Monday, March 19, 2007

Happy St. Patty's!!

I forgot to get on and post this on Saturday, so I wanted to update now!

Just a fun picture of Bayleigh in all her green!! Ok, isn't she getting big?!?! She is such a cutie and she loved all the four-leaf clover tattoos my mom bought her. She loved posing it up for me.

She loves celebrating St. Patty's Day!! The leprechauns did not make it to our house, much to the chagrin of Bayleigh. Maybe next year. *wink*

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We enjoyed yummy corned beef and cabbage!! Bayleigh cleaned her plate. I love it when she tries something new and enjoys every bit of it. :) She ate like she hadn't eaten in weeks. LOL I have raised her well.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

At long last...

I have completed a scrapbook page!!! This page has been sitting on my table for a long time just waiting to be finished....and the inspiration has been slow coming. I am so glad to finally have completed a page!!! I hope that this is the end of my dry spell, that is for sure.

Here's the page I created:
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Oh man it feels good. I have spent the rest of the night putting layouts into albums and getting organized. Now I know what I am going to work on next. :)

Alright, off to try to find inspiration for my next page and call it a night!!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday Musings...

So, it's Sunday. I should have been at church. But, instead, I was here on the couch - high on cold medicine and nose raw from tissues. Bleck. I hate being sick. Especially when the weather is so stinking beautiful outside.

As a compromise, I have the french doors and windows wide open with lots of fresh air filling the house. As I take a deep breath, I am relieved that there is warm weather and sunshine. Makes my soul happy!! :)

Andy left yesterday morning and we spent the day running errands. I took Bayleigh and her best friend to see Charlotte's Web in the afternoon. What a great movie!! The book is one of my childhood favorites, but watching the movie - with real animals and a real Fern, so great!

In my quiet last night (between the dozing on the couch), I started thinking about how much work it was for Charlotte to convince Wilbur that he was all those words that she spun about him. Isn't that how our lives are? It takes alot of convincing by others to help us see ourselves for some of the things that we really are. Why is it so hard for us to see the good in ourselves? Is because the world tells us that it is boastful and ungodly? Or is it because we, as women, were raised to believe in being the ultimate unselfish giver of ourselves without ever thinking about what we need or how much we give? I am not sure. But, I know that with me, that has to change. For my own sanity and good, I have got to start focusing on the positive more. If I don't, the dark will intrude and take over parts of my life that I am not willing to hand over.

So, I am going to try to come up with a word everyday that tells something about myself and try to mull it over and pick it apart. Something positive...something inspiring. I deserve it! And so does every other woman!!

Those are my first thought provoking insights from the movie....funny how a kid's movie can teach us grown-ups so much! :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Wacky Wednesday

We are done with our crazed FCAT testing in the state of Florida. *huge sigh of relief* I am glad that it is over. These kids were so panic-stricken over this test. It is so sad. They did fairly well, however, they attempted to make every question much harder than it needed to be. I got through it, they got through it, and we will see how they did when reports come back later this school year.

Andy leaves for another school on Saturday. He will be in South Carolina for some Army school. Gotta love the military. I have no clue what it is for - I just gave up trying to keep track. Although I do know that he said it would be quite challenging. But, I know he will do great and leave with excellent reviews!!

So, I think we are done trying for #2. *gulp* Yes, I would love another. However, it's just not happening. So, I think we are just going to let things go and enjoy what we have. We have been blessed with a beautiful little girl and we couldn't ask for anything more. It's hard to admit it, but I think that we will all be a little better off if we put it away for now. Maybe just the top shelf of the closet, not quite up in the attic yet. *wink*

I think that's about it for now. I am going to scrapbook tonight and try to finish up this page I have been working on. It's for a book of me challenge over at Lifetime Moments. We will see. Gonna make a stop at the local scrapbook store - Scrapbook Market - after I get off of work. But, after that, I am going to scrap away. Well, until Lost comes on. hehe

That's all for now.....