Friday, February 18, 2011

Been a while . . .

Okay so it's been a really long time since my last entry . . . no real reason just haven't taken the time.  We had a great holiday season.  Any time that our whole family is together we all have a great time.  On Christmas Eve at my grandparents this year it was very special . . . one of my favorite moments was when my Grandfather got his guitar out and the little kids (mostly great-grandchildren) sang Christmas carols with him.  It was so special . . . precious memories for sure.

I started dating someone at the middle of December and so far we are still together =) His name is Jon and he lives in Elizabethtown.  He's 35, never been married, and doesn't have any children.  The distance (though not far) does cause us not to be able to see each much but we talk every night on the phone and text throughout the day.  We are taking it a day at a time.

My nephews are growing in leaps and bounds . . . plus I have a niece on the way in June.

I (like most everybody) am ready for Spring .  . .  bring on the tanning bed!  LOL!  Okay maybe I'll try a self-tanner or spray tanning to be healthier but usually the best result for me is the tanning bed.  Looking forward to nice weather.

Hope you are all doing well . . .


Friday, October 8, 2010

Fall is my favorite . . .

I love Fall . . . it is my favorite season as far as the 4 seasons go.  Christmas is my favorite season but you know what I mean.  I love the coziness of Fall - except right now it's warm.  I love the smells of caramel, pumpkin, vanilla at this time of year.  I went and spent $40 at Bath & Body works on wall-flowers of warm vanilla caramel and creamy pumpkin soap. 

I've been busy.  Last week we were in Florida which was a lot of fun.  I went to West Palm Beach with my parents, my brother, sister-in-law, and my nephews (Conner and Colin).  It was great because we flew as opposed to a 20 hour drive one way and overall we had great weather.  Most of our time was spent on the beach or by the pool with a tiny bit of sight-seeing one day we were there.  Then I came back to work this week and everybody else was on vacation so I wanted another week off. :)

Our revival starts at the end of the month so there is that to prepare for and then the holidays are truly right around the corner.  Hope that everyone is doing well . . .more soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shirley and Marcy

Shirley & Marcy

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didn't want his mother to walk with him. She wanted to give him the feeling that he had some independence but yet know that he was safe. So she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a  neighbor if she would please follow him to school in the mornings, staying at a distance, so he probably wouldn't notice her. She said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise as well, so she agreed. The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor  girl he knew. She did this for the whole week. As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.

 Finally she said to Timmy, 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?'

 Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know who she is.'

 The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'

 'That's just Shirley Goodnest,' Timmy replied, 'and her daughter Marcy.'

 'Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she  following us?

 'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd
 Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get
 used to it!'

 The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to  shine upon you, and be gracious unto you; the Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you peace.

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always. I know you smiled!

 I sure did, pass this on and brighten someone's day.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Such a girl . . .

Okay so a friend of mine from Church who was also my roommate for two and a half years is getting married today.  She is 10 years younger than me, skinny as a rail, and no doubt will be GORGEOUS!! So, my almost 33 year old body (which can't compete) has been trying to find something to wear for the wedding.  I have dresses that I wear to work and Church but I wanted something new.  I've looked and fretted and looked some more.  Now it is the day of the wedding and there is less than six hours until it starts.  I have yet to find something that I think will be trendy.  Now why is it that it drives me crazy to look at my closet and think that among her 20 something friends that I will look dowdy? NUTS!  I look at my closet and think that's to long, to plain, to something.  Then I go to the stores and I think that's to short, to revealing, to young.  ARGH!!! Does anybody else feel that way about going to events where other women will be?  I know that I will get dressed in something from my closet since the clock is counting down and I will think that I look pretty good and then I'll get there and feel like Ms. Thirty-something among all of the skinny, tan, cute dressed college girls.  Whatever!!!   Sigh, I'm such a girl.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Baby Ann Elizabeth (Annie)

Okay so the day is finally here . . . Ann Elizabeth Parsley is here!! She was born today at 12:52 p.m. weighing 7lbs 8oz and 19 inches long.  She has a TON of black hair and looks just like Noah and Lilly Grace did.  Jessica and Annie are both doing great!  I am so thankful that God has blessed our family with another healthy baby.  God is so good. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My new place . . .

So I officially moved in to my new place two weeks ago today.  It's an apartment but I don't care, I'm not ready financially to buy a house.  I remember the anxiety that I felt buying a brand new car several years ago and I'm just not ready to buy a house on my own yet.  Anyway, I have lived with a roommate the past 3 1/2 years and though it had its positives there is nothing quite like having my own place again.  I LOVE it, it's quiet where I live, and very close to the office so I can go home at lunch and also sleep a little bit later. 

Other than that I really have nothing new to share except now the number of expectant friends/family that I have has dropped to five instead of seven which was the number at the beginning of Spring.  It's fun and I love it and can't wait to meet each of the new babies.  I also love buying for them and spoiling them and then going home to my quiet new apartment =). 

We have been very busy at work this month and for that I am thankful.  In these trying economic times, I'm glad to have a job period but having a job that I love with a great group of people is awesome.

Hope you are all having a GREAT Summer.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

Iphone User

Okay so I used to get annoyed with Iphone users.  My friends that had one long before me seemed to always be playing with their phones and sometimes when I was talking to them they weren't always paying attention to what I was saying.  On January 8th I became an "Iphone head".  I LOVE my phone, love all the apps, and love how it helps to pass the time oh and it makes me feel cool. =) Well, about two weeks ago I started having problems with it so I purchased the Apple Care Plan and was able to get a "new" phone sent to me overnight.  I got it this past Monday and followed all of the instructions to back up and restore the "new" phone to have the apps, pics, etc.  I was happy until about Wednesday when I realized that the "silent" button has a glitch.  I use silent quite a bit especially at work.  I had it on silent and at my desk and all of a sudden I heard the tone that let me know that I have a text msg.  UGH!  So now this phone is not working properly.  I call Apple Iphone Support and am told that the phones that they send out are "slightly refurbished".  GREAT!  Okay so probably down deep inside I knew that but I really don't want to go through this process all over again.  Looks like my options are: mail my phone back and wait for another one which would mean that I'd have to go back to using my Blackjack for a while, or drive to an Apple Store (closest is Greenhills),  or they will put a $500 hold on a credit/debit card and overnight me one again.  ARGH!!!! What to do?  I can't decide.  Who's up for a trip to Greenhills?