Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Tree

Remember this??

Well now....it looks like this!

I nearly cried when i got home and saw this last night. I called my Mom immediately and was just devastated. The tree that had been across the street from our house since we moved in was ripped from its roots yesterday. I loved sitting out on our front porch and just staring at it and watching the birds gather to it. Even Miss Bella enjoyed going over to it and sniffing around it.

We had high hopes set that they wouldn't tear it down. Across the street are two large empty lots. The tree was on the dividing line and we thought it just might survive the home building. Apparently not!  The home to the right is nearly complete. And it looks like they will begin digging for the other home very soon.

On a positive point, if they do begin the other home....that means we are almost finished completely with all the construction around us! YAHOO! No more construction workers out and about on our street!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Extended weekend

I am hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!

My weekend started out great on Wednesday. I took the day off and spent the day at home putting up our Christmas tree and decor and making a yummy Thanksgiving meal for my Hubs and I. It was wonderful being at home all day! I could SO get use to that!

Thursday, however took a turn for the worse. I won't even go into the details.....but let's just say, I took a long 3 hour nap that day and ate crackers and drank some sprite. Of course, it didn't help matters that my Hubs decided to be in a not so wonderful mood...and it just was hard being around a downer that day. I missed seeing my family....but am so very thankful for the times I have had with them and will have with them around Christmas time. :)

After a rough day on Thursday, Friday turned into a much better day. I however did not get out of my pjs until about 4:00 that day. I enjoyed the no makeup/pj look. And enjoyed watching a movie, football and just being a bum. ha!

Saturday...I began feeling more motivated and I baked a Pecan Pie for my first time...I will put recipes and pictures up on my recipe blog.  It turned out really yummy! I also finished up the outdoor decor...as it was so nice outside...I couldn't resist getting some fresh air!

Today has been GREAT! Church was just what I needed this morning and the sermon was SPOT ON with what I am feeling and going through. God amazes me how he speaks to me when I feel like he isn't listening to me and become frustrated. Thank you God for never giving up on me or those I pray for!! So thankful for my church, pastor and church family. :)

This afternoon, I am taking it easy. I am not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow...but am thankful for the time off I have had.  Got to finish up some MORE laundry and finish up some 31 orders! Business is booming! I was even promoted the day before Thanksgiving! My next goal is to be Director by Feb/March! And then one day...to work at it Full Time so that I can work from home and make my own hours! I can't wait till that day!

I am thankful for all you blog readers out there! Thanks for sticking with me! I haven't been the best blogger in the last few months....haven't felt like anything exciting enough is going on in my life. Decided to start making it a priority again. It is good to write and share. :)

Time to watch some KC Chiefs!! Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Girls Night this Friday

This Friday night I am hosting a Girls Night Shopping Extravaganza! It was suppose to be in our backyard..but due to the weather not sounding like it is going to be cooperating, it will be held in our garage.  I am SUPER excited about this event! Even if it may be raining! We will be warm and dry inside!

I wish all of my blog friends could join us! I have invited all of my neighbors..even those I don't know and friends! So should be interesting to see who all shows up!

I will be displaying my Thirty-One Gifts, Pampered Chef, Sweeetcakes, Dove Chocolates (did you know they have a direct sales company? I didn't), Willow House, Scentsy, Arbonne and Tastefully Simple will all be there to participate. Can't wait!

Now I just have to get the garage in tip top shape! Hoping that the rain holds off so that we can set up the pop up gazebo and have room outside too...but we'll see. 

So if I am a bit distracted this is why! lol!  Plus, my brother-in-law has been staying with us for a week now. He leaves this Saturday. As great as it has been having him here...I am ready for Hubs and I to have the house back to ourselves. We have been having him do some odd jobs around the house...and he has worked on the basement a bit. In fact, he actually got all the drywall hung! One of these days our basement will be finished.

Anyone have any good appetizer/dip recipes to share?? Would love to serve something different on Friday night!

Back to work I go!

Monday, November 8, 2010

A few more from the weekend....

I shared these on facebook...but realized not all of you can see them! So wanted to share here too! Happy Monday! Stew in the crockpot for dinner. Can't wait to get home and have some!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wonderful weekend

Have the rest of you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep as much as me??? Boy! I sure feel like today has been lasting forever....LOVE IT!  Getting ready to watch the Chiefs play the Raiders..but wanted to show you the latest pics I took of my niece this weekend.  She is just wonderful, adorable and so good. I loved spending some time with her and my brother and sil!
Oh yes..seeing my parents was great too! :)

Here are pictures from when she arrived on Friday night...she was so sleepy we had a hard time keeping her awake!  Still wonderful to snuggle with her!

More pics to come in another post.. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Being an Auntie is the best!

My sister downloaded some pictures to her blog...but since most of you do not have access to it, I just had to share a few! I love being an Aunt!  I get to see my niece tonight and can hardly wait!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Being Thankful

I have been terrible about blogging lately and even worse at commenting on the blogs I am reading! Forgive me! Life has been up and down lately and at this moment I am SO THANKFUL that things seem rather calm. Praise God!

If you get my Thirty-One Gifts newsletter, you will have noticed that their are 31 Reasons that we as consultants are thankful to be a 31 consultant. If you haven't read the reasons...it is such an inspiring peace of how the company is changing our lives....click here to go to the newsletter.

I thought I would give you all 10 things I am thankful for...in no particular order....at this moment...

1. A warm home to come home to each night.
2. A loving husband who is my best friend.
3. A family that is AMAZING - I don't know what I would do without my, step-son, parents and siblings, spouses and niece and nephew. I love you guys!
4. Two jobs that I love
5. My friends - both those that I know in person ..near and far...and those I know from online. What would I do without you all!?
6. My Puggle - Bella - she is always eager to greet me or sit on my lap and snuggle.
7. Clothes to wear
8. PLENTY of food to eat
9. My church and church family - I am becoming more active all the time. I am assisting with Sunday school class for 3rd-5th graders, serving communion every other month and am now on the Leadership Committee for church. Thank you God for leading me there.
10. Living in a free country - where I can read my bible and pray daily wherever and whenever I want.

I don't want to celebrate Thanksgiving just one day of the year........I am feeling very Thankful and Blessed today...

2 Timothy 1:3
... I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Pirate

Even though I didn't not get to see my nephew on Halloween...I did get to see pictures...and I just had to share this one with you....he melts my heart!

I get to see my niece this weekend! It has been too long and I can't wait to see how much she has changed!