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

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Kim awarded me this treat! Doesn't she rock? Time to pimp hubbys blog..Go see his pics from last night.. VISIT HERE!

Be safe tonight! Cant wait to hear about the popular costumes

Andrea sent me this one. Im new to her blog and she rocks!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Movies and a question for you

When I think of classic movies, I think about Gone with the Wind, Its a Wonderful Life all the way up to Grease. I started thinking about recent movies.. What will be considered a classic? Will it be Titanic? I would love to hear your thoughts..So tell me, what movies from 1990 and up do you think will be considered classics? Think hard........


Good morning friends. Its Monday morning and the World Series is over. Besides the Red Sox, I had no idea who was playing until last Wednesday while playing trivia.

This week involves working my usual 3 nights, a meeting, and trick or treating. I so enjoy passing out candy and I am glad that Michael is dressing up this year..WooHoo.
We had our last Discovery Class yesterday (I cant attend next Sunday because I am working both Sat and Sun nights) and then another awesome service with wonderful music. As hesitant as I was to join a huge church, this has been a blessing. I am active in the women's ministry, Michael and I are enjoying our small group and Michael is getting plugged in by volunteering at the new bookstore in the church.

How was your weekend? here is another question. Are you afraid to try a new shampoo? I am. I need to get over that. My shampoo is too expensive and then you have to buy conditioner..

Head over the adoption blog and join us in our Monday prayer time please.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I feel good

I really do. I don't know why. Perhaps its because I love life, God and my husband. Perhaps its because I am a dreamer and have such hope for the future. Perhaps its because I went to the gym twice last week. I love the fall. I really love my husband. He has been a fabulous husband over the past few weeks and I don't think he even knows it. I have been waiting to tell him how much he rocks but I haven't. He has been so funny with Lucy the basset hound and I often find them chilling together in the living room. Michael has been good at making sure we are not late to events and this means the world to me. His attitude has been fabulous and he has been funny .Michael is just awesome. We have enjoyed making new friends at church and in our small group. We attended tonight and had soup, salad and grilled cheese sandwiches. We have been having great conversations and although are time is limited because of his job and my working nightshift,we have managed to watch a few movies and shows together. I have just really had fun with him lately.

WE have a lot to learn about each other and parenting and during this wait for our daughter in CHina, we have plenty of time to learn. Read about that journey here. Michael is going to be such a fun dad. I look forward to this wait although I wish it was shorter.
I am blessed.

Its your turn..Brag about your spouse or significant other. Come on, you know you want to. Its fun.

Saturday Photo hunt - Pink

Pink- My first secret pal gift and LynnMarie's second outfit. No, LynnMarie is not home with us. We will travel to get her in China one day!

Friday Fun

Okay, I am opening up this post to whatever you want to talk about. Halloween, fall, socks, you name it. Jump in and let us know whats on your mind? Got a question? Ask it!
Fire away!

Fridays Feast

Name a great website you would recommend to others.
There are so many blogs I would recommend but I have been visiting our church site at or our adoption site at
Im looking forward to other peoples answers

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 as highest), how often do you dream at night?
11. My dreams are colorful, real, and hard to forget

Did you have a pet as a child? If so, what kind and what was its name?
Bubbles and Sir Barkley of Birnam Woods were both Cocker Spaniels

Main Course
If you had the chance to star in a commercial, what would you choose to advertise?
Does that mean whatever you advertise you get for free? I would choose to advertise Disney Cruises

What is your favorite kind of hard candy?
Werthers Original

Wednesday, October 24, 2007



thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 things that make me happy

1. My Michael

2. Christmas

3. Christmas music

4.Macys Thanksgiving Day parade memories

6. long walks during the fall season

7.Disney cruises

8. thinking about China, where our daughter will be from

9. my family

10. good friends

11. the international adoption community

12.surprise day off from work, a whole day off with Michael

13. Fall- pumpkins, fires, cool weather

nieces and nephews

window shopping for future baby things

oops more than 13

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Michael and I on our birthday (yes we have the same birthday) at Universal with our new friend!!!

