Monday, September 29, 2008

Where did my weekend go?!?

Eric and I had planned to go to Macon, GA Friday night after work. However, the doctor I work for called bright and early and said he was sick..... Yuckie (I have had this mess for a week now!). So I got up and headed to the office to call the patients. Needless to say I went home around 9 am and got some things done around the house and we were off to GA early, which was really nice to get to take our time and eat dinner at a sit down place instead of from the drive thru! Oh yeah.... I forgot to tell you guys why we were headed to Macon. Because of Hubby's great speaking skills (can you tell I'm a little partial or what?) he was asked to speak at a youth rally. We didn't take any kids.... we asked them but lately we have been so busy most of them just wanted to stay at home (and I don't blame them.... we have a lot coming up soon too) so Eric and I took the opportunity to go by ourselves. It was an uplifting weekend with great speakers and wonderful singing! We stayed with the youth minister and his wife! The boys chatted a few minutes on Friday night but Laura and I stayed up till 2:30 chatting away! I love getting to spend time with another YM wife. Without even knowing each other we already had so much to talk about and quickly became friends! God knew I needed this little blessing and he sends them at just the right time.... as he did a few months ago when he sent another WM wife my way when I felt I had hit bottom..... we were supposed to leave after lunch on Saturday but I asked Eric if we could stay a little longer so I could hear Laura teach the girls class.... he was happy that she and I had clicked so well.... he said ok! She did a great job with her lesson and she even gave me her outline in case I wanted to use any of the information later on! How nice was that?!? Then we packed in the clown mobile (my aunt calls Hubbys car this because its so little compared to "The Burb" my mom drives lol) and headed back home. We made a pit stop at Hubbys parents house so we could eat dinner with them. His Dads birthday was last week and so we celebrated with them Saturday night! It was nice to see them and to get to spend time with his dad for his birthday. Sunday was very busy for me! We had church and then we grabbed a bite to eat for lunch and then I was doing a Partylite show for a lady at our church. it was from 2-4 and I left around 4:40 so I could get to church in time to have a girls class. Eric and I are each teaching a Lads-to-Leaders class. He of course has the guys and I have the girls..... the book for the girls is called gifts and the boys have one called guard. Each time we meet we go over the chapter (that they should have read) and we answer some questions together. They then have to pick 3 projects to do from the end of the chapter to be turned in at the next meeting. I also had a gifts 2 meeting after church. Then on the way home Eric's car just wasn't in the mood to make it home (I guess he wanted a break b/c of all the traveling he has done over the last few months). For those of you that have not seen Hubbys car..... he has a 2000 and something model Ford Focus. So this thing should not be giving us any tude, as in ATTI-TUDE! Needless to say that thing is out of commission today and it is driving hubby nuts! So when we got home from church last night we loaded up in the Nissan and went to eat. Made it home with enough time to relax on the couch....... before bed. Then I woke up this morning with a soar throat....still............. I feel fine its just my throat that is having the problem! All in all it was a busy but good weekend......... oh yeah.... for those of you that know The Maddox family listed on my side bar on the right.... they were in an accident this weekend. They are all ok with the exception of some bruises. Please pray that they find a car soon and to thank God for keeping them safe. By the looks of the pictures you wouldn't believe that a few bruises was all they have. How was your weekend?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blog on sista!

That's what you guys have been telling me and that's what I'm going to do! Pictures or no pictures you guys get to read about our craaaazzzyyyyy life! Starting with the post below! If you haven't checked out my post...... "What I want to be when I grow up" take a look at it now!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What I want to be when I grow up!

Eric and I went yesterday to get all the paperwork I needed to start back to school in January! YAY! I'm so excited and a little scared too! I will be entering an EMT/Paramedic program at a school in Montgomery..... night classes here I come...... I have about a year maybe a year and a half until I complete the paramedic courses. I was so excited that Eric and I stopped by Books a Million last night on our way home so I could get a book to start reviewing. I picked out a book that has questions with multiple choice answers and on the back of the page it gives the right answer with and explanation. I was surprised at how many that I knew already (I was at one time certified as a first responder). I have already made arrangements to borrow an anatomy book, until I start class and get my own, so I can start learning all the necessary body parts and functions.... I know you may be thinking to yourself..... over achiever.... but trust me, I'm usually not like this...... I am just so excited and want to be ahead of the game when classes start! Also, this book was made as a study guide for the national exam (so I will get much use out of it when test time comes).You guys have no idea how excited I am to be going back to school and to be taking these classes. I love helping people and this will be a dream job for me! Well, maybe everyday wont be a dream but I know helping people in this way will give me great satisfaction in what I will be doing!

Friday, September 19, 2008


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The past two weeks....

