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, June 30, 2007


For those who remember about last weeks garage sale and the little boy, I have an answer. his dad came by to get the HOA presidents number and I asked if the little boy was okay.

His dad told me that Josh is extremely social and when there are no kids to play with he has no idea what to do and talks to anyone who talks back. Ha! Then I told him about asking me for money and he said Josh has this new air gun which requires air chips and he is searching for money anywhere since his parents have put a limit on the amount they give him. They apologized and assured me he was normal.

Bless his heart!

If you want to see a very sweet picture, click here!

On another note, I wonder if I share too much here. I don't feel like I do but I also know that I share more here than I do with family and friends, which is actually healthy for me!!

Yeah, people from freecycle came by and took the rest of the garage sale items away to charity for me! Yeah!!!!
That's all I have to say!

Friday, June 29, 2007

I've Been Tagged and Nominated

I have been nominated for a Rockin Blog Award. How cool is that? I cant find the little picture to put up but if I could I would! Thanks a bunches!

Ok I have been tagged and here are the rules!

Thanks go out to Amy the Black who tagged me!

All right, here are the rules.
We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are my 8 random facts. Feel free to comment on one or all of them. Warning, these are pretty random.

1. I do not know much about herbs or spices. I have a ton of them as do Rachel Ray and Paula Dean but I have no idea what to do with them. This has bothered me.

2. I hope I can find creativity to make a cute nursery for our LynnMarie!

3.I talk to Lucy the Basset hound as if she can talk back, seriously I do!

4. I love my job as a pediatric RN but I also love to call in sick from work. Whats wrong with me?

5. I seriously thought I was going to marry Luke Perry! Darn that Brenda!

6. I love chick flicks!

7. I went to Union University in 10 years and had a blast!

8.I live off of memories. memories keep me sane. Making new memories and reliving old ones are so important to me!

Told ya it was random!

Here are the 8 people I am tagging. Feel free to just do one or 2 or to relist your list if you have done this before..

Remember the post about the boy from the garage sale? Ill talk about that tomorrow

1. Michael
2.Sparky Duck
3.Sister Snoopy

Final thoughts on Jury duty

Knowing that I cant say too much, here are words to describe todays events!

Heavy contruction equipment
Larry the Cable guy
lunch time

Thats all I have to say about that!!!!

What are you having for dinner tonight? We are having Shephards Pie!!!

Friends, are you okay, according to bloglines, many of you have not updated in a very long time!!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jury Duty

Tomorrow is my last day, but actually my third day there..Its been better than I expected and I have been off this week from work meaning I got lots of time with Michael.

Have you ever had jury duty?

Is there a blog thats a must read today?

Dont forget to go visit Michaels Friday Flashback at Valtools Box to see his 80s music. Im gonna get him set up with bloglines this weekend (note that he can do it himself, im just going to encourage it) so if you have a cool blog go leave a comment so he can add you to his bloglines list)

Fridays Feast

{Featured Flickr Feast by SasherTootie}

How many pieces of jewelry do you wear most days?

My wedding ring and thats it

What is your favorite instrumental song?

Anything that was played in my wedding or anything by Brickman

Who has a last name that you like?
I have a friend whos last name is Sabatino, I say Sabateeeeeeeno

Main Course
Name a popular movie you’ve never seen.

There is a lot. I havent seen POC 2 or most of the classic films. heck I just saw gone with the wind this year!

Fill in the blank: Nothing makes me smile like seeing my family

Jury Duty update

Looks like I have been chosen. Will report at 1oam tomorrow..It feels good to be a winner!!

Im out of here!!!!
Im taking a break from Thurday 13s for a while..Just need a break. I will back reading and posting about that soon.

Anyway, Michael is out to house sit and I am waiting to call at 10am to see where I stand regarding jury duty. I think I may have to go in today and if I get on a case, that would be cool. If not, I hope to get motivated to clean our house a bit and get things outside for a charity to pick them up tomorrow.

Next week is the 4th of July and Michaels brother and family will be in town. We are hoping to spend some time with them.

Not much going on..Please pray for Jeff and Val. Jeffs grandmothers funeral was yesterday and then yesterday Vals grandfather passed away. What a hard thing to experience as newlyweds!

Anyway, like I have said, satan is attacking my family with things no one should have to experience. Please pray for my family today!!!!!

Hopefully, I will have something intereesting to post about later today! Peace out!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Owen Thomas!- my nephew

I love this expression! He loves Uncle Michael!

How cuddly was baby Owen!

Look at those eyes!

Whatcha up to?

Sweet Owen

Im a big boy, do not even THINK about taking my food!

Owen and Lucy the basset hound share the same bday. Scroll down for pics of Lucy but here is one my most beautiful nephews!!!

