Tuesday, August 04, 2015

One Sentence a Day .... July 2015 Edition

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The 7th month... ready to be checked off. 
How does time fly so fast...
Here's a look at July!

1.  I laughed till I had tears watching Harvey Dent chase a fly.

2.  Was so happy that Thursday was really Friday.

3.  Got to see Inside Out with some of my favorite kiddos.


 4.  Celebrated the 4th of July with people I love... & a horse.

5.  Taught the youth about prayer & not giving up on asking God for what you want.

6.  I sadly watched the live coverage of Whiskey Row burning in Downtown Louisville.

7.  We went to help my mom & dad get their new computer all set up.

8.  Finish up the poster for our church concert that raises cans for our local pantries.

9.  We worked on shaving down our problem fur-child Zoe.

10.  Took Bruno to the vet to have his little skin tag looked at because it keeps bleeding.

11.  Maternity session with one of my favorite couples in the world.

12.  Ricky & I stayed up totally engrossed in American Ninja Warrior: USA vs The World.

13.  We've had more storms & rain that seems never ending!

14.  Got my hair 'did'...

15.  Got to run OUTSIDE & not feel like I was dying!

16.  We went & saw PAT BENATAR who is STILL ROCKIN!!!!!!

17.  I fell in love even more with Bill Murray & Melissa McCarthy watching Saint Vincent.

18.  I got to love on baby Maybelline.

19.  We got to hear Ryan teach in Merge about forgiveness.

20.   I was just in no mood for anything Monday.

21.  We celebrated Harvey Dent's 2nd Birthday!!!

22.  I got to enjoy ANOTHER humid free day on a run outside!

23.  I weighed in & found I am now 12 lbs down thanks to the 21 Day Fix!!!

24.  Celebrated my dad's 71st birthday!!!

25.  We had some good friend time with game night that was full of laughter.

26.   I got to meet & hold Emery Elizabeth.

27.   I was excited that Shawn won on The Bachelorette.

28.  Learned how to make Plarn & use it to make some cool crochet & knit things!

29.  I cried all day long over the unnecessary killing of Cecil the Lion.

30.  I went over to my dad's & gave him some tips on Pinterest.

31.  I was probably way too excited to see Disney's new movie, "The Descendants".

How was your July?
Any big plans for August?

Monday, August 03, 2015

The weekend that I learned I dont need everything... sigh...

Its August....

How does that happen?

All I can see are visions of Christmas coming nearer....

But there's quite a few weekends between that & now... & I'm sure they'll all be just as busy.

Friday, I got home & just thought, I'm doing nothing.  All I wanted to do was watch Disney's "The Descendants"... seriously - I was so excited about this show, I felt like I was a tween-ager myself.  A fun movie about the children of the Disney villians?!?!? ... & Belle & the Beast's son?????... this had my name written all over it....

I even wore a Disney shirt Friday night for the occasion!

As it was finishing up, I didn't realize we were going to have a little slumber party at my house.

Ricky got home from work & just collapsed.  I figured he was out for the night... & about 9:30pm I was sitting on the couch crocheting my blanket  & finishing watching the movie & here he comes... & he's wide awake.  We ended up staying up till 2 am just watching TV (thanks Big Brother After Dark), laughing & talking.  I told him we hadn't done that since we started dating.  It was a fun change.

... & then I just slept on Saturday...

I'm too old for 2am slumber parties.

I ended up getting up at 9am - which is earlier then I thought I would - & Ricky had to get out & take care of some errands. 

My morning blurred by while I worked on my Bible Journal for the day.
I love Saturday mornings with my Bible Journal....

But it didn't last long because I packed up my baby stuff & headed to my friends house to take pictures of their new baby...

Oh my goodness.  Emery just wanted to curl up in a little ball & lay on your chest.  Yep... I could have stayed there all day holding her.


I don't have any of the edited pictures uploaded yet,(the above pic is just with my phone)  but I love that they wanted to incorporate a guitar in their pictures... I may have my new favorite baby picture ever...

