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

Sunday, December 30, 2007

its the weekend

It's Sunday late afternoon and we just started POC 3! Michael and I went to the eye dr ( me for contacts and he has a red eye) and then to Best Buy for a quick exchange. After a trip to Publix, we are in for the night.

I'm hopefully getting over this nasty cough for the second time this winter and work Mon and Tues nights.

2008 is literally right around the corner and I hope it will be an amazing year for Michael and I. We have learned so much in this past year, that 2008 should rock! I plan on blogging much more and will use it to record my progress on my goals.
I look forward to getting to know more of you and hopefully you will get to know us a bit better.

Whats in your cd player right now or whats on your IPOD?

Saturday, December 29, 2007


So what do you do at work when you are not feeling well and all your patients are asleep? You add blogs to you bloglines of course? If you are not on my blogroll and visit here occasionally, let me know so I can add you okay! Its going to be a fun blogging year!!! So the blogroll to the left will be updated shortly!

OK, props to the hubby. GO visit and tell him hello and that hes awesome! Did you do it? Go ahead, I will wait.

Michael prepared an awesome breakfast and watched Lucy the basset hound so I could get some good rest..Breakfast was a yummy omelet, grits, toast and OJ!!

Should have taken a picture.....

Friday, December 28, 2007

So for the moment, blogger is back up at work. I am presently working on day of 2 in a row and fighting a pretty nasty cold. I feel so yucky they almost sent me home Friday night.

SO Christmas came and went. Now its time to countdown until next year when I will be much more organized and we will much closer to Miss LynnMarie. I hope all of you have a wonderful New Year. I am working the Eve and Day again, because its really not a special day at all.

I really have to main resolutions this year. Lets look at them and then break them down, shall we?

1) Be a better wife

2) Be a better friend

In order to do either of these, I need to learn I can not do these alone. I have prayed that I will stay motivated as I work to improve myself. GOd created me to be the best I can be, and I am certainly not doing that right now.

Be a better wife. TO do this, I want to be healthier, I am want to lose a LOT of weight. I want to exercise and make better eating habits. Its very hard, as I have tried this several times and now I want to. I have a good friend who has asked me to start walking weekly after the first and I think that would be fun. I want to be a better listener to my husband and I want to be more organized. I think if our house was better organized we would enjoy out times together more. I want to come up with dates for each other that aren't to be expensive. I want to watch my spending better...What do you think?

Be a better friend. This means I want to get to know my friends better, catch up with old ones and make new ones. As much as I love email, I prefer a phone call or lunch with someone. I haven't had a good phone conversation with a friend in so long, I really miss it. So I am going to attempt to have one lunch or mall date with a friend a month. So, if you are out there, help me out. I will find you. I think we miss out on so much when we do not connect with our friends. I belong to a women's Bible Study and a small group at church and I really want to get to know these new friends.

and blogging friends, I have not forgotten about you. regardless if you have come to this blog by accident, or if you read our adoption blog, thank you. Send me an email at sometime. This year will be fun at Random Thoughts. Im not sure whats ahead but its sure to be exciting.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Need some ideas

Okay, guys. This Christmas I got my first IPOD. Now I need to figure out what songs to put on. Now thats where you come in.. I need your ideas. Whats on your music thingys?
I love 80s music, old and new Contemporary Christian, Disney Musicals, Top 40, Country and other stuff..
Come on guys, I need your help.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Suggestions needed

Hey guys, Lucy the basset hound needs some help. She has pretty much broken both baby gates and can knock them down so we need new ones for 1) the safety of the house and b) our insanity. Since we know we will need them when LynnMarie gets here, we figured we might as well get some pretty nice ones. We dont want the ones you have to climb over and they need to be pretty secure.. Any ideas?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

How to celebrate

Someone sent me this and I found it on a blog. Im not sure who it was originally from. BTW, if Santa was late at your house, I did see his elves working in the playroom at the Childrens Hospital yesterday. They were very busy elves!


Dear children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth just, GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santa’s and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about who is calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can & may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who I am in relation to you & what each of our tasks were. If you have forgot that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it.

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of complaining about the President, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you again.

4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

6. Did you know that some people in your town will attempt to take their own lives this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who those people are, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile. It could make the difference. Also, you might consider supporting the local Hot- Line: they talk with people like that every day.

7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word even if they aren't allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary, especially one who takes My love & Good News to those who have never heard My name. You may already know someone like that.

