I've been making layouts for about 6 months now, and I absolutely love doing this. My brother is teaching me how to use Gimp, which is the equivalent of Photoshop or PSP, except it's FREE! I started making layouts because I could never find the type of layouts I wanted for myspace... so I just started playing around with some generators and pictures... and whalaa! My new baby, Crazy in ♥ Layouts came to be! Here are some examples of the banners/contact tables I've been working on that will be layouts soon....

"Every man's life is a fairytale written by God's fingers..."

"Where words fail... Music speaks."

"I stand to praise You, But I fall on my knees,

My spirit is willing... But my flesh is so weak."

"You're my once in a lifetime love..."

"The Lord is the Light in my Darkness."

"I'll praise you in this storm, And I will lift my hands"

"It's the way you love me baby..."

"Marrying You was the best decision I ever made."
"with every kiss and every hug;
you make me fall more in love"

"Out of everything I've ever dreamed to be... Mommy is the only job for me!"

"Amazing love, how could it be?
That You, my King should die for me?
Amazing love, I know it's true...
And it's my joy to honor You!"

"I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad

Carry you around when your arthritis is bad

All I wanna do.... is grow old with you!"

"God Bless America"

"I'm not your everyday, average, run of the mill kind of girl. I'm more of a bible reading, praise song singing Jesus-Freak."

"I started living the day I met you..."

"She'll chnage her name today,
She'll make a promise
and I'll give her away.
Standing in the bride-room
just staring at her.
She asked me what I'm thinking
and I said, "I'm not
sure - I just feel like
I'm losing my baby girl."
She leaned over...
gave me butterfly kisses..."

"Can't you see I'm crazy in love with you?"

"Every kiss leaves butterflies"

Here are some examples of some layouts I have available on my site:

"You are heaven sent"
"Expecting a Miracle""He asked, 'Will you marry me?' and I said, 'Yes!' "
"The music never fades..."
"This is true love... think this happens everyday?"
"The joy of the Lord is my strength! Nehemiah 8:10"

If you like what you see, check out my layout site:

Stuck Between a Rock & a Hard Place...

As you know, I recently started working at a childcare at a local conference center on evenings and weekends. I LOVE this job, I loved it last year, and I love it even MORE this year. I just love being with kids, they are amazing! Well, last night I worked with the day supervisor who also worked with me last year and she said they have an opening for the day shift! She said that we could sit down with the Director of the Conference Center and see if we could work it out where I'd be getting paid what I was paid last year, which would be the equivalent of what I'm getting paid at the law firm. But I wouldn't be able to work the evening shift, and I'd have to quit my job at the law firm. My husband doens't like that idea so much, and he said it worries him that if for some reason we don't move (which will NOT happen... we ARE moving) that I won't have a job when the summer is over. He has a point, but you also have to understand that my husband can be somewhat of a pessimist... so he has to think about all the negatives and what if.... where I'm an optimist (most of the time) where I think... I'll be happier, I'll be making the same amount of money, I can find another second job to save money.... and AGAIN, I'll be HAPPIER. I'm stuck. What should I do, go along with my husband and sit at this desk for the next 2 months being miserable... or start back at the childcare during the day running around with crazy children, getting dirty in the sandbox and changing stinky diapers? I vote for stinky diapers! HAHA!

I have a feeling that I will end up staying at the law firm, because I want my husband to be happy and I don't want him to worry himself to death. He gets so worried sometimes he makes himself sick. Ugh... I hate that hard place.

Onto other things...

I have been having a hard time lately with some things that I can't completely discuss on here... but I think I can say some without saying too much. Justin and I are on a journey... an adventure of sorts that is grueling, heartbreaking and one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. Everyday is basically a waiting game, and every day, week and month that goes by makes me wonder if some of the things we dream about will ever happen. I see so many people on this same journey who seem to have things just dropped at their feet. It doesn't matter that they can't afford this journey, or that they may not be capable.... it just happens to be their time I guess. I'm tired, I'm frustrated... I just don't know what to do anymore! I want this, but God keeps saying... not yet.... not yet. Makes me want to argue with Him... but I know that won't do me any good. ::sigh::

I've also been thinking a lot about a friend of mine who is taking on a different kind of journey. This friend is frustrating me though, because it seems like she wants to get to the end of this journey so fast, but she's not doing what she needs to do to get there. She's using up her "supplies" I guess you could say, and by the time she embarks on her journey, there won't be any supplies left... and she'll have to start back at square one. But how do I tell her this? How do I tell her that she needs to slow down without her thinking that I'm attacking her and think I know better than her?

