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

Friday, November 30, 2007

What is your favorite animated Christmas classic?
Frosty the snowman
Mickeys Christmas Carol
Santa Clause is coming to town
How the Grinch stole Christmas
Little Drummer boy
Charlie Brown
Free polls from

Still feeling yucky but determined to get the Christmas tree decorated. I did find someone to cover 4 hours of my shift tonight. So I will work 11p-7a tonight, Saturday night and next Monday night and then I have a few days off again to get organized and stuff.

Not much else to report. I have recorded about 12 TV Christmas movies and I am on the last one now with Lucy the basset hound behind me. She has decided her new favorite snack is our favorite pens.

Is there anyone else out there who needs to lose a lot of weight but keeps making excuses? I have no idea whats wrong with me. Right now I have the same excuse..My shoes. My feet seriously hurt when I walk more than 10 minutes on the treadmill. A coworker said I need more support and Laura suggested getting a bigger size..Any ideas?

Michael has really been posting lately..Go visit his Christmas blog here.

I have taken a few weeks off from doing those memes that I have come to love. Stay tuned. I will be back later with a new poll, a fun question and who knows what else..

P.S I still haven't seen the Folgers commercial that makes me cry every year. You know the one where the college son comes home and wakes everyone up with the smell of coffee...

Thursday, November 29, 2007

yucky sick

The Christmas cold has found both Michael and I. We are both pretty sick. I assume when he gets home from work, he will be resting well. We have decided on grilled cheese and soup tonight. I still plan on putting the ornaments on the tree though.

I am watching the Rockefeller tree lighting and i must say Tony Benett can still sing..Wowsers.

I am working Friday and Saturday (thinking about letting someone work for me from 7-11 on Friday) and then church on Sunday. I work Monday and then I am off the rest of the week to prepare for the Christopher Christmas party Dec 9. If I have your address, you will be getting an invite this week, if not, consider this your invite. Sunday afternoon Dec 9th will be having a social get together. It will be fun. Would love to have you stop by.

Have you guys done anything Christmasy this week? We noticed several houses with decorations. I love coming home from events with Michael and driving through the neighborhood. Fun Fun!!

I have to finish Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Amy Grant - Grown Up Christmas List

Christmas lights

Lights- which do you prefer?
white (clear)
a combination of them both
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Michael came up with a good idea. He is posting one Christmas picture a day until Christmas time. You might even see me in one of those...He has some good ones so far. Go check him out here. I can't believe I almost forgot to post today. Oh dear.. HaHa! Hope you had a nice day. I am battling what I call a Christmas cold. Hope it goes away soon. Tomorrow is Christmas tree day which means going through all the ornaments and remembering all the memories..Could I be any cheesier? Another poll will be up tomorrow. Before Christmas I am going to ask you guys to share some of your favorite Christmas ornaments, your strangest Christmas presents, special Christmas decorations and some of your neighbors houses decorated for the holidays. Just wanted to give you a warning so you could be prepared. We might even have a contest or 2 (hint hint). there may be even surprise gift thrown out or 2..I love doing that.!!

Here is the question of the day..Well its not a question. Please share your favorite Christmas recipes with us. It doesn't have to be Christmas but something that you make every year. Share this with your blog readers and lets have some good recipes..As Rachel Ray would say YUMMO!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ok, I am really liking Michaels blog, what do you think? Go show him some love.

Hope everyone has enjoyed going back to work today. I go back tonight but then I have the next 3 days off so I think we will put the tree up on Wednesday. As much as I wanted to, there really was no time to do it this weekend. I don't feel that guilty either.
Its noon and I am working on Christmas cards and watching some recorded Christmas TV shows.

I was wondering today what other countries do to prepare for Christmas. How many countries do Christmas trees and other festivities? If any of you know other traditions for different countries and cultures, I would love to hear about them.

