Monday, June 29, 2009

Money Monday

Before Kyle married me he was debt free. When he said, "I Do" he got $87,000 of credit card, car, and student loan debt from me. Since we have been married we have paid off $22,000. We can do better than this and have a big goal of being debt free by January of 2010. Because of this we are going crazy selling stuff (some of which might be considered pure junk) but I will be posting 2 items a week for sale. I am considering the DVDs I have for sale today as one item and I will deliver item to you! 

$2.00 each

Hope Floats (still in wrapper)
Finding Neverland
Dumb and Dumber
Mr. Deeds
13 Going on 30
Fever Pitch
50 First Dates
Mrs. Doubtfire
Pride and Predjudice
Bridget Jones Diary
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason
Finding Nemo


Ace Ventura Pet Detective
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (really this one is free. don't want it in my house)
The best of Will Ferrell SNL volume 1
The Best of Will Ferrell SNL volume 2
The Best of Jimmy Fallon SNL
Napoleon Dynamite

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Song Lyric Sunday

My mom moved to Houston (Sugar Land) yesterday from my "home base" in New Braunfels. I wasn't quite sure how I would feel about this but I felt a little "scattered" as I drove back to our apartment in Austin. I decided to listen to some John Mayer because I didn't feel like listening to the same old songs on the radio and in my 6 disc CD changer in the soon to be paid off Mazda3. John wins this weeks spot on Song Lyric Sunday with "Why Georgia". It is said that, "Its weird how songs speak to me. So weird.

I am driving up 85 in the
kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
just stuck inside the gloom

Four more exits to my apartment but
I am tempted to keep the car in drive
and leave it all behind

Cause I wonder sometimes
about the outcome
of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, why Georgia, why?

I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
wood in places to make it feel like home
but all I feel's alone
It might be a quarter life crisis
or just the stirring in my soul

Either way, I wonder sometimes
about the outcome
of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, why Georgia, why?

So what, so I've got a smile on me
but it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
Don't believe me
Don't believe me
When I say I've got it down

Everybody is just a stranger but
that's the danger in going my own way
I guess it's the price I have to pay
still "Everything happens for a reason"
is no reason not to ask myself

If I'm living it right
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, tell me why
Why, why Georgia why?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Guys

I've had a great family filled weekend and am so blessed! I wanted to share this picture with yall to show you a few of the very special guys in my life. Late night swimming at dads. 

On the far left is my dad's dad and my granddad which I call snowflake (he emailed me one day in college and asked me to start calling him that because he is one of a kind haha..), my Nephew Landon who is now 2 is next in the picture,my husband Kyle who I am blessed to be married to, and my dad who is so funny and sweet. It is such a blessing to be able to be with all of these guys at once. Love yall!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Big Day


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Miss My Friend

Lindsay Best was my very best friend while I was at Texas State. My "Soul Mate Friend" We ran into each other several times the first day we met. I first saw her outside of the library on my way to go for a run, then I saw her at that same track where I was running, then later the same day I saw her at Wal-Mart. This time we stopped to talk. The next winter I went Skiing with Lindsay and some friends in Colorado,we became running buddies, and prayed through my parents divorce, the next summer we became roommates, the next 2 years we were inseparable. We okayed each others respective boyfriend prospects, watched movies late into the night, and went to Midnight Rodeo in Austin EVERY single Thursday to dance. We spent 3 weeks in the summer of 2005 basking in the Costa Rican sun learning of a foreign language, salsa dancing, and their famous rum ;) Lindsay stayed the remainder of that summer and fell in love with Costa Rica. She returned in time for the fall semester but my dear friend was changed. Something brave and strong had risen up in her that summer. I couldn't relate. I remember her crying in her room at our apartment longing for those beautiful beaches. Spring semester passed quickly and I graduated from Texas State. Lindsay left a few days after my graduation for Costa Rica, didn't get to approve Kyle for me ;) and returned briefly in the winter of 2006 where we got to have a brief dinner at Chili's (I was already engaged to be married). She returned back to Costa Rica and I haven't seen her since. She is alive and thriving in the Costa Rican sun I am sure but I can't help but long for my Soul Mate Friend on hot sunny summer days. I love you Lindsay Best and like always I am praying for you! 