Life can just be frustrating sometimes... I keep listening to this song that one of my closest friends shared with me. (She knows me VERY well, she knew I'd love this song... well she was right!) It's called Shadowfeet by Brooke Fraser. She sings, "When the world has fallen out from under me, I'll be found in you.. still standing. When the sky rolls up and mountains fall on their knees, when time and space are through... I'll be found in you." That just speaks to me! I could be at my wit's end.... or be depressed and thinking I've got nowhere else to go.... but that's when I find myself in HIM. HE is always there for me through whatever heartache or troubles bother me... He is there.

A lesson learned...

This month has been hard on us financially... Snickers got sick and that cost a pretty penny... and with gas rising with no sign of slowing down... it seems like we never have money anymore! Well we were blessed this week. Our neigbor (who just so happens to be my supervisor at childcare) is a single mom with a son in 6th grade. Like me, he plays the alto sax in the school band. His mom was burdened last week, because she couldn't afford to rent his instrument any longer, so he was going to have to quit band. I sold her my saxophone... not for much, I would have given it to her for free, but she wouldn't take it. My mom will probably blow a gasket when she finds out how much I sold it for... but there was a need and I met it. I don't play it anymore, although I probably should have... but this boy needed it more than I did... and what if he ends up pursuing music? Maybe I created a stepping stone for him! He was SO excited, and I felt so good about doing something for him and his mom. So not only did they receive a blessing, but that helped Justin I out financially...

Then I found out yesterday I will be getting paid from the childcare today... :) That made me very happy! LOL

"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations."
-Psalm 100


YOU are ALWAYS with ME.

by Gail Rogers
"The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love,he will rejoice over you with singing."
- Zephaniah 3:17
Father God,
Thank you that You are the One
who watches over me
and sees every step I take.
You walk each of those steps beside me!
Thank you that You are the God who speaks to me
and who hears me when I call.
Thank you that You listen to my heart and
You see into the depth of my soul.
Nothing of me is hidden from You.
And You still answer even before I call out to You.
Even when I am still speaking and
wondering how to bring my needs before You,
You are already springing into action
to meet me at my point of need.
You are awesome, Lord, hearing my heart
and reaching out to meet me.
You take delight in me!
You take great delight in me. Wow!
You will never, ever leave me and
You actually desire to have fellowship with me.
You, the God of Heaven, look for time with me and
cherish the moments when I look into Your face.
You guide me with Your eye.
You know my name and the name of my street;
You know the bed where I lay my head at night.
You call me by my name and You call me Your own!
You actually rejoice over me with singing!
What a picture, Lord.
Me, the one who so often lets You down,
You rejoice over me and
You quiet me with Your love.
May I bask in that welcome and in that warmth today.
May it spur me on to be faithful to You as You are so faithful to me.
The Lord with me, that is Your name. Thank you.
The Lord with me today, right this moment
and as I walk into this next moment.
I praise Your name and pray with confidence in it,


2 Posts in One Day... I'm on a Roll!

I'm starting to think I might try and find something else to do until we move. Meaning, I really don't know how much longer I can stay at my current FT job. This has got to be the worst day I have experienced here since I started. The two people I actually get along with are two of the women upstairs. One is gone today, and the other is having a bad day too. The "drama queen" of the bunch is getting on her nerves and being nosy and just causing her usual drama, the lawyers are off doing their own thing, except for one. And ofcourse, he expects me to get all of this crazy stuff done today... which is impossible. I had to call a company earlier today to have a loan canceled for a man that died a couple weeks ago. I talked to SIX foreign people who didn't have a CLUE what I was saying! I was on the phone for TWO hours with that company, that's ridiculous! I am taking a break now, a well deserved one I do believe! Haha!

I thought about talking to the day supervisor at the childcare I work at to see if she needs someone else during the day, but at that conference center you can't work two jobs for them, so I'd lose my PT job, and they don't pay as well during the day. I'm just stuck I guess you could say. I'm exhausted, and tired... and I just want to go home and go to bed. But instead I'll be going to work tonight to play with kids...which isn't actually a bad thing, but at the moment I want to go home and sleep until my FUN job! We'll probably be watching a movie since it's raining.... but anyways...

