Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bye until next week!

I probably won't update my blog from the road as we're heading out to Florida in the morning. I hope we have a good time because the last few days have been awful! I threw my back out Sunday morning and have been almost flat on my back. Sitting hurts the worst. I'll be going to the chiropractor again in the morning. I've also been having trouble with symptoms related to Celiac Disease. We looked into canceling the trip but we wouldn't get a refund so we're going no matter what. I'm ready for a break and hoping that sitting on a plane will go okay.

See you when we get back! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Paper Posies, Part 2

Here are the rest of my projects using Paper Posies May kit. This was such a fun kit to work with! I'm excited to work with the June kit this weekend - it's full of Pink Paislee and K & Company.'s been a busy week on TV! I was soooo happy David Cook won American Idol!!!! I really thought David A. would win it because of the way seasons have gone in the past. This time I think America really got it right. David C. was so much more polished and professional and completely original. So thrilled for him! I was crying when he was singing his last song. I was also happy that Kristi Y. won Dancing with the Stars. She was sooo good the whole season. I watched some of So You Think You Can Dance last night. Love that show! We went to see their tour in Minneapolis last year and it was fabulous. This is a show I look forward to every summer. The other show I'm planning on watching is The Bachelorette. I think the last show I'll need to watch is Lost but we'll be gone so it will have to be when we get back.

I've been super busy at work. In fact, I'm heading there shortly. I have to do two weeks of radio programs for when we're in Florida (which is why I'm working extra). Isn't it crazy how hard we work to go on vacation? And I'm not just talking about work, but at home too. I always like to have the laundry done up and the entire house clean so I can come home to a clean house.

This weekend will be very crazy for us as well. Tonight I'm going to crop til I drop by myself and hopefully be very productive. Saturday (and this is very newsworthy for me) we have the first part of our adoption home study at 10 a.m. It's at the adoption agency so nothing at our house yet. It's only supposed to take an hour so it shouldn't be too bad. We're excited to get things moving. Saturday afternoon and evening we have a wedding in Ottumwa so that will take most of the days since it's a 2 hour drive there. Sunday I'm working in the church nursery and then my youngest sister is coming to stay overnight and help me clean for the home study. She's broke so I'm hiring her to help me. I'm also hoping she'll go swimsuit shopping with me. I also have take meals to 2 different families on Sunday that just had babies so I'll be busy cooking.

Well, I better get my day started. I'll probably blog one or two more times before we leave next Thursday. Enjoy your holiday weekend! :)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Paper Posies - Part 1

Here's the first half of my projects using the May Paper Posies kit. Our 3rd celebration is still going on if you want to stop by the message board for a bunch of fun challenges! I'll post the other half of my projects later this week.

I had a wonderful weekend. We went to see Prince Caspian Friday night - it was fabulous! I've had the opening date for this movie on my calendar for literally months. It was a lot more violent than the first one but the special effects were better too. I'm already looking forward to the next one but it doesn't come out until 2010. I should probably re-read the second book as I think I did that after the movie came out. We also went out to dinner at Applebee's before the movie. It was nice to have a date night! Saturday was a busy day that ended in getting dressed up for an outdoor wedding for a couple from church. It was a beautiful night for a wedding and then the reception was held in our new church addition. I had an absolute ball at the reception! I love to dance so I was on the dance floor most of the night shaking my groove thing! A couple of the guys in our small group like to dance too so I was dancing with them and their daughters. Glen doesn't like to dance but I did get him out there a couple times. Sunday was a pretty low-key day.

Over the weekend, I spent quite a bit of time out on our deck lounging in the sun and reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight books I'm obsessed with). I finally finished it, but I definitely want to re-read it. I was bawling by the end. Stephenie is such a beautiful storyteller. She has this amazing way of making you fall in love with her characters. I definitely recommend this book - it debuted as #1 on the NY Times Best Seller List!

I have a busy week ahead! We have small group at our house tonight and another wedding on Saturday night. I'll be working some extra hours this week. I need to fit in a shopping trip and do some cleaning, work on scrap projects, and there's a bunch of my shows ending this week. Sounds like a tough life, huh? :) Well, I'm off to get busy...much to do today!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


No new photos from me today but I'll share some work soon. I've been busy trying to take care of me the past few weeks. I finally got results back from my blood test and the doctor is suspecting Celiac Disease. For those who don't know what this is, it's an autoimmune disease that causes damage to your small intestine when you eat gluten. I will be having a biopsy of my small intestine to confirm this is what I have. CD can come on at any time in life and you can have it but not be showing symptoms. I've been having quite a bit of anxiety when I eat anything because I don't know if it will make me sick or not. It's also been difficult to make plans because I don't know how I will feel on any given day. I also managed to get strep throat last week but am feeling so much better now.

My sisters spent a couple nights at my house over the weekend. They're both poor college students so I hired them to help me deep clean my house in preparation for our home study that will be coming up soon. I got a lot done but still have a lot left to do. I honored my mom for mother's day last weekend so Sunday was pretty low-key for me. Mother's Day is actually a very painful day for me so I didn't go to church. There was a baby dedication at church which is really the main reason I didn't want to be there.

Well, I guess that's about it for now. We're getting super excited for our Florida trip in two weeks. I had to rearrange our travel plans a little bit and now we're staying in Orlando the first three nights and going to Disney World. Then we'll drive back to St. Petersburg and stay on the beach. I'm looking forward to lots of sun and relaxation. I have a bit of shopping to do before we go. I want to get a new swimsuit and I still need some shorts. :)

Have a great day! :)
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