BTW, our bdays are in January not today..Sorry for the confusion


Michael and I had all of Monday off and this morning as well. I go back to work tonight after my nap. Yesterday I went to the gym (yeah me) and we ended the day going to trivia with members of our small group. It was fun and we almost won! After that, we drove home (first we had to "ghost" someone as we have now been "ghosted" 3 times) and had some ice cream (I had pumpkin ice cream) and we watched the Blair Witch Project and slept in... Too fun.
Today is the day we celebrate waiting 6 months for LynnMarie (check out for more details) and to celebrate we had Chinese food.

Its almost nap time for me but I have been thinking about friendship lately. Friends are so important. I was thinking how you really have to take care of your friendships. I love my friends. I love meeting new friends. I have to be careful when we meet new friends. Sometimes I can be overwhelming and can hog the conversation. I hate it when others do that. I love it when my friends ask questions about whats going on in my life and ask if they can pray for me. How awesome is that? Michael and I have gotten to meet a lot of new friends in the last couple of months. Because of our adoption, we were lead to our new church. Because of church, we now have a small group, a sort of Sunday School class and I am involved in the Women's Ministry. i love it.

But I want my friends to know I care about them as well. I love having a friend that I trust so much that I can share my thoughts, dreams and crazy thoughts with. My friends are special because I am a bit crazy. Its true. I love a friend that I can really be myself with. friends I feel comfortable with. I want to be able to do nice things for my friends. I want to make their lives easier. Sometimes I am afraid to jump in and help, I prefer friends to ask me to help and thats not fair. I want to find time to spend with my friends. I feel like I have not been doing that and if you are one of those friends, I am so sorry. Please know that I love all of yall and pray for you daily. I want to be a better friend and I want to appreciate my friendships more.

So, are you the best friend that you can be? How can you be a better friend today?

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Not much going on here at the Christopher. Busy weekend at work and Michael and I both have the day off tomorrow. We have our small group this coming Friday. I am hoping to get off from work 7-11 to go. We went to church today starting out with our Discovery 2 class and talked about the importance of group and community. We got to another new couple who is really nice and lives near us. After our class we have about an hour before the service starts so we chill in the church's coffeehouse and chill for a bit. We met another new friend who is mom of twins who were born at 26 weeks. We talked about how in control of her life she was and how having the babies early and having twins just changed her whole lifestyle. What a neat lady! I hope we get to meet her husband and kids soon. She is very nice!

Last week we talked about what we do to relax and I really didn't have an answer. I blog but I need something else. Michael has a variety of things and I don't . Boohoo. What do you guys do to relax when life is just too busy?

Its definitely fall here in Atlanta. the leaves are not as full of color more than likely because of the drough but they are still beautiful and the weather is starting to change..I love it!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Photo Hunt- practical

Ok, this is stretching it. This is from Colonial Williamsburg. This is an example of one of their meals. I think they used lots of practical things back then.

Don't forget to answer the question below if you feel like it

Good morning friends, here are my thoughts and a question for you.

1) Michael and I finally finished season 3 of Greys Anatomy. We get to get caught up on the current season.
2)I am watching Private Practice this season and not sure what I think about it yet
3)I have no idea who I like on Survivor, I like James but he wont last because of his strength
4)Will be doing a Christmas Card exchange and will be accepting names and addresses Nov 1. You will choose how many people you want to exchange with. 1,5,10,20? Just letting you know!

So here is my question for you. This comes from the book I read for book club (the book listed on my blog below). When you see a homeless person, what do you do, what do you think? Have you ever gone out of your way to talk to someone who has nothing? Why or why not? Is it fear? Is it just uncomfortable? What do you think the homeless person is thinking when you do talk to him?

