" I am the Lord. I change not." Malachi 3:6

Monday, October 27, 2008

Peppermint Monday

Today has been an awesome day!!! Today was our "Go live" date for our newest company we acquired back in July and it was a success!! All of the planning, preparing, and crazy hours paid off. Praise the Lord! I was so thankful that we able to address everything as it came up today and there weren't too many huge fires to put out. I know that more will come up as time progresses but i'm just so thankful for how smoothly the transition process started. Tonight is the first night in months I haven't brought work home with me and i'm thrilled! I'm planning on reading a fiction book after the boys go to bed and just relax. One of my co-works gave me a bottle of an apple cider wine she got up in Northern Wisconsin over the weekend and i'm thrilled to try it.

This weekend was truly wonderful! The boys and I had a wonderful time playing with playdough on Saturday and then went out and played with the leaves. It was a gorgeous crisp fall day! Saturday we did our bi monthly trip to Sam's club which is always fun and then went to Target and Kohls (two of my other favorite stores). I did get to have some mommy time and went over to our scrapbook store and looked around at all of the new holiday paper and stamps. It makes me want to scrap! I'm hoping to get back to doing it this Friday. One of my girlfriends, Amy, and I get together after our kids go to bed and scrap unitl the wee hours and have a blast just catching up. It's been a couple of months since we have done a scrap night and i'm looking forward to some girl time!

Does anyone know how to install the blogger/visit counters on your blog? I married an I.T. guy but am a little slow myself at figuring these things out. I also tried to copy the Not Me Monday button from MckMamma's sight but haven't had any luck. I'm sure it's a simple click here and there and i'm just missing something. Speaking of Not Me Mondays:)....

I did not stop my husband mid sentence after I got home to run and put my bottle of wine in the fridge.
I did not have seconds at M&M's after dinner for a chocolate fix.
I did not beg my husband to run across town to pick up the dog food that I forgot to get at the store.
I did not put my phone on mute so I can enjoy the sound of quiet tonight.

Have a great Monday everyone! We serve an awesome loving God!

Oh and I almost forget to tell you how excited I was when I went grocery shopping and found that my favorite peppermint coffee that is seasonal is now in stock!!! There is nothing like a warm cup of peppermint coffee in the morning. I'm so excited!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Held in His hand

This week has been extremely draingin...mentally, emotionally, and physically. I am blessed to have an amazing job, but often it requires more hours than I'd like to spend away from home, my babies. I'm also in school part time...working towards completing my Masters and while completion seems so far away, I know in my heart this is where God wants me right now. I have an amazing husband, Chad. He works for the same company I do and is in the I.T. dept. His job is a blessing because while he works at the office 40 hours a week he can also log into from home and work there in the evenings if needed. We have two amazing boys, Noah(4) and Kylan(2 1/2). Chad is an amazing father, husband, and friend. He is extremely patient, and willing to pitch in and pick up where I can't during the week/weekend so that when i am home I can spend my time with our boys and him. For that I am so thankful. Normally my evenings consist of playing with the boys for an hour...making something for dinner and then Chad takes over and does baths and bedtime, while I start studying. There are weeks like this week though where the hours/days all run together and my head literally starts to hurt from being so tired and unable to retain all that I need to. The amazing thing is though is that I can feel God's hand guiding me and holding me through it all. I can hear his whisper in my ear and gentle voice encouraging me one day/hour/often minute at a time. It is during these special moments that I just stop and pray and am reminded of just how blessed I truly am. I am blessed to have a heavenly Father who knows everything about me...things I may never share, and he loves me all the same. That humbles me to my knees! I am not perfect...not even close. I would love to say that I am a patient person, but i'm not...i'm far from it. But He's teaching me and i'm being stretched and for me it's in that time when i'm being stretched that I feel even closer to Him. Well i'm off to review a couple of chapters before crashing. Have a blessed evening!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Another Mocha Tuesday

Today has been a great day! A busy day...but a great one! I'm sitting at my favorite coffee shop (Mocha Moments) sipping on a cup of coffee and enjoying some quiet time. There is just something so relaxing about sipping a nice warm cup of coffee that I find relaxing. Chad and Kylan are recovering from the flu so it is still bland food at our house. I've been planning on making homemade calzone since Sunday but that got shelved with the flu bug attacking our house...hopefully tomorrow. Well I'm off to study for my mid-term on Friday and log into work for a minute and catch up on emails.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Monday Monday...