9. Here's a good one. There are individuals & whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, and neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them (and I suspect you don't) buy some food & a few gifts; give them to the Marines, the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me & they will make the delivery for you.

10 Finally if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.

P.S ~ Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me & do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above & get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember I LOVE YOU

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass - it's about learning to dance in the rain.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Is it just me or is watching a family taking communion on Christmas Eve and praying together just an awesome beautiful moment?
Enjoy these moments. Be Still and Listen
Its the day before Christmas and I am done shopping. Wrapping gifts is a different issue and as soon as I clean a table off, I will begin. Tomorrow, Michael has to work 845-130 so we will attempt to wake up, do the Waffle House thing, open gifts and he shall go to work. When he gets home, we will head to the movies with Michael's brother Peter and see the Tom Hanks/Julia Robers movie. After that, we will head to the Japanese Steak House for dinner. We do this every other year when Michael's family is out of town!

Do I miss having family nearby this Christmas? You bet! But I also love just being with Michael and doing our own thing and boy, once LynnMarie gets home, things will change for sure. Thats going to be totally cool!
I have already gotten the guilt trip from the family that the only thing they wanted for Christmas was for me and Michael to come home. One day mom and dad, one day.






Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas everyone! Just got back from almost finishing up Michaels christmas present shopping and thought I would say hello!

1) We went to church today and once again it was awesome. We went to the theater to watch the service and although its usually pretty crowded, there were only 10 people in there. It was quite easy to find me. It was a beautiful service and I enjoyed all the speakers and singers. Nothing like God talking directly to you. He is awesome!

2) There are 2 required movies for us to watch before Christmas. A Christmas Story and Christmas vacation!! I know I know! But we have been busy and have watched other movies. Last night, Michael chose a movie called Always with Richard Dreyfuss. Have you seen it? Its old but good.

That's all I've got for now. I will be back after a short nap!

Peace out!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oh Blogger is up at work! Yippee! Monday I will wrap and mail gifts and then head to trivia with Michael and friends.. Christmas is almost here and I still haven't watched Christmas Vacation, Its a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story or MIracle on 34th street.

Christmas at a pediatric hospital is bittersweet. They decorate and try to make it a happy place and they do a good job. But the honest truth is there are sick kids here. Sick kids who will be here for Christmas and that makes me sad.

They showed a video of children who passed away this year and of course that brought some tears. As much as I look forward to our first Christmas with LynnMarie one day, many families will be celebrating their first Christmas without their children. Please pray specifically for Catie's family (Catie was the brain tumor patient who passed away last Jan and her mom gave birth to sweet Izzy one week later) and Aubrey (her family lost Aubrey and their precious baby Ava all in one year). These families are precious to me and I know this will be a hard season.

Oh and for happy news, Michael is about to make his 500th post! Yippee! Go and visit Valtool's Box!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Brag about your spouse day

Brag about your spouse, significant other, friend, parent.. Share something wonderful about them!!!

Friday Feast

Make up a word and give us its definition. am know

Okay, I am known for having my own vocabulary but then again I also use words like sugarplum ferries for bad words.. Lets see, I will have to come up with something later. I do make up songs for my dog but thats not the same.

What is currently your favorite song?

Josh Grobins O Holy Night and I dont even have the cd. Im pretty much listening to just Christmas music right now.

What’s at the top of your Christmas wish list this year?

I just want little things. I made an amazon list to help family members. HaHa. An early referral for LynnMarie would be nice.

Main Course
Name a scent that reminds you of someone special in your life.

My dads cologne. When I was a little girl, I could always tell if Daddy was nearby.

Who is someone on television that you feel probably shouldn’t be, and why?

I agree with hubby. Oprah has helped millions of people and is very generous but some people do everything she says or what her guests say..Enough already!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thirteen Things about Amy
13 Christmas Gifts I remember as a child

1.. Family Ties Board game

2. a cd player at the age of 13

3.a bike

3. a china doll that broke a week later when my cousin dropped it off the top bunk

4. shoes

5. clothes

6. earrings

7. books

8. money

9. this thing that helps you make pot holders

10. Bible

11. gift certificates (gift cards were not out yet)

12. things with NKOTB on it

13. a lovely ring from my dad

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Comment game repeated

Now I know all of you have visited Friggas Blog and voted for hubby (Valtools Box). If not click here and vote for Michael. New posts have been made at the adoption blog and Michael's blog
Here's how the comment game works. I got this from Comedy Plus and had fun with it last week. I'll start the game off by choosing 2 words or phrases, like real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree, and you answer what ever you choose. You can also explain why. When you have done that, you choose 2 new words or phrases for the next commenter to choose from. Feel free to come back and play as much as you want and be as creative, but just stick to the Christmas stuff for now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Vote for Michael

Ok, Random Thought readers. Head over to Friggas Blog and vote for Michael. He wants to win the computer game she is giving away. She has details and everything..