Off to do more pointless paperwork and get yelled at because I forgot to dot my i's and cross my t's...

"What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?"
Romans 8:31


In exactly two months, Justin & I should be well on our way to a new home, to a new state, and a new start on our lives, can you believe it? Everyday we get closer and closer and I can't believe we're actually doing this. For the first time, we are doing something with absolutely no help from anyone else. Well, with the exception of mom & dad helping us move, but we knew that was going to happen, lol! We are SO excited!

A lot is going on lately that I can't post about just yet, but I'm excited to say that I'm the happiest I've ever been! I just started my part time job working in the childcare for a local conference center, I've worked there before, but always during the day. This year I'm working nights and weekends, and I LOVE it! I wish I could do this all the time, but sadly it wouldn't pay the bills :(

I've been thinking a lot about my grandfathers lately, about the memories... so I thought I'd post a little.... or a lot... about them today. My paternal grandfather, whom I call "Papaw" passed away in October 2006. He had to be one of the most loving and compassionate people I've ever known, but he never showed you that physically.... but you just knew the love he had for you. My brother and I spent most of our childhood at my paternal grandparents while our parents worked. I remember going to their house and eating milk and cornbread for breakfast and watching bugs bunny or wiley coyote while Papaw read the paper. Granny would play Rummy with us, and she ALWAYS beat us, and I'm beginning to think it's because she's a huge cheater!!! Papaw would take us outside and help us catch junebugs, and tye a string around it's back legs so we could fly it around like a little airplane. Sometimes he'd take Granny and me with him to work in his garden. We'd walk up to see my "Little Granny" (my grandmother's mother) and play with my cousins. Sunday afternoons after church, we'd climb into Papaw's car and slowly but surely make it to the grocery store to buy a gallon bucket of chicken, jojo potatoes, mashed potatoes and green beans for lunch. When I was very small, we'd go visit my Papaw's mother in the nursing home, but I don't remember a whole lot about that.... except for the smell of the nursing home. I think everyone knows that smell!!

My maternal grandfather, "Papaw Steve", wasn't a part of my life when I was younger. I had met him before but I don't remember meeting him until I was 8 or 9 years old. I didn't really understand why my mom had two dads and two moms, I just knew that he was my mom's real dad and that he lived far away. Even though I didn't know him as well as I knew my paternal Papaw, I do have many fond memories with him. One Christmas he built a dollhouse for me, a little miniature log cabin with furniture to match. I LOVED that dollhouse, I still have it at my mom's house actually, I think! He was always quiet, never really said much, but we knew that he loved us. He even walked me down the aisle, along with my dad... he was so happy that day, I'll never forget that. Papaw Steve passed away a month after my wedding on Thanksgiving Day of 2007. He was an amazing man. I learned about all the amazing things he did throughout his life at his funeral and for weeks after that. He was truly and amazing man.

Since I have a verse posted on Papaw Steve's picture, I'll use that verse today...

" 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' "
Jeremiah 29:11


It's Thursday.... why not Friday?

This week has flown by, but I tell you what... today could not go any slower! I don't have much to write about, atleast not anything I want public at the moment. But I thought I'd just pop in and say hello!


The joy of the Lord is my strength.

The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I have to keep telling myself that over and over again. It's so hard to remember that sometimes.... the joy of the Lord is my strength. I am a very impatient person... I want everything when I want, how I want it and I want it NOW. Our parents keep telling us, you shouldn't move now, you should wait... you shouldn't move to TN, it's not the right place for you. For once, my moving fast might be a good thing. I don't think we will ever get out from under our parent's unless we make this change. We need to REALLY be on our own, rely on ourselves and make our own way. We want to start a family, and I want to go back to school, we want to have a house of our own someday.... and we can and WILL have that/do that. But it will never happen unless we do it by ourselves. I don't think our parents realize that. I honestly wish we had kept it to ourselves and told them a month before we were moved. I knew they would try and talk us out of it.... they did the same thing before we got married. I'm not a little girl or a teenager anymore, I am wife, a woman and someday I will be a mommy. I have to make my own decisions and decide which path to take. This is the one we've chosen, Justin and I, this is the one we choose to take.




That is currently how I am feeling. I don't feel good, I didn't get any sleep last night, these stupid computers keep shutting down. Everytime anyone opens a certain program on our network all the computers crash, so everything we have been working on crashes right along with it. So I'm done for the day. No more work for me, this is ridiculous! I've done the same spreadsheet NINE times today. I'm done!


