Monday, January 30, 2012

Smile a Little Mondays {week 3}

I feel like a random post is in order :)

Ew! That sounds just plain disgusting.

I am guilty of this.

Jealous of this guy's bike...

My friends know I'm expecting a frying pan for my birthday :)
Have a wonderful Monday :)

~Peace, love, Raggedy Andy~

Sunday, January 29, 2012


So, over these past few days, I've been a little under the weather. Coughing, sore throat, you know, the usual January sicknesses. I have been contemplating, and I've realized that there are many benefits to being sick:

~Getting to hang out around the house all day in your pajamas.

~Being excused from dish duty after dinner.

~The ability to prank call people and them have no idea its you because your voice sounds like it belongs to a dying hippo.

~When you cut yourself a piece of that scrumptious chocolate cake and your siblings (aka the vultures) come out, pestering you for a teeny bit (which we all know isn't so teeny), you have a reason to deny them. Oh my dear sister, you reply gently, I don't want you to get sick. All the while, in your head you are giving an evil laugh, cackling "Its all MIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!"

~Watching Tangled for the seventh time in one day

~Laughing at your cat fleeing for its life as he hears you try to sing along with Tangled, in a voice that would even make the sounds of a dying hippo a melody to ones ears.

~Watch insane amounts of iCarly and pretending you have a mustache like Sam

~Burying yourself in a pile of unused tissues and waiting for an expecting victim to terrify.

~Impersonating Darth Vader.

Yeah, that's pretty much all I've got. Being sick really isn't that great.
~Peace, love, bottlenose dolphins~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just a thought

I'm sure we've all had those moments. The moments where you are so exhausted, but know you have to clean. Once you start into the chore, you keep muttering to yourself, Didn't I just do this yesterday? And its already dirty again??

That's when that little voice inside you starts whispering, You know its not going to stay like this right? You know that you're just going to have to do it all again tomorrow? Why don't you just leave it be...

The other day, I was mopping the kitchen for what seemed like the 5th time that week, and I was having a mental battle in my mind. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy cleaning. I am always happy when I look back on a chore and see everything is tidy and spotless. But some days, I just get so worn down, that I'd rather do anything else than clean.

I began to mentally complain to myself, that I was just wasting my time. That the floor would just be stomped on with muddy boots by the end of the day, then I'd have to mop all over again. In that second, a thought struck me. What if that's what God thinks of us?

What if God just gave up from cleaning us of our sins? What if He just cast us aside, deciding to just leave us be because we'd get dirty again right after He cleansed us?

Thank you, Lord, He doesn't! He has an abundance of patience to deal with us. He sticks to His work, through thick and thin, through the good times and bad, through the clean, perfect moments, and through the dirty, ashamed-with-sin moments.

That thought, that God would never give up on cleaning us from our sin, gave me something to think about during that day, the next day, and all the days leading up until now. It will probably stay with me for a long time as well. It made attending to my chores a little bit sweeter :)
~Peace, love, Kentucky Derby~

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Update on Challenges {December-January}

I'm such a bad girl. I have been meaning to update you guys on my challenges, but because of being so busy lately I hadn't gotten around to it. Please forgive me?

You can read the details on the challenges here.

Challenge One: Go a year without soda.
This hasn't been as hard as I thought it was going to be. I'm not the biggest soda drinker, I would rather have water any day, so I've been doing pretty good in this area. My only concern will be camp in the summer, the time I use to load myself on Dr. Pepper since I don't have it many other times. I'll have to make sure I bring some Crystal Light packets or something :P

Challenge Two: 365 miles in 365 days

In total, I have fast-walked/ran 62.25 miles since December 20th. I've already reached my first goal of 25 miles so I could compete in a marathon my family signed up for so I'm excited. I've also lost 8 pounds so far and gained muscle, so I'm estactic :)

Just thought I'd give you all the low-down. Thanks again for supporting me you guys. You definitely give me the courage and determination to continue these challenges!

~Peace, love, cherry poptarts (craving one)~

post scriptum: I promise a real post will be coming soon :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Smile a Little Mondays {week 2}

Little Kids :)

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked, "is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" 

Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family of seven) answered, "Thou shall not kill!"

