Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ten Years

It's official. The plans for my 10 year reunion are in the works. How in the world has it been 10 years already? While it doesn't feel like it was yesterday, it doesn't feel like 10years ago either.

I have mixed feelings about the reunion. With facebook being what it is a reunion almost seems pointless. We've all stayed connected or reconnected through FB. Part of me is really looking forward to actually seeing everyone in person and catching up with those few who don't have FB.

But part of me suffers from that vain feeling that they make movies about. Scenes from Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion are running through my head. I don't feel like I have anything to prove to anyone. I just know I'm a different person now than I was then. I would assume that we all are.

The reunion is scheduled for May so I have plenty of time to decide if I want to go or not. Did you go to your reunion? Good or bad experience?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I've Got The Fever!

It's not the time first time I've caught the fever. I'm sure it won't be the last time I catch it either. But I've definitely got it right now...

A bad case of baby fever. All it took was a very brief conversation about nursery decor. And I do mean brief.

Andrew and I went into a furniture store Saturday. He wanted to show me a painting he saw in there awhile back. While strolling through, I saw a chair that was the exact fabric/style that I have in mind for a nursery.

No, we aren't expecting, but I'm always looking at nursery ideas. See, I don't want to find out the sex of the baby ahead of time. But at the same time I want a cute stylish nursery. So I'm always looking. This used to give me the fever, but I've gotten past that. Or maybe I just don't look as often anymore.

Anyways, I saw this chair that was perfect. I asked Andrew what he thought of the color combination. When he agreed that he liked it, I told him why I was wondering. He felt like it was a gender neutral combo.

I was ecstatic that he liked what I liked. And that's all it took. Now I'm dreaming of babies and nurseries and all the fun stuff.

But at the same time, I'm completely okay about not having a baby right now. I have submitted this area to my husband and to my Heavenly Father. I'm trusting them completely. God has shown me on more than one occasion over the past several months that this was not the season of life in which we should have children. I know that His timing is perfect and that His ways are higher than mine. For that I'm thankful.

But I can't help but to search for nursery ideas. At least by the time we do have a baby I might have some idea of what I want. Right?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Tunes: Christ is Risen

I've had a post stirring in my head for a couple of weeks now about the music that I've been listening to while I clean, scrapbook, or whatever. However, I've decided that instead of rolling it all into one I will give you one song at a time and really tell you why I'm loving it right now.

Today's tune is Christ is Risen by Matt Mahar.

I'm starting with this song because right now at you can download it for free. They give you a free iTunes download every couple of weeks. I've gotten some good songs from there.

This song has a powerful message. It is the message that Christ is Risen. He is not dead!!

It's one of those songs that will have you looking crazy while you drive. At least it does me. I will be pumping my fist, raising my arms, and singing at the top of my lungs when I listen to this song.

It is a great song to lead up to the Easter season that is quickly approaching us.

Let no one caught in sin remain
Inside the lie of inward shame
But fix our eyes upon the cross
And run to Him who showed great love
And bled for us
Freely You've bled for us

Christ is risen from the dead
Trampling over death by death
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave
Christ is risen from the dead
We are one with Him again
Come awake, come awake
Come and rise up from the grave

Beneath the weight of all our sin
You bowed to none but heaven's will
No scheme of hell, no scoffer's crown
No burden great can hold You down
In strength You reign
Forever let Your church proclaim

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
The glory of God has defeated the night

O death, where is your sting?
O hell, where is your victory?
O church, come stand in the light
Our God is not dead
He's alive! He's alive!

(Emphasis is my's my favorite part)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. Last Monday, Valentine's Day, I received a beautiful bouquet of roses at school. I cried. My students informed it was okay that I cried. :) They really can be sweet. The husband hardly ever sends me flowers so when he does it is a true surprise and extra special. I like it that way.

2. The husband was out of town all last week. I barely noticed because I was so busy. 7:00 was the earliest I got home from work last week. Needless to say it was a long week, not a bad one, just a long one.

3. I can deal with that long week though because I've had a four day weekend. With parent teacher conferences Thursday night, we were out Friday. Today we were out for President's Day. Sounds glorious I know. It won't in June when I'm still in school.

4. The husband and I have tickets to see James Taylor in concert next month. I'm stoked! We love James Taylor. How Sweet It Is is our song and was played at our wedding.

5. We had a FABULOUS weekend. The husband took me to the mall Saturday where I stocked up on stuff from Bath and Body Works. I also got three new pairs of pants for $30 at New York and Company. That store has seriously become my favorite place to shop. I love that I can buy pants there that are the right length for me, no hemming needed. You have no idea how hard that is!!

Sunday we had an awesome church service at Fellowship Bible Church. We've been attending there pretty regularly. The sermon was on the Brazan Altar. At the end of the service we were asked to pray and confess our sins. They asked to write them on a red piece of paper and then we left them at the altar. It was such a cleansing and uplifting service. I left feeling like a new person. We came home and took a Sunday nap and then went and bought groceries. Sunday night the husband grilled burgers on the new gas/charcoal combo grill he bought Saturday. They were yummy!!

6. Said grilling has put me in the mood for camping. We are thinking about going next month during Spring Break.

7. The beautiful weather we've been having has me in the mood for vacation in general. I've been dreaming of cruises and other great vacation destinations. I'm going on a vacation this summer since I was pretty much on house arrest this past summer with my surgery.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Kindleworm sweet husband surprised me with a Kindle for Valentine's Day. He actually gave it to me on Saturday. Of course he gives it to me and then tells me not to go buy a bunch of books.


He knows I can go a little overboard when it comes to books. I've always been a bit of a bookworm. These days my favorite author is Karen Kingsbury. I read her books as fast as she can write them. I highly recommend them. I also like Colleen Coble, Terri Blackstock, and several other Christian authors. I'm adding Rebecca Seitz to that list after reading Prints Charming.