Try telling me Owen isnt a beautiful creation! My sister did a good job, again!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday- Happy Birthday Lucy the Basset Hound

no, we dont celebrate doggie bdays but its a good excuse to post pics of our puppy!

Please pray for hubby Michael, who is having a difficult time finding a job. If you have any advice or encouragement, head over the Valtool's Box. Please keep in your prayers.!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Jury Duty summary

I got up way too early but I am paranoid about being late so there you have it..Got up at 6:15, had to be there by 8. Its like 15 minutes away but I left at 7. Now I think since I was nervous, my sense of direction was totally screwed up (Michael, No comments please, hahah). Well, I was not late and found the overflow parking at the library at Marietta Square.

I took the shuttle bus over to the courthouse, got frisked and was signed in. I went to the juror assembly room and sat in the front row! Why? I swear the whole room was staring at me and figured once I sat down, they would quit. I then started my Debbie Macomber book. Got to page 5 and then orientation began. Okay, Fulton County is so much bigger than Cobb county and we never got an orientation. The judge on today was the one who did the whole Crematorium thing a few years ago when bodies were not buried in the right places. I never would have known this but the dude sitting beside me told me this. So the front row was full and we proceeded to hear what we would be doing and such, pretty much waiting.

As you read in the previous post, the guy beside me literally lives right around the corner from me. We talked about the neighborhood and he gave me his wife's number as she hires nurses for Home Health. I continued reading and got about 150 pages done today.

We get a break from 9-10am. We get back in an wait some more. We were given our panel numbers (i am panel 4) and a few panels were told to go ahead and leave and come back at 1:30. We figured they were definitely getting a case and perhaps we would go home. Honestly, no one went home early. At 11:30, more people are told to leave and come back and the rest of us were dismissed at noon.

As you can tell, I spent my lunch hour on the computer, which was A okay with me. 1:30 comes and not everyone is back. Uh oh. Panel 4 is called and is asked to line up. I first to walk into the court room and I find my nice comfy seat in the corner..A court room is a pretty cool place. Once all 36 potential jurors are in, we are sworn in and they start asking each group of 12 of us certain questions. they ask a question and if your answer is yes, you raise your hand. they take a tally and this will help later. In the room are the judge, the defense attorney and state prosecutor, the court report who had this large thing that covered his mouth. I have to figure what this was because it was very odd looking. Also in the room was the person who was accused and a lady who simply read out names.

After group questioning, we took a break and came back for individual questioning. This was done in front of the whole group. They asked some more detailed questions to the previous questions and some other things. I was not surprised by what they asked me. Then break time again and then the strike out. I was number 6 in my group and was declined by the state but accepted by the defense. They had chosen the 12 after the first 24, so they other 12 were just excused.

Long day, but interesting. I didn't add that many details because I am paranoid of getting in trouble so I am not sharing what potential case it was or what questions they asked me. If you get called for jury duty, bring a book but it will be a positive experience!

Jury Duty Update

Its noon. We were dismissed for lunch but instead of fighting traffic, I shall take my coke zero and Cheetos's for lunch,

Might I add that Cobb County has been much fmore entertaining than Fulton County was for my jury duty.

The guy beside me lives directly behind me. You heard that correctly and his wife hires for home health nursing..Woo Hoo. this could be a cool part time job. It is a small world.

No drama yet..I hear people talking that there might be a child molestation case. If that's the case, I (a pediatric nurse) will probably be eliminated.. Not in that way.

I will more than likely be here a bit longer and will have to come back tomorrow around 9am. I got stressed getting here but its not bad. If you have ever been to Marietta Square, its quite nice. I almost want to just walk around here some time.

Our friend
Jeff lost his grandma this weekend. Please say a prayer for his family

Jury Duty

I'm out of here in 20 minutes to see if I am on the jury. It got me off work last night, which is a plus but I dont know how much I can read in 8 hours

Hope you all have a great day!!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Garage Sale??? Successful

I am sunburned and tired. Michael and I had a busy day and he summarized the day over that the adoption blog.

I had a good day. We met some really cool neighbors, Lucy spent time outside, and now our garage looks worse than it did before the sale.

Here are the interesting facts about our sale
1) Michael finished up bringing things down from the attic that the previous owner left..Honestly most of it was crap but there was one special box that had some pretties and other things that we sold.
2)Michael sold 2 florida license plates... We don't want to know the reason, we just wanted the money
3) One neighbors aunt recently died. The aunt taught literature at my college, Union Univ
4) Michael found a yearbook in the attic that did not belong to the previous owner. The year book was from the 1975 class of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colarado.
5) Sweet little ladies try to rip you off. Perhaps they are looking for a good deal, but that's not what it felt like...even the one that look like Paula Dean
6) Garage sales are like trick or treating for for grown ups. Everyone had a bag of stuff and wanted a handout of some kind..I think that's kind of sweet. At least I have something to look forward to.

