Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Cards; better late than never right?

Serious???? Or Funny????

Okay so this year I am really running late on the Christmas card idea, but I did run across this great promotion from Shutterfly that can get you fifty free Christmas cards if you do a blog post about their promotion. When I got to their website I was pretty impressed, they have a great selection of items. These were my favorites, Christmas Photo Cards, Canvas Wall Art and Christmas Invitations. I know I don't blog very often, but this was an offer I couldn't resist, even if I have to give out my Christmas cards after Christmas, it is still a great deal! I have never used shutterfly before but I have heard of their products and I am excited to see what we get this year.
With all of that being said, I will post a more serious post about the happenings in our life very soon! Have a great day everyone!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Almost two days....

If you have read my blog before you have probably read this post because it is one of less than 1/2 a dozen blog postings I have written in the life span of my blog.

Well, I only saw it fitting to write and let you all know that #1 on the list of things I "have not done, but fully intend to do ASAP" is well under way. It has been
almost 48 hours since I've had a cigarette...
surprisingly it's not as hard as I would have imagined.
I only think about smoking 3,827,952 times a day (-; haha...but I am glad I do because every time smoking comes to mind I pray, and I like talking to God 3,827,952 times a day!
In all sincerity I am doing it....

because of him:

And because of her....
....and so, so, so many other reasons.....

I was driving home from Albuquerque the other day, and it dawned on me, I want to quit smoking...I have wanted to for a long time. I have told myself that I would quit before I had smoked for 10 yrs (Nov. 30, 2010) will have been 10 years of smoking, and I have told myself and my little boy that I would quit for him. His second birthday is coming up 11/18 and I guess I couldn't think of any better gift for him. My best friend Alisha was heavy on my heart in this decision as well...she lost a battle with cancer 13 months ago, and how selfish am I to take even one breath for granted when our next breath isn't promised to us. I also realized that in order to justify having not quit for as long as I have not quit I have told myself I juuusssstttt can't do it. Well, I have faith in God and I decided just to trust that HE will help me do this and all of that determination coupled with the fact that cigarettes are 6.95 a pack, smoking is kind of embarassing in most situations, smoking is inconvenient, smoking makes you smell like, well, smoke all the time, smoking makes your sense of smell stink (which has really been noticable to me lately), smoking makes it harder to breath and thus harder to exercise and thus harder to loose weight...smoking is just so totally not cool. I have always felt like that addiction has come between God and I and I have always swept it somewhere and pretended like I didn't feel that way, but I am glad that it is not of issue any more. I cry when I think about how hard this is, it's been almost exactly 48 hours and it's not easy...but it will be so worth it. And in the mean time I will chew a lot of gum, drink a lot of coffee, make sure not to replace the cigarettes with calories when it's hard I will pray or love on my son or work on potty training or run around the block or do all of the above and I am sure it will get easier... but I know that I am not going back now. Thank you God for this miracle and for all of the miracles you have in store!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Raw (e) contest! Smiles and Laughter

I have never entered a photo taking contest before, but this is such an adorable picture of one of my best friends that I just took a couple of days ago and I thought it would be perfect for Sailor & Company's Raw (e) contest! This picture has not been edited at all, and I think it is perfect for this weeks theme; Smiles and Laughter! Isn't she beautiful? ! ? I love you Crys!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My memorial box'(s)!

I just wanted to say THANK YOU! To Linny for my awesom-tastic memorial box! I have hung it right where I will see it a thousand times a day! My mom also gave me a shadow box a few weeks ago so they are hanging together! I love love love them! If you are wondering about memorial box's and what it is that I am talking about, go here to A Place Called Simplicity and Linny tells all about it! Many Blessings! Michaela (& Riley of course!)

P.S. I have a prayer request that out of privacy for my dear friend I will not go into detail about, but anyone that has a chance please pray for him... (D) .... and his situation right now. He has struggled with many demons in his life and has recently come to an inspiring relationship with God. He and his situation need prayer desprately over the next few weeks or months. Thank You!