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

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Last post before contest ends

I am really not feeling well..Muscles aching, shivering, really hot. I dont think this has to do with the abscessed tooth.

Anyway, instead of posting a blog of the day or question of the day, we are reversing it.

1) Post a blog from your blogroll and tell me what they are talking about today
2)Ask me a question..Anything. It can even be a QOTD I didnt answer..This should be fun.

See ya later with the results

One last reminder, extra point for commenting at Valtools Box!

This is the end

of the contest that is. Its been fun. In case you are new here, I have had had a simple contest going on the past few weeks. All you had to do is post and tell me what you are thankful for. That's it. The 2 people with the highest points get a stack of free Christian Fiction books from me. I am also going to give random books to other participants, so anyone can win. There were also extra points given to those who posted on the blog of the day or hubby's blog..(REMINDER: VALTOOL'S BOX IS UP TODAY)

So, my tooth feels better today thanks to Mr.Lortab and the kitchen is clean. If I can get the laundry done, I get more blogging time today. I have only worked 1 day this week and I am looking forward to going back next week...Need to build up my PTO time ya know!

Thanks to all who have participated in the contest. There is a lot of counting to do and I am going to try my darndest to post the winners by dinner time tomorrow! FYI, the contest ends at midnight tonight but you have until about 8am to post as thats when I will start counting

I have enjoyed this contest! I love to give things away, especially my favorite books. I love getting to know different bloggers. I have a lot in common with those who are active participants!

I enjoy sharing my feelings. I don't care if no one reads it..Actually I do, but that's a different story

Thanks for playing, if I don't see you back, have a great time.

Oh yeah, the next contest will be a Blogging scavenger hunt with even cooler prizes..Stay tune..Should start at the end of April/beginning of May.It shall be fun!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Interesting computer

This was sent to me. Don't hate me! I would never do this!!! Let me know what you think

Saturday Photo Hunt- theme water

Once again, pictures from last Mays Disney Cruise. We have over 300 pics. I guess I was afraid I would miss something..Check out those Stingrays!

Blog of the Day

The Blog of the Day goes to Green Tuna! This is a blog I have never visited before but today I enjoyed her posts and she has great writing!

Please go and say hi to her!!!!


my day

So Lucy went to doggy day care and I went to run errands. I had my tooth checked out again because the Lortab did not help last night although the swelling went down..All is well and I will have to have it finished next week.

Next I went to the drs office to pick up a letter. We had our doctor write a letter saying Michaels diabetes is better just in case the Chinese people have questions.

I then went window shopping and found a new skirt and top for church. This was needed. I got home and found out Michael was going to be home early so Michael and I got to pick up Lucy together, it was stinkin cute.

I am watching the news and finally there was something to smile about, but it made me cry. The part I watched was a little 6 year old boy in first grade. He was doing his class work and looked up. His dad, who was serving overseas, came home and he didn't know! The look on this little boys face was just awesome.I would have loved to have been there..It was quite emotional and I am glad the news covered it instead of putting Brittany's toothache on tv!!!

Not much else going on..Lucy and Michael and resting behind me and I have some free blogging time..Michael has been working very hard this week and I am proud of him. I have been wigging out lately..I don't know why..Overstimulated. The tooth ache has really out a dent in my routine and I do not like my routine interrupted..Guess I need to work on that before we head to China!

One more day until the contest ends...Next one begins in May! Its different, its fun..keep an eye out!

Question of the Day

Lets say you were in the Miss or Mr American contest and they questioned you about the platform you chose, what would it be? I dont care if its bringing back Saturday morning cartoons, what platform would you choose to represent?

On another note, tomorrow is the last day of the contest!!!!!! Hope you had fun.. Dont forget to check out Valtool's box for extra points

Fridays feast and etc

Dont forget to check out Friday's Flashback over at Valtools Box

What are you proud of? Adopting from China. There is a lot of paperwork and I have actually kept most of it organized also my michael who has worked hard to get his diabetes under control
What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
I do not know. Last year I won tickets to an Amy Grant concert at a park but I could not get out of work so I could not go..I was bummed
Name something you do that is a waste of time.
I waste a lot of time...sitting in traffic stinks. Nothing is really a waste of time because I do a lot of thinking during those times
Main Course
In what year of your life did you change the most?
2001. getting married..everything changed but for the better..2000 I became a nurse and made real money and had bills
Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
on a sea day on a cruise, just watching the ocean with no one around

Thursday, March 29, 2007

blog of the day

Todays blog of the day is Southern Girl ! Not only did she also go to Union, she is a huge fan of a pop artist..Can you figure out who???

Go visit her!
Hey contest participants, extra points for visiting Michaels blog today and tomorrow..Today he has a Thursday 13 and tomorrow he will Friday Flashack which includes all videos!!!

Im heading out to the dentist for a possile root canal! Ugh.. I had to go ahead and call in sick to work in case I have to take pain meds later!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Next Question

If you could only live with one television show, what would it be and why? It can be current or old!

I would choose Friends or 90210

only a few more days until the contest ends....

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

13 I am looking forward to after getting back from China!

1Buying girly clothes (i cant wait to start that)
2.going to music class and other infant classes
3.planning our first trip to Disney World
4.Our first Christmas
5.Kid shows-
6.Planning family vacations
7.seeing things through a kids eyes
8.leaving her alone with Michael
9.introducing her to our family
10.going to church as a family
11.celebrating her birthday and Gotcha Day! pictures
13.getting involved in her school!

As you may have read our adoption blog is at
The Christopher Family. We are looking for ideas for fund
raisers to help with the cost of the flight. If you have any ideas,
please let us know!

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Yesterday was awesome. After I got home, I slept from 830-10am. Then I got ready and headed up 575 to invite meet some new friends. I was invited to lunch with some ladies involved in Chinese adoption. Some already had their babies and some were sooo close to a referral. I had no idea who would be there, but most of them had blogs I have been reading for months now!