Need advice..

Our neighbors have 3 kids living with them. Josh is the middle child is 10-11 years old. I always say hi to him and he always smiles but never says hi. Today he was very friendly..from noon on, he kept coming over and saying hi, just walking around. His mom had already visited during the day. He kept looking and I kept asking if he was ok..Around 1 or 130 he came by looking at things and asking how much things were. he looked at our movies and then some stuffed animals. I told him to take them home for his little sister for free. He never did. He asked about the George Forman grill, I gave him a price and asked him to ask his mom before he bought anything. He just kept walking around and not going home.

I went ahead and asked him"Josh are you ok? Are you afraid to go home? He asked me to clarify and he said no...
I started taking things down at 3pm and he wouldn't leave, just kept walking around. A gentleman asked me how much our book stand was and I gave him a price. Then Josh said to me" Can I have the money that man gives you for the bookshelf?" I asked him why and told him nicely no and asked him what was up?? He then went home.

I am concerned because that was just odd. Michael and I are definitely locking our doors. What would you do? Should I go talk to his mom about the question or just leave it alone??

Thanks guys and thanks for the prayers!


Friday, June 22, 2007

Garage sale

Last post before garage sale. I can not wait to sell this stuff or give it away. Im tired and when I tired all emotions are way exaggerated. I feel sad but I dont know why. I think I just need sleep and will be better at 5am tomorrow when I get up to start moving things outside.

7 neigbors have picked up balloons. Ad is in the paper, Michael put posters out and I will put another one out in the morning. Friends are stopping by and it will be nice to visit.

Its 9pm and kids are playing outside with water guns and I can see lightening bugs or fireflies (much better word)..Life is good. Oh I remember those days, (sort of, Im getting old)

Wish us luck!!!


Thursday, June 21, 2007


So the garage sale is in 36 hours. A coworker came by and helped Michael move some furniture downstairs, which was pretty nice. So after work, Ill be sleeping for a bit and then let the fun begin. There is more to bring down and we will be organizing and pricing, hanging signs, and passing out balloons (or letting people pick them them from our house). A few more houses have also signed up!

I forgot to mention that I have possible Jury Duty next week. Ill find out Sunday night if I have to go or not. Part of me wants to go sit around all day and read a book and the other part of wants to be cancelled so I can work nights and get my shift differential..

I have been enjoying all the recommended blogs, all of them are great and are now part of my bloglines (which totally rocks)!!!

Will you guys pray for little K.K tonight? I don't have permission to share her name and I have not met her, but she was diagnosed with leukemia in April and is doing so well. Just please lift up all in involved!!

NOt much more. I am so ready to just chill on the couch and watch a movie or two with my Michael. Have any suggestions?

If anyone of you are in the Atlanta area, and want to stop by Saturday, we would love to see ya!!!

Email me at for our address

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Im at work. Anticipating possible calling in tomorrow and taking a vacation day to prepare for the garage sale but I am the only one who can be in charge so that took care of that decision..

Lets see, what should our question be today?

You have seven days off from work, its any time of the year. You have unlimited funds. WHere would you go on vacation? It must be somewhere you have visited before. Tell us where and what makes that stand out!

Thursday 13

My first Thursday 13 on my new blog!!!

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 Things about my husband

1. He is a smarty pants and so I am.
2. He has the best facial expressions and he always makes me laugh
3. When I got up from my nap, dinner was practically ready
4. He does the dishes!
5. He takes Lucy the basset hound for walks
6. He was just as active as I was in the paperchasing for our China adoption paperwork
7.He has introduced me to some great movies
8. He plans great date nights!
9. He knows how much I love Christmas and has planned some events at Christmas time before
10. He got to me like Jimmy Buffett
11. Michael has a very eclectic taste in music
12. He helped me meet Steven Curtis Chapman. Michael W Smith, Amy Grant, Avalon and Rebecca St. James
13. He really is my greatest friend and its wonderful to be married to such a rockin guy!
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Okay, its blog recommendation day. Now that I found bloglines, things are much easier..I need one more blog to add to my blogroll!!

Here is what I am looking for!!

1)I want a blog thats simple but entertaining

2) I want someone who hasnt been blogging long and doesnt get like 100 posts a day.

3) I want it to be something you read every day!!!

Leave me your suggestions and I will pick one by midnight.

