Monday, February 28, 2011

Harley's For Hooters

We decided to make a blog for our breast cancer group... Our team is Harley's For Hooters and now I will keep track of everything on the blog... join us there!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Confessional


I Confess:
That although I have been watching my calorie intake, I got a call  saying the girl scout cookies are in next week.

I Confess:
That getting ready for my girl scout cookies, I found some YUMMY softtop lemon cookies at Smith's yesterday. I've eaten half the box.

I Confess:
I got some news yesterday that hasnt quite settled in my brain yet... but I know God's got this and will help everyone involved. I just pray that everyone keeps their eyes on Jesus and it will be ok.

I Confess:
I am going to get another tattoo... well, add on to the current one. I got a frog on my ankle when I was in high school and its so lonely looking... so I am going to have my husband kiss some paper with red lipstick on (No, he wont let me take pictures b/c he knows they will end up on Facebook) so my frog can sit on the lips and then have a crown on him. I am going to turn my little frog into a Frog Prince :)

I Confess:
I came unglued at Barnes and Noble tech support this week. Down right screaming at them for being stupid. The man hung up on me. It was bad. I feel bad for venting my frustration so loudly, but they need to get their crap together. I LOVE my Nook... but I need it to work to stay in love with it. Not a lot to ask, IMHO.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Poor Fish

The last couple of times that I have made Tilapia for dinner, Drew gets really quite and upset. He says he feels bad for the fish he has to eat, almost like he is apologizing. We eat chicken and beef alot and he never says he feels bad for the chickens or cows, so I dont know what the deal is...

Well, I forgot about this b/c we havent had fish for a while and when I made it last night, Drew digs in and says "This is good chicken" and Ty tells him its not chicken, its fish and he got quiet and sad which reminded me why we havent had fish in a while... but this time he said "Poor fish... but you taste good!"

Time to Confess


I Confess... that by the end of the day, I am exhausted and I make the kids clean up from dinner. Garbage, Dishes, whatever. I feel it teaches them responsiblity... although last night was really funny b/c we put our plates in the sink and Drew was still eating and he said "I'll put them in the dishwasher and start it when I get done" and I went upstairs to do something... well, I heard the dishwasher going when I came down, but saw all the dishes in the sink still. He forgot to put the rest of the dishes in. As cute as he is, he says "Where is the scrubber thing? I'll do them with my hands". Sensing a bigger mess, I decided to have him wait to load those ones in later.

I Confess... that I fight with my husband over the blanket... he pulls, I pull and wrap it around myself so he can't pull back... and completely deny that I have any idea what he is talking about.

I Confess... in the mornings I wake up, wake the kids up, and my daughter makes my coffee when she goes down to eat breakfast. It saves so much time not having to run up and down the stairs when she has more time in the morning than I do. (Man, I'm feeling like a lazy mom after writing these!!)
I Confess... I havent done my taxes yet. I am dreading it. I am full of worry. But I know putting it off wont help matters, so I plan to do them this weekend.

I Confess... if the weather is good tomorrow, I am sneaking away with my husband to go on a motorcycle ride... its going to be time to get out the leathers but I have spring fever so bad, I dont even care.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Drew's Spirithday

Last night we had GP Life at church so I went to women’s bible study and the kids went to KidsLife. Since Valentine’s Day was this week, they learned about God’s great love for us. They learned about the greatest love story, the message and hope of the Gospel of Jesus. The kids were given the chance to pray after their lesson and Drew went up to a teacher after and said, “ I don’t want to be my own king anymore… I want Jesus to be the King of my life” PRAISE GOD!!!

He got a certificate to mark this special day… they called it his “Spirithday”. I’ll have to take a picture of him with it and post it later. I am so proud of him for making this decision and am excited to see the big plans that God has in store for him.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Kind of People Jesus Would Hang Out With

Someone was asking me about the congregation at my church and I mentioned we have all sorts of people who come, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. I explained we have homeless people, drug addicts, tattooed/guagued ear people, etc. That there is no dress code or membership roles. It’s all about their love of Jesus and not what they look like or the bumps they’ve had in their road. The words out of her mouth were “you let your kids be around them?”.


Did I not just tell you that it doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done, you are welcome at my church? I am so tired of close minded people. I am so tired of people not getting a chance based on their looks or where they sleep. I am so tired of people thinking they are holier than someone else. That’s not how this works… it says to love your brother. Not love your brother if he lives in a house, has a job, and has taken a shower recently.

Lord… use me to educate those who don’t get it. Give me the words and the actions to show your endless love for your people. Help me to keep my mind open and to love those around me, regardless of who they are. I say these things in your name, amen.