Friday Feast

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Five
October 19th, 2007 Category: The Feasts, 2007

If you were a dog, what breed would you be, and why?
Uhm, a basset hound. Because although I can be fat and lazy, I sometimes have spurts of energy that I have no idea where they come from

What does the color purple make you think of?
Barney the Dinosaur

Approximately how long does it take you to get ready each morning?
I get ready in the late afternoon. I take an hour but if if needed I can get ready in 30 minutes

Main Course
How many cousins do you have, and are you close to them?
Well, my mom has 8 brothers and sisters which went forth and multiplied and dad has a brother and sister. The last count was 58 but that's including second and third cousins and the count is always growing

Take your initials (first, middle, last) and come up with something else those letters could stand for. (Example: SFO = Sweet Funny Otter)
A S P= another squishy peanut

clarification squicky is my term for any chubby baby, peanut is aka baby..

clarification #2 as Michael pointed out, I apparently forgot I was married so my new answer is
another squishy child or A.S.P.C would be Always spell potato correctly

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Holidays are coming up, do you have a speciality dish that you do every year? If so, please post your recipe

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 more interesting facts about me
1. I am still a Christmas freak. You will see this in about a month! I love love love it!
2. I have been married 6 years to my Michael and we will have a good time and are very happy!
3.I have a Lucy the basset hound who is crazy and still has "puppy power'
4.We also have 2 cats (Sammy and Delilah) and BIL cats Begara and Pixel
5. We are adopting a baby from China
6. I have been a pediatric nurse for almost 6 years
7. My brother is an international DJ and will be in Rolling Stone magazine this week
8. I was obsessed with 90210 and New Kids on the Block at one time in my life
9. I love Disney Cruises and cant wait for another one
10. I just read the best book (see below) and hope everyone reads it!
11. baby belly laughs always make me laugh
12. I currently watch 7th Heaven reruns when I get home from work in the morning
13. I am giving up all forms of soda and alcohol in a week to become less fluffy

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Book Review Same Kind of Different as Me

last night I attended book club with sister Kelly who was visiting from Fl. That visit will be talked about in my next post. Anyway, we went to the church, had a wonderful dinner of chicken casserole, rice, veggies and yummy apple pie and then talked about the book in small groups. The book we talked about it the book on my "What am I reading: column on this blog.

I want you to read this book. In fact, my next contest will be for a copy of this book. its that good. I don't care if you share my beliefs. I don't care if you are male or female or if you only read one type of book. This book is that good and will make you think. Mark Henry, our lead teaching pastor recommended it and I know why.

I wasn't going to tell you what its about but it involves modern day slavery and reads like a fiction book but its all true. I'm not sure any fiction write could write this story. Steven R and Tymm H, if you read this post, I really think you would like this book. I know a lot of people prefer not to read fiction books. Find a friend to read it the same time. Find someone you can talk about it with. I liked this book so much I would think about doing a yahoo book review group sometime. My sister checked it out at her library so try there. let me know if you are thinking about reading it or if you want more information. I did not read the back of the book before I read it and I am glad. I promise, this book will make you think and make you experience some emotions. Perhaps you are going on a long trip soon, I totally recommend it.

If you live in the Atlanta area, I cordially invite you to the next book club in February. A lot of people who went last night do not attend the church. I hope you will join me!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Family Weekend

prayers needed for a very special family

I need all of you to pray for the Jason and Amber immediately. If you remember back a few months ago, their daughter Aubrey passed away from a brain tumor. This weekend Amber went into labor with daughter #2 and Ava was born stillborn. I am sooo sad for this special family. I can not imagine losing 2 children in one year. I pray that their faith will sustain them. Please ask your friends and family to pray for Jason and Amber right now.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Poll and question

First the question for all you newbies who are stopping by because of the Friday Feast. Im looking for new blogs to read, why should I stop by and read yours? Tell me something interesting about you.
.....and if you like 80s music, dont forget to check out Friday Flashback at valtools box

If you could only listen to 1 genre of music for 1 year, what would it be?
pop/top 40
rap/hip hop
Contemporary Christian
Disney soundtracks
Free polls from

Friday Feast

When was the last time you were surprised?