Also, I am not such a slacker that I havent forgotten my contest winners..ALl prizes have been purchased, just waitint to get them mailed. PLease forgive me.
Tuesday was an interesting day. Nothing dramatic which is always nice but I am hoping to be more productive today.

Ya know, marriage is kind of cool. Michael and I are really truly blessed, we have really never struggled. Michael isn't employed right now and I should be scared. Lets be honest, I am a little worried, actually pretty worried. But I am not scared. Its odd, but I kind of look forward to going through this valley together. Its already made us communicate more, watch the words we use and to really think. Marriage is a partnership! God created our relationship and he using this to mold us into better partners for each other.
Am I wacked? I love a challenge. This is going to be harder than I expected and we are going to have to make some sacrifices.

Pray for Michael, pray that he will stay motivated, encouraged, and cheerful. Pray that I can encourage him and to stay positive

On another note, Rosie O'Donnell doing my favorite game of Plinko on The Price is Right scares me!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Book review

Has anyone else read this book? I just finished and wanted to know what you thought!!! I really enjoyed it. I did not not enjoy reading about the pain he suffered but that was part of his story and what a story he has!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lurkers, Lurkers everywhere

Ok, I know you are out there.. So wont you leave me a comment. I just want to know..Thats all. and I love to see comments..Thats all. Its simple

Since you are already commenting, tell me one tv show that you love or have loved and why!!!!

Its Comment Day!!!

Michael over at Valtools Box (hubby) has blogged a lot lately.. Stop by, get to know him and comment..

On another note, I apparently scared my sister..kelly, I just need to glasses..There is not real vision problem. Sorry about that.

I am hoping to continue the garage sale job today and Michael andI will be going to Office Depot today to pick up signs and stuff. I got another email today asking about stuff. Thats a good sign.

So please pray for
Michael- job and motivation. This dude rocks, I cant believe people arent banging down our door wanting him to work
Garage Sale
Weight loss

I found memories


Its hot outside! I spend an hour or 2 bringing boxes and things from the white room (possible nursery) to the garage in preparation for our garage sale on Saturday. I opened a box and found photo albums from before we moved in our house, (aka the first 3 years of marriage and our engagement). I am so happy. I just spent a few hour looking at my nieces and nephews as babies and the Pentz family Disney Cruise.. I love looking at pics and I love creating memories.

On that note, I have 3 phone calls regarding our garage sale already this morning along with a couple of emails..Pray for good weather on Saturday because its looking like it will be a success. Friday will be organizing the garage, pricing items and creating signs for around the neighborhood. So far, its been pretty fun. Lucy, on the other hand, does not like me to go upstairs or in the garage.

last night, we had dinner with Kelly, my one and only sister..we had dinner at Macaroni Grill and had a good time. She even told a funny.

My vision has changed recently and that concerning me. Its only without glasses or contacts that its bad. With glasses on, I can see fine..I hope its just age. As a neuro nurse, you just kind of worry. But, I have no other symptoms and I already talked to a neurologist I work with and they said no worries..So okay

Today is our prayer day over at The Christopher Family blog Please continue to pray for Michael and his job search. If you are in Atlanta and have some ideas, please let us know!!

Have a blessed day and keep praying!!
I found and now my life is much easier!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers day

I hope that all of you enjoy your day celebrating and recognizing the fathers in your life. I am pretty tired but I hope what I am thinking can be put into words. I have decided not to put this in the order it should go..

Michael- What an amazing father he will be. Why? For one, he does have the biggest heart around and he is full of knowledge. What else do you need. He can be silly. I love his silliness and I think he is going to have a blast when we get home from China. I hope that our daughter has lots of daddy/daughter moments growing up, I know he will provide many. Michael has had a down week as he is looking for employment. He shares some of his feelings over at Valtools Box. Go send him some love.

I think about what fathers are all about. There is my Heavenly Father who is my perfect father. Words to describe him are love, awesome, precious, forgiveness, mercy, grace, shelter, provider, comforter, protector.. I am blessed to be so greatly loved when I know I don't deserve it.

I think about my dad. My dad is a lot of the words above. As a child, he was my protector who provided me with love, shelter and forgiveness.

Fathers are important. They are needed. I hope that I have shown my father how much I love him and how much I appreciate everything he has done for me. The older I get, the more I get to know how much he loves me. I have amazing childhood memories (no I didn't make them up) because of how he raised his family..I have recently started thinking about the things he taught me as a child. At the time, I did not know why he spent time on certain things, but now I do..My daddy is the wisest man I know. One summer he made me read biographies. I thought it was cool. I could write for hours on why I love my dad, but I have to give some meds to a baby. I hope that my Michael and our daughter will experience the same. I am absolutely certain they will!
Unconditional love is hard to give but so wonderful to accept.

