Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Red is for...

I'm joining in on the fun of Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School this week!

RED....I started thinking about some red things I like....

At first I thought about putting up a red apple, but since I really don't love red apples....I'm a golden delicious kinda girl....that didn't make sense. Then I thought about going back to school week after next, and though I am very thankful for my job and I do enjoy it, I'm dreading leaving my 4 month old, especially. (Not to slight my 6 and 9 year old, but they're used to this routine!) So no, that isn't something red I love right now.

So what do I love that is red?

How about a red sucker!! MMMMMMM, my favorite color sucker!!

Photo courtesy Pink Sherbet Photography

What else do I like that is red??

Photo courtesy Higgs2007

I love red jelly beans....look at this lovely bowl of 'em, just waiting to be scooped up! And if I'm not mistaken that is a lone toasted marshmallow Jelly Belly in the bowl, another one of my faves. Even if it isn't red!

Hmmm....I absolutely LOVED my red Bravada....

my new car!

Traded it in last summer, though we probably wouldn't have if we'd realized we were soon adding to the family! :) But alas...

Looking through my Photobucket, this lava lamp is pretty cool, too.....


I'm sure there are other red things I love, but since it is 12:15 am and I have been at Dollywood all day and will have a baby up before I know it wanting to eat, we'll end it there! Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to explore!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: My church

I love my church. My dad was the pastor here when I was born. I was baptized here, and have always had a special place in my heart for this church, even when we were moved around our Conference. I'm very blessed with an amazing church family! Just thought I'd share somewhere that I feel as comfortable as I do in my own home!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday: Z is for ZZzzzzzzzs

I just now happened upon this fun meme, and wouldn't you know it...the first round is ending! But I think I'll stick around for the next one! ;)

So...the letter Z, in my world, is for ZZzzzzzzs! Sleep is a good thing in my book. I enjoy sleeping. I like naps. So much so that my sister worried about me having kids cause I wouldn't be able to take naps as much as I always had loved to do. I've adjusted! :) But with an infant, sleep has risen to a place of prominence in my life once again. Getting up in the middle of the night is NOT something I relish, but we must do what we must do. Since I'm trying to nurse as much as possible, that means that it HAS to be me to feed him. And as I learned with child #1, it is easier just to do it myself, as it turns out that hubby has even more trouble than I do getting up and feeding a baby. Isaac was one of those babies who you had to be sure he was totally asleep before you laid him back down, or you'd just be getting right back up...ask me how I know! LOL So if Chris wasn't willing to take the time to do that, it was more trouble than it was worth to get him to help out with nighttime feedings.

Anyway, Robbie is a pretty good sleeper, so I'm very blessed! Since Chris is working a day camp this summer and taking the big boys with him, I'm taking advantage and napping with Robbie. I love snuggling up with my sweet baby boy, cause I know that before long, he'll be bigger and need more space when he naps. I'm relishing the time I have with this last baby o mine!

So welcome to any new visitors, and know I'm gonna jump in on the ride next time! :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Better than Ever!

I recently came across a contest sponsored by Twittermoms and Dove gofresh asking this question: How are you better than ever? I took a few days to think about this. Right this minute, the HEAT is not better than ever since our heat pump is out of commission. My weight is not better than ever, but I'm workin' on that. My hair is not better than ever because I see more and more white sneaking in each day. But what IS better than ever?

I started family is better than ever because we have added another precious member, and he is such a delight! My work is better than ever because I'm finally doing my dream job of being a reading specialist, and am FINALLY finished with my degree! I don't know that I'd say our church is better than ever, cause we aren't just rolling in the dough, but we do have a new energetic pastor who is sure to revive our spirits!

Then I got to thinking about this further: yes there are areas in my life that may not be ideal, nor what I would have if I won a million dollars, but for the most is REALLY good! I'm blessed with my health and that of my family, a job I love, a church family that supports me and needs me, a nice house where we are quite comfortable, and enough money to fill our needs. What can I complain about? In the scheme of things, what does a day of warmer air in the house, weighing more than I'd like, or a few white hairs matter? They don't!

So that decides it: my LIFE is better than ever, and I'm so thankful for all of it!

Stop by this page and see what others think is better than ever, or check out the widget on the sidebar ---> to see more about the Facebook contest!

Be thankful for what is good, ya'll! Life is what you make of it, and this isn't a dress rehearsal!!

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chris Mann: I Want Your Sex

Oh. my. I was already nursing a serious crush with this guy...have been for a while...

but has reached a new level! LOL

Check this out, and you'll see why!

Wordless Wednesday: Family of Five

One of the beautiful shots from our recent photo shoot! Very impressed with the work!