Fun Stuff

Ask Anything Monday

Is there anything you want to know about me?

It can range from something silly to what we like to call “level 3″ aka very personal.

I’m excited to see some interesting questions!

Don’t forget about my first giveaway. There are many ways to enter.

  • Comment with a cool crochet pattern for me to try in  the Giveaway post.
  • Ask me a question here.

*Ella asks:

Have you seen the “Escalade” lately?

No I haven’t. They are done working on the store now, so I think that is why. I do have a new Escalade to covet though. It is black and silver and just beautiful. I see it everyday on the way to take the girls to school.

What is your favorite Book, you can only choose one ;) heehee

This one is slightly harder. I love to read and have so many favorites. Which you know. I guess if I had to pick my ultimate favorite it would have to be The Outsider’s by S.E. Hinton. I have read it numerous times as well as watched the movie. It’s a classic.

How is the bedroom challenge going?

Well the first week was the bedroom. I still am decluttering, but it is coming along. Everyone should go check out this weeks challenge here.

Anything you would like to share, like the “Heehees” that you and B have shared?

Maybe after Brian’s depression from the Eagles loss goes away, I’ll have something exciting to report 😉

When are you calling me?????

Now 🙂

*Anna asks:

Did you go to http://www.mytwinn.com today?

After your recommendation I did visit the site. Very cute things there! Thanks for the heads up!

Interesting, My Husband

The good and the bad

I haven’t been able to fit into any pre-pregnancy pants except those that have elastic waistbands.

Brian and I started working out at the gym a couple of weeks ago and trying to eat more healthily.

Because Alex decided to puke on me the other night, my fave black pants, were in the wash and out of commission.

It came time to get ready for church and I realized I had no pants options left. I was scared. I went to try on my “fat” jeans. The jeans that I couldn’t pull up past my thighs when I tried them on last.

I was fearful. I shut myself into my closet and put one foot in. Then the other foot  and pulled, praying for a miracle. Let these jeans please fit me Lord!

They fit, praise God!

Then came time to pull up the zipper. With a lot of hard work, I got it closed. I realized that maybe, if I put on my tummy shaper undergarment, it would work better to my advantage. I took off the jeans and poured myself into the black, tight spandex. I put the jeans back on and the zipping was a much easier task.  Then I went to walk and I looked kind of like a penguin. I needed to do the sit test. I sat on the side of the bed and decided to never try that again.

I took the jeans off, peeled off my tummy shaper and was quite discouraged.

Then, a glimmer of hope. I had an idea and it was brilliant…..

I put on a pair of Brian’s jeans and was pleasantly surprised that they fit and didn’t look to bad either.

So not only was I wearing my husband’s Eagles shirt (the Eagles that let us down in the NFC Championship game. They came so very close.) but also his jeans.

I told him good news, I can fit in my jeans. Bad news, I can’t sit down in them. Good news, your jeans fit me. To which he replied, “YOU’RE WEARING MY JEANS!”

Sharing is caring right 🙂

Oh and I got several compliments from friends at church on my “new” jeans!

Now I just have to keep up the good work, I’ll be back in MY jeans before I know it. Until then, I know I have a great alternative!

Fun Stuff

Giveaway #1

I’ve been wanting to do a giveaway from the first time I heard about them. I love giving. I would give all I had if Brian let me. It’s one of my spiritual gifts and I love exercising it!

So I was thinking and thinking about what I wanted to do. I wanted it to be something special and what is more special than something handmade with love!

So, MayAngelStar’s 1st giveaway is a crocheted hat and scarf. Just like what my Aunt Freda is wearing here. The winner gets to pick out of the following colors: Blossom, taupe, cocoa, heart red, or celadon.

To get chances to win do the following:

  • Comment with your favorite hobby.
  • Comment with a cool crochet pattern for me to try.
  • Ask me a question on “Ask Anything Monday”.

The winner will be picked randomly on  January 20th.

A hat and scarf is a necessity these days, I’m excited to give it away!

Marriage, My Husband, Scripture

Take the plunge…

I somehow wandered over to The Diaper Diaries and found a very intriguing challenge. It’s based upon the following scripture:

So do not deprive each other of sexual relations. The only exception to this rule would be the agreement of both husband and wife to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time, so they can give themselves more completely to prayer. Afterward they should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt them because of their lack of self-control.

(1 Cor. 7:5, NLT)

So far I have moved the TV out of our bedroom and into the loft. Next up is to de-clutter. That might take awhile, but I am determined! I will take pictures as soon as my camera battery charges.

It’s not to late to sign up and join in on the fun. Are you willing to accept the challenge?

Life

Distractions..

When I am driving there is a lot going on. There are three kids in the car. Two of those children like to argue constantly. There is either High School Musical or Camp Rock soundtracks loud enough for Katie to hear. She has issues about the volume. I’m also on my phone a lot of the time. Handing tissues to the kids, drinks, snacks, turning around to reprimand them. Add to that my pentiant for speeding and I’m sure I am an accident waiting to happen.

We were headed to the airport yesterday in rush hour traffic. It was only Brian, Alex and I. We had to catch a flight to Pennsylvania for Andy and Karen’s wedding.

Last time we flew to PA, we were in horrible traffic, which consisted of many accidents and I believe two car fires. They weren’t sure if our luggage was going to make it and we had to run to the gate as they were waiting on us so that they could close the doors. Very close call. In fact when our luggage did come off the conveyor, we jumped for joy, praised God and I passionately kissed Brian. I was excited to say the least!

So I was commenting to Brian how there was traffic and how I was glad we were almost to the airport and had plenty of time to spare, unlike last time. I was thinking in my head, thank goodness there are no car fires. That’s when I notice a bus coming in opposite traffic and it looks to be on fire. I mention it to Brian, I think that bus is on fire, nope just  a lot of exhaust billowing out of the back and out of service. That’s when I look in front of me to see traffic stopped dead. I hit the brakes and proceed to smash into the car in front of us. I freaked. Brian had me pull over to the side. He got out of the car and so did the woman I hit. I was shaking so bad. She was ok and there was no damage to her car. Brian asked if she wanted to exchange numbers, she said no. We then went on our way. Made it to the airport and had plenty of time.

Brian was very calm about it all and gave me a much needed hug. Two seconds, that’s all it took. When I normally have so much more going on. Brian tells me it’s a lesson. I think it’s one I needed to learn!