Amy . . .

What would you like to know? I am fun, but crazy. I have a most perfect husband, and 2 cats named Samson and Delilah. We are presently working on adopting a little girl from China and have a separate blog for that. I am a Christian and am working on a better relationship with him. I live in the Atlanta area and love sharing stories with people. I am also a pediatric nurse and I love it! I love to talk and meet new people and I love Disney Cruising

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Its nearly midnight here at work and its been pretty busy. I have enjoyed your comments and have a family who has 7 children, 4 adopted from Vietnam. Its been nice talking to them.
What to blog about? Whats on my mind?

I decided I would tell you a little bit about Amy, the blogger whom you are presently reading.
I am Amy, wife to Michael, owner ot 2 cats and Lucy the basset hound. I am a child of God. each day that I breathe, the more awesome He is. Its the stories I hear, the views outside. There is no way I can deny the creation. How Great is my God!!!! I am rereading the Bible and I am learning so much and I am just in Exodus. I am not trying to preach, just stating how I feel. I have been blessed far more than I deserve. I am not perfect. I try to impress people. I always feel like everyone is better than me. I also try to be humble. (Really)
I am a daughter and a sister of a younger sister and brother. I am a pediatric nurse in one of the best pediatric hospitals in the country. I work on a neuro/craniofacial floor. I take care of patients between the ages of 0-18 years that have/ need all kids of plastic surgeries (most because of a birth defect), things with the brain like seizures, tumors, meningitis, spinal cord things. shunts and all kinds of stuff. I love my job.

My hubby and I are adopting a baby girl from China. Her name is LynnMarie and she probably hasn't been conceived yet but greatly loved. Oh wait, you mean you knew that already? Haha!
I am obsessed with Christmas. This is not a joke. Wait and see. I love memories, I love telling stories of things I have experienced.

Lets see, I have moved about 19 times in my life. I have lived in Ga, FL,TN,Ms,Va,and SC. My childhood was wonderful. My dad was very frugal and I wish I was like him now. He was also very neat and organized and I did not inherit that trait. Dad was and is awesome. Mom spent a lot of time with us and was very involved in the church. Both of them did everything they could to make sure we were happy. More about my family and memories in another post. I went to high school in Plantation, Florida and then college at Union University in Jackson, Tn where I got my Psychology degree. It is in Jackson, that I learned about the Internet. I would spend hours in the library chatting online. It is also in Jackson that I refused to go to the cafeteria in college.Why? Because even though I lost 7 5 pounds in college, I was still afraid to eat in front of people. Yet I ate at restaurants all the time. I told you I was odd. Union is a place I will always treasure. I made lifelong friends and learned so much about myself. Even people I was just aquainted with have now become good friends. Who would have thought a small college would make a good topic of conversation but it does. Its amazing. I moved back home to Edgewater, Fl and got my nursing degree at DBCC. My first nursing job was with older people at Florida Hospital. Oh and while I was in nursing school, I learned about eBay and wasted a ton of money on "Christmas Collectibles". I was an addict.
During my first year as a nurse, I met my Michael online and met a few weeks later and then we were engaged a few weeks after that and then married a year later. On 9/11, we learned we were moving to Atlanta. What a day that was!
During our almost 6 years of marriage, we have moved into an apartment, bought a house, bought a dog, gained 3 nephews and one niece, attended Michael's grandfathers funeral, and have really learned a lot.
What do I like to? I love to anticipate Christmas. I love the fall, as that is the season we were married. I love to organize events and trips, although I am really not good at it. Some of my favorite trips have been on Disney cruises and I would love to go on another one. I dream of being domesticated. I made my first "good" "homestyled" meal last week. Perhaps there is hope for me.
I am a dreamer, a romantic. I watch movies and expect real life to be like it. I watched every episode of 90210. I am silly. I think about the future and what LynnMarie will be like. I cant wait to experience Christmas and Disney cruises through her eyes. Let me know if you have any questions

Well, I hope this lets you know the crazy blogger who you have been reading!
Have a good day!
Random thought, did I tell you I managed to get off both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year? I am so excited about that.. I am also hoping the family can come up.

Extra Credit...remember our guest blogger Steven? He is looking for captions for a picture on his blog so go give him some ideas. SO click here to help him out. If you are not creative like myself, just leave a comment somewhere. If you ever get bored, he has a great blogroll.


jenn said...

I live in SC. Where did you live while here?
I also love Christmas. I've been known to have my house decorated, tree and all, before Thanksgiving!

Patti said...

