Friday, June 24, 2011


I get to be at home during the week with this adorable face.  Jealous, huh?

So, I've had every intention to post at least twice a week (this is where the title comes into play) since I've started this blog, but I've flooded my schedule with pool outings, trips to the park, and ice cream socials with my cute two and a half year old.  I've truly enjoyed being home with Hale more during the week, and I'm blessed to be able to.  We've had so much fun, and we've kind of reconnected, you can say. 

If you didn't know I was working full time until March rolled around.  Hale and I were away from the house and each other for 11-12 hours a day.  Then we would get home, eat dinner, take a bath, and lounge around for a few minutes to go to bed, day in and day out.  Plus, I was a full time student at the community college; I really don't know how I made time for that.  Needless to say I wasn't spending very much needed time with Hale.  Of course time with my husband was lacking too, but that's another story for another day!

God has blessed these past three, almost four months!  I went from working 40-45 hours a week to only working 24 and our bills are still being paid!  I didn't know how it would be possible looking at the numbers, but we stepped out on faith and God gets the glory!!  It was scary, but there aren't very many days anymore that I worry that we aren't going to be taken care of. 

Now I get to spend the week with Hale, Saturday afternoons, and worship on Sunday at church with him.   Heath says I've spoiled him even more, and he's become more ornery, but I think he's just in that stage, and he's extremely stubborn like both Heath and I.  It's been such a blessing to see him grow and discover new things!

Well, here's a little appetizer to keep you satisfied until the next.

I think I'm going to start to write a few COOKING and DIY blogs as well!  So, staty tuned!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


The HEAT has finally scorched the land of Arkansas, and it is officially, yet unofficially summer!  My mother-in-law finally took the top off the pool, and Hale and I were ready to jump in today, well, me anyway.  For some strange reason Hale is deathly afraid of going under the water with his head.  He takes baths fine, and seems to do ok when we get in the hot tub, but this year has been a doozy!  He panics even when I am holding him in the pool, and his head gets even remotely close to being near the water.  So, we are throwing him to the experts at the "Swim Ranch" in Fayetteville at the end of this month.  Who knows maybe he'll come back a water baby, and be swimming strokes!  Ha!

We had fun just laying by the pool!  I got a little bit of a tan, and enjoyed the sun with Hale!

 Hale and Mommy!
 What a big boy!
Hale decided he wanted to wear my sunglasses!  I think he could pull it off! Don't you think?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

To be or not to be?

       Ever since I can remember I dreamed of becoming a Nurse.  I had always enjoyed all those gruesome medical shows that you see on tv, even at a young age.  I started on my adventure of college right after high school and moved back from Russellville after just one semester.  The college life that people talked so highly of wasn't my cup of tea; the "party" part anyway.  It probably didn't help that I went with my "high school sweetheart" (that I obviously am not married to), and it was a boring town; there was nothing to do.  So I moved back home, and decided to go to the community college.  I did pretty well,  so I went and picked up my application for the Nursing program at NWACC, filled it out, and dropped it off with all the necessary paperwork.  The waiting game would be the next step; at least for the next couple months anyway.  Quick end to the story, I didn't get in.  I was very discouraged to say the least.  I pretty much gave up.

So, now, after five years, I'm trying again.  I've retaken a few classes at NWACC to up my chances and I got all "A's", and I did pretty well on the TEAS test that they require.  Anyway, I applied to the summer and fall semesters to start in the program, but I didn't get into the summer session, and I am waiting until mid- June to find out about the Fall semester.  I've been praying about this situation for a long time and am at peace at trying something else if it's not God will for me to be a Nurse.  I want to be used by him in many ways.  Maybe it's in giving my time in other ways...  I desire to help people.

Here recently I finished reading the book "Crazy Love", and it really opened my eyes to true love for God and your neighbors.  All I need to do is convince my husband, or pray for a heart change, to sell what we have so that others can have food to eat, and a place to sleep. 

Matthew 25:42-43 says, "I was hungry and you gave me nothing to drink, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink.  I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me"
      - I think this is how we should view everyone we come in contact with.  We need to be Jesus to the world.  What we do for others we do for Jesus! 

Pray that I be Jesus to the world wherever he places me!