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

Monday, January 28, 2008

2nd book giveaway

So this contest thing is to bring new people to your blogs and I thought I would ask a question. The person with the most creative answers will win another one of my favorite books by Karen Kingsbury.

Here's the question

You are on a reality show. The idea is for normal everyday people to spend an evening with 5 celebrities who they look up to. The dinner must be one of your favorites..

So, what 5 people would you have dinner with and why and what would you be eating?

uh oh

Ladies and gentlemen?
Could it be?
New Kids on the Block are coming back?

Check it out at

Think they are doing the Superbowl? Just wondering

Peace out...

Sunday, January 27, 2008


So glad to have a night off. Even if its just one..Rough weekend. 2 Codes last night and one had to be intubated on the floor and was just a tiny baby. Needless to say, many of us were ready to head home. Headed to church where they did a spotlight on the short term mission work from the church. I really enjoyed it.

Can I just tell you how many great blogs i am reading right now? Some of you have amazing blogrolls..Haha!

I feel another contest coming...Stay tuned for details.

and if you live in Memphis or have lived in Memphis, help us plan our trip. What are your thoughts???

Saturday, January 26, 2008

i shall blog about blogging

Why do I blog? Several reasons. I find it very relaxing and fun. Here is really why. I like to talk. A LOT! I have a lot to say..I didn't say it was all important, there are just a lot of words.When I converse with people I am always afraid they will tell me to shut up. IN the blogging world, they cant not, they simply quit reading you..

So who blogs? Many people. There are blogs from all over the world, blogging for different reasons. Many people blog about their adoption journey, some blog to journal life events, some people blog to meet others.

Then you find the special blogs. You know the ones I speak of. The ones that make you stand still. The ones that make you cry for a stranger. You learn of God's love and grace. You simply read in awe. I have found one of those blogs lately and I wanted to share it with you. I need to warn you as you read this blog, you will smile, laugh, cry, rejoice with the family and cry some more. I do not know these people but I love them!!!


Let me tell you about this family. There is a husband, wife and new baby. Wife has Cystic Fibrosis. New baby is very premature. When mom delivered baby, they had to give her a tracheotomy which she expected and has been in ICU.
Well, today she saw her baby for the first time! Oh I have been reading this blog since baby was born and this is just awesome. Please go and be blessed and encouraged. I love blogs like this.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Its Friday morning and I am close to going to bed. I work the next 2 nights and hopefully will be stress free!

Its cold and cloudy in Atlanta, that should make for a good day for sleeping. I was able to get to they gym yesterday and watched a whole episode of Different Strokes (the one where Sam was kidnapped) and just listened to the IPOD which is pretty cool. At least I got my 3 days in this week.

Not too much to blog about.

So its your turn, while I sleep say something, comment something. I dont care what. It can be one word (seriously!!!) or a question or comment!!!! Woohoo...whats on your mind

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


hey Memphis people! Be on the lookout for the Christophers, coming to a town near you soon! Any Memphis people out there?


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

my day

1) I did go to the gym today and had fun

2) Went to a baby shower and had fun!!!

3) Watched the final episode of 90210 and cried! I am assuming this will get absolutely no comments and that is okay! I really liked the show in high school!

Seriously, have none of you seen a bad movie ? (see below)
So, its a rainy Tues morning and we are watching Saving Silverman, which may be the dumbest movie I have ever seen besides the very first Adam Sandler movie called Going Overboard.

Which makes me wonder what the worst movie you have ever seen? everyone has different taste and some of you may actually like Saving Silverman..

SO tell us,

Whats the worst movies you have ever seen? Now after you have answered that question head over to and ask him a question and then head over to to see what video he has posted!!


Monday, January 21, 2008


Just got home from a lunch date with my friend Rebekah and her 3 kids Josh, Katherine and Michaela. It was a nice visit and I wish we could visit more.