Grandpa Ray- I love him. He is silly and I enjoy our visits when we see each other. A lot of childhood memories include him and I am glad. His quote "There is no such thing as bad ice cream"

Granpa Norman- He passed away when I was 6 years old and I only have one memory of him. He would give us medicine every night after dinner. His medicine was 10 M&M's in a medicine container he would get at the grocery store. I used to love to hear stories about him.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

so what do you think?????

Friday, June 15, 2007

more randomness

I was able to go for a nice long walk with a new friend today.. I hope this becomes a habit as I so want to become less fluffy. I am working tonight and I we are ordering pizza to celebrate our Nurse Techs.

Working on Sat and Sunday..Hoping to be awake for church on sunday and then sleeping a few hours..then my sister kelly is coming up for the week for work so we are going to have dinner with her on Sunday.

I also need to start bringing stuff down for the garage sale which is only a week away. My walking buddy put an ad in the AJC and I am going to be putting up signs next week.. Not sure if it will be a "success" but hopefully it will be fun.

How are you today? What are you thankful for?

and does anyone else watch Studio 60.

I was sorry to hear that Billy Grahams wife died. She was 87. I'm sure it was no surprise but to lose a life partner you have had for over 60 years..I cant imagine that feeling. What a couple they were.. The best biography I have ever read was the Billy Graham book. I may try reading it again soon...
New blog will be installed tonight?

Has anyone watched the video on my sidebar? I just love that movie!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Random Thoughts of the Day

Let see..

The first thing that comes to mind is what I witnessed at the post office. I will never experience this again. The gentleman in front of me had a large package to mail..I should let you guess what it is but I wont..They were finches..He was mailing 60 finches to Alaska..I didnt even see an air spot for them...Alaska? Should have questioned them

I had a family that was admitted tonight that was angry. They expected the doctor to be waiting for them when they came to the floor. He was with another patient and they went ballistic.. Not even sure I want to go there.

I have a cold and my foots like a big dog and I dont know why. Ugh..Im going for a walk at 8am tomorrow..

Im such a slacker but I did get one contest winners prize mailed this week. Well, Michael did..

Oh I love him!!!

FRIDAY FLASHBACK is up over at Valtools Box...Go check out this weeks videos

Fridays Feast

Fill in the blank: The best thing about where I live is that I have a great place to work (CHOA)
Create a new name for a deodorant (like “Flower Fresh” or “Shower Scent”).
I am soooo not creative like this..My scent will be Candilicious

What was the last piece of software you installed onto your computer?
I think MIchael installed an online Poker game, not sure

Main Course
If you were to receive a superlative award today beginning with the words ”Most likely to…”, what would the rest of the phrase say?
Most likely to change subjects more than 5 times in one conversation

What two colors do you like to wear together?

hmmm tan and blue or burgundy..gotta think about this

my new blog

I saw a preview of my new blog last night and its pretty cool. Keep stopping by to see if its up! There needs to be a few minor changes and that its..Yippee! I love new things!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blog alert

I dont talk about current events a lot. Not because I dont want to, but because seriously I dont get them right all the time..

Pray for those in Guatamala.. I have friends adopting from their and I know they are scared..

On another note, if you like to encourage people, then I would like to plug in a few blogs

1) Valtools Box
Yes, this is hubbys blog and I dont think he will mind this. He needs some encouragement. Please Please go by and say a prayer for him. I think we all go through what hes feeling, but he is being very honest with emotions right now. I will always plug my hubbys blog

2) Heather- A lot of bloggers know Heather. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor and has 3 small children and has really been honest about the whole experience..She is definitely a God follower!!

Do you know of anyone that needs encouragement??

Thirteen Things aboutAmy
13 Things that will be sold at the Christopher garage sale
3.Kitchen stuff
4.Lots of old clothes
5.CD organizers
5.a few DVD's
6.board games
7.picture frames old printer
9.duffle bags items
11.things collected over almost 6 years of marriage
13.potpourri (aka junk)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

what really matters

Oh my! By now, you have headed over the Christopher Family blog and discovered we have come up with a name for baby Christopher who is already in our hearts and one day we cant wait to have her in our arms. If you havent, stop reading and click here!

Now that you are back, we hope you like the name..but onto other things


Right now, satan is attacking a lot of my family members and he needs to stop. If you can, please pray for my family and friends who are hurting and struggling. It makes so sad to see others whose hearts are hurting. I am doing great. I dont like to see others sad. It makes me feel so uncomfortable to even watch movies like this. Especially ones that make fun of people who are different..Did you see the movie Radio? Boo Hooed the entire time..God help Michael if I am ever pregnant..Heehee..I warned you I had random thoughts!!!

