Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
I have so many memories here on this beach. I think I spent most of my afternoons after school and on weekends laying out, playing volleyball, and hanging out with friends at this beach. I completely took it for granted when I was growing up, but oh how I miss it now.
After leaving 19 degree weather in North Carolina. I now know why old people move here and retire here.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
We were taking her picture last night in a pajama outfit my mom sent her and it hit me. She is only six months old and I have already done (several times) what I thought I would never do. The bunny pajamas came with a little bunny hat and everything. We thought it was so funny, so we took some pictures.
It reminded me of that clip from A Christmas Story when Ralphie's mom made him put on that bunny outfit his aunt gave him. I have it posted below. It makes me laugh when they scan to his little brother laughing hysterically at him.
Oh, Kate, I hope we will not be that bad. You can see in these little compilations of her photos. She starts out happy. By the end she is looking at us and I can hear her saying... Seriously people, I have had enough.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
I am from Florida and I grew on the water and at the beach. Just about anywhere you go where I am from you cross over a bridge and beautiful water. I didn't really notice it when I was growing up, but every time I go home my dad and husband have to hear me say how much I love the water and miss it.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
My husband just surprised me and told me that he wants to take me out tonight. I can't wait. There is nothing better than eating a great meal with my amazing husband (and I don't have to cook or clean it up).
Forbes just released an article about the most expensive restaurants in the U.S. I am pretty sure I won't ever be visiting any of these restaurants. Ruth's Chris (a place I have never been, but want to dine at one day) seems cheap compared to these.
The most expensive restaurant is Masa. It is a Sushi restaurant in New York City. At Masa you get a 29 course meal for around $400 (drinks not included). Really, who needs 29 courses? I went to their site to look up their menu and of course they don't have one on their site, but they do have a $200 cancellation fee if you cancel your reservation. I will admit, I am curious to see what a 29 course $400/person meal consist of... but don't worry, I won't ever find out.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
My friend Lea has greatly motivated me. I read a post from her blog last week that I can't get out of my head. Here is the link: blog it all. She made these adorable checklist and pockets for her family. While I am not even remotely as creative as her, she has motivated me to get my fly lady checklist and schedule back out. I am going to work on it now. Hopefully my house will be spotless by 2:00pm today.
Here are some pictures of the amazing system she created.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I feel very convicted when I read Psalm 127... verse two states, "It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved even in his sleep." I have a confession...I don't stay up late out of ambition, but because I am anxious and don't like laying in bed thinking of all the major decisions we have to make right now. BTW.. I love the when God uses the word beloved... I can't believe that he considers me (a nobody) one of his beloved. I love this quote from one of John Piper's sermons. He was preaching on Psalm 127 "
"God does not lay down specific rules for how early we rise for work and how late we knock off at night. But he does lay down this principle for his beloved: Don't rise early and go late to rest out of anxiety, out of fear and fretfulness. If the joy of fruitful labor lures you to work 12 hours a day, so be it. But take heed lest you are really deceiving yourself, and in fact are being driven by anxiety, or by her twin sister, selfish-ambition. Christians will work hard, but they will work more for the joy of all the good their work can bring to others than they will out of fear at what men will think if they fail. So,
Be diligent as God may lead
And eat the bread you earn,
But fret not over what you need
And let not worry burn."
Question #1 Why am I blogging?
Well, I don't know if anyone will ever read my blog, but I thought I would pose questions about my daily life. I also want to have a diary to remember life. With my memory, I don't remember what happened last week. I also would love commentary and comments. I am enjoying reading other blogs and I am excited about joining the blogging community.
From a Wife and Mother who is hoping to become (with the help of Jesus) the best wife and mother I can be.