Saturday, July 4, 2015
I went to my MIL's house this weekend to help her and Papa because they are both going through some things health-wise. I will admit, I was a bit nervous because I don't have that "take charge" personality. But, I came because it was something I wanted to do and I may have helped a little, but I didn't do anything that anyone else couldn't have done. They, however, helped me.
I'm probably going to say some cliche things but they are cliches because they are true. That's why so many people say them. All weekend I have had one thought - slow down; stop taking PEOPLE for granted; put down the phone. Maybe that's three thoughts...
Seriously though, I know I'm on a computer now so it's a bit contradicting but my thoughts this weekend have been that life just needs to slow down and we need to TALK more. I pray that Madi & Addi enjoy the people in their lives - truly enjoy them; get to know them. I have only known Papa for 2 shorts years out of his 93, but I have already had the pleasure of hearing stories about when he was a boy and about when he flew planes in WWII. I couldn't tell you much about my Grandpa Miller. I spent every Sunday for many years at his house, not to mention drop-ins on the weekdays, but I never took the time to talk to him about life. Yes, I was a kid but who says kids can't have good conversations?
I probably am not making much sense but it's hard to put into words what this time means to me. My MIL has accepted not only me, but also my daughter, with open arms and so has sweet Papa. Taking Papa outside today was the highlight of his day, and mine. Going outside is something we all do without thinking anything of it but for Papa - it is a treat. Enjoy life and enjoy people because those are what make an impact in your life.
Friday, June 5, 2015
It's kind of like how my mom used to think that EVERYTHING sold in a trendy store was trendy...
ANYONE can post on Pinterest. Like people who think they came up with good DIYs but really they shouldn't DIY, ever.
One day I was scrolling through Pinterest and did a double take at one of the many DIY pins. I thought, who in the hell thought that was a good idea? So I pinned it to my "Just No" board and now I'm sharing these things with you.
Do. Not. Do. Them. They are not good ideas. Unless you are 5 and you are decorating your backyard playhouse.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Happy 2015 Y’all!!
I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Day!
It seems like every year I wait until the last weekend to go hunt. No idea why. This year was no exception. Saturday I woke up bright and early (why is that the saying? Shouldn’t it be “dark and early”?) to go to the hunt club with Paul. We had a pretty fun, yet cold day.
I’ve been hunting a few times but had never gone up in an actual deer stand. I conquered that feat yesterday. It was pretty exciting being that high up! Next on my list is to actually kill something. We didn’t see any deer while in the woods, but of course we saw like 6 while driving to and from the club.
Did y’all do anything fun on New Year’s Day? Now that I think about it – guns have been involved with my New Year’s fun for the past 3 years. Ha!
Have any traditions for that day? (and NO. I did not eat black eyed peas and collards. EW.)
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- Feed 28 homeless people with a delicious Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich.
- Buy 100 items from the dollar store.
- Put $100 in the Salvation Army bucket.
- Buy those pretty monogram earrings you’ve been eyeing.
- Give 100 people $1
- Buy yourself a luxury day at the spa! (Can you believe that I’ve never been to a spa??)
- Buy a drink from Starbucks (kidding…kind of)
- Fill up your gas tank twice.
- Out-do your neighbors’ yard for best holiday lights.
- Ride the carousel at the mall 50 times.
- Buy a ticket to Carowinds.
- Gift 2.5 people a star in their name. (really – who is in charge of naming the stars anyway? I’m going to start a “name a tree” website and make a bagillion dollars.)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I'm a married woman now and a step-mom! Last weekend was the best weekend of my life. Our wedding was so much FUN! I am going to wait to post about the wedding because I want to use the professional photos. But for now - it was truly amazing!
Madi has been doing well. She is in kindergarten and loves her class. She has quite a few good friends and is learning A LOT. She got her first report card last week. She is reading and writing above grade level. She also got Advanced Proficient in Math. (she did not get that from me...ha!) So proud!
We are home today - she woke up with some bad asthma symptoms. I took her to the dr and now we are home resting. She has sinusitis and her asthma is acting up. It tends to do that when she's sick. We got some medicine and have her inhalers so all is good.
Paul and I are happy newlyweds! We all really enjoy living in Virginia Beach and I just feel blessed that we live in such a great place.
Here are some recent pictures ... ya know, since I haven't posted in a while. :)