Still waiting on that new blog, Im sure I will love it when its done.

I have tomorrow off, which hopefully will include dragging stuff down to the garage in preparation for the garage sale in less than 2 weeks.

Also, I have been tagged by a few people. If you are one of them, please raise your hand so I can participate

Church last Sunday, we studied the 2nd chapter of Ecclesiastes- I found this to be one of the most interesting, most relevant pieces of scripture

Ecclesiastes 2
Pleasures Are Meaningless
1 I thought in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure to find out what is good." But that also proved to be meaningless. 2 "Laughter," I said, "is foolish. And what does pleasure accomplish?" 3 I tried cheering myself with wine, and embracing folly—my mind still guiding me with wisdom. I wanted to see what was worthwhile for men to do under heaven during the few days of their lives.
4 I undertook great projects: I built houses for myself and planted vineyards. 5 I made gardens and parks and planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. 6 I made reservoirs to water groves of flourishing trees. 7 I bought male and female slaves and had other slaves who were born in my house. I also owned more herds and flocks than anyone in Jerusalem before me. 8 I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired men and women singers, and a harem [a] as well—the delights of the heart of man. 9 I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me.

10 I denied myself nothing my eyes desired;
I refused my heart no pleasure.
My heart took delight in all my work,
and this was the reward for all my labor.

11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done
and what I had toiled to achieve,
everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind;
nothing was gained under the sun.

So I ask you, whats important to you? What do you find in this scripture??

I rarely discuss scripture on this blog and I dont know why. I'll be thinking about this!!!

Wordless Wednesday

Picture #1 Little Pixel sleeping in Lucys bed!!!

Pictures #2 and #3 are pictures of our latest quilt squares for baby Lynn..To see the rest of the quilt squares we have received, go here.
To read more about our quilt, go here

Monday, June 11, 2007

I'm heading over to the adoption blog to post a very special announcement, wont you join me?

the adventures of Lucy and Pixel

Lucy- the 2yo Bassett Hound
Pixel- the 11 week old kitten

Friends or enemies? You decide!!!

Weekend update

We stayed up pretty late Saturday night but were still able to get up by 830 and were on time to church.

We attended North Metro Church and heard a different speaker. Have you ever read Ecclesiastes? There is some really relevant stuff in there. What really matters? I tell ya, that Solomon had some interesting words to say.. Back to that later.. I really enjoyed the message.

Came home for a brief rest and then headed to trivia for the championship. Obviously, had we won, you would have read about that first. It was nice to spend some time with Bill, Angela and baby Emily. After a long lunch, Michael helped another teammate change a tire and back home we went. We talked a bit and headed out for our neighborhood walk to finish passing out flyers regarding the neighborhood garage sale. It was good exercise and Lucy the bassett hound enjoyed it as well. It really did not seem like 730pm at all. These light hours are crazy!.

Got a call from coworker Andy who invited us to a movie. After coming home and watching half of the Sopranos finale, we headed out to watch Oceans 13. I am not going to spoil it..This was much better than the second one. It was VERY predictable but it held my attention. Attempted to go to Waffle House, had no one attempt to serve us ( it was 1am) and headed to Wendys for a late dinner..

Now its Monday, and we are awaiting my new blog which should be here anytime.. We are also announcing baby Christophers name over at the Christopher Family blog sometime today. I am hoping I will get motivated to clean the house and get ready for the garage sale..I will let you know how that goes and then I work an extra shift tonight at 11p!!!

That's it! oh and the Christopher Quilt has been updated..We got 2 new pieces!

What did you do this weekend?

Sunday, June 10, 2007


besides our Monday prayer time, a special baby name annoucement will occur tomorrow on the adoption blog!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Weekend update

Im glad to be off this weekend. IM looking forward to going to to church tomorrow actually awake and then our big trivia game. The chances of us are winning are slim, but we have a good time with our friends and their baby Emily.

We are supposed to get started getting ready for our garage sale June 23rd. Well, I just woke up so thats getting put back until tomorrow or Monday. Thats okay. We work under pressure.

So here I am, watching Anne of Green Gables on PBS with Lucy the basset hound and Pixel the kitten and all is well.
I hope all of you have a great weekend.

Michael posted today..Check out Valtools box if you get a chance..

My new blog is still coming. Miss blog lady has promised my preview by the end of this weekend.


Parents guilt

My heart goes out to a patients father tonight. In what was clearly an accident, this patient has a mild skull fracture. You would never know it as she is the most cheerful, happy 5 year old. This poor dad has asked me to come in their room every 15 minutes all night wondering if she was okay. NOthing I said could take away his worry and concern. It was an accident, not very traumatic for the child, but for the parent, its going to take a while for this to go away. This child is so stinkin funny, I cant believe they admitted her.

