Amy . . .

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

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How much more random can I get?

********warning this may not make any sense*********
Seriously, I was outside somewhere and the environment around me reminded me of a memory of childhood. I thought to myself, what a cool place to find an Easter egg. I didn't think to myself what a place to hide an egg, but rather a cool place to find an Easter egg? Do you remember Easter egg hunts? If you are a parent, do you hide eggs for your children now and if so are they real or plastic and do you put stuff in the plastic ones?

Go check out Michaels Wordless Wednesday!!!!!

New hobby

I visit your blog. Then I find someone who commented on your blog. I visit them and then find someone who visited them. I continue to this until I find one I do not like. This could be the reason I have almost 300 blogs in my blogline collection. I must stop. But I can not. Many of them are China adoption blogs and I don't want to miss out on any thing.

Here is another question for you!
Let say you have to get a gift for an adult female friend you don't know. You cant spend more than 30 dollars. What do you buy this person?!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Blogs to check out!

1.Hey Prayer Partners! Head over the adoption blog and see what we are praying for today
2.Hubby has new posts up! Head over the Valtools Box!
3.Working on a new easy,all you have to do is comment contest, details soon!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

another random thought

Did I ever tell you that I strongly dislike change? I dislike it because I am afraid of it. I like things done in my own way on my own schedule. When things get out of place, I seriously hyperventilate and it weighs on my mind. I know that I am a bit different, a little odd you might say. I really am happy with the fact that I am different. I am usually very calm but when I am out of my element, I freak out.

I wish I did not fear change so much. I love my job, but I would love to try something different. I have not changed jobs because I do not like that feeling of a new job, where you are new and not confident in your skills. I am afraid I wont like it as much as I like my present job.

I like structure, I like a schedule of sorts. Its weird because I am the most unorganized person in the world.

I like to try new things, but only when I am ready. Does this make me a snob? I hope not!

On another note, in church we were asked how would Jesus eat Oreos? I will explain more after a full nights sleep!

Friday, July 27, 2007

A regular post

I did not participate in the Saturday Photo Hunt because I could not find anything "creative" which was the theme this week!

On another note, I realized something this week. Michael started a new job, a brand new job that I hope he loves. With this new job, will come a different schedule. He may work a lot of evenings and may have to work on Sundays after church. For months now, we have been used to have evenings together and Sundays off. This may be no more. This is not a bad thing, however. There are a lot of positives.

I do believe that married couples should have some time apart. We may actually appreciate each other more and appreciate our time together. It gives us both a little more freedom which I think is healthy for adults.

Also, we will not be eating out as much which obviously will be cost efficient and healthier!

Looking forward to spending some time with my family a few days this coming week. Stay tuned for pictures!!!

Also, all prizes have been mailed. If you have not received it, let me know. Obviously the prize going to South Africa will take a bit longer..

Next contest will be announced August 1st and will not be as detailed and will be much simpler... Make sure to keep an eye out for it!!!

So my question today is what do you and your spouse/significant other do away from each other? Do you enjoy the time alone?

Britain's Got Talent Connie Talbot Conny

Please listen! This is the most beautiful sound I have heard in a long time!..its worth it..Check out Simon Cowell!

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Thanks for all your suggestions on childrens books!! If you want to give me the titles of some of your favorites please scroll down!.

Do me a favor will ya? GO check out hubby at Valtools Box. His Friday Flashback is up. He does this weekly and it involves 80s videos! Tell him congrats on his new job!

Nothing new here. Working Fri and Sat, hoping to be awake for church on Sunday. Hoping to have some time with Michael soon.

Just got home from work and realized that after tomorrow all of my contest prizes will be in the mail! I cant wait to do another one but it will be much much more simple.

Details coming. I met a lot of nice bloggers last contest and I hope you will join us!!

Here is my daily question for you
Lets say you were given a million dollars and the person who gave it to you will match it dollar for dollar to any charity, what would you spend it on and what charity would you choose?

Friday Feast

Describe a toy you remember from your childhood.

The first thing that comes to mind are Fashion PLates and Lite Brights.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how observant are you?
11 but only if its unimportant things.

Where would you rather be at this very moment?
Disney Cruise or a cabin in Maine in the fall

Main Course
When was the last time you learned something new?
Tonight I learned more side effects of new meds I gave my patients!

Fill in the blank: I have a comfortable home but I haven’t _learned how to make my house more organized

Yeah my blog got an award!

