Sunday, November 30, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

My sister-in-law Michelle

She has always cracked me up with her humor. She has given me some beautiful nieces and nephews.

10 favorite movies


  1. Fast and Furious - all of them - by far my favorite of all time movie series.
  2. The Lord of the Rings - all of them
  3. Harry Potter - all of them
  4. X-Men - all of them
  5. Pretty Woman 
  6. Dirty Dancing
  7. Mom's Night Out
  8. Transformers - All of them
  9. A Time to Kill
  10. The Expendables - all of them

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Being able to sew the hearts for comfort...

It makes me very happy to get these done and to know they are going to people in need. I pray over each and every one I sew and I just hope they give some sort of comfort during a difficult time.

Favorite Desserts...

CHEESECAKE by far is my favorite dessert of all time...

Dessert that my momma makes would be her chocolate yummy dessert.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

My health...

Despite the recent Kidney Infections I have gotten, I am healthy for the most party. I am very thankful for this!

One of my accomplishments I am happy about...

Of course by far the fact that I graduated college is high up on this list...

but the one that I have always been proud of and stand by 100 % is the fact that I have never experienced with drugs. I have taken prescription drugs when needed, but nothing else.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Today I am thankful...

My love of all things organized!

Favorite comfort foods...

Anything my momma cooks I consider comfort food... But if it is something I am making it would be chicken spaghetti or crawfish etoufee... 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

HEATHER

We have been best friends since we were 2 years old. Its very rare to find a friend at the age of 2 and grow up together living right behind each other. Growing up we were always together. Her parents were my 2nd parents and mine were her 2nd parents. We had many ups and downs growing up and I remember the moments when her momma was there with me during a tough time.

Growing up we didn't stay as close, but we were always friends. 


Years went by and life moved on... we have become close again and now she is my sister-in-law. We always joked growing up that we just wanted to be sisters when we were older... our joke came true and I am so thankful for her. 

We might not talk all the time, but we are there for each other when we need to be and we both know that!


I love her dearly!

Top things on my bucket list...

I am not sure what is at the top of my bucket list. I have so many things on there that it is hard to pick out my top ones...

If you are interested in seeing my bucket list you can go here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FIRST WEDDING PLANNER

At our brother's wedding the service was really nice and the pastor read some great things... 

One of my favorite things he said was:

"God was the first wedding planner there was."

What a great quote. He is absolutely correct. I love it!

INTERESTING facts from our Road trip...

Here are a few things I found was interesting on our road trip:


  • You are not allowed to pump your own gas in Oregon. This I find really interesting. 
  • Motorcycles pass in between cars in Portland.
  • There are trees covered in MOSS everywhere in Oregon. They are so interesting and creepy looking, but very COOL!
  • NO ONE USES blinkers in California. It is the most frustrating thing and so weird no one does it. 
  • The lines at the drive thru In N Out were absolutely insane. There was always 10 cars in line waiting each time we went which was twice and every time we passed they were packed. So, crazy.
  • You are not allowed to bring fruit into California. They have a check point to see if you have any fruit in your car. If you don't, you are allowed to keep going.
  • There are SO many fruit trees in California... so MANY. I saw my first Olive tree and Blueberry tree. They were so cool!
  • The speed limit in California is enforced by aircraft. 
  • The amount of bridges in Portland and California are crazy. 
  • Round trip: 783 miles was our round trip mileage.

Road Trip with my husband

His brother was getting married and he asked him to be his best man... How exciting and fun! He lives in Sacramento, California. Flying was out of the question due to how much the tickets were for us to both fly down there. So, we decided to drive! And we started planning and saving for our road trip to California. 

I was pretty excited because I have never ventured out of the state of Washington, so it was a chance for me to see some new places and enjoy the time in the car with my husband.


The day before arrives and we spend the evening packing our bags and getting ready to leave. Our goal was to leave at 5 in the morning... we ended up leaving at 5:45 so not too much later, but at 5:45 we were on the road and headed to Sacramento. 

It was definitely an experience and one that I will never forget. I enjoyed spending the quality time with him as we listened to music, talked for hours about different things, made it through the stressed of our trip... 