Snicker Doodle

We have a 1 1/2 year old miniature dachshund/poodle mix named Snicker Doodle (Snickers for short). Since we got married shes been living with my inlaws because our landlords don't allow pets on the premises, and this was the only place available at the time. So until we find a pet friendly home, she has to stay with nanny & papaw, lol.

Well, about 2 months ago, my M-inlaw took her for her checkup (we were out of town) and we told her beforehand that they will tell her to stop feeding her table scraps, because not only does it make her fat, it could make her really sick. And like I told her, they did, they said no table scraps, she needs to lose a few lbs, blahblahblah. They got better about feeding her and she'd lost the weight she needed too....

Then yesterday they decide to give her a hotdog.... ugh. Guess what. That 50 cent hotdog cost me $100 in vet bills today. She was vomiting, and had horrible diarhhea... my poor puppy. :(

They gave her antibiotics through an iv, and gave her a camel hump. A camel hump is when they need to get an animal hydrated, but can't because they vomit the fluids instead. So they take an iv, stick it underneath the dog's skin and the water drips in slowly making a water pouch, just like a camel hump. It's kinda gross actually, but it made her feel better! I have to keep her on a strict diet this weekend and next week, and hopefully after that she'll be back to her old self!

Maybe the inlaws will finally realize that dogs are supposed to eat DOG food and humans are supposed to eat HUMAN food.

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
I Peter 5:6-7


My Future

For any of you that actually read my daily ramblings you know that I want to go to school to be a teacher. A kindergarten teacher to be exact. I still want to pursue this dream, but I'm also thinking about putting it off until after we have children and they are in school. It would take a lot of endurance for me to push myself to go back to school then, but I have some options I could pursue until I get to that point. I would love to be a sonogapher or radiographer. I think it's a really amazing job, you get to meet a number of diverse people... .and with sonography you get to see the first images of a new life! They have a career path for each career at the community college where we are planning to move, so I figure if I can get that done I would have a good career to start out with. Have children (My dad wants 4 grandbabies, LOL) during this time, possibly take a few classes to get my elementary ed. degree started, and once all of our children are in school, I could go back to school also and get my degree. I think it sounds like a plan :).

I've been thinking about that a lot today because I just feel like what I'm doing is such a waste of my time. I feel like I'm not being pushed to my full academic ability, and that drives me NUTS! All I do is sort things, organize things and type up documents. Anyone with a basic computer knowledge that can read and write could do this job. Simple as that!

Anyways, those are my thoughts for the day!

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you."
Psalm 32:8

Kindness Can Go a Long Way...

It's days like these that make me appreciate who I am, and what I do. Being a receptionist sucks to say the least. I get bullied and cursed at for things that the lawyers do, I get mean looks when the lawyers take FOREVER to greet their clients.... but then you have those few people that just bless you more than they know. I had one of those today, he was such a sweetheart. He was an elderly man, a little overweight with glasses, a trucker's hat, flannel shirt and a mountain man beard. Typical elderly man of this area I guess you could say. He just sat there and talked and talked about life, and how hard it was but then he stopped and said, "But you know what, God Blesses me in so many ways... I have beautiful grandchildren, friends that love me, and I get to meet beautiful sweet people like you who show they care without even knowing me." He made my heart melt, he was such a wonderful man and person. He also made sure that I know to slow down! Live my life and enjoy it, because it goes by way to fast. I think we should all remember that, and that sweet old man who appreciates the kindness of a stranger.

"12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Colossians 3:12-13


Tired... Exhausted...

This woman will NOT stop calling. She started calling at 8:30am thinking she was calling her mom, which ofcourse is not right considering this is a law office. Anyways, she just keeps calling back and keeps calling back, this has been going on for 2 hours straight! Luckily, I have caller id :) Oh look... she's calling again. UGH!

Well, today is finally Wednesday, happy hump day! I like Wednesdays, it means you're half way through the week and two days away from the weekend! Justin is working a late shift tonight, so I'll have to go to Walmart and Aldi by myself to do the grocery shopping. That might sound silly, but I never go grocery shopping by myself, my husband LOVES to buy groceries! Haha!

I think I'm getting worse about rambling, these posts seem to get more random every day! Sorry about that.