Look what my blog got today! terry over at In His Hands awarded me this! WooHoo!!!

Now I need to pass it on to 5 more bloggers and I hope to do that soon! Be on the look out!

On another note, Im presently watching Little Miss Sunshine again. If you saw it,what did you think?

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 American Idol contestants I can remember in no particular order
Dont forget to scroll down to my next post and tell me your favorite childrens book!
1. Kelly Clarkson
2.Carrie Underwood
3.Bo Bice
4.Blake Lewis
5.Clay Aiken
6.Carrie Underwood
7.Taylor Hicks
9.Ruben Studdard
10.Chris Daughtery
11.Jordin Sparks
12.Melinda Doolittle
13.Elliot Yamin
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tuesday Night/ Wednesday A.M

I have not been watching a regular tv show at all this summer. Perhaps its the whole night shift thing, but its kind of relaxing. Next fall I will be watching Survivor, E.R, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, A.I (In January) and possible some new ones! !!!

Michael started work this week and got pretty sick yesterday. So sick he had to get some IV fluids at the near by medical facility. Had he told me about it before he went, I would have been worried. They gave him some meds and when I left for work tonight he was out cold!!! He has posted a new post over at his blog!! Make sure you visit and say hello!

We are having a surprise visit from some of my family next week and I am very excited about that.

I have been reading blogs this week. New blogs. More than likely if I read your blog, I have been reading the blogs of your commenters and thats been kind of fun!

If you have read our adoption blog, you will have noticed that we have now been logged in to the China system. April 23rd is our official log in date. Our wait officially began this day! But on the 23rd of every month, we have started a new tradition. We buy one children's book. We figured this was more practical than buying clothes or anything else. LynnMarie will have quite a collection. Head over the adoption blog to see what book I chose this month

So, I ask you, whats your favorite book? Perhaps you had a favorite book as a child or perhaps your child has a favorite one.. Well, I want to know!

Monday, July 23, 2007

God Is God

These words are awesome!!!!

Church and stuff!

Well, the weekend came and went.

If you dont read the rest of this post, say a prayer for my Michael. He started his new job today!

Michael and Igot up early and headed to church on Sunday! We are still studying Ecclesiastes and the topic was authority and how a lot of people have a hard time giving things up, we like to be in control.

The one thing that stood out in my mind that was talked about was our prayer time. Many times we pray "God help us" or 'God help me to". When we ask God to "help" we are taking control of the situation. We need to ask God "to cause a situation". Like I said, I am not very good at talking about spiritual things but when we ask God for patience, he doesn't just give us patience, He gives us a situation to help develop patience.

Last week we talked about fearing and loving God and I can see where this is tied in. We have to remember we are not equals. Yes, God is our friend. He is our Father but He is also God!

We have to remember that God is God and I am not! Hope you like the video. It was done right after 9/11

Hope I did not confuse you!!! If I did, check out Ecclesiastes Chapter 8!

ON another note, if every person who read Harry Potter this weekend, donated 1$ to a charity or did something nice for someone, how cool would that have been?

I have never read the books, buts its amazing how children to adults all around the world shared a common bond this weekend..I think thats cool!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday evening

I am tired. Worked last night and slept all day and then woke up (obviously haha!). Michael was having some guys over so I arranged some girl time with my friend Elizabeth and her daughter.

So my evening began with Elizabeth picking me up and we headed over to Chilis for dinner for my usual chicken crispers. After an interesting conversation with Mary (who is 8) I discovered her favorite Disney Princesses are are the stepsisters in Cinderella. That was funny!!! She explained her favorite animals and told me what China was like.

We then headed over to Barnes and Noble to get a book for Elizabeth. I am not even going to let you guess what book she got it. Its THE BOOK! Then we headed over to Ross's Dress for Less and walked around. I found a few things and then we headed out and stopped at Bruesters for some ice cream. Elizabeths daughter is a hoot!

Mary got tired so we went to Elizabeths house for some girl talk and it was nice to talk to a friend outside of work! Hope to spend time with them again!

New post over that the adoption blog and new pics over at the 100 good wishes quilt blog!!!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Question of the day

Whats the nicest thing someone has ever done for you or whats the nicest thing you have done for someone else?

Saturday Photo Hunt-tiny

This was when Pixel was tiny

Thursday, July 19, 2007

WHo is Harry Potter?

