May 31, 2010
I get everything done and cleaned that needs to be cleaned form Will and Charlotte's morning of moodiness, to turn the computer on and find that someone got all moody on me in my email! How crazy. Just because I apparently don't have her giveaway listed or something, she accused me of not representing the Asian people! I guess not everyone realizes that I do have a family and like spending time with them. I can't be on the computer 24/7 looking for every giveaway in the blogging world and making sure they are representing each nationality and culture! Do any of you other bloggers do that? Am I just out of the loop? Please let me know!
I don't know about you, but I am now going to go and eat breakfast with my 3 year old!! I hope the day gets better!! And just an FYI, If this post makes you feel a little crazy and you just have to leave me a moody comment, go right on ahead. It will make for some funny stuff to read and post about later on. (Shame on me. I shouldn't have said that. But I did. I will pray for the person who felt the need to email me this morning, as well as myself.)
May 30, 2010
May 27, 2010
The Frugal Kennedy's are giving away a PeacLoveMom T-Shirt-Ends 6/8
Yellow Tennessee is giving away a $40.00 gift card to any CSN's 200+ stores-Ends 6/8
Yellow Tennessee is also giving away your choice of Pillow Pets-Ends 6/1
Alexander's Playroom is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate for the CSN store-Ends 6/11
3 Kids and Us is giving away a $500.00 Frost-Free Upright Freezer-Ends 6/11 (She has a list of 7 other bloggers giving away the save freezer!)
The Attic Girl is giving away a "Sweet and Salty" prize pack-Ends 6/7
Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife is giving away a $25.00 My Baby Clothes Boutique gift certificate-Ends 6/12
Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife is also giving away a $20.00 Domino's gift card-Ends 6/12 (She has some great giveaways doesn't she!)
Good Luck Everyone!!!!
May 26, 2010
Today on Thankful Thursday I wanted to share with everyone my thankfulness of remembering that all things happen in God's time and in His way.
So many times I have to remind myself that if something is going to happen for me it will be in His time and in His way. Often I catch myself praying that things will get better for a friend or that we will get what we need. I have to remember that God loves us and has a plan for us. My friend's situation is the way it is because He has a plan for her. We may not need exactly what I thing we need. We may already have what we need and not even realize it. Does that make since to you? I ramble sometimes and don't even realize it:)
I am thankful this week that He knows our heart and He is everywhere. He loves us too much to watch us suffer. Most of the time our suffering comes from our own making. To me this is a big deal. If you read my post yesterday, you will understand my thankfulness today for God's time! He is so great!!!! I am sending my praise to you dear Lord!!!!
If you would like to participate in Thankful Thursday and show us all what you are thankful for visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand. Thanks Laurie for hosting this month!
For years he has wanted to go and play in coffee houses and bars to share his love of music with the world. He never had a chance to do this with the crazy hours he worked at other jobs and then a newborn at home. Well God knew his deepest dream. We trusted in him to know when the time would be right. Now, in God's time, Kenny will be playing his first show in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He will be playing at Sylvia's Bistro on June 2nd, from 5-7 pm. Kenny's dream has come true. This is only the beginning and he is so excited. God has surly blessed us!!!! How great He is!!!!
I have also been praying for trust. Trust in Him as well as in Kenny. I am what you would call a worrier and sometimes I can crush the joy right out of a situation with worries! I have tried to put my worries in God's hands and leave them there where they belong. As most of you know, that is a hard thing to do. I falter a lot, but remember that He loves me and sent His only son to save me. What a wonderful God I have!!!! He always amazes me!!!!
As for Hubby, we are praying and he is practicing. He can't wait for his big night on the stage! I hope everyone can come. I know most reading this lives too far away to share the evening with us, but your prayers would be greatly appreciated. While we are excited, we also have a lot of investment of the heart and finances in this.
For all of you who doesn't know Kenny and would like to check him out this video he has on You Tube or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nJuAJQc3LI if for some reason the video below doesn't load (I'm not to good at this yet).
May 24, 2010
May 23, 2010
I decided to finally go and get my hair cut. It has been needing it for some time now. It is hot and was killing me in the heat. (The heat index has been in the 100's here!)
The girl that I made the appointment with to cut my hair didn't show up at work Friday, so I let someone else cut it. I explained how I wanted it cut. (Very classic and not at all cutting edge and stylish.) I am a very traditional and a classic kind of girl. Apparently I didn't come across that way. She thought I was a stylish kind of girl (did she not see my classic t-shirt and shorts with flip flops and mommy bag?).
I got a very stylish and trendy cut, but it's so not me!!! I don't know what to do. Hubby said it's not the worst hair cut I've ever got and it doesn't look that bad on me. He also admitted that it just wasn't my style. I decided to wash it myself, blow it out, and flat iron it. It didn't really help. It stilled looked about the same. (Sigh) I am stuck with it. So, I told myself to just accept it and try to rock it. To act like I am stylish and trendy! Well, I woke up with my head feeling good again Saturday morning. I saw my Mother-In-Law (who always has something to say about everything) and she didn't say a word about my obvious new hair cut! What!!!! Nothing to say!!!!! Is it that bad!!!!! Here comes the horrible pains in my head!
