Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday

MY LIFE IS AMAZING with this man in my life! He has shown me so much love and so many different things than I have ever experienced and I am extremely thankful for him!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Come to Me Continually

Come to Me continually. I am meant to be the Center of your consciousness, the Anchor of your soul. Your mind will wander from Me, but the question is how far you allow it to wander. An anchor on a short rope lets a boat drift only slightly before the taut line tugs the boat back towards the center. Similarly, as you drift away from Me, My Spirit within you gives a tug, prompting you to return to Me. As you become increasingly attuned to My Presence, the length of rope on your soul's Anchor is shortened. You wander only a short distance before feeling that inner tug--telling you to return to your true Center in Me.

Hebrews 6:19; 1 John 2:28; Matthew 22:37

This is from the devotions for every day of the year book called "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Music that relaxes me...

Do you have any music that relaxes you?

Mine would be Christian music. If I am having a bad day or a stressful day, I turn on the radio with the Christian channel on and within minutes I can feel myself being relaxed! It is amazing how music can do that to a person! I listen to all kinds of music, but this seems to work the best when I am overwhelmed!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday


These are a few of my old pictures... The one of the left is me at my kindergarten graduation... the one in the middle is me at Grandma Ruby's house looking in the mirror that was hanging in her bedroom on the closet door and then the last one is me when I played t-ball. I love looking at old pictures of me... makes me laugh and thankful for my life growing up!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy birthday to my wonderful Sister n Law

Just wanted to send a big HAPPY birthday to my sister n law Patty. I wish we lived closer so I could visit with you more, but thank God for Facebook and the chance to keep in contact that way. I love you and I hope you have a great birthday and a wonderful blessed week!

Monday, July 20, 2015

May the Force be with YOU!


This is definitely one of my favorite LOVES. I was raised watching Star Wars with my brothers and cousins. It has definitely been a favorite of mine all through the years. We just started watching the first ones with our kids and they were so cute and would write down the names of the characters so they could remember them. 

I am looking forward to the new ones that they are making, but it shall be interesting to see if they will be as good as the past movies!

Do you have a favorite Star Wars character?

Mine of course is YODA!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Throwback Thursday

My life changed the day that these 2 people came into my life. I am extremely blessed that they have walked into my life. They bring so much joy into my life and I can't imagine a day without them in it... 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Ordained...

Back in 2010, I became ordained...

I was talking to some friends who were going to get married and we were joking around and he mentioned that I should just go online and get ordained so I could marry them. I didn't think too much about it but I said, I would so do it...

A few months go by and they asked me to do it for real and I said yes.

So, I went online to a place that was known for ordaining people and I filled out my paperwork and I was ordained. Due to when I submitted my request, I was grandfathered into their lifetime membership, so I will be ordained until I die.

Its definitely something interesting and not too many people know about it, but I was very happy to help some friends out when they needed someone...

Friday, July 10, 2015

LIFE CHANGER

This girl changed my life from the second I found out I was pregnant... she continues to be my world every day! I love her so much!

The hardest longest 14 days of my LIFE!

On June 29th I headed to the airport to drop off my brother and his wife, along with my 7 year old baby girl to head back to Louisisana. They have been asking me, along with my parents, for the last year if they could take her for some time during the summer. Finally my sister asked if they could have her for a month. Of course my reply was NO. That is too long! So we agreed on 2 weeks. I then, talked to her dad and we talked about if we were okay with this for sure before they booked the tickets. WE agreed and then they booked the tickets.

On the day I took her to the airport I was super strong and I decided I was not going to cry. I was very proud of myself for not crying up to this point. I would have waited until I drove home to cry, but it didn't last that long. After hugging my baby girl and I pulled her away from me, she had HUGE alligator tears in her eyes. None fell down her cheek, but after seeing that I lost it. I grabbed her tightly and didn't want to let her know. I made it short and sweet and then talked about all the fun that they were going to have and then watched them walk inside... I left once I couldn't see them anymore or once I noticed she wasn't turning around anymore.

I cried the whole way home. Her being at her dad's house I have gotten use to, but this was totally different. She was in a different state and that was what was putting knots in my stomach. I totally trusted my parents and my brother and sister with her... it was just the fact that she was so far away from me if anything happened.

It got easier as the days went by. I walked around feeling lost. My little mini me wasn't here to talk my ears off and she wasn't here asking me questions. It was the longest 2 weeks of my life! My parents and her have their boarding passes printed for tomorrow's flights and today is pack day down there. I am super excited, words can not explain it all!