We were coming through the Mountain Pass when his car started getting cold. He did a few things to it and we were on the road again... a little bit later we ended up stopping at a gas station to get something to help the car get us to an auto parts store. He thought his thermostat was going out. We finally made it to Yreka, California and we stopped at a NAPA store. We bought the new Thermostat and he was able to borrow tools from the guys in NAPA which was awesome and saved us money. He had a really hard time getting to the part. He spent close to an hour trying to get the old part out to install the new one. A man came to the store to buy something. On his way to his truck he stopped and asked if he needed help. This STRANGER helped him take the part out and install the new part. He also stayed around to make sure it started okay before he left. We offered to pay him, but he wouldn't take anything. His reply was, "I hope one day if my girls are stranded someone will be nice enough to help them, like I am helping you?" This man was sent from God and he is truly our lifesaver of this trip. I will never forget his generosity!

We were delayed 2 hours, but we were on the road again... we got to Sacramento around 7. 15 hours in the car was a bit much, but we had an adventure and even with the stress we did it together and enjoyed each other. We headed straight to the restaurant for the rehearsal dinner. We ate dinner and headed back to our brothers house where we slept for the next few nights. We went to sleep and then woke up the next day and started our running around. 

We had to go to a few stores and get the things we needed for the wedding and then we had to go to the TUX shop so he could try on his tux and make sure everything was good and then we picked up the other tuxes that needed to be picked up. We headed back to the house and got ready. We headed to the wedding location around 2. 

It was a beautiful location. They got married outside and it was decorated very beautifully with flowers... it was a small service and it lasted about 30 minutes or so. After that we headed over to the reception hall... we took a few pictures with the family and then the reception was very beautiful. The decorations were just very elegant. All and all it was a beautiful wedding and we were very blessed to be able to share this moment with his brother and his new wife. 

We left the reception hall around 9 and then headed back to the house to unwind and get some sleep before our long drive in the morning. I got all our stuff packed up and ready to put in the car in the morning and we sat down for a little bit before I started falling asleep.... off to bed we went. 

We got up the next day and headed out. The drive was a nice one. It rained off and on and we made great timing. We got to Portland around 7:30 and we ended up staying in a hotel for the night. We wanted to do something for us and it was nice to be able to sleep before we finished the last part of our trip.

We got up the next morning and went to the mall to go shopping. It was a fun time at a new mall... it was 3 stories and they had a skating rink in the middle of the mall. It was definitely an experience for me. We walked around for a few hours and then headed out... we went to a different part of Portland to look at a store and then have lunch and then we were on the road again... 


We got home around 4 and we were so thankful to be home. What a great experience to enter into Oregon and California with my husband. I got to meet his brother and enjoy his wedding and just a great bonding experience for us both. I will never forget our trip!

Today I am thankful for...

My heritage...

I am southern belle living in Washington state... I might not be living down south anymore, but I have kept my heritage with me...

I love all things Louisiana and thankful that is my home state!

Last time I cried...

This was October 20th. C kept something from me that a mother should know and that night I cried because she didn't tell me... I want her to be able to come to me with anything...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Date Nights with my husband

I love this man more than I could ever explain... He is such an amazing man and I am so thankful God brought him into my life.

I love every second and minute we get to spend with each other.

Our date nights are more special the busier we get with life... We take trips together every now and then... We just got back from driving to Sacramento for his brothers wedding. A total of 20 hours in the car with him was more special than he will ever know... We talked, listened to music, talked about anything we could think about... it was a great trip.

What makes me feel better...

My husband always has a way of making me feel better. I love that man dearly. 

My kids can always make me feel better with the love they show me and the kisses from C. 

My best friend Jenn always knows how to make me laugh. 


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Old photo's and all the memories I have growing up.

Favorite Holiday

By far is Christmas. I love everything about it, but mostly the music. I can listen to Christmas music year round if no one complained about it :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY

AWESOME

GRANDPARENTS

Favorite TV shows

I am a TV lover. I love my shows and I can't just pick one... Here are the shows that I watch:


  • Blue Bloods
  • Grimm
  • Constantine - new show... still getting into it
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago PD
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • Scandal
  • Sons of Anarchy
  • Mom
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Melissa and Joey
  • The Mystery of Laura
  • Parenthood
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Hawaii 5-0
  • NCIS
I feel like I am missing something, but this is the basics.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY nieces and nephews...

A difficult time in my life...

There have been a few of these moments in my life...

2 of the biggest difficult times in my life was when Marla Faye and Trena committed suicide... I was 13 when Marla Faye passed away and we were very close. That completely changed my life in ways I never understood until I got older. Trena's death in 1999 was very hard as well. You are never prepared for a loss through suicide. Especially once you have already been through it... I can not explain easily what that was like for me growing up... our family is very strong and we managed to get through both deaths, but it is something that weighs on us every day!

