Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Today I am thankful for:
-My Christmas tree....all set up and decked out!
-Warm and cozy socks. Particularly happy, colorful socks...
-My Church and all the people there :)
-A roof over my head....it might not be the fanciest or coolest...but it is HOME and I LOVE it.
-A sweet, handsome and f u n n y husband
Hap Hap Happy Wednesday Everyone!
It's almost Thanksgiving Day!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I could hardly talk! I had nooooo idea. If you have read my blog any length of time, I complain about my camera all the time. But I love to take pictures. I needed a new one really bad. It was the most wonderful and thoughtful gift....I didn't even ask for one! It is a Nikon Coolpix P100!
I took a picture of my sweet hubby (with my new camera of course!)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
It's the best! :)
Those are just a few things I am thankful for. More to come later!
There is a song I have stuck in my head about thankfulness. It's an old one and I can't remember the name of the group who sings it...but I thought I would share a snipit of the words:
So, I thank you for my blessings
And I thank you for my struggles
There is nothing that your grace didn't get me through
So, in the storm I'll praise your name
Lift my hands out in the rain
I'll sing glory hallelujah to the Lamb
I hope those words blessed you today and that you have a wonderful start to your week!
With love, Amanda
Friday, November 12, 2010
1. What are your middle names?
Mine is Nicole and Tim actually has two middle names....Brandyn Dye. Everyone always gives him a hard time about that! ;)
2. How long have you been together?
We started dating at age 15....got married at 20......and now Tim is 26 and I will be 26 this month! So I guess a little over 10 years! WOW! That is crazy when I think about it....
3. How long did you know each other before you started dating?
I think we knew each other a little over a year. Tim and my brother were best friends. So Tim was always at our house...hanging around, eating all our food, playing games...being a crazy boy! And somehow we ended up liking each other more than in a brotherly/sisterly kinda way!
4. Who asked who out?
Tim and I love telling this story. Though it always makes me feel bad! lol! Tim started pursuing me first. He asked me out 3 TIMES before I said yes!!!! I was also just a 15 year old girl....I wasn't sure what I was doing! haha! (Now I'm so glad he kept asking me out till I said yes!)
5. How old are each of you?
Tim is 26 and I turn 26 on November 28th!!! :)
6. Did you go to the same school?
Yep, we met in high school.
7. Are you from the same hometown?
No....I'm from Springfield, Missouri (our current town) and Tim moved here from Houston, Texas.
8. Who is the smartest?
Hmmmm I think we both have our better subjects. But I think Tim is more naturally smarter than me. :)
9. Who majored in what?
Well, both of our degrees are still in progress. Tim still has to decide on his major (hopefully soon!). I won't finish mine until Tim is all the way done.
10. Who is the most sensitive?
ME totally!!!! I think sensitive should have been my middle name. I try to keep it harnessed in though....cause I don't want it to get out of control. Though I do have a somewhat sensitive husband...and for that I am thankful! :)
11.Where is the furthest you two have travelled as a couple?
A few years ago we went to Uruguay in South America on a mission trip! It was so amazing!
12. Who has the worst temper?
Tim for sure! hahahah! After he became a Christian....his temper went way down! Praise the Lord. We are new creatures in Christ! I know I have my moments though....
13. How many children to you want?
I would love to have 2-3. Whatever we have will be a blessing....and I can't wait!
14. Who does the cooking?
I do most of it. But Tim helps me all the time! I love that. He is really handy in the kitchen.
15. Who is more social?
Tim is way more social than me. I'm a homebody a lot of the times....but I love talking to people. Tim always brings out my best!
16. Who is the neat freak?
I think that would be me. Or I try to be anyways.....
17. Who is the most stubborn?
I think I win that one! :) I have been my whole life I hear.
18. Who wakes up earlier?
Now that Tim has a funky schedule...I have to wake up before him. On Saturdays when we both sleep in....I am always the first one up!
19. Where was your first date?
Tim asked me to Homecoming my sophomore year in high school. (he was a nervous, sweaty beast!) hahahah!
20. Who has the bigger family?
Definitely Tim! His family is massive and I still don't know everyone. Craziness!
21. Do you get flowers often?
Not really. Maybe once or twice a year. He does a lot of other things to show his love!
22. How do you spend the holidays?
We are kinda all over the place. We still don't have a set schedule. It's hard....we want to be at everything...but with family out of town and Tim's crazy work schedule, it doesn't always work out.
23. Who is more jealous?
I don't think either of us are jealous people.
