Friday, February 27, 2009

Ask Me Anything! & TGIF!

I don't know about you all but TGIF! for me I'm so ready for this weekend.
Then again I say that every weekend. he he I think I just live for weekends.
Someday maybe I'll enjoy what I do so much I won't just be a slave for the weekend.

So in honor of the weekend and my upcoming 150th post I'm at 147 right now.

I'm going to host an ask me anything. I've seen a couple of my blog friends do this and I always think it's neat to find out what people really want to know about you.

So Ask me anything in the comments below and next week on my 150th post on Tuesday I will post the answers.


Mrs. A

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

Today is my big sister's birthday we're not celebrating til Saturday because well she's a tax acct. and doesn't exactly get the day off but I wanted to acknowledge that today is the day. So Happy Birthday Sis!!

I actually finally signed up for cake decorating classes and I start on Sunday I can't wait and I'm so excited!!! Be prepared to see my practice cakes in pictures no matter how bad they are.

I don't feel like I have much to write about today last night I had a team Relay meeting but nothing was really set in stone so I feel kind of out in limbo at the moment.

Maybe I'll be imspired to write more and better later.

Sorry for the short non-sense post :(

Mrs. A

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's going on in my head Wednesday

I heard a song on the radio this morning and was late to work because I literally had to pull over because I was blinded by tears. It hit me so hard I felt like God was punching me in the stomach saying this is especially for you now please listen.

The song is "The Motions" by Matthew West.

"This might hurt, It’s not safe, But I know that I got to make a change, I don’t care if I break, Least I’ll be feeling something,

Because just okay, is not enough, Help me fight through the nothingness of this life,

I don’t want to go through the motions, I don’t want to go one more day, Without Your all consuming, Passion inside of me, I don’t want to spend my whole life askin’, What if I had given everything? Instead of going through the motions,

No regrets, not this time, Gonna let me heart defeat my mind, Let your love make me whole, I think I’m finally feeling something,

Because Just okay, is not enough, Help me fight through the nothingness of this life,

Cause I, don’t want to go through the motions, I don’t want to go one more day, Without Your all consuming, Passion inside of me, I don’t want to spend my whole life askin’, What if I had given everything? Instead of going through the motions,

(Take me all the way), Take me all the way, (Take me all the way), Because I don’t want to go through the motions, (Take me all the way), Now I’m finally feeling something, (Take me all the way)

I don’t want to go through the motions"

Powerful words huh?

This song literally made me bawl my eyes out because the truth of the matter is I've been skating by on just reading my Bible and going to church and my heart has been telling me for a while it's not enough.

Sure I have prayer time but I don't really focus on being in God's presence. I don't want to be just another church going Christian. I want to be on fire for the Lord. I've been hitting my snooze button in the mornings instead of getting up and doing my devotional and I've been neglecting my prayer life. I've been using the excuses of we don't have a church home and I have insomnia to get out of doing my part in furthering my Christian walk. I often sit back and wait for God to do great things for me when I should be pursuing Him and asking what great things can I do for You?

Nothing like a song on the radio that makes you cry your eyes out to realize that God is speaking to you. Sometimes I believe that God knows at times (more often than I would like to admit)this is the only way to truly shake me.

Do any of you ever have moments like that where you feel as though God is hitting you over the head with something and say hey you listen to me!!!

I am making the choice today to not hit snooze in the morning and truly take my mornings to be in His presence, and to ask what great things can I do for my Great God?

"The early hours are of particular importance in shaping our day. Morning is a holy time. A chance to start again. A time to expect the best from God. An opportunity to search for and focus on the good news:

more later......

Mrs. A

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Randomness

Last night was so relaxing and something I desperately needed it was nice that my only responsibility was to come home do light upkeep type housework and enjoy dinner with Jeremy. In addition to those things I also on my lunch break yesterday had stopped by the Dollar Store that's close to my job to pick up some St. Patrick's Decorations now I have festive decorations on my kitchen and coffee tables. I will take pictures tonight.

I got to brush up on my driving skills a bit before dinner with some MarioKart which was fun but I kept running off cliffs thank goodness I'm not that bad of a driver in real life.

