Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why I Love My Husband (1)

This is the first time I've done this, but one of my girlfriends Katie (and Ted) does this and it is fun to see just why she loves her husband. I love reading all the sweet stuff he does for her and they are such an inspiration to me. I'm SO excited and happy for them that their baby will be here soon and SO excited to finally see pictures of this beautiful baby. Congrats yall and we miss yall SO much.

1. I love my husband because he is my best friend and is ALWAYS there for me when i need him.

2. He is the BEST daddy in the WHOLE world. Just watching him with Olivia makes me love him more and more each day. She has him wrapped around her little finger and he loves it.  He is always willing to stay with her and take care of her. I'm VERY lucky and blessed to have such an incredible husband.

3. He always has encouraging words on the days i feel so down and stressed out. He's always looking for the positive things out of every situation, which is awesome because sometimes i need to be reminded to do the same thing.

4. He gives the BEST back rubs EVER! For our anniversary he got me some massage oil so he could massage my back. One of the BEST gifts EVER.

5. I love that at this very moment he is laying on the couch with Olivia laughing watching Toy Story 3 and giving her kisses..  PURE BLISS!

I'm VERY blessed and Thank God for blessing me with such an awesome husband.

Just an Update on Life

The last two weeks have been very busy and I haven't got a chance to update on the fast and just life. The fast is going very well and I've found many things to do besides be worried about facebook. It's actually nice.. I'm excited to get back on just to update and put a few pictures up of Olivia. Not so much for the drama of everyone else's lives. I've worked out all but 3 days this month, which is pretty good since I usually quit after two weeks. Boot camp is actually becoming fun and something i look forward to. :)
Life groups kicked off this week and we are doing the iMarriage group. Pretty excited to see what it has in store for Jeff and I's relationship. Speaking of Jeff, his water fast has been pretty hard for him.. He is in desperate need of some MILK and COFFEE!! At least his want/need for soda is out the door so that's awesome for him. I haven't had a soda in 23 days and Jeff hasn't had one since January 9th. I'm SO proud of him for all his hard work on his fast. :)
Life is just flying by and i can't believe we are almost to the end of January already. I just want time to stop for a bit and let me enjoy all the fun stuff Olivia is doing. She's cracks us up. Always on the go. Life is GOOD.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"Awake21" Prayer and Fasting

The last few days have been full of lots of thinking of what am I going to do during our 21 day fast at church. I was thinking about what takes up my time throughout my days and keeps me busy not in the Word or paying attention to my family. Facebook came to mind more than once and tonight I made the big decision. Facebook. I spend too much time looking at others lives and not enough time in mine. 
I'm going to spend the next 21 days focusing only on my family and in the Word of God. Jeff and I are going to start our devotional we are doing together tomorrow and continue reading our bible. We were challenged to read the bible in one year. We have been doing very well. This will be my first time all the way through and we have been using the Ipad on You Version and it has been VERY helpful. You can bookmark verses, write notes, and read each lesson over and over. It's AMAZING. Jeff is fasting drinking ONLY water...  which is going to be hard for him..  he loves his coffee, tea, and diet pepsi ;) lol. 
This is the first time we've ever really taken part of a fast and we are excited. Life groups will be starting soon for us and we are taking part in one together called, iMarriage. Also I will be still going to Women's Group where we are continuing Proverbs 3. We are learning to be Virtuous Women- I love spending time with the ladies in our church sharing stories, studying the word, and having a yummy dessert each Monday! 
Also an update on the working out it's actually been going AWESOME. For once I didn't give up when i was so sore. Friday I could barely sit on the toilet it was pretty terrible, but good pain. I worked out everyday last week but Friday and went to boot camp 2x! Yippie! 

Well I hope everyone has an awesome blessed week! 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

So Far So Good

Well the New Year's Resolutions are still happening 4 days of working out, no soda for 5 days, and have read the bible for 3 days! I started on Sunday with the YouVersion app on our iPad to read the bible within a year. This will be my first time to get through the whole thing and I've already learned stuff 3 days in. I'm excited about getting in better shape and living for God. I'm still not there yet, but i'm working really hard to do good and to live a healthy happy life.
3 years ago today I married my best friend! It's hard to believe we've been married 3 whole years and we have a soon to be 16 month old. Time FLIES! We are going to go out on a date tonight, which means I'm going to ruin my healthy eating streak, but once a week is good so i dont get too bored with low carbs meals. Work out will be very good in the morning :)
I feel so much better on days I spend time in the gym in the morning to just get fit and have me time. I'm much more happier and dont get irratated as easy.
Life never seems to slow down time just keeps flyin' by. I'm excited for summer to come around and to get a new pool and to have afternoons with my family until 9o'clock when it gets dark. This whole dark thing at 5pm makes me feel so lazy!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's 2011

2010 was an amazing year. I started the year off by just staying home with Olivia and watching another little girl somedays. April 12, 2010 I started a full time job, which was a huge change in my life and i never thought i would stand the thought of Olivia being in "daycare" or as we call it school. She has learned SO much from all the other kiddos and she LOVES it. I'm SO thankful for each teacher that works with her and how much she has came since April.  Being a premiee hasn't stopped her from anything she's one of the most advanced almost 16 months old i know. It's AMAZING. And I'm SO thankful! We lost our dog in January and it was such a burden to our family we miss him SO very much :(  In December only a week ago we lost our neighbor one of Jeff's best friends, and it was very rough and is STILL rough. We are dealing with it each day, but not a day goes by we don't talk about him. He was such an inspiration for others and ALWAYS made your day. He was just an awesome person with SUCH an uplifting personality. We are going to miss him SO very much in the backyard. Just praying for his wife he had to leave behind. She's SUCH a wonderful person and I pray for time to heal her. Life is rough sometimes and we ask "why?" and no one will ever know the answer to why bad things happen to good people ... (just NOT fair)
Starting 2011 I pray for the health of everyone around me. I pray for God to touch the sick and bring home the soldiers that have had to leave their families ands kids behind. I have been truly blessed by God and I have a husband and Baby Daddy who is ALWAYS here for me and Olivia. We work the same shifts and we always have family time at night. I take this for granted and then i remember not everyone has the jobs and the time to have family time everyday.
I have a lot of goals for 2011 that i hope to see some answered.. of course these include getting more fit, not drinking tons of soda, and to blog more often. But more importantly I want to be more connected to God. I wanna be an example and lead and live in God's word. I want Olivia to know God and start to understand how awesome he is.

Lastly... I want to say thank you to my family, friends, and co-workers for everything each of you have done for me in this last year. I have made MANY new friends that i know are going to be lifetime friends. Sarah Foster.. I LOVE YOU. Thank you for everything you do for me and making work not seem "too bad" :) Heather moved to Republic this year and it has been SO awesome having her back in my life... I really dont know what i did without her :( But SO very thankful God moved her back and gave her and her husband awesome jobs!! Crystal- I miss you SOOOO much!! I'm SO thankful that 4 hrs apart we still have that connection we have always had and all i have to do is text you and make a difference. I can't wait until baby Eli comes and we can finally see him and love on him. He's going to be beautiful JUST LIKE YOU.

Jeff- Thank you for sharing another year with me and giving me the greatest gift anyone could ever give to me. I dont know what we ever did without Olivia. Things have changed so much and we've been through some rough times, but I know no matter what we have to go through you will always be my best friend and we will make it!! :) I love you very much.

I have everyone has a very blessed and GREAT 2011!!  (now to go do some ABS) :)