My husband surprises me a lot. He made dinner tonight and that was a surprise. I love surprises

Fill in the blanks
: My eyes are presently working well,but I wish they were able to see better.

If you were a Beanie Baby, what would you look like and what would your name be?

It would be called Fluffybutt and it would be uhm fluffy

Main Course
Name two things you consistently do that you consider to be healthy habits.

I always wear my seatbelt
Wash my hands a lot

What brand of toothpaste are you using these days? Do you like it? Why or why not?

We usually use Crest but just because its there, no other reason. I apparently dont always put the top on it and I leave a lot in the sink


Its Fall. We felt it last night and early this morning. Yesterday I went to my Bible Study and realized I had a flat tire. After calling the service to come and help, I waited outside for almost 2 hours. It was okay. It was cool, sunny and a wonderful time. I had not been asleep for almost 20 hours but I really enjoyed this time just reading a wonderful book spending time outside.

I came home, slept a few hours and spent some time with Michael and Lucy talking to a neighbor after their walk. It just felt good. We played trivia last night and came home. This morning, I had to take the tire back to Kauffman Tires (who repair tires for free) and waited outside for about 90 minutes (they repaired it the day before but made a booboo, I appreciate their honesty) and continued reading this most wonderful book. I am reading it for book club at church and will do a full review after I complete it. My sister is coming up for work next week and will be attending book club with me, I am excited about that.

Anyway, its fall. I love this season. I love the apple festival that we will be going to this weekend. I love holding hubby's hand and snuggling.
I'm ready for pumpkins, leaves, apples, trick or treating, Thanksgiving, family and friends. I am working tonight and we have community group tomorrow (taco night) and then Apple Festival on Saturday and Discovery 2 class on Sunday..Busy times for the Christopher. I hope to get to the gym tomorrow but that will be a whole other post.

What are you doing today?

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


So, as seen below, I talked about Garth..Its your turn. Talk about the weather, sports (FYI, I know nothing about sports), movies, weather, Margarittaville, the color red or your childrens halloween costume!
I am working tonight and then Bible Study in the morning ( we are talking about Numbers) so I hope you guys can generate some commenting. if not, this will be a very boring post.
Peace out!!!!

the world of blogs

Okay. Here is the deal. Michael took Lucy to daycare which means I get more sleep. I will make this simple. I thought I would share what some of my friends are blogging about. Hope you will stop by and say hello to some of them

Michael at Valtool's Box is talking about grace in the photo department. Cool post. Check it out plus hes my hubby

Jeff is blogging about rain and storms and lions and tigers and bears. Cool guy from college who married a cool girl from college. Hes fun and apparently likes some baseball team.

Steven is talking about his Hippo Challenge is celebrating his weight loss this week and hes got cool pics from Six Flags

Karen is having more contests which is always fun

Cyndi is talking about Hepatitis C and is thankful her father in law does not have it

The Hoffmans started their adoption website and have some neat posts on their. They are adopting from China and Ethiopia and these friends rock!

Sparky Duck shares some of his favorite music

Adam is getting ready for daddyhood and had an odd dream last night. They are also taking suggestions for boy names.. 6 days to go

Amy (a different one) talks about "the other woman" and boy is she pretty. You must see who she is competing with

Kat is talking about what her son in law found in his can of beans

Steven and Erin have posted the lyrics to a beautiful song

Southern Girl is reviewing some fall tv shows that she has watched

Remember, I copied this from Jeff..I must give him credit. There are so many blogs to follow, these are just a few that popped up. Let me know if you want to be added to my blogroll. Stop by any of these if you get a chance!

So let me know if I need to add you to my blogroll, I dont want to leave anyone out!