The other difficult time in my life was my divorce. I will not go into details what that was like, but it was life changing definitely. It made me a better/stronger person...


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY BROTHERS

My oldest brother and I have had our fair shares of ups and downs, but I think as we get older we grow closer together. We definitely have been through some times together, but I love him and am very thankful for him...

My middle aged brother and I grew up 18 months apart so we were always together. We didn't really have the best relationship growing up, but after we got over a certain age we just realized we loved each other too much... I would say after the age of 18 we started growing up. I love this man more than I could ever say and I am thankful for him always being there with no ifs ands or buts. He has always supported me in every decision I have made.

My Pet Peeves

Oh the list is getting bigger the older I get...

A few things right off the top of my head:

#1 and by far the thing that can send me up the wall is the constant clicking of pens.

I can not stand when doors are open, like cabinet doors or the closet door. However, I can not sleep when my bedroom door is shut.

The lights being on when no one is in the room...


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY COUSINS

I have a lot of first cousins, second cousins and third cousins...

We are all close in our own way. I was raised around my first and second cousins and they are all awesome in their own way. We have always stuck by each other in the good times and bad... We have definitely had our fair share of bad moments, but with those moments the good come as well!

10 of my favorite songs

This is a mix of all different kind of songs:


  1. O Holy Night - Celine Dion
  2. Once Upon a Christmas - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
  3. We Believe - Newsboys
  4. Oceans - Hillsong United
  5. Just like Heaven - The Cure
  6. All things Basshunter
  7. One Thing Remains - Passion
  8. How Great is our God - Chris Tomlin
  9. I am - Crowder
  10. Our God is an Awesome God - Michael W. Smith

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY crazy, wonderful, loving AUNTS!

Yes, I said they are crazy. But they are crazy in their own good loving way. We are a tree filled with NUTS and we all have our quirks, but I love each and every one of them! They are all such a big part of my life. I was raised around them and we are a close family so growing it, we were always together!

They are amazing woman who I look up to every day! I LOVE YOU LADIES!!!

Someone I miss...

There is a list... I can't just pick one person... 

I miss my MawMaw on my dad's side. We lost her when I was very young and I don't remember much about her. I have seen the pictures of her and heard stories about how amazing she was. I do have a picture of her and I, but that is all I remember. 

I miss my Grandma and Pop on my mom's side. They both passed away in 2004 and it seemed to happen so fast. Grandma passed away and then a few weeks later Pop followed her. I miss them both extremely. 

My cousins who passed away when I was younger... Marla Faye passed away when I was 13 and Trena passed away when I was 19. Both of their death's affected me in ways I never thought possible. I think their death's affected everyone who knew them! It was definitely a difficult time in our lives!

I love them all and miss them more than words could ever say!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

CRAFTS

I love everything crafts... PINTEREST has been created and I am in love with this website. It gives me great ideas for different things I would like to do down the road.

I love scrapbooking.... I just ordered pictures to put a scrapbook together for my husband and I. I need the scrapbook but I can start working on the pages until I find the perfect book! I am so excited to get this done!

I love sewing... It is a newly added craft. I love sewing the hearts that are handed out to the community in time of need. It makes me very honored to be able to help those in need with a small gesture as a stuffed heart.

I love making cards. I don't have time to do it as much as I would like to, but it is something I absolutely LOVE.


Where I want to be in 10 years...

The only thing I see different in 10 years is my role in MOPS. I want to watch the girls grow up and turn into beautiful young ladies. I want my marriage to flourish...

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

NATURE - God's beauty

Washington is so beautiful during the month of November. All the trees have changed colors and the leaves begin to fall and the different colors of the trees are just so breathtaking.

I love the mountain and the oceans and every beach I walk upon... It is all beautiful in its own way!

My worst habit

Definitely my worst habit is worrying!

I get it honestly though.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

My future...

I am so excited to watch our girls grow and live our life together with my husband. I don't know what it will be like, but I am looking forward to each day that God grants us!

What am I afraid of?

The list of what I am afraid of has grown over the years... There are really too many to count...

I have slowly decided to give those fears to God and let Him work on me with those things...

Friday, November 14, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

all my amazing doctors and the offices that I visit when I need to for any kind of health problem...

