Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
1. Don't let my job stress me out to the point that i don't want to do it
2. Focus on positive things in my life more than negative
Well there's 2 I am sure the list will continue to grow and since I'm posting my resolutions here I will have to be held accountable for them.
In other news, Pizza casserole was interesting last night I'm not sure if it came out exactly like it was supposed to but it was good anyway. Relay party and meeting tonight and I am so pumped. I have finally decided what I am getting Jeremiah for Christmas.YAY!!! Anyway I also got my first lay out designed for my wedding scrapbook last night it was exciting and I have to say it turned out pretty good if I can figure out how to post it for all to see I will.
One more thing I would like to have more commenters on my blog I know there are at least a few of you out there reading so just comment for me sometime.
Monday, December 17, 2007
I love coming home from work and snuggling with my husband on the couch, cooking dinner together, then doing the dishes together, and I tell you what there is nothing sexier than the man I married doing chores around the house. I love cuddling with him at night, and I love that he wakes me up from bad dreams and just holds me until I go back to sleep. I love how everything we do is a team effort. I love how when I think things are getting tough he reassures me that we will be fine. I consider myself a very lucky girl to have found such an amazing man to spend my life with.
Plus being married really suits me I seem to really take to settling in and being a wife. I just adore how everything is a first again once you're married. I love getting Christmas cards in the mail with our married name on them. I love hearing someone call me Mrs., and I love signing our Christmas cards. Mr. & Mrs. I am looking forward to the new year and starting our first full year as man and wife. I can't wait to experience life as a married girl. I am looking forward to our first married valentines day, the first day of spring, the summer, my birthday and many other events of the year.
In other news the wedding this past weekend was just beautiful and my husband looked so handsome in his tux. Our roast was a huge success on Thursday and I can't wait to use my crock pot again. We did as I stated earlier get our outside lights up this weekend, as well as almost all our Christmas decorations now as soon as I straighten up the apt. I will take some pictures and post them for you. Also our Choir Christmas performance at church was very successful yesterday morning and we are looking forward to celebrating at the Christmas party on Friday. I can't believe Christmas is so close only 8 days away.
Coming up this week I have my Relay Committee Christmas party tomorrow night we have an ornament exchange planned should be fun. Then we have the young adult Christmas party on Wednesday night at our church, the Choir Christmas party on Friday night, Saturday we are looking forward to a day of rest no work, no weddings, no apt. to clean up. The menu this week consists of pizza casserole tonight which is another first, pork chops, and chicken of some sort I haven't decided yet. Details as to how the menu comes out later this week. I am hoping the week goes by fast since this weekend is 4 days long. Also my husband and I have some Christmas shopping to do. So updates on how that goes as well.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
We decided we should take advantage of the day and use some of our gift cards from the wedding to get our last two sort of essentials for our apt. So armed with giftcards we headed off to Target in search of a can opener, and a trashcan. Luckily we found both along with some Christmas lights for the balcony of our apt. which we plan on putting up tomorrow since yet again I do not have to work. I think my husband thinks I'm crazy sometimes especially when it comes to Christmas stuff because I just love it. I mean it I love it all lights, trees, music, food, family, friends, and of course gifts. I especially really love giving a gift to someone who least expects one from me. He just looks at me like I'm insane everytime we go to the store and I want to look at Christmas stuff. I don't think he'll ever understand my obsession with Christmas he'll just have to live with it.
Anyway so we came home and finally rearranged our spare bedroom into a home office of sorts along with an extra TV for my husband's X-Box 360 which I have banished to that room instead of the living room because I abhor the idea of a gaming system cluttering up the living room. I don't mind that he has it in fact I bought it for him but I just don't want it all over the living room. So after doing that and a few other small little chores around the apt. I finally got to partake in one of my favorite home from work/school because of bad weather activities I baked some chocolate chip cookies. Not only did I get to bake cookies I got to use my new mixer that we had gotten as a shower gift before the wedding and I discovered it works great.
In other news I still haven't finished my Christmas decorating but as soon as I do I will put a picture in my blog so I can show off all my hard work and we are cooking our first roast in our new crockpot tomorrow! I am excited. Details tomorrow about how it goes. Oh and to end today's post I just have to say that I adore being married. There is nothing better than sleeping late in the arms of my husband, running errands all day, then baking cookies together to enjoy. My husband's the best and he makes me so happy. I hope he knows that and never forgets it!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Oh a follow up to my menu planning from last week meat loaf monday was wonderful and I feel pretty confident with cooking it, and then almost fried chicken was delicious on Tuesday those were the only two days I got to cook last week and then this Thursday we are going to try a roast in our new crockpot.
Last thing I have decided to make scrapbooking a regular hobby of mine it's something I've always wanted to do and now I have no real excuse not to. It's a perfect time to start chronicling my life as a newlywed in pictures. I'm going to start with our wedding and honeymoon pictures and then I hope to start an album of our first year married and go forth from there; Anyway wish me luck with that. Oh I have one more thing I have decided to decorate a little bit more for christmas and I'm going to try to post a picture in post when I'm finished with it all. I am not that great at HTML but I am learning.
