Monday, January 19, 2009

oh monday monday monday

what a lazy day i've had. so for those of you who don't know, i don't work on mondays. i work on saturdays(usually) and mondays are so cosmetologist can take classes. so far today i've: shoveled the snow, did two haircuts(so i did work today), did dishes, watched ultimate recipe showdown, played animal crossing, watched the end of BRING IT ON!-yeah it totally happened, now i'm online while watching Jon and Kate plus 8!

i'm so thankful to have these days off. usually, i take today to catch up on laundry and dishes, dust and vaccuum and run little errands that need done. but b/c the snow, it made me totally unmotivated. soon i'm going to be using my mondays to start packing to move. thats right, we're moving up in the trailer park! haha. i was really unmotivated to move, but then i saw how much bigger the trailer was, so now i'm pumped. well, except for the moving and unpacking part. but i'm somewhat excited about that too. i've lived here for 2 years almost, and i feel like moving will be a breath of fresh air. i feel like i need a fresh new organized home. this home was perfect for me and kylie and our new life. but now we're turning the page in our story. a new chapter. so our new home will be a home for our new family. then when we add a new family member again, we'll move into our newly built home...hopefully, haha thats the plan at least!

well this is kinda running out of steam, so have a wonderful day. i'll try and blog again soon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

a God thing

so, He's amazing.

i was surfin the web last night, just looking around on websites. and i came across well they are doing a 40 day love dare right now. i was interested so i checked it out. when i read it, i thought of my friend immediately. her and her husband have been going through some rough patches for the last year, and i thought, this is exactly what they need. she is actually my sisters best friend, and abbie has helped them out alot through out this past year. so i emailed abbie and said i thought this would be something they could really gain from.

so today, i got an email from my friend. today is her and her husbands 2 year anniversary. she wanted to say thanks so much for the advice. she said God was using me in their lives and it was awesome. last night, her and her husband, went to a small group for young married couples. it was the first time they had gone and they watched the movie 'fireproof'. she said its a really cheesy movie, but they all loved how great the message was about love. the movie talks about doing a 40 day love dare to save your marriage. so at the study they all got the dares and were ready to start, today. she said it was awesome to come home and find an email about the dare. it was like God was totally reassuring them that this would save their marriage.

i thought that was awesome. God used me to help them in their marriage. He led me to the website and led me to pass on the news to them. i don't believe that these kinds of things just happen randomly. i really believe this was a God thing. think of how many times you've just passed something on to a friend or family member, just thinking they would be interested in it, you might have changed thier whole perspective on something. God is great, let's share His love!


Happy Day Amanda! I hope it is FANTASTIC!

You didn't think I would forget to return the favor, did you?

Saturday, January 10, 2009

first appointment.

kylie and i had our first baby appointment on thursday. it went very well. we were very relieved to find out it is just one baby daniel and not two. twins are in every generation of my family, my mom is a twin and she had twins. twins would have been a tremendous blessing and we would have loved to hear that news too. anyway, the dr. said everything looks great. that the little "bean" heart looks good. i wasn't quite 8 weeks like we thought, so he's asked me to come back in two weeks for another check up. my sister annie has been calling the baby "bean" so thats what we're calling it right now. after the dr. appointment i had to go to the hospital and get some blood drawn and such. it wasn't too bad, but afterwards i was starving! before dropping kylie off at his car we ran through mcdonalds. i got 4 nuggets and a sprite...i only ate 2. on the way home i felt like puking, but made it ok. we were going to menards that night with my parents to look at flooring for our new trailer. when we got to my parents i knew i was going to get sick, and i did. i assumed it was just my normal sick feeling i've had recently from the baby. we got to effingham(about 30mins away) and i didn't think i was going to make it to the bathroom in time. i got sick again at cracker barrell. at this point i was convinced it was bad nuggets from earlier. so we sat down and i ordered my usual dumplings and mashed potatoes. but before the food got there i had to rush to the bathroom again. then the food came and i only took two bites before i was rushing to the bathroom again. at this point i wasn't thinking it was my pregnancy, but the flu. i tried to eat, but the thought of it made me sick. so i just drank water and waited til my family was done. before we left, i once again visited the bathroom. i was so ready to go home at this point, but we still had to go to menards. at menards we were looking at laminate wood flooring for the kitchen of our new trailer. it was on sale, but still wasn't cheap. i picked out some i liked, but it was going to cost almost $500 just to do a 10X12 room. i asked my dad how much carpet was going to be, and he told me $500 for the whole trailer. so i said forget it. since it is my parents trailer and they are going to rent it after we're gone, it was so not worth it for the wood flooring. maybe if it was our home and we were going to live there forever, but not for a rental trailer that we would live in for two years. finally, we left to go home. the whole time i just didn't feel right and kept telling my mom it had to be the flu. i've never felt like this throughout the past 7 weeks. we got home and i barely made it out of my dad's shop before i was curled over puking by the car tire. by the time we got home i was sick again. it pretty much went on like this every hour through the night. it was terrible. i didn't work friday and kylie stayed home with me. thank the Lord for him. he was great. he did laundry, dishes, picked up the house, went to the store, waited on me. i don't know what i would have done without him. so the flu lasted through friday and into friday night, but i woke up today feeling so much better. it was terrible and i'm praying kylie doesn't get it. but if he does i have some big shoes to fill. he really was great. he bought me gatorade then later i said "maybe i could eat some soup" and we were out, so he ran to the store again and bought some. i cried a few times because he was so helpful and nurturing. well and probably because i'm hormonal, tired, and sick. well this was a really long blog. i hope you all have a wonderful weekend and you don't get the stomach flu!