Saturday, December 14, 2013

That Awkward Moment When..... accidentally press the water button on the fridge instead of the ice one.....oh and did I mention the fact that you were using your hands to catch the "ice"?  And this may or may not have happened multiple time before..... fail at remembering the childhood nickname you used as a security, yeah, can't recall, what did you all call me again for the first 20 years of my life?? have to teach 28 two year olds to sing and dance to Jingle Bell Rock and only having two weeks to do so.....yeah, this is going to go swimmingly..... now if only you could remember the right words.....! =P are trying to decide if Hulu watching and sleeping can be considered hobbies, 'cause that might be the only thing you have the mental energy for most nights.....

.....those eHarmony commercials no longer inspire the same, like I'll ever resort to that, feelings they used to.....

Now, it's time for that awesome moment when..... get the see Frozen and it is every bit as fantastic as you'd hope.....though the fact the character you most identify with is a reindeer is a little less awesome..... ;-) realize that the peppermint mocha VIA is back at Starbucks!! Seriously, this stuff is amazing! realize that you really, really do love your job and the people you work if only that road construction that is making your 40 minute commute into an hour and half one would finish before the projected date of summer 2016.....

.....your family is finally decorating the tree tomorrow, Christmas is officially here! found the happy news that these crazy talented people.....
.....have an entire Christmas album now.....that you happen to be listening to as you write this post!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Never Been.....

Never been kissed.....

Never been flirted with.....

Never been danced with.....

Never been held hands with.....

Never been singled out of a crowd.....

Never been the cause of any sleepless night or absentminded days.....

Never been told through a simple smile that I am the only one for them.....

Every day the refrain in my head is getting louder.....

Never been.....never have.....never will

Never been pretty enough....

Never been skinny enough.....

Never been outgoing enough.....

Never been hard working enough.....

Never been funny enough.....

Never been smart enough.....

Never been good enough.....

Never been right.....

There is something wrong with me.....

Never been.....never have.....never will

Then my soul smacks me upside the head and suddenly I remember I've.....

Never been alone.....

Never been forsaken.....

Never been forgotten.....

Never been un-held.....

Never been unloved.....

Never been truly hopeless.....

Never been failed by Him whom my soul loves.....

And suddenly, never been, doesn't seem so scary anymore, because I know deep down in my heart, even if my head isn't quite on board all the time that I have a Savior in heaven and even if my dream of an earthly
love never comes true.....

He held out his arms for me.....

He cried for me.....

He gave up everything for me.....

He died for me.....

He will always love me no matter what.....

 Really, can a girl ask for a better a love then that? 

But yet, never been.....never had.....never will.....

Yes, I have my bad discontent days, where it seems like everybody around me is in a relationship and I should just give up hope, put a bag over my fat ugly face and become the crazy book hoarding spinster of my pity party daydreams!

But you know what? 

I think for today, I will shove those spinster demons back in the box, take the bag off my head and smile at the world, because I've got some good news to share.....

We have a God who loved us so much that even with our all our faults and screw ups, He sent His Son to save us!

I'll take it one day at a time, one step at a time on the hard days, I will push back my fears and remember the good news I have to share and live my life for the glory of God!

Here are some verses I've found comforting on those woe is me, what am I doing with my life, nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I'll go at worms, type days!

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Hebrews 13:5
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For he Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you,
and give you peace

1 Corinthians 10:31 
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or what ever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Ecclesiastes 9:10a
What ever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; 

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father though Him.

I'd love to hear everybody's thoughts and opinions, prayers and advice are always welcome as well! =)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Home Sweet Home

This weekend I was supposed to be down in Alabama with my sis, but my car decided to strand along the interstate, at night. I have never felt quite so alone or so VERY thankful for cell phones in my entire life!

 Luckily I was within 50 miles of home so my parents could come and get me, instead of the middle of nowhere Alabama! Hopefully the third time is a charm with car fixes, and this will be the last time those poor mechanics have to see my car for awhile!

Shirt: JcPenny, Skirt: JcPenny

Bracelets: Old Navy and Dress barn, Earrings: made by me, Necklace: Kohls

Shoes: Target

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Weekender

Three good things I've found about having to wear a uniform for work.....

~I don't have to think in the morning about what to wear, an activity which takes a lot of time some mornings and I have an entire week to plan just two days!

~I don't feel sad when the kids get something on my clothes, heck, it's not just the kids, I wipe my hands on myself just as much! ;-)

~I feel the freedom to splurge on the nicer pieces because I only wear "normal" clothes two days week so don't need as many basics!

There, I've done the Pollyanna thing and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be!

Now, onto the point of this point of this post, welcome to The Weekender!! In which I will chronicle my two days of fashion freedom! 

Ahem, yes, for the astute among you, you will notice my hair is gone, no, it's not the cut I was hoping for, but there was some mis-communication between the stylist and I! I'm hoping it will grow out into what I want within the next few months!
Scarf: Giveaway (but I do know it's from Target), Shirt: JcPenny, Skirt: made by me, Flip-flops: JcPenny

My new favorite way to tie scarves, faux infinity style!