Thanks for participating in the poll below!!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Whats your favorite traditional Christmas carol?
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger
Oh Holy Night
Silent Night
Angels We have heard on hight
Angels from the realms of glory
Do you hear what I hear?
God rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Go tell it on the mountain
Hark the Herald Angels sing
It came upon a midnight clear
Joy to the World
Little Drummer Boy
Oh Come Emmanuel
We three kings
What child is this?
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Steven Curtis Chapman-All I Really Want for Christmas

My first Christmas video of the season. Oh there will be more friends but I thought I would share this adoption song with you. Got your tissues?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Our Thanksgiving

Where do I begin? Its Christmas time and I plan on having fun this holiday season on this blog. Feel free to stop by during the day I plan on updating pretty frequently.

Let's catch up shall we? So what do you think of my blog? Michael got a new one as well. Check him out here. Did I tell you how much I love Christmas time? It really is the most wonderful time of the year. How was your Thanksgiving?....

I have had a wonderful week. The first part was cleaning and shopping and organizing. I am really not good at any of that, but I try and I enjoy what I do. HaHa!
Wednesday evening, my mom and dad and sister came up to Atlanta and checked into the hotel (cat allergies) and we went to Chilis with everyone including my niece and 2 nephews. We talked about our menu and enjoyed the company.

Thursday morning involved getting the turkey ready and all kinds of things..My family came over and helped soooooo much. While I made a last minute trip to the store, my mom and sister cleaned out my microwave and all kinds of stuff. So the in laws also came over and we had a nice time. Some of the family had to leave for the Falcons football game, so we wrapped it up and dad took us to Lake Lanier to see the Christmas lights. My dad knows I have always been the Christmas girl so it seems like he is always going out of his way to make sure I am in the Christmas trip. After seeing the lights, we got some hot chocolate and headed home. Kelly and I worked on a special project and planned on girl time shopping on Friday.

Friday morning we slept in and headed out around 9am which was a blessing in disguise. While finding a Staples several miles away we passed a Target and Walmart I had never visited. So we decided to stop. Such a good thing as there were plenty of parking places, no lines and we got almost everything on our lists..Yipppee! We then went to lunch at Sweet Tomato's, shopped at Tadpoles and ended with Family Christian store. We were TIRED but had so much fun! We came home, finished our special project and continued getting into the Christmas spirit. We drove to Stone Mountain for their Christmas special ( we had never been there) and had a blast. We really enjoyed the Polar Express 4D special. We had too much fun.. Michael and I came home and I met my parents this morning to say goodbye at the hotel.

Kelly (the sister) and I presented our parents with the special project. Thanksgiving Day was my parents 40th anniversary and during the past 6 months we have been collecting notes and pictures from friends and family and made it into a scrapbook (sister Kelly is very creative). The end result was wonderful. Mom shed some tears and was surprised to see notes and pictures from friends from decades . It was so much fun to do this for my mom and dad.

Its time to work on leftover dinner for tonight. That was my wonderful week. I hope you had a good one.

Cant wait to spending some time on this blog this month. I really don't care if people read it. Its just fun to be in the Christmas mood. I have not forgotten why I celebrate Christmas. I think about that night wen Jesus was born and how my life would not be the same had He not been born. For that I am eternally grateful...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hey guys! Those who are involved in the card exchange, I am having a hard time emailing the list..So if you are participating, the list is closed. Please send cards to all involved plus I am adding one more to the list so stay tuned for the list in the next day!

Off to enjoy my family!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So, what are you having this Thanksgiving? Whats on your menu? Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday Review

Good morning friends. This is day number one of my vacation at home and I am excited. The next 3 days will be full of anticipation, preparation and cleaning. There grocery lists to make, turkeys to buy and start thawing and dreaming of Christmas. As you can see I am pretty exciting.

Got home from work Sunday morning and made it to church. It was once again awesome and read Michaels view of the sermon, click here. It was also communion Sunday and that was another beautiful experience. I finally feel like we have a home church. I love to just wander before and after church, catching up with friends. It feels so good. I can believe we were so against going to such a big church. I can not imagine being anywhere else. Yesterday I signed up to volunteer every other week in the nursery, feeding, changing and loving on the babies. Hope they contact me soon as I am really excited about that.