Okay I need to ask. Whats up with the Harry Potter thing? I havent read one not have I watched a movie, but I am amazed at the passion fans of regarding this book. I have a poll a few posts below regarding Harry Potter. Please check which one you are.

If you are a fan, help me understand why people Loooooovvveeee this series. Just wondering. I have nothing against it and I certainly like good fiction, but these books are stinkin long. I just think I would have ADD after reading them. Also, are the books like the movies?

Fridays Feast

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
Honestly, 3 no make it 2. I watch the Superbowl and sometimes the Olympics but that's about it!
If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
probably Anne of Green Gables
What is your favorite breakfast food?
Either a ham and cheese omelet or a CHik Fil A biscuit
Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
You watch a movie from your DVD collection, play board games at home
How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
It totally depends on if I have something on my mind. But I had worked all night and then stayed up several hours, it will not be a problem
Are you a Harry Potter fan?
I have read all the books and can not wait to read the last
I have read just one or 2 and thats all I need
I have only seen the movies
I have neither read or watched an HP movie
Who is Harry Potter? free polls

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Need a recipe!

I am looking for an easy but yummy recipe to make for Michael and I. I am usually way to scared to try something different, but its time to kick that fear to the curb!!! I'll let you know which ones I try!!!

Feel free to post more than 1!

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Things about Amy
1. The Notebook
3.You've Got Mail
4.Sleepless in Seattle
5.Steel Magnolias
7.How the Grinch Stole Christmass
8.Runaway Bride
9.Bed of Roses
10. The Karate Kid
11.Beauty and the Beast
12.the Wizard of Oz
13.Pretty Woman
As you can see, Im a chick flick kind of gal. Do you have a favorite? Is there one movie that I just need to see?

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Blogs, tv and movies

I'm back to the world of reading and posting! Woo!
After sleeping well yesterday, I woke up and went with Michael to the mall where he went for another job interview (just to clarify, he did take a job offer at Walgreens but is still looking) and I walked around for a bit. We then decided to take in a movie where we saw Knocked up! We still have several we need to see before summers over, and hopefully we can get to most of them.

Now the plan was to come home and make some feta chicken, but we went out to eat instead and headed home and watched the Bill Engvall show and started Tootsie!

Over at Michaels blog, he has listed 10 memorable movies of his childhood. I am not sure I can come up with 10 but I will try! I am actually doing 10 tv shows first!

1)Facts of Life
2)Family Ties
3)Little House on the Prairie
4)Dallas (parents watched it every Friday)
5)Silver Spoons
6)Saturday morning cartoons (the smurfs, the snorkels, the littles, etc)
7)Kids Incorporated (I still cant believe Fergie was in that)
8)The New Mickey Mouse Club
9)The Waltons
10) Sesame Street

2)back to the future
3)Savannah Smiles
4)Karate Kid
5)Adventures in Babysitting
6)Top Gun
7)Teen Wolf
8)The Goonies
9)A Christmas Carol
10)Ferris Buellers Day off

Monday, July 16, 2007

I feel good

Well, as previously mentioned, this will be my past post until Wednesday morning. Why? I am so into blogging and need a quiet day. I need to listen to God. I have never done this before. I will let you know how it goes..I am just a happy person right now and really at peace. Sure there are many things that stress me out, but I am pretty laid back right now!

Things are so good right now. Lucy and I took are first morning walk thing morning on a new route that's about a mile. It went well. Hope to keep it up!

Michael got a job offer today. Go visit him here and give him some encouragement.

It looks like we have a home church which I have mentioned before. We have our introductory class on Aug 12th and we can not wait to get plugged into a small group and meet new friends.

This whole adoption process has helped us meet so many new people.

Anyway, pray for me on Tuesday. I am so addicted the whole blogging thing, I hope I can do it.
Just an update-Michael did indeed get a job offer today!!!!!!! Hes out turning in more applications. More details to come on his blog later.!!!!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

the Weekend and stuff

Saturday afternoon we went to a couples baby shower from our friends who are going to China to get their son, Sheridan. After that, Michael and I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean and went to dinner at Cracker Barrel (which is having their sidewalk sale right now). We came home, watched some TV, and started National Treasure and then crashed.

This morning we got up and headed to church, got some things for dinner and now we are just relaxing.

We are studying Ecclesiastes at North Metro and what a neat book it is. Today's sermon was on loving and fearing God and having a sense of peace, not being torn between extremes. It was quite relevant and it made me think. I am so grateful that I have a sense of peace right now. I am not saying I have questioned my faith, but I know there is a God and I know for certain that he loves me.

