Wednesday, November 30, 2011


  "And my God will meet ALL your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus"
-Phil 4:19



I hate work today. Keeping my eyes open for other doors.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Appreciate and Value

It's tough to work when my husband and boys are at home, but at least we're busy enough to make days go fairly fast.. We had such a great Thanksgiving weekend. I was thankful that he was off. We got to run an 8K (wow) Turkey Trot with family and friends, have a great time with my family, then a great time with his family, plus a trip to IKEA. It's fun to be making a home, but I still love who, not where, I come home to best :) 73 days of awesomeness.

Monday, November 28, 2011


Confession: I am always reading at least one book, pretty much at all times. I'm not even that fast of a reader. But I carry books with me, and actually read in those few moments of empty time. In lines, and well, it gets almost embarrassing all the situations that I've cracked open a book. I fall in love with characters. When I'm reading a book, I'm there; when I'm not reading, a lot of times I'm still influenced by my current book. I'm seeing my own situation from a new angle. As much as I love books at the time, I could hardly tell you about some book that had impacted me without a few plot hints. I simply keep that relationship slot that a book has filled to one book at a time.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving


In eveything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
—1 Thessalonians 5:18

So thankful :)  

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



I don't just want to do the right things to feel better about myself. I don't just want to learn to let go of things, to keep a positive attitude to help my relationships (home and work). I don't want to help just so I'll receive help in return. I want to be obedient. I'm thankful for my salvation, and I want to be obedient in return. (my inspiration)
Seeing my sister tonight :)

Monday, November 21, 2011


Happy Monday! I loved spending a weekend with my husband. We had a great date night last night. Yesterday morning, we went to Crosspointe. We learned that in Matthew 5 - Blessed means true happiness, that feeling of fulfillment and contentment. Regardless of our situations, happy or sad, we can be happy and at peace. It was a great reminder. Yeah, I might not love working or going to work and being trapped in a building (feels like), but I can be content. I'm content that this is where God wants me, and he can be glorified through it. Some situations are happier to be content in, like being married to a wonderful man :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday


Happy Friday!

5 fun things:

1. Wearing sweater I won from a magazine (and got in the summer), and black boots with the fur.
2. It's cold enough to really enjoy Christmas music.
3. Next week is a short work week.
4. Last evening shift for hubby for a while :)
5. Starbucks is BOGO between 2 and 5 pm for the next few days :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

2 months

Today was determined to be a rough morning. My oatmeal overflowed in the microwave, and while cleaning the bowl, I accidentally filled the bowl with water. Bringing Dash downstairs, I spilled coffee all over my jeans and on the floor. While moving cars around to take the trash out, it started pouring. I left my phone. My car was low on gas, and I decided to wait until I was close to work to fill it, which was a little scary. Then traffic was absolutely horrible.

What I want to remember: I almost never have oatmeal, and even watery, it was still a treat. I cleaned up the coffee with a washcloth, and I felt a little like my mom, and that made me feel responsible. Taking the trash out meant my husband didn't have to do it later :) I have my own office with my own phone, and sometimes it's good to unplug from the world. My car made it to work! I love rainy days, and I can see a little out of my manager's window. I got to use my bright umbrella! And, since I worked late yesterday, it works out well for me to leave a little early today, so I can rescue Dash (whose pee I haven't cleaned up for days)! And most of all, it's the 17th, which means it's our two month anniversary :)
Note to my husband: It's been unfortunate that I get a little crabby at late night and well, that's the only time you've been seeing me this week. I'm sorry it makes me a little competitive, paranoid, and future-minded. I'm sorry that you come home to oddly serious conversations instead of playful or light-hearted ones. I know that prevents home from feeling like a safe and warm place. That's going to change soon at least :) Please know that even with my sour face and weird questions that you have the grace to treat with seriousness, you coming home is the best part of my day. I promise to work on making that more evident in my words and actions. I am so so in love with you, I am so happy that 2 short/long months ago, I got to marry you! Love you!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other in Christ as God forgave you.
-Eph. 4:32 
My brothers, take note of this, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. 
-James 1:19

Wednesday, November 16, 2011



Today we have our Thanksgiving potluck at work. Makes me think about next week, spending time with my family and being thankful that my husband gets the whole break off :) I know we should be thankful throughout the year, lifting up praises. Over this past weekend, we've been thinking about how happy and blessed our lives are. It's great to be in this early marriage state. Overall, I'm thankful for life. Last night in Bible study, we learned about how God not only straightens our path, but sometimes makes it crooked as well. And for that, we should be thankful. Trust him with the unknown.

14 On a good day, enjoy yourself;
    On a bad day, examine your conscience.
    God arranges for both kinds of days
    So that we won't take anything for granted. 
- Ecclesiastes 7:14 (The Message)


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mid November

5 things that make me smile:

1. I discovered that 100.7 is playing Christmas classics. 
2. I almost never wear rings now (since my engagement), but I'm wearing a gorgeous turquoise ring my brother and sister-in-law gave me from Santa Fe.
3. The leaves changing makes the ride into work so much nicer. Beautiful.
4. J showed me how to use our fireplace - and I got read in front of it last night for an hour :)
5. We've started hanging up pictures and it makes the rooms feel more complete!

Thank you Lord for making Life beautiful! 

Monday, November 14, 2011



It's so easy to come in to work on Monday feeling like you're playing catch-up. The weekend is never quite long enough. J's working evening shifts this week. As I took care of the dogs this morning, and tried to be quiet getting ready for work, so that he could sleep in, I briefly thought about how much I'll miss him this week. I know I can text and call and gchat, but seeing him. I'll probably be ready for bed by the time he comes home. Fortunately, I've been meaning to visit my parents, catch up with Stephanie, and go to Bible Study, so this week will still be happy. Just different. 

Friday, November 11, 2011


We did it! Made to another weekend :) We get to have a couples dinner tonight, meet my MOH's boyfriend for the first time tomorrow, celebrate a milestone birthday of a friend, and hang out my husband and our boys. I'm hoping for movies and hanging pictures and officially finishing thank yous :)


Thursday, November 10, 2011

What would you do?



If I wasn't at work right now, I'd like to buy some yoga videos and start doing it for real. Or start our Intensity workouts. I'd like to bake (my husband's been making some crockpot meals and I'd like to try that too). And finish painting our house (we're getting so close!). We have a bit of a beach house feel - with shades of gray, blue and green, for the most part. Of course, I have to rely on the fact that God has me at work today for his purpose and his timing. I'm trusting that :) 

"Attempt to live in this world, not let the world live inside you. Because when the boat sits on the water it sails perfectly, but when the water enters the boat, it sinks."
—Imam Ali (as)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hump Day


 Five positives
1. J's done with work for a while, and he's cooking dinner tonight!
2. I get to read a Charles Martin book on my dad's Kindle.
3. I'm wearing purple, my favorite boots, and one of J's fav dresses. (and my delicates match!)
4. 45 days til Christmas!
5. I've talked to all my family members in the last week. :)