One night a mother told her son to go out to the back porch and bring her the broom. The little boy turned to his mother and said, "Mama, I don't want to go out there. It's dark."

The mother smiled reassuringly at her son. you don't have to be afraid of the dark," she explained. "Jesus is out there He'll look after you and protect you."

The little boy looked at his mother real hard and asked, "Are you sure he's out there?"

"Yes, I'm sure . He is everywhere, and he is always ready to help you when you need him." she said.

The little boy thought about that for a minute and then went to the back door and cracked it a little. Peering out into the darkness, he called, "Jesus? If you're out there, would you please hand me the broom?"

A man scolded his son for being so unruly and the child rebelled against his father.
He got some of his clothes, his teddy bear and his piggy bank and proudly announced, "I'm running away from home!".
The father calmly decided to look at the matter logically. "What if you get hungry?", he said.
"Then I'll come home and eat!", bravely declared the child. "And what if you run out of money?". "I will come home and get some!", readily replied the child.
The man then made a final attempt, "What if your clothes get dirty?".
"Then I'll come home and let mommy wash them.", was the reply.
The man shook his head and exclaimed, "This kid is not running away from home, he's going off to college!!".

A minister was giving the children's message during church.
For this part of the service, he would gather all the children around him and give a brief lesson before dismissing them.
On this particular Sunday, he was using squirrels for an object lesson on industry and preparation. He started out by saying, "I'm going to describe something, and I want you to raise your hand when you know what it is." The children nodded eagerly.

"This thing lives in trees (pause) and eats nuts (pause)..." No hands went up. "And it is gray (pause) and has a long bushy tail (pause)..." The children were looking at each other, but still no hands raised. "And it jumps from branch to branch (pause) and chatters and flips its tail when it's excited (pause)..."

Finally one little boy tentatively raised his hand. The minister breathed a sigh of relief and called on him.

"Well," said the boy, "I know the answer you're looking for is supposed to be 'Jesus' ... but it sure sounds like a squirrel to me."

A Grandmother was surprised by her 7 year old grandson one morning when he had made her coffee. She drank what was the worst cup of coffee in her life. When she got to the bottom there were three of those little green army men in the cup. She said, "Honey, what are the army men doing in my coffee?"

Her grandson said, "Grandma, it says on TV-'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup!'"

A mother took her five-year-old son with her to the bank on a busy lunchtime.
They got behind a very fat woman wearing a business suit complete with pager.

As they waited patiently, the little boy said loudly, 'Gee, she's fat!' The mother bent down and whispered in the little boys ear to be quiet. A couple of minutes passed by and the little boy spread his hands as far as they would go and announced;

'I'll bet her butt is this wide!'

The fat woman turns around and glares at the little boy. The mother gave him a good telling off, and told him to be quiet. After a brief lull, the large woman reached the front of the line. Just then, her pager began to emit a
Beep, beep, beep
The little boy yells out, 'Run for your life, she's backing up!!

Have a happy Monday, you guys :)

~Peace, love, balloons~

Sunday, January 22, 2012


It's crowded in worship today
As she slips in trying to fade into the faces

The girl's teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
Farther than they know

But if we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching?

Why aren't His hands healing?

Why aren't His words teaching?

And if we are the body, why aren't His feet going?

Why is His love not showing them there is a way?

There is a way

{If We Are The Body by Casting Crowns}

Have a wonderful Sunday :)

~Peace, love, Piglet~

Friday, January 20, 2012

Today's a holiday :)

Thank you yahoo calendar updates for reminding me of this special occasion. Without you, I would have totally forgotten (again) what today is: National Penguin Awareness Day :)

{Sorry, Jessica, I had to borrow this picture from you :) }

I'm off to have a cup of really sweet hot chocolate to celebrate my favorite animal :)

~Peace, love, NASCAR~

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Please God...

God, please send me a man like these. One that will love me so much that he will agree to take these kind of engagement pictures :)

My Personal Favorites: The Disney Inspired

Lady and the Tramp


Alice in Wonderland

Any guy who is willing dress up like the Mad Hater must be in love :)

~Peace, love, Narnia~