I do not blog or talk about spiritual or religious things much because I am really not good at it. I never know the words to use, and I honestly do not feel like a represent Christ like I should. But, I do know that He can do anything and everything. One of my favorite parts of the service is when we are singing a praise song (usually by Mr Tomlin or Lincoln Brewster) and the Holy Spirit is quite evident. You can just hear and it is an emotional moment. For years, I have been embarrassed to sing or embarrassed by the crowds that say Amen or raise their hands but now, I understand why. You have to sit and listen to God. That means being quiet and seeking Him. I rarely have those moments because I am so busy with life and trying to figure things out. I am constantly thinking about things and blogging and playing with dog and etc. So, I am going to be quiet. So on Tuesday after work I will not be blogging until Wednesday morning. I will be enjoying my life and listening to God. I have never spent a whole day in prayer but I have noticed that I have been talking to God a lot more lately. So, on Tuesday, I will not be checking blog lines or posting or responding to other blogs. I will read any responses while I am at work, but that will be it. Have you had a quite moment lately? What has God been placing on your heart or mind?

I need to recommend a blog to you that often encourage me. Go visit Steven Russell. GO now. Read older posts. Listen to his videos. I have blogged about his site earlier this week but I really want you to read his words. He is a photo journalist who is passionate about many things. He is family man. He loves God. Enough said. Go read his past posts. and he married by college neighbor..Tell him I sent ya! Enjoy!

A comment he left on MIchaels blog as had me thinking
have faith. we all walk through valleys. but without the valleys the view from the mountaintop wouldn't be so incredible.
Is that not true???

I pray that everyone who reads this post finds a sense of peace today.!!!!!

Pray for Michael tomorrow..Head over to Valtools Box and offer some support! He has an interview at 1pm

Friday, July 13, 2007

More Questions

Michael and I are taking questions over at the family blog if you would like to get to know us a little bit!

Have a fabulous weekend my friends!


oh and if anyone knows how to add "what I am reading" to a blog sidebar, let me know..Hubby would like one..

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Yeah for the weekend!

Its Friday! Thanks for the questions you guys sent (see posts below) Hope I will get some more from you. Looking forward to a whole weekend off which will include going to church on Sunday very awake!!!! Yippeee~

DOnt forget to ask me a question on the post below. I have had some good ones today!~

Nothing new here. Apparently Pixel (or as I call him Pickle) can flush the toilet and bring dead birds in the house!

Michael did another Friday Flashback today and he included a video I know. Most of the scavenger hunt prizes have been sent and the rest will be mailed this weekend..

Pretty boring huh?

Let me know if your are my 25,000th hit on my blog

I do want to send you to a blog that Michael and I visit. GO visit Steven! He's cool. He's honest. He is an all American family guy! He is a photojournalist with a heart for Christ and for others. I went to college with him and he married my college neighbor. We were able to visit him at the wedding of the year back in October when Jeff married the lovely Val (who was actually in People magazine a few weeks ago, seriously she was, in her wedding gown and everything. Anyway, back to Steven. He constantly challenges you to think of things outside the box. Go.Visit. Him. Listen to the videos he has up.

I will leave you with a question today. What are the movies that you can watch over and over and never get bored of ? (I call these laundry movies)

Fridays Feast

What is your favorite fruit?
definitely tropical stuff, pineapple (its better on a cruise)
Who is someone you consider as a great role model?
my family. My sister who is younger than me seems to have it together. She has happy kids, nice and cozy home, lives frugally and is prety easy to please. She rocks!
If you were to spend one night anywhere within an hour of your home, where would you choose?
I agree with hubby..Nice Nice hotel in downtown Atlanta..OOh that would be fun
Main Course
Name something you do too often.
blog blog blog. We have our individual blogs and China adoption blog.
Fill in the blank: I really like ___________ because ____________.
I really like the fall it means its close to Christmas!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My answers to your questions

Please scroll down for Thursday 13 and to ask me a question!

1)What was your favorite subject in HS and why? Do you still like that subject today?

Interesting. I loved English and could care less about it now. I enjoyed health science and ended up a nurse so I guess yes, I still like that..

2)Tell us about something you did as a child, that you would be embarrassed for your parents to find out (or you would be in trouble for!) This is a good question that I think my sister could answer. Hmmm. lets be real honest here. My parents did learn that when I used to babysit (at age 12-13) I would drink some of their soda and then fill it with water because I didnt want them to know I drank it.. I know, thats pretty bad. I cheated one time in geometry class.

