Friday, September 12, 2014

Still here...

I apologize for my lack of blogging lately, again!  I promise everything is okay around here, we have just had a few things going on that has deterred me from blogging like I normally do.

One being my sporadic, or lack of, internet service.

About two weeks ago, we had a nice rain storm come through our area.  Nothing major or devastating, just a good old storm.  Ever since then, my phone's have been out.  And as in out, I mean they are totally out.  Ear piercing, LOUD crackling sound when you pick it up (or when someone calls).  I tried different phones and we connected to our outside box to make sure it wasn't the line going in the house.  It's not.  It's Frontier's line.  They said it would be two weeks before they could get out to look at it.  Monday is "the day"..I feel like I've been counting down to the 15th like forever.  Oh and did I mention, I don't have a cell phone?  Yeah, so when I say no phone, I truly mean it!  Not that I care a whole lot, I'm not much for a phone anyways, but when I need it, it would be good if it was there!

So with that, my internet has been touch and go because of the interference from the phone.  I did, however, get to Skype chat with my BFF a few days ago (even though I had to reconnect about 5 times during said chat), that was a first for me!  Loved it and am definitely a fan of Skype now!

Yesterday we rearranged our bedroom for the first time since moving here!  Love the new arrangement too!  I'll be sure to take some pictures with my "good" camera and do a photo dump one day when things gets back to normal.  We took the tv out of our bedroom completely and moved a tv (different, smaller one) into Makayla's bedroom.  She thinks she's so cool now with her own tv!  Ha!


It's all good.  Gives me a break from watching cartoons and Frozen!  

I plan on "glittering" a pair of shoes for Makayla for Halloween.  She's going to be Elsa, of course.


I'll do a follow up post on this for sure!

Oh, and I called my friend at the attorney general's office again today.  Still nothing from the "consignment lady" who still has my bassinet bit won't give it back and won't pay me for it.  Even though she kept saying she'd send the money to me.  What a crook.  I don't know how some people sleep at night.

At this rate, if the phone company doesn't show up on Monday, I'll have to give my friend at the attorney general a call about them too!

Ahh life!  It's good but can be frustrating too!  Thank goodness I have a relationship with Jesus to see me through!!
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Enjoying life

Life here lately has been pretty good.  Not much going on..just loving life and looking forward to fall weather (and decorations)!  There are still things I'd like to do before the cooler temps come on full force, like can some salsa with the tomatoes I put in the freezer from my garden, also can some of my fabulous homemade blueberry jam, and do a few painting projects around the house.  Oh and did I mention we are thinking of "finishing" our front porch?  That is, put up railing, new beams, and a gate.  It'll be GREAT to decorate come Christmas time!!

Here are a few things I've been enjoying...

New makeup!  I splurged at Ulta and bought some new mascara, blush, and lip gloss.  It didn't break the bank by any means but makeup is usually something I don't spend much on.  I will tell you it was all worth it, especially the "They're real" mascara!




I got an awesome coupon in the mail recently for a free pair of jeans at Lane Bryant.  FREE!!  The only catch?   You had to buy something else in the store.  But it could be anything.  So I bought a pair of earrings!  You can always use more earrings.


And I have also been painting my nails again.   Or was.  As I'm typing this post my nails are back to being bare.  When I was processing all the tomatoes from the garden my nails got stained pretty bad.  So I painted them.  But I will say, don't buy any of this polish.  


See my nails in the picture above?  I took that about 24 hours after applying it.  And, I wasn't home that day, I was out shopping with the family.  Which means my hands weren't in water doing dishes and the like all day like they are when I'm at home all day.  Not good.  I do much better with Sally Hanson Xtreme wear.

And lastly, I've been enjoying Makayla in her totally obsessed Frozen stage.  We watch it every day.  She's got all kinds of Frozen stuff too.  And she sings all the songs.  All the time.

Do you want to build a snowman?  In summer?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To the fair we go!

We made our annual trip to the state fair several days ago and had a wonderful time!  More memories made..lots of yummy food was eaten..and many pictures taken!  My only problem is it never lasts long enough!

 
Me and my girl, enjoying my all time favorite fair food..calzones!!


I have to explain this picture.  This booth was next to the calzone stand and Makayla kept looking at the little girl that was painted on the stand and saying it was her..lol!  She would say, "Its Makayla!"..so of course, I told her we should take a picture of Makayla..with Makayla!



 
 
Love these pictures with the flowers!


 
Checking out the bees with daddy!

 
And of course you have to check out the farm equipment!

 
"Pretty cool, mom!"
 


 
The ducks were her favorite thing at the fair, I'm pretty sure!


 
I don't know what happened, but right after I took this picture she was totally terrified of the pigs!!!

 
Cheap (made, but not priced!) toys are always a hit!


 
Ahh..the sloppy grater tator and gator on a stick!

 
They had a bear show..wow..this guy is huge!!


 
Taking a dip in the pool after a hot day, not a bad idea!