We were able to talk with Tymm and Laura as we seem to do this every Sunday and once again they make me smile. They are just a wonderful couple who have become such encouraging friends who are also adopting a baby from China and they are adopting from Ethiopia. Check their blog out here. We can not wait to celebrate with them!

I came home and napped for a few hours and woke up to Michael cleaning the computer room, where sister Kelly will be staying during the holiday. We had a late dinner of spagetti followed by watching one of my favorite movies, A Walk to Remember!! It was a good day and now I am up early ready to play the Christmas music and start some intense cleaning. Wish me luck. I also plan on hitting the gym if my feet will hit me. I think I am going try Laura idea and get a size bigger shoes than I usually where and see if that helps. I will also check the link that Kim left as I saw an ad/article on them in Good Housekeeping this week.

Ill check in later with my progress!!

Just 2 days left to join the Christmas Card exchange. If you are interested, just click on the yahoo button below, join the group and fill out the database. I will have the list ready by Wednesday afternoon.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

It happenned again

I got teared up. Walked into work last night and saw the Christmas decorations. Sooo pretty and yet so sad. To think that several families will spend Christmas in the hospital makes me sad. Hope we can do our best to make it a nice Holiday for the families.

Hope you guys are having a nice weekend. Getting ready to work my third night in a row but hoping it will be okay knowing I have the next week off.

Also pray for a sweet little girl I took care of last week. I learned last night she was diagnosed with leukemia. What a life change for the little girl and her family..

Hope I have something interesting to post about tomorrow..

Ill leave you with a question..

Have you seen a good movie lately or is there a movie you are looking forward to?

I love holiday movies so the new Hoffman movie and the Fred Clause movies look good to me.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


My post in bullets

Fall is here and Christmas is coming. Don't worry. I wont forget about Thanksgiving.. Michael and I spent some time window shopping at the mall and guess who looked up at waved at us? That's right. Santa Clause!!! Yippee, what a cheerful man. After window shopping we had lunch at Ruby Tuesday and then went to Walgreen's for some shopping. Next was Target. We ended up buying my (our) Christmas cards and now we are home resting.

Thanks to all of you for your shoe info. We did buy some Crocs for me for work. Yes they are ugly (really ugly) but they are sooo comfortable. Next paycheck I hope we can get some walking shoes. I think I just need a different size although its just my right foot that's been hurting.

Working the next 3 nights and then I am off for a whole week. Starting after church on Sunday, clean up begins as we have family coming in. Sister Kelly will be staying with us and I am looking forward to some sister time. Part of that cleaning is getting the carpets and couches cleaned. It hasn't been done in a while so it must be done.

Played trivia last night with a coworker and a friend. we did pretty good for a while and then missed the last question. I'm sure hubby will talk about the questions at some time.
I am enjoying the weather, the season and people in general. There are several movies I want to see and I have already set the DVR (TIVO) to record 5-6 Christmas programs.

There are a lot of new blogs out there and I am enjoying reading some new ones and reading some blogs that are back from hibernation.

Oh, all prizes have been mailed. If you do not get your prize by the end of this week, please email me at Also, just a few more days to sign up for the card exchange. Thanks to all of those who have signed up so far. If interested, just click the yahoo button a few posts below, join the group and fill out the database!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Greeting friends from Atlanta!!!! Michael has a recent post as well. Go check it out here. Go ahead. I will wait for you. Did you go visit? Did you? Good. Back to reguarly scheduled blogging.

I worked extra Sunday night and had a very nice, easy shift. At 7:30am, we heard this words. "Children's Healthcare of Atlanta welcomes the Joint Commission". ANyone who has worked in a hospital knows that Joint Commission is scary. This is the group that makes surprise visits and checks out everything, including your charting, your patient care and asks lots of questions. Needless to say I was tired and high tailed it out of their before anyone could catch me.
Did anyone watch October Road last year? I loved the show but never heard it was cancelled. Just wondering.