I finally got the courage to ask her about what she thought. She admitted that she didn't like the cut much, but it didn't look bad on me. She just felt the style wasn't the best. That is exactly the way I feel. I don't care for this style on anyone I saw it on previously. It's just not my kind of thing, you know.
I have considered taking my own scissors and doing a little cutting on my own to it. Should I? I don't want to go and pay someone to fix it, and the poor girl already felt so bad when she realized that this was not the cut I wanted. She even tried to fix it so that it wasn't so dramatic. What do I do? Do I just try to rock it and let it grow out? My hair does grow pretty fast. I don't know what to do.
This is about what the cut looks like, just no bangs, a little longer in the front, red hair, and not so pretty face. More like the one on the right, but not so messy. More smooth like the one one the left.
I think I will pull the front up and pin it back to go to church today. I don't know what else to do until I totally make peace with this cut or just chop off the front more myself.
May 22, 2010
Southern Bella's Ways To Save is giving away a $200.00 prize package filled with merchandise from the Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's-Ends 5/24
Kiddies Corner Deals is giving away a digital photo key chain and keyring with stand-Ends 5/
Chi-Town Cheapskate is giving away a Smart Mom Jewelry Teething Bling Pendant-Ends 6/5
Giveaways 4 Mommy is giving away a pair of Flojos Flip Flops-Ends 5/31
In The Know Mom is giving away a Crane Humidifier-Ends 5/28
Miss Organic's Kitchen is giving away a Yoga For Weight Loss DVD-Ends 6/5 (I could sure use this!)
May 20, 2010
Today and everyday I am thankful for Hubby's job. Since the birth of our son, He has been the sole provider for us. As of last year his job was going down hill. He was in the construction business and as the economy crashed, so did his hours. We where lucky enough to find out about a job fair at a wood mill about an hour away that he has been interested in since he helped to build it. The wood mill is the biggest in North America and is 99.9% emissions free. That was a big plus. He was one of the 13 hired out of 200+ that day. His pay check has taken a hit making our finances a LOT lower and in so making life harder for us, but he has a job!
So many people in the United States lost their jobs. Some are still looking for work. We where lucky enough and didn't loose our home like so many others. The pictures form the evening news still haunt me. I will never forget seeing those poor people living in tents on the side of the road or in fields. They lost everything is such a short time. The only reason we made it was because of hubby's job and the fact that we didn't have much to loose. We had not stocks, we had no money in the bank, we only had a house and a truck note. Then the house note (Thank The Good Lord!) is not through a bank. That was another big plus to be thankful for. Our interest rate never went up! We are so thankful for that too! God is good!!! We are ever so thankful. My heart is so full just writing this!
May 17, 2010
I have always been a fan of Martina's, but I don't know if I have ever stopped to reflect on her music. After listening to so many of her song in a row (She sang a lot of songs in that concert), I realized just how many songs represented her faith. Not many music stars as big as she is have their faith represented so well. She was very nicely dressed and you could clearly see her band was like a big family.
I also noticed she had a lot of songs that where about abuse. It makes me wonder what kind of a life she had growing up. She now has 3 girls in ages from 14 to 4. WOW! She is a wonder Mom who seems to do it all, even keeping her faith alive in a crazy world where so many stars loose their faith so easily.
Saturday was Hubby and my 6th anniversary!!! We never do much for our anniversary. One or both of us is usually working and we just end up having a nice family dinner at home. This year our anniversary fell on a Saturday. We planed a dinner and a movie out. We had a babysitter for Will and everything. Our friends watching Will talked him and us into letting Will spend the night. It was agreed on by all parties and went extremely well considering Will has not spent the night away from Mommy since he was one month old (which really doesn't count). Hubby and I enjoyed a nice dinner and great movie. We haven't been able to do anything like that in years. (I must say I did tear up in the movie theater when no one could see because I was missing my little man.)
Just when we where about to head home my cell rang. Will was crying for Mommy and swore to everyone he hadn't seen his Mommy in 2 weeks! You would think I abandoned him. When we got to our friends home he was sound asleep. They told us he was so tired and after talking to me on the phone fell asleep in 15 min. He ended up waking up the next morning as happy as could be and never even mentioned the word Mommy. He told me when he got home that he had fun and now was planning his next sleep over at Mee Maw's house. We shall see how that goes!
Sunday I got my anniversary gift, but you will have to wait until tomorrow to find out what it is and why I had to wait until Sunday to get it! See you right back here tomorrow:)
May 15, 2010
A Little Etsy Love is giving away a pet collar of your choice-Ends 5/19 (I am loving giveaways for our dog right now!!)
