study too.

Today I am back at work I can eat some things but not others. I am still puffy and taking ibuprofen and tylenol. I am VERY thrilled to be able to drink pop again. My word I was about to die! I think it is safe to say I am on the mend and looking forward to a fun weekend eating all kinds of yummy stuff!

I am SO glad this is behind me you have no idea and I am glad I survived with little pain.
Thank you for the prayers that means a lot to me :)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Song for Saturday!

So far gone
by Thousand Foot Krutch
I know they say that the space between

Can make it stronger than we’ve ever seen

They might be right but I disagree

Cause I’ve never felt stronger than when you’re with me

Sometimes I wonder why you even care

Cause even when I leave you’re always there with me

And like a candle makes a brighter place

This mark you’ve made on me can’t be erased.

I wanna be so far gone in you

So far nothing else will ever do

I wanna be so far gone in you

In you..

I’ve stood alone and I’ve fallen down

Your hands were there to pick me off the ground

Sometimes I cry cause I can’t believe

Your love is big enough to cover me

Sometimes I’ve wondered if you’re even there

But when I feel far away you meet me there        ---------------> This verse is it for me right now! Love!

And like a candle makes a brighter place

This mark you’ve made on me can’t be erased


I wanna be so far gone in you

So far nothing else will ever do

I wanna be so far gone in you

In you..

I wanna be so far gone in you

So far nothing else will ever do

I wanna be so far gone in you

In you..I wanna be lost

I wanna be lost in you

Like a ship in the night

I wanna get lost in you

Underneath your sky

I wanna be lost in you

Like a ship in the night

So far gone tonight

I wanna be so far gone in you

So far nothing else will ever do

I wanna be so far gone in you

In you…

So far gone in you

In you

In you

So far gone in you

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thursday Tidbits

  • Welp tomorrow is D day. I will no longer have any wisdom for my teeth will be gone. But I am looking forward to a weekend in bed watching trash t.v., eating ice cream and making the boys wait on me hand and foot so it won't be all bad ;)

  • The Unglued bible study I have been looking forward too started Monday. Wow that is some good stuff. I am truly amazed God has met me where I am right now with this. I am really looking forward to the next 6 Monday nights!
we were challenged this week to take a picture of where we put our verse and tag ms. Tonia in it, I love stuff like that it's fun :)

  • And while I was at said bible study Luke thought it was a good idea to really make himself more of a kitty. On daddies watch I will say!

  • Tuesday afternoon Carter came over to play with Lucas. They see each other at school everyday but they still love to play at each other's houses too. We love when our friends come over :) 

  • Picture day was Wednesday! Supposed to be spring pictures but it was 34 degrees yesterday morning so this is as spring-y as we could get :)

  • Brent has been out of town and we will be so happy to have him home tonight! He is bringing a strawberry cheese cake from the Cheesecake Factory with him! I am excited!

  • I found these shoes at the Gap website for Luke, he doesn't like them at all! He says they won't make him look handsome anymore if he wears them. LOL! I thought they were cute and funny. We'll see if he changes his mind....

  • He is loving watching movies and shows on my Kindle though. I got a kid proof case so he can play with it more.

  • I guess that's all I got for this week :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

An Award!

Tonia nominated me for an award! I am so honored!

Liebster, in German, means endearing, valued, and lovely. The award acknowledges up and coming bloggers for outstanding accomplishments within design that is presented on their blog.

Here are the rules for accepting the award:

1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about


2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then

create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.

3. Choose 11 new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.

4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.

5. No tag backs.

11 random facts about myself
  1. I love random facts, I love reading them about other and I love thinking of my own.
  2. I truly believe the stork got mixed up when he dropped me off. I was supposed to live on the beach.
  3. Brent and I break a golden rule of marriage a lot. We go to bed angry at each other. But every time we wake up we have forgotten or it seems so silly that we are always happy again. ha!
  4. I really dislike romantic comedy's I love romance and comedy separate but can't stand it together.
  5. I have recently quit biting my nails after 20 years of doing so! Going on 3 months!
  6. I love clothes and fashion and style but don't like to spend much money on it. I mostly wear target, walmart and old navy stuff. I do however spend the bulk of my fun money on Tano bags!
  7. I am asleep by 10 pm most nights.
  8. I love being a wife and momma it is a dream come true. I've never wanted to do anything else but take care of my family. I don't mind cooking, cleaning, or doing laundry. In fact it's when I don't get to do those things on the weekend is when I'm not happy.
  9. I love fast food! Mcdonalds, Burger King, Sonic, Long John Silvers, all. of. it. I would eat it every single day if it wasn't for Brent. He absolutely does not want Luke eating it and makes me feel  guilty when I do. So I sneak some cheddar bites from Sonic once in awhile to feed my craving. Sometimes I am sad when I ask him if we can eat KFC and he says no way but mostly I thank him for drawing this line in the sand for me!
  10. My favorite types of music are folk, rap, and praise. Very different I know.
  11. The one and only thing I want for Luke to be is kind. I don't care what kind of a person he becomes as long as he is a kind one.

And to answer a few questions of Tonia's......

1. Do you like to go out or stay home on Friday Night? Both! Completely depends on the week and the time of year. I am more apt to stay in during the cold months but when it's warm/hot I am always itching to get out.

2. Do you have any pet peeves? I guess mine would be tacky people. It truly amazes me how many people have no 'tact' these days. Who raised these folks!?

3. What is your favorite dessert? Something warm and chocolate-y with vanilla ice cream on top.

4. Who do I admire? my mom

5. Would you ever bungee jump? yes I'd love to!

6. What is your favorite blog? Gosh I have so many for so many different reasons. But the ones I love most are the ones where I know the people in real life, I love reading about their day to day and seeing pictures of their kiddos.

7. Do you like to take naps? never! can't stand them. seriously they make me feel sicky when I wake up.

8. Drink of choice? Sweet Tea. always!

9. If you could snap your fingers. . .my wisdom teeth surgery would be a thing of the past.

10. If you could change anything. . . I would slow down my days and keep Lucas little for a little while longer.

11. Would you rather have a house keeper or a chef? Chef for sure!

Thank you Tonia for the nomination!

I only know 2 blogs to nominate but they are both deserving and great!


Girls, do the 11 random facts, and feel free to answer the same or different questions! Just have fun with it! And of course spread the LOVE with 11 bloggers of your choice!

What I Wore Wednesday

Ya'll this is my uniform. Love how comfy and warm this outfit is. Love how I can chase Luke, run errands, clean house, and everything in between. I would wear it every single day if that were acceptable so most likely if you see me out you will see me in this. ha!

And it's cheap too!
cardi- target
white tee-victorias secret but i also have some from target
boot socks-target
brown boots (that you can't see)- khols