Lets see, someone asked about the fluffiness. The truth is I am not going to get on a scale at all. Well, I will have to at our yearly physical but other than that I am just hoping clothes will fit. I have been to the gym on my days off and went this morning, just me and my IPOD (I need a name for my IPOD, any ideas?) I was alone at the gym and did over 30 minutes on the treadmill and added the elliptical and some weights. I had been motivated to just come home and start organizing but I did not. I have tomorrow and Wed off but am going to a double baby shower tomorrow.
Don't forget t visit and ask him a question. He has some good ones he will have to answer tonight

Here is a question I read on Steven R's blog and thought I would ask you?
How do you put your desires and good intentions into actions? Some call it laziness, unmotivated but I want to know how you do things you need to do?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Weekend recap

First off, check out hubbys blog at hes having a question day so go work his brain..

I have Sunday-Wed off this week so I am hoping to get some of my New Years resolutions going. Hoping to work out every day and meeting with some friends. Lunch with friend Rebekah and a baby shower are already planned.

Friday night we had our community group and it was the best one yet! To finish our study from the book, "Men are like waffles, women are like spaghetti" we had of course a spaghetti and waffle dinner..Michaels spaghetti rocked. We had 4 couples this week and it was a very honest discussion. Im so thankful we joined our church (which was cancelled Sunday due to weather and allowed me some extra sleep) and our community group!!!! A good time was had by all.

We are now watching some football after catching up on October Road.

I'm feeling kind of tired and wierd so I will work on another post tomorrow

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Pray for my friends

If you remember last year, I talked about sweet Miss Catie. Today marks one year since she passed away. Please pray for Tre, Jenny and her family. Miss Izzy was born just a few days after her big sister passed away and I'm so glad they have her. its going to be a hard day for them. What a night that was last year. I was at work the night Catie died and experienced so many emotions as i visited with the family in ICU. It was a beautiful moment and so hard to explain. Catie will always be one of my favorite patients not only was she the coolest kid, but her family had a joy that was contagious. Catie loved Amy Grant and the Sound of Music. I was able to go to her funeral in Savannah a few days later and am so glad I did. It was a beautiful celebration and was truly a worship service. That sweet girl touched so many lives and continues to do so. I am so thankful I was working the night she was diagnosed on her 1st birthday. Patients and families such as this one make me a better nurse..

If you would like to visit the familys webste, check out

PLEASE PRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ask Away

Just got home from work and noticed Michael already did his AI comentary from last night. Check out for his thoughts.

Oh I have a story from last night but its probably not appropriate for the blogging world so I will just have to tell Michael anyway.

So as other bloggers are doing,for this post

What do you want to know about Amy? Ask me anything. I think I am ready. Im sleeping today so I will leave this up until Friday afternoon or evening!. So, ask as many times as you would like and on Friday I will answer your questions..
Go ahead!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Birthday and AI

Yesterday was my 33rd birthday and also Michael's bday.You know, Michael from It started out with me wanting to go to the gym and MIchael telling me to get ready because we had somewhere to go. I had no idea where we were going and it was a great surprise. We went to Spa Sidell for a couples massage and it was awesome. It was very nice and very thoughtful.

After our massage we headed to a Brazilian steakhouse for a yummy lunch. We came home, played a game I got Michael for Christmas and he taught me Othello, a game he played when he was younger. I caught on and its pretty fun!

We ordered Chinese for dinner and settled down for American Idol. Michael did a good job reviewing the show in detail but here are my thoughts.

I like the show. I love the people who think they are good and I like the silly people. Once again, there are certain types of singers they have to have the first few weeks.

Every season opener they must have a singer who doesn't sing much English. I'm not sure why people find this funny but William Hung started all of this.

There is always a single mom trying to better for their baby. Nothing wrong with this, I enjoy the stories and usually root for these singers but there is one every season.

there is always a very large person trying out. This season there was a big girl who plays football. I don't think she made it through.

there is always the sweet, naive girl who usually sings country.

