Thursday, September 30, 2010

October, now we're talking!

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October is one of my most favorite months! I love that it starts to get cooler but not too cold.  Also I really try to hold myself back from watching Christmas movies all year round, I love Christmas movies they make me feel warm and cozy! (I'm pretty sure I'm my husband's worst nightmare, he can't stand watching things he's seen more than once, but he's very patient)  BUT I say October is close enough to December so October is when I start watching! You know all those stores that put up their Christmas stuff in October? I think they got the idea from me...I'm just saying.  Also who doesn't like to pick a pumpkin?! I do! Christmas movies and pumpkins?  Pretty much my two favorite things.  October, I'm happy to see you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This is how it is

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So sorry I haven't written in a looooong time! I've been totally wiped out lately!

So the other yesterday I was totally convinced that I was having twins. I knew that my sonogram was coming up and I just felt like I am bigger than I should be.  Don't ask me why...I wake up and look normal then I progressively get bigger and bigger till I can't hold my tummy in and people ask me when I'm due and I feel like I should lie because normal first time mom's aren't supposed to be showing yet.  I blame pre-natal vitamins, they really slow uh- some normal bodily functions down if you know what I mean.  So I'm bloated and the other day I did lie to someone about how far along I am :( I'm not proud.

But I digress.  Today my hubs took me to my sonogram appointment.  I was very happy because everything is going little blurb who looks like a manatee is as big and strong as it should be! Yay!  And yes there's only one, so I'm big because I don't know why.  Last night I dreamed that  I looked like jaba the hut.  (Is that his name? I'm so not a Star Wars person)  Anyways it was bad...also I literally cheered when we got to have Taco Bell for lunch today! This is how it is.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

That was Mean of Me

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I have to admit I enjoyed that more than I thought I would.  Sorry!  Yes, just call me Preggy-Meggy! It's still pretty early, but I'm so excited!  I feel like, yes, I had a miscarriage early on last time but I don't feel like that's a good reason not to tell people.  God is sovereign over all lives including growing babies and only He knows what will happen.  But I have a pretty good idea that as my husband says "I'm good and pregnant." My symptoms are way way more intense than the last time.  So God willing we will have our first little one in May.  :) I'm so excited!!! Also since I'm still in the fragile time of my pregnancy I need prayer :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


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Who here is good at keeping secrets? I hate keeping secrets! Big ones, little ones, round ones, tall ones...they should all be on the table as far as I'm concerned.  I don't care for surprises either, unless the "I have a surprise for you" is immediately followed by the surprise!

Like the other day when I called my husband on my break at work and he says "I have a surprise for you!" And we argue the whole rest of my break time about when he's going to let the cat out of the bag.  Go ahead you secret keepers let the cat out!

My mom is a horrible secret keeper, God bless her, but because of this I am as well. Now don't get me wrong or anything I can keep secrets from friends and family, secrets that people tell me.  But when it comes to myself, me who usually has nothing interesting to say, a secret about myself should be top item in the paper!

You may be wondering at this point if I in fact have a secret to tell....

Oh wait, what was I saying? Lost my train of thought...oh well.

Monday, September 13, 2010


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Ok ok believe it or not this post is about John Wayne.  Now you can't really have a Classic Movie Chronicle without including westerns!  You really can't, I've seen a bunch.  Some terrible and some really good.  This is also and ode to my Dad who loves John Wayne movies, and because I love him and my mom and I made him watch too many girly things we'd make a date to watch John with him.

Some great things about John Wayne movies is that they are pretty inspiring, adventurous, and a lot of them have great scenery.  But most importantly is that they have good story lines.  So at some point I think you should impress your man my giving these man movies a try.  Say it in your head "Honey, how about some John Wayne tonight?"  yeah...maybe?! Ok if you've played out that in your head and want to proceed these are great ones:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Stage Coach
The Angel and the Badman (this one is more for girls, this is like the ultimate compromise for us girls and dad, part John Wayne part romance)
The Searchers
Red River
The Cowboys (this is a great one to start with, we initiated my hubs recently with this one) 
Big Jake 

