Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby time!

Don't get excited over the title, I am NOT pregnant again. This is a flashback to two years ago this month when I did find out I would be a mommy for the first time!!!

Great day, wonderful me memories!

And now this is what came from that stick...or technically from our cells, but anyway...


Monday, August 9, 2010

Sisters for life!

Ava Grace, Me, Melanie, Shannon, Kayla, Bethany and Nicole

On the weekend of August 31st I got together with a few of my sisters from Sigma Alpha Omega. When I was in college at WCU I gave my life to the Lord and began an awesome personal journey with Christ. Special thanks to my hubby who led me to the Lord ( before he was my hubby.) Anywho, in 2005 I pledged Sigma Alpha Omega, a christian sorority on our campus that was just kicking off. I remember seeing a poster for it that said something about "fire for Christ" and I was so there! I had been praying that God would bring wonderful Christian woman into my life...and boy did he! Once I pledged there was over 60 of us and we were all as close as blood sisters! These girls have been a vital part of my walk with the Lord and involved in a lot of special occasions in my life such as my wedding and daughter's baby shower. 

Some of us at my wedding, Sarah and Melanie were in it. Not all of them that were there are pictured here.

I love these girls to life...( I despise the term "I love them to death" who wants to love someome to death?) They were there for me in the good times, bad times and in between. I've made long lasting friendships and now that we are all grown up and most of us married and a few of us mommy's; I cherish their friendships even more. I had not seen many of these girls since 2007 and so we all decided to put together a day to all meet up and wear our letter shirts.

Fall semester 2005, the night we all became sisters!

Unfortunately not many could come and that's understandable. Some our pregnant, some our new mommies for the second time and some are in other parts of the US for their career and others were busy or just married. Sadly one dear sister lost her dad in an accident the night before :( and we were grateful for the oppertunity to all write her a card together. The ones that did come, it was wonderful to see again :) It was as though no time had passed. I also thoroughly enjoyed introducing them to Ava Grace , she was a hit lol. They all prayed her into existence and it meant a lot to me for them to meet her. They prayed for me all the time when I was at my sickest in college. Thank you ladies :)

The last time we all were together in one place before graduations.

Same night, being silly as always!

Our time together was way too short and I missed the many, many girls who couldn't be there. Maybe one day we can all get together and have a spiritual retreat like we did once a semester in college.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Its been a week...whew! Let me just say that last week and the first part of this week were extremely difficult. My baby girl is coming into toddler hood and man one could have prepared me for it! We are both learning from one another and what works and doesn't work. Its such a learning process, very much like when I first brought her home, but way harder heh. I hope I survive this adventure...

I'm so thankful for God's strength and peace and his word that I could run to and find help! Seriously, if I didn't have the Word of God and the love of God, coupled with his promises I don't know what I would do....

Probably go sit in a corner and rock back and forth.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My spider story!

 There will be NO pictures with this post! Heck to the no!

So right after we got home tonight, I was cleaning the floor and went to put the Clorox wipes back up under the kitchen sink and when I stuck my hand under the sink a wolf spider the size of a small golf ball fell down onto my hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I screamed louder then I have in my life, it fell off my hand and ran under the stove. Ava Grace starts bawling because my scream scared her. Jon is mad that I screamed and still doesn't know why I'm screaming. Meanwhile its living...under the stove!!!!!!!!

I had to clean the dishes and knew I had to stand next to the stove where it sat right where no one could reach it. DARN CREEPY THINGS!!!!!!! I HATE THEM! The whole time I washed the dishes I watched the stove like a hawk ready to kill run at any second. It was the longest dish washing time of my life! 

The whole time I was in the kitchen ( about an hour or more) it stayed under the stove. As soon as I walked out and back in it had come out from under the stove and was sitting in my kitchen floor. What a creep, it waited for me to walk out! GROSS! I grabbed Jon and screamed at him to get it. After freaking out himself, he dropped his work boot on it! VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no gosh darn good reason why I should have a spider the size of a car living in my house when my husband works where he does!!!!! 

And that's my Sunday story. Goodnight :)