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Saturday Seven

Seven things I’m thankful for on this lovely Saturday morning.

1. My husband is coming home today! We’ve missed him. 🙂

2. All sickness has left our house! After over a week of off-and-on not feeling well and having sick little boys every other day, I’m glad to see it gone!

3. Yesterday was payday for my husband. There are lots of things I could complain about when he is on storm, but thankfully payday isn’t one of them. I am very blessed to have a man that works hard and has a career that allows me to be home with our sweet, wild boys.

4. I’m getting caught up on my work duties, finally. I am so glad I have patient clients. The last few weeks have been crazy.

5. This weekend I will go to the grocery store and buy milk,eggs, and fresh fruits and vegetables for my family. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you can spend freely, we often forget how many people in the world don’t have this luxury. Sometimes I get really annoyed because there are things I want to buy, but they just aren’t in the budget, but I try to remember that I have more food (and healthy stuff at that) in my kitchen than a lot of others.

6. I have two little boys that are taking naps right now.

7. This might be the biggest one of all for today…..I’m thankful Lincoln had decorative scissors instead of regular scissors in his hand when he tried to cut my hair this morning while I slept! (the kind that cuts pretty edges and pretty much only work on paper) I’m also thankful that I woke up to the snip, snip sound to take them away from him before he did damage to anything!

What’s your Saturday Seven? If you want to post it on your own blog, send me a link. I’d love to read it. 🙂

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I’m back with Thirteen Thirsday!

I’ve been such a bad blogger! Life has just been insanely crazy lately, and I haven’t had the time to sit down and type out an entry. I have LOTS to blog about though! Over Christmas break, expect blogging overload from me. Hehe, I still have photos from Halloween to post! Anyway, here is my 13 Thursday list….

13 Things I’m Happy About Today

1. This semester is almost over! I wasn’t sure if I’d survive it for a while.

2. My husband is home every night now! It was definitely an adjustment (the mess in our house says so!), but we are loving it.

3. I have no class tomorrow. Yippee! I do however, have to take 3 online quizzes and an online test this weekend. Ick.

4. I finally got the instructor for my online class to go back and correct grading mistakes on my last quiz. (I made 20/20, but some of the questions were wrong, so it said I made 17/20.)

5. Tonight is the Christmas parade! I really, really hope we get to go. If we do, this will be the first time Steven and I have been to the parade together.

6. I am slowly but steadily getting caught up on photo editing. I think I might actually have everything finished in time for Christmas gifts.

7. I have a lot of my Christmas shopping done. I’m not finished, but definitely making good progress.

8. Our anniversary trip is only 2 weeks away! I can not wait. I so need a break!

9. I actually made it to class on time today. I didn’t think I would because I woke up late.

10. I am completely finished with 1 of my 5 classes this semester.

11. The wedding album I ordered came in today!

12. My husband has finally agreed to let me buy an automatic litter box! Woohoo! Now if only I can convince myself to part with the money…

13. The weekend has arrived…finally. 🙂

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It’s back! Ten Things Tuesday!

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Unfortunately, life has gotten hectic, and I haven’t been the faithful Tuesday blogger I used to be. (Sorry, Heather!) I’m back though, at least for today.

Things I am thankful for…

1. My first class on Tuesday and Thursday is only 1 hr. 15 min. long. Any longer and I’d go totally crazy. 🙂

2. My wonderful husband.

3. My husband’s job – not only does he love it, but it allows me to concentrate on my education and doing what I love, photography.

4. Starbucks and muffins. Yum.

5. Monday morning bible study time.

6. I get my rings back tomorrow! Oh I can’t wait!

7. Emerald hasn’t eaten her newest chew toy!

8. Steven is done with storm work for now! Yay! Let’s just hope we get a good break before ice storms start rolling in.

9. My yard is mowed.

10. My online class. If only some of my regular classes could be online classes…


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Time for Ten Things Tuesday Again!

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Here we are again, another Tuesday! I’ll try to keep up with this more, now that I know at least one person depends on it for entertainment. (I love you, Heather!) I’ll admit, I’ve been sort of grumpy the last few days with the husband being gone, so I’m going to use this as an excuse to be happy today.

1. My husband’s hardworking nature. He could work circles around me.

2. The friendly lady at Wal-Mart this morning. She let me check out at the customer service desk because all the lines were so long, and she was so nice and happy.