Wow! You've moved 19 times!?!? I still live in my hometown ... been here 40 years! :)

amy said...

I lived in Rock Hill, south of Charlotte

primarycolors said...

Hi Amy!!! So good to see you again! I loved reading about your life... we are blessed aren't we? I moved a lot as a child too but you definitely have me beat ;) It can be hard- but ultimately makes you rely on your family. A close family is always a good thing! I'll be talking to ya- have a great day! Robin

CJ and Donna said...

Thanks for all the inside info on you. Sounds like we have alot in common in our likes and dislikes. I love Christmas and also planning parties and things. Maybe that is why I am so obsessed with my China trip- no wait, I think that may have something more to do with a sweet little girl's face :)

TeaMouse said...

Thanks for sharing some of your 'story' with us.

I too am a Christmas fanatic - I guess it's due to the fact of being born so near to Christmas, I'm crazy for it.

It will be neat to see what you do for Christmas!

Special K said...

I'm a Christmas freak too! Just ask hubby. It was fun to read more about you.

Krajcimama said...

I knew a lot of those things...but I did learn a few new tidbits! Great post.

Just reading the word Christmas in your post got me excited. This will be Danika's first Christmas. Nate was so little for his first that it wasn't that exciting...Danika will be 11 months old! Should be a lot of fun.

Oh and I LOVE fall, too...the weather is suppose to be cooling off again soon. :)

Melanie said...

Thanks for the little extra insight into your life! My hubby probably has moved as many times as you did, mostly throughout Florida but some in NJ as well when he was young.
Looking forward to your Christmas Central Blog! I can't wait to see just how nutty you actually get! :)

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Moved 19! I've only moved twice and both are within 6 miles of where I grew up!

Suprina said...

I love Christmas. But I also believe in giving Thanksgiving it's due.

We don't put up the tree until the Saturday Thanksgiving.

Zachary My 3rd born, 2nd born Son birthday is Dec. 8th. HE is all about everything Christmas. When he was 3. He was Santa Claus for Halloween. It was just too cute! He loves having a birthday in Dec.

Since I was born I am living in my 15th place. I have only lived in Tn, Ky, OK, Florida and Germany.

I think it is good to live different places. It gives kids a since of diversity.

Great Post Amy!

Carol said...

I want to take a Disney Cruise!

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing about yourself! Wow 19 times! That's like growing up in a military family LOL :)

katskrackerbox said...

I don't think I can count the number of times my parents moved while I was younger. We lived in NY, AR, and CA. I've been in AR the longest, going on 30 years in November (yep, that kind of gives away my age!!) LOL And, I don't like eating in front of people either but will eat in a restaurant!

Mandy Grace said...

Thank you for the comment you left me the other day!

I love Christmas too, and now that it's almost October, I'm greatly looking forward to it. :-) I've never been on a Disney cruise, but I love Disneyland. Okay, so maybe it's more of doing things with family that I like, no matter what the holiday or vacation!


Book and Hook said...

You asked for recipes some time ago, and I have been meaning to send this to you.
I have made this recipe three times now, it is very yummy, and 'homemade', at least it feels homemade to me.
:) :)

Lisa Buckshaw said...

You met your husband online? I am trying to meet the man of my dreams online right now. Any words of advice?

i am the diva said...

Christmas is my fave too... i'm working on some christmas ornaments in my ceramics class right now. I have made a rule that Nothing can go up in the house until after Thanksgiving (October in Canada), Halloween, and Rememberance Day (Like Veterans Day). Generally my tree goes up on November 12 and that's when the carols start playing

Baba/night owl said...

Hi Amy, thanks for sharing your story with us.I love Christmas too, but spend too much money every year.....I love to watch that TV show 90210. the Doc. is so cute .I would put his shoes under my bed anytime...LOL.....
Have a great day. Baba

Candis said...

Hi Amy ... thanks for sharing a little about yourself and your life. I have not met you yet f2f at church. We'll have to make that happen one of these Sundays. I am also interested in the adoption support group that is at North Metro. Can you tell me a little about it?

Sallie said...

Amy -- Glad to know you a bit better now.. good for you getting out of the holiday big stuff! Steven's pic looks like attack of the killer potatoes on the poor little fella! By the way, today's his birthday :-)

God bless,

annb said...

Wow! Great stuff! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself. You must be a great friend! It's very evident in your words that you are a tremendously caring person. I admire most people in the medical profession. Those that are in it because they truly love the work and love the patients are exceptional people. It's fun to get to know people that I visit in "Bloggieland".
In His Love and Blessings,