I have not had a soda in quite a few days and its really not that big of a deal. I have also decided not to consume any alcohol. I usually had a drink or 2 during trivia but realized it was just unnecessary calories. Now my problem is my shoes. I want to exercise. I need to exercise. Michael bought me a new pair of shoes just a few months ago but my feet hurt. At work, I have been wearing my friends (i know i need to get my own) crocks which are so comfortable and my feet do not hurt at work anymore. Anyone have suggestions? I need a good shoe so I can do a couple miles on the treadmill and the eliptical. Primarily its my right foot near my big toe. Perhaps I need a bigger size...Ahhh..It would make exercise more comfortable.

Michael and I played trivia last night with some members of our small group and had a good time and the only question I knew was the color of the road on Wizard of Oz. Had a nice time anyway. Michael has the day off so we will chill before I take my nap this afternoon.
Its also time to start cleaning the house for Turkey Day. Need to get the carpets cleaned upstairs (thank goodness we got laminate last year, that will save some money). I have cut my coupons and made my shopping list so I am quite excited..Yippee!. My sister will be definitely visiting and I will be able to visit with the niece and nephew on Wednesday. It should be a very nice week.

Yesterday Lucy the basset hound and Pixel (Pickle) the large kitten teamed up to catch and bring to the back door a dead baby squirrel. Michael realized that found a hole where these things are living. I do not like dead animals and I had no idea what they were doing yesterday but for an hour, they were best friends.

Thanks to all who have signed up for the card exchange. You still have about a week to sign up so if you feel like exchanging Christmas cards, click on the button below, join the group and fill out the database..I will be back later.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

The weekend Christmas Cards and me

Michael didn't know I was off tonight so we had a sort of surprise date. After a walk and a visit with our neighbors, we went to Stevie Bs (like Cici's) for pizza and then home. We watched Blades of Glory and are now watching 1408 which is pretty freaky. Once again, if you are interested in the Christmas card exchange, click the button below, join the group and fill in the database. Thanks to the several who have already joined. Don't forget to stop by after Thankgiving for what will be a fun time at Random Thoughts.. There may even be a few changes to the blog.

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Tomorrow will be church followed by a nap before I go to work. I have some overtime this week which will be nice as I am taking a vacation during the week of Thanksgiving. I can not wait for Thanksgiving and all the things that go with it.
I do have to say this. I think I am usually a pretty positive person and I am thankful for my blogging friends who leave me compliments. But let me be honest. I am a Christian and I always learning, but I don't want anyone to think I am "a good girl" because I have sooo many faults and I am thankful that our God is a forgiving and merciful God. I struggle with many things and I do lots of things that annoy the heck out of people. I'm not the best nurse and I am surely not the best friend most of the time. I do want to be better, Im not sure why I dont try harder. WHen I figure that out, I will probably start losing some of this weight..Ugh..I know everyone struggles and I am fortunate that I have not had many tragic things happen to me and for that I am grateful..
I just wanted to thank all of you for taking the time to read and post to my blog.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


I thought I would write to you like I would all of my friends. First of all, check out the cool gift I got from my secret pal over at that adoption blog. Its totally cool! and dont forget to check out the Christmas Card exchange. Plenty of time to sign up. Click on the yahoo group button below, join and fill out the database
It is cold in Atlanta. I mean really cold. Its November,early November. I don't remember it being 32 degrees this early. I love it. Thanksgiving is coming up and I have started our menu and grocery list. My sister will be here this year and I cant wait to have some sister time with her. She should be able to help me decorate for Christmas afterwards..WooHOo and I have the whole week off..Woohoo!

Yesterday, I found a new store. GardenRidge. I can not believe I have not been here before. I seriously got a little teary eyed as I walked into Christmas Heaven. It was Christmas everywhere and I can not wait for Michael to walk around with me. I started my normal dreaming and hoping that one day I can afford some of the stuff in their but most of its very affordable. Christmas music was playing and as much as I have tried to avoid it this week, I allowed myself to soak it in and enjoy it. I am kind of glad I went alone as most of my friends would have laughed at me. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
I love to wake up and start the turkey and turn on the Macy's parade. Its definitely a requirement at my house each year.. I definitely have the Christmas Spirit and hope you will visit my blog after Thanksgiving..It will be fun. I hope to blog each day and invite you to share songs, Christmas memories over the next 6 weeks..Yippee~!