She had such a great time down in Louisiana. I can not thank my family enough for showing her a great time. She was able to spend time with her grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, great aunts, great grandfather and extended cousins. She went to the water park down there and she swan many many days. She had a few melt downs with missing her dad and I, but she did such a great job and I am so super proud of my baby girl. She has made me extremely proud of her. I can not wait until tomorrow evening when I can hug my baby girl and not let her go!

My princess on the 4th of July at MawMaw's house!

La Push Weekend

Here are a few pictures from our resort and the beach...






Second Beach at La Push

Our 2nd hike was to hike through the woods to get to Second Beach. The only way you can get to this beach is to hike a mile through the woods. It was a great hike and there was one spot where I wasn't sure how I would make it on the way back, but I did it. I was so proud of myself. Here are a few pictures from the hike to the beach :) 






Sol Duc Falls

The next stop on our drive to La Push was the Sol Duc Falls. It was at Olympic National Park and I was so excited that I found this place for us to hike and go check out. It was definitely an amazing experience. The hike was 0.8 miles to the falls and the same distance back. The hike was not too bad. It had some up hill and down hill spots, but nothing I couldn't handle. You definitely had to watch your step though hiking here. They had roots everywhere and you could easily be tripped.
We just took our time and enjoyed every step of the way! Listening to the roaring water falls was even more amazing. It is so peaceful and relaxing!

The picture above was on our hike to the falls.

This was the actual falls... SO BEAUTIFUL!




Crescent Lake

My sister and I planned a weekend trip to La Push, WA while they were here. We had been planning this trip for over 5 years and I was so excited that it was finally booked. We booked a 2 bedroom motel room that was fully furnished. How exciting. It was around a 3 1/2 hour drive, but I look forward to doing it over and over again to find new places to hike and check out! 

On the way we stopped at Crescent Lake. They call this "Lady of the Lake," and many people say that this lake is haunted. Hallie Illingworth went missing in 1937 and in 1940 her body was floating in the water at Crescent Lake. People say that it is still haunted after all these years.

All I can say is it is an amazing view. Its so beautiful and definitely a great experience to drive around!

 My husband and I enjoying our view!

Space Needle FUN!

The day after my brother and his wife got here we decided to go to Seattle for the day. It was a lot of fun and definitely a lot of laughs! I was super excited because C has never been to the top of the Space Needle. We get there and we didn't have to wait too long. We waited less than 10 minutes for our turn to go up to the top! The elevator ride is pretty scary if you are scared of heights. With glass walls you can see it all as you go up! C was pretty nervous and held onto her Paran Derrick really tight. She looked out this time. When we got up there she stayed more towards the inner wall instead of looking out. She did however LOVE the look out telescopes and looked through every one of them. It was super cute. 

Here is a picture of the 4 of us before we headed down!

And here is my precious darling daughter... I wonder what she thinks when she looks out into the unknown... 

She did however decide to ride the elevator the opposite way so she did not have to look out the glass walls. She did fine. And it was a fun experience for us all! I think my brother and his wife enjoyed it. 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Throwback Thursday

These are my 2 amazing brothers. They have made me laugh a lot throughout my life with them!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Craziest Diet Fad...

The craziest diet fad I have ever done was the HCG diet. I started the diet when the only thing you could do was the injections. My friend and I decided to do it together. We ordered the stuff and then started the injections. We injected the HCG into us once a day and then followed a very strict diet of 500 calories only. It was amazing and I lost over 50 lbs. But, it was such a hard diet to do. We did 2 rounds of it before they stopped selling it to where we could get it.

We tried a few rounds of the drops as well, but that didn't work the same way. I would definitely not recommend doing this diet. I also have done weight watchers and has had success doing that. You can eat what you want without starving yourself.

Right now I am struggling to get back into my groove, but it is about to come back...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Throwback Thursday

This was our first ER visit and it was one of the worst visit's we have ever had to this date. My baby girl was sick and she got dehydrated... After a few days and calling the on call dr.'s off and on those 2 days, they recommended I bring her to the ER. I got there at around 7 pm and we didn't end up leaving the hospital until 4 in the morning. At around 9 my best friend Jenn came up to the hospital to meet us with goodies for C and a diet coke for me. We waited for another hour and after hour 3 we were taken back.

The picture above shows C with her IV in and it wrapped up so she didn't pull it out. This was after 4 failed attempts by 3 different people. After poke 4, they could see the frustration in my face and they decided to call the NICU nurse down to help. She came down and was able to get it done with the first poke. She also had to get catheter and this put me over the edge. I was so over this visit by this moment.

We left at 4 and it was the most miserable experience EVER... I will never forget this day and will definitely request a specialist if this ever happens again!