Wednesday, April 16, 2008


For all of your prayers. Sevs surgery was a success...well, I guess it was....he is now passing stones on his own. He is in a bit of pain and on alot of meds. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
I just wanted to get on here and let you all know he is doing well, but I don't know when I'll post again. Our life is so hectic right now...its hard finding the time. Hopefully I'll be back to posting in a week or two, but until then email me or call if you find the time :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

And thats the way the cookie crumbles...

of course! I KNEW once I finally decided on a job and took an offer TS would call me!!! Ugh. Oh well, everything happens for a reason.

We had a......interesting weekend. We left Friday evening and spent the weekend camping. I LOVE camping...I can't think of anything else I would rather be doing. We had a great time...unfortunately, I packed the camera but forgot to pack a memory pics, sorry :( We spent Saturday four wheeling through the mountains. I was exhausted by the time we made it back to camp...every part of my body hurt. We ate dinner (a lovely homemade,campfire chili one of the boys cooked) and lounged around the fire for the evening. Ali was a hit!! Everyone said he was the ugliest dog they had seen...but by the end everyone loved him :) That's my boy!!
Saturday night I just about froze to death (sev stole the covers!!) but it was still nice to be in a tent under the star filled sky! We woke up Sunday morning and ate a big breakfast of eggs, grits, toast, and coffee warmed over the fire, YUM!! They also had fresh sausage which I tasted but I'm not much into meat, other than turkey and chicken. After breakfast we packed up and decided to ride a bit more before we left. BAD idea...I was hurting from the ride the day before, so riding again Sunday only emphasized my pain. Sev prefers four wheeling in old jeeps, but I prefer four we split up for a bit of the ride, but we all met back up at the end of the trail. After that we poured water over the campfire and said good-bye to the trees :( I hope to go back soon!!
I will try and locate a picture of the "restroom facilities" if someone emails me is HILARIOUS!! One of the guys actually rigged a toilet seat onto a hitch that they have hooked to the back of one of the four wheelers. They keep a roll of toilet paper on one of the handle when its time just hop on the four wheeler and ride off into the woods...hahahahahaha...this just cracked me up!!! I'm not prissy or girlie by any means...but I just couldn't bring myself to use that still cracks me up though and I'll try and hunt down a picture!! (of the four wheeler, not of someone using it!!!)

Sev has surgery Wednesday, so please keep him in your prayers. Unfortunately I start work tomorrow and I can't take Wednesday off, so it appears that his mother will take him in for surgery. I wish I could help take care of him, but I just don't want to take the second day of work off. He is having his 4 kidney stones broken up by a shocking procedure. His first surgery was with a laser. He also has gall bladder stones...but the doctor said he would be okay for awhile with those, so they are not going to remove that part just yet. Over all sev has been feeling okay...just ready to get this over with.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Say hello...

to my little punk rocker!!!

I know you're saying "NO SHE DIDNT!!!"..........yes...yes she did.

Ali and I lounged around outside yesterday in the beautiful sunshine. Sadly, we couldnt lounge long b/c Ali was burning up under his winter coat. I usually get him shaved right before I decided to shake it up a bit...give him a little attitude...throw caution to the wind and let his wild side show. He now rocks a little mohawk.

Note to his grandparents and foster parents: Don't's just a stage, you have to learn to let your babies grow up and express themselves ;-) His long hair will return shortly.
I have named this look, the Alitude.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


This weather.
I'm also loving Leona Lewis, she is probably top on my "fav. singer/song writer" list right now :) She rocks. I just loaded my Ipod up with a few of her hits!!

Well, I went by UofP today to pick up my training manual. I'm pretty excited about starting next week. Everyone was out of the office this week, they are in Florida for a retreat. So I start here in Cola. next week and then go to Florida or Atlanta in the up coming weeks to train. This job is going to require alot of training, but I like learning new things.

I came home and changed into a pair of shorts...thats right SHORTS...yipeeee!! again...lovin' spring time!!! It really is my favorite time of the year. Flowers, fresh new grass, rain drops, sunshine, warm weather, baby animals ;) Love it.