Oh and the best part last night I got the best night's sleep I've had in months with no sleeping medication it was glorious and even though I lingered slightly too long in bed this morning I should've got up when my alarm went off I still woke up for the most part feeling rested and ready to take on the day. There isn't much I wouldn't give to have that feeling everyday.

This is shaping up to be a great week and God's goodness is so evident to me in times like this when I just feel at peace.

Don't get me wrong I love my hectic fast paced life most of the time but sometimes it's nice just to slow down for a while.

More Later.....

Mrs. A

Monday, February 23, 2009

weekend re-cap and Monday goals

Well my weekend was very productive and I hope all of yours were too.

I got our apartment all rearranged and now it feels humongous which is a good thing since even though I really dislike it looks like we'll be there for a while unless God plops something in my lap.

I got all of my laundry caught up
scrubbed my kitchen from top to bottom
vacuumed all of my floors and baseboards
scrubbed my bathroom floors still have to do the counters
re-organized the closets
changed laundered and ironed the sheets on my bed
and dusted every bookcase nook and cranny that could possible collect dust.

We got to also have a bit of fun this weekend when we got our tax return we decided to split it between savings and a fun purchase so here's what we bought this weekend.

along with

I'm not usually a fan of video games in general.So I was a little nervous when Mr. A suggested we purchase one of these, but I have to admit I have had a blast playing the sports and racing in MarioKart. It's a fun evening activity that we can do together. Instead of the usual me scrapping or crafting and him writing or playing his other video games.

I am feeling quite good about the week ahead and after a few weeks of crazy busyness and non stop meetings. I am ready for a quiet week at home. Although I have to admit it started out bad with dizziness, and nosebleeds. I'm not sure what the cause of that was but the day is turning out to be not that bad.

Weekly Goals:

Now that the apartment is clean keep it that way by doing a nightly pick up
keep up with morning Bible study time
eat at home all week
finish the March budget
now that the table is clean eat at the table at least twice a week again

I only have one free week for a while so I plan on enjoying it to the fullest.
Tonight is my guilty pleasure TV show "Heroes" and I plan on playing lots of Wii games.

Hope you all have a fabulous week.

Mrs. A

Friday, February 20, 2009

Relay For Life Update

Hi friends,
I'm sorry I feel like I've been MIA for ever but I have been working on some very exciting things for our Relay For Life event and felt that they needed my full attention. Oh gosh where do I start there is so much going on.

First of all the one of the biggest things is the Thunder NBA team have agreed to host a Relay For Life benefit night complete with Relay videos, a guest speaker and the coolest part our survivors will get to line the tunnel when the Thunder run out at the beginning of the game. How stinking cool is that?!!! I am so ridiculously excited and have been working on choosing videos and editing the speech that will be given that night it's going to be awesome!!!

2nd our City mayor is doing a Relay For Life proclamation video that we get to run on local news stations and he has made the statement he just might show up at Relay!!!

last but not least we are up 30 teams now 17 online and 13 in paperwork we're halfway to our 60 team goal. Our sponsor money is starting to come in as well and we're about 1/4 of our way to our sponsor goal.

This Relay is blowing up in ways I couldn't even imagine and I just thank God it's been an amazing year already and I can't wait to see what the next few month's bring.

So my dear ones that is why I have been missing from the blogging world I've been working on making our Relay event a huge success and I think we're succeeding. I wish all of you lived in my city so I could give you tickets to the game!!

I will write soon and I promise back to regular blogging as soon as some of this craziness is behind me.

With Love,

Mrs. A

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


So my blog is taking longer to fix than I'd Like but I'm just going to start writing anyway.

Mr. A and I had a lovely Valentines day we woke up late lazed around went shopping, then came home got dressed and had a lovely dinner at Junior's Restauarant. It was crowded but we still enjoyed ourselves.

We left the restaurant and went home to watch Fireproof the movie. I didn't really know what to expect and I'd heard mixed reviews. Ok so the acting is a little off at times and there are some "preachy" moments but over all I really thought the film had a great message. It touched on the dangers of taking your partner for granted, the dangers of emotionally opening yourself up to someone who is not you spouse during times of conflict, the pull and corruption of unhealthy addictions, and remembering to take the time to do the little things. I thought it had a great message and I think any engaged or married couple who has not yet seen this film should see it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Busy evening ahead.