Bracelet: World Market

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stillhouse Hollow falls

My family took advantage of the fact that all of us had labor day off and went on a hike I'd read about in my internet wanderings!

 On the way back, we skipped to trail and just hiked upstream, it was pretty awesome!

 Doesn't this look like a tree star?

This was just off the path, a little way from the base of the waterfall, I love finding ruins like this! 

 Not exactly deep, the internet said this was one of the best swimming holes in the country.....hmm, for hobbits maybe! ;-)

I'm trying to decide if I want to slide across the mud on my hands and knees to get further behind the waterfall! I didn't by the way, I would like to keep the trend of no broken bones! =)

Look, water!!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

I Failed the Photo Challenge.....

.....or did I? 
The goal wasn't necessarily to finish, but just to start blogging more, which I did, so while I failed at the specific challenge, I achieved my over all least that's what I'm telling myself, so I don't feel so bad about completely dropping the ball! =)

~Random Updates~

~Staff meetings are as fun as I always thought they'd least I got paid for the extra time!

~In spite of the staff meetings, (along with a few other annoyances.....) I really am enjoying my job!

~Clark (my car, in case you didn't know) scared me by attempting to die, but thanks to the mechanics and my amazing dad carpooling with me and my crazy ever changing work schedule, my the car is fixed and I always got to work! 

~The fall bug has bit me hard, I've been doing back to school at work for 3 weeks now and I'm drinking pumpkin and caramel apple themed drinks from Buckhead. So I wish the temp would stop reaching into the 90's, accompanied by "air you can wear" as one weather man referred to the humidity!

~I'm thinking of doing this to my hair again..... I have to wear it up all the time, it just gets in the way when I work and I get headaches when I wear my hair up everyday.....any thoughts?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day Twenty-One

~Summer Time~

As you already know I went to visit my sister this week end, I had a fantastic time and Megan and Buggy got to come back and stay with us the rest of us for the week! Here are some pics from a great summer weekend!
 TinkerBell (my sisters cat) loves cereal milk, she stalked me until I let her drink some!

But Mom, I know I can fit two in there, see? ;-) 

Found this lovely little confection at World Market, haven't had it since Bend and may have bought two bars..... hey, the whole family loved it, I would have been in trouble had I not brought any back!

Their yard is full of these tiny little frogs, I hate to think of stepping on them, but you don't really notice the unless they're moving!

Selfies in the Starbucks line! 
Taken after an hour detour and before discovering all of the exits to the interstate I needed to get on were CLOSED and the crossing my fingers driving though downtown Birmingham!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day Fifteen

A little peek into our yard!

Just a heads up, you won't be seeing me for a few days as this lucky gal is spending the weekend down in Alabama with her sister! I was going to set up scheduled posts, but a surprise 2 hour visit to a walk in clinic to get a medical release for work filled out, I kind of ran out of time, it was blog or pack and I decided to pack! 

I'll see all you lovely gals on Monday!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Day 13

~A Bad Habit~
 Ahem.....let's just pretend that the last two days, in which I failed to post, were illustrating today's post about a bad habit of mine!!! ;-)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day Ten

~What I Wore~
(AKA the more important thing is what I didn't have to wear!!! Yeah for not having to wear a polyester polo or shoes except when I go outside!)
 Dress: Wal-Mart, Cowboy boots (not worn, of course!) Wal-Mart
 Bee necklace: Little gift shop attached to Buckhead, bought today and worn immediately because it was so darn cute!
Ear cuff- Claire's

Friday, August 9, 2013

Day Nine


For about two hours on five days out of seven this is my life!! If you look closely you can see the backed up traffic, it doesn't mater if I get off at 4:30pm or after 6:00pm, this is what it looks like! =P
But, I'm really loving my job and starting next week I'm being promoted to teachers assistant!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day Eight

~An Activity I Love~

As of today I am both it 8 days into the challenge without missing a day (and considering my recent blogging rate this is a pretty good track record!) and have been at my current job for exactly a month! =)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Day Seven

~In My Bag~

Ahem.....there is a reason I have such large purses, I carry around a lot of stuff....including but not limited too:
Sunglasses case
Binky (my nieces)
Lego ( from my last nannying job!)
Fingernial clippers
Medical release (I need to fill it out for work)
Two kinds of hand sanitizer
Two kinds of Starbursts
Flash light
Foldable hairbrush/mirror
Change purse
A pair of earrings 
Tilly the Tardis 
Tickets to Beauty and the beast!!!!!!!!

Sometimes a water bottle, a book, and even lunch get stuff in there too, but since the strap on my lovely, lovely big purse is broken I've had to downsize and I can really only fit what is pictured and nothing extra!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Day Six

~A Favorite Place~

A road near my house that never fails to make me smile, it looks like something out of a movie and I'm all about pretending my life is a movie, now if only I could the soundtrack working..... ;-)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day Five

~Something I Made~

Mmmm, how about some fresh bread to go with the peach jam my Mom made?! =)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day Four

~Picture of You~

There you go, a quick "snapshot" of me! =)