God gave me you for the ups and downs. God gave me you for the days of doubt. And for when I think I've lost my way, there are no words here left to say, it's true, God gave me you.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Totally Thoughts for Thursday...

It's been raining... all. day. long. No complaints here though! We soooo desperately need it! I wish it would wash away every bit of those pollen allergies!
This is my view from work. Not too shabby. But I'd much rather be snuggled in a cool bed...

&& not staring at this all day, but I will take some Taco Casa!
My prayers and thoughts do go out to those who have been affected by Issac!

So very random, but have y'all tried out the sally hansen nail salon effects???? Maddie and I are OBSESSED! Best invention ever!!! They are so easy to apply. They are a little pricey but, they last for literally forever! && you can find them on eBay for 1/4 the price! They come off pretty easy too! I tried this one this week and I think it may be my favorite design yet...
Here's a couple other's I've done. I'm telling you go get you some! You can thank me later!
These would be awesome for Alabama football coming up!!!

Just to prove my point... Maddie and I got this whole bundle on eBay over the summer for around $20! I think we've only used 3 packs!

 Speaking of....
Football Season is this weekend! Where did this year go!?!?! I'm in a house divided but not really. lol We both root for GA & AL except when they play each other! This time of year I love bein in the south!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday in Photos, Updates, & a twentieth 29th Birthday!

It's Monday! And I'm actually not sad about it! No, really! This weekend was relaxing and I accomplished so much so I was just ready to take on the week! I'm linking up with Ashlee & Savanah for Phone Photo Fun Monday to share about the weekend...

We spent most of the weekend cleaning! Like, wash all the curtains and maybe dust kind of cleanin'! I've been so busy with work and don't feel like we even got a spring that I just have neglected the hardcore cleaning around the house! I don't know how my laundry got this backed up! If you know me, you know my laundry schedule! I do a load a night! Don't ask! I have no clue how two people use so many clothing items in a day! Boo attempted to help but laundry is my thing so I think after I refolded the third item he tried at, he went back to his game on tv! ha He did however, put it all up :)
 So i was left with a clean living room!

I even took all the eyes and inserts out of the stove and washed those! So now that we have a clean house, let's see how long two people can keep it up! ha

While I was at my cleaning spree, I even rearranged the furnture, created so much more space in the living room and redecorated for FREE!

This spot in the living room is usually bare aside from my Pinterest inspired pallet frame. I borrowed a book shelf and some small decorations from other rooms and made a little nook! Love how it turned out!

 I tried a new recipe with stuff I just had on hand! All it consisted of was frozen hashbrowns, cream of chicken, cooked chicken, sour cream, and cheese. It was DE-LISH!

My addiction to Pinterest got a little more intense this weekend.... The stand on the back of this frame broke but I just couldnt see throwing it away.
Other than that, we got some much needed relaxation. We also tried out a new church yesterday. We have known a guy for a while who just gives off this glow for God's love. His inspirational, caring, and loving personality are unlike anyone I've ever met. We finally took up his offer to attend service with him. I'm so glad we did! It was a more modern day church but we loved it! College has just started back up here in town so it was full of young folks seeking the Lord which made me smile! It was a big step for Brandt and I, and we can't wait to go back!
OH, and..... today is my sweet mommy's twentieth 29th birthday! I don't even know how that works, but every since I can rememeber, she's been turning 29! ha So, even though it's weird you're only 4 years older than me now mom, I love you always and forever! Happy Birthday!
 ~Around your fifth 29th birthday maybe? :)
Mom & I
And maybe the best news of the weekend.... this sweet boy
came home from Children's Hospital! Still not 100% better, but God is good and docs are working on finding out more!
I don't know what I'd do without my little comedian! Seriously, you have not met a funnier kid!

Happy Mondeee y'all!

Friday, August 24, 2012


My precious little brother is in pretty serious condition. His poor little body struggles with being anaphylactic (?). This means he is extremely allergic to peanuts; like just being in the same vicinity is a huge NO NO! Yesterday something went terribly wrong and he was exposed to something which caused him to have an allergic reaction. He is currently being treated in Atlanta. I know the blog world does wonders with prayers so I wanted to share this with you all and please ask for your help. I appreciate any and all your kind words and thoughts. Thanks loves!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I am alive!

Whew! It has been a crazy last couple of months for this work-a-holic! We had a huge project that little ole' me somehow became in charge of and was working literally 70 + hours a week! Sunday was the last evening to work overtime so now I'm back to having a life! Thank the Good LORD! I have so much to catch up on! My little sister graduated back in May, and now she's in college making me feel super old! My other little sissy had a birthday. Oh and there was July 4th, Bandit's ear problems, and most recently my asthma attacks! Yikes! However, I think I've proven to my bossman just how loyal and committed I am to my position. Saturday night I went to the local doc-in-a-box because I was having an attack come on but these have become the norm for me lately. I know, not so good. Anyway, after two steroid shots, 3 breathing treatments, and 60 mg of oral steroids, my oxygen level would not rise above 88. I knew I had one last day on my project for work and I just couldn't bare with the idea of leaving my boss empty handed in front of a judge after all the work we had put into it! So I sent him this text:
(It had to be documented that I was advised several times pretty harshly to go to the ER and be pumped full of steroids through an IV)

I also included in the text something along the lines of "I literally put my life on the line for my job :)"

Steroids have been doing their job and I'm on the way to feeling better. Thankfully no hospital visits have had to take place either! Oxygen is back up to 92 so there has been some improvement. Boo and I did a lot of research last night on home remedies for asthmatics. Who would have thought, daily massages can be extremely helpful at opening your airways and to suppress swelling? So we jumped on that last night! ha

Promise to catch up so soon!