I'm going to go to the hospital to see my friend's new baby.
Then off to the gym with Jeremy who will inevitably kick my behind while we're there.

Then home to bake a carrot cake and who knows what else for tomorrow's Valentines celebration at work.

Should be a fun night!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

my life had other plans

That include my insomnia returning for going on 3 days now. :(

Be back soon.

Oh but I think I figured out what the problem was with my page but now I have to re-upload all of my pictures.

See culprit below

one should never leave their nosy labrador alone with their lap top.

LOL just kidding this is the pic that went on my Relay fundraising page. We got this super cute picture and then decided to write my fundraising letter we e-mail out to family and friends from our dog's perspective.

check it out here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

as you can see

My minor disagreement with my flickr page turned into an all out brawl. I hope to get it fixed tonight.

Friday, February 6, 2009

excuse the mess!

I had a minor disagreement with my flickr page which made some of my photos disappear.

I'll have it all back up and running by Monday.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Well my outlook is improving after tonight's fabulous Relay For Life Team Cap't Meeting.
We had a nice turn out and a great set up. I'm really happy with the general direction of our event.

As promised:

Here are pictures of my yummy food from SuperBowl Sunday.

My really yummy chicken wings.
One thing I'll do differently next time is line the pan with foil so as to prevent sticking. Because the skins stuck quite a bit to my pan.


My queso dip that had way too much garlic in it.


and my carrot cake before and after icing. I personally think it looks better before icing but the cream cheese icing was so good!!



Last night we had our first Team Captain's Meeting for Relay For Life and I was thrilled with the turnout!! Here are few pictures plus one group committee shot.




Tonight Jeremy and I are attending a birthday party for our honorary Oklahoma grandfather it should be a fun filled night of food and family.

Saturday we are attending "Forever For Real" which is a marriage conference put on by the Oklahoma Marriage Iniative. I am excited it should be a fun filled day of learning great tools to keep our marriage going strong!!

Sunday is my father in law's church's Relay For Life team meeting which they have asked me to be at.

So it's a busy weekend for me, but at least it's a fun busy.

Hope all of you have a fabulous weekend.

Mrs. A

I'm such a horrible blogger

Dear Friends forgive me this week has been long and I can't say enough times

"thank God tomorrow is Friday"

hopefully I have those pictures as promised tomorrow.

But for now a short "What's Going On In my mind" Post.

My Favorite Hymn of all time is "Victory In Jesus"

Not sure why it just is I love the rhythms and the words so beautiful.

Anyway I awoke singing this hymn this morning and I kept singing one line over and over again.

"and then I cried dear Jesus, come & heal my broken spirit and some sweet day I'll sing up there the song of victory"

I have no idea why I woke up with this song in my head I haven't heard it in months but I can't help but think that my sweet Heavenly Father was telling me it's ok to cry out to Him when I don't understand something or I am feeling hurt.

Sometimes I feel like I have to be the ice queen and not show emotions at all but I know that's not the truth I should be free to cry out to my Jesus in pain, in happiness, in sorrow and in triumph.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am so thankful you are always there to lend a listening ear no matter the turmoil I may be facing or victories I may be celebrating. I ask that you give me a hunger and a desire to come to you each day with my joys and my pains and to help me understand it's ok to cry on your shoulder when I need to.


Monday, February 2, 2009

thank you

Thank you ladies so much for your hugs and prayers they were much needed and appreciated I am doing much better after a few days of meditation and prayer. I am feeling like my old self again sometimes it takes a reality check for me to remember that sometimes people hurt you and you just have to pray for the hurt to heal.

I'd gotten so caught up in being happy that I'd prayed for her when I didn't want to I forgot to pray for myself that my hurt be healed. God is good indeed and I am realizing what the world thinks of me isn't near as important as what HE thinks of me.

When I get home I've got pictures from yummy food yesterday although I didn't get everything made I did get make some awesome chicken wings, some not so great queso I put too much garlic in it, and a really awesome carrot cake.

I've also got pictures of my soon to be pantry and the new TV that my husband is in love with.

Tonight I'm going to home to do light housework and indulge in my guilty pleasure TV show "Heroes" I don't know why but I love this crazy show.

More later.........

Mrs. A