Well my Monday started off at 2:30 this morning when Kylan woke up crying for "My Thomas"... Yep he loves Thomas the train and last night he misplaced him and we couldn't find him before it was time for bed. He went down for bed just find but apparently woke up in the middle of the night and remembered he didn't have him. Did I mention he got the flu on Friday and is just recovering or that my husband Chad got the flu last night also? Yep...so needless to say I have been a Clorox wipe freak and have been wiping down every countertop/door nob possible! Luckily Noah (our oldest) hasn't shown any signs of getting it, but i'm not going to hold my breath. I started feeling gross today at work and keep praying that I won't get it. This week is the worst week possible for me to get it, as we are integrating the new company that my company bought back in July this week and it's meeting central. I also have a mid-term on Friday so I need to be able to focus when reviewing. So please pray for me/my family that everyone will get healthy quickly. Really though it's been a good day overall. I made some chocolate chip scones last night and shared them with some girlfriends this morning. Work was non stop until 4:30 when I was able to log into my email for the first time all day...talk about scary! :) Now i'm home and thought i'd post before I attempt my accounting homework I have to do. I'm sitting in my family room looking out at the amazing fall colors outside!! I just love fall and everything about it. I'm hoping to get outside sometime this week and take some good fall pics! Now if I could just make some time to scrapbook or make cards i'd be happy. :) I've been dying to go to Archivers and pick up some fall pages but keep telling myself I need to use my paper I got last year and never used..lol. Have I mentioned that I love to scrapbook? I don't think I have, but I absolutely do!!! Well I'm off to play with the boys and then attempt my homework. Oh and before I forget.... it's "Not me Monday"..which I picked up from MckMamma's blog!

I did not go to Mocha Moments at 5am this morning because I ran out of coffee beans and needed my Mocha!

I did not procrastinate at studying for my mid-term on Friday.

I did not turn the TV on in order to tune out of reality for a minute.

I did not go into my boys' room after we tucked them in to give them kisses one more time before they fall asleep.

I most certainly did not add Not Me Monday to my blog today after already posting because I just love the idea!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Soccer Saturday

Our oldest son is 4 and "plays" soccer on Saturdays. Our church has a recreation league and it's hilarious! There are 8 four year old teams and they take turns playing each other. Today Noah's game is at 9:00 which is perfect because then we have the rest of the day to hang out together. Chad and the boys are actually going up North to spend time with his parents and I am hanging out with my family, since my sister is home from college for the weekend. It never ceases to amaze me just how fast the weekends fly by. I was driving home last night thinking about all that had to get done this weekend and already my brain is back to Monday. Oh well I think it's just part of where our family is right now. I'm looking forward to having a slow day tomorrow. I don't think we are going anywhere but church so that will be nice. I'm hoping to take some more pictures of the boys this weekend in the leaves as I love fall pictures!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


I'm so tired... I should be glad it's Friday but in my head i'm already back to Monday! Between work, school, the kids, and everything that needs to happen to keep things going..i'm just exhausted. I'm so thankful for the job, husband, and kids that I have, but there are moments when I wish things would slow down just a bit. Today was one of those days. I let myself sleep in today and went into work at 7:00. My day consumed of many meetings and I finally left at 6:00. Went to the gym and worked out then home to see the boys and put them to bed. Chad and I watched a show together and now it's down time until bed. Tomorrow Noah has a soccer game at 9:00 and then I'm supposed to hang out with my sister Nik whose home from Florida for the weekend. If only there were more hours in the day.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mocha Tuesday

Well I just finished typing my first blog and went to save it and it vanished. So here's to my first post being shorter than planned:) I would re type it all but and exhausted and ready to crash for the evening. I will try and repost tomorrow. Good night!