Jul 30, 2010

~flea market goodies~

I'm trying out a new Friday Follow....thanks in advance for checking out my blog!

New Friend Fridays

I mentioned on my birthday post that the hubs took me to our local flea market. These are the goodies I found.....

Isnn't this the CAh---utest thing ever!!! Its actually an insulated thermal tote bag!!1 I HAD to have it....it was calling my name..."psst, Mrs D, you need me, really you do, don't leave without buying me!" Thats exactly what it said to me, no kidding!!! I can't wait to use it when I become a "REAL" teacher...its going to be very handy on feild trips for water bottles or juice boxes. I LOVE IT!!!

Next up...I added to my tin collection...I don't know why but all of a sudden I have become a fan of tins. I guess I could attribute it to the fact that my mom had a collection as I was growing up. There's just something about an old fashioned tin even if its "modern" like the Whet Thins tin. I paid anywhere from 1-5 buckaroos for each of these, the most expensive ($5) was the Cracker Jack tin (not pictured) which later I found a look alike for $3, oh well, I still thought they were reasonably priced. Eventually I want to put some shelving on the soffats in my kitchen to display all my tins but for now they are resting nicely on my antiquie buffet. Yep, I'm pretty smitten with tins!!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

Jul 28, 2010

Pour your heart out: A glass of Identity

well theres a first time for everything.....
the heaviest 'thing' weighing on me is my employment status.....for you first time readers of my blog, I graduated college last year with a degree in Education. To no avail, I didn't find a job last fall so I figured God had other plans for me. After all, it was G's first year in school and half of my heart was committed to being a SAHM and being available for all the fun stuff that happens in Kindergarten. So here we are again, school starts soon in these parts. I live in the Metro Nashville area but the county I really want to teach in is just a stone's throw away from where I live. Anyway, to get to the point, I think I have done all I can do besides stake out each school at night waiting to pester the Principal or Secretary and interrogate them for an interview! Its been very frustrating to say the least....
I was called for an interview for a Title I Educational Assistant at a school that is apprx. 22 miles away from my house. I'm actually overly qualified for this position which I hope works in my best interest.
The one thing that I have done is hold on to my faith and that Christ is the solid rock I stand on. Some days its easy to be faithful & trusting in God's will for my life, other days its a true challenge. I don't know about tomorrow but I know who holds my hand......
I will keep you posted on the outcome.....for sure I will be scream-blogging about it!

{wordless Wednesday}

Jul 27, 2010

tuesday three with miss jla

My Three:
1. Since I live in the Nash-vegas area (Nashville), I would have to take you downtown for some good music at Tootsie' or BB King's!
BB Kings Logo Pictures, Images and Photos
2. ONE of my favorite places to eat is Old Spaghetti Factory....which is also downtown so we could kill two birds with one stone.
Old Spaghetti Factory Pictures, Images and Photos
3. And....since my hometown is Hermitage and History is part of the American way, I would take you to The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. Its a very cool histororical site and the land is perfect for photography.

The Hermitage, President Andrew Jackson\'s residence Pictures, Images and Photos

Jul 25, 2010

"Getting to know you" Sunday...,.

1. Thong or Granny panites?
actually I like the hi cut thigh undies....speaking of which, I need to get some new ones, I know TMI!!

2. If you see a guy with his fly down, do you tell him?
Well, umm, guess it depends on the guy....if he's a hottie, prolly not, haha! if its some old geezer, YES!!! we only want to see the cute undies!

3. Spanx or No Spanx?
I have never bought any Spanx but I have heard that they are worth the money. Sidenote: I dont wear pantyhose...I actually hate them!

4. Do you sleep in your sheets?
Funny thing abut us (me & the hubs), we don't sleep with a top sheet, we actually have our own blankets. I am a blanket hoarder by nature so sharing a sheet would never work for us.

5. What is your favorite Disney character?
Pluto for sure....he's so 'doggone' cute!!!!

6. Dream Vacation Spot?
Greek Isle of Santarini....gorgeous!

7. What is your dream job?
I would love to own my own B&B....

8. Who is your hero & why?
My spiritual hero is Jesus Christ, my human hero would be my Mamaw....she's so special, its indescribable!

