Saturday, November 28, 2009

my favorite tradition

christmas is coming... and here is a picture to remind my family of one of my favorite holiday traditions. (we watch the TBS 24 hour marathon of this movie on Christmas day... all day!). it's a fun form of torture that my little brother and i put the family through. =)

so this post is to either annoy or make my family smile.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

be thankful while "doing"

"Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." - Col.3:17.

today is thanksgiving. currently, i am sitting on my couch watching star trek with my family. we ate well and i'm sure more eating will happen as the evening progresses.

in honor of thanksgiving, here's a short list of some things i'm thankful for:

  • salvation through Jesus
  • family
  • friends
  • my new house
  • fudge pecan pie
  • the staff and students at the UNT BSM
  • my church

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

-- Sent from my Palm Pre

straight up...

here's a video that my friend michael did of a classic... enjoy.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

a day of rest

i'm too busy. i know this about myself. i don't sit still well. on thursday night, i saw a movie with a friend... and she commented on the fact that i'm always fidgeting. i can't seem to help it.

a few weeks ago, i noticed that there was the possibility of having nothing scheduled for today... so i kept it that way. i then spent the time getting here thinking of all that i could get done around the house without having anything "scheduled."

a few days ago, i started to get sick... i was running a fever on friday... so today was literally spent in bed. between naps, reading and lunch (brought to me by my mom on her way through town)... i didn't get out of bed until around 6 pm.

so i actually had a day of rest today, and i must admit... it was amazing.

i've got to work on my discipline in this area of my life. it's so important... and it shouldn't take getting sick to remember that.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

moved in and just about all put together

i moved in 8 days ago. it's unbelievable that i'm already almost completely settled in. my mom was with me all week and my dad flew in on thursday, and without them... i would not have been ready for the housewarming party we had yesterday.

also, much thanks to susan for all of her help and for throwing me a housewarming party.

many have asked me to post pictures of the house, so here you go. i'll post round two when we get pictures on the walls.

living room


dining room


guest room

master bedroom

Thursday, November 5, 2009

financial advice from a 4 year old.

so i came across this video on this blog and i wanted to share...

pretty insightful, huh?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

a quick update

it's official. i'm all moved in. thanks to my friends and amazing students... all i have to do now is get settled in the new house.

today is halloween... i had about 5 trick-or-treaters... sadly, they came in 2 groups. hopefully, that will pick up next year.

we successfully changed the cord on my dryer (needed a 4 pronged one instead of the 3 pronged one it had). the washer is now in place but we think it is in need of a "washer" for the hose.

i ordered blinds today.

i bought a $100 vacuum cleaner for $32 at bed, bath and beyond. oh how i love clearance and coupons.

my living room is coming together. we added slipcovers to the couch and love seat (thanks mom!). my friend melanie alphabetized my dvds for me... and the books will happen tomorrow.... while i organized and hooked up the "entertainment" center. (no cords touch the floor!)

my clothes are either in trash bags or sitting in a huge plastic tub at the foot of my bed.

so far: the garage door opener is installed, verizon internet/tv is up and running and the new fridge is in place.

i hope to be able to park my car in the garage tomorrow... but we'll see.

i'll write more soon but i'm exhausted, so i'm heading to bed.