My husband has amazing benefits so when I need to go to the doctor I do. It has definitely helped having some great doctors in my life that can help when needed!


Favorite Childhood Book

Any book that my parent's read to me was my favorite. It didn't matter what it was... I enjoyed whatever I was read.

I do have a few books from my childhood that my parents read to us before bed and I have started to read them to C now. It brings back all the good memories!

PIANO WOMAN

I have always been a fan of playing the piano. My parent's had a piano when we were growing up and I took lessons for a while and just have loved it ever since. My favorite music to play on the piano is Christmas music...

Since moving to Washington no one I knew had a piano... when I started working for my boss I knew he had a baby grand piano. Just recently he brought the beautiful piano down to the office and I have been extremely happy ever since. I love the piano and I am absolutely excited to relearn how to play the piano and teach my baby girl how to play! She is so excited to learn.

I have the best boss ever... I can sit and play the piano all day long, but work must come first. My playing will come before work and after work!

LOVE IT!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY PAST

I might not have ever expected my life to turn out like it is now, but I am thankful for every bump and mountain I have had to climb to get me to today! I am a much better and stronger person now than I have ever been. I am so thankful for all the amazing people in my life who have been great influences in my life.


Dream Job

My dream job has always been to be a teacher.

I did start college to become a teacher, but I observed one year and decided it was not for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Technology

It has been a great way for me to keep in contact with my friends and family from Louisiana. I get to see my nieces and nephews on Facebook and I get to email my family members all the time.

Its been a great thing in my life to this date...

Timeline of my day

A normal day goes like this:


  1. Wake up around 5:30 to make my husband's lunch
  2. Go back to sleep until 7 or 7:30
  3. Leave the house at 8:05 to take C to school
  4. Go to work
  5. Leave work at 2:30 to go pick up C from school
  6. Back to work for one more hour
  7. Leave to go home at 4:30
  8. Make sure C's home work is done
  9. Make sure C is bathed and ready for bed 
  10. Dinner
  11. Relax and watch some of my shows
  12. Sew some hearts
  13. In bed anytime around 10 - 12
That is a normal day... I might have 4 of these a week if I am lucky! Add MOPS, church or anything with C's school into the mix and its a whole new day and list... 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hospital Visits are definitely no fun...

The pain yesterday was annoying. It was constant all day long at work and I was extremely tired and just drained. At 7 I decided that the symptoms were not any better than the day before and the Urgent Care Doctor told me to go into the ER if they were not any better within 24 hours of taking my antibiotics... 

So, I go and I get checked into the ER and I wait. I was actually surprised with the beginning of my visit. It was one of my better visits I have had in an ER. I was taken back to triage about 20 minutes after I sat down. Once I was all checked in I was taken back to my room. The nurse came in shortly after and went over my vitals and discussed what was going on. She left and about 30 minutes later came back in to get things set up for my IV. While she was in there the doctor came in and we went over what was going on. He decided that we were going to start fluids, start a new antibiotic and then give me toridal for the pain. He left and the nurse went and took my blood and urine to the lab to get that checked out and she came back and started the IV with all that good stuff included. 

I sat there for about 1 1/2 hours while it dripped into me. I had the lights off... Criminial Minds was on the TV and I had 2 heated blankets due to the IV making me so COLD! I was set... 

I finally got out of there around 12:30. He said I just have a really really bad kidney infection that the first antibiotic wasn't helping fast enough. He started me on a 2nd antibiotic and gave me a dose of morphine and sent me home. Abe got a good kick out of me on morphine... but LET me tell you... for the first time in 2 days I sleep so soundly. I got up when Abe's alarm went off. It was nice!

2 antibiotics to go and praying it heals me quickly. Today I am tired and a little drowsy and the pain is there, just not nearly as bad. I am ready to get off work and go lay down for the night.

MY AWESOME friend Melina is bringing us a freezer meal from MOPS. I will pop that bad boy into the oven and let the oven cook our dinner for us. I love my MOPS group and their desire to help when life knocks you on your butt! My ladies rock and I appreciate them so much!



Today I am thankful for...

My Godparents...

They are amazing people and I am blessed to have them in my life!

What is in my purse?

Well lets see... other than the normal stuff people carry in there purse I have:

  • an inhaler for anxiety
  • lip balm
  • a ton of pens
  • motrin
  • my prescription sunglasses

Monday, November 10, 2014

KIDNEY Infection PAIN is the WORST!