Jul 24, 2010

*trienta y tres*

oK, so as I write this my birthday is officially over BUT oh my stars did I have a terrific birthday. This one tops last year's birthday! So whats with the iPad pic? Well, the hubster TOTALLY surprised me with this gift. I had been saying in a very joking way that I wanted an iPad for my birthday. NEVER did I seriously consider that I wold get one. I absolutely love it, of course *derduhder*. Thats slang for "duh". I almost started bawling when I opened the box! I was so thrilled!
I had a fantastic day. Hubs came home from work & we all went to breakfast at the Barrel, then Bill brought up the idea of going to the Flea Mkt. and I was so like ON THAT!!I found some really good stuff (stay close for a post about that one!) Then I had to get home to prepare for the last night of VBS. I ran to Wally's World & put a picture order in. Came home, picked up the big kid & the little kid. We had a great night at VBS...more on that later too. Then O.M. gave me two sets of new dishes, which I desperately needed. We went to Logan's for dinner, YUM-O.
Once we finally made it home, I had a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my main squeeze. Then I opened my last gift from my mom. I will post about that too! I want you to wait b/c it deserves its own post! : O
I really am a spoiled rotten girl, my hubs has always went out of his way to give me what I want even though I never really ask for anything except in the case of the iPad, lOl. I am also a very blessed woman with so much to be thankful for, especially thankful for those who wished me a Happy Birthday, you all ROCK!!! *fist bump*

Jul 22, 2010

~ i heart this place ~

One of my most favorite places to go & visit is SaMo *thats Santa Monica* for those who don't have a clue as to why Californians call it that. I specifically LOVE!!!! Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier. Its like a mini-fair/carnival place that is actually built on a pier. I love the rides, I love the food, I love the nostalgia of old timey fun. This was G-man's first visit. Bill & I came here a couple of years ago by ourselves. Anyway, Grant loved it. He was super excited to ride the West Coaster....even though I believe its thee s-l-o-w-e-s-s-t roller coaster on planet Earth, coming in at a roaring 35 mph, LOL! Its fun though b/c it goes over the surrounding rides and it provides an awesome view of the ocean. The Sig Cars is where i lost my iPhone....(scream) but luckily we were only apart for less than thirty minutes. The young man operating the ride returned it to my hubby after he called it. Thats the short story of it. Anyway, I can't wait to go back.....its so awesome there!
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Jul 16, 2010

~be still my heart~

Little Man was the ringbearer in a wedding recently! He looked so handsome! I look forward to his wedding day! He even promised me a dance......such a sweetie!

Jul 1, 2010

Dear Grant~

Dear Grant,
How do I even begin to tell you how much I love you & how your life in just six short years has changed me beyond my wildest dreams! Before you were even here, I dreamed of all the great things we would do together. I dreamed about being the kind of mom that God would be proud of. I dreamed of how you would be as a youngster. I dreamed of how your personality and your looks would be. I dreamed about how I wanted to be the first woman you ever loved. When I held you as a newborn, I would cry because I couldn't believe I finally had such a sweet and precious boy. It was easy for me to believe how GREAT our God really is! Now, you are six years old and still (by no fault of ours) the only one! Its okay though, I know that God ha a bigger plan for expanding our family! There are days that I am grateful I have just YOU. With your personality leaning strongly towards the "strong willed", it can be hard to like you at times. At other times, you are so funny & such a 'ham', you are fearless which is something I try to encourage with little control.
As you grow up, its my dream as your mommy that you become a man of character, a man who serves God and fears Him too, a man who keeps chivalry alive and yet knows how to be aggressive when need be. I pray often for your future, your days in school, your college years and eventually for the wife you will one day meet and continue on with your own family. I wanted you to know that because of you, I do my very best to show you and tell you that you mean the world to me. I love you Granty-delicious and your chinny-cake too!!! =D
p.s. I hope you had a spectacular birthday!