Saturday, September 26, 2009
The Wife over at The Cobia Family so lovingly gave me the Honest Scrap award!! Thank you GMC!!! I absolutely love her blog and love her addiction to monograms even more!!! She is an elementary school teacher and when you read her blog, you will WISH your kids could have an adorable teacher like herself!!!
The more and more I blog the more I just become addicted! It's such an awesome way for me to pour my heart out. Even if no one read it, I would still do it and hope that Georgia can read it someday and know how much I loved her and how much joy she and her daddy bring to my life..... I am supposed to pass this onto 7 bloggers...but like The Wife, that's an awful lot so I am going to do a few....maybe it's blogillegal to change up the rules, but hey, I'm just being honest.
So here are two blogs that I love and I think you will love them too.........
1. Leslee over at Love Leslee
**She totally deserves this award for so unselfishly documenting their journey while trying to conceive an angel....I know she is such an inspiration to other women in her situation. Thank you Leslee for your strength!!**
2. dreaming in pink and green
** Love this blog! She's too cute and just started grad school!! Best of luck pink and green!!**
Here are the rules for the award.....
1) Thank the blogger that gave you award. Thank you, GMC! I love following you and thank you for following me!!
2) Share 10 things that your blog readers may not know about you. hmm....this may be difficult as I am pretty much an open book but I'll try....
3) Pass the award onto 7 fellow bloggers (or your own desired number as I did)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well, tonight, I had my own Troop Beverly Hills moment. It was our first meeting for our Girl Scout troop out at the Department of Juvenile Justice (hereafter known as DJJ). I have 8 girls in my Wednesday troop and tonight, I was walking into a lion's den ya'll, and that's putting it mildly.
Let me back up- I am not complaining- I CHOSE this- this is my placement that I believe was God's divine intervention in my life. Every year, we get to pick our top placement choices (and is then delegated by the upper board members which one you end up with) which is where you will serve out your year in the Junior League. Well, apparently, I think I have all this free time on my hands and I bit off a big ole' hunk of this Charleston Chew (it's a candy bar ya'll) and I chose Behind the Fences: Girls Scouts and DJJ. It's a brand new project to the league this year so there is no template; therefore, this has become my baby. I, along with my co-chairs, are sculpting this baby from the get go......so fast forward 6 months......here we are starting the troop meetings.....
Tonight I walk in ready to Carpe Diem! with all of these girls. We were so proud of our meeting and the curriculum that we had planned out!.....needless to say, they were unmotivated, unimpressed, lackadaisical, and, to put it mildly, downright sabotaging to all of our efforts. These girls were so hard and so mad and just so p***** off at the world. I was totally in my element. If not before, God was truly calling down to me at this moment and letting me shine through. This is my dream. I feel as though I have a gift for "breaking" the weary. First, I was asked if my teeth were fake (PRICELESS) then I was asked how many babies (my body may look like more, but sadly, only one to show for it!) I had and how did I keep myself looking so young...(even though I am only 24, this was a huge compliment). There were several who told me my craft and activity were stupid and they weren't tasting my snack because it looked nasty and gross....however, by the end, I had all the girls coloring and crafting and even more importantly all of them trying my snack which was "ants on a log"...how can you beat that?!?! The fact that I had broken through to these precious angels brought tears to my eyes. I cried the whole way home. These girls, although appearing tough and unenthused, truly longed and yearned for my attention and praise. And there is no one in this world that wants to give it to them more than I do. Tonight I realized that not all us have an unconditionally loving household- not all of us have a household period- I came home tonight and squeezed my bug so much tighter and kissed Raymond that much harder. I know how blessed I am and I can't wait to get back to those girls and love them that much more. I feel so amazingly honored to have been given this ability and position and I look forward to learning so much from these girls who have so much to give.....
I look forward to giving you more updates on all of our progress!!!
Love the one you're with,
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Touring Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest Fort in America. We also toured the Cathedral but I didn't take any pictures in there. It was really enlightening to be in the oldest city in America. Plus, the cars on the beach were interesting as well! (One thing I could stand to never see again!)
A good time was had by all.....
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This brings me to a quick thought, and I promise, it will be quick....I started this blog as a way of reaching out to the masses of family members to keep up with my pregnancy. It suddenly became so much more for me and I ran with it and have never looked back. I have "met" so many wonderful women and made so many friends. Erin, for example, is a wonderful example of a Godly woman, and she inspired Raymond and myself to find a church where we would not only walk in and walk out of a service, but find a Sunday school class that we love and can grow in. She and her husband have a wonderful balance going on. I read so many women's blogs everyday and sometimes I am in tears reading someoneelse's situation and realizing how small my problems are, and sometimes I find myself laughing hysterically at how similar my life and rants are to others....it's such a small world. I enourage all of you to pray with and pray for, commune with and uplift, all of the women that you encounter. Kelly over at Kelly's Korner constantly reminds all of us mamas and women to build each other up and support each other in all that we do. There is too much judgment in all other aspects of out lives that we need to unite in this.....okay, enough!!
I do want to leave you with a few images. Tonight is my husband's dream night, his three favorite girls and the beginning of college football season!!!! Other than fried green tomatoes (and okra), grits, bourbon and horse racing, college football is something that a Southern lady MUST love and follow!!! Tonight the Gamecocks faceoff agains the Wolfpack!!! Go USC!!!
Today more than ever I missed my little one and so tonight I literally held her in my arms from the moment I picked her up from nursery until she went to bed- I just didn't want to miss a moment. Neither did Tellie, as you can see below.......... This picture is from this morning when Georgia was obviously ready for her feeding- and if you know Raymond, this picture is so appropriate- he LOVES to mess with his girls!! He is forever a teaser and it gets on my everloving last nerve sometimes....I am sure Georgia will come to get just as aggravated as her mama!!!! I think she thought his big ole' nose was her bottle!!!! Love it....
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Mama loves you more than you will ever know! You have brought so much joy and love into my life in the three short months that you have been here on this Earth. Thank you for making your Daddy and I the happiest two people. We truly felt like we have been floating on Cloud 999 the past few months watching you grow and develop. We can't wait for all the wonderful memories that we will create together!
I love you always sweet girl.