Hoarding Tendancies

Last weekend, I got the urge to simplify. I looked around our apartment and just felt like we had useless crap shoved into every available drawer, closet, nook, and cranny in our home. I felt claustrophobic and decided that it HAD TO GO! So I went through all of our drawers, all of my clothes, and our storage closet with my tried and true rule: If I haven't worn or used it in the last year, then it goes.

And I present to you the conversation that was had when my husband decided to "help".

(Pulling out a huge sweatshirt with our last name embroidered on it)Me: What about this babe. You never wear this sweatshirt.

Husband(aghast): Babe, it has my last name on it. I can't get rid of it.

Me: Okay. What about this old referee jersey?

Husband: But that is like a legit ref uniform.

Me: Okay. What about this Christmas bucket hat(which is ridiculous and he does not wear it).

Husband: I can't believe you would even suggest that.

Me: You are such a hoarder.

Husband: I am not a hoarder. I just see the potential in things.

haha!! Oh my. And I thought I had a hard time letting things go!



A few weekends ago, I went down to Florida to visit one of my dearest friends, T!!! Her husband is doing an internship in Nashville for the semester so I went down to keep her company and help pass the time! We had a great time. I got in late Friday and we stayed up SO late talking! That girl and I could talk for days I tell ya!

Saturday we decided we wanted to drive a little ways and go to a farm that was having a fall festival. It was huge!! They had every southern food you could think of. Fried Oreos, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Corn on the Cob, Bacon dipped in Chocolate(yuck). Oh man we ate so much food, went on a hayride, and watched them shoot pumpkins out of a pumpkin shooter! It was a fun day. And then we got in the car in the middle of nowhereville and realized we were out of gas. Being two city girls we thought no problem. There is bound to be a gas station somewhere close, right? WRonG. T's car tells her how many miles her gas tank has left in it. And we drove that thing two miles past the zero. Let me just say that I have never been so glad to see a gas station in my life.

Saturday night we went to her church, went out for amazing fro-yo, made fish tacos at home....and both fell asleep during a movie! Fun night!

Sunday we did some shopping. I miss my shopping buddy so much! Thanks for letting me visit T!!



Man oh man, I have been absent from the bloggity world. I feel like I say this everytime I post too! :)

I spent the past two months away in Charlotte. And I fell in love! What a great city! But it was very hard to blog with no laptop, so I just didn't. And I got back this past week and am so out of the blogging routine it is not even funny!

I have been working like a maniac! But all that hard work has been worth it. I found out today that I am getting a promotion!!!!!!! EEEEEEEE!!!!!(excited squealing)

Now we have been praying SUPER hard that God would work a miracle when it comes to my job. I am in a fast track program with work that requires me to move every so often. The account that I work for is closing down in January so I knew that I would need to be moved somewhere come January. Also, the hubs is getting his seminary degree in Atlanta and is graduating in May. So we needed to stay in the area in order for him to finish. To add to the complications, he also works with the Mercer University Basketball Team and REALLY wanted to finish up the season with the team(which ends in March). So we were nervous that we would move and none of those desires would be fulfilled.

We have also made various decisions over the past couple months(me turning down a promotion and him turning down a great job) because we just didn't feel like it was what God was calling us to do.

WELLLLLLLll, today I found out that I will receive a promotion that will allow us to stay in Macon until basketball season is over, then we will move to Atlanta which will allow him to finish school...annnnd I get the promotion that I was afraid I would not get because I turned the first one down.

So needless to say that God completely rocked our socks off and blessed us beyond measure.

It was really hard to turn down great opportunities and have people looks at us like we are crazy. But to see the way our faith and obedience was rewarded has been incredible. God truly does have the best plans!!

When was the last time you turned down something good and saw later how God turned it into something greater?? I would love to hear your stories!


waiting on when

One of my worst attributes is always looking in the future. Which is not always a bad thing except when you forget to live in the now. Lately I have caught myself so often thinking about things in the future.

Does this sound familiar?

"I can't wait until we buy our first house"

"Can't wait until we get pregnant"

"Can't wait until the hubs graduates"

Can't wait until we move out of Macon"

"Can't wait until we get our next direction from God"

"Can't wait until we get a dog"

You really could put so many sentences down here. I am so guilty of this. Waiting for the next big thing that I forget to enjoy and appreciate where God has me right now. If I keep doing this my life will be full of waiting moments instead of living moments.

I need to appreciate the blessings I have. So I don't have a house right now. I also don't have any of the expenses of owning a home.

So we are not having a baby yet. We also get to enjoy being on our own foot loose and fancy free.

So Jonathan is still in school. He is also very flexible with his schedule which is a huge blessing.

I just want to focus more on the right now and be content where God has me.

Aybody struggle with this or am I the only crazy one?


Call Me Old Fashioned

But I Believe:

that no matter how old you get, you are never too old for fireworks or cotton candy.

that being married SHOULD mean that you are off limits to anyone slse.

that you should be required to let at least one waiting car into your line in traffic.

that children should call all adults Mr or Miss.

that getting "wasted" is not ladylike.

that people who work together should not date each other. Especially if one is the boss of the other.

that answering "What" when someone says your name is not acceptable.

that thinking of yourself FIRST is not the way to live your life.

that having a positive attitude in life is worth everything.

that a little manual labor never hurt anybody.

that the guy should always make the first move, pay for the date, and hold the door open.