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Matching is a good thing!

Hey y'all..guess what?  We got a new roof over our heads!!

Literally!  It's something we had talked about for, well, since the day we bought our house?

This picture will explain.


Yup.  That's our house and our garage.  With mis-matched roofs.  Red tin on the garage and regular old standard shingles on our house.

And no, that was not something we did.  It was this way when we bought it 5 years ago. 

We had wanted to get things "matching" since the day the ink dried on our contract.  Of course, life happens, and the fact that we aren't made of money (and still aren't), it didn't get done as quick as we would have liked.

But that's okay.  God worked it out for us in the end, and we got an amazing deal with a guy Damon works with who just happens to do this kind of work on his days off.  So..God had His hand in this the whole time.  As always!!! 

And now, we match!!!!

Disregard the edge of the roof on our house in this picture, it was just before it was completed.  Its all good now!


 



We went with gray, in case you can't tell by these pictures.  I know it looks kind of white in some of them, but it is a light gray.  We wanted something that was somewhat neutral because again, Lord willing, in the future we want to get new siding for the house and to cover the garage with siding as well.

Again, so everything matches.

Blue siding definitely isn't our 'thing'.  So that will be something in the future we have to look forward to.

For now, every time I step in the front yard, I can't help but stare at our new roof.

Did I mention it matches?

:-)
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

VBS rundown

Our church had its annual vacation bible school most of last week.  It was our first one since getting a new pastor back in January.  Everything went so well!  To see our little country church growing makes my heart want to burst with joy y'all!  I just can't quite put into words how I have been feeling the past several months when it comes to church.  I have such a renewing in my spirit and am so excited.  I haven't felt that in a long, long time.  And seeing several children give their life to God and be baptized during bible school?

Priceless.

Makayla had a blast with all the kids too..so great for her to be able to have some kids to interact with.  She has fun every year and this year was no exception!

In class the first day


The theme was "Wild West" so we took pictures of the kids on a saddle..Makayla wasn't a fan..lol!
Having fun outside

Hanging with mommy

Learning some songs. Can you say "Giddy up, get ready"?

Bonding with her classmates and the pastors wife, affectionately known as "Be-Bon"!

Doing some crafts

And the highlight of the last day, getting to put a pie in Pastor Scott and Sister Yvonne's faces!


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Monday, August 4, 2014

Thirteen Years!

On August 4, 2001 I became "Mrs. Green".   Thirteen years have now passed, and I can honestly say I still feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

We have had a lot of ups and downs.  Lots of laughs and lots of worries.  Loved and lost.  But we've come out stronger because of it all.  My love for my husband is deeper than its ever been and seeing him as a daddy makes my heart melt.  He's the BEST dad ever.  And he's the BEST husband ever.

Thank you God for bringing him my way!!!  All my prayers were answered the moment we met!



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Life Lately

I've had a real struggle for a couple weeks now when it comes to keeping this little blog of mine going.  But on it shall go..I truly enjoy blogging just sometimes life keeps me more busy!  Here is a little of what is on my mind today...


  • Vacation.  I'm sad it's over and am already thinking about it next year!  Going back to the beach after not having been for 10 years really made me see how much I'd missed it!  And seeing it through the eyes of a child?  Priceless.
  • Pictures.  I haven't taken a single picture (on the big camera) since we have gotten back.  Need to pick it up and get busy, especially on these beautiful late summer evenings when the light is oh so perfect.
  • Bible school.  Ours for our church is coming up next week!  Very exciting, especially since we are doing it all on our own this year!  Glad our new pastor believes in us!
  • Babies.  So many of my blogger friends are working on their second and third babies!  If we had started sooner, Makayla would have had a sister or brother (if the good Lord allowed).  But, I am content with my blessing in my blonde haired blue eyed girl!
  • Buying the Beach.  Love this show and watch it every time it's on!
  • Anonymous commenters.  Hate this.  If your going to comment on my blog, be a man (or woman) and own up to your identity.  Sometimes think of doing SOMETHING, just not sure what.  I mean, I had someone comment on a blog post several weeks ago about how much Makayla had grown and I have no idea who it was (though I do have a person in mind).  Advice???  Thinking my blog friend, Callie, has the right idea about having a private blog for pictures. Might be something I do in the very near future.
  • Gardening.  It's awesome and I think everyone should at least try it once!  We've had an abundance of green beans, yellow squash, green tomatoes, cabbage, peppers, and potatoes.  And have had tasty dinners to boot.  Yum.
  • Eating.  Good thing we've had fairly healthy meals thanks to the good old garden.  My eating habits (at night) have gone down the tube since vacation and my new love affair with Sweet Frog ice cream.  Ice cream is what I want every night now!  That darn frog..she's cute though.
  • And sewing.  I have several projects on my plate right now.  Pants for Makayla, a Kindle case, and, wait for it, a man bib!  Basically an oversized bib for the messy Marvin in your life!  And no, its not for Damon!


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