There are always people looking just to get on TV. Once again there were costumes and such. there were some good ones this week but no one really got my attention.

Did you guys notice anything special?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Monday, January 14, 2008

recommended blog

Ok, so if you like stories and blogs about faith, miracles, hope, peace, encouragement and family go and visit
Confessions of a CF Husband

Okay, I should warn you that you will cry..Happy tears and you will see pics of the tiniest most precious baby.. Please go read..I found this last night on Baba the Night Owls blog and its amazing.

God is good!

Bloggers can make a difference

Ok, Steven recommended this blog to me months ago simply because this family adopted from Korea. This is such a cool blog and I have shared this with you guys several time. GO visit Ragamuffin Soul to see how bloggers are going to make a change AROUND THE WORLD! I want you to go read it. Surf his blog, you will find some cool stuff there. Tymm, if you have not seen this blog, YOU will enjoy it.

Anyway, I will be back. Just downloaded some more music and the plan is to walk downstairs, get in the car and go to the gym. It will happen.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

weekend and things bullet style

Well, Mr Michael was at again, this time preparing a lovely dinner of corn, baked taters and marinated steak with mushrooms. It was definitely both tastely and delicious.

This morning I felt guilty. I love my church, I did not enjoy my time today. I know its okay, I am just being honest. I loved the sermon, our pastor spoke honestly and right from the scriptures regarding Ephesians 6 and the relationship between parents and children. My problem was the music. I love the words, I had a hard time hearing anything and it just got me frustrated. I think satan was trying to get me unfocused and apparently had a good time.

I have off tomorrow and then Michael and I share our bday on Tuesday.

Work was good this weekend. Friday was wonderful, my patients were cute as buttons and funny as anything. Then last night all heck broke loose and we had some very busy patients. But I love my job and bad days will come and go.

Michael is enjoying his new blog and is posting some videos daily along with some trivia. Head over there if you like that decade.

Lets see, I'm still doing my Bible Study at church each week and this week we are studying 1 Kings. We are having book club and the end of the month and the women's retreat in the mountains is March 6-8. I am thinking I really want to go even if I don't know anyone. I am hoping to get some of my Bible Study to go.

This week will also bring back our small group and we will be finishing our book Men are Like Waffles, Women are like spaghetti. Good book but I am ready to do something else. I also have added a lot of music to my IPOD and hope to get to the gym 3 times this week. I will keep you updated.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Good mood

Have you ever just been in a good mood for no reason? I was in a great mood all night at work and if didn't have to go to sleep, I'm sure I could have been pretty productive

Also, don't you ever just dwell on the fact that you are married to awesome spouses???. I have a rockin husband who not only cooked dinner last night but packaged it up for me too. You see I usually wake up about 4:15 or 4:30 but yesterday I woke up at 5:15 and I hate to be late..He made my getting ready so much easier...Thanks Michael. you rock!

I just finished watching the Bodyguard, now I am going to bed. I am surprised by the responses to the poll below!

Friday, January 11, 2008


Last night, MIchael and I watched Bachelor Party, a very early Tom Hanks movie. It was okay but glad I watched it. I am a Tom Hanks fan and wanted to know what your favorite movie was with Tom in it1

Whats your favorite Tom Hanks movie?
Saving Private Ryan
The Terminal
Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail
The Da Vinci Code
Bachelor Party
Polar Express
the Green Mile
Catch Me if You Can
Toy Story 1
Toy Story 2
That thing you do
Apollo 13
Forest Gump
A League of Their Own
The Money Pit
Free polls from

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Remember the 80s

If you are stopping by for Thursday Thirteen, just thought I would tell you of a new blog hubby is starting

He is doing a new video each day and will be adding to the blog. But hope you will take the time to stop by and comment on the video of the day..This could pretty fun and wanted you to know!!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

thursday thirteen

Thirteen Things about Amy

Thirteen Favorite Romantic Movies

1. You've Got Mail

2.Sweet HOme Alabama

3. dirty dancing

4. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

5. While You Were Sleeping

6. Sleepless in Seattle

7. The Notebook

8. A Walk to Remember

9. Wedding Crashers

10. Runaway Bride

11. Love Actually

12. Bed of Roses

13. Titanic

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Happy Bday!!!!!!

