This is one of my ALL time favorite movies and watch it every time it comes on TV and I have nothing else to do.
And let me tell you, the scene where he loses Wilson.....gets me every. single. time.
I know it's just a volleyball......but it was really more than that.
I could cry right now just thinking about it.
So, I am going to move on to why I started this post on this cold Saturday night.
While I was watching the movie I saw the CUTEST commercial. It is so cute and funny and has a great message.
You should watch it! I think it will make you smile!!
So we went for a more reasonable vacuum which made sense at the time.
But unfortunately it ended up breaking about 4 months after we got married. It was a very sad day.
I hope you all have a great weekend!!! I will be picking up crumbs off of my floor with my hands, while saving money for my precious Dyson.
Today when I got home from work I had already reached 8,000 steps so I decided I wanted to take it easy the rest of the night.
I prepared some yummy Poppy Seed Chicken and got ready to watch Idol and my cute Ryan-pooh.
Have I mentioned my love for Ryan Seacrest? I must reinstate I am not in love with Ryan, I just have an infatuation to be his BFF.
So when dinner was ready we sat down to watch the show.
Little did I know I was in for 2 hours of torture.
Did anybody else think that tonight's show was really bad? It seems like they all chose such horrible songs. My favorite from tonight was probably Adam Lambert - and it has nothing to do with the fact that he strangely resembles my hott husband.
During the show I spent every commercial break trying to convince Luke to try out. But he still won't. He does not understand my deep desire to be BFF with Ryan.
I believe that Ryan is such a gentlemen in real life, full of honesty, integrity, and purity. If you know otherwise, please do not tell me. He just seems so sweet and caring on the show. Ok I'm off my Seacrest Soap Box now. Luke gets tired of hearing it.
Before I go I wanted to say that I noticed that I have some new followers and I just wanted to say Hi to my new peeps! I try to go by all of your blogs but if I haven't done it yet, Hello!
Now it is time to get back to my Snuggie and watch Lost and maybe even fix a bowl of ice cream with Hard Shell. I believe Hard Shell is a gift from God.
There was no particular reason for this. I have just been in a bit of a 'funk' lately and didn't really feel like polluting my blog with my 'funkiness'. But I have missed my blog friends. So I figured it was time to get back into the swing of things!! If I don't blog I feel like I am disconnected from the world!
I watched The Bachelor and came up with yet another reason why I could never go on the show: I am not comfortable getting in a bikini on national television - which now seems to be a requirement.
My BFF Kara had her baby boy so I headed to my hometown to spend the day hanging with her and the baby.
Isaiah was born on Monday night and is absolutely adorable!! We had so much fun hanging out at the hospital just talking and laughing. I know she is going to be such a great mom!
Kara and Isaiah:
My sister and mom meeting Isaiah. They were at the hospital the night before but had to leave before he was born.
So that pretty much brings us up to date.
But I get nervous enough for the both of us, so it evens out.
So I made it to the show and manned my merchandise table.
I ended up making a cheat sheet which came in handy. At first I tried to keep it under the table and just sneak a peak at it, but by the end of the night I had to put it on top of the table.
I take my job seriously, just don't give me any bill larger than a 10. Thanks.
Well it has been a month and I am still on track! I did miss a couple of days, but I made sure to take the time to get up to date. I want to take this commitment seriously and stay on track.
As I have stated before I have never been one that has been good at spending daily time with God, but it is so important for me to implement this into my daily life.
This past month there have been days where I have really used that time wisely and really spent time studying God's word and just praying - and then there have been other days where I have spent more time figuring out what I will wear to work the next day. Sound silly, but its the truth.
However, as I continue on in this commitment I find it easier to do it everyday. I also find it easier to hear from God, and I find it easier to lay my burdens at his feet.
I am not proud of this, but I consider myself to be a 'professional worrier'. I worry about anything and everything, and it is hard for me to surrender my worries to God. Yet the more I surrender, the easier it becomes.
Now this does not mean that I am worry-free because that would just be a straight-miracle. But I do feel more peace about situations I have worried about. And I know that I can trust in my God, who will lead me along the way.
I say all of this to say, I made a commitment and have tried my best to keep it and I have definitely seen the reward in it.
And the reward has simply been knowing God on a deeper level.
Sort of like when you make a new friend and you begin calling them on the phone, then after about the 6th or 7th call you just say "Hey its me" And they know exactly who it is. That's how I feel with God. The more I spend time with him, it is easier to trust him and recognize his voice when he speaks to me.
So, here I got venturing out on the next month, determined to keep my commitment!
And if you are considering making any commitment in your life I say go for it! Whether its making a commitment to exercise more, eat healthier, spend more consistent time with God, or anything else, just do it! Commitments can be scary, but there are definitely rewards in it!
I have lived in Oklahoma my whole life so I am quite used to tornado's although I am not very fond of them.
It all started today while I was working, when I noticed that the sky was getting very dark and it was becoming increasingly windy outside.
Then I heard the tornado sirens. Now, around these parts, the tornado sirens go off every Saturday at noon, so we are familiar with the sound. But when the skies are dark and gray and they go off, you know its time to get moving.
About this time we looked out our office window and saw in the very far distance a funnel forming.
That was all it took to get me out of my office and into the nearest building with a basement.
So off we went in the pouring down rain making our way to the basement.
This was where we waited the storm out with many colleagues and students from across campus.
And to be honest it was pretty fun.
It reminded me of my childhood when my whole family and dog would gather in the bathroom with pillows and snacks to wait out the storm.
It was family bonding time.
So here I was, years later waiting out the storm with my colleagues.