I think tomorrow we will do the comment contest again..That was a lot of fun. Im getting ready to start a long post and then its nap time..

Thanks for the comments below, keep it coming!!!

Monday, December 10, 2007


Craziness. I used to participate in every blogging event like Wordless Wednesday, Thursday13 and such. I'm just talking a break from that now but will be back.
Thanks for the prayers. I worked my first day shift in almost 6 years and I survived. I was so nervous last night that I hardly slept and now I am paying for it. We just got back from trivia and I know I will sleep well tonight. I still cant believe I signed up for an extra shift and signed up for a day shift. It wasn't that bad and all and it was nice to get to know some of the day shift nurses better. I visited with parents of some of my older patients and the time went by quickly.
Well, that was my day, how was yours?

Christmas Question

Tell us a present you have bought already this year and for who..I love getting ideas.

Merry Christmas.

Long post coming soon.......WIll be posting on adoption blog tomorrow (no news I promise just some cool stuffing going on in my head and heart)


Pray for me. I am working my first day shift in almost 6 years.. SO far not too bad. Im blogging so thats a good thing.. Will blog more later. have more to say about this fabulous weekend. Yesterday was the Christopher Christmas party and a good time was had by all. Pictures to come as well!!!

Lets think of another Christmas question..

Tell me a memorable Christmas gift you have received!!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Today I invite to you read our adoption blog, as Michael posted about our First Friday experience. Please head on over and read what a wonderful night it was. You can read about it at

On to the Christmas thingy,

Have you ever had fruitcake?

Friday, December 07, 2007


Ok everyone, whats on your Christmas list this year?

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Todays Chrisstmas question

What are your favorite hiding places for Christmas presents?

Did you ever look and find your Christmas gifts as a child?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Congrats to Jenn from Enjoying the Ride for winning the contest. I decided to give an extra prize away and I have that other persons address so I will just surprise them

Spent the midafternoon with an adopting friend and her new baby Sophia. It was great fun.

Not many people commented on the last post so lets try this again. DO you have Christmas traditions at your house or did you as a child? Michael and I are always looking for new things (I shouldn't speak for Michael) and I want to hear yours!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


Ok, this is the last post before of the short contest. I will do this comment contest again as think its so much fun. Hope you will go share a Christmas memory over at Michaels blog..The blog fairy really used her magic to make it look Christmasy!

The Christopher Christmas party is Sunday which means so shopping, cleaning and baking. Too fun. Friday night is our adoption support group and it is guaranteed to be awesome.

Start collecting pics of your ornaments. We will be sharing those later in the week.

Lets ask a question shall we?

When you think of Christmas parties, what do you think of? What types of food. Tell me about a great Christmas party you have been to.

Don't forget to continue the comment game below and to visit MIchaels Christmas blog simply because I said so..(HaHa)
Alright friends, Michael has a fun question today, head on over to his blog and enjoy the season~
oh and dont forget to keep adding to the post below!

Go visit Michaels blogand share a memory..Come on everyone has at least one memory and we want to learn from you. We cant wait to start traditions!!!!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Comment Game

Lets play a game shall we. We have a prize as well. The prize is a Christmas decorating book thats so sweet..

Here's how it goes: I'll start the game off in the comments section by choosing two words or phrases, like real Christmas tree or fake Christmas tree, and which ever one you prefer you choose. You can also explain why. When you have done that you do two new words or phrases for the next commenter to choose from. Feel free to come back as often as you like. Just have fun and we will keep this going until Tuesday evening. I got this idea from Comedy Plus and had fun doing it this weekend. the blogger with the most comments from now until Wednesday morning will win the prize. Winner to be announced Wed afternoon. Comments will be added from this post and future posts until Tuesday night. This gives you until Wednesday morning to comment. In case of a tie, I will find another prize.

I'll start with question number one in the comment section.

Sunday, December 02, 2007