Wordless Wednesday: Always Been A Summer Girl

Monday, June 15, 2009

June 14th, 2000

Yesterday was really significant. I soaked it all in and savored it for myself and the LOVE of my life. On June 14th, of 2000 I received Jesus as my savior and surrendered my life to Him for His use. I become restless because I long to be with Him. He has redeemed me, cleansed me, removed my sins, sacrificed, and taught me really hard lessons. I praise Him because He knows me. Every bit. I praise Him because He holds my future. Click HERE to hear a song of praise to Him.

Phil Wickham:
You wrote a letter and You signed Your name  I read ever word Read it page by page       You said that You’d be coming  Coming for me soon  Oh my God I’ll be ready for You   Chorus: (‘Cause) I want to run on greener pastures       I want to dance on higher hills      I want to drink from sweeter waters       In the misty morning chill        And my soul is getting restless      For the place where I belong       I can’t wait to join the angels and sing my heaven song   Verse 2:  I hear Your voice and I catch my breath  Well done my child enter in, in rest  As tears of joy roll down my cheek         Oh it’s beautiful beyond my wildest dreams  Chorus x2    


In the Winter of 2009 a group of my very dear friends went on a mission trip to Guatemala to serve for a week at an orphanage. I have been longing to go to there with the church since the year BEFORE my group of friends went and I am praying to be able to go there this January. Please pray for this opportunity along with me. 
I will leave you with a few photos that I have stolen from Jenny
 H's photo albums. 

Friday, June 12, 2009


Momma always said that the truth will set you free. So, here it comes!!! I have lost 6 pounds in 3 weeks with P90X. I think I should have done MUCH better than that but I'm having trouble taming my sweet tooth (sweets aren't allowed for 90 days and I have indulged more than twice). This week I was pretty fed up with working out in my little 5X8 space in front of the T.V. in my apartment living room. I just HAD to go for a run. Well, this has officially unleashed my love for running again (the Lord deserves a shout of "glory") so this is what I have decided. I am no longer going to be following the P90X plan. I am tweaking it to fit my running needs (runner's high is true ya know?) but maintaining 6 workouts per week. I will keep up with the weights/resistance workouts as scheduled but instead of using their cardio plan I will stick with my San Antonio Marathon Training. This calls for a total renaming of my new workout regimen. It's now called M90X. Marathon90X. X meaning "Extreme" and to "Bring It" I'm bringing it all right. Right to the starting line of the San Antonio Rock'N Roll on November 15th.I'll try real hard to stick with the P90X eating plan too! I'm feeling great! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ain't Nothin'...

There ain't nothin' like a bubble bath after a long day.

There ain't nothin' like a good hard run.

There ain't nothin' like a rainy day watching movies with Kyle.

...Like laughing until you cry

...Like a snow cone :)

...Like helping others

...Like being with friends and family

...Like sipping on some coffee that's full of Coffee Mate French Vanilla creamer

Just wanted to share some things that there "Ain't nothing like". I was inspired after a 2 mile run this morning (running is not on the P90X workout plan but I just HAD to put my shoes on and go!) What's "ain't nothin' like" to you?

Sunday, June 7, 2009


I'm so excited about this summer! Here's why:
*we have decided to stay in our apartment for another year. Our rate didn't go up, we get $500.00 off of August rent, WE DON'T HAVE TO PACK UP/MOVE EVERYTHING

*Friday, June 12th our friends Dani and Joel are getting married at Ruby Ranch!! I am so blessed to be one of the readers for the ceremony! Can't wait!

*Saturday, June 13th is our family BBQ in Spicewood, TX

*My nephew Landon turns 2 on June 21st and is staying a week in New Braunfels with my dad, us, and my mom

*My sister comes to visit the following weekend (the last weekend in June) for her 10 year high school reunion 

*My mommy is moving to Houston (I will miss her but I am so excited for her) the last weekend in June SHE SOLD HER HOUSE!!! 

*July 4th is my favorite holiday and I am looking forward to another night at Landa Park in New Braunfels watching the fireworks and celebrating independence day with my loved ones! 

*Wednesday, July 15th Kyle is turning 30!!! That day also marks our families first annual trip to Port Aransas that will last July 15th-18th. My grandparents, dad, Diane, sister, her boyfriend Lance, Landon, Kyle, and Me will all be there! (Hopefully the Childresses can make it too!)

Hope all of you are having a blessed weekend! Happy Summer!