After lunch, I came home and rested for another few hours. I got up and picked up Lucy the basset hound from doggie day care and dropped her off. Then I proceeded to head to Carrabas to have lunch with Laura, another future mommy who is very close to us in the adoption process. It was wonderful to have some girl time and to get to know each other. She is such an encouragement!!! Girl time was over when Michael joined us and we had fun!!! Michael then told me he had Wednesday (today) off and we headed home to watch American Idol.

On that note, my favorites last night were not my usual favorites... I loved Phil and Gina! Who should go? I don't know but my guess for leaving tonight would be:

Chris (the curly headed one)- it was not his best performance. I love him though
Sanjaya- he will always be on my list

We may be surprised and one the popular girls may go..We will see!!!!

Blog of the Day

Todays Blog of the Day is Blustery Days

Check it out!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Question of the day

No blog of the day because well I am totally sleep deprived from an excellent day..More details tomorrow!!

Here is the question?

Do you have a junk drawer and whats in it?

Wordless Wednesday

Miss Lucy..tried to get a chipmunk..She lost!

Monday, March 26, 2007

ten on tuesday- movie characters

Top 10 Movie Characters-

1) Kathleen Kelly- You've Got Mail
2)Maggie Carpenter- The Runaway Bride
3)Shelbie Latcherie- Steel Magnolias
4)Jonathon trager-Serendipity
5)Andie Anderson- How to Lose a guy in 10 days
6)Ben Barry-How to lose a guy in 10 days
7)Sam Baldwin- Sleepless in Seattle
8)Lucy Pevensie- Chronicles of Narnia
9)Forrest Gump-Forrest Gump
10)Jack Morrison-Ladder 49

I am forgetting some and as I remember I will update this list but these are all movies I have watched more than once!
I know my hubby (Valtools Box) can help me remember some..I cant wait to see his list!

Blog/Question of the day

Well, the contest will be over in just one week and I have had a blast with my new blogging friends..Good luck to all. I wil definitely be doing this again, THIS SUMMER! Keep a look out!

Question of the day

1. What celebrities (can be art, movie, film, people who have made the news or anything that makes them famous) would you like to have to dinner? YOu can choose 1 person or up to 10!!

I would personally choose Rachael Ray, both Bush First Ladies, Jimmy Buffet, Tom Hanks, Clara Barton, Florence Nightingale, Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, Steven Curtis Chapman

Blog of the Day

The blog of the day goes to Shelly over at The Eclectic Life She has lots of things to read over there!!! WooHoo!

On another note, does anyone know where I can get a header for my blog or someone who designs blogs for a reasonable price?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

My thoughts

Nope this is not another question or blog of the day or another meme or list!

As you may have read over at Valtool's Box, one of Peter's (michaels BIL) cats passed away last night. Its very sad because he had been suffering and he will be missed.

On another note, Michael is gone to work for a few hours today and I have some time at home by myself. I am currently watching 90210 reruns and having some quite time with Lucy while I blog, my new favorite past time.

Work was busy this weekend, but not too bad. I took care of a patient with a newly diagnosed brain tumor a few weeks ago and she is back in the hospital to start her chemotherapy. The type of tumor she has has a great prognosis and I love the family. Friday night, I have never seen her this patient happier or with a better attitude. We laughed and shared some stories and I am glad I went to the oncology floor to visit her Friday night.

Last night, one of the nurses from the floor called to tell me the chemotherapy hit her..She was SICK SICK SICK!!! I hope this passes and she continues with her wonderful attitude. They are a Christian homeschooling family and I adore them. I pray that my children can be half as joyful as this family is. Isnt JOYFUL a wonderful word? Its funny? When you get to know these families, you wonder how these families cope. They go from a child who is active in school, playing with their friends, to having chemo weekly, getting sick and weekly doctors visits..What a life changing event? This has really been on my mind. We need to also pray for the siblings who are also affected by cancer...I must say again CANCER SUCKS!! Sorry if I offended anyone!

Did anyone catch Peyton Manning on SNL last night? heehee I rarely watch that show but had some free time at work..He didnt mess up too bad.

Question of the Day

There is no blog of the day.. I hope you will head over and read Michaels blog

Question of the day: Why is losing a pet so hard? Tell me about your favorite pet!

Sad Night

Head over to Valtool's Box and read Michaels tribute to Baloo

Friday, March 23, 2007

Its the weekend!!!!

Its the weekend and I am working. I like to work the weekend but my mind is really on the adoption stuff..It looks like all we need is my passport and some group photos and we are ready to turn it in?

Lets see... Whats your idea of a romantic evening?

Hubby health

Go check out Valtools box. Michael has a great annoucement regarding his health! Congratualte him..I am Sooooooo proud!

Check out the adoption blog! We need my passport!

Saturday Photo Hunt-Empty

This was taken Christmas Day 2006. This represented the missing family member, Tim! HE was in Florida with his wife and baby celebrating his sons first Christmas..The chair was EMPTY!!! He got a good laugh out of this picture!


Blog of the day! RYAN You may be surprised by this choice but Michael and I both visit this blog regularly. You may need to scroll down to read more blogs, but its worth it. Ryan has some amazing pictures and he has had a rough week. I believe he had to put one of this dogs down this past weekend which makes me so sad. I can not imagine..So, go find Ryan and say hi! He alwys participates in the memes that Michael and I also participate in...

QUESTION OF THE DAY! 2 parts What celebrity interests you? is there anyone you actually like to read or watch or hear about? Part 2: Why do you think we find people in the news interesting?

Dont forget to list what you are thankful for!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Friday Feast

Before I start, read a few posts below. Michael and I are adopting from China and getting ready to complete the paperwork. We are looking for ideas for fundraising and a name for fundraising campaign? I know you guys are creative!!! Help us out..Read about our journey here!

Oh and Michaels Fridays Flashback is here as well!


Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?

