Thursday, January 31, 2008

Only the World

I heard this song on my way home from a really rough day at work and boy did it hit home. It IS only the world but I'm going to do my best to live to live every day of my life here for HIM.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cooking dangers

When you're using a mandolin slicer, I highly recommend paying attention to what you're doing so you don't seriously cut yourself. It does help if your husband is as wonderful as mine and helps you get the cut cleaned up, puts a bandaid on your finger and then finishes cooking dinner.

I love my husband. :-)

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Children's Section

One of my friends and her husband are getting ready to welcome their first child into the world. Her baby shower is tomorrow and since she was an English major in college, taught high school English for the last few years and bottom line, loves reading, I thought a few 'classics' would be the perfect gift.

I went into Borders today after work to find a few of my favorites and ended up taking a trip down memory lane. I went in knowing I would be purchasing 'Love You Forever' and thought I'd figure it out from there. I found 'Goodnight Moon', 'Where the Wild Things Are', 'The Jolly Postman' and a list a mile long of titles that brought a smile to my face. A new favorite that I had to check out after hearing such rave reviews was 'Fancy Nancy' - so cute and so fun, even if you're a big kid. :-)

What was your favorite book when you were little?

Monday, January 21, 2008

I'm Getting Old

Right after Christmas Mike saw a space heater on Woot and we, along with my parents, ordered one. (They're a wonder in the winter and you want to cozy up in one room and only need that room warm.)

We got our heater about a week later and I had to pull it out before Mike and I went on our date. It got hot as soon as I turned it on and I was so excited. On our way to dinner, I decided to call my parents to see if they had gotten theirs. My Mom answered and started cracking up as soon as I asked if they had gotten theirs - she said it had been delivered that day and she was standing in front of it and so happy with it. (If you really know my Mom and me, you can picture each of us talking on the phone about the different features of the heater and laughing at how we liked the same things about it) My brother was in the background laughing at my Mom, Dad and me but none of us cared.

Bottom line, I can't believe I got so excited about a heater but it is wonderful. Even better than the heater is knowing how much I've turned into my Mom - I couldn't be happier. :-)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Almost Spring Cleaning

I cleaned our apartment today and it made me wish that I could open the windows and let fresh spring air in. I love the cold but I'm ready for the spring.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I'm not an American Idol fan but I do like watching the audition shows because I do get a kick out of them. One thing from last night's night did blow me away. When the final contestant walked out into the hallway with her "golden ticket" to Hollywood and her family errupted into cheers, Simon turned to Randy and Paula and said that there was one thing about this country (America) and that is how people can be so genuinely happy for someone they know when they have something good come there way.

I hope all of my family and friends know how excited and happy I am when something good happens to them.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Some of my favorite things

Some of my "favorites" lately:

  • My husband (he's always a favorite - I love him)
  • My family (again, always a favorite. They're awesome.)
  • My time with God - I've been working on spending more time with him and I love singing His praises in my car on the way to work and reading His word at night before I go to bed.
  • Laughter - it makes me feel alive, especially when Mike is the one making me laugh.
  • Candles - they smell good.
  • Looking at houses (really scary but really exciting - I'll keep you updated)
  • Our new space heater. It has a remote, a timer, it oscillates and it keeps me warm. :-)
  • Knowing that we're going to Texas (my home state, yee haw!) in March

There are lots more but these are the top ones right now...

Monday, January 7, 2008

Off the retaining wall, through the building and into trouble

Some crazy things have happened at and near my office since my return to work this year.

To start, I was sitting at my desk last Thursday when I heard a loud crash/thud sound. When I looked across the hall, everyone was looking out the window so I ran over to see what was going on and found a car on it's side at the corner where my office is. I immediately took off down the hall and ran out to the car to make sure the people in the car didn't move but other people got there before me and were all over it. The guy driving what we later found out was a mini-van (we couldn't tell when it was on it's side and beat up) was headed south on a street that runs next to the side of my office towards an intersection and somehow managed to go airborn, jump the curb, take out two posts that once held parking meters, take out a corner of my office's landscaping, bounce off a retaining wall twice, bounce off the lightpost about 1/3 of the way up it and finally flip onto its side into the street that runs in front of my office. The whole ordeal lasted about an hour from the time it happened to the time they got him safely out. The guy had to have been tearing down the road for all of it to have happened. He ended up being fine so that was good but I have to admit, it was really cool watching the fire department rip the roof off his car to get him safely out.

Today, or rather, a little after midnight this morning, a guy decided to drive through City Hall. Apparently the guy had been in a gas station parking lot and the police were called because neighbors were complaining about his music being too loug. Police came to take care of it, he got mad and said something about running through City Hall and by the end of the whole deal, he did. He drove through the building, taking out approximately 8 million dollars worth of metal detectors and other security equipment not to mention a ton of other damage. He ended up in the parking garage on the other side of the building and proceeded to get out of his car, lay down on the ground and surrender to police "without incident".

To top it all off - Michael Vick is serving the remainder of his sentence in Leavenworth, KS.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jog

I have no idea where the saying in the title came from, it's just something my parents have said for as long as I can remember... moving on.

Mike and I just got back from a whirlwind of travel over Christmas and New Years. We left on the 21st and flew to Seattle, WA where Mike's parents picked us up from the airport and we went to a hotel for the night. The next morning, we got up and met Tym and Kristen at Wild Wheat for breakfast. It was so good to see our friends and the area the restaurant was in was so cute!


After breakfast, we headed to an outlet mall on our way to Vancouver to do a little shopping and then headed to Mike's parent's house. We spent most of the week hanging out with Mike's friends and family - including a Christmas Eve movie with two friends and Christmas dinner at his aunt and uncle's house (YUM!)

We left Vancouver on the 27th so that I could work on the 28th and as soon as I got off work, we headed to the beautiful mountains in Red River, NM. We spent the last few days there relaxing, playing cards and watching movies but left out too many outdoor activities as Mike and I both got sick. The sick part wasn't so much fun but I figured if we could survive a trip while sick so early in our marriage, we're in great shape. :-)

Work tomorrow and life will slowly return to normal. We have lots of plans for 2008 including trips, weddings and who knows what else. We're just thankful for each other, for family, friends, health, grace and so much more.

(more pictures to follow)