Monday, October 08, 2007

random thoughts

More Random Thoughts

1) Our 6th anniversary just passed, how cool is that?
2) Michael and I are working on Greys Anatomy Season 3. The last thing we watched last night was Meredith falling into the water. We also watched part of Field of Dreams
3) We were "ghosted" Michael left for work and found a bucket of candy and a ghost on the porch. We are to now "ghost" other people on our street.You put a paper ghost on your door to let other people know not to "ghost" other people. Lucy and I went for a walk today and noticed over 10 homes who have participated so far. I think its kind of cool.
4)See post below for the link to vote on Michael's costume. He also did a post on what we are studying at church
5)Our church is huge but its really starting to feel like a home church home. We are involved in a small group and doing a Discovery Class and our small group seems to get along. I hope they continue to love us unconditionally because we sure have our faults. My women's Bible Study is also great even though I fell asleep through it last week. Leviticus was not my favorite book.Michael and I have lots of homework this week. This church really rocks..Check it out at
6)Its really fall and leaves are starting to change. The Apple Festival is next weekend and I am excited about that.
7)Tomorrow we will see what everyone on my blogroll is blogging about
That's all. Hopefully it will be an uneventful night at work

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Good afternoon/evening. Its the day after our 6th anniversary and we will be going out to dinner tonight to celebrate as we spent yesterday at the Greek Festival. Michael did an awesome job describing the day with words and pictures..Check out the wonderful pics over at Valtools Box. While you are visiting, don't forget to vote for Michael's Halloween costume here.

Not much to blog about so I am glad Michael did today. I'll have something more tomorrow. I hope! For everyone who emailed me regarding your prizes, everyone is getting what they asked for. I have all the prizes. Just have to find the time to mail them..Please be patient.

Friday, October 05, 2007

6 years ago

6 years ago, I was wrapping up our rehearsal dinner and spending time with family and friends getting ready for the biggest day of my life!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

lets play fill in the blank

_______________ always makes me laugh

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Husbands and such

Back to your regulary scheduled blogging.

Michael posted some good posts today regarding tv, and just day to day stuff. I enjoyed each of his posts and those are the kind of things I like to read about. Hope you will hop on over and leave a comment somewhere. He has been pretty active these days!

I did this post before and hope I get a few more responses. Lets play "brag about your spouse"

In the comment section, tell us what you love about your hubby/wife/significant other.

I will go first. Michael went and got my membership back up at the gym for me today and we got me some shoes this week. Except for the ability to find time, I really dont have an excuse to not to work out. I actually like to go the gym. I can go over to Big Lots next door afterwards and walk around. I really want this weight off before China. Way before China. I want to be healthy.

Michael ordered Greys Anatomy season 3 and we are working on it. Michael was very social at trivia on Monday night. My Michael can be very silly at times, I love it when he is silly.

Life in general

I am waiting to hear from just a few more winners and then I will list what everyone won!

Last night, Michael and I played trivia with our new small group and a pizza place and we had a really good time. Michael listed several of the questions that we had.
Heading back to work tonight and then again on Thursday and I have a few days off. Friday we have our First Friday adoption support group. We will be spending our anniversary (Saturday) at the Greek Festival (we are always out of town and never get to go) and then probably dinner afterwards. Sunday we start a class at church and that will be good.

In our Women's Bible Study, we will be doing Leviticus this week.

Its definitely Fall here this morning, and I hope we get some pumpkins and things this weekend as well. Scarecrows and hay are already our and the leaves are just about to turn colors. its such a wonderful time.

Sorry about the lack of substance, perhaps later..HaHa!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Contest Winners

Okay, I a trying to get around and visit everyone who won, but if your name is on here, I need your address and email address so we can discuss prizes. I have also listed the random prizes for people who participated, just not as much..All of you rock. Remember Christmas Central is coming along with a Christmas Card exchange and other fun stuff

Prize Winners
Jenn from Enjoying the Ride
I am the Diva

Random Prize winner (prizes to be determined)
Karen L (Ladmans Chinese Takeout)
Carol from Waiting for Emily
frazzled farm wife

So please email me so we can discuss prizes. Random prize winners just email me your home address and I will get your surprise prize out to you!