I got home just in time to unload my gear & grab my paper work & headed up to the local coffee shop to meet with my new bride & her momma.  I just love this family.  I love this momma... she tells it like it is.  & she wants nothing more then her daughter to have the best day for her wedding. I'm in total agreement with her.

But Chasity met up with us for the meeting & brought Emerson with her... so after the meeting we headed over & grabbed some dinner. 

The exciting news about Miss Emerson - she's a full time walker now... & now, apparently she doesn't think she's a baby anymore.  She just wants to go go go... and GO.  Who has time to sit & eat?

I got home & the evening was just wonderful.  It was warm, but no humidity & I still hadn't had time to get in my run for the day so I changed & then Ricky said he was going to come along with Harvey.  It was nice to have the company.  Not so nice having Harvey side line me a few times & nearly take my legs out from underneath me.  The dude does NOT know how to walk straight... its a constant zig zag. 

I got my shower in just in time to hit the sack with a wet head... another day done.

Sunday had us back at church with those awesome kiddos...

Blow darts with q-tips
Posted by Refuge Youth on Sunday, August 2, 2015

We had a quick meeting after church & then Ricky & I headed out to grab some lunch & pick up some things we needed. 

I am starting a buying freeze for August... trying to stop the unnecessary spending.  So tell me why I went to Target?  Talk about torture.  I mean, they have a canvas print of Belle that I had in my cart the whole time I was walking around... because... well... its BELLE!!! ... sigh. I put it back.

& then they had THIS! 

A silver Polaroid camera bank!  I NEED!! ... I NEED!!!

sigh... I put that back too.

This not spending thing is hard.

We stopped & got Starbucks - because that IS a necessary buy!!! - & Ricky had to end up throwing his away. Boo! :(  That was $4.00 wasted.  I on the other hand tried the cold-brewed coffee for the first time. YUM!  Money well spent.

Got home & started editing pictures & then ended up helping Ricky with the yard.  I just need him to start the lawn mower & then I'm good.  It felt so nice outside that I actually enjoyed the 'walk'

& then before you know it - the sun is down & its time to get ready for another week.

So got lots done... have a load I didn't do... & my to-do list is incredibly long.
My life... always busy
How was your weekend?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Favorites ... where 2 Jimmy's make the list...


Favorite Check List / Book Item

Rory Gilmore Reading List!!!
Download a free printable checklist with all 339 books in the Rory Gilmore Reading List. It's already formatted to be a booklet when printed! Punch holes in the spines and add it to your A5 or Half-Size planner.

I was so excited to see this reading list!
You can print out the list that has a check mark area for you to keep track.
Who doesn't' want to be like Rory Gilmore!


Favorite Person of the week
Jimmy Kimmel

I can't even talk about the whole Cecil the Lion deal... being such an animal advocate & lover, I have so many emotions about this whole tragic murder of this animal.
I loved so much seeing the emotion that it brought out of Jimmy Kimmel on his show... & loved that he is trying to help make something good come out of this horrific event.

Favorite Harry Potter Wedding Ideas

Check out these awesome ideas to incorporate Harry Potter into a wedding day


Favorite Beauty & the Beast

"A thing must be loved before it is lovable." - G.K. Chesterton Belle by jenelloboogie on tumblr

I am so in love with this print!

Favorite Video

Jimmy Fallon is just the best at lip syncing
... but I gotta give it to Tom Cruise. He rocked it out.

 Favorite Hack for kids

someday i'll be the cool mom who shows her kids how to make one of these. :) Under the table hammock

Isn't this a cute idea?
If I had a little one around my house, I'd totally do this while I'm in the kitchen to get them to calm down a little.
I want a big table so I can do an adult version!
Favorite Funnies
working-with-idiots-funny-quotes_clickypix - Clicky Pix


when life comes at you with surprises
Cute! {GIF}

every morning at the start of my workday

me going to see Steven Curtis Chapman every time I can

when I'm waiting on my manger to leave so I can too

your life
 your life
when the clock hits 4:00 on a Friday


Happy Friday Y'all!!!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thankful Thursday {Link up #30}

Thankful Thursday

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

This week I am THANKFUL FOR:

... more good news for my uncle who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  They told him that only 5% of people with that type of cancer ever go into remission.  Well, look whose in the 5%... his last scan came back & no signs of cancer!!! PRAISE JESUS!!!!