Anderson Cooper..He has a nice voice. I really do not like the local people

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.
frozen steak, frozen veggies, frozen buffalo chicken tenders from SAMS


If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?
Joyful..Im not creative at all..sorry

Main Course
What will most likely be the next book you read?
more adoption books. Oh and the last book in the Karen Kingsbury book. I am sure there are going to be a lot of Harry Potter answers but I have not read one!

What's the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
its always been the jaw line and general personality

Fridays Flashback/Hubbys blog/ extra point

Dont forget its Friday Flashback over at Valtool's box

he always has old videos up!! see if you recognize them. If you are participating in the contest, you get an extra point for each comment you leave over there THIS WEEK, starting tomorrow!!!! hes working on them now!!

Dont forget to read the post below..We need ideas!

Dont forget to check out the blog of the day
Ok thursday 13ers, I need your help. We are looking for ideas on fundraisers for our Chinese adoption next year. Do you have any ideas? Can you come up with a creative name for The Christopher Family fundraising campaign?

Come on, I know you are creative. I have seen your blogs!!!!!!

Dont hold out on me!!


trivia anyone??

trivia was last night and we came in first! Woohoo! Michael has a few of the questions on his blog. See if you know any!!!!

Blog of the day

Ok, heres the blog of the day and I love her Thursday Thirteen list! Im sure you will as well

Go visit J's Thoughts and Musings.. Good stuff!


I just love it when my sister posts on my blog..She always brings something interesting up!

On that note, here is the question of the day and its not so serious?

Is there a movie that you could watch over and over and not get sick of it? I have what I call "laundry movies"! These are movies that I use when doing laundry upstairs and they pretty much stay upstairs? what about you

How to lose a guy in 10 days and any Julia Robert movie work for me!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 more things I am thankful for but rarely remember to be thankful for
1) the ability to own a home
2)Lucy the bassett hound and our Sammy and Delilah (see below)
3)my husband
4)my car
5) my brother in law Peter who has been living with is..its been nice to spend time with him over the past year
6)my job- as sad as it gets, I will never regret the time I spend with the families I care for
7)furniture- I am a horrible decorator but I have comfortable furniture
8)90210- season 2 comes out May 1st and I am excited
9)college- I went to Union University and made lifelong friends and even more have popped up!
10)the mail- did you ever think about the fact that we have someone bring our mail to our house every day- random thought but thats sooo cool
11) we are adopting from China..HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!! the adoption blog is here We are presently looking for fundraising ideas
12)uncondtional love from family- priceless13)childhood memories- I am so thankful to my parents for that
next week:
13 things I cant wait to do when we get back from China
Links to other Thursday Thirteens!1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Thoughts of today and advice needed

Here is something you need to know..Have you guys ever had chocolate air freshner for your car? Its the best and I found a way to get it free.. Here is how
1. Buy a bassett hound
2.Forget to take a chocolate pudding cup in to work and leave it in your car
3.let Lucy have free reign over the back seat!

Advice needed
There are more people reading this blog then our adoption blog but I posted this there as well. Over the next year, Michael and I will need to do a fundraiser to pay for our flight to China. Does anyone have any ideas???

Question of the day

Is there a childhood memory that stands out? You know, the ones where you can remember what music was playing, what the weather was like, etc.

I have so many..My memory is pretty good on the whole childhood things..I remember buying my first record, Karma Chameleon by the Culture Club at Kmart. I also got a new sticker book.

I love reliving memories, especially the good ones? Don't you?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Less than 2 weeks until the contest ends, if you like free Christian Fiction books or a cool cool gift from my place employment, click here for details.. there is time to catch up.

Email me at if you have questions

Winners to be announced April 2nd

Wordless Wednesday

This is Sammy and Delilah. Delilah looks like she is in jail while Sammy obviously got caught. We got these cats a few months before we were married so I would not be lonely..They rock!

Blog of the day and stuff

Well yesterday Michael and I had lunch and went to a movie. Had a hard time picking one out, but chose to see Ghost Rider with Nicholas Cage. I do not like action movies but I have seen superhero movies such as Spider Man and Superman and I like Mr Cage. Actually I was surprised that I liked it and that it kept my attention. It had to do with good and evil. Its not one I personally need to own but I did enjoy it.

After that, we came home and made a pork chop/mashed potato/ stuffing dinner and worked on Gone with the Wind for a while. Actually we watched How I Met Your mother first. We went to bed and I had a hard going to sleep.

Michael called this morning to say Lucy may be under the weather as she was so calm when he took her out. I got up later expecting to see a dead dog..Before I could worry, Lucy let her presence be known. She helped me clean up the house although she is disappointed I could not find my keys and told Lucy she was going bye bye.. I left a set of keys in Michael's car so we are here at home, waiting for him to come back..Shes going bye bye tomorrow

okay, on with the blog of the day..Its Anne over at Each Day is a Gift She had a wonderful church experience and has such a positive blog! Make sure you go and say hello!

Only 10 more days until the contest ends!!! Keep it up guys!



Pray for Aubreys family

Little Aubrey is a patient of mine who has a brain tumor. I woke up this morning to learn she earned her angel wings. No more suffering for Aubrey who has lived with this tumor for almost 8 years old. This another precious family to me. When she was my patient, I would stay and talk to the family for what seemed hours. Pray for them as they grieve and mom takes care of herself as she is expecting baby number 2

Monday, March 19, 2007

I've been tagged

I was tagged by Sparky Duck to list 7 songs I am totally into right now and then tag others who will hopefully do the same

Here you go!

1.The Frey- How to Save a Life- its one of only 5 songs are radio plays
2.What comes around-Justing Timberlake
3.To be loved by you- newest song by Toby Mac.. He rocks!
4.Far Away- Nickleback dudes got a good voice
5.Another beer in Mexico- apparently another new one for Kenny Chesney
6.Margaritaville- will always love this song.havent actually heard it in a while
7.Chris Daughtry- I forgot the name of the song..its played a lot

I am now tagging
Hubby Michael
The Other Amy
Sweet Like Kitty

Lets see what they are listening to!