3. Dollar Tree. I’ve gotten some great fall decor items there in the last few days!

4. Cooler weather. I was getting really tired of the heat and humidity.

5. Hurricane season paychecks. Ok, as much as I hate Steven being gone, it is nice to know that we have that extra money for things we need (as in a new mower, but that’s a whole ‘nother post. I’ll do that one of these days!). And I do enjoy the new tv…

6. I have made A’s on the first two quizzes of my online class! Very thankful for that. This is the first online class I have taken, so I was a little nervous at first.

7. Courtney cake! I’m craving it right now…

8. Today I am thankful to be out of the house. Normally, I love being at home, but today dogs decided to go on a barking spree over anything and everything. All morning. It was driving me nuts. I even left for class 30 minutes early.

9. My essay printed correctly on the first try this morning! I forgot to buy a new ink cartridge yesterday, so I just knew I’d have trouble printing it at school this morning before class, but I didn’t.

10. Cell phones! I don’t know what we would do without them. I’d go crazy if I couldn’t talk to Steven everyday.


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Ten Things Tuesday

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1. I was able to get all the books I needed within the first week of classes!

2. My last class of the day ended early today.

3. My 11:00 class is canceled for Thursday.

4. Steven was able to call me today.

5. A new Nicholas Sparks movie is coming out soon!!!! Nights in Rodanthe (which is one of my favorite N.S. books) will be in theaters on September 26!!! It is a Friday night, and I have already made plans to go see it with Lauren.

6. The Jonesboro Library has section on their site where you can recheck your books online. I love this feature! It is definitely a gas saver for me. You can also look online to see what books they have on the shelves.

7. Because of the construction going on at the library, I get to keep the two books I checked out last month until October! I love to read, but with classes starting back, sometimes it is hard to find time.

8. I get to sleep a little later in the morning. Well, as late as my dogs will let me. That is usually not more than 30 minutes.

9. My toe nails are painted! I finally got a chance to redo them this past weekend. Having painted toes always makes me feel a little prettier.

10. I have something fun in the works with my new friend, Kendy…..


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Ten Things Tuesday

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Today I’m thankful for the following.

1. Fat free vanilla pudding cups. Yummy.

2. Getting paid. Who doesn’t like having a little cash stashed away for random stops at Sonic or weekly (sshhh! It’s a secret!) trips to Hobby Lobby?

3. My nieces. I wish I could see them more often. I love their cute little faces, Hanna’s sweet giggle, and the funny things they do.

4. Tomorrow is trash day. I know you are all thinking that is a very strange thing to be thankful for. Well, I forgot to put the trash out last week, so the big can outside is full, and our little one in the kitchen is on the verge of not shutting. I can NOT forget tomorrow. That would be bad.

5. The daily laughs I share with my husband, even if it is just one small one. I love to laugh, and it is even better to have someone to laugh with.

6. This is a great web site. It helps me keep track of all the books I have read, own, want to read, and any other categories I choose to create. Oh it is spiffy! Go sign up. And add me as your friend. 🙂

7. My sweet husband and the ways he loves me. This morning when I explained that I hadn’t gotten more than 5 hours of sleep he said, “Well, go let the dogs out, and when they come back in- go back to bed.” He said this, even though he had to get up early and go to work. Aaah, that is love! 🙂

8. I have an awful lot of mosquitoes in my house (not a good thing) – NOT spiders (an even worse thing)!

9. My printer has finally decided to cooperate with me and print on cardstock! Woohoo! Let the scrapbooking proceed.

10. The watermelon in my fridge. Yummy. It will be a nifty breakfast tomorrow.


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Ten Things Tuesday…On Wednesday

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10 Things I’m Thankful For

1. My husband is coming home tomorrow!
2. I have another photography session scheduled for next week.
3. I’m going to the river this weekend!
4. My new baby niece is coming to visit next week.
5. My friend, Ashley, is soon to be a mommy! She and her husband have wanted and loved this baby for a very, very long time and I am so incredibly excited for them. They are going to be great parents!
6. I have not caught the stomach virus that has been going around our church.
7. I will soon be starting back to school. I’m not excited about some of the classes, but I’m excited and very thankful that I only have 9 months left! Woohoo!
8. I am very thankful for my relationship with my husband.
9. My husband makes me laugh. I always said I wanted a guy with a sense of humor like my dad. Oh boy, be careful what you wish for! haha
10. I have had time to read this summer. I love losing track of time because I’m into a good book.