I wish I could have helped the father more......

Friday, June 08, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt-Shoes

These lovey shoes belong to hubby. He's resting hes feet after getting back from a cruise..Im still not sure whose feet are to the left..Definitely not mine.

Whats your favorite season and why?
Winter free polls

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Friday Feast


What do you consider to be the ultimate snack food? hmmm.. I love anything with toffee in it and or anything with a dip...I love appetizers and snacks..No wonder I am fluffy!!!

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), about how popular is your last name? I know there is a website for this but I don't think its too popular. My maiden name was Pentz and that was pretty rare

Who is your all-time favorite sitcom character, and why?
Phoebe or Chandler from Friends..I would love to hang out with either.

Smelly cat, Smelly, cat...what are they feeding you?

Main Course
Do you shop online? If so, name some sites you like to browse for goodies.
I don't due to limited budget but Amazon is great and ebay and I am finding a lot of China adoption sites...

Fill in the blank: I think everyone should be silly sometimes!!!!!!

Valtools Box has some of my favorite video today for Friday Flashback..Check him out! Hes my hubby..
the Christopher quilt has been updated. 2 new pieces arrived yesterday!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Lisa got the call..and the pictures

No more waiting for Lisa...Look what she got today!!!

Hope Floats

I really should have named our adoption blog that. I am sitting here watching that movie and its such a good one!

Anyway, I hope to catch up on some blogging tomorrow before work. I spend way too much time but I love reading about my new friends.

Many families saw pictures of their babies for the first time today..How exciting..There are some links posted in a post below. We have such a wait in front of us but keeping up with others stories makes the time go by faster.

So, lets see..What should my question for you be today?

Tell me your favorite romantic movie ? It can be a drama or comedy. I claim the Notebook..Your turn!

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

13 random things about the neighborhood garage sale because i cant think of anyhing else to do today

1. What was to be a garage sale for just Michael and I, is now open to the entire neighborhood

2. I have met a new friend who is helping organize the sale.

3. We spent over 2 hours (and thats a lot) walking around the neighborhood talking and passing our flyers

4.I still have my part of the neighborhood to do and I was going to do it this afternoon but my feet are really hurting.

5.We are using the sale to help raise money towards the adoption process\

6. We have to get our house organized and have a lot of stuff to sell

7. Things that are not sold will be donated to a charity

8.The sale is in Kennesaw, Ga and will be June 23rd at 8am

9. The neighborhood will reimburse the money used for an ad in the paper

10. While walking today, I learned a lot about my neighbors

11.We are praying for no rain and as much rain as we have been getting, this should not be a problem

12.Michael cleaned out the garage so that it will be easier to organize the day before

13. We would love to have a lot of neighbors participate!!!!!

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!

If you have ever read our adoption blog, you know that adopting from China is a long wait. I met Lisa a few months ago, and after a long wait, she will become a mom today. We know its today and we are waiting to hear that her agency has her referral package and info on her baby. Brianna will be home with her family soon. I will be checking her site all day waiting to hear...


On another note, our first adoption fundraiser will be a garage sale June 23rd. Its turned into a neighborhood garage sale and today I met Sara and baby Lauren and we walked about 2 hours putting flyers on mailboxes. We are hoping and praying for a good turnout.

I worked Monday night and then slept all day Tuesday which meant I hardly slept at all last night..I think I slept from 4-630am. i am stinkin tired. I am hoping to catch a 2 hour nap soon so I will back on schedule..Working Thursday and Friday and then we will be getting things ready for the garage sale this weekend. Sunday is the trivia game where top prize is 900$

Woo..Hoo..Nap time and then back to checking Lisas website!!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

wordless wednesday

Thirsty Kitty. Happy post below!!!

China adoption

What is this China adoption thing all about?
Its about THIS!!!! Check out what this new family found out about today..I know they are doing a happy dance!

cheap entertainment

Ok, its 8am and I am tired but smiling. You see Lucy the basset hound and Pixel (i call him Pickle) the 10 week old kitten are playing hide and seek. Pixels good at it, Lucy needs to learn the rules. Lucy and I just got back from our 7 minute walk and I am about to crash. There are some great blogs added to my blogroll yesterday. I cant wait to share them with you..

I know this is not the adoption blog but referrals are coming this week (we hope)!!! Some mommies and daddies are going to see their babies for the very first time!