Friends - Michael W Smith

Jeff and Val! I apologize for not finding a cheesy version of this song! Enjoy your time in Memphis! Get settled in and we will be down to visit before China!

Ten on Tuesday

Ten things I hate doing

1) Working overtime and knowing the extra money is going to bills
2)working night shift
3)cleaning out 2 litter boxes at one time..Ones not bad, but 2 really stinks (literally)
4) having to clean the house really good (I'm not that good at it at all)
5)knowing it will be at least a year before we meet our daughter
6)living far away from family and not seeing them more which includes the 3 nephews and 1 niece
7)have to make choices.. I am really not good at it!
8) meeting good friends and moving away (both I and the friends and I am not talking specifically about Jeff and val, although that stinks as well)
9) I hate being in debt
10) not seeing Michael more often

The Smelly Cat Song

Its true..Our friends Jeff and Val left us today..We are sad. This song has absolutely no importance us..its just I like the name of the show..Thats all..Really

That's What Friends Are For

On behalf of all of us in Atlanta, we are always here for you. There is absolutely no sarcasm in this post. None what so ever. In order to prove that point, I must post another video. Thanks for all of the memories, trivia and phone calls with Val, dinners with Val and all the trips in the future to Memphis! WooHoo
I always liked this song except Stevie with long hair!
Peace out!

This weekend

With Michael being sick, we had a nice time together since he could not work due to the strep throat thing! Saturday we did a run to Sams, followed by a fundraiser Spaghetti dinner. After staying up and watching sometime I do not remember we went to bed. Sunday, we woke up to continue on our church hunt. I decided to go to St.Andrews United Methodist Church and as we pulled up at 10:55, we realized we were late..But, I remember another church down the road started at 11:15. So, we returned to visit Heritage Presbyterian to church which we visited a few weeks ago. It all worked out well, as once again we enjoyed the service. They showed a film about their youth camp which had some technical difficulties but we got the message. This church is small but has a lot going on. Check the website out!

After church, I ran to Walmart to get some fabric for my quilt swap. Details on that later!

Dinner was steak and taters, done by my Michael. We watched Talladega Nights in the afternoon followed by the first half of Gone with the Wind! I am really enjoying it. I have never seen it but assumed Miss Scarlet was a sweet Southern chick. I was wrong..

I will let know you know what I think at the end.

Question of the day

Is there an character in a movie/tv show whos personality you relate to or one that you desire? Unfortunately, I believe I have Phoebe moments!!!!!


You guys are doing a great job!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Sundays Blog of the Day

I'm late but it is still Sunday

Todays blog of the day is More than a Song

I am still new to her blog but she makes me smile and she is ready for Spring! Check out that pic on her March 14th post! Everyone stop by and say hello to Miss Gail! Its a cheerful blog!!!

extra point

Extra point being given to all who head over to Valtool's Box and check out the picture he posted!!!

Sunday's Question of the day

The next blog of the day will be posted later.


Which occupation do you think is under appreciated? Is there a job out there that does not get as much credit as he or she deserves?

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Today and the blog of the day

Michael and I just got back from a fundraiser for a couple adopting from Taiwan. We don't really know them but just felt like supporting them. I hope to get to know them in the future. They also had a silent auction in which we got some really cool things. Michael got a couple of golf passes somewhere and I got a purse. We got a huge backyard tent for shade and got one of our nieces or nephews a sleeping bag..We had a nice time and spent some time talking to the host and hostess of our First Friday adoption group, the Chapman's..I really enjoyed myself!


Okay, the blog of the day goes to Mommy of Three

Why? a) she has been posting a lot on my blog
b) she went to Union University the same time I did, we share the same friends, and yet we did not know each other
c)she has 3 kids and I love to hear stories about kids
d) she does not have fancy template and I still read her blog all the time because she participates in so many memes

So, stop by and say today. Remember, you get a point for visiting the blog of the day, if you are participating in the contest. To clarify, if you are the blog of the day and are participating in the contest, just go and visit a random blogger who answered the same question you did.

Also, if you are not participating, go say to Mommy of 3 anyway..She's really funny!

Question of the Day

Here it is contest participants.

If you could make up your own charity what would be the purpose of the charity?

Also, I promise to advertise the blog of the day after I wake up. Stayed late for work because I sent a patient to ICU at the end of the shift.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt

Theme- Drink

Can anyone guess what this is? Well, its the most consumed drink in our home. Chik Fil A unsweet tea. I guess I should have included some Sweet n Low with it, but I didn't.

Last reminder of the contest going on over here. I am giving away some items. I am giving away a lot of my favorite Christian Fiction books. I am naming them, but will at the end which is April 1st. If you already have it, you get my second favorite. If you do not read Christian Fiction, then you win a cool prize from the gift shop where I work.

All you have to do is post..Post a comment on each post I write, including the questions of the day.
1.You get a point for referring someone here..They must state that you referred them. So far no one has done that..We have well over 30 players playing now, don't you want to join?
2. You get a point for every comment you post here..Hubby will help me do that at the end, he just doesn't know it yet. This includes posting on the comment of the day. When you post on the comment or question of the day, please let us know what you are thankful for at that moment. Sometime we need reminders to be thankful of the little things!
3. I give away extra points. Right now, you get an extra point for posting at hubbys Friday Flashback which can be found here.
4. I also post a Blog of the Day. You get a point for posting at that one as well!

How easy can this get? Not only will the 2 highest point players get a prize, but I am randomly going to pick a few people to win extra books. Each post gets you a chance of winning.. There is still time to start and yes you can go back and post on comments as long as they are not before the contest started!

Email me at if you have any questions! This has been fun..Winner will be announced April 2nd, 2007.


Question of the Day

Ok, this one may be a little bit more difficult. If you could be a part of the Guiness Book of World records, what would you like to be entered for?


