Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Friday, I am so glad to finally see you. This has been a really long week. I thought this week would never end. Now hopefully you will go by quickly so that I can start my weekend. Dear Self, it is nice to have a week off school. Make sure to make the most of it and have a nice relaxing weekend! Dear Office, why do you have to be so cold. I think it is silly that I have to use a heater to keep myself from freezing. The summer is over now, so I think you can turn off the air. Dear Husband, I know I probably don't say it enough, but I do enjoy being married to you. I cannot imagine my life without you. I love you so much!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's The Little Things

When I was going through some of my things this morning I found the very first note my husband ever sent me. One thing I love about my husband is that he will do things just because. He will do something like buy my some of my favorite flowers or write me a sweet note. And I just love it when he does things like this for me. I remember when we first started hanging out and getting to know each other. It had been a rough summer for me because my grandmother had just passed away and he wanted to do something nice for me before our first "official date." So he sent me some of the most beautiful flowers to me at work. First of all this was the first time a man had ever sent my flowers. And it made me feel so special to get flowers delivered to me work. Along with the flowers he sent the sweetest note. I happened to find this very note today when going through a box.It made me smile and remember our relationship when it was just in its beginning stages What a great time it was of getting to know each other. I love having a husband who thinks of doing small things just to show how much he cares. Everyday I feel truly blessed that God has put such a wonderful, loving man in my life.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Worship is where I find my existence. It is where I find my purpose. Music stirs my soul in a way that nothing else does. Some find God through prayer or scripture. Music allows me to connect with God on a totally different level. Worship takes me places that nothing else can. I love the way that I can get lost in worship and feel the warm embrace of my Father as He draws me closer to him. My heart and soul feel the most fulfilled as I give myself in total abandonment to my Heavenly Father. There is no place I would rather be than in His presence.

I recently found this video below and it truly ministered to me. I hope it ministers to you as much as it did to me.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Thyroid, I was upset when I went to the doctor and found out you are not working right. I guess it explains why I have been feeling the way I have over the past few months. Well, it is time to whip you into shape. I will beat Hypothyroidism! Dear Heart, I am so glad that the echocardiogram showed that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing. Thanks for keeping me alive and well! Dear Car, I promise to get you in for an oil change really soon. I hope you can hang on a couple more weeks. Dear Husband, I am so proud of you and how well you are doing in school. I admire you for sticking to your goals and not giving up. I love you so much babe! Dear Blog Friends, Happy Friday!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Things You Don't Expect To Hear From Your Doctor

So yesterday I took the day off to visit the doctor and get a physical. My husband and I would like to start trying to have kids toward the end of the year so I wanted to make sure that I am healthy and that I do not have any medical conditions I do not know about. During the exam the doctor said, do you know you have a heart murmur. No one had ever told me that before so immediately I started to panic. In my mind I am thinking what does that mean. Now the doctor told me that on a scale of 1-6 mine is a 2. So she said that there is nothing to worry about. But to be on the safe side I had to go to the hospital for a chest x-ray. Even though the doctor told me I was fine me being the hypochondriac that I am as soon as I got home I was googling what a heart murmur is. And while I feel a little bit better about things and know that my heart is probably just fine, it scares me to think that there could be a possible problem. I had pretty much worried myself to death all afternoon, until God reminded me that He is the one in control and that I need to let go and trust in Him. I was reminded that I need to trust in Him and not my own understanding. He is my Rock and in Him I will trust!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Husband, I am so glad it is finally the weekend. I feel like I have not seen you at all this week. It will be so nice to spend some time with you. Yay for date night tonight! Dear Gas Prices, you suck! Dear Coffee, this morning is one of those mornings where I really need you. I am loving you so much that I think I will have a second cup. Dear Friends, I am so excited that you guys are coming over to watch the game tomorrow. It is going to be so much fun. I can't wait! Dear Blog Friends, I hope you all have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Journey to Better Health/Weight Loss #3