It made me realize that I am now an adult.
It took a tornado coming to make me realize that I'm an adult.
During the tornado-ness Luke called me to make sure I was safe. I told him I was and asked where he was.
He said he was outside watching the storm.
Now that's a true Okie for ya!
After about an hour and half we were given the OK to leave our safe area and head home.
Two weeks ago I was off of work because of ice and today I got to leave work early because of a tornado. The weather here is crazy!
According to the news there were no fatalities in the storm, but several homes were destroyed or badly damaged. So please keep all families in your prayers that have been affected by a natural disaster.
Apparently sitting in front of the TV doesn't provide much blog material.
I am sitting in the living room watching The Bachelor
My husband is in the office/guest/music room writing music on his keyboard.
I am so special. I have my very own Bachelor soundtrack.
Some people may find it weird to always have some sort of music in the background (guitar, keyboard, iTunes). But I have gotten used to it. There is ALWAYS music on in this home.
So here I am watching The Bachelor, with a bag of Valentine's mini candy bars to keep me company.
Do you know how dangerous that is??
I have managed to accomplish zero of my goals for the night. Well actually I did do a load of laundry and I managed to get it dry - but now it is just sitting on the couch staring at me, waiting for me to fold it.
Laundry is my favorite household chore, however laziness is calling my name tonight.
But I am impressed that I managed to get a load of laundry done and put new sheets on our bed.
While I was taking the sheets off of our bed to wash them, I saw a medium sized spider crawling across the bed.
Yes, my bed.
But you should know: I'm not afraid of spiders. Really, I'm not.
I have no idea why. I was just born this way.
However, if it was a snake, I would have laid down and died.
Anyways, I got rid of the spider (via the toilet) and then debated about whether or not to tell the hubby because he is scared of spiders.
So about an hour after Luke got home, I decided to go ahead and let him know that a spider had invaded our territory, but not to worry, I would protect him.
After I calmly explained the story of the spider, he told me that he found a spider in our bed yesterday but he didn't want to tell me because he thought it would scare me.
I came out of this story with 3 observations.
1. We can't keep a secret from each other
2. We both think the other person is afraid of spiders - who is it really?
3. HE LET ME SLEEP IN A BED WHERE A SPIDER WAS CRAWLING?
I mean, I'm not scared of them, but that is just sick.
I tried to go back to my eating, but I KNEW that I knew him from somewhere so I turned back around to look at his wife to see if I recognized her. I did! It was Whitney from Glamorous Life of a House Wife.
So I waited until they were about to leave, and then stuck my head over the booth and said: Whitney! I didn't know if she would recognize me but she did!
It was lots of fun to randomly meet a blog friend. She was super nice and so beautiful in person!!
Now, I am usually not the sappy type, at all, but I figured since this was his first birthday as my husband I needed to be a bit sappy.
SO in no particular order, here are 25 things I love about Luke....(25 because he is going to be 25)
1. He is the most humble person I know. Seriously, it’s creepy how humble he is.
2. He seeks the Lord in all that he does and he leads me along the way
3. He challenges me
4. He encourages me
5. He has allowed me to transform his clothing attire. Lets just say fashionably speaking before we met me he once was blind, but now he sees the light
6. Words cannot explain the depth of his heart.
7. I have given him many presents throughout our relationship, but one time I randomly wrote him a poem using titles of Bob Dylan songs to describe our relationship. To this day that still remains his favorite gift. That’s what I love about him, material things have little meaning to him. (unless of course its a guitar)
8. He has amazing hair. At least once a month somebody stops us in public to ask us either 1. How he fixes his hair, or 2. If they can touch it. Funny stuff
9. He embraces my weaknesses and loves me more because of them.
10. He has become a little bit more dramatic since marrying me. I’d like to think I rubbed off on him.
11. He understands my need to go shopping every now and then, and makes sure that money is set aside in the budget to allow me to do this.
12. He has incredible self-control. If he wants to stop doing something (i.e. drinking Coke) he just stops, no struggling, nothing, just done.
13. He loves kids and is SO good with them. This is adorable to watch.
14. He knows his dreams and he pursues them regardless of obstacles that may be there.
15. He does an amazing job of our leading our church in worship each week.
16. When my car is on empty and needs gas, he fills it up for me!
17. He is incredibly patient.
18. He is incredibly good looking
19. He makes me feel beautiful, no matter how I really look
20. I will admit, he has introduced me to some pretty good music
21. He is my best friend.
22. He understands me when nobody else does
23. He is my best secret keeper and the best listener of all of my crazy stories, fears, anxieties, dreams and random thoughts.
24. He wakes me up every morning for work (although this has caused several arguments)
25. He makes me laugh everyday
Happy Birthday Luke!!! I love you!!!!
Thanks for bringing so much fun into my life!!!
Ugg House Shoes
These things are amazing. Now I am a big Ugg fan, but these house shoes put the boots to shame. They are so comfy and warm, I even wear them in public!!
This stuff is great for the days when it is waaaay too cold outside the comfort of my blankets in my bed and I want to sleep in a little longer. I know that my curl cream is waiting for me and I don't have to waste time drying my hair, just put this stuff in, 'scrunch' it with my hands and I am good to go!
These are the items that have helped me survive Winter. I love them all but I am READY to leave them behind.
What are you listening to right now? What is your favorite CD that you have on repeat??
During the Super Bowl Party I met a 13 year old girl and we shared our love for The Jonas Brothers. She has posters in her room.
I'm still trying to talk Luke into letting me do that.
Hope you had a great weekend! And if you are a Steelers fan congrats!