Well, I'm off to spread a blanket on the lawn and go over this training manual.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend, we're going camping and I'm ready to dig my toes in the creek mud!!!!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

who knew...

I wish I did.

I wish I knew that my LL Bean hiking boots don't fit me!! I wish I knew that BEFORE I wore them to hike 10 miles with my in-laws sunday!! I wish I knew this because now my toes are killing me!!
Actually, for that entire body is killing me, lol.
It was alot of fun though, so I can't complain much. During the first 2-3 miles of the hike I carried Ali in his little "hound bound" hiking backpack. Along with my camelbak and fleece vest. That combination led to a back full of sweat, eww gross!! So Ali took to the ground and made the rest of the hike on all fours like the little trooper he is. A little after 8 miles into the hike my feet were hurting so badly I was bringing up the rear with a limp. My sweet sister-in-law offered to trade after taking a second to switch sweaty foot wear (lol, yuck I know) I was good to go and the remainder of the hike was a breeze :-) One of my favorite things to do is hiking. I love nature. Just being outside makes me happy.
We came back to Columbia Sunday evening and Sev, I and Ali crashed into our pillows. Yesterday was spent running errands and I actually went on another job interview. The hardest part of the interview was walking into the office with heels on while trying to pretend my toes weren't screaming at me!! All in all the interview went well. I was originally interviewing for a traveling job. I would love to have taken the offer...but being married with a house and a just didn't seem possible. I would have spent 6 months in Charleston, 5 here in Columbia and 1 in Florence. Home on the weekends. I went ahead with the interview but explained that it just wasn't possible for me to travel right now. They were very understanding and actually decided to continue interviewing me, but for a local position instead. We will see what becomes of that. UofP wants me to start next either way....I will officially be a working woman soon!!! Yipee.
Sev has been working crazy hours lately, I'm ready to take on the work load and allow him to take more time to study. He and I are both ready for him to graduate from Embry-Riddle and start focusing on his flying. I can already tell these next couple of years are going to be crazy, I'm just thankful we're no longer apart and we're actually back together as a team and looking outward and forward in the same direction.

Friday, April 04, 2008

One decision down

I shouldn't have said I "hate" making decisions. Honestly, I'm glad I have the ability to make my own decisions, that no one else can make my decisions for me. I am my own person, with my own way of thinking and I can choose my own choices. However, uncomfortable decisions are difficult :-( I finally made one decision today.
I've been in the process of negotiating jobs (YAYYYY, prayer one answered!!!). It really was a difficult decision. Whenever I struggle with something I tend to call my dad. I don't know mom is def. better in the compassion department. However, my dad and I think alot alike. Sometime good, sometimes bad ;-) So lately I've been discussing my options with my dad. He's a pretty logical thinker. After much thought, debating and flip flopping...I finally decided on a job. I do like to place everything in Gods last night before I went to sleep I prayed God would guide me in the right direction. This morning I called to decline one offer. MAN was that hard!!! I'm nervous and excited and a little sad to tell one company no. So I suppose, as of today, I am an Enrollment Counselor with the University of Phoenix.
Sev and I still have a few more decisions that have to be made, so please continue to keep us in your prayers. His kidney stones have not bothered him lately. He goes to the urologist on the 15th and from there they will schedule his surgery, yikes!!
**sigh** I'm so ready for this weekend...time to relax and stop stressing!!
Happy Friday!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I need Love Love...

oooo to ease my mind....

LOL, okay sorry...that was the only title that came to mind. Actually I just need prayers please.
It seems recently a few major decisions have been placed before Sev and I. I won't go into great depth now...but if your prayer list isn't flooded with the rest of the worlds concerns, please add us :-) I believe in the power of prayer and I hate making decisions.
God is good, my little flowers are just soaking up this rain and sun we're getting this afternoon!!
Now if only I could convince Ali that the rain won't hurt he hates to go outside in the rain!!
Have a wonderful day!!