Update on me. Poor Michael was diagnosed with strep so he is at home. He does need his rest so I hope he feels better soon.
Yesterday, I had a lunch date with my friend Rebekah and her 3 kids. She has a 4yo, 2 yo and and 8mo old. For easiness and convenience we had lunch at Burger King and then walked over to Kangaroo Bobs for playtime. If you ever want to take your kids for some physical activity and want time to talk to your friend, this is the place to go. Its a building with a ton of inflatable toys. the kids take their shoes off and off they go. They have adults who are paid to supervise and lead the kids in games every hour. The kids get tickets when they participate and then get prizes when they leave.

rebekah and I got some great friendship time for the time since Michaela was born and it was so nice. I then headed to Publix to get dinner fixings which ended up being a childhood favorite, fish sticks, peas and mac and cheese.. We watched some tv and talked (Michael and I) and went to bed. Michael of course had to complete his Friday Flasback. Don't forget to get an extra point by going to visit him. I knew all the videos!

and..there has been an update on the adoption blog.Things are moving ahead woohoo

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Contest participants--Extra point

Want an easy extra point? Head over to Valtools blog and say hi. He started his own meme on Fridays called Friday Flashback! HE has a simple blog but his entries are funny and he has lot of good info on his blog!! He always has a theme!

Also, if you refer someone over here, get an another point!!!!

Have fun!

Friday Feast

The next question of the day will be posted on Friday..Just doing this early...The contest is still going on.. Great answers so far. This has been below if you would like to participate. The books I have chosen to give away are y my favorite...Dont forget, if you have them, I will give you second favorite and if you do not read Christian Fiction, the get the cool surprise prize. It rocks!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2007
Feast One Hundred & Thirty Five

Appetizer Name two things that made you smile this week.
Getting the final paperwork for our international adoption and getting chill time with Michael and spending time with my friend Rebekah..OH wait, you said 2

Soup Fill in the blank: Don't you hate it when _your husband stays home from work____?

Salad When you can't go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland? blogging, emailing, tylenol pm

Main Course What is something about which you've always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?
Im presently wondering why Sanjaya is still on American Idol

Dessert What is your favorite pasta dish?
anything with alfredo or white sauce

blog of the day! blog of the day! Thursday

I almost forgot. The blog of the day goes to Joyful Days! I have been reading this blog over the weeks and I think you should as well. Stop by and visit and get another point! She always has something interesting to say!

Thursday Thirteen participants, I know you are already posting on dozens of blogs, but please stop by and visit the blog of the day!!!

So go check out Joyful Days!!!

Question of the day

If you havent heard of the contest, click here..There is still plenty of time to play, post and refer.. We have some really good comments. and just for commenting one time, you are entered in the contest as I am going to choose a couple random people to win something as well!!!!
On to todays question!!!!!
If you were stranded on an island and could choose 5 objects (not including food) what would you choose?

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

13 Places I would love unlimited Gift Cards for

3.Bath and Body Works
5. Best Buy
6.Barnes and Noble
7.any Travel Agent
8.JC Penney (includes the Home Store)
9.Pottery Barn Kids
11.Molly Maid
12.AMC movie theatre
13.the Melting Pot

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Contest Reminder!!!

Great discussion on the question of the day below..Lots of people participating..

Don't forget to check out Sparky at Philly Transplant! This blog is awesome and Sparky is such a great commenter

He's the blog of the day...If you are participating and you visit him , you get an extra point!

So, a reminder on how to get points

1) if you comment on any post on this blog

2)you visit the blog of the day
3)you refer someone to this blog (make sure they let me know you sent them over)

when you answer any question, make sure you leave one thing you are thankful for.. There are 34 people who have emailed me. This contest will go on for 2 weeks! See below for more info!!!!!!!

Keeping score is going to be really fun for me!!!!!

Lucy Update

My Michael stopped and took some pictures of Lucy today while she is in Puppy Playtime during her Doggie Daycare at Man's Best Friend. She LOVES to go play with the other dogs and today they had 20 in daycare.

Blog of the day !blog of the day!

Ok, I made my first selection of the blog of the day, based on the replies from yesterdays question. First of all, there were some wonderful answers.

Ok, the winner is Sparky Duck over at Philly Transplant

Why? Well for one, it was a random selection. He has a very entertaining blog and has contests going on as well! Let me know if you go visit him. I think you should.. He entertains guys and gals and always comments on me and Michaels blogs.. Very nice guys and has a cool blog..GO and visit him, NOW!

Anyway, Sparky is a cool blogger and we always look for his entertaining comments..I wonder how long it will take for him to find out if he was the blogger of the day!!

Stay tuned for tomorrows Blog of the Day..IT COULD BE YOU!!!

Today's question..aka 2nd Question

Do you think lying is ever acceptable? Is there one lie that is ok to tell?
I ask this because when I first became a nurse, a senior nurse asked me this. She was a woman of God whom I deeply respected. When a patient died and the family asked if they were alone, she always told them no. She was trying to protect them. Do you think this is ok? I want to hear your thoughts

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Thanks for those who emailed me that are going to participate in my contest. We are off to a good start!..See below if interested! Smeone asked what is Christian Fiction? Well, the books (and its quite a stack) are novels. Clean novels. A lot of people think they are just stories about God. Some of them do have a theme across them, but none of my books are only about religions.

The prizes I picked from work to give away rock! I am not going to tell Michael because I think he would like them as well!

See below if you want to participate!!!!!!


Wordless Wednesay 3-14-07

Lucy Our Basset Hound. How cute is she?

1st Question

Have you had a life changing event occur in your life?