24. How long did it take to get serious?
Well, since we were youngins....we did take things slower. But we were "exclusive" our whole relationship. Tim was my first hand to hold, first kiss, first date....first everything. I was his first everything. And I love that. :)
25. Who eats more?
TIM! When he is hungry....folks, get out of his way! He will eat you! :)
26. What do you do for a living?
I am a Ministry Assistant at a church in Springfield. I love my job. Tim is a Lead Sales Agent for Hotels.com. Their largest office is actually in our town! He has a great job. We are very thankful.
27. Who does the laundry?
We kinda tag team it. Tim will run the loads and I will fold and put away.
28. Who is better with the computer?
It depends. I am a way faster typer and looker upper (i made that word up!) and Tim is better with all the technical issues. We go together like peas and carrots.
29. Who drives when you are together?
Tim always drives us. I hate driving. If I never had to drive again I would be perfectly happy! lol
30. What is your song?
Oh goodness....we have too many to list! "The Way You Look Tonight" always makes me cry....cause it makes me think of our wedding!
I would love for everyone to do this. It's fun to read everyone's answers!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
ONE. I had a yummy ambrosia salad tonight. (my sweet momma made it!) It had oranges, pineapple, coconut, marshmallows and sour cream. I could eat the entire bowl I'm pretty sure!
TWO. We had the B E S T time at the Lecrae concert Friday! It was a blast. They presented the gospel at the concert....which was awesome.
THREE. I need to go to the grocery store. really bad. (at least there is left over ambrosia for tomorrow!)
FOUR. I have tons of crafts in the works right now. They are all going to be Christmas gifts. I am so excited about them and can't wait to give them out!!!!
FIVE. Today I felt overwhelmingly excited for Christmas! I think it's because a Glade commercial came on...and it was about their new holiday scents. :)
SIX. Has anyone tried greek yogurt? I just discovered it and loved it.
SEVEN. I have got a really sweet and kind husband. He makes me insanely happy.
EIGHT. I learned how to play a song on my keyboard tonight! haha! Well...it's just the chords...but it's still fun to play and sing. "Here I Am To Worship" is my first song!
NINE. Laundry is calling my name. But I really needed (wanted) to do a blog post instead. ;)
TEN. God's grace still amazes me....that song is stuck in my head. But I don't mind.....
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
1. You can only pack 3 things on vacation. What are they?
Well this is a trick question....cause it would be different if I was going to the beach or to the mountains! hah! So, let's say it's a beach vacation...cause that is my favorite! I would pack one fabulous sundress, a swimsuit and good book! I think that's all I would need. There is nothing better than laying on the beach with a good book, taking in God's beautiful creation!
2. Where would that vacation be?
Well, I love Destin, Florida. But if I could pick anywhere.....it would have to be HAWAII!!!! Hopefully someday my sweet hubby and myself can enjoy a vacay to that beautiful place! sigh....
3. Where was your first plane ride to?
I'm not sure I can remember. But, I'm pretty sure it was to Disney World! yay! I think that was my first family vacation. I heart Disney World. That is another place I would love to go to with my man!
4. Do you prefer turkey or ham for Christmas?
Turkey is my favorite, though I love both. However.....our family has a different tradition. For as long as I can remember we make a huge roast on Christmas Eve! And we always call it roast beast! (you know from the Grinch....they carved the roast beast?!) I love that tradition. And my momma always makes the most delicious roast. You would love it!
5. When is the earliest you shop for Christmas presents?
Probably November. If I see something special for someone....I will pick it up whenever. My mom and I have a tradition of going out on BLACK FRIDAY!!!! We have the most fun together. I will always try to do all of my shopping on that day. Then I can have the entire month of December to just relax and enjoy the festivities!
6. What is your favorite comfort food?
I love mashed potatoes and gravy!!!! I think that is as comforting as food can get!
7. You have a shopping spree to any store you want. What store is that?
Definitely TARGET!!!!!!!!!! I can find anything I'm looking for at that amazing place. And everything is so cute to top it all off. I wish I had one closer to my home. I have to drive across town to get to ours. But, I still love it.
8. What movie makes you cry everytime you watch it?
I ball like a baby when I watch Marley & Me. As you know, I'm in love with my sweet Miss Maddie....so that movie just kills me to watch it. I almost hyperventilated last time! oh my. Also, the Father of the Bride movies always make me cry. I just love em! I'm already a cryer....so I tend to cry easily in movies anyway.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I just wanted to give a shout out to my MIZZOU Tigers!!!!!!!!! These pics were from last week when they killed the Sooners! oh yeah! :)
(yes i know we lost to nebraska sat...but i'm still lovin that we beat OU!)