3)What do you do that brings you comfort when you are upset?

tv, being alone, blogging, cleaning the house and obviously by the cleanliness of my house, I have been pretty happy lately. Hah!nIf I am really upset, I will share some feelings.

4)what is some of the things you are looking most forward to when you get Lynn Marie?do you think you will adopt again?what would you want to be remembered for?
I can not wait to do mommy things with LynnMarie! I want to go to the mall and walk, go to little classes and I cant wait until she can go on a Disney Cruise.

If we were financially able to, I would easily do this all over again. I would love LynnMarie to have a sibling. I want to be remembered for being an encourager. I want people to be happy around me. I want to be a true friend

5)What is the most daring thing you've ever done in your life?"
I do not do physically daring things and I pretty much afraid to take risks. I prefer guaranteed success but 2 years ago, I did climb the Dunns River Falls in Ocho Rios and for a fluffy girl, I was impressed that I completed it. OK, I did fall a few times, but I had dun. 2 years ago, I walked the Peachtree Road Race here in Atlanta..Another proud moment. Now when I was younger and immature, I did some things that were kind of mean and then I felt guilty for weeks..

6)How much about her homeland are you going to teach your new little girl?
Oh, as much as I can. We have so many resources. WE have friends with Chinese children, there is Chinese school here that gathers once a week, we will be buying many books about her culture during the week and we will take pictures galore when we are there. This is a great question

7)Amy, I would like to ask you what age you asked Christ to be your Savior? And did you grow up in church? Yes, I did grow up in a wonderful church Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC. I accepted Christ into my heart at age 8 but really understood the meaning at age 14

8)how long did it take to come to the decision to adopt? and if you don't mind that question, what made you decide to adopt from China?
Honestly, it did not take that long to decide. WE have attended a few Steven Curtis Chapman concerts and have talked about it but the final decision was made last May on the famous Disney Cruise. Michael and I went on a Stingray Excursion and on the boat with us was a family with a Chinese daughter, Marissa. Well, Miss marissa and I talked for a while and Michael and I talked to the family. Turns out they have 2 Chinese daugters and they live in the Atlanta area. Because of them, we were connected to our First Friday group which led to the agency we chose...and the rest is history

9)How many children total would you like to have?
Hmmm. God has a plan. My desire is to havea 2-4. Right now, 2 would be a blessing. We would love LynnMarie to have a sibling..Praying for that

10)Are there particular chores in your house that are assigned to each of you?
Not really. I tend to do the dishes but Michael does his share when I am working. I don't do laundry well at all, but I do it. Michael is a very good bathroom cleaner

11)What did you like least about living in Orlando?
traffic..Same thing about Atlanta. I hated the fact that all the theme parks were there and I never got to visit them much

12)Which area of nursing is your preference?
I presently work in a craniofacial/neuro pediatric floor. I love pediatrics..I would not mind going to hospice or such someday

13)Do you prefer working in a hospital or privately?
I have only worked in the hospital

14)OK~will I EVER finish nursing school?? And, will I EVER get to take the NCLEX...and PASS?? This is from Eric and Heather...I pray you do. Its the best job I could ever think of and you have so many options

ask me a question/Get to know me

I saw this on several posts today and I want to do it! Ask me anything, personal, work or blog related. it can be current events or just something random.. Lets see how it goes. Looking forward to answering some questions!
Answers will be posted sometime Thursday

oh yeah, my 25,000 visitor is approaching..Let me know if it was you!

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 of my favorite Disney Movies in order

1. Beauty and the Beast



4.Snow White

5.Original Lion King

6. The Little Mermaid

7.Mary Poppins

8.Mickeys Christmas Carol

9. Little Nemo

10. Pinocchio

11. Alice in Wonderland

12. Tarzan


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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!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Question for the readers

I had some people worried so I had to change this post.

I am just looking for ways to save money and to live a bit more basic than we do. DO you have any hints or suggestion on how to live on a tight budget? I know some of you have some great tips out there!

Wordless Wednesday


more random thoughts from yours truly

I haven't watched a whole tv show in a while. A problem when you work night shift. Apparently I am not missing much!

Work is good. Working a lot this week and then hoping to go to a couples baby shower for friends of ours on Saturday. They are going to China soon to get their son! Very excited for them!