Dont forget to add what you are thankful for

Ten on Tuesday

The meme site over at Ten on Tuesday will not load but I think I remember this weeks theme is top ten albums. Let me worn you, I am a cheesehead. Enough already, here is the list in no particular order

1.Casting Crowns- Lifesong
2.Dirt Dancing Soundtrack
3.The Other Sister Soundtrack
4.Michael W Smith Go West Young Man
5.Jimmy Buffet (the one Michael always puts in the CD player..must be a greatest hits)
6.Steven Curtis Chapman- The Great Adventure
7.Garth Brooks- Ropin the Wind
8.Any Disney Soundtrack
9 The Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
10. DC Talk - Free at Last

I really needed a top 20 list because I really have a lot of favorites. There are so many that bring back memories like Madonnas True Blue or the Armageddon soundtrack.

Whats your favorite album of all time?

Monday, March 12, 2007

Amy's contest announcement

Hey Blogging friends! I have decided to have some fun. Here is some info on my contest! free prizes, just for reading. Who doesn't want that????

The prizes: Copies of my favorite Christian Fiction books. These are awesome books and will just totally move you. Even if you are a dude.. If you don't like Christian Fiction, you get a rockin gift from my place of employment )I work at a Pediatric Hospital, we have a cool gift shop!!!!) . I know there are a lot of bloggers that are not too much into the Christian fiction thing, but I guarantee you will love one of the gifts I have chosen from the gift shop. Fun for the adults as well!I will also have hubby verify that!

What the contest is about? I am going to post an interesting question of the day and I want your comments. The difference is that when you post a comment, I want you to share what you are thankful for. There are so many little things we take forgranted and I want you guys to help remember those things. its a totally selfish thing to do but Im bored. I do not have a fancy blog yet, but I am working on a template. A lot of people only visit the more popular blogs. I hope you will stop by and say hi. I will also be doing a blog of the day using the blogs that leave comments, so you will also benefit!!!!
How to win: The bloggers with the highest points win! How do you get points?
1) every comment you leave you get a point
2)for every person you refer to my blog, you get a point. make sure those who are referred by you leave your name and website.
3)I will pick 2 random readers from a bowl and they also win. Actually, I think I shall have hubby do this.

Why am I doing this?
If this seems like an attempt to get people to read my blog, then you are correct. I love doing things like this. I like keeping score and I love giving things away. This seems like a great way to really get to know new people! The other reason I do this is because I learn a lot from friends online

More specifics: This contest will run from now (the comment right above this) until 12:01 am April 1st with winners announced on April 3rd. Let me know in your first post if you are participating or just comment here or email me at!!!


Hey blogging friends, a contest is coming. Details to given later this evening..Keep an eye out!


Being married is fun. I think back to before I met Michael, and I was different. My lifestyle was different. Perhaps, its been hanging out with Jeff and Val, but its hit me that being married is a blessing. It's a gift and you have to take care of this gift. Its more than just planning vacations and meals. Michael is truly my everything. We even finish each others sentences. Some people say that its interrupting, but whatever.

This all came up because Michael has been sick. puny. icky. hes been home from work. I love days off with him. I love watching movies and talking. Sometimes it encourages me to stay home from work. But, there is a downside. I work night shift. If I am off the night before, I have a routine. Its been a routine since we moved here. Wake up. play with dog. clean kitchen/laundry/go to gym/ lunch/ dog/ nap/ go to work. that's the way I do it. The downside to Michael being sick is that it messes up my routine and I don't know why. The fact that he is here should not make me change my routine but it doesn't. Perhaps its because I am very influenceable (not sure if thats a word but hopefully you understand). Also, if you mess with my routine, I get in a bad routine no matter where I am. That I can't help. So, I am sorry, my Michael, I hope you feel better.

Back to marriage, Michael is my counterpart and when we get back from China with our daughter, he will be even more so. Michael has taken over a lot of responsibilities that's been nice..An example is the air filters. He changes them. I expect him to do that, only because when I was growing up, my dad that. But, I need to thank him for those little things. I'm being quite random today, my apologies.

I love Michael even more than when we took our vow on October 6th, 2001. We have our arguments and disagreements and even tick each other sometimes. We talked the other day about what gets on each others nerves. For example, Michael gets annoyed with the way I tear open the Sweet and Low sugar packets. You may laugh but I bet my dad would saw the same thing. The way I tear it, it gets sugar all over the place. One day I will share what Michael does.

Marriage.. its truly been a great adventure.. Moving, changing jobs, vacations, death of grandparents, birth of nieces and nephews, adoption, plans for the future, house repairs. This is just a small list of what we have done together..

Working night shift is hard but its worked out well for us. We each get our own time to ourselves.

Michael. You ROck! I love you!

Good Morning

Monday is here! Woohoo. Had a nice Sunday off from work, after a weekend of drama.

Sunday night had more drama at work then I care to ever see and after working my 11 hours (thanks to daylight savings time) I headed home. I was too tired and Michael is still getting over his illness so we skipped church. I'm off all weekend next week so we will visit then. I took an almost 2 hour nap and got ready to join Valfrey for our final meal with them! Wah!

So Michael and I joined them at Maggianos for long lunch which was both tasty and delicious and full of little babies everywhere. Michael did well in the conversation which has plenty of talk of Union memories and old friends and talk about new online/blogger friends.

They are heading back to Tn and although its sad, I am thrilled for them. After only 4 months in Atlanta, they get to go home to Tn! Let me just say that you can tell God had his hand in this months ago as Jeff has been waiting to go home for almost a decade and marrying the lovely Val certainly helped with this..Yeah God!
We do plan on meeting them in Tn for more fun and to see old friends..We will attempt to stay positive.. Good luck Val and Jeff!!!

Headed home to beautiful weather outside. I was too tired to enjoy the weather so i chilled in the recliner and we surfed the TV!

Dinner was ordered and we sat down to watch Extreme Makeover which was done here in Atlanta, not too far away from here. If you did not watch this, I am sorry. One of the best, most sincere shows I have watched..Gotta love those running tears for a whole 60 minutes!

We ended the day with the end of The Wedding Singer, which always makes me laugh.