Happy 7th Birthday to the sweetest, prettiest niece in the world Janie Rilynn!
this was taken this summer as Janie picked out her first Cabbage Patch Kid with PaPa!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Hey guys. I worked last night which means I was not able to comment on your updated blogs but I did read them. THanks for posting on the fat post below!

Yesterday I got up early and did the gym and then came home to a surprise. Michael!!!!! He made me a yummy breakfast and we just chilled and we both went to work. Before I napped he started a movie called Hackers! So far so good!

Anyway, I did a salad for dinner with a couple of diet cokes and some of my 100 calorie snacks (not too many). I am now home and just had some cheese toast!

I couldn't decide what to blog about and I am pretty tired so I am just going to post a few random things..

- last night I took care of a patient named Sunshyne. Yes, you read that correctly.
- I actually lost almost 60 pounds in college by going to the YMCA at 530 am and not eating in the cafeteria
-I could have enjoyed college more had I not been afraid of anyone. Not to fear, my experience rocked and I still keep in touch with UU people (hi out there!!!)
-My husband makes some sweet faces and some silly ones.
- I really like Coke Zero.
- In college my roommate Jenny and I got in the wrong car at Walmart. The scary thing was it started!!!

Okay, I am going to bed.
Lastly. Michael and I have the same birthday , Jan 15th! What should we do? Remember we are on a budget..(meaning we have no money)

Monday, January 07, 2008

Fluff, fat and other things

Well that last post didn't get an answer so what shall we talk about next.

Michael started a new blog. I don't think he is getting rid of Valtool's Box but this one is sure to bring back memories. His new blog Taking You Back
is fun. He is listing a new video daily with some info/trivia to go along with it. Go visit and share with him some of your favorites. You may see it on their one day. Seriously, just go visit. Now.!! I am waiting!!! Are you done? Did you add him to your bloglines? Good.

Point 2. I have no idea whats going on with the political stuff. No one is impressing. I was listening to the democrat nominees this morning and all they did was slam each other. Im sure the Republicans did that too, they just were not on when I awoke this morning. No one is impressing me at all.

Well this weekend I began the defluffication process. Since other bloggers can talk about their weight, I guess I shouldn't be so bashful. Here is the deal. I like to call myself "fluffy" but in all reality, I am fat. A fatty. A Chubmuffin. I could come up with other words. Fluffybutt is another one. One day I will share the song that I wrote entitled "Three fatties in the back". You will never see me on Youtube but if there was a video of this song, I am sure to make you smile. Humble, aren't I? NO I am not sulking, just speaking the truth. The more honest I am, the more chance there is of me doing something about it. I promise this post is not written in despair, or sadness. In fact, I am in a pretty cool mood today.

For those of you who may not know this, fat people know they are fat. I promise. So, if you choose to stare at them, I can honestly tell you that you are not going to send magic thoughts into their heads telling them to start exercising. Seriously, fat people know they are fat. The more you stare at them or make them feel uncomfortable, the less likely they are going to do something about it. Im just saying. And, if you are one of those people who just doesnt like fat people, you may want to avoid my blog. Because you see, I am one of those people. But, my chubbiness is not my only identity. I am a child of God and because I did not treat my body like a temple, I am now having to do some extra work. I am more than just a fat chick(hmmm, new blog title??)