All I can say is Kidney infection pain is the absolute WORST!

I felt this pain for the first time a few months ago when the pain in my back woke me up in the middle of the night with tears running down my face it hurt so bad... That time I went to the ER at 4 in the morning and left around 9 with a kidney infection and urinary tract infection. I got my meds and went home and slept for most of the day. Thank God for my best friend Jenn who took my daughter so I could sleep. 


This time was the same thing.. I woke up at 1 in pain. At 4:30 I was able to get some motrin in and fell asleep at 5 until I woke up at 7 to get ready and head to the urgent care. The ER took way too long last time and its so much money to go there, even with my insurance. I got the kids ready and brought them to Jenn, who offered to watch them while I went. I got to urgent care and I was the first one in line when they opened at 8. I was in and out of there in 40 minutes with my prescription for an antibiotic for my kidney infection, bladder infection and urinary tract infection. She tends to think I have a kidney stone possibly hiding in there that is large enough that it isn't passing and that keeps popping these infections up. I have a follow up appointment next Monday to make sure I am all good. 

Talk about knock me on my butt. The kids came back around 10 yesterday but they were good. They played and watched their movies and shows and really helped me out when needed. Today I have been at work for 4 1/2 hours and its been the longest 4 1/2 hours ever. I am so ready to go home and lay down. I was expecting the meds to kick in sooner than this... 

Praying for quick healing and no kidney stones... 

Today I am thankful for...

MOPS

I began MOPS in February of 2011 right after I started church with Abe. I fell in love with MOPS. The ladies were amazing and so welcoming and I felt like it was a great ministry for me to be in. We would meet twice a month to listen to a speaker and then do crafts. They have playdates once a month and MOM's night out once a month... It seemed like a great fit for me and then a place C could go and play and do crafts as well. Childcare was free so it was a bonus...

In 2013, I joined MOPS leadership team as a table leader. It was a great experience and I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I was asked to be the co-coordinator at the beginning of this year and after much praying, it is where God has chosen for me to be at this moment.

It is a lot more than I ever thought it would be, but when I see the ladies happy and I see they are getting all that they need to get from the ministry it makes it all worth it. When a new mom comes to our meetings and tells me this is what she needed in her life, it makes all the stress and work so worth it. I am in this position for 2 years, but I can stay longer if God isn't ready to let me walk away yet...

This year as a co-coordinator I went to Louisville, Kentucky for our MOPS convention. The 3 days that I was there was so amazing. The workshops/sessions were so amazing and I definitely needed that moment in my life. I am looking forward to next years MOPS convention.

It is such a great experience and I am so thankful for my MOPS leadership team, my MOPS ladies and the great awesome relationships I have made from being in MOPS. It is definitely something that has changed my life for the better! I am so thankful for all my MOPS ladies...

Favorite Quote

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

My PASTORS... 

Pastor Gordon and Pastor Derozette are the lead pastors at my church. I went to church with Abe when we first met the first Sunday of January 2011. I fell in love with how Pastor Gordon was so passionate about what he was talking about and I felt at home. It was my first time coming, but I felt this was my home church! They have both been great influential people in our life, and I feel extremely thankful for them both.

I met with Pastor Derozette once when I was having a confusing time in my life and she told me one thing that just stuck with me and completely changed my life. After that I got water baptized, I joined a bible study and then joined MOPS leadership which has only flourished over the last few years. 

They are amazing people who I am so blessed to have in my life and in our kids lives!

If I won the lottery...

Oh there are a lot of different things I would do if I won the lottery...

Here is what is going on in my head if I won the lottery:


  1. Accounts set up for both our girls for their college expenses
  2. Accounts set up for both our girls for their weddings
  3. Pay off all our student loans 
  4. Pay off all our past due accounts completely
  5. Buy a house
  6. Buy new cars
  7. Set up a retirement fund for both of us
  8. Give my parents back any money I have ever borrowed from them
  9. Take the kids to Disneyworld
  10. Set up a travel/yearly trip fund for us to enjoy trips yearly for the rest of our lives with the kids and then have funds for couples trip only
  11. Set up a Christmas fund to have money saved for as long as we can... 
  12. Get all new furniture for the house
I think that covers the basic's of what I would want to do... 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Today I am thankful for my great friends Brittany and Danielle... I met them both during my experiences with church. They were both in a woman's bible study that I joined and I just got along with the 2 of them really well. When Brittany was running the children's ministry, Danielle and I both served... They are both in MOPS...

