Thursday, February 26, 2009
so, either way if she meant for me to take the z-pack or if it was just a shot in the dark, it apparently was what my body needed to stomp out the nasty little bug that's been making me so sick. AND i'm certain that joel will be happy to see that he actually has a wife that will do more than just switch back and forth between the bed and the couch like a zombie :). speaking of switching, i hear the washer calling my name...it's good to be back in the land of the living!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
on the bright side, we are flying to texas for the weekend for my friend stephanie's wedding and are SO excited. we're only there from friday-sunday but i have a HUGE list of things i want to do with joel/show joel/places to eat with joel/places to shop AND i have a list of people i want to see before we have to board the plane sunday evening. (i promise great pictures when we return!)
so while you listen to obama tonight talk more about his economic plans, remember that the alleys are trying to do their part supporting a small portion of the cold/flu/healthcare industry because apparently, that's how we roll.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
happy valentine's day! i love valentine's day...i've loved it my whole life. i love the cheesiness and goofiness and i love the opportunity to take a day to let someone know just how much you love them. one of my favorite things about valentine's day in elementary school was making and giving valentines to everyone in your class (even the kids you might not have liked) because on that day, you included everyone...everyone got some candy and a card in their little decorated shoebox on the corner of their desk (do you remember making a valentine "mailbox"?). as i've gotten older, i have to admit that i still love valentine's day just as much as i did when i was a kid.
-i love how his hair literally stands on end in the mornings and his hair isn't very long but i love it. it's really cute.
-i love how he is so understanding and calm when i have a tendancy to freak out :).
-i love his heart for people and for ministry...i love that right now, he so faithfully serves in the Preschool Ministry, even though the Lord has called him to teach adults. his heart and passion for the Lord challenges me and inspires me to
-i love how he is a little OCD about making the bed...i just stand back and "help" because i am not as great at putting sheets on the bed as he is.
-i love that he actually likes for me to pick out his outfits or clothes in the mornings for him.
-i love that he likes spending time with my family and playing with my nephews and niece...they adore him and that makes my heart so happy!
-i love that before i leave the house in the mornings, he takes time to make sure to tell me i look great. (even though, some mornings, i'm sure he's just being sweet...it means a lot to me. ;)
-i love that he made my Christmas present this year...it is absolutely beautiful and i will treasure it always.
(my Christmas present)
-i love, above all, that he is a man who is passionately seeking the face of God and His direction for our family... i love that i know without a doubt that i can follow him without hesitation because he is spending time seeking God's plan and will for us.
Monday, February 9, 2009
the snuggie has been the topic of recent conversation among people i work with, friends, and i've even noticed a blog or two that has taken a moment to talk about (mock) the snuggie or the slanket. well, i've heard confession is good for the soul so here i go...i have a snuggie. actually, we have 3 snuggies. every time i would see the snuggie advertised on tv, i would comment, "okay, i know i'm a dork but i really want one of those...i'm always cold." well, my sweet hubs ordered the "deluxe" snuggies without telling me to surprise me AND then bought one from walgreens to keep in the car (i'm always cold in the car, too).
now, i know admitting that i am a snuggie user AND that i actually love my snuggie is setting me up for quite a bit of internet-mocking but that's totally okay :) because i have no shame. all i'm saying is, come on over to my house and try the snuggie...once you put it on, you're hooked. :)
in other news, i can't believe that it's already been 2 months since i said, "i do." i know 2 months isn't a long time but it certainly has seemed like it has flown by. we're doing well and seem to be adjusting to being married...we both agree that we love it. i have to take a second and brag on joel because the way he loves me, cares for me, provides for me, protects me and serves me simply overwhelms me. i never dreamed that the Lord would bless me with such a man (i had hoped but the Lord's blessing of joel waay outmet my expectations!) and i am so, so thankful for him. i know this paragraph is random and doesn't quite seem to fit in with the snuggie story but thinking about joel buying me a snuggie made me think of how sweet he is and so on and so forth and here i am gushing about him. it happens. :)
back to the snuggie news...i had planned to post a picture of me wrapped up in the goodness that is a snuggie...maybe sometime this week.