Auntie Di's De-Lites is giving away a 6 Pack of Soy Tarts-Ends 5/16 (This has low entries and boy would I love to win this. I love tarts!!)
Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms is giving away Dinners on a Dime Cookbook-Ends 5/21 (I LOVE a good cookbook!)
Grammy Janet's Place is giving away a Paula Deen Porcelain Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set-Ends 6/5Following 31 is giving away 2 Full Bottles of All Oxi-Active-Ends 5/15 (Hurry! It ends today and has low entries!!)
Confessions of a Psychotic House Wife is giving away a $35.00 gift card to Jiffy Lube-Ends 5/22 (I ALWAYS need to change my oil because I ALWAYS go over the recommended amount of miles!)
The Bookworm is giving away The Heart Mender by Andy Andrews-Ends 5/31 (If you are like me, you are looking for some great Christian books! This would be great to win!)
Good Luck everyone!!!!
May 14, 2010
Tomorrow is our 6th year anniversary! Yea Us!!! For the first time since Will was a about a month old Hubby and I will have a night to ourselves. (When Will was a month old my sister-in-law kept him over night for about 5 hours so I could get some much needed sleep and rest.) Will will hopefully be spending the night with some friends. He has not gone overnight with out us since that one time at a month old. I am a little stressed about how he will do, but it will be good for us and him.
Hubby and I are planning a movie and dinner! We haven't been to a real restaurant (not a drive through or fast food joint) since Will was about a year old. We will see our like 7th movie together. And the amazing part is that this will be our second movie in a month to see together! That never happens! We took Will to see How To Train Your Dragon a few weeks ago. (It was great!!) Now we are going see the new Robin Hood movie! The time between our seeing movies is usually a year or so not a month!!! I am so excited!!!!!
Plus a friend called last night and offered us some Martina McBride tickets for tonight!!! That is so wonderful. Hopefully it works out so that we can go! What an exciting adventure this is turning out to be!!!!
May 12, 2010
Thank you for visiting me on Thankful Thursday! I try to always be thankful to God for everything he has blessed me with. Today I am especially thankful for the Internet.
Sometimes (Most of the time) I feel we would all be better off with out all the technology we have today, but the Internet has helped me so much in the last year. I have found sites that had coupons which help me save my family hundreds of dollars this year. I have found sites that introduced me to The Lord in a whole new way. I have found it so easy to find out what the weather was going to be like. And, I have found new friends that have opened up a world to me I never knew existed.
So to all my fellow bloggers out there, Thank You! I am thankful to know so many of you and find new blogger friends every day. To all of you who leave me comments, THANK YOU!! I would go insane thinking I was all alone in my little world and no body cared much to visit me:)
Have a blessed Thursday everyone! Visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand to join in and tell us all what you are thankful for today!
May 11, 2010
May 8, 2010
Audrey's give Aways is giving away 12 Candle Tarts-Ends 5/21 (Check out her other giveaways while your there!)
Designs by Vanessa is giving away a Sampler Villiage Box-Ends 5/21 (It would make me so happy to win this!)
My Wee View is giving away a Flirty Apron-Ends 5/14 (Yes, I am still trying to win this too! Wouldn't it be just right for Mother's Day!)
Who Dosn't Love Coupons is giving away a Hana Professional Flat Iron-Ends 5/10
Running Amok is giving away a Kidorable Umbrella-Ends 5/24 (You know how I have been trying to win this for Will. Well, I still didn't. This may just be my lucky giveaway. I sure hope so!)
JamericanSpice is giving away a Roadmaster 34" Steel (Little Red Wagon)-Ends 5/16
I won one giveaway this week! Did you win any? Share with me so we can celebrate together!!!
May 7, 2010
May 5, 2010
May 3, 2010
May 1, 2010
Secret Suburb Society is giving away a $15.00 Target gift card-Ends 5/1 (Today!!!)
The Poppy Place is giving away a Zhu Zhu Pet-Ends 5/5 (They are so cute!!)
The Snyder5 is giving away a Betty Crocker Cake Kit-Ends 5/7
Brea's Mommy is giving away a Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet-Ends 5/5
Leslie Loves Veggies is giving away a Pearl Layering Necklace Hematite-Ends 5/11
Raising My 4 Sons is giving away a Custom Mother's Ring you design yourself-Ends 5/5 (She has some other great giveaways going on too! Be sure to enter them all!)
Making Time For Mommy is giving away (2) $25.00 gift certificates to A Touch Of Sliver-Ends 5/3
Busy Working Mama is giving away a Blue Calla Handmade Purse-Ends 5/8
Audrey's Give Aways is giving away a $30.00 value Bath and Body Set from Elegant Rose Boutique-Ends 5/14 (Very Nice!)
One Savvy Mom is giving away a 16"x24" Canvas Gallery Wrap-Ends 5/12
Keep entering those giveaways! You never know when that email will come that says "You Won!". I had two of those emails this week. How many did you have?