We aren’t perfect people… yet we weren’t made to be. God knows us. He knows who we are and what we do and he loves us despite of that. He sent His son to die for our sins… not because we are perfect and deserve it, but b/c we aren’t perfect, because we’d never be saved without Him.

Someone once told me that they believe the people at my church are the ones that Jesus would hang out with. Yeah, I think so too.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kiss Me!

Drew came home yesterday with his bag of valentine's from school. One was a box of conversation hearts and it was from a girl. On the cover of the box was a picture of a heart that said "Kiss Me". In all seriousness, he asks me "Momma, do I have to kiss her before I eat the candy?"

I burst out laughing...and told him no, that the only kissing he is allowed to do is on his momma. Silly boy!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Mister Husband sent me flowers, candy, and bubble bath at work... totally made my day!!
I am so blessed to be married to such an amazing man. It was Valentine's Day 3 yrs ago that I fell in love with him and have thanked God for him every day since.

My Weekend

Friday- I originally took part of the day off for a funeral, but decided I needed a day to relax so ended up taking off the rest of the day. Lounged around, ran some errands, and then to the funeral of Drew's Sunday school teacher who passed away from Chron's Disease. Scott's 9 yr old daughter sang "I can only imagine"... she did a beautiful job. What a tribute.

Saturday- Bryan and I went to get a 1.5 hr couples massage. HEAVEN! After that, I ended up sleeping away most of the day. Seriously... Got home, took a 2 hr nap, ran errands, Bryan made dinner and after I ate (around 630) I fell back asleep for the night.

Sunday- Got up for church...we had a guest speaker, Dr Raymond Culpepper from the Church of God. He brought an amazing Word. He spoke on John 5:1 when Jesus healed the paralyzed man. He talked about God doing miracles, but us needing to take up our own mat after, that we don't need to be carried anymore. He talked about the difference between Mercy and Grace.

Mercy is NOT getting what we deserve, Grace is getting what we DON'T deserve. Amen to that!!!

After church, I came home to a completely clean house... even floor boards! Then we took Taylor home (he was with us for the weekend b/c his mom was working) and Bryan took me shopping and we went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Yum!

Also, note worthy news... Bryan started HCG last Monday @ 230lbs and he was down to 215 yesterday. Yay for him!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

15 Facts about Me!

15 Facts about Me!

1. I am a girl
2. I am right handed
3. I am the 1st of 2 children as well as the 3rd of 6.
4. I know ASL... not as well as when I used to work with deaf people, but enough to get by.
5. I love my Nook
6. I am the mother of some amazing children.
7. I have 6 tattoos
8. I color my hair to hide my grey
9. My birth mark on my hip and my wrist match the ones my mom has on her hip and wrist
10. I'm addicted to Facebook... thanks to my iPhone
11. My favorite season is the summer. I love warm weather!
12. I read all of the Redemption Series by Karen Kingsbury and bawled through the last book.
13. I wear a size 9 shoe and my 11 yr old daughter is gaining on me.
14. I love Sundays... I love going to worship.
15. I bungee jumped as a teenager, only b/c I talked the guy into pushing me... otherwise I'd probably still be at the top of the tower.

I took a $500 Bubble Bath

Well, the water heater has seen better days... and of course, 6 months after the warranty expired. I had a great experience with Briskey Mechanical, so if you are in the Ogden area and have plumbing, heat, or A/C issues, give them a call. They charged me $200 less than what they quoted me origionally.

Let me tell you, my HOT bubble bath last night was well worth the $500 it took to replace the water heater. Its funny how you take things for granted like that. I wouldnt have made a good pioneer woman, that's for sure!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pink Swap

I got my Pink Swap package on Saturday and I am not sure who was more excited about it, me or the kids! It was a family affair opening it. Drew said he didn’t care what I got as long as there was candy to share… LOL

CJ from Illinois @ was my swap partner and this swap was anything PINK. She did a great job of shopping for me. In the end, Drew nabbed some candy and the flower seeds b/c he is going to plant me a garden. Thanks a bunch, CJ!

Thanks to Mamarazzi ( for putting this together... it was fun :)



Ahhhhhh! Sometimes screaming just makes things feel better. Not that it fixes anything, just makes me feel better. And no, not screaming at someone… just letting out a big frustrated AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Today is one of those days…

• My water heater doesn’t work. Bryan tried to fix it, my dad tried to fix it, my dad is now meeting the gas company at my house b/c every once in a while there is a gas smell in the kitchen and they aren’t sure if one is related to the other. I hope they can figure it out and fix it without too much expense.

• My car is having issues again… the traction control light is blinking. Yes, on the car that I have had for just a month that has been in the shop 3x already.

• I have sick kids. Nasty cold bug took up residency in Ty, Drew doesn’t sound as bad but doesn’t want to be left out so has a runny nose and is whiney.

