Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for 2 things.

I am thankful that I finally have an eye appointment for the 1st time in 2 years. I wear my contacts entirely too long at times (6-8 months) and it is certainly starting to catch up with me after years and years of doing this. My eyes are constantly red and dry. Boo! Can't wait to get yelled at from the doctor.

Now, for the good one! :) I am thankful that I stopped screaming, kicking, cussing, stomping, ranting and raving long enough to listen to my husband's business idea (it took a couple days for me to warm up to it though). He has opened our world up to being able to travel at wholesale prices all around the world! I cannot believe some of these prices. Not only are we able to travel cheap, like dirt cheap but we have an opportunity to make money, like $12,000 in the first 4 months and not work with a pyramid type company. I was asked last night why I finally jumped in on this business like a mad woman and I simply said I want to stay at home when I have children. This business will give me the opportunity to do so not to mention *for the most part* children travel free.

We currently have 3 websites but I am working on getting those down to 2 websites over the next couple of days. When I have all those ducks in a row, I will post an entry dedicated to my testimony and business so I can pass all the saving on to my readers.

I hope everyone has a fabulous Thursday!


Mini Vacay?


Josh and I are thinking....

HereStaying HereLuxor Hotel and Casino
The pictures of this place are unbelievable. Not to mention, the pool is AH-MAZING!

AND...Seeing This

We just can't go to Vegas and not see something completely inappropriate! :)


Just a little picture...

Thankful Thursday

Today, I am thankful that it is almost the weekend. I have so much planned for the weekend. It seems overwhelming because I feel like so much needs to be done but, nevertheless, it will get done and that's a promise!

I am thankful that I will get to spend the day with my mother Saturday. I may take that statement back come Saturday. She is going to help get staging items for the house so that it will be presentable to buyers. I love her decorating and I know she is excited that she finally gets to do some decorating again since their house is done.

Finally, I am thankful that Josh and I are over our little shenanigans. Like I have previously stated, we hardly ever fight and when we do, for the most part, we kiss and make-up pretty quickly but not this last time. We were at each others throats for almost a week. It was horrible and over lack of communication which just makes the argument stupid.

What are you thankful for today?


Wishful Wednesday

Today I wish that this week would hurry up. I cannot wait until Saturday. Mom and I are spending the day together shopping for staging items for the house so that it looks more presentable to buyers. I am super excited!

I have no other wishes for today; I just really want this week to hurry up and be over.

A side note: For the first time in over 2 years, I FORGOT to put my rings on. I feel so naked and I feel like crap for not having them on. Luckily, I only had to come to work today and have no where else to go. I feel terrible that I forgot them and hope it never happens again!


It's time for that "big" annoncement...

Let me preface by saying that Facebook needs to just go away.

Ok, ok...I totally don't mean that at all, BUT I do think it is time for me to take a short break. I have never gotten emotional over a comment (that wasn't even on my page). The comment said that everyone is having babies. No sir, not everyone is having babies. I am not having a baby and I know several other ladies that aren't having babies. So, no, not everyone is having babies. I know you meant no harm by it because you and your fiance will be holding your precious child for the first time today but seriously, not everyone can be as lucky as you and get pregnant without trying.

I have fought with myself time and time again over if I want to write this post or not because this is a public blog and I have friends and family that read it. I have decided that it is time because of today's Facebook comment. For the first time in a little over 9 months, I began to get emotional over the fact that Josh and I don't have a baby of our own yet. We have been actively trying to get pregnant for over 9 months now. I really need a place to write my feelings from time to time about this journey and duh... I have a blog so why not use it to document our journey to parenthood as well.

I will have to write a more detailed post later this evening or this week as it is time for me to leave this hell that I call work. I thought I had time to write it out but my lovely jerk of a boss called me into his office to repeat the same thing he did an hour ago.


Thankful Thursday

Although I am in a Bitter Betty mood today, I have found a couple things that I am thankful for.

First, I am thankful that my tire decided to go completely flat after I got to work. I had no earthly idea what was going on. I noticed that something was different with the truck on the way to work but figured it was the rotors going bad again. Nope! A lady from the downstairs office called and said "Uhh Jennifer, you have a flat tire". Fabulous! I went out to the parking lot and surely enough, I have a construction grade nail, complete with the washer stuck in my tire. This is the biggest nail I have ever seen. I am so thankful that I was able to make it to work and nothing bad happened. I did suck it up and called Josh. He is gladly on the way to put the spare on the truck. He is trying to get on my good side again after yesterday's stupid shenanigan.