On another note, Michael made a fabulous dinner again tonight and because he woke pretty early, I had the best sleep ever yesterday! Thanks again Michael! yes, another plug for Michael because he rocks! Don't forget to go visit him today over at Valtools Box!

Still haven't seen a few movies that I hope to including Knocked Up and Pirates!

That's what I wanted to ask? Give me some movie recommendations! It can be a recent movie or one that's your favorite. Michael knows movies..There are a lot of classics I have yet to see. Heck, I just saw Gone with the Wind, this year!!!!

So, tell me your favorite movies!!!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Happy Monday Everyone

Its just barely Monday and I am at work. Life is lovely..Hubby made me some spaghetti for dinner and once again it rocks. Head over to Valtools Box to read his thoughts from yesterday and to compliment him!

What else? Over at The Christopher Family blog, we are having our Monday Meditations where we pray for all involved in the China adoption process. If you feel like it, stop by and say hi!

Thanks for all of your words regarding weight loss. Those are lots of good suggestions and I know its going to take some time and energy to break the bad habits I have. I think if there was a switch in my head that I could just turn on, weight loss would be easier!!! Looking forward to success!

The scavenger hunt prizes are all in envelopes and ready to mail. As soon as they are, I will let you know! There's not much going on. Its still fun to watch Lucy and Pixel play together. Michael and I watched The devil wears Prada last night and it was different than I expected.

I am reading China adoption books and can wait to get into the next Kingsbury book.

I will leave you with a question that Michael talks about over at his blog!

What are you passionate about????????? I want to know if there is one issue that really interests you or a charity that you support

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Weight loss, Quilt square, need your advice

As you can see from the photos in the post below, Michael and I had a good time with his brother, sister in law and nephew.That IKEA store was a nice walk.

Lets see, 2 new quilt squares were added..Click here to see them!

Working tonight and really hope to make it to church tomorrow. We have actually been quite a few Sundays in a row! It feels really good.

Time to lose weight. I say that 12 times a year..But really its time. I am in my 30s and need to lose this weight before we go to China. Need suggestions peeps. Obviously, we do not have the money for any "program" so I will just have to go back to the eating less and exercising more strategy. A lot of you have been successful at this and I need your motivation. I am a very mental person so I need things like that to work on. For instance on my days off, if I want to play on the computer and blog for 30 minutes than I will need to do 20-30 minutes of exercising or moving around.

Do you have any healthy dinner suggestions? I have a nice scale at work and I don't want to start weighing every night or I will get depressed.

So, in other words, HELP!!! You guys are my free counseling!! HeeHee! I appreciate you more than you will ever know!

Friday, July 06, 2007


Michaels brother and family!

Michael has always been able to entertain himself


Basil loved the kids section at IKEA

The 3 brothers.. Michael, Tim and Peter

I love this picture of Michael. He looks so stinkin happy!

Yesterday was a lot of fun. Michael and I had the morning to ourselves and then met Tim, Mery and Basil at the Varsity for lunch. Basil had spent the morning at the Childrens Museum and apparently had a lot of fun. Lunch was yummy and spent in good conversation and people watching. Then, off to my first trip to IKEA. This place is big. By the end I had lost my enthusiasm, but I had a good time.

When you get there, you borrow and BIG yellow bag to tote your purchases. There are some great finds here. The colors and designs are not my style but I did like a lot of the organizational things and a lot of the furniture. Basil enjoyed the kids section. Once again, this place is huge and I can see why people love it.

After IKEA, we met Peter for dinner at O Charleys and then everyone went back to our house to hang out and Basil got to see the kitty again. We were able to share the China video with them and that was nice.

We walked them out and saw several fireflies outside..That was pretty cool. WE hope to see them again before the Holidays!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

What a Good Day! and Fridays Feast

Details and pics to come tomorrow, but won't you visit Valtools BOx, scroll down and answer his questions. Even if you don't normally participate in these weekly things, his questions are great!!!

My answers when I wake up in the morning....

Never Mind, I'll just do them now!

fridays feast

Appetizer - What was the first job you ever had?
They created a position for me at a hospital. I was not a Nurses Assistant but something like that..I was blessed as it got me interested in nursing..You can say babysitting was my first job though

Soup - (Taken from Bravo’s Inside the Actor’s Studio) - Name a profession you have always wanted to try.