On the agenda this week:
1) hoping to finally complete the adoption paperchase. for info on that click here
2) work Mon,Tues, and Friday
3) trivia at Winstons on Wednesday
4) try to let Lucy only eat edible objects and not our personal property. She did wolf down left over steak in less than 5 minutes last night. I was able to get some 10pm exercise when I thought Lucy got Michael's cell phone. After catching her, I found she had a spoon and a left over pudding cup! May you never see our backyard as I have promised Michael I would clean it up for over a month now..
Thats all....

Saturday, March 10, 2007

the life in the pediatric world

So, I have a patient. She needs one antibiotic before she can go home. I start her antibiotic. Her IV hurts. We take it out. I call the dr. My 12 year old patient gets the choice to have a new IV or get a shot. She chooses the shot. An hour later, the shot is ready and I ask her if she wants it in her arm or her "tushy". We decide the arm would be too sore. In comes her 6yo brother who asks 'Whats a tushy"? I want to know what a tushy is. LET ME SEE THE TUSHY"!!!" At this point, I am laughing so hard with the family the tears are rolling. Meanwhile, the little boy wants to know why tushy is funny!.. We escort him out of the room and proceed with the shot. She handles it well, but realizes its going to be a sore night.

We go over discharge orders and I tell her to call the doctor if she has questions, fever, etc. My patients adds," DO I call if my TUSHY falls off"? The mom says if that happens, not only will they call the doctor, she will get on TV? The 6 year old brother now adds, "How does a tushy fall off? Can your break it? WHAT IS A TUSHY"? I allowed the family to get ready and escorted them to the door.

The dad tells me the little brother figured it out. The little brother replies " I do know what it is but I'm not saying it. I might get it kicked"

Perhaps you had to be there. It was priceless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

attn saturday photo hunters

attn saturday photo hunters

Hubby isnt on the blogroll due to technical errors! Hes not feeling well so I am sure he will feel better if you stop and say hello!

So, go over and say hi to Valtool's Box

Poll Results

Well, the weekly poll is tied between Extreme Makeover and AMazing Race. This is the most popular poll by far. There is still time to cast your vote.

Please keep dad in your prayers and hubby Michael. He's been under the weather and we want him feeling better before our final meal with Valfrey (I mean Jeff and Val, the ones who are leaving us to go back to Tn to be near family, what were they thinking?)

I have a feeling someone else I know is pregnant. I say this now so that when I find out, I can say I told you so..I'm just saying..

Saturday Phot Hunt-theme architecture

This was taken on our trip to Williamsburg last October..I loved all the buildings!

dad update

Thanks for your prayers. MOm just called. Dad did fine, will have to stay over night and take a few new meds for at least a year!

Love you all!


Thursday, March 08, 2007

Friday Feast

What is your usual bedtime? Do you like that, or would you rather it be different?

If I am not working, its between 11 and 12. If I worked the night before, I am asleep by 10am

When it comes to advice, do you give more or receive more?
I have a hard time asking but I gladly accept it. Thats a hard question. I guess I take more

Describe a memorable meal you've had.

We just had feta lemon chicken. It was great. We have cruised before and have yummy meals

Main Course
Name a work of fiction that affected the way you think about something.

Pretense by Lori Wick...Its helped me rething by faith and beliefs..I have read it twice..Its an awesome book. Also, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

What is your favorite type of fruit juice?

pineapple or other exotic juices like mango or guava

Please read the post below!!!!!!!!

prayers for dad needed

I had no idea but Dad is having a cardiac cath done Friday morning. There are hundreds if not thousands of bloggers out there. Please share this with your friends..Please pray for mom and dad tomorrow. Mom will be alone and dad is pretty nervous!

Thanks so much guys!


Farewell Sundance!

What the heck! Are they wanting me to veto AI? Im so sad..The emotional dude went home! I am shocked..I am flabbergasted and I voted!!!!!

Ugh..may whats his face be voted out next week!


2 events made me happy yesterday

1) we won a large cash prize at trivia even though as a nurse I forgot if the mandible was the lower or upper jaw

2) a college roomie randomly called me from the Memphis area because she was reading my blog and thought of me... I love you Leeandra. Getting surprise phone calls makes me oh so very happy! That meant a lot

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Do you have a blog recommendation?

Looking for new blogs to daily read. Looking for some that encourage me, make me laugh or even think..Have a new one to recommend? You can't recommend yourself but someone can recommend you.. Let me know whose blog I should start reading and why?

200th post- well sort of

What reality show would you like to participate in?
American Idol
The Biggest Loser
Fear factor
I hate reality tv
Big Brother
Extreme Home Makeover
America's Next Top Model
the Amazing race
other- let us know what and why
The apprentice
Wife Swap
Nanny 911 free polls

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

Thirteen foods that remind me of my childhood

1)Chicken and Dumplins-personal favorite
2)Spagetti- mom used to make it every week after swim practice
3)Quincy's- we thought we were so cool when we got to go eat after church
4)friend okra- yummy
5)hamburger steaks
6)fish sticks, macaroni, and peas- always a favorite meal
7) banana pudding
8) pancakes-
10)Little Caesers pizza
11) liver- we never ate it but mom used to make it for dad. I thought thats what love was all about...heehee
12)moms sweet tea- no ones makes it like mom
13) grandmas homemade cheese biscuits- enough said

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!
1. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

blah blah

Well, my Michael is sick, as you can read at Valtool's box! Make sure you stop by and tell him to hurry up and feel better.We are hoping he feels better after a nap later, so that we can play some trivia tonight at Winstons, always a good time. Im tired and not motivated at all to clean the house.

Life is crazy. Work is crazy. I have a patient who has a brain tumor. I know what type of tumor it is, what the treatment will be, what the predictions will be. The doctors are to talk to them today. I spent hours laughing with the mom, taking care of the patient and they had no idea whats going on with their sweet little boy. My breaks for them and the other newly diagnosed brain tumors...Ugh.. Cancer sucks. It doesn't affect just the patient but the family and friends as well.

Enough of that! Whats going on bloggers.. I want happy stories..


Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Whats going on with me?

