Friday, January 29, 2010

A Snow White Weekend

A winter storm hit Thursday night starting with some freezing rain which turned into sleet and then snow yesterday. We got 6 inches of snow on top of all the ice that we received, yikes! I couldn't get any super great pictures because the snow was falling so heavy. All the pictures that I took include the big, white flakes which are so very lovely to me!

Hubby and I are snowed in tonight just hanging out next to a roaring fire and I am loving every second of it! I think that we might venture out tomorrow to do some sledding with my sister and her family, which I am sure will be super fun for sure! Do any of you girls have snow on the ground too?

Happy weekend girlies!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I am sure that you have seen these pics {a hundred times already} since they are still swirling around the web. I feel like I see them everytime I open to Yahoo!

I feel so bad for Heidi and I am sad for her {yes, even though I know that she does anything she can for attention} because this was such a BIG HUGE mistake! Your thoughts on this newest makeover venture for Speidi?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Bee Bee Bandit

I never imagined myself saying this, but have officially fallen victim to a drive-by shooting...the mildest form of one of course!

Let me quickly brief you on what was going on at the scene of the crime before the crime occurred around 2300 hours {I think that is 11pm, ha!} last night. I sat comfortably in the living room in a chair {by the window} catching up on some blog reading while my hubby sat five feet away from me catching up on some Call of Duty {don't even get me started on this game} on the Playstation.

Out of nowhere we were alarmed at what sounded like pea gravel hitting the windows in the living room...

Hubby says: "What was that Nat?"
I said: "I don't know, I'm scared" {shocker, huh?!}

Something inside of me thought that it was I proceed to head outside to see nothing. No one fleeing the scene on foot, or driving off in a car. The streets were quiet and I was confused, there was literally no one in sight! I returned inside the house to get the flashlight so that we could investigate the window.

With flashlight in hand, I begin my window investigation to find not one, not two, but three bullet {bee bee} holes. Here are some pictures of the evidence that we uncovered...

I was immediately irate and wondered why someone would do this??? Hubby got in his truck to drive around the neighborhood to see if he could find someone trying to flee the luck. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and proceeded to call the Police, who I might add were here in no time at all.

The officers looked at all the windows and discovered that there was actually another hole in another window on the other side of the front of the house, ugh! Just in case you have lost count now with all these bullets flying around, grand total we have 4 bullet holes in 3 windows-not awesome!

I made a special request that the officers do a search of the neighborhood to see if they could catch these bee bee bandits! Can you believe that happened?? Who would have thought that a relaxing evening at home with my favorite pizza and my hubby would turn into an evening of drive-by shootings! Just one of those things I guess, probably some crazy kids out to terrorize!

Hope that your weekend has been super fun and relaxing so far...oh, and free from drive-by shootings especially, ha!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Heavy Heart

As I layed in bed last night saying my prayers before I went to sleep, I was overcome with extreme sadness for the all people affected by the Haiti Earthquake. As I prayed that God would wrap His loving arms around them to comfort and heal all those affected by the earthquake, tears began to roll down my face.

As I cried just imagining how scared and helpless all these people must feel, I was reminded of a sweet young man that my hubby and I met at the resort while on our weddingmoon in the Dominican Republic. This young man referred to himself as "Goofy" and had the kindest, sweetest heart. Goofy explained to my hubby that he lived on the opposite end of the country in Haiti and was there to work in the Dominican Republic for the "busy season."

He explained that each year during the busy season he would travel to the Dominican Republic to work at the resort in Punta Cana only to return back to Haiti with the money that he made to live on the for remainder of the year. He shared with us that he made $500 during the busy season and that is what he and his future wife would live on during his time away from the tourists in Punta Cana. I was blown away by the fact that he lived for 6 months on $500 and quickly realized just how poverty stricken the region was.

When we left to come home we gave him our email address so that he could let us know how he was doing and gave him a little money so that he might live a little more "comfortably" while he was back in Haiti. We have never heard anything from him, but pray that he and his wife are safe. I am sure that there are other stories like mine...simply about people meeting sweet people from Haiti along the way in life that have left us all wondering tonight about their safety.

I cannot even begin to imagine what these people are going through in Haiti. I knew that it was very heavy on my heart to help, realizing all of our blessings. I know that there are numerous organizations that are raising money to aide in the crisis efforts in Haiti.

An organization close to my heart is Compassion and the money that you donate will go to help children and their families affected by this crisis. Just $35 will give a family in need there food and water for a week. If you are unable to provide monetary support at this time you can still help all those in need, PLEASE PRAY! God will hear all of our prayers!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Guess Who's Back...

My favorite show is back for it's second season and I am so very excited!

Giuliana and Billl are them!

If you haven't seen this show on the Style Network yet, you so need to set your DVR! It is such a super fabulous show. This newly married couple spends half of their time together balancing their careers. As you probably know Giuliana is a host on E! and is based in Los Angeles while Bill runs his own business in Chicago.

This new second season is an adventure in them making babies and starting a family exciting! This would be a great season for you to start watching...don't worry you can catch all the re-runs from last season online so you can get all caught up.

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I Never Imagined Saying This...

I'm not quite sure how this is going to sound because I can honestly say that the following words have never crossed my lips, but here goes nothing...


In case you have been living under a rock {or just don't care} the BCS Championship Game is tonight! I am of course an SEC girl, so you better believe that I will be cheering the Alabama Crimson Tide to a victory. Better yet even if this wasn't an SEC game I would still be hoping for a Texas loss, ha! No hard feelings to any of you Texas girls out there!

Go Bama!

Beat Texas!!

My hubby and I are settling down for the face off to name the National Champion. I sure wish that I was in Pasadena right about now since it is suppose to be 0 degrees tonight, yes I said zero! The high tomorrow is 9 degrees due to the Arctic Blast that is currently blowing here in Oklahoma. The windchill tomorrow will be 10 degrees below zero...where am I, Alaska? Crazy weather! I am so ready for it to warm this point I'd be happy with a daytime high of 40 degrees, ha!

I am so glad that tomorrow is Friday! I hope that everyone has had a great week!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Starting the New Year Off Right!

One of the New Year's Resolutions that I made for myself this year was a promise to be better about getting in His Word each and everyday!
What better way to do that than with this... I picked up this little gem at my church bookstore today and I am really excited about starting it! I can't believe that I am going to read the entire excited! I have done a daily devotional for the last couple of years now and in each entry it makes reference to a specific Bible verse, but I thought that this year I would try something a little different.

I made a promise to myself that I would be better about setting specific time aside for God. Aside from praying through out the day, I want make time to sit down and take my mind off of everything else and focus only on Him. I think that this One Year Bible will be a great tool for me in fulfilling my promise to myself and to God.

This is something that I have been working on {with myself} for a while and I couldn't think of a better way to start the New Year off right than in His Word! He knows everything about me and I want to know everything that I can about Him...after all, He has my heart and is so awesome and amazing! This New Year I will continue to live for Him and in His Word.

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! It's back to work for me tomorrow...have a great Monday!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wishing you and your family AMAZING Blessings for 2010!

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