BUT, the above belief does not make you any less of a woman, but maybe more so.

that the man should be the strong head of the family.

Maybe if we all got back to basics and were a little old fashioned, life may just be a little bit sweeter and better. What old fashioned beliefs do you still hold on to?


Labor DAy!


THis is my first labor day off in two years! And I am enjoying it here in Charlotte with the hubs.

Hope you all are partaking in the four essential "F's" crucial to a great Labor Day: Food, Fun, Festivities, and (a lil) Football!! Have a good one! :)


sweet daddy

a replay of a voicemail my dad left me the other day.

" Hi honey. Sorry I missed your call. I got so excited that you called that my heart started beating really fast and then I got flustered and couldn't answer the phone. Then I got really dissapointed because I missed your call. Itis amazing the two different emotions your call can give me in the span of a few minutes. Love you! Dad"

Swoon. Daddy's girl for sure.


Reason #564778888899903246 why I need an Iphone!

Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Thanks for all of your tips and comments on my last post! I am in my second week here and am adjusting to new surroundings, living in a hotel, and working with new people. When they sent me down here they sent me down here to work and work is ALL I have been doing! I have been working 12 to 13 hour days and am EXHAUSTED at night. Also I have limited access to the internet while I have been waiting on work to get my laptop to me!

My hotel is great and I LOVE having a cleaning lady(hubby beware!). I could get VERY spoiled during this 6 weeks! ha! The hubs is coming up this weekend for Labor Day and I am excited. I MISS THAT BOY! I haven't done a whole lot while I have been here. I have been battling a serious 6 day cold that Will not go away. I am battling losing my voice so I have been taking it easy.

One thing I have been doing a lot of is watching tv of course: Bachelor Pad, Real Housewives. You name it I have probably been watching it.

So excited about Tenley and Kiptyn. They need to get married.
RHONJ reunion show was about the craziest thing ever. Just throw a boxing ring up there ane let these ladies go at it already. I am losing faith in Jaqueline, she used to be my fav but now I feel like she eggs things on. I love Caroline, Danielle is mental as usual, and Theresa clearly needs anger managment classes.

How random is the cast of Dancing with the Stars? I feel like "The Situation" will probably dance the entire season in a belly shirt, Audrina will probably hook up with her partner, and Jennifer Gray may possibly get another nose job to make her unrecognizable before the show is up! Will you tune in?

Can't wait to catch up on all of your lives now that I reconnected to the Internet.


and you thought you could get rid of me....

well I don't go away that easy! ha! I have just been taken over by life lately. The hubby and I went on vacation to DC last week! I didn't say anything due to my extreme paranoia of stalkers over the interwebs!!!

We have also been dealing with some pretty life-altering, course changing decisions. Two of them...one right after the other. So I have been kind of just hiding away by myself trying to rid myself of all distractions and trying to hear his small voice. I wrote on Facebook the other day that "God was sure throwing a lot of curve balls lately" and one of my friends responded with "That just mean He has you up to bat!". I thought that was a pretty cute and positive way to think of it. More on that to come in a later post.

On top of all of that, I just recently got dealt a doozie at work. I was told last week that they need me to travel Charlotte, NC to help out with some things. Which was fine until they told me how long they needed me to go for. You know just from August 23rd through the beginning of October.....WHAT? WHAT THE WHAT? That is some serious travel time. And unfortunately the hubby of course will not be able to come with me. Boo. So I am not looking forward to that at all. This does however give me such a wonderful(albeit a small sliver of) insight on all of the military service men and their wives. They have to part for so much longer and I am so thankful for their sacrifice!

Anyways, I need your help. Has anybody ever lived in Charlotte or been and knows of anything to help me survive in the city?? Any great restaurants, tips, shopping, or friends that I can play with while I am there? ha! Also, has anyone ever traveled that long from home and lived in a hotel and have any tips on how to make a hotel feel more like home? I have lived in a hotel for a week or two at the most and amy slightly overwhelmed at the thought of packing for that long. Any tips?

Be back soon with a DC recap!


I took a lot of pictures: Part Two

Our third day we decided to rent bikes and go bikeriding. I got the cutest little old bike and I was a little wobbly at first. I didn't realize how long it had been since I had ridden a bike! But I got the hang of it and we were off. Up and down the coast with a stop at Starbucks and brunch. We biked for four hours and had a blast!

We spent the rest of the day shopping at little cute boutiques and had a late snack at the beach.

That night we went out for yummy pizza and went to see Eclipse. We had waited on each other to see it and it did not dissapoint!

The last day we drove over to La Jolla! What a beautiful town. It was a little cold and rainy out so we walked around, had cupcakes, and spent the day looking at the beautiful waves crash against the bluffs! We also saw so many sea lions everywhere! It was great! We ended the night with multiple glasses of Sangria at a cute wine bar! We had the best time just chatting and laughing! I love my friends!