We just have so much in common... I am most thankful for our relationship. They both make me want to be a better person and do the best I can for any situation I am in. They both support me in all the decisions I make and I just love them dearly! They are great faithful women, who are very encouraging and loving.

You ladies ROCK!

Most Proud Moment

The moment my daughter was born was one of the most proudest moments of my life... I was her mother and I was going to raise her into this beautiful awesome little lady and I was so proud at that moment...

As life has gone by and my daughter keeps growing, she makes me proud of her every day! I love her more than words can express!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Piercings and Tattoo's

I have 2 holes in each ear in the normal hole locations.

I have 4 tattoos... 1 on my back between my shoulder blades, 1 that starts on my right foot and wraps around my lower leg, 1 on my left foot and then one on the inside of my calf.

I love them all except the one on my back... Good thing I don't have to look at that one all the time! sometimes you do regret your decisions, but you learn to live with them!

Today I am thankful for...

Our house and our cars...

When I first moved to Washington it seemed like I was moving every 2 years or so... I think from 1999 to 2006, I moved a total of 5 times. That is just plain craziness... 

I am so thankful that in 2006 our home was a duplex in Auburn and we have been there ever since. Our rent is good, we have an amazing neighbor and its close to everything. Its 10 minutes from work, 10-15 minutes from church and then 20 minutes from all the shopping area's. C's school right now is absolutely amazing and I love how small the school is and how great the teachers and principle and staff are. 

So, right now our home is perfect. We are happy there, for now... 

WE both have cars that are running nicely and that are PAID off. What a relief to have no car payments. We are very thankful for this!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Favorite Old Photo

My amazing grandparents. 

I miss them so much its unreal!

Today I am thankful for...

My job!

I started working at my job in September of 2000... It has been a little over 14 years and I still love my job. I have an amazing boss who understands that I have a family and he knows that family comes first. And that has made this job the most awesome job ever. If C is ever sick she comes to work with me and she has her own little spot where she sits and she watches her movies and colors and just rests. It is really a true blessing. 

It does help that I absolutely love what I do. I LOVE my clients and those people who you start to form a relationship with over the years. I have customers who will only call my cell phone and some that will only come in if I am in the office. They all make my job even better! 

It is a great place to work and I am extremely thankful for my boss and all that he has done and does do for me... Thank you is not enough for all that he has done... 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

My best friend Jenn... 

Her and her family came into my life in a very different way, but once we met, we began to get close and she has been by my side ever since the first day we meet. There has been so much she has been with me through to even put down on paper. She was there during the really tough times when no one else was... she was the person who told me I would be okay and be a better person in the end... she was there during all the great times and we are not only friends we are family! 

I can not thank her enough for all that she has done for C and I. I love her and her family extremely and its awesome to know that we have each others back no matter what! It is very rare to find this kind of a friendship, but I am thankful for her!

A few of my favorite foods...

Just to think of a few:


  • EVERYTHING SHRIMP
  • Mexican Food of all kinds
  • My momma's home cooked food
  • Lasagna
  • A good juicy hamburger

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY PARENTS!

They are 2 amazing people who I could not imagine my life without them. They are the best parents a girl could ever ask for. They have always been here for me over the years and I can definitely tell you I did not make their life easy when I was younger... They never stopped loving me once and they are the 2 people who I look up to the most in my life. They are my hero's.

I love them more than I could ever put into words...

3 pesronality traits I am proud of

If I had to choose 3 only, I think I would say:


  1. Dependable
  2. Happy
  3. Organized

Monday, November 3, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

MY KIDS!

I was blessed in 2007 when I got pregnant with my little girl. In 2008 she blessed my life in more ways that I could ever imagine. I knew a mothers love was one of a kind, but man, its been life changing. She was born 3 weeks early and she has been loved unconditionally ever since!

I was also blessed in 2011 when I was able to meet the oldest... she is my husband's daughter and 3 years older than the youngest. I am now her step-mom and she keeps me laughing.

I love them both dearly and thank God for them both all the time! Life is great...