Michael bought some new Christmas music and I am so close to listening to it..Ugh

So trivia last night was stinky but we had fun. I woke up this morning and started a crock pot roast and I work tonight. Tomorrow is our small group from church and we are having a potato bar for dinner. I am off Saturday while means I will be awake for church..Yippee!

Anyway, enought about are you?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

thursday 13

Dont forget to click on the Yahoo button and joing the Christmas Card exchange. Choose how many you want to send and voila. Once you join the group click on database and give your info.

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Thirteen Things about Amy
13 things I love about Thanksgiving

1. I love planning the Thanksgiving dinner

2. I love shopping for Thanksgiving

3. Its a day of love and relaxation and a time to be thankful

4.Its a time for family

5. macys thanksgiving day parade

6. leftovers

7. long walks after dinner

8. its the start of Christmas season

9. getting up early to start the turkey

10. no diet worries

11. planning for the next days shopping adventure

12. leftovers

13. michael watches football after getting the tree out and I start decorating.

This year my sister is visting

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Well, I surprisingly got a day off today as we had 3 extra nurses and I was very overtime this week. Michael was also off and was able to blog last night. As usual, read his lovely words here. Go say like days when we have nothing planned and can just lounge around. So if you were to ask me what we did today, I will reply NOTHING!

I'm not fully awake but I am getting there. I have had several people sign up for the Christmas Card exchange (see below) and there is plenty of time to join! Just click on the yahoo group button and fill out the database when you join.
Its definitely fall here in Atlanta as the weather has been very cool all week. Thanksgiving us just around the corner which means Christmas is coming! Yipee! Please dont think I forgot about Turkey Day. I feel sorry for Thanksgiving because I think it gets forgotten. BooHoo!
I worked Sat,Sun and Mon so I was unable to go to church was sad but I am off this Saturday night so I should be able to go.

Random question for ya, whats your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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Sunday, November 04, 2007


Good evening friends! My apologies to not visiting blogs as I should, but I am currently working 4 nights in a roll and they have taken the comment privilege away at work..Boo Hoo! I am getting some reading in though during the quiet times.. Hope you will join us with the Christmas Card exchange. I posted a yahoo group sign below. Just click to sign up and place your info in the database. If you don't really want to sign the yahoo group thing and still want to participate just email me at and give me your name, address, how many cards you want to exchange 1,5,10,20 as many as possible? I will add you to the database...

Its Sunday evening...Whats on your mind?

Friday, November 02, 2007

Christmas Card Exchange

Photo hunt below this post

Oh I know its early but I want people to have time to sign up. I have started a list for a Christmas Card Exchange. Click below to join the Amy Christmas Card Exchange yahoo group. This is where you will find a database and can fill in your information. Please pass this one. I would love to have an awesome number of people join.. This is will be displayed for 3 weeks and I will have the lists ready by the day before Turkey Day .When I did my postcard exchange several families enjoyed doing this as a family especially with children. Its fun to find where on the map the cards come from! Looking forward to this and Christmas Central here at Random Thoughts starting after Thanksgiving!

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Saturday Photo Hunt- classic

This is niece Janie picking out her first Cabbage Patch kid at the Cabbage Patch Hospital in Ga!! They are classic dolls because I had one!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Ok, you need to go visit Michael and tell him how cool his costume was yesterday. I love his pictures. He was totally cute.
November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. I encourage you to stop by our adoption blog today and just visit or let us know if adoption has touched your life, regardless if its domestic or international. I cant find a graphic to post so if anyone has one please let me know!!! More to come later.

Thursday 13

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 Laundry Movies
(13 movies I can watch over and over while doing laundry)

1. Shag

2. How to lose a guy in 10 days

3.Any Julia Roberts movie

4. A Walk to Remember

5. American Pie

6. Elf (at Christmas time)

7. The Notebook

8. Old Friends episodes

9. Jay and Silent Bob

10. Forrest Gump

11.13 going on 30

12. 40 year old virgin

13. Walk the Line

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