• Found out that over the weekend Drew’s old Sunday school teacher passed away, he was mid-40’s. My prayers are with his family and I know that he is healthy and healed sitting next to Jesus. What a great place to be :)

Yes, I do have a house to live in and a family to love on. I do have a job to go to that pays the bills and I enjoy, most of the time ;) My coffee pot works and you all know that I love me some coffee. Today I am going to focus on the things I have rather that the things that aren’t going as I have planned b/c I know there is a bigger plan for me and this is just the small stuff in life. Im going to try not to let it get to me too much.

Monday, February 7, 2011

No Room At The Inn.

Alright… This is just weird.

Last week, I had two people tell me they had dreams I was pregnant. Funny, since I don’t have the parts anymore that would allow for that.

Then I got a box in the mail last week, it was a can of baby formula. Ha ha ha. Just wait, it gets even better...

Well, now I just got my bill from Clinic saying the insurance declined my U/S I had done for my ovaries b/c they don’t cover invitro fertilization. Hold up, WHAAAAT??

Since I don’t have a uterus, if they did invitro I’m not sure where this baby is growing. Pretty sure there is a mistake. I guess I better call them. LOL

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kohls Cares

My mom was telling me about a program called Kohls Cares that she saw on the news today. Its some type of scholorship program for kids making a difference in their community. She said that I should fill out the form for Ty, who does so many community outreach events through our church.

It asked for specific examples of things that she has done... and as I was filling out the form, I got a little overwhelmed and teary-eyed when I realized the difference my daughter has made to the city of Ogden. She has such a servant's heart and does everything she does in the name of Jesus. From giving her winter coat to a homeless girl, to handing out cold water bottles on a hot summer day, this little girl is really blessing her community. I am so proud to call her my daughter. She is such a blessing and an example to me and I was happy to share her story in hopes it encourages others to make a difference.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Confessional

I Confess...
• I want to say I was looking forward to Parent Teacher Conference, but after the last one, I was nervous. Ty has had a rough year… learning wise, behavior wise, everything. She is trying so hard, but it’s not clicking. I feel like I am going through 5th grade all over again. I didn’t like it the first time, not loving it the second time… but after the fact, we found out that although she is still struggling, she is improving. Drew is doing really well too. Praise God!

• I am looking forward to getting a pedicure with my mom on Saturday morning. It’s been forever since I’ve had one and I want cute toes!

• I am exhausted. Just plain worn out. I’d like to sleep for a day. A mental health day may need to be in my future.

• Although I am getting better about not letting my Ex get under my skin, I still struggle with things as it comes to the kids. As a parent, I feel we are called to be encouraging and comforting. I don’t always see that on his end. I pray for him… A LOT. I hope that one day he gets it.

• I am happy that my husband is taking his health seriously these days. He is losing weight (down 40+ lbs, another 20 to go), his BP is under control (Praise God!), he got some moles removed that needed to be. He is really making an effort to take care of things that he hadn’t before so he is healthy. For me, for us, for our kids.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Encouraging Word 2/3/11

Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses
~ 1 Timothy 6:12, NLT

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wake Up!!

Do you ever feel like someone just shook you and said "Wake Up"??

That's where I am today... Last night, I got word from a friend that someone is upset that he and I still talk. Upset that when they cut their ties, it should have cut them for everyone else too. Mind you, this friend and I do not talk about the other person, the only time we have was to pray for her. However, I guess she doesnt want us to be friends but hasn't said anything to me about it and if she would, I would explain the situation to her... then she would know what's going on although I dont know if it would matter much anyhow. The fact of the matter is, this guy friend is asking about Jesus. He wants to come to church. He wants to have a relationship with Him. Who am I to say no to introducing him and walking with him?

Anyhow... I was really bothered last night by all this. I let it get under my skin and I kept praying to God for help. I was annoyed, I was hurt, I was irritated. This gal I am talking about is newer to Jesus... and instead of running to Him when things get tough, she runs away. She runs away from family and friends the same way at times and it breaks my heart. There are times I want to shake her and say "Wake Up!!"... but instead, I think God just shook me and said "Wake Up!" b/c when I got to work this morning and say my bible verse email from KLove it said, "And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering."~ Jude 1:22, NLT

You MUST show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Not you COULD or you SHOULD... you MUST. I know alot of her problems are b/c she doesnt have a strong believe yet. She doesnt see the goodness that comes from a relationship with God. She is worried about material and earthly things. At times, she does have her eyes set on Jesus, but not ALL the time. 
Wow. Thank you Jesus for waking me up this morning. For showing me another side to the situation. For helping me to take a different approach. Lord, my life is better due to the relationship I have with You. Thank you.... Amen.