Monday, March 2, 2009

A little bit of this and A little bit of that...

Bryan's parents sent this plant to us last Wednesday. It was the 1 year anniversary of my last and final ectopic pregnancy (February 25, 2008). It was nice to be thought of. And since I had two ectopic pregnancies within 2 years, I thought it quite appropriate there were 2 different plants. I have a new journal and I've decided to save my private thoughts on the 25th to start my new journal for the year.

I love the verse on the journal.

"Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

Hebrews 11:1.

I picked this journal because I thought that verse very appropriate for the journey Bryan and I possibly have before us.

I Got Mail
I love getting snail mail. And I especially love getting packages! And I love when all of them come in one day!!!

I'm preparing for summer and since I fell in love with my black reefs last year, I concluded it was a must I have a brown pair this year! Black flip flops and Brown flip flops should be a staple in any wardrobe, in my humble opinion.
My flip flops came last week!!

I had also ordered some books from Amazon and they came on the exact same day.

In case you are wondering I've been doing an ongoing study on the translations of the Bible and both these books had come recommended. Then I ordered this book from and it came on the exact same day as all the above but at a different time!!
It was as if I was having Christmas in February!!!! Side note: It was cold enough in OK last week that it could have been Christmas!!

Rockin' with The Robertsons and The Whitmores
Our friend, Joe Don celebrated his birthday last week. They invited us over to their house for a yummy chicken enchilada dinner and birthday cookie. His son Jackson and Jackson's friend, Steven (who was my new guy :-) ) "played" the drums and trumpet while we sang Happy Birthday! They were so adorable!! They are full of energy, creativeness, and love!!! It was precious!!
This is Joe Don's wife and my friend, Jennifer, with their boys, Jackson and Jake! This is such a sweet family. We love them!! Actually we tag along with them just because their boys are so adorable!! We use them for their children!! :-) Just kidding!!

They pulled out Rock Band (I think that was what is called) and Bryan had his try on the guitar! It was so much fun to watch and hear. Joe Don even played the drums. The guys were quite the band!!!!For your listening pleasure and his embarrassment, here is a video of our friend Luke singing on Rock Band!! I think he should go to American Idol!!!

I have been trying to bring donuts/milk to Sunday School for anyone in our class who had a birthday that week. We had donuts not too long ago so for Joe Don I made little smokies in a blanket. They were yummy!

Smellin' Bleach

I wear a lot of white t-shirts; long sleeve and short sleeve. In the winter I wear a lot of long sleeve under t-shirts and then I use the short sleeve under jackets, sweaters, etc. I need to keep them as long as possible so I bleach them to help them stay as white as possible for as long as possible. I just had to take the above picture. I found it hilarious!! I didn't realize I had so many. When I washed this weekend, I think I used too much bleach this time because as they were washing, my nose started burning and I realized it was the bleach smell!!

Who needs perfume when you can smell like bleach!!! So fresh and clean!! :-) Yeah Right!!!! I will probably scare someone off!!


Kelly said...

That was so sweet about the plant - I'm glad they sent you that.
Love the reefs!! The ones I got last summer became my very favorite!
And I LOVE those little pigs in a blanket.

Mandi said...

You've been in my thoughts and prayers a lot during the month of February. I kept thinking about what Beth said during Session 4 of Esther..."If ____ then God will take care of me." You are a living testmony of this truth. Love ya!

Laura said...

Anniversaries for ectopic pregnancies can be so bittersweet. I think I've told you before that the middle of February is always hard for me. It was so sweet of Brian's parents to remember and send the plants. And I so approve of the journaling process! It helped me, too. And "piggies in a blanket" are THE best S.S. food! Love ya!

valerie said...

How sweet of Bryan's parents to send the plant.
I've had you on my mind a lot lately, Julie.
You are so sweet and so giving. I pray good things for your life!
Love ya!
P.S. Looks like the older guys were having a lot of fun!

Faith said...

How thoughtful of Bryan's parents. The plants are just beautiful. Praying for you Julie!

Leigh Ann said...

I have to check into Reefs. I also hear a lot about Yellow Box! I think I've been missing out! I'm not a fan of hot dogs, but I can not resist smokies in a blanket! YUM! Oh, and I LOVE that verse on your journal, too. One of my favorites.

Heather said...

I love the plant...that was very thoughtful! I have about 10 pairs of reefs....they are the BEST! I love the brown ones you got!

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha, loved the pics. Looks like a great time, with great food :)

Megan said...

So sweet of Bryan's parent's go send you the plan!
I need to get me some Reef flip flops before summer!

Megan L Hutchings said...

That was so nice of them to send you those flowers. I am praying that this year will be one of abundant blessings :)!!!

I must get me some reefs!

Alana said...

That was so thoughtful of Bryan's parents. I imagine that meant a lot to you.

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MiMi said...

How thoughtful of Bryan's parents to send you such a beautiful plant. I love your new journal and the verse that is on it is one of my favorites, too.

You've got me wanting to wear some flip-flops now. Guess it's about time to be getting a pedicure!

Hope you're having a great weekend!