Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

It didn't dawn on me that today was Halloween until I went to the doctor's office this morning. I had to go for a follow up appointment, so there's nothing to worry about there. It certainly doesn't feel like Halloween usually does. I'm not sure what it's supposed to feel like, but however it's supposed to feel it just doesn't. No decorations. No costumes. No pumpkins. No candy. Lilly Belle and I do have matching skeleton tshirts that glow in the dark though. I bought them a few weeks ago when I was more in the mood. Time seems to really be zooming by lately. I find myself thinking about a lot of things I wouldn't normally, but I'm blaming it on the fact that I deploy in a month. I'm savoring so much of life right now. You know, little stuff. Stuff I won't have for a while. Mexican food. Manicures. A curling iron. High heels. Hugs. My first name. Lilly Belle. Christmas. Babies. Blue jeans. Warm from the oven cookies. Icy milk. My car. Baths. Make up. My birthday. My family. There's so much around me that I've never stopped to be thankful for. Stuff I didn't even think twice about. I have so many gifts to be thankful for, and so many things I am undeserving of. Too often I feel like I'm alone in my walk through life, and that God has turned his back on me. It's so easy to get lost in this world. I fight daily with that, but with one step back I can see clearly that I am never left to be alone. God is in every breath I take and in every beat of my heart. He's wrapped around me screaming he loves me, and all I have to do is listen. Sometimes that's the hardest part. I need to push away all the noise in my life and make a quiet place for Him. I need to let him guide me in the right direction instead of fighting it. I need to do the right thing no matter how difficult it is. I need to face my faults and weaknesses. I need to have faith that everything will turn out just right. And I need to keep pushing through the darkness and doubt. I will make it, and I will be okay.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Inspiration

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Alrighty, it's on the calendar! Here's the information for my first class at Scrappucino:
Christmas Explosion Album
Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Scrappucino
2606 Hwy 41 South
Greenbrier, TN 37073
Class Description: This awesome explosion album will blow your Christmas socks off! We'll be teaching you how to make this fun-folding album from scratch using the newest FaLaLa collection from Making Memories as well as TONS of embellishments from Creative Café, AccuCut, Bazzill, May Arts, Karen Foster, Anna Griffin, and MORE. Give this unique interactive album as a gift or keep it all to yourself for those upcoming holiday photos. Be sure to stop by the store to check it out!
Cost: $22
Supplies Needed: Paper trimmer, distressing inks, bone folder, redline adhesive, pop dots, glue stick, rub-on tool, & scissors.
(Oh, and I'll bring the Christmas cookies!)
If you need any other information about the class or shipping of kits just send me an email or leave a comment, and I'll post the answers right here for everyone. There are only ten seats in this class, so get in while you can!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I just finished reading this yesterday: I picked it up last Wednesday without knowing a thing about it. If I had known it was about vampires I never would have thought about it twice. I'm really glad I gave it a chance though, because I was literally inseparable from my book. I even slept with it. I panicked when I reached the end, so I stopped at Walmart on my way into work yesterday around 0500. I could only find the Spanish version of the second book of the four-part series. I was on my way back out to the parking lot when I saw it on one of the end caps. It's called New Moon. I snapped it up, and I'm already on page 136. I'm one of those people that can't stop in the middle of a chapter. Just as I'm reaching the end of a chapter though my curiosity bites me, so I keep going. I've found myself in bed by 1930 this past week not only because I'm tired, but because I'm excited to read some more. I even took the book to work and read snippets between giving immunizations and pregnancy tests to Soldiers. The only problem with reading quickly is I know I'll have read the entire series in less than a month, and then it'll all be over. I hate it the end! I always want more. I'm even more excited that the first book has become a movie! Check out the trailer HERE.