Preschool or Kindergarten Teacher

Salad (also from the Actor’s Studio) - Name a profession you would NEVER want to try.
a phlebotomist or aka one who draws blood. Bless them. I just couldn't stick people for a living!

Entree - (also from the Actor’s Studio) - What is your favorite sound in the world?
Ill have to copy hubby. Laughing Children, especially belly laughing is lovely..I also love the sound of water

Dessert - (and from the Actor’s Studio) - If there is a Heaven, what would you like to hear from God when you arrive?
Well done my good and faithful servant..Now, why were you always so paranoid? Didn't you know I had your back?
Ok well I cry easy, you know that. Im watching last nights Capitol Celebration that included Elliot yamin. Hes the only reason I wanted to watch it but thats another story. Well then Yolanda Adams decided to sing Jeremiah was a Bullfrog but sang Jeremiah was a prophet which made Tony Danza make a nice little comment on that..

The point of this post is they showed a lot of men and women who have served our county in the first few rows. Oh my..They showed close ups of men who had prosthetic hands and a gentlemen who had his face disfigured. My heart sank. These men went over seas, risking their lives to help protect our freedom. Oh how I want to just say thank you. Thank you for what you did. I wish they did not have to suffer or have these disfigurements which drastically changed their lifestyles when they come home.

Thank you to all who go out to serve. Its appreciated more than you will ever know. It made my heart think. I will only be watching this show once..

Pray for those who are still away from their loved ones!!! Pray for the families whose loved ones will not be coming home!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Im bored..
Tell me about an interesting blog I need to have added to bloglines..Something interesting, funny or anything that will keep me entertained!!!
tell me why....
I dont care if its your own!!!!!!!!

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy

13 people I want to have dinner with

1. Meg Ryan

2.Steven Curtis and Mary Chapman -I want to talk about their passion for international adoption

3. George Bush Sr

4.Billy Graham

5. Rachel Ray

6.Ryan Seacrest

7.Debbie Macomber- a new favorite author of mine

8.Rascal Flats

9. Adam Sandler

10.Nick lachey- I must know what happenned

11.Josh Grobin

12. Clark Howard or Dave Ramsey- need some advice

13.Oprah- boy do I have a few questions for her!

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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!


Hope you guys are having a great day with your family and friends. its noon and Michael is not home yet from running/walking the annual Peachtree Road Race. There was some confusion but he did make it and should be coming home. I'm sure he will be sore.

I did it 2 years ago and once I become a bit less fluffy, I would like to do it again. Its really fun to people watch and there are thousands of people to watch!.

Michael's brother and family are in town and yesterday we spent the day with them as previously mentioned. To see what LynnMarie got, click here!

We should see them again tonight and possible tomorrow, so we really have had a good time with them and their soon to be 2 year old!
Not too much going on, with Michael unemployed, we have had more time together which has bee nice! Looking forward to him finding a job though!!

Speaking of Michael, check out his post and see if you know any of his favorite movies!

Hope you are well, and I will leave you with a question!!

Do you have a favorite 4th of July memory or do you have any traditions?

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

post number #508

Holy Cow! That's a lot of posts! I'm off to bed. Michael is getting up pretty darn early to walk/run the peachtree. He had an interview today and one tomorrow (yes 4th of July) so please keep him in your prayers.

Worked last night, came home and got dressed and went to the Ga 400 malls with Tim, Mery and Basil. What a good time we had. We did a lot of window shopping, had lunch at 5 Guys (burger joint) and then later met for dinner. Tim treated us and that was so nice..I have been up for quite a while except for possibly a 1 hour nap so I am headed to bed. I have the next 3 days off and that just makes me smile!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!! I am certainly proud to be an American. We are blessed!!

Please keep our leadership and those serving our country in your prayers!!!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Weekend thoughts

Good morning friends! Hope ya had a good weekend!

Michael and I got up and went to church yesterday morning. Looks like we have a home church! We will be attending an introductory class on August 12th.

Jury Duty was last week so back to work this week. I have the 4th off and Michaels brother and family will be in town!

Once again, I recommend reading the book of Ecclesiastes if you get a chance. Its totally what I have needed to hear this week and its one of the easiest books to understand!

Ecclesiastes 4

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Thank you for being my blogging friends and for keeping Michael and I in your prayers!

Let me tell you how silly I am. I have been praying to find someone to encourage. Silly me, everyone needs encouragement.

On another note, head over to Valtools Box and offer him some encouragement. Its week 2 of his job hunt!