Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Today I am linking up with Megan from Mackey Madness.

Sometimes I love the warmth of my bed in the morning and do not want to get up.
Always I know that I cannot stay in bed all day.

Sometimes I try so hard to resist eating chocolate.
Always I give in to temptation and eat it.

Sometimes I wonder what life would be like had our brave men and women not fought for our country's freedom.
Always I am grateful for my husband who so bravely fought to defend our country for 12 years (he is my hero).

Sometimes I wonder what my life had been like if I were born into another family.
Always I am grateful for the family God blessed me with!

Go link up with Megan today!


Monday, January 30, 2012

The Power of Frienship


It is often easy to take our friends for granted. We may go days or even weeks without talking to them. And it is not until we talk to them again that we remember how truly valuable their friendship is. Today I had the opportunity to see an old friend. I was reminded today just how special my friendship is. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day activities and forget to make time for those who have a  special place in our hearts. One thing that I have promised myself for this new year is to not life get too busy for my friends. I am going to make sure that I take the time to continue to cultviate those relationships and not let them die. Truly there is nothing more valuable in life than the relationship between you and your girlfriends.

Friday, January 27, 2012

On My Knees

I heard a song this morning and it spoke to my soul. I had to share it. It is an amazingly powerful song.

Find You On My Knees
by: Kari Jobe

Troubles chasing me again
Breaking down my best defense
I'm looking
God, I'm looking for you
Weary just won't let me rest
And fear is filling up my head
I'm longing
God, I'm looking for you
But I will

Find You in the place I'm in
Find You when I'm at my end
Find You when there's nothing left of me to offer You except  for brokenness
You lift me up, You never leave me thirsty
When I am weak, when I am lost and searching
I find You on my knees

So what if sorrow shakes my faith
What if heartache still remains
I'll trust You
My God, I'll trust You
'Cause You are faithful
And I will

When my hope is gone
When the fear is strong
When the pain is real
When the it's heard to heal
When my faith is shaken
And my heart is broken
And my joy is stolen
God, I know that
You lift me up, You never leave me searching


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Simply Beautiful

Yesterday's sunset. 

It Has Been Nice Knowing You

After several years of putting my feet and legs through unneeded agony my body has finally had enough. I am sad to say that I must say good bye to all my cute high heels. My body has had it and is now letting me know that it has had it with the heels. It is sad, because in a way it makes me feel like I am getting old. But I cannot ignore my knees being in agony after wearing a pair of my favorite shoes any longer. The time has come to put away the fancy heels and look for some shoes that will make my feet and knees happy again.

So I say good bye to you cute sexy heels. It has been nice knowing you. How I have enjoyed you so much. It will be sad to see you leave my closet, but it is time for you to go. I will miss you so much!


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Link Up

Joining Megan at Mackey Madness today. I always have so much fun linking up. 

Sometimes.....I just want to get out of town and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 
Always.....My favorite get away is the mountains for a hike or picnic. 

Waterfall in the mountains

Sometimes.....I go in a grocery store with a list of specific items I want to buy. 
Always......I end up buying more than I intended. 

Sometimes.....I really enjoy a a lazy day. 
Always......I feel like there is something more productive I should be doing. 

Sometimes.....I don't feel like working out, but I do it anyway. 
Always......So glad that I did, because I feel so much better afterwards. 

Sometimes.....I think my cats do the silliest things.  
Always.....I think I have the coolest cats on the planet. 

 Darby and Reagan 


Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend Recap

So this weekend was a pretty good one. I got to spend lots of time with my man. Saturday was great because I got to sleep in. I was lazy I did not get up until almost 10. And man did it feel nice to sleep in. Later that day I went to my favorite store and treated myself to a couple of new shirts. I love new clothes! That evening we went to watch one of our friends compete in a singing contest at one of the local bars called Lincoln's Sports Grille. Because of the singing contest going on that evening we had to wait an hour and a half to get seated. By the time we finally got our food it was nearly 8pm! Needless to say we will probably not go back there again. While it was fun to watch my friend sing, the grill to was horrible. Not really my scene. It was loud and there lots of drunks. I have no problem with people wanting to have a drink (heck I enjoy a drink myself from time to time), but when their drinking makes them act like idiots that is where I have the problem. Anyway, food was not worth the wait at all.
Sunday was nice and relaxing. Our good friends came over for dinner and movies. It was so much fun. We watched Hannah, which I would recommend, and one of the X-men movies. All in all it was a great night. Good friends, lots of laughs, and yummy pizza! Couldn't ask for a better evening.
It was a good weekend, it just went by way too fast. The weekends are just never long enough.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Night Out On The Town