In case you have not seen our adoption blog, there are updates there. We are getting close to getting logged in to China!

Michael and I have both been in fabulous moods lately and its been fun to spend time together.

Here is a question. Whats the best place for a weekend get away? Always looking for things to do...

Review of 2007 goals
1) I have lost 12-14 pounds..Kind of stuk
2) Still not organized but have found the motivation
3) still working on the Walt Disney biography. Its great but its 700 pages long.

That's it for now!!!!

Wordless Wednesday

These were taking at the Washinton DC Zoo in October!

Adoption blog

New update over at the adoption blog

Click here

ten on tuesday

March 05, 2007
10 Things You'd Like to Learn How to Do

1. I would like to relearn piano
2. I would like to learn how to knit or crochet
3.I would like to learn sign language
4. I would like to learn Chinese
5. I wish I could learn blog designs
6. I wish I could learn how to lose weight quicker and keep it off
7. I wish I could learn how to make Lucy the basset hound behave all the time
8.I wish I could learn how to keep my house organized
9. I wish I could be stress free at work
10. I wish I could find time to read a book 30 minutes a day

If you want to play, click here

Monday, March 05, 2007


It does not take long for me to feel guilty, about anything. If I call in to work, I am mentally miserable. This was especially true Sunday. Sunday morning we got up and decided on a church to visit. I am desperate to find a home church before we get back from China and I want to be involved. It started at 11am. We walked in at 11:02 and missed the announcements but nothing else really. It was packed and we quickly found a seat. When its the crowded and we are not that early, I am mentally gone (see 2 posts below). My heart is racing and paranoia sets in. Plus another thing was it was Communion Sunday. Guys and gals, my heart was not in it. Satan won. I sooo wanted to enjoy the service and meet new people, but it did not happen..

Will we ever find a church we both love?

any answers would be greatly appreciated

and just to clarify my post below, I am thrilled for Valfrey. Who is Valfrey? Well, its Jeff and Val. DUring their courtship, a family member gave them the name since there was Benifer and Brangelina... I think its cute. They have been married 4 months and their marital journey continues. I am sad that we didnt get much time to hang out with them but it will be awesome to hear what God is doing in their family. Rock on Jeff and Val!

Something to blog about

Im not creative today at all so lets take a look at what my blogging friends are talking about

My hubby Michael- He is blogging about our weekend and his mom. She had surgery on Friday and is recovering well.

Steven- He found a new obsession! I bet you have found it as well! He is the reason I blog today as his blog was the first blog I ever read


Cyndi- she apparently a fan of the Yankees

Janene- shes talking about her new babys sleeping habits and boy is Danika a real cutie!

Tigerprr- she is trying to decide if The Wedding Singer is a chick flick or not! Go help her!

The Ladmans- they are another Chinese adoption family who who love who participated in my tagging

Ryan- always participates in Saturdays photo hunts because his pictures rock

Southern Girl- another Union person who lives in Memphis and she is participating in an online blog party

Adam- A church planter in Maryland who shares his thoughts on himself, church and life in general. Just checked his blog and its looks like a close family member passed away. Make sure you pray for him and his family. They are pretty awesome!

So those are the blogs I have been reading today..Too many to list, but I check these out pretty frequently!

So if you want your name added to my regular reads, let me know..A lot of people have introduced me to some really cool blogs

Saturday, March 03, 2007


In case you have not noticed, I have issues..Many Many issues. 100% of my friends and family have known this for a while and thank God they love me unconditionally.

Let's see if I can name a few

1) I have a certain way I do laundry. Its just started since I have been married, but its my way. My ironing board is my dryer

2)I have to leave an hour early for work. Do not get in my way when I am ready to leave. If I am running late to work, I mentally freak out for at least an hour.

3)I am paranoid, more than the normal person. I know I have a problem. If I wasn't as paranoid, my life would be a lot less stressful.

4) I am not OCD. In fact, I am so unorganized, my father can not believe it. Its the only family gene I did not inherit.. I am not organized but I have certain things that must be done a certain way or dont even bother.

5)When making dates with friends, I prefer them to call me and ask because I am afraid if I try to set a gathering up, I will be rejected..I told you I had odd issues.

6)I am 32 and am still paranoid people wont like me. I am odd, I am loud but I am fun. I shouldn't care if people don't like me, but I do. I still try to impress strangers, which is sooo stupid.

7) I love to talk about myself, but I don't like people to ask questions about me. I'm not sure why, I have to be in the right mood to talk to people about myself..I love to hear about others though. I told you I was odd.

I am sure that my Michael can come up with a few more but since I said I wanted to get more personal on my blog, here ya go.

Saturday Photo Hunt- Theme Salty

These are pics from our Disney Cruise, the bottom one being in Key West. You cant get much saltier than the ocean!!!

Friday, March 02, 2007


Dont forget hubbys Friday Flashback over at Valtools Box. He has some great old school videos posted!

Michael and I have been looking for a new church. We went last Sunday to a traditional Presbyterian Church. We enjoyed it and the people were very nice to us! I was telling a coworker about it and she said watch out, they are judgemental and not so nice.

Why are churches judgemental? Why do people find them hypocritical?

Fridays Feast

What does the color pink make you think of?

the first thing I think of is pepto-bismol
Name something you thought you had lost, but later found.

I lose my keys and cell phone all the time..If I could just get used to using a purse, this would not be such a problem

In 3 words, describe this past week.

Productive, exciting, joyful. The beginning of the week was very dramatic..

Main Course
What are you obsessed with?

blogging, blogging, blogging, memes, adoption blogs

What kind of perfume or cologne do you like to wear?

Im using a lot of Bath and Body works body spray and Victoria Secrets Love Spell but I also wear Celine Dion

Thursday, March 01, 2007


What is your favorite Disney animated film?
Beauty and the Beast
The Lion King
Snow White
The Little Mermaid
Sleeping Beauty
The Fox and the Hound
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Peter Pan free polls