... a sweet lady from Instagram that also Bible Journals sent me all these goodies in the mail!  I was just expecting a few book tabs... but look at ALL THE FUN STUFF!!! I cant wait to use these in my Bible..& to be thankful for such thoughtful people!!

Look at all the fun stuff to play with!!!!
... Baby Emery is healthy & momma is doing great after her delivery. 

... Got to meet our new neighbors & they seem to be 'animal people'... makes me so happy. You have no idea how much I prayed our new neighbors wouldn't be people who hated dogs.

... finding books I've been wanting for awhile on clearance!!!!

... laughing so hard you have tears stream down your face.

... people who give wise, Godly advise.

... Air condition!  At work, in my car, at home.  I can't imagine not having it. I see people riding with windows down, or windows open in their homes & I am so thankful to walk into a house where I can be comfortable in!

... I had 5 people link up with me last week.  That made me so happy. I am thankful for everyone that takes the time to join in with me!

What are you Thankful For this week?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What's up Wednesday

Linking up with the ladies for the end of month fun!
What we're eating this week...
I've been addicted to Edamame this week.
Sam's Club had individual bags in their freezer section & I think I've made a bag every day this week. 
What I'm reminiscing about...
How my nieces can be starting middle school today...
I remember holding them right when they were born... & now swimming in the big pond.  Where does the time go?
What I'm loving...
I always used Pandora at work or at home but just finally uploaded the app to my phone & have used it while running lately.
I wont do it all the time because I don't want to eat up my 4G - or whatever it is what I'm limited on - but it is nice to put it on the workout channel & have some new beats in my ears.
What we've been up to...
working... working... more working... & a little bit of extra doses of working...
Oh. And desperately needing a vacation.
What I'm dreading...
School starts here today.  & with that, comes school buses & a WHOLE lot of extra cars on an already shut down road.  Traffic is already miserable enough but I'm so dreading all the extra.  I'm just wanting to pack my car with snacks, a cooler, a few books. I have a feeling I'll be spending WAY too much time in there.
What I'm working on...
Laundry... always laundry
What I'm excited about...
Merge Camp!
We're getting ready to hang out with 21 kids at our youth ministry's camp.  This will be the 3rd year of it & the kids look so forward to it. & while its exhausting & I can sleep for 24 hours straight afterwards, its always fun to hang out with the kids, talk with them, see them in a fun environment & have some great talks about Jesus.
What I'm watching/reading...
Just started this book & already wanting every single person I know to read it.
It's funny but informative & I'm loving this man's journey!
What I'm listening to...
I'm all about the podcasts right now
& this is what I'm listening to right now
.. his messages on John the Baptizer...
What I'm wearing...


I honestly wear flip flops every day from the moment its above 60 degrees until there is snow on the ground
What I'm doing this weekend...
I actually have a slow weekend planned.
Gotta get in my run & then I'm meeting with my next bride whose wedding is in a few weeks & getting all the final information.  Time to write up her wedding day schedule.
Exciting stuff!
What I'm looking forward to next month...
Women of Faith!!!!
Going with some of my favorite girlfriends & just looking forward to worshipping with a few thousand other ladies!
What else is new...
Babies everywhere!
Every year in my photography - there seems to be a trend.  Seniors - weddings - engagements.  This year? It's all about babies & maternity sessions.
& so far, the girl count is winning in the baby race. 
Bonus:  What will you miss most about summer?
Late night light skies! 
I can already see the time change.  My car lights stayed on when I pulled out of the garage this week & it made me want to tear up a little.  It's also totally dark at 9pm now. I like when its still light up to 9:30.  When that sun starts setting earlier & earlier - I get more & more depressed.
Grab a question & answer it... or join the link up & answer them all
Just let me know if you do so I can come see your answer