Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Did you think I'd fallen off the face of the earth??? No, I'm still around. Just not in my beloved Alabama! Guess where I am...  Yep! Hawaii!!! Jay and I got here late Saturday after an EXTREMELY LONG flight and we've been vacationing in paradise ever since. I can't even begin to tell you how beautiful it is so I'll just show you. This is the view from our front balcony. (Disregard the date - obviously we had the wrong date set in the camera.)

This is the view off the side balcony.

I can't believe I got to spend my 36th - I mean 29th - birthday in Maui! We've had fun and done some "interesting" things. I'll definitely post more about this trip but for now I better get back to paradise! We'll be back on the mainland Sunday.

In the mean time, check out Mama Hen's A Southern Girls Giveaway!


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Today something hit me with such stark clarity that you would have thought a bomb went off in the sky. No, I haven't murdered anyone or robbed a bank. Mostly, it's the thoughts that go on in my head and unfortunately make their way out of my mouth on way too many occassions.

I am a SINNER! Of course, I've always known I'm a sinner - we all are. But I guess I just thought I was basically a good person and trying to be in God's Will and do the right things. I know I am a child of God and my salvation is secure but I think the Lord has been slowly revealing to me over the past month that I have not been in His will. And today, oh today - it hit me like a ton of bricks. I think God got tired of me taking so long to "get it"!

I feel like so many things that I have taken such a strong stance on are just STUPID! I have a tendency to make up my mind about something and that's just the way it is. Well guess what - it's not always the way it is. I'm not always right. My way isn't always the best way and FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S HOLY - could I just please remember that I am NOT THE BOSS OF EVERYTHING!!!

My preacher has brought up the song "I Did it My Way" in his sermons a couple of times. Well guess what happens when I try to do it "my way"? It's a big ol' mess! NOTHING good comes from it. I don't want to live my life my way, I want to live it His.PERFECT.Way.

I have seriously been knocked down a peg or two and I can't think of a better way for it to happen than by my precious Lord and Saviour, who does it in love and desires to restore me to Himself. How can I possibly feel completely different tonight than when I woke up this morning? It's my heart. I think it got picked up, dusted off and put back all shiny again.

All I can say is thank you God - over and over. I wonder if He got a good chuckle when I had my A-HA moment.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just Lovin'

Have you ever just glanced over at your man and had overwhelming love? I just did. It wasn't anything he did or said at that moment - just that feeling. Hubs can drive me crazier than any other human in the world, but let me just tell you - he makes me happier than any girl has the right to be.

Just a few things about Hubs that makes my heart smile.
  1. He turns the bed down every night and tells me the Bed Fairy came. He had to go out of town a couple of weeks ago and when I got home from work I found a letter on my pillow letting me know that he made arrangements with the Bed Fairy to come early.
  2. He gets rid of any leftovers that have been in the fridge too long because the smell makes me gag.
  3. He thinks I'm cute when I'm wearing my glasses and no makeup.
  4. He searches the channels every night to see if there's a Yankee's game on to surprise me.
  5. He's been putting up with me for years and says he wants to keep on for the rest of  his life.
I know - I'm a lucky gal!

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Monday, August 2, 2010


It has come to my attention that I've been neglecting the ole' blog for quite a while now. I really do feel bad because I know so many of you are on the edge of your seats daily wondering if I've posted a nugget of brilliance that will make you laugh. Oh wait, for a second I thought I was The Pioneer Woman.

I think one of my problems lately is the fact that I haven't had my beloved Diet Mtn. Dew or Diet Coke since Wednesday. I can't tell you how sad I am about it but I was stupid enough to make a bet with Hubs that I could give them up. I feel like I've lost a friend. And that's just not right. Friends should be friends forever. There's even a song about it. I just decided, I'm going to rekindle my friendship today - first thing -  as I stop by Sonic on the way to work and get a Route 44 Diet Coke.

I really am going to try to do better with my blogging. You never know how exciting I might get once the aspartame is flowing freely through my veins again. I wouldn't want you to miss out.

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