My Guilty Pleasure

GODIVA chocolates would be my guilty pleasure. I am thankful we only get me a box every 3 or 4 months... It is one of my favorite stores to visit in the WORLD!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

Today I am thankful for my HUSBAND! I never realized that life could be so amazing. This man came into my life unexpectedly. I know that God played a part in making this man mine... We met, we fell madly in love, we moved in together and then we got married! It feels like we have been together forever, but it really hasn't been that long... we met for the first time in 2010 and got married in 2012. This man has been a blessing in every way possible. He loves me unconditionally and he tells me all the time how beautiful I am. He compliments me all the time and he just genuinely loves me. He is a hard worker and I thank God for him every day! I look forward to our future and what it holds for us... God will take us in the direction he wants us to go in, but man what an amazing ride so far!

My earliest childhood memory

There are so many memories that I remember growing up... my earliest would be playing with my best friend growing up Heather in our neighborhood. She lived in the house behind mine and we met when we were 2 years old. As the years went by we were inseparable. We have been through so many things together throughout the years and as of today she is now my sister in law... we always joked about wanting to be sisters... well now we are... Life is good!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Today I am thankful for...

GOD.

A few things I have learned over the years is... God does things on His own schedule and NOT yours... He is always there even when you choose to distance yourself from HIM. He remains!

My daughter and I sing this song when it is on the radio... we sing it loud and we LOVE it:

WE BELIEVE in GOD THE FATHER
WE BELIEVE in JESUS CHRIST
WE BELIEVE in the HOLY SPIRIT
And HE'S given US new life
WE BELIEVE in the CRUCIFIXION
WE BELIEVE that HE CONQUERED DEATH
WE BELIEVE in the RESURRECTION
And HE'S COMING BACK AGAIN, WE BELIEVE!!!


21 things about ME

  1. I am currently married to the love of my life. Because of him I have become a better person and I am loving and enjoying life to the fullest. He is an amazing man and I am so thankful God put him in my life!
  2. I can say Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Latin... I learned in Mrs. Perkins class at Sulphur High and it was one of my favorite classes of all time. It stuck with me all these years. 
  3. I have 2 beautiful girls in my life... the first one I gave birth to in 2008 and she is the light of my life... the second one God brought into my life when I married my husband and she keeps me laughing... They are both amazing girls and I look forward to watching them grow!
  4. I moved to Washington state when I was 19 and let me tell you, I believe God brought me here for reasons I didn't realize until I grew up. It is my home and I am in love with living here. 
  5. I gave birth to my daughter by emergency c-section... due to her birth I now have 2 scars not just one from that day... I have the c-section scar on my belly, but I also have a scar about the same length as my other scar and that one is from the tape they used to hold the epidural in. Apparently I had a reaction to the tape they used... 
  6. It bugs me extremely when my nails aren't painted... that goes for my fingernails and toes. 
  7. I am a very organized person and things have to be a certain way in my life... I won't go into many details but if you are around me long enough you will see me do things to make sure they are done the way I need them to be... An example is lights being on in the house when people aren't in a room or cabinets or doors being open when they usually are suppose to be shut... I will go around and turn off lights and shut things ALL the time. 
  8. I home state is Louisiana and it is my first love! I was born and raised there and it is never away from my heart. I visit as much as I can and I have taken so much away from that state and shared it with my loved ones up north. 
  9. My relaxing spot where I go to relax and just unwind is my bathroom... I love lighting all my candles and running a hot bath and playing God music, as my daughter calls it. It is one of the most relaxing places I can be... 
  10. I have a birth mark on my left leg right below my knee. It is 1 inch wide and 1 inch in length. I have had it since birth and I have even had doctors tell me I should probably had it removed. No thank you... I was born with it, I will die with it... The only reason I would remove it, is if it cancerous. 
  11. My favorite place to go in Washington state is the Ocean. The sound of the waves, the sand in your toes... it is just break taking!
  12. MY FAVORITE restaurant with my favorite food would be Red Lobster when they have the all you can eat shrimp. 
  13. I love all things craft... Pinterest is amazing for getting ideas for all these crafts I want to do... I love scrapbooking, sewing, etc... 
  14. My favorite drink is diet coke and something I spoil myself with from time to time is hot chocolate. 
  15. I absolutely love music of all kinds... I listen to Christian music the most until Christmas time and then that is all I listen to until after Christmas day!
  16. I have super super super thin hair. 
  17. My favorite candy is Godiva. If it is just something you can get at a grocery store it would be Hershey air chocolate bar :)
  18. My favorite holiday is Christmas...
  19. I love love love watching movies. I love all kinds. 
  20. I am the co-coordinator of our MOPS group and I love MOPS. 
  21. I love God... LOVE GOD. LOVE PEOPLE. LIVE DEVOTED!