Thanks for your answers regarding jealousy vs. resentment

Now, on to the 8 interesting things about me
1. I met my husband on the internet and we have been married over 5 years
2.I was on the front page of the Miami Herald in 9th grade because I went to the mall to see Luke Perry and there was a stampede
3. I eat lemons with salt on them
4.I tried to be cool in high school but eventually learned it really did not matter
5. My brother is an international Dj and has worked with some really cool people
6. My mother is addicted to My Space
7.Michael and I went to Epcot one year for our bdays and were able to see a taping of the wayne brady show!
8.I have been to Quito, Ecuador and London England..Next stop....CHINA!!!!!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Yeah and a question

Ive been tagged and will get to that in a bit but, I just learned from dear old husband that Mr Steven Curtis Chapman and Avalon will be in Atlanta September 1st. The radio station wont be announcing this until later today but we looked at their websites..Woo Hoo! I am sooo excited.

Here is a question for you? IN your mind, whats the difference between jealousy and resentment?

I need some new blogs to read and to add to my blogroll? Have any suggestions?? Thanks, I have now added 10 new blogs to read.. Very cool suggestions!


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sundays events

The Christopher family has been busy and we have lots coming up. I worked Saturday night and came home. We got ready and attended North Metro Church for the third time. As Michael posted on your blog, its contemporary. I love it! The lead teaching pastor is excellent, the crowd is nice and I love the music. there is a huge population of families with Chinese children. It is different than what we were looking for, there are plenty of opportunities for involvement. They have a quarterly woman's book club and the discuss Christian Fiction. This month is Karen Kingsbury's Divine. You must know I am interested in this. You do have to get there on time.. I stress about this, but that's just me.

Anyway, we plan on visiting again. they have a introduction to church class next Sunday but we have a prior engagement.
After lunch, we got a sub and headed home. After lunch I quickly went to sleep expecting to get up around 230 or 3. Nope, I slept until 630...Holy cow!!!!!

Michael and I just got home from dinner and headed over to leave a check for the dude that does our yard. While in the driveway, I met Sara, the neighbor I have been corresponding with via email regarding our neighborhood garage sale. She sounds very enthused and on Wednesday morning, her and I are going to walk the neighborhood with baby Lauren and pass out garage sale flyers..I really hope its successful.It would be nice to see a lot of neighbors participate.

Next Sunday, we will be in a trivia tournament where the cash prize is something like 700 dollars..Jeff, if you are reading this, we wish you and Val could join us. Should be fun as long as no one cheats (heehee). Wish us well!!!!

So if you would like to pray for us this week, here are our needs
1) Michaels job search
2)patience as we wait
3) weight loss
4) getting ready for the garage sale
5) time management!

I love my blogging friends. My new design is just about ready...Keep checking!!!
We have a prayer group on MOndays over at The Christopher family blog. We posted a poll to name our group! Wont you head over and vote?

Even if you are not involved in China adoption, please lift everyone up tomorrow in prayer!!!!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Scroll Down for the Photo Hunt, please

Hello readers.

I must first say that I found the quilt material I was working on. Apparently I put the bag of material in the duffle bag the hospital gave me for hospital week..Glad I found that.

Pixel the kitten and Lucy the basset hound took a nap together this week. that doesn't mean they don't act crazy when they are together..I'm glad Lucy has a friend. Will get a pic up tomorrow!

Yes, contest winners I have your stuff. I am so sorry. I haven't been able to mail anything except letters from here. I have not forgotten any of you.

Looks like the garage sale will be June 23rd and I will post it on Craigs List..Not only will this help us get organized, we consider it a fundraiser for our adoption.. Hope some of you stop by.

2 animals to the vet this week. Lucy got new flea medicine and some skin cleaner as her skin was quite irritated..the vet was really nice..Sammy has had the sniffles for 3 days..Dr thinks he will be fine.

I am upset about something at work. I hope I get over it. Something thats my fault but someone could have helped me with..Oh well, hope it works itself out..Stress, its lovely.

Hoping to go to church Sunday. Will need to talk to Michael tomorrow about it..Next week, is our trivia prize is over 700 dollars.

Our friend April delivered Jennifer Ryley this week. Pray they have a good adjustment and Rachel (the big sister) likes Jennifer.. Shes a cutie!!!

Michael used the theme Cars on his Friday Flashback Videos over at Valtools Box

We saw Shrek the Third this week and it was pretty good..The other ones were funnier and used more current events in it but Shrek the Third didn't have a lot of adult jokes which was good.

The adoption blog has been updated...The Christopher Family blog has been updated

Friday, June 01, 2007

more things on my mind!

Lucy and Pixel..playtime, sort of

Saturday Photo Hunt- Art

This was taken in Key West at the Ripleys Museum in which we used a buy one get one free coupon. It still wasnt worth it but at least I can say I went..I was stretching for this months theme!!!!