Anyways, apparently every year at the beginning of summer the lawyers at our firm plan a picnic for the staff. Fried chicken, with covered dishes that we're all supposed to bring. Well, I've told them over and over again that I won't be able to go, because it's on a Saturday and I'm starting a night/wknd job this summer... and they are NOT good about giving you days off. Besides that, I don't really want to go, I don't really get along with the people here, and I honestly wouldn't mind NOT being friends with them. That sounds awful, I know, but AGADAGWEGH!

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10



Popular.... you're gonna be popular!
I'll teach you the proper poise
When you talk to boys
Little ways to flirt and flounce
I'll show you what shoes to wear
How to fix your hair
Everything that really counts

To be popular!

I love that song, it's so much fun to sing..... except that it's STUCK in my head. If you haven't read the book or heard the soundtrack.... check it out! WICKED!

Anyways, so Justin and I watched Little People, Big World last night, along with Jon & Kate Plus 8... LOVE those shows! The dad from LPBW gets on my nerves though, I really don't know how that woman lives with him! He just goes overboard and DOESN'T stop... its ridiculous!

J&K Plus8 is an awesome show by the way, I love watching those children grow up and watching each of them develop into their own person and personality. I've seen a lot of boards online talking about how much they hate Kate and how mean she is to their husband... ugh it gets on my nerves! What would you do if you had 8 children? You can tell that J&K are in love, and yes she fusses at him and yes she scolds him.... but if she didn't, that might be the one moment he's not paying attention and something bad happens. You have to think about these things. They have to work together to keep those kids safe! Justin and I were talking about having kids and what we would do if we ended up with multiples.... yikes!

Justin wants to have 2 maybe 3 kids, I would love 4 kids, but I don't think that will ever happen! There wasn't really a point to this post except to take a break from what I'm doing at work! Hope everyone has a fantastic day :) !

"And Jesus said unto them ... , "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to younder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you."
Romans 1:17



Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious.... that's how I feel right now....

I'm not even really sure what it means or if it's supposed to have a meaning, but I figured a long, complicated word described my feelings today! I'm at a point in my life where I'm thinking, "Where am I going?" "Why am I here?" "What is my purpose?" It's complicated, terrifying, and absolutely mind boggeling. I'm sure everyone has been there. I'm sure everyone has asked themselves those questions, but have any of you found the answer? I sure haven't. I know I WANT to be a teacher... but is that God's purpose? I know that Justin and I WANT to move to Tenneesee, but is that God's purpose? I WANT to be a mom NOW, but is that God's purpose? What does He want me to do, I've been struggling with that lately.

There are days where I feel like I can hear him calling out to me and speaking through people and things that occur during the day. Then there are days when I feel like He's just not here, even though I KNOW that He's there. It's so frustrating.

God is incredible, powerful and magnificent but He is also a hard concept to wrap your mind around. I look outside at the array of colors, flowers, bugs, animals..... He created those, and He created every being on this planet. How amazing is that? Every detail of your eyes, every detail of your hair.... even the details of the palm of your hands. It just amazes me.

"I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'"
Psalm 91:2



I'm putting off cleaning up the last room in the house, I am SO tired of cleaning!!! Right now, I'm just sitting at the local coffee house dreaming about our future, and what we can do to make it better. We're in a rut, just not knowing what to do, or how to spend our life! We both [Justin and I] have a lot on our minds lately, it's stressful and makes us grouchy... but somehow we manage to get through it.

I am really wishing the weekends didn't go by so quickly, it seems like my life revolves around work these days because of Justin's work schedule. I barely see him in the morning, he lives about 20 minutes before I come home for lunch, and he gets off 3 hours after I do in the evenings.

Enough ramblings, I'll post some pictures probably tomorrow, much love!

"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
John 16:33


My mind is wandering...

We have pretty much finished our spring cleaning, all I have left is to rearrange the bedroom and clean it up a bit! I hate cleaning! I will take pictures of our newly furbished apartment soon! LOL!

Garrett came over for lunch today, he's leaving for basic in CA next wknd, be praying that he has a safe trip there!

They keep cutting Justin's hours, and all of his coworkers are noticing it. I guess they assume he has no bills to pay or a family to take care of. It really bothers me they are taking advantage of him like this.

