Friday, February 19, 2010

30 Minutes Left........

I leave work soon and then going home to pack. Mexico bound tomorrow AM. See you all in a week!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Do You Want To Know???

Ask me anything! I saw a few other bloggers do it and it sounds like fun. Is there anything you would like to know about me or my hubs Ryan? ANYTHING goes! Just ask!

Swap Loot

Last week I received a package in the mail from Taryn @ Mr. Jones and Me. She was my partner in the Simply Love Swap. I received lots of goodies and here is the proof! I just love getting stuff packages in the mail and this one was definitely a great one.

This bowl was filled to the brim with Starbursts and Snicker courtesy of Taryn (I already had some jelly beans in there). My husband would also like to thank Taryn as he is the one that enjoyed these delightful treats more often than I did. Can you tell he does not eat the yellow Starbursts. Ha!

Here is the rest of my loot, I definitely hit the jackpot! (2 headbands, lip gloss, hand cream, and very soft socks infused with shea butter.)

Taryn, thanks soooooooooooo much for everything, great choices, it was as if you you knew me or something.

Also, a shout out to Katie for putting this together it was really fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

And it is Friday.....

This week was long, really long, maybe it was the snow and the weather, but I am so thankful that Friday is finally here.

Today I only have a half day of work. Hopefully sometime this afternoon I can get Brodie in to get him groomed, he is long overdue. My hubby wants to attend the boat show after dinner and then he has a late night hockey game. I really don't think I will make it out for that one, to late for this old lady. Ha!

Tomorrow is the big Mardi Gras thing in STL, but we will not be going. The only reason I like to go is to catch up with so many people that come in town for it that I have not seen for awhile, but truthfully it's not my thing. So the hubby and I are having another couple and their little boy Grant over to have dinner and do a movie night. Now that is my kinda thing.

Sunday is Valentine's Day! So we will be doing a dinner and maybe even a movie. We don't have reservations yet so who knows where we are going.

Look for my post on Monday about all the wonderful goodies I received in the mail from Taryn from the Love Swap, she spoiled me!

Have a great weekend everyone and a Happy Valentine's Day!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday

Something I am trying to remember and hold on to:
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's Overwhelming Sometimes....

Lately I have been thinking a lot about life and what I really want and what life has in store for my husband and I. The good thing is that both of us are on the same pages and want the same things. The bad part is that the deepest desire we have may never come true. Truthfully, it makes my heart ache just thinking about it.

I try to keep a positive attitude and talk it over with God. Sometimes I feel so bad because lately this topic seems to comprise a large deal our "conversations."

I don't know what is right or how I should handle it, but I can't seem to shake the fear and really want to get some outside advice. My husband is a lot more positive and doesn't have this fear I do or if he does he is being strong for me.

How do you deal with similar feelings like this? I want to overcome this and just let God's will be, but I find myself almost begging at times.

Thanks for letting me get this off my chest, it fills my mind all day, so I figure it may help actually typing it out.

Monday, February 8, 2010


12 days until Mexico can you tell that I am so excited or what?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I think this will be a good way to participate in Kelly's run on Simple Pleasures.

There are a lot of things I am thankful for and I could go on and on, but today let's address those simple pleasures that just give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

*When my family comes and visits us.
They only live about 45 minutes away, but I get so excited when any of them come to visit. Besides just the fact that I miss them, I think I love it so much because they are getting to see my life. When I go there it is my childhood home and things that are familiar to us all. But when they come here they get to see what is also familiar to me now. Sounds kinda silly I know, but I love it.

*When my dog cuddles up to me in the early morning.
He usually sleeps by my husband, I think this is because I roll all the time and it annoys his peaceful slumber. But in the morning after Ryan gets out of bed Brodie sometimes gets under the covers and rests in the curve of stomach. It makes me melt.

*When I let someone in during traffic.
I just love the feeling of being nice, it puts a smile on my face, so I do it every chance I get. I don't think I could be a mean driver if I wanted to be.

*When my husband sends me a romantic or cute text just because.
I love the surprise element, it makes my heart smile.

*When my nephew tells me he misses me on the phone.
Okay who wouldn't love to hear the words "Aunt Licia it's been forever since I have seen you (this was 4 days) I miss you. Can you please come here right now?"

*When I take a warm bubble bath.
It is so relaxing to sit there with with a yummy smelling candle, some bubbles, and a good book and just get away.

*When the sun is shining.
I don't think I ever realized how much my attitude depends on this. Lately there has not been much sunshine and it is bringing me down. This lady needs sunshine.

*When I hold a baby.
I love the feeling of little baby in my arms. I can feel my heart swell. It reminds me each time how much I want to be a mother, I hope that God has it in his plans for me.