Sunday, September 12, 2010


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So today my husband and I listened to a Pod-cast sermon from our favorite church, North Coast Church in Vista, Ca.  They've been preaching through a 4 part series on the book of Ruth.  (If you want you can watch them here)  Anyways what I love about their preaching style is that they take the Old Testament, which you can admit, at times seems crazy or maybe even irrelevant, anyways they take it and illuminate it in such a way that it's applicable to 2010. (Because as you know, God hasn't changed)

I've heard the story of Ruth before, I've read it many times as I often enjoys reading the "women" books of the Bible.  But I loved how Pastor Chris unfolded every little detail that could have gone over looked in some sermons.  For example, that the Hebrew names all mean something that is crucial to the story.  There are so many other themes like what happens when you don't trust God and take short cuts instead, or do relationships God's way.  Another great thing is that they make little sets for each sermon series so Pastor Chris preached in a pink girly room to tell Ruth's story!

I know I frequently post about this church and how I listen to these guys, but I really feel like this series is worth the time and they are all up on the web site to view! I hope you'll give it a try!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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A little while ago we were thinking that God has something else in store for us.  We knew we were going to move but we didn't know where or when but we knew a move was coming.  So we started looking into different options.  We looked where my family lives and where my husband family lives, we even entertained an offer to move to another State.  All of those things didn't pan out, so we waited.

While we waited I thought more and more about being in an uncomfortable place.  My first 9 months of marriage was an experiment in how much discomfort I could take.  New home, new jobs, new church, new role, new everything!  I had lived in the same place my whole life and went to the same church that my dad has been going to since he was 12.  My life was purely comfortable...and I liked it!!

So as we started to get closer and closer to our mysterious "move" to who knows where I began to dig in my heels.  Maybe I don't want to go to another place where I'll be uncomfortable all over again, maybe that's not my idea of a happy life.

 Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 

So now I'm sitting on this side of the move and loving how the events have transpired.  We are so very happy here, I feel very comfortable, and God is providing for us.  So what if I didn't budge.  What if I settled for the known, instead of trusting God with the unknown?  I would have never known that I could be happy somewhere other than my childhood home and would always be longing for the past.  I would never have gotten to experience how God blesses those who trust in Him.   

So do you have something you need to budge on?  If you do...I hope you will!  

Then there came a time when the risk it took to stay tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom 
~Anais Nin


Sushi Frenzy!

Do you gals ever get bored and have nothing to do? Why not try playing Sushi Cat. Sushi Cat gathers two of my not so favorite things cats (sorry, I don't mind cats but I'm a dog person) and sushi...and makes them fun together.  It's a good game if you have a little time.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Nice Weekend

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!  We started ours on Thursday night driving until 2 in the morning to my parent's house.  Then the next morning I got up for an early hair appointment where I said "Who cares that you're supposed to go darker for fall, I'm going blond!" And I also cut my hair up to my shoulders again.  I've been growing my hair long and cutting it off in one fail swoop since I was 16, I get bored!  So that felt good!
The next day was Saturday and my sister let me hang out with her baby Jaxon all day.  He's such a sweetie!  My whole goal for the day was to make him laugh, although my husband was better at it than me.  Then Sunday we got to go to my home church to worship with my family! It was fun to see my sisters up in front singing.  It was also nice to be able to sit by my siblings in the service again.  Church isn't the same with out being beside them, we've been sitting together our whole lives.  And although we're not always the most well behaved, even in adulthood, we've had some good times.  Then yesterday my husband and I drove home where we were met with foggy weather.
So today I am currently watching Swiss Family Robinson, procrastinating on doing some dishes (we don't have a dishwasher anymore so dish-washing is a chore that never ends!) and waiting for this afternoon where I have a second interview for a second job.  I don't really know how it's going to work out having two jobs but...we'll see.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Good Pair

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I've had some writer's block thinking of movies!  But I'd like to introduce you to a good acting duo...Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.  Then acted together from the 1940's through the 1960's.  What makes their chemistry on screen even better is that they were real life lovers (but you know back then it was really private, I wish celebs lives were more private today, because honestly who cares that much).  Anytime I see these movies pop up on Turner Classic Movies I'll watch them (and I own one or two of them myself). These are good bets:

Desk Set, 1957
Adam's Rib, 1949
Woman of the Year, 1942
Pat & Mike, 1952

**Desk Set is my favorite and a close second is Pat & Mike! Enjoy!!