Updates on scrapbooking and pics of Christmas decorations soon.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
I feel that this year more than any I have grown as a person. Grown in my closeness with God, grown in my pursuit of healthy friendships, grown in my relationship skills both with my family and friends, I have grown in my thinking and setting goals for myself. It has become a realization of mine that things don't have to be extravagant, or over done to be exactly what someone needs. For example I was very unhappy to move from the house I was living in to the tiny little apt. my husband and I now share but it has truly been a learning experience and blessing to set up home and learn how not to stumble over one another. We now enjoy the closeness and comfort. Another example I love Christmas and lots of decorations my husband and I have a simple little tree that I adore it epitomizes that newlywed's first Christmas tree icon of meager beginnings full of hope and love. I love how going home and cooking with my husband in our kitchen is a more attractive option for me than eating out. I truly am disappointed when I don't get to cook at home.
Speaking of cooking I am on a roll with good meals. Monday night I made an awesome meatloaf, and last night we had some really good chicken. I am starting to gain confidence in my abilities to cook and keep a household running smoothly. I still need to finish putting things away but the apt. is really starting to feel like home and I love that.
By the way I must express my gratitude for a sweet present I received last night I got my very first lap top from my father in law he found an inexpensive mac laptop that was waiting for me last night when I got home. A little backstory my husband's mac that is several years old was needing a repair and my father in law found him a similar computer that didn't cost as much as the repair would. I mentioned something about keeping the old laptop and using it myself becaue I'd never had one my husband shared this little tidbit of information with my father in law and the next day I had my very own mac laptop just like my husband's. So I now have a brand new laptop which will mean I can possibly work from home once in a while among other things.
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I love watching the snow fall in the winter while my favorite candle twinkles from my kitchen table, Michael Buble’ sings from my CD player and I reach for a blanket and cuddle close to my husband. I like starry nights, scrap booking, reading in general, and doing something to the best of my ability to the point that I am exhausted from trying to make it the best it possibly can be.
I like walking in the park with my big yellow Labrador tugging at the leash and the autumn leaves falling down all around me signaling change in the world. I like black-and-white photographs and capturing a special moment through a picture, and the way a brightly colored bouquet of Gerber daisies can look so sweet, and yet elegant at the same time. I like psychology and I am the one who will sit and analyze a situation till I am blue in the face. I think piano music is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world just second to a beautiful church choir singing old familiar Christmas carols. I like hot apple cider on a cold winter morning, sitting in bookstores for hours, and the way the mountains of New Mexico look as if they are just awakening to life in the early morning hours from a hot air balloon. I could go on, when I sit down and think about it, there are so many little quirky things that I just love. But they all make me — well . . . me.
But more than all that, especially at this time of year, I realize how much I love my family and friends. I love my mother’s hands, beautiful, weathered and calloused from years of hard work, but perfect for wiping a tear from my face, or holding my hand and squeezing the day of my wedding right before I got ready to walk down the aisle. I love the way my great nephew, Daniel, smiles at me for no apparent reason whenever I play with him. I love the way my sister Christina smiles when she laughs really hard, the way my sister Ronda says hello with her whole face, I love the way my husband hugs me and the way his arm feels when they are wrapped around me at night. I love the way all my beautiful friends faces light up when they smile, and the elation I could hear in Kelli’s voice when I called her after she texted me to tell me she and Derek were officially engaged, or the look of happiness I will see on Jamie’s face as she graduates from college and takes her next steps into the world in just a few days and then later that night the looks of love that will be on Danny and Allison’s faces as they exchange marriage vows surrounded by family and friends. Christmas is full of fun traditions and memories that make me smile. Being around my family and friends this time of year is like being surrounded by a net of warmth and hope.
I don’t know what this year has been like for you. For me it’s been pretty great I got married and joined my heart with the man of my dreams but there has been some heartache as well. I see a string of broken hearts all around me. I remember saying goodbye to my nephews who are being shipped to Iraq, my brother in law’s car accident, my friend’s little daughter spending enormous amounts of time in the hospital for a disease the doctors couldn’t pin point at first and I can think of at least a few more moments I’d love to just erase. People I know who are following Him with their whole hearts are still feeling discouragement, doubt, and fear.
Still, if there’s any time of the year we can remember to cling to hope, it’s this time of year. Like the huge bright star shining in the night a couple thousand years ago, He still burns in our hearts. We are His and we are so loved. I love all of my friends to the point that I experience their pain and joys right alongside of them at times, but I still know nothing of what God experiences with us everyday. Every thought we have every little twinge of fear, happiness or pain He is right there with us. My prayer this Holiday season is that I never forget that.
Monday, December 3, 2007
So I spent most of my Friday at the dentist office getting a root canal and getting lectured for not getting my tooth fixed sooner. I didn't know that a chipped tooth and an infection in your gums can cause a myriad of other health problems like the headaches I was having that would not go away. Being so sick over Thanksgiving, and many many other little annoyances I had been dealing with. So needless to say my crying fit on Thursday was actually a blessing in disguise because it saved me from even more health problems later.
Saturday proved to be a much better day my husband and I babysat with my two neices for my brother. We had a blast, we made, Christmas cards, and bookmarks, ornaments, they helped us put up our Christmas tree, and we made christmas cookies complete with red and green icing and sprinkles. After putting up our Christmas tree I am very much in the Christmas spirit and am loving my Christmas music on the radio at work. We are preparing for our Christmas program at church and I am gathering my address list not only for thank you cards, but also for Christmas cards. Life is settling into a nice little routine and we are finally getting the hang of being newlyweds.
In other news I decided to get brave this week and try some of the many new recipes that I was given at my bridal shower. This is a huge step for me because I have a fear of cooking and I have no confidence in my abilities yet I'm going to try we will see how it goes. I will let you know at the end of the week how the menu planning went. Happy December everyone.