I am also thankful that we have gotten so much accomplished with getting the house ready to put on the market. We should be able to have everything ready by next weekend! So excited.

What are you thankful for?


Baby Callie

Meet Callie Faith. She is the most precious thing ever and she is loved very much. She also happens to have Down Syndrome. Although it will be a struggle later in life, this little girl has all the love in the world and she will overcome so much in her life!

Callie is a little over a month old now and weighs 6 pounds.
She spent some time in the NICU and has a small hole in her heart but the doctors are confident that the hole will close on its own as she grows up.

Callie brightens my day and I cannot wait until I get to hold her again.

Wishful Wednesday

I have been dying for what is called black and white diamond jewelery.

Every picture below can be found at Kay Jewelers.

Call me strange but for some seriously crazy, unknown reason I have been really wanting one (or all) of these. I think I will causally leave this post open on my laptop tonight so Josh can see! :)

I LOVE this ring!

I really like the necklace below because it is so different from anything that I have ever seen.

It's so nice to wish for things even when you know there is no way that you can have them. :)


Pretty Lines

I was vacuuming today and got really irritated. I vacuum about once a week and every week I get irritated right afterward because I realize that those pretty vacuum lines will shortly disappear the moment I walk out of the room or Josh walks in the door. It really is sad and seems like a waste of time. Oh well, life will go on and hopefully in the new house, I will have hardwood floors and won't have to worry about pretty vacuum lines.

That's all. Hope you have a great Tuesday!


Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for a short work week. It has been one of the most boring weeks ever at work and I am thankful that I only have to sit here for 4 days instead of 5.

I am thankful that it is almost the weekend which means that tomorrow I will finally get to meet Josh's cousins little girl, Callie. She was born a month ago with Down Syndrome. Callie is an adorable little baby and I cannot wait to finally be able to hold her.

I am also thankful that the packing process is a success so far and we haven't run into any problems yet. We have gotten a lot accomplished but still have a TON to go.

What are you thankful for today?


4th of July Weekend

Josh and I spent the weekend on the lake with his family as we usually do during the summer.

This is Tina (Joshs stepmom) and I

LOVE this picture!
John(Joshs dad) and Tina
Ashtyn and I
Tina's birthday is on the 3rd, so every year, we have a small party/get together for her while on the lake. This year she turned 40. Yes, Josh is 27 and his stepmother is only 13 years older. I guess Josh and John both like 'em young! :)

The black flowers were a joke from John. He decided that it would be funny to have them "almost dead". He definitely had to explain it to everyone. We thought it was just part of the cake.

We had an awesome long weekend! Hope you all did as well.

This post wouldn't be complete without thanking our troops, past and present, for fighting for our freedom. I love all of you especially my brother Matt who is currently in Afghanistan.

We're Moving!

Josh and I decided that it is time to move. Well, I really decided and he is going along with it. Josh has owned the house that we live in for about 5 years now. It is your typical first time home but I really *hate* that house. I've mentioned it before how I am grateful for a roof over my head but I strongly hate that house. Why? 1. It was him and his ex-wife's house. They (well Josh, but we won't go there) bought that house together. Her child lived in that house. 2. His psycho ex-girlfriend lived in that house. Because of reasons 1 and 2(among so many more), I have never felt like the house was OUR house. When I moved in 2 years ago, the house was completely bare. All the walls were white and all the furniture was mis-matched. I attempted to make the house a home but was never able to accomplish it. I painted *every* wall in that house. My parents and I bought furniture and items to stage the house with but it still doesn't feel right. I don't want to raise our children in that house and I decided a long time ago that I most certainly would not!

We started the process yesterday. We started cleaning out closests, drawers and the attic. We went to Lowe's and Wal-Mart and bought storage bins. We packed away over 500 DVD's and over 100 Blue-Ray discs. While at Lowe's, I had to pick up some paint to cover up the entertainment room paint because it is currently dark burgundy and it needs to be lightened up to sell. My living room is a disaster zone! All the bins from the attic are down there along with endless bags of stuff for Goodwill.

There are several small things and a couple big things that need to be done before the house is ready to sell but I am so excited for our future! The house should be ready to go on the market in the next month or so. The good Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to move and I couldn't be happier! Now, if only the house would sell quickly!

Any tips on selling? I'm open ears...