I know you guys think Im horrible with this thing but but but.... ok maybe I am horrible..... but I am trying. Does that count? lol But here is my defence..... tell me if its a good one or not.... by the time I get off work at 6pm, get home, cook dinner, clean up, sit down with my hubby for about 30 minutes its time for bed.... and my weekends have been filled up lately. Trust me If I could be a devoted blogger I would blog my morning away while sitting on my deck by the pool sipping my Starbucks and listening to the birds..... aahhhh that would be the life..... then I snap back into reality and realize that all of you guys are busy too and still you all manage to do updates once a day.... I don't have kids so once a day would be a stretch for me to blog anyways but I do want to be better..... So here is my solution and I will leave you guys with a question...

I love that most of you guys include some sort of photo most every time you blog..... and I love love LOVE photos!!!!! I want to include them when I blog to but I can't upload the pics at work and I'm not taking away the little bit of time I have with my hubby at night to upload them..... so whats a girls to do? I feel like I cant do a post without some photos and since I don't always have time to upload them... my posts are few and far between. Do you guys like reading blogs without photos? Am I stressing the whole photo thing? If you guys will still be interested in my boring life without the photos then I may be able to put my OCD to the side and blog with out the photos..... you tell me?

Monday, September 8, 2008


I love being a DIY-er! As most of you know my hubby and I have remodeled one bathroom in our house and have started on another...... we are bout 3/4 of the way done! YAY! I need to paint my cabinets and get a new counter top and sink (which we can hopefully buy at the end of the month) we already have the faucet. We need to put up beadboard on the walls and lay down the tile (which we have already bought)! I will revamp my existing light I think.... nothing a little brushed nickel (to match my fixtures) spray paint can't fix. I think I may keep my eye out for some new globes to put in the light fixture.... if I can find them at the right price ;). So the next few things will just happen little by little over the next few weeks (as we get money). I am looking forward to the finished product!

We also decided on Saturday to start a FREE DIY project (well at least the part we did on Saturday is free). We ripped up carpet in the living room and will finish the rooms on tuesday. The hardwood floors are so gorgeous! Who would ever want to cover them up? When we are finished witht he bathroom at the end of the month we will sand down these floors and satin them a little darker.

Most of you don't know this but Eric and I were having a house built for us before we moved here. When we moved I was a little disappointed that I wasn't going to get my new-never lived in home. But this old house hasn't dissappointed me yet! We have had a few speed bumps but uncovering this treasure has been so fun!

OH Yeah and for those of you that love to mistreat things...... lol I did my first and second mistreatment all in the same afternoon.... I took pics but yeah you guessed it.... Im a slacker at uploading them..... hey Im a busy girl!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Braving the storm.....

We went home this weekend (to Gulf Shores) and we rode out Hurricane Gustav with my parents. A month or so back Eric's brother asked if we wanted to vacation with them in Orange Beach. Of course we said YES! It was a great opportunity to spend time with them and to see my family as well. We got up on Saturday to be greeted by Helen. She was so excited to wim in the wimmin poo.... so we got ready and headed down to the beach. Kristy and I made sand castles and took advantage of the great opportunity for a photo shoot. Helen was a great subject! For lunch we ate at our favorite place and then for dinner we headed to my parents house for a shrimp boil.... my step dad is the king of shrimp boils! We had a great time with our family. Sunday we worshiped in Gulf Shores (where Eric and I attended before moving to prattville) and we had a shortened service so that members could make plans for the storm. Some families still needed to board up windows and prepare their yards..... We on the other hand went to Lulu's to eat lunch and watched as the coast guards and other also prepared for the storm. They had mandatory evacuations for Gulf Shores (only the families taht lived on the island) but since we were staying in Orange Beach we were fine. Eric brother and his family decided to pack up and leave that afternoon.... fearing that with the storm surge they could be trapped for a few days. We on the other hand took our time and made it to my parents house that afternoon. We grilled hamburgers and visited and had a great time. Eric and I woke up about 3:30 am Monday morning from the storm. We watched the news to find that we had tornando warnings (or watches... it was really early so I don't really remmeber which one it was). Then we went back to bed and sleep in a little bit. We got up and decided to be bumbs (with the rest of my family) and lay around and watch movies until about 4:00. Then we packed up and headed home. We were in a lot of rain as we left and to keep from getting really worried I took the oportunity to get some more rest :) ! Eric and I finished up our vacay with dinner and a movie tonight. On the way home my hubby said, "well we can add another hurricane to our check list.... we rode another one out." Yes, Yes we did and I'm glad we are all safe! I have had some bad experiences with hurricanes since I grew up on the beach, and while my heart goes out to those that have been affected by the storm I'm glad I am still alive and well with the rest of my family and that I can say..... "We made it through another storm"! As we rush through our busy week remember to pray for those who have been affected by this storm. I know how it feels to have your home damaged and to have to pick up some of the pieces and go on with your life. I know how it feels to be affected by a storm that is so powerful....and I know how after the storm to thank God for everything he has given us.... for we never know when we will have it taken away!

Pictures will come soon! I hope you have a great Labor day!