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

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Got up this morning and did as much cleaning up as I could while playing with sweet girl. Made it to Weight watchers before the rain started and also learned I lost 3 pounds. Probably would have lost more but I was not disciplined at dinner last night..Oh well, I know what works!

So after meeting and lunch with Donna, we hit the farmers market place for the first time. This company sells baskets on Thursdays for either 10 or 15 dollars. You initially pay a 10 dollar joining fee, but that gives you a nice basket that you bring back and exchange. I had no idea what would be in it so we got home and I went through my goodie bag and found 4 green peppers, 1 pineapple. 5 bananas, 5 apples, 6 potatoes, 2 heads of leafy stuff, 4 small tomatoes and I think something else..For 15 dollars, I was excited. So we have some fresh veggies until we go again.

Now, I did put the basket in the back seat below the carseat but when I turned the corner, I saw LynnMarie eating a leaf!!! Oh Dear!

Monday, August 24, 2009

My review of this book!

Ok so do remember long long time ago watching a really good family show like Little House of the Prairie and loving every episode? Now Sunrise Serenade is like that. Although this book is the 12th in the Home to Heather Creek series, you don't need to start at the beginning. This is a great book to get you hooked on this wonderful family town full of fun characters! I hate to give the story away but I promise you will love it. Its an easy read and I can not wait to catch up myself on the early parts of this series.You will love the author!

So if you have read my reviews before, you will recognize the following info. But please get hooked! You will notice that the author sometimes does a contest on her blog too! The link is below so please enjoy! But they did send me 2 copies of this book and I want to give one to you! So leave a comment with what book you are reading, what you just read or what you are going to read and I will draw names on Tuesday morning!

Also, don't forget to visit the others on the book tour to get other chances to win!!!

About Sunflower Serenade: A small-town summer...

The days are long and lazy, the corn is high, the sunflowers are in bloom, and everyone in Bedford is gearing up for the biggest event of the summer: the annual county fair. But when a Nashville music producer approaches Bob about using Heather Creek Farm to film a country star's new music video, he and Charlotte are faced with a dilemma. Will they allow the glamour and enticements of big-city life to encroach upon their peaceful home? Will the excitement of celebrity drown out the simple joys of summer?

About the Home to Heather Creek series: Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

Charlotte is uncertain about her ability to care for three grandchildren who are not thrilled to give up the beach and sunshine for snow and farm chores! But she sees a chance to make amends and will do whatever it takes to keep her fragile family together. Feel the courage, strength and commitment of this family as their lives unfold in the Home to Heather Creek series.

Link to buy book: The books come in a series and you can order those at the link. However, if you just want to order Every Sunrise you must call the customer service number (1-800-431-2344).

About Tricia: Tricia Goyer is the author of eighteen fiction and non-fiction books, including Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. Tricia writes magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia also enjoys speaking. She and her family make their home in Montana.

Contest: Playing on one element of the book - big city entertainers vs. old county fair – the contest for this blog tour is City Girl Goes Country! Share your funniest story (about you or someone you know) about a time when you as the “city girl” goes to the country or “country girl” goes to the city. Enter the contest here:

Schedule: (please post this link in your blog tour post so your readers can follow along!)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Todays WW and tomorrows contest

There's gonna be another book giveway and review tomorrow. Dont forget to stop by!

Today (not the best eating but have stayed within my points)
Breakfast (2 point breakfast bar and 5 meatballs- we had nursery duty)
Lunch- subway 6 inch turkey on white with mustard, no cheese and lots of veggies
Dinner- Michael made a steak (had small piece), baked potato with steak sauce on it and lots of green beans

Hopefully tonight my snacks at work will be fruit and yogurt and some sort of protein!

For those new to my blog, thanks for reading!

Friday, August 21, 2009

When its time to change

Do you ever blog the same things over and over and over! We I am going to do it again. Went back to WW again this week and although I have been paying for it and have been going to meetings, I haven't been on program in a LONG TIME!!!! Anyone else been there!

But I read blogs that motivate me. Reading a guys blog that just 200 pounds with just exercise and eating better.. I read A LOT !

I don't want to be fat, really I don't, but honestly its easier to continue in the cycle I am in than to try to change. But then there is my most precious little girl who I want to have a healthy lifestyle. If I do not permanently change my habits now, then she will also have them and I don't want that.

So baby steps

- Lynnmarie and I will go for a short walk when I get home in the mornings or I will do some sort of exercise
-quit buying dinner at work
-eat veggies or fruit for snacks
-I will drink water, not soda
-i will walk laps at work

Now there are many ways I could go about this but I will stick to WW since it has worked for me. Lynnmarie loves her stroller so there is no excuse to walk. I would like to get to the gym more..I have been one time since April 1.

So I have asked this before, what are some of your tips on weight loss..Anything..Exercise? Recipes? Mental strategies!!

I know I have asked this before but HELP!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Consignment Sales

So I participated in my first consignment sale this past week, All For Kids, the biggest in this area with over 400 families selling..I was a seller and a buyer and I pretty much broke even!!! I will be much more organized next year as it really is a great way to make some money and find some new things..

LynnMarie got a activity center that she has to stand to play with for $6.00, a drum for $3.oo a few books, a couple pairs of Robeez and other shoes and several Christmas outfits. I figure this is my first baby and I am going to cheese out and put her in a different Christmas outfit the month of December.I may regret it later, so go ahead and make fun of me now!

But I did volunteer and I met some wonderful moms including a facebook friend I have been waiting to meet for so long. I also met some fellow international adoptive moms too!! A good time was had by all..I made about 20 dollars more than I sold but i did get some great things for a great price so I believe it was worth it.. Met many moms who buy at least 500 dollars worth of stuff each sale, they say they get Christmas shopping done and clothes for the whole year!!

If you have never been to one, I recommend it. There are several more coming up in the Atlanta area!

On another note, I have more book reviews coming up which means more give aways..Stay tuned!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

the world

So I randomly start thinking about how good we have it and sometimes, I still complain. I mean, I have clean water. I don't have to walk miles to work. Why do we live where we live? I think about this. There are places all over the world that don't have water, electricity and will never know these comforts. I just don't get. Why do we have so much when others have nothing?

The Bible commands us to help those who have less, but how many of us are really helping? I know I am not..Really, that honesty stinks. So many friends have the passion to help and I am not. I want to but I also have excuse after excuse of why I am not. Are we afraid of letting go of what we have? Man, I am selfish!!

There are soooo many starving people in the world.

How do you help? What can you do to help? Are you like me? Time to do something about it!

Thursday, August 06, 2009


Back home from a Fl trip and we are refreshed and happy. My little girl grew up this week and I never knew I would be excited about it..She is mouthing words, giving sloppy wet kisses and laughs at the simple things of life.

It was nice to be home but glad to be back in Ga. Came back on got a nice surprise. We will be going to a resort for 2 nights in NC for FREE and I will be blogging about the experience..We will be going sometime in North Carolina.

This blog has really become boring..Hoping to get some more interesting stuff on here soon. Bought a 90 day David study by Beth Moore and cant wait to dig into it. Let me know if any of you want to do it together..We could do our studies ourselves and then chat about it online.

That's it for now..More pics on the adoption blog!!