Thursday night my mom and I went downtown for dinner and the symphony. We ate dinner at one of my favorite restaurants downtown. And as usual it was delicious. Afterwards we still had time before we had to go to the symphony and found the cutest coffee shop to have a hot drink to warm us up from the cold. The symphony was wonderful. It was an all Mozart program. They had a piano soloist from Korea who was just absolutely amazing. I always enjoy going to the symphony it always makes me feel so cultured. It was a wonderful evening. A great night of good food, great company, and good music.

The restaurant we ate at. Simply amazing food! 

A view of downtown. 

Another view of downtown. I love this city!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Being Transparent

I have never been one to openly share my feelings. I tend to keep my feelings and emotions locked up inside and do not often express them. However, marriage has changed that. I can no longer get away with keeping everything bottled up inside. My husband knows when I am upset or something is wrong and won't leave me alone until I tell him what is going on. Because of this I am much better about sharing my feelings and letting others know how I feel. And I am sure that is healthier for me to just get everything off my chest rather than bottling it all up inside.

The idea of being transparent and more open with my life sometimes can be a scary thought. I have never liked to be exposed and vulnerable. I liked my private life being private. But at what point is it unhealthy to keep all that bottled up inside and not talking with anyone. I had to learn to share my feelings and communicate more openly with my husband. And I will tell you it was not easy. It is hard to share how I feel. I guess I thought I would be afraid of how he would react or what he would think. But now I know that was just silly of me to think that way. While I have not quite mastered the art of being transparent, I am a work in progress. I am continuing to work on being more open and sharing how I feel. Hopefully one day this all will be second nature to me.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sometimes and Always Link Up

Today I am linking up with Megan from Mackey Madness.

Sometimes...I enjoy a good rainy day.
Always...I hate having to drive in the rain.


Sometimes...I get lonely when my husband has to work on the weekends.
Always...I get so much more work done around the house when he is not there.

Sometimes...I enjoy cuddling up in a nice warm sweater.
Always...I hate winter and wish spring would come quickly.

Sometimes...I enjoy a long holiday three day weekend.
Always...I dread having to go back to work.

Sometimes...I enjoy just hanging out when the girls.
Always...I wish we got together more often.

Sometimes...I enjoy a good cup of coffee.
Always...Can't start the morning without it!



Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello 2012

I can hardly believe another year has started. Time just seems to go by faster and faster the older I get. I have decided that this year I am not going to make any resolutions. I always make resolutions and then never follow through with it. And it always make me feel bad when I can't follow through with things. So rather than set myself up for failure again I am not going to make resolutions. Instead I am going to work on those areas of my life that I feel need changing and continue to try and improve those areas.

I would really like to be more fit. So I am going to continue to work on that goal. And work toward feeling better and looking better. I think that if I do not set myself up for failure at the get go then I will be more likely to stick to it and see results.

I would also really like to continue to work on my relationship with God. I would like to pray more and read the bible more. I need to really make time to do things like this. Most of all though I want to continue to be a witness to those around me. It is my prayer that God will continue to shape me and mold me in His image so that when people see me they see Him.

I would also like to learn how to cook more and learn how to like it. I have never been one to enjoy cooking. My husband is the cook the family. I would like to be a better cook and to be brave about trying new things. That is one thing I do want to try and do.

I believe that as long as I do not put pressure on myself to meet a certain goal that I will be more likely to follow through with working on those areas of my life that I feel need changing. I am excited about this new year and can't wait to see what it has in store.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy Anniversary Babe!

Yesterday, was our 2nd wedding anniversary. It is hard to believe that it has already been two years. I guess the saying is true that "time flies when your having fun." The past two years have been some of the best in my life. My life is so much richer with my husband in it. I cannot imagine my life without him.

He is always there for me when I need him. My husband has been a constant supporter of mine. When it seems like no one else is on my side he is always there to listen and give me a big hug. I am so proud to be his wife. He is truly my best friend. No one else knows me better than he does.

I am excited about this new year and what all God has in store for us. And I look forward to spending many more years with my amazing man.