Tuesday, March 27, 2012

belated goodbye

Ya, so I've been gone for awhile, but I thought if anyone still cared I should offer an official farewell. I love blogging, I love the bloggy friends I met, the moms I related to, the relationships formed, but I'll be honest....It was an addiction. An addiction that was taking away from my family. If you've read my blog at all, you know I don't manage my time well. I am a full-time teacher and mother, and I wasn't giving my kids the attention they deserved. Ya, I miss it sometimes, but I hands down made the right decision to prioritize and make a cut. Kudos to you awesome moms who manage your time so well. I'm not one of them. Never have been. And sorry to say most likely never will be. Farewell bloggy friends. Jesus if the way, the truth, and the life, and I look forward to meeting you in heaven some day. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

people in review {condensed}

So obviously I'm a million weeks behind, so I'll give you a quick recap, and then hopefully I'll keep you updated on a regular basis. We've missed some juicy stuff!

We'll start off with Lindsey Lohan and the engagement of Prince William & Kate Middleton. {pause} OK! Check that off the list. Moving on.

Pregnant: Mariah Carey, Pink, Kate Hudson, Alicia Silverstone, Ivanka Trump, Selma Blair, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba, Tanya Harding

Had a baby:
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, girl, Faith, by surrogate
Penelope Cruz & Javier something, boy
Owen Wilson, boy
Vince Vaughn, girl, Locklyn
John Travolta & Kelly Preston, boy, Benjamin
Melissa Rycroft Strickland, girl, Ava Grace
Christina Applegate, girl, Sadie Grace
Cake Boss, son, Carlo

Engaged:
Reese Witherspoon! YAY!
Kate Moss
Emma Bunton AKA Baby Spice
Jesse James & Kat Von D, THAT didn't take long.
Karina Smirnoff. AGAIN.
Hugh Hefner to a woman a good 80 years younger, {okay ONLY 60 years younger} Gross.
And this is too good, Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo AND Jessica Simpson and her flavor of the month AND Tony Romo and his blonde ALL got engaged within a month of each other. Hmmmmmm......

Divorce/Break-ups:
Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz
Eva Longoria & Tony Parker
Ryan Reynolds & Scarlett Johansson
Jude Law & Sienna Miller
Taylor Swift & Jake Gyllenhaal
January Jones and Jason Sudeikis
Shakira
Christina Aguilera, {who totally botched the National Anthem at the Super Bowl btw}
Troy Aikman
Jamie Pressly
Tony Hawk
John Mellancamp, who is now with Meg Ryan. Weird.

Call me out on anything important that I missed! Until next time!

Friday, February 11, 2011

heaven is definitely real

Ok, have you heard of the book? Replace the definitely with for and you'll get the real title. I don't want to type it out because google could potentially lead everyone I know to this blog. And it's my little secret remember?

Anyhoo, before we moved a year and a half ago, the author was our pastor.

The book has been #1 on NY Times Bestseller list, and a couple weeks ago was featured in People magazine. They've been all over the news around here.

If you haven't read the book you should. The story is awesome. And it's real.

Unfortunately, it seems the fame is tearing apart our church family back home.

It makes me sad.

But I take hope in God's word: For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. -Matthew 23:12

God's will be done, but may the humbling take place sooner rather than later.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

come back to me!

Okay sometimes you have to quit something to make you realize what you had. I'M NOT READY! I can't just quit. No, I'm not around much, but I can make it better! So scratch the last post, I'm not going to quit blogging completely, I just can't.

Now that we have that out of the way. I need to vent. This is our first month on Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover, and I totally excited. For meal planning I bought a 3-month-subscription to e-mealz.com. We got the low-carb plan. I just went to the store and spent NINETY-THREE DOLLARS on 4 meals plus a few staples like milk, bread and peanut butter! SERIOUSLY?!? Uh, not exactly in the budget. I was completely disappointed. Hubby thinks we should buy a month's worth of groceries but I can't decide. I spent over an hour at the store and I'm NOT doing that every week!

How do you meal plan?

Oh and more on my total money makeover later.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

so long my dear friends

My blogging time has come to an end. I just can't keep up with it anymore. Maybe when school gets out I can step back into it. We'll see. Thank you for all the friendships! It has been an awesome journey! I will visit!

Brooke

Sunday, December 26, 2010

calling prayer warriors

In March I read an obituary in the paper. A 3-month-old baby who died of SIDS. With The Baby being only a few weeks older, this hit home hard, and my heart ached for this family.

Last month, a friend of mine introduced me to a friend of hers. She took me aside and asked if it would be okay if her friend could hold The Baby, because hers had died about 8 months ago. I immediately knew who it was. Tears ran down my face as my baby laid her head down on my new friend's shoulder.

Unfortunately, losing her baby is only a fraction of what she's going through right now. Too make an incredibly long story short, her ex's family has money, and there are some messed up things going on right now. She lost custody of her 2-yr-old. So now she's alone, fighting for one son and grieving for another.

Pray for her. Please. God wants her to have her son, I know it. Evil just can't win. I pray that God's power shines through! Good will prevail!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dog dilemma! HELP!

I need your help. To make a long story shorter, Hubby brought home a 5 month "Heinz 57" dog on Thursday night that he adopted from the shelter. He is thought to be a lab/boxer mix but no one knows for sure. Several people, including a dog trainer and pet store owner think he has pit bull in him.

When Hubby heard that he took the dog back, but we ended up picking him back up later. There's no way to actually prove he's pit without very expensive genetic testing.

He's a very laid back dog! Just lays around and lets the kids just do whatever. He won't play or anything though. This worries me. Is he going to turn on us? He's done absolutely nothing to make us think he could be dangerous, but I just don't know what to do. If we take him back the kids will be devastated. I keep telling myself to give him time to adjust to his new environment, but I just don't know.

WHAT SHOULD I DO????
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