Hello friends! So I thought I would give you a little update on how I am doing on my journey to better health and weight loss. So this is week three and while it has been challenging I think it is going well. To date I have lost 3.2 pounds. And I am thrilled with that. I have really be pay more attention to what I am eating everyday and I think that is paying off. Also I have been walking during my lunch break at work. I have been walking three to four times week for about 30-45 min. And I think slowly I am starting to feel a little bit better. I am proud of myself for sticking with it and not letting the little struggles I have encountered stop me from reaching my goals. There have been days when I have not wanted to walk, but I made myself anyway and I am so glad I did. I do feel a lot better after doing a little bit of exercise even if it is for just 30 min. And there have been days where I have really wanted to be bad and eat that junk food that is not good for me. But I have stuck to my plan and I am choosing the healthy choice rather than what I know would be bad to eat. Down 3.2 pounds and about 13 more to go. I can do it!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Sometimes....there are days when I wish I was a kid again and life was carefree (BTW that is my on the left).
Always....I will never forget how to be a child at heart even though I am all grown up.

Sometimes....I hate getting older.
Always....I am still like a silly child and get excited when it is my birthday.

Sometimes....I can hardly wait for summer to be over because I hate the heat.
Always....I love it when the temperatures start changing and fall is in the air.

Sometimes....I think it is easy to forget the sacrifices men and women have made so that I can be free and sleep at night not worry about war coming to our nation.
Always....I am grateful for my husband and the sacrifices he made. I never truly understood what a soldier has to go through until I met my husband. He will forever be my hero!
Today I remember all those who died and gave their life on 9/11. I will never forget. And to all those men and women who have continued to fight the war on terrorism I will be forever grateful to you all.

Monday, September 10, 2012

What's On My Mind

Lately I have had a lot on my mind. It is hard not to get caught up in those thoughts and let them rule the way I feel. One struggle I am having right now is that I would love more than anything to have a baby. But circumstances being what they are we have to wait until my husband finishes school before we can have kids. At times it is terribly hard to wait. It makes it especially hard when every time I turn around someone is having a baby or finds out they are expecting. It is so hard to not let my emotions get the best of me and feel sorry for myself because I cannot have what they have. So I am in this constant battle with my thoughts and fighting to stay positive and to be thankful for what I am blessed with right now.
What makes it harder is that I feel like I am alone in this. My husband knows I wants kids and reassures me that one day we will have some, but I do not think he fully understands the longing and yearning a women feels to have children. I am convinced that men do not have the same sort of "biological clock" that women have otherwise I think they would have just as strong a desire to have children that women have. So for now I guess I am alone in my thoughts. I will try and be patient until the time is right. And I will try to not let my thoughts dictate my feelings and emotions. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear Co-Workers, I hate to be a buzz kill but today you guys are really loud. Can you take it down a couple of notches please? Dear Fall, I am so excited that you are just around the corner. You are my favorite time of year and I cannot wait to see you. I love everything that you bring, fall colors, yummy warm drinks, and warm sweaters. Dear Husband, I do not like it now that you have started back with your classes. I am feeling a little bit neglected. Yes, I am jealous of your school work. Dear Blog Friends, I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Journey to Better Health/Weight Loss #2

This week has been a bit of a struggle for me. I think it was a bad idea to start trying to eat healthier and lose weight the week of a holiday. I failed epically over the weekend. With going to family get togethers and eating out with friends I think any progress I made during the week was ruined by what I did over the weekend. Well, I am not letting the weekend knock me off the wagon. I am going to get back on track and stick to my plan. I have found a new workout program that I am going to start doing. I started yesterday and I think I am going to like it. The program is a four week routine and my hope is that after those four weeks I will have gotten into the habit of working out and will want to continue. I will post the on here in case any of you are interested in starting a work out program of your own.

Despite my bad weekend I am still feeling good. I am starting to feel a little bit healthier. And I am sticking to my goal of drinking more water. I think I can do this!

Tune in next week for another update.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sometimes and Always

Sometimes....there is not place I'd rather be than to sit by the creek in the mountains.
Always....I wish I was able to spend more time in the mountains.

Sometimes....I get up early thinking that I will actually get out the door on time. never fails, I am still late to work.

Sometimes....I do really good at eating right and exercising. is hard to stay on track during the weekend.

Sometimes....I wish I could just be a stay at home wife.
Always....I know that is not possible right now, but maybe one day.