Friday, June 19, 2009

A Tribute to the World's Greatest Daddy and Husband

If you are not sure what to get your DH for Father's Day look no further! Why don't you make him a digital scrapbook full of wonderful memories? There are lots of different options out there for this purpose, but one that is super easy to use is Smilebox. Once you download the software to your computer your project is only a few clicks away! All of the designs are free, but to print, add your own music, save to a DVD, etc. you will have to pay. Here is one I made this afternoon as Mackaylan was napping in honor of her wonderful daddy and my fabulous husband! Have a great Fafher's Day weekend!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One of my new faves....

Just wanted to share one of my new favorite songs! I pray that you take a few minutes to let the words of this song penetrate your heart and lead you into a time of worship before you continue on with your day! Praise the Lord that "There is a God!!"

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Birthday, Boyce!

born 10 yrs. ago today
named after both of his great-grandfathers
has accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior
loves sports- especially baseball and basketball
video/computer game fanatic
plays in the Dolcimer ensemble at school
a math whiz kid
wonderful sense of humor
MP3 choir member
big brother
enjoys reading
wants to be a professional umpire
likes eating cheese grits, poptarts, pizza and chicken
friend to many
the one who made me an aunt
...and much more!

Happy Birthday, Boyce!
Your Uncle Mickey and I are so proud of the
young man you are becoming.
We love you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Recipe for FUN!

Recipe for FUN
(Just a few ingredients are needed!)
A handful of great friends:
A Slip-N-Slide w/ lots of cool water:
And a bottle of dishwashing liquid and/or bubble bath (for the ultimate sliding experience):
Follow the recipe above and you will enjoy a wonderful summer afternoon!
WARNING: If your eyes come in contact with the soap, be sure to flush out with lots of cool water and a little dose of TLC!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge

So, I have decided to join Heather at Fit 'N Fabulous for a weight loss challenge. For those of you who know me, I am sure you are thinking...."Here she goes again!" I really struggle with losing weight. I have been on a diet, or at least have thought about being on a diet, since I was 8 years old. I remember that visit to the doctor's office like it was yesterday... Dr. Lyle, orange sundress, white gown, the dreaded word- DIET, and many tears!! Since then it has been a never-ending battle. I have tried everything from counting calories to liquid diets to diet pills. Now, it's time to use common sense and make a permanent lifestyle change! I know what to do... I need to eat an apple instead of a Snickers. I need to walk on the treadmill instead of sleeping a little longer. I need to drink water instead of Pepsi. I need to forgive myself when I slip up and recommit to the plan instead of letting one poor choice lead to a day, a week and eventually a month of poor decisions. And the list goes on....

In hopes of keeping myself motivated I made a list of reasons why I wanted to lose weight:
- to wear my original wedding band again
- to wear the many items of clothing that are taking up space in my closet
- to shop at regular clothing stores, not just ones with plus-size clothing
- to set a good example for my DD
- overall health
- to have a healthy pregnancy sometime soon
- to feel better

After losing the weight (30 lbs is a reasonable goal to get started), I want to:
- get family pictures made
- buy a pair of cute PJs
- go dancing with Mickey
- visit someplace tropical/beachy

Well, wish me luck! The challenge officially starts tomorrow. If you want to join, head on over to Heather's blog and give her your stats. Good luck!