Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Do you love 'em?

Hate 'em?

I personally don't like them when they are all over the body, on the front of the neck, the chest, all the way down the arms, etc. But on backs, no biggie. My sister-in-law has one on her foot and I love it on her!!

Some tattoos are just down-right FREAKY. Yes, these are TATTOOs!!!!

My boys would LOVE this one:
Sorry, boys. It's not happening. Ever.

Some more questions for ya!

Where would you get one and why that spot?

What would it be and why?

If you have one, do you regret it and why?

Here's the most important question. WHERE DID YOU GET IT??? I obviously want to go somewhere reputable!

Most people have told me to make sure it has meaning for you personally, not just to get one rashly and without reason. I've been stalking different tattoos for MONTHS and think I have what I want, the question is just where.
And for those of you who are wondering: my husband has a silent love for them. Don't try to deny it, honey. By that, I mean...he smiles when I talk about getting one, asks me where...and then offers suggestions. Yup, he's on board. And I think he's looking forward to me having one. Just sayin'.

*None of these tattoos are what I'm getting....just in case you were wondering.*

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

10 Things

Here it is. My list of ten things I've learned about myself while I've worked out to Insanity and Shaun T. for the last ten weeks.

1. I DO have time to work out.
2. I CAN push myself to get those last ten push-ups in.
3. I LOVE dripping with sweat. Who knew?
4. I FEEL better when I'm working out.
5. I LOVE my husband more when I'm working out. (Take that however you want.)
6. I CAN lift my butt up with exercise alone. Squats, ladies...squats.
7. I DO have a six-pack somewhere underneath all this skin.
8. Shaun T. is from the devil during my workout. He's a saint when I fit into my size 4 jeans.
9. Have muscles is a good thing. It means I burn more calories just sitting. Which, of course means I can eat more!
10. My husband was right. Don't tell him I said that.

Ten things I hope to have accomplished when the next ten weeks are done:

1. Drop another five pounds.
2. Get a tattoo (when I drop that last five pounds).
3. Get through a MAX work out without dropping to the floor.
4. Lift weights. Sometimes, honey...not every day.
5. Make it through the ten weeks!
6. See a small bit of that six-pack.
7. Where my size four jeans regularly, not just on a skinny day. You ladies know what I'm talkin' about!
8. Continue to eat well. Hard to do when you're cookin' for kids!
9. Get up earlier to spend time with God before my day starts, not halfway through!
10. Love my husband better. (Take that however you want.)

I'm a great wife.

Or not.

My husband wrote this blog post back in February. I JUST read it.

I'm a horrible wife.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Love, Obey, Abide

Check out what's new! (This one, I can SHIP!!!)

Signs of Life

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Signs of Life

Yup, created a new blog for Signs of Life!

Go check it out!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Graduation, Sweet 16, and Guitars!

I've been a busy girl this week makin' cookies! Eighty graduation cookies for Buchanan (Go Bears!)
and eighty "Sweet 16" cookies.
Both were for the grandchildren of my old dance coach.

I also made a dozen guitar cookies for a friend's son who is having a "Rock" party. They're ROCKIN'!

(Yup...caught that one guitar with black knobs...fixed!)

Poor Noah missed the last day of school because he got sick. Up until then, he had perfect attendance, too. He was a sad boy today.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Saw this, Loved this, Stole this

You ever read things that grab you by the heart because they were exactly what you needed to hear at the exact moment you needing to hear it? Yeah, me too. Found this on her blog and just had to re-post it.


1. By His Appointment

God brought me here. It is by His will that I am in this place.

In that I will rest.

2. In His Keeping

He will keep me here in His love and give me grace in this trial to live as His child.

3. Under His Training

He will make the trail a blessing, teaching me the lessons he intends me to learn and working in me the grace He means to bestow. It is more important for me to learn the lesson that I’m here to learn than to solve the problem.

4. For His Time

In His good time he can bring me out again. How and when He knows.

~Andrew Murray

Now sigh and give thanks to the Lord. That's what I did.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Happy Grad!!!

Happy Graduation, Class of 2010!

These cookies are for my cousin's son who is graduating this week.


And diplomas: