Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day #774

Today, I came across this verse and find that God can provide the message that you need the most when you least expect it.

Romans 5:3
"Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;"

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Day #728








Almost 2 years!





In 48 hours, Mr. M and I head off to the great state of California to enjoy San Fransisco and wine country as we celebrate two great years on Monday. Now cue Uncle Jesse and

the theme music...






This morning, I discovered that our local newspaper made us the feature couple of their ad for engagement and wedding announcements. The timing of this is perfect!



My how time has flown by...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day #644



This is how my week has been.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hardly Working


I saw this on The Blog Is Mine and thought it was great.


Especially the Fantasy Football part...


OnlineMBA.com




[Source: OnlineMBA.com]

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day #622


Happy Birthday Dad!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day #620



Thankful Tuesday…

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.

This Tuesday I'm thankful for my church and the fellowship it brings…

While we are probably some of its youngest members, I do enjoy our church family. It has introduced Mr. M and me to a different group of people that we would not have met outside of Central. Each month, someone from our 20/30 Young Adults group will host a dinner and invite the rest of the group. We even get together for a baby showers as Mr. M and I are hosting the next one at our house in a few weeks. Overall, it’s a great group of people that have taught us a lot over the last few years.







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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Day #613

Thankful Tuesday…

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.

I'm so very thankful for our Military.




You can not place a price tag of the services that they provide us. It is such a large sacrifice that they {and their families} give to us and one that I feel that we can not every repay.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Day #612



I made the video. :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day #606

Thankful Tuesday…

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.

This Tuesday I'm thankful for my fuzzy children Felix and Oscar.




Soon to turn 8 this upcoming May, Felix and Oscar are pretty content and happy cats. Each as a distinct personality as Oscar could be a stand in for Garfield and Felix thinks that he's thirteen and loves to slam doors around the house {last night he locked himself in the guest bathroom} but we love them and wouldn't trade them for the world.

Day #605




Heard this song on the radio and I've been singing it all morning.

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Day #600



600 days! Where did the time go? I'm one very lucky, lucky girl.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Day #599



Thankful Tuesday…

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.

This Tuesday I'm thankful for these three girls....


{From left to right: Me, Charlea, Jessica (in the back) and Samantha torturing Charlea}


{From left to right: Samantha, Charlea, Me and Jessica on my wedding day}

My sisters Jessica, Samantha and Charlea.

There is no need for the TV to be on when we're all together because we're all talking a mile a minute. I appreciate their honesty, their creativity and the genuine thoughtfulness. Even though we all now live in different cities miles apart, we do try to get together a few times a year. There are days that they do drive me bonkers but I am blessed with a great family.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day #593

Thankful Tuesday…(err Wednesday)

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.

Sorry for the delay!

My parents on their wedding day.

With the joy of 5 inches of now also comes issues with power. Today was the first day of actually seeing people since church on Sunday. Talk about Cabin Fever.

Today I'm thankful for my parents. My parents gave me the foundation to be successful and believed in every creative {aka crazy} idea that I had while growing up. They fueled my creativity instead of ignoring it. For example in 5th grade, my Social Science class homework was to make up an island that feature different geographical regions {rivers, mountains, beach, etc.}. Instead of turning in a drawing, I turned in a cookie map of my island. The mountains were Hershey kisses and the rivers were made of icing. My teacher was so impressed that he called the local newspaper to come and take a photo of this map {hello small town} and I made the paper. Needless to say I got an A.

My parents could have taken the easy route, handed me some markers and let me draw something typical but instead they encourage me to think outside the box.

Fast forward to my college days when I was applying for the chapter consultant job with the Delta Zeta Sorority. They asked me write about what personal tools or traits I would use on the road while traveling. Instead of writing about them, I sent them a real toolbox filled with things like a mirror {because I tried to reflect positively on the sorority}, a watch {time management} and so on. It made such an impression that they brought up the tool box several times during my interview and allowed me to stand out amongst the 400 + candidates.

If I had not been taught at an early age to think creatively, I don't think I would be where I am today. It is my parents guidance {and patience} that allowed me to be successful and for that I am eternally thankful.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day #585

Thankful Tuesday…

Every Tuesday, I take a moment to give thanks to one thing that I’m thankful for in my life. Some of my blessings are sweet and some of them are silly but all of them are important to me.





This Tuesday, I am thankful for Mr. M. Without him, I would not have a reason to write I Love You Days. He really is the rock in our relationship, patient with me {and our odd ball cats} and I’m lucky we found each other almost 12 years ago.

Who knew that a baseball game would be so important?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day #584

Happy 2011!



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I told Mr. M that this is going to be "our year" in accomplishing some of our goals.

Here are the main three:

1. Saying A Prayer of Thanks.
Each morning I plan to say a prayer of "thanks" versus a prayer of wants. Sometimes we just need to remember to count our blessings.

2. Spend less. Save more.
{Simple to say, hard to do in practice}

3. Update this blog more.
With my job change in the beining of 2010, my main focus was to keep my head above water. My goal is to not to neglect you all out there {including my dad} when it comes to my updates.