So Saturday, I put on those new shoes (which are a size bigger than I thought and got them at Dicks Sporting goods) and headed to the gym. I did 35 minutes on the treadmill, 12minutes on the stair thing and then some leg machine thingys. It felt good. I came home, had a nice lunch, chilled and started dinner which was rotisserie chicken, some pasta thing and fresh broccoli. Today, I also hit the gym early, doing the leg weigh thingys and the treadmill. That IPOD thing will get you going. So I am coming up with ways to keep me on the treadmill longer. Today, I decided I would do 25 minutes. When I was at 24 minutes, 2 ladies came in on got on the leg weight thingy. Ugh. Did they not know I was going to go directly there? So I had to wait another 15 minutes to get off the treadmill. It wasnt so bad. Listened to some 80s music, and watched the TV which was on the sports channel and I learned that Eli Manning was better than the announcers gave him credit for. Well, since I am a Peyton fan, I could have told you that.

This is sooo not where I thought this post was going. I had some serious stuff to talk about..Oh well, at least you know the truth. I guess those of you who actually know me outside of this blog already knew this and most of you love me anywa..YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Time for a question......

What does unconditional love to mean to you? Thats all

Friday, January 04, 2008

your thoughts

I found this article over at Transition Pete and Stevens blog and thought it was very thought provoking. Just wondering what you thought about it. I need to find the entire article which is in Relevant Magazine
This was written by Rob Bell

…there are around a billion people in the world who don’t have clean drinking water, and 46 million Americans don’t have health care. That means if they get sick, they don’t have anywhere to go. Half of the world, 3 billion people, live on less than two American dollars a day, so the world is an emergency. It’s on fire. It’s drowning. It’s an absolute crisis, and when followers of Jesus can think of nothing better to do with their time than to pick apart and shred to pieces the work of other followers of Jesus who are trying to do something about the world, that’s tragic, and I don’t owe those people anything. The world is desperately in need of people who will break themselves open and pour themselves out for the reconciliation of all things. When a Christian can find nothing better to do with their time in the face of this much pain and heartbreak, you start realizing that some Christians need to be saved. How a person would have energy to take shots at other Christians is just mid-boggling
Valtools Box

Hubbys blog. Friday Flashback is up. I love the song and video. Go visit and tell him what 80s songs you remember. Go! Now! I mean it!

Im going to bed now. feel feel to share your thoughts. (about anything)
except Brittany, her sister, Paris, Lindsay or that other girl

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Hi friends! I have missed you. No Internet at the house today which was actually kind of nice.
What's new in my world? I got an IPOD for Christmas and on Wed night I was able to dowload almost 200 songs..That rocks.
Wed afternoon Michael and I went to Dicks Sporting store to get me some new shoes. Laura, I did get a size larger so I hope this helps. Tommorow or Sat will be my first day at the gym in a long time. Im very excited. New shoes (pic to be posted soon) and good music. What more could I need ? Wish me luck as I really need to get healthy this year.
I also need to get motivated to organize myself and my home. Since we have been married, I have lost a couple debit cards and license. I think I am the only girl who does not carry a purse all the time. Im not sure when it started but I would like to carry my identification wherever I go. I told you guys I was a bit odd, didn't I? I really need to get my act together before LynnMarie (or any other children) comes home!!!!!
Anyone have a new blog I need to be reading???

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans. Yet another random thought. Before Michael, I really did not think of these things at all and now I put them on my salad all the time. So I challenge you to tell what new things have you learned to love or enjoy because of your spouse. Michael has introduced me to many things. Ill pipe in later, after I wake up!


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Okay, Okay So I have to ask..Whats your New Years Resolution(s)?

I have in the past made rules, which really dont do anything so here are once again my resolutions for 2008.

1) To find hope and joy in all circumstances (this will be hard, but doable)

2) to be a better wife

3) to be a better friend

To do numbers 2 and 3, I will attempt to have better communication with my spouse and friends. I will try to listen more and put others before me. I will try not to be selfish. I will try to live a more simple life. I will try to treat my body as a temple, the way God created it to be. I have obviously not done well with this in the past. I will try to be more open minded.

What about you?