Monday, September 21, 2009

Thankful for today...

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was good! I had a small little case of the blues yesterday and had a little pitty party by myself. :( Sometimes it just randomly hits me when Tim is gone at work in the evenings. I start missing him A LOT! I don't like going to church by myself at all. To top it all off....I was having a "fat" day! lol! So, I was down on myself about that! Goodness me! However....I am much better today. Today is the day the Lord has made and I am rejoicing and being glad! I am thankful for so many many things in my life and am blessed way beyond what I deserve. I love the verse...Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice! Thank you Lord for today! One thing that made this Monday particularly lovely, was that Miss Terri sent Kevin to my work this morning with several bags of candy corn! What a sweet and thoughtful surprize. You SO made my day Terri! She had read one of my previous blogs about me giving candy corn out to the visitors that come into the church office everyday. So sweet. And it was fun talking to Kevin too! :) We had a great small group activity Saturday! It went well and I think my girls had a really good time. I posted the pics on facebook if you are interested. lol! I posted a few pics with the blog from this weekend. Is Izaak adorable or what??? Happy Monday to you! xoxo

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Biggest Loser

Who watched the Biggest Loser last night? I was laughing and crying the whole time! Fun news....Tim came home early as a surprise! He normally doesn't get home until 1:30 am and he came home around 7pm! yay! Talk about a fun night! :) I think her name was Holly maybe....but the lady whole lost her entire family in a car accident! wow! I couldn't even believe it. That was terrible. She has such a wonderful attitude and I really hope she does well. I am so glad that Bob and Jillian are helping everyone together this season. I found this devotion for dieters online! haha! However, I always try to think of myself as a healthy person....NOT a dieter! That term is so terrible and makes you automatically think that you have to leave out all this stuff and have to be miserable all the time. I try to be healthy and make good choices. I feel like most of the time I make fairly good choices...but other times, not so much! :) I always try to keep my body hydrated and fit by getting some sort of activity in everyday. I might not be a size 2...but I try to be healthy! The verse for today on the devotions for dieters is a favorite of mine....Phillipians 4:13. I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens ME!!! Praise the Lord! And the thought for today...."I become more spiritually, as I become less physically." Have a great day everyone! xoxo

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Harvest Home

This week I got a fall harvest candle for my desk at work! It smells so wonderful! I also got a little pumpkin with lid to put candy corn in to welcome the visitors into the office! So far it has been a hit with the mailman and UPS man! However, some people come by and take way too much! So, I don't know how much longer I will be able to supply everyone with candy corn! This could get expensive! I liked the idea though. :) I will probably get out the fall goods from my attic next week some time! Way excited for that! I am also going to start working on another painting. I will probably do a harvest theme since I did a Halloween one last year. I also need to finish the blanket I have been working on! It's almost done....finally! Has everyone seen that Walmart has the Febreze fall scents out now? They had a two pack last time I checked. Everyone have a nice weekend! xoxo

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stretching my taste buds.....

Well, I have decided that I am going to try seafood!!!! crazy! If you know me at know that this is a huge step for Amanda. I don't know what has come over me! I think it is because I have been watching a lot of Food Network and some of the seafood they make looks elegant...not fishy or oceany! yuck! I still will never ever ever try shrimp. I can't get over the look and smell. I still hate the smell of Red Lobster and other similar joints. I was watching Melissa D'Arabian's new show and she made salmon cakes. They looked good and the salmon had other things with it. I think that will be a nice way for me to start out this new food journey I am taking! Hopefully I don't vomit! This is HUGE for me! Ahhhh...I'm so proud of myself. Babysteps though. Babysteps. I went to Nikkie Mosher's wedding shower last night and I said NO to the cake! Whoohoo....Go me! It was a fun shower. I love weddings! I have also been committed to my working out this week. I did Taebo 4 times! Here is something funny, but embarrasing......Sometimes Billy Blanks (taebo) makes me cry! Not out of physical pain, but at the end of his videos he always gives this amazing pep talk. He is also a Christian. Soooooo, after a hard workout his pep talks brings tears to my eyes! hahaha! Truly he is motivational! Oh Goodness. Well, thats about enough of that. Talk to you later! xoxo