When the ereaders first started coming out, the husband immediately thought I should have one. At that point I had no desire for one. There is just something about holding an actual book that is part of the joy of reading.

It's like this with all electronics. He thinks I need it, I don't. He convinces me to "let" him buy it for me, I don't know how I ever lived without it. Technology is definitely his love language. :)

We went to Alabama in December and I forgot my book at home. I'm not the kind of girl who could just go buy another book and start it. I'm a firm believer in reading one book at a time. I also don't read any books that are part of a series until all books in that series have been released. I'm weird like that. I just can't stand to be left hanging. I've been known to let books sit in my closet for two years or more just waiting on the rest of the series to be written and released.

So anyways there I was in Alabama stuck without my book. The husband so kindly points out that if I had a kindle I would have all my books with me.

That's all it took. I wanted one. My niece got one for Christmas and after playing around with hers, I wanted one even more.

I spent two days trying to decide what book I should buy first. There were so many I wanted. It was a hard decision but I bought America by Heart by Sarah Palin. It is my first ebook. I'm loving it. I'm officially a kindleworm.

It makes me wonder if I'll ever read the stack of books that are in my closet. I wonder if it is okay to still buy a real book. Will that offend the husband? I LOVE my kindle. But like I said, there is just something special about a real book. Kindles don't have that smell of new pages. I think there are certain books that I will still want the real deal.

What are you reading right now? Any authors you would recommend?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

To my Valentine in honor of our upcoming concert date.

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I needed the shelter of someone's arms, and there you were
I needed someone to understand my ups and downs, and there you were

With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion

I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I close my eyes at night
Wondering where would I be without you in my life

Everything I did was just a bore
Everywhere I went it seems I'd been there before

But you brighten up for me all of my days
With a love so sweet in so many ways

I want to stop and thank you baby
I just want to stop and thank you baby

Husband, I love you!! You're the best valentine a girl could ask for!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Playing in the Snow

Liberty loves the snow and begs to go outside. Liam tolerated it once we put his sweater on.

Snow Day

I got my wish. I'm home enjoying a snow day today. They actually called off school yesterday morning when it wasn't doing anything. We've just been hearing how bad it was supposed to be. Weathermen have predicted anything from 6 to 12 inches in Central Arkansas.

I was crazy enough to stop at Wal-Mart yesterday on my way home from school. We didn't need anything, but there was a few things I wanted...non grocery items. I had to wait in line to get a cart. The poor cart boys were working as fast as they could, but just couldn't keep up. I was really in and out of there pretty quickly considering.

Since I knew I didn't have school I didn't worry about anything last night other than reading my book. It was a story about 4 scrappin' friends and how God worked in their lives. It was called Prints Charming by Rebeca Seitz. If you like to read and scrapbook, I definitely recommend it. Even if you don't scrapbook, I recommend it. Good story. This is what the boys did while I read.
They were tired boys!

Not sure what I will read next. I have a closet full of books to choose from. Though I'm trying to sweet talk the husband into buying kindles for my mom and me. I didn't think I would ever want one when they first came out. There is just something about holding an actual book that I enjoy, but now I'm beginning to change my mind.

So back to my snow far I have managed to have a wonderful conversation with my Momma and enjoy some yummy cinnamon rolls. Oh and I slept in until 9:30. My only goals for the day are to get caught up on grading and laundry. If I can manage that I will be a happy girl. It would be nice to get a scrapbook project finished today as well.

Andrew had to work today. I'm hoping he'll get to come home early though. It really doesn't look like we got that much snow. I was hoping we'd be out the rest of the week, but it doesn't look like that will happen. We might be out tomorrow though.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1. I was really hoping for a snow day today. It didn't happen. Yes, I will be thankful in June. Now I'm hoping for a snow day Wednesday & Thursday. :)

2. I have been rescued twice this week by my sister-in-laws. Jill saved me on Saturday with a project and Joy saved me today by cooking for me. I'm still getting used to this part of being a Weaver. Having sisters like this....It's definitely one of my favorite parts. They know how to make a girl feel loved.

3. I hosted Bunco tonight. That's why Joy was cooking for me. I enjoyed it once tonight came, but man have I stressed over the gifts for the past month.

4. My husband rocks. He went to Wal-Mart last night at 11:00 because I need paint for a project I was working on. He bought groceries while he was out. :)

5. Life has felt so chaotic lately. I know I need to stop and be still and spend some time with my Lord. You can pray for me about this. It is so hard for me to just stop and enjoy Him when life feels so busy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our Weekend

This weekend has gone by way to fast in my opinion. Friday morning I got up and got all bundled up to go to school for a whole hour and a half. It started snowing right as I got to school so we were dismissed at 9:30. It stinks because we weren't there long enough to count it as a full day so we will be making it up in June. I spent the rest of the day working on some scrapook/painting/craft projects. I was working on four or five different things at once.

Andrew came home early because of the snow. We got out and drove over to Best Buy to buy him an ipad. Apparently having one is now essential to his job. We spent the rest of the evening watching movies off our dvr.

Saturday morning Andrew went to the gym to play ball with his nephews. I opted to stay home and do some more scrapbooking. One would think with all the time I spent scrapbooking this weekend I would have something to show for it. I don't. Ive spent a lot of time starting over and therefor didn't finish a single project. Saturday night we had a date night. Andrew wanted to go see King's Speech. I wanted movie popcorn and time with the husband. As for the movie, it wasn't bad but I didn't love it either.

Today we went to church and then came home and took a nice long Sunday nap. I've spent the rest of the evening grading papers, getting ready for Bunco, and praying for a snow day tomorrow. I don't want to be in school all summer but I could really use another day off to get everything done.