Well, I don't have much to write about today, but I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


Life in General

You know, I seriously think that this world believes that anyone can get buy on a few dimes. Like we don't have bills to pay, or don't need money to survive and to save. The nursing home keeps cutting Justin's hours, they give him extra days off when he doesn't want or need them, schedules him for shifts that give him less hours... but they expect him to compensate for all the stupid idiots he works with. They are taking advantage of him, and it's really starting to tick me off!

This nursing home that Justin works at has less residents lately (probably because they don't take care of their residents... I've worked there and saw it with my own eyes) so they can't pay their bills apparently... but they can buy new chairs for the dining room.... Does that sound fishy to you? Justin said that there are a lot of CNA's quitting, and they can't keep anyone in the dishroom or kitchen because they all quit. But they also won't hire more help, nor will they give my husband or his coworkers a FT work week or better pay. It's just getting ridiculous!

I really hope that Justin can find a job in Tennessee that he loves doing, and that pays well and has good benefits... but the reality is that it won't happen. I hate my job, but I know that its a good job. They pay OK, they have excellent benefits, and I have paid sick leave and vacation days. So I'm pretty set, but my checks alone won't pay the bills.

I'm tired of stressing over it and worrying if we're gonna be scraping by at the end of the month. I'm ready to start a family, and the way it's looking, it's not happening anytime soon. And that sucks, because one of things I've always dreamed of being was a mommy.


Thank you LORD! It's Friday! Last night I put together our new bed frame, for some reason Justin couldn't get it together.... so I had to do it myself. I screwed it up a little bit, so Dad & my brother, Dylan came to help out. But finally, we have a bed that is no longer on the floor! A little background for you, before we got married or even started dating, Justin's parents gave him a bedframe, headboard, footboard and mattress set that belonged to them. It's queen size, pretty comfortable, but its OLD. Well, Justin thought it would be fun to run and do a bellyflop on the bed..... not so funny! His side of the bed came down, it crashed into the floor. Not only did he brake the frame, he ruined the headboard. So for the past 5 or so months we've been sleeping on the mattress, on the floor. Fun? So I was very excited for that extra foot of height underneath our bed last night :).

I'm planning on cleaning everything really good tonight, and we have to rearranged the bedroom so I'll probably post some pics of what our apartment looks like tonight. I did when we first moved in, but I had hardly ANYTHING in our rooms! I never really took pictures of our first apartment, so I'd like to do so with this one. Hopefully I'll be taking new pictures of a new home this summer!

I don't really have much going on this weekend, but I am VERY excited because one of my closest friends is coming home from school! (I LOVE YOU HANNAH!) I have hung out with her more than anyone this year, although it was only a few times since she's going to school halfway across the state! Another friend of mine is coming over tomorrow to have lunch and hang out, he leaves for basic next week for the airforce!

I found a really cool blog on here called Homemade by Jill, it's awesome! She makes all kinds of cute sock animals, baby clothes, shoes, and bibs. They're ADORABLE. I'll have to try some out whenever I start having kids! I love doing crafts, but I am so impatient.... my mother is definately they crafty one in the family!

Well, enough rambling and going off topic... I have to get back to work!

"The joy of the Lord is my strength!"
Nehemiah 8:10



I am so exhausted today, I shouldn't be because I got a good night's rest, but I am having a hard time keeping my eyes open today. I even screwed up the mail today. I have to sort it when it comes in, two of the lawyer's get their own mail, the other two have their mail go to a girl upstairs, and then the other office girls get their mail. I had it ALL mixed up and I NEVER do that! They were pretty ticked off, which I thought was silly since the two that had their mail mixed up have offices right beside eachother, literally 2 steps away. Instead the lawyer brought the mail to me downstairs, and I had to take it back upstairs to the office beside him? How crazy is that?

Anyways, I'm ready for the weekend to be here! We've had a rough month financially, Justin has been getting smaller paychecks because they've switched his schedule around and cut some of his hours. So we were short on bills, which is NOT fun. Luckily we have a 5 day grace period on rent, and my parents got there stimulus check this week so they're gonna loan us a little to buy groceries. Next month I get an extra paycheck (I get paid weekly and there are 5 wks in May) so we'll have that extra money. I also start my second job that will pay for our big move, yay!

Starting out so young is tough, but I definately think its worth it. I can't imagine waiting to get married after finishing school and such, although it would have made life a lot easier. We're learning a lot, and figuring life out, and that makes this all worthwhile!

"God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is REAL love not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins."
I John 4:9-10