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Ten Things Tuesday

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1. My bathroom is almost finished!

2. My craft room is organized!

3. Saturday, one of my best friends is getting married! I’m so happy for Jess and Alex.

4. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel with my kitchen and dining room! I was beginning to think that project would never end.

5. There are only 5 more days until I leave for the beach! I am so, so very thankful that my hardworking husband is letting me go to the beach for a few days while he is stuck at work.

6. I am thankful that my hotel room at the beach is being paid for by someone else! Someone I have never even met!
-No worries. I’m not going with a stranger! I am going with my aunt, two cousins, and two of their friends. The step-dad of the other two boys is paying for our room just for taking the boys! I don’t think that man has any idea what a blessing he is to me!

7. There are only 2 more days until my wonderful husband comes home! I can’t wait to see him. I also can’t wait to see his face when he sees how much work I’ve done this week. *Gasp* Did I just use the “w” word? haha

8. I am probably going back to work this fall, doing a job I will actually enjoy! Woohoo!

9. I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband that has provided me this summer off from work. It has been so nice to get things done around the house and actually have time to spend with Steven when he comes home. It has also given me the opportunity to work toward my dream career.

10. I have been given the opportunity to plan a wonderful party for my great-grandmother. She will be 90 years old in September, and I found out today that her sister is going to be able to come all the way from Oregon for the party! Mamaw traveled out west to see her about 6 or 7 years ago and was a bit depressed when she returned. I know they both probably thought it would be the last time the saw one another. I can’t wait for them to be together again!


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Ten Things Tuesday

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Today I am Thankful…

1. my dogs are always happy to see me – even when they have been left home, alone all day.

2. my husband hates pasta. I actually have a love/hate relationship with this one. I love it because I can cook any kind of pasta at anytime, place it in a cute little pink bowl in my fridge, and know that it will be there when I come back for it…every.single.piece..ALWAYS. (I hate it because it makes cooking anything we both enjoy nearly impossible.)

3. Carter takes long naps. I even got a 30 minute nap in for myself today.

4. Sunday my husband told me I needed new earrings. (Apparently I wear my favorite silver hoops too much.) That made me feel less guilty about ordering some new ones at the jewelry party last night.

5. my hair is shorter. It now looks much cuter in a ponytail.

6. I get random free samples in the mail. This week I received a set of 3 Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc containers and a Glade PlugIn with scented gel insert.

7. there is nothing to stop me from going to bed as soon as I post this.

8. I don’t have cable tv. I would be worthless. I have no will-power against decorating/wedding/baby shows.

9. today is Tuesday. The weekend is a little closer.

10. My husband didn’t spend any money today. It’s a miracle. 🙂


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Ten Things Tuesday

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On this Tuesday I am thankful for…

1. Books! I love to read. While classes are in session I don’t have much time for pleasure reading, but as soon as summer hits I read every chance I get. I am currently reading two books. I will finish one tonight and the other probably this weekend.

2. The public library. Most summers there is no way my bank account could keep up with my need for something to read. I also love that our library not only has books, but also books on CD, DVD’s, music CD’s, cookbooks, and a used bookstore!

3. My Wii! Steven finally let me get one a couple of weekends ago, and I love it! Not only do I love it, but so does he. I’m thankful for the little things we like to do together like playing board games and video games.

4. I am so thankful for the wonderful weather we have been seeing recently!

5. My sweet husband, who calls me every morning. I love starting my day like that.

6. Almyra, Arkansas. Google it. 🙂 You probably won’t find much though. The town population is around 300. I lived there when I was young, and went back for a visit this past weekend. Every time I visit, I am shocked at how much it feels like “home.” Such a wonderful little town, full of wonderful people.

7. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. I am so thankful to have enough money in my bank account that I don’t have to sit and worry about whether or not to put gas in my car. Even as fuel and food prices skyrocket, God keeps on providing.

8. The December ’07 message board on – We keep each other entertained. 🙂

9. I’m also thankful that the dove finally took the hint to get out of my flower basket and make a new nest in one of the many trees in my yard, before my flowers died.

10. My puppies have been so well behaved lately! Emerald even let a stranger (Steven’s co-worker; stranger to her, not us) get in our car a few weeks ago with out going berserk!


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