Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween.

I am actually on my way to Fort Myers for a wedding. I am so excited. A mini vacay is always needed. However, I am missing Halloween and I love dressing up. But no complaining here, the weekend will be wonderful and I will have pictures to post as soon as I am home. For now, I will show you two of my favorite superheros. It might sound cheesy, but they have saved my life in more ways than I can count. 

Princess Pink, Ryleigh, only mostly wears JUST pink, a girl after my own heart. She didn't mind what she wore as long as it was... Pink. She is supergirl, making her most fierce pose. Pretty stellar right?

  And baby Judson didn't have much of a choice, but he sure does look handsome as Superman.

I don't have a picture of Will in his Halloween costume just yet, but I am sure I will as soon as I get back. Can't wait to post them all! Are any of you dressing up? I can't wait to see the pictures.
I hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Where were you?

6 months ago today do you remember where you were? 6 months ago today I was sitting in class. I was huffing and puffing that I had another test to take. Didn't they know we had bad weather coming our way? No one knew what was really about to come. No one would have ever guessed it to be this bad. 6 months ago today I was standing in front of a tv watching Tuscaloosa, AL being ripped up from its core. I watched helplessly as the town I love vanish in minutes. 6 months ago today I crowded into a basement with my sister and brother in law's family at their home in Concord, AL. I selfishly thought that it would never come that close to us and like every other time, everything would be just fine. Little did I know the rubble that lay in that front yard was not from Tuscaloosa.
It was from the street that used to stand in that little town of Concord, AL.
Everything was gone.
Everything had vanished.
6 months ago today I walked those streets with my brother in law.
It was a war zone that I will never forget.

 These are actual pictures from that tornado in Concord. It doesn't do it any justice, this was the road leading to my BIL and sister's house. They live next to his parents, where we stayed during the storm. Most every house on this street had damage. This just shows you that the roads were blocked for quite some time because every power line and tree were down.

 This was another part of Concord. It was pretty devastating.

Remember Brett and Sarah? I have talked about them a few times. Long story short, Brett was in his apartment when the tornado hit. He was actually in one of the most hard hitting areas. He survived by the grace of God and his bathtub. Sarah wasn't with him. However, they lost his apartment and the house they were moving into after they were to get married. I blogged a few months ago about their wedding. It was BEAUTIFUL. They deserve the world. After the tornado hit, they did an article on some of the brides who lost things in the tornado. Here is a little clip from their story. Underneath their picture is a little blurry. It says that they lost everything,  and they only went back to search for a few things, one of those being their wedding bands. They were found.

Please continue to pray for all of those affected by the devastating tornadoes. They still are in desperate need our continuing thoughts. 

Heart Therapy >> Hopes and Dreams

I love this link up. Have you linked up yet? It is so great to do a little heart therapy every now and then, and it is always much needed. 
Today the prompt is to talk about what your hopes and dreams are, in as little or as much detail as you want!
 This is a tough one for me, because my head is constantly in motion. I am a day dreamer. I think Cinderella says it best when she says, "You can't order me to stop dreaming." I dream of everything. Maybe I use it as an escape from things I can not change, maybe. Well, more than likely.
 This week has been a tough one. Sometimes I catch myself living by habit. I know everyone hates loves reality television but someone said it best on Most Eligible Dallas. I know... the show is GREAT. However, she said how do people fall in love so quickly and so easily, but hold on so tight to the most toxic things? Why is it so hard to let go? We let them in for almost nothing, but go out fighting and screaming. For what? I hope and dream that I have the courage and strength to step away when it is no longer what is best for me.

 I hope that as a nurse I become the best nurse I can possibly be. I love nursing. I love to give back. Everyone has a story and as a nurse I have the honor of keeping these stories alive. I dream that I make a difference. 
 I know at times my hopes and dreams are a little scattered and pretty grand. However, I know I have the support of loving friends and a wonderful family to keep me going. I know without a doubt that I can do whatever I put my mind too.
 On a lighter note, I dream of an all white bedroom
 and a headboard that looks like this
 and a room just like this.

So what are your hopes and dreams?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Heart therapy: Thankful

Today the prompt is to make a list of all the things you can think of that you are thankful for, or link up something else that you have decided to write this week that is you caring for your heart.
I'm thankful for my family. 

I'm thankful for second chances. and maybe even third or fourth ones too.

I'm thankful for the little fluff sitting to my left.

I'm thankful for the job I gripe about daily. It's actually something I love doing.

I'm thankful for brownies and macaroni and cheese and dr. pepper.

I'm thankful for John Mayer and Ryan Reynolds.

I'm thankful for celebrity bloggers to post pictures of the previously mentioned hotties.

I'm thankful for my friends.

I'm thankful for the little things and for the great big things too.

What are you thankful for?
Don't forget to link up too!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

oh pinterest

some awesome ramblings on pinterest

 then to just throw a little fashion in the mix... here are some must haves for the fall.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Painting Pumpkins

Today miss priss and I painted pumpkins. We loaded up on paint, paint brushes, two little pumpkins, and tons of glitter. We think they turned out pretty darn cute.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

heart therapy: linking up.

Mrs. Ashley over at EisyMorgan, you know the one who did my cute blog makeover,
Well she has this link up. I'm sure I am a day or two late, but better late than never right? Her prompt for the day was
"Today the idea is to think of yourself old, at the end of your life, and what advice you will give yourself now with what you are going through, looking back."
And actually I wrote a letter to myself a few months back and here it was.
For the most part every bit of that is true, except I finally am a working girl. Of course, I would add a million things...
  I would tell myself to never hold back, say what you feel, and do what is best for you.
Love, me.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Way back when, I wrote a blog about Change, but it was a different kind of change. I was just rambling about people changing, but now I will talk about change, in general.
I don't adjust well to change.
But let's get that sentence straight. I love nursing because everyday is different. I don't like routines, and doing the same things every. single. day. Sure we do some of the same things, but most days are pretty different than the next. Although I can sometimes anticipate what might happen, we just don't know. But the "change" I am referring to is a little different.
And I just don't adjust well to change.

It throws me off balance, and I start to feel as if I am falling, LITERALLY. I work myself up and close my eyes real tight hoping that I'll be back to my center. In reality though, everything has changed, and I have once again found myself making adjustments. I feel if certain things "change" then the outcome will be different, and I do not want a different outcome. I want this outcome. When things change I am left here wondering if I have been forgotten or if everything really will be okay in the end. Who is to ever know? I don't like when things change. Maybe I am just being really selfish, but maybe this is just what everyone needs. Who is to say the outcome won't change if this change never took place to begin with? In other words, if everything were to be the same as is it right now, would my outcome still take place? Or do we need this change? Maybe I should just let it be, but we all know that isn't easy. I just don't like change, unless I know in my heart it is for the better. This, I am just not so sure about.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hey Ladies

It has been crazy around these parts. I moved this past weekend into an apartment and work is as crazy as ever. Hopefully, Ill be able to post pictures soon. This quote pretty much sums it all up.
Happy Thursday

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