Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday: August 12, 2008

XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday

Another Tuesday is here! I can't believe a week has already passed and it's that time once again!

1. I started a website with all of our wedding photographs. It is still not complete but I've gotten a lot done and I'm thankful for the time I had this weekend to start it. Wedding Picture Website Alot of family members wanted to purchase some pictures from the wedding and until now they couldn't. Our photographer's assistant gave us the name of the lab where Carolyn took all of her photos and since the owner knows Carolyn and her story he'll allow us to copy any pictures we'd like at cost. SO...I had to get a site started for people to pick which photos they wanted. It'll be complete soon. Maybe even tonight! :)

2. It rained today. Almost all day. We've needed the rain very badly so it was nice. However, this morning when it was thundering it made me want to stay in bed even more! I love to lay in bed on rainy days.

3. Tomorrow through Friday we'll be taking nothing but billing calls from other reps at work. Should be exciting! Haha! No, I'm kind of looking forward to it because we had two days of billing training, on top of our other two billing trainings so it should be great to do what we've been learning. Then, Monday we are in our real spots on the floor. It will be sad though because we'll leave eachother. We've all been in training together since the beginning of May and now we'll all be sent in our different directions. But, I've made great friends and people I'll get to see and know around work.

4. This weekend I'm going to my mom's side of the family's reunion. It'll be great to see everyone we only get to see about once a year. We are also celebrating my grandfather's birthday on Sunday. I'm also going to get to meet my second cousin, Jacob! My cousin Cristina and her family live in California and Jacob was born in late May so we'll all get to see him!

5. My mom and dad have been working on their backyard for the past few months and mom got a new patio set so we get her old one! Haha! But, I love it and it'll look great on the deck. I can now move the small bistro table and chairs to the front porch and make it look welcoming out front.

6. We have been coming up many ideas to fix up the house. The yard is a mess and when Blake bought the house 5 years ago it was going to be his starter home so when he moved in he hit the ground running with a new roof, new flooring, new paint and appliances. However, he left his job to go back to school so it put a hold on a lot of the work. Now, we are going to replace the carpet in the bedrooms with hardwood, paint the bedrooms, I've already painted the living room, dining room and kitchen, and hopefully new countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Outside is going to need the most work. The front yard is not a yard, but a hill. We are going to talk to some friends of Blake's who own a landscaping company to see what we can do. We are also going to build a fence and maybe pour a new driveway. I'll post before and after pictures as we move along.

7. I've lost three pounds since the beginning of August! I'm sure thankful for that. I've started working out again and hope to lose a lot more.

8. Hmm...I'm pretty boring this week. I think that's all I've got!

See you all next week!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Deck of Cards

~I was sent this in an email and thought I'd share it.


It was quiet that day, the guns and the mortars, and land mines for some reason hadn't been heard.

The young soldier knew it was Sunday, the holiest day of the week.

As he was sitting there, he got out an old deck of cards and laid them out across his bunk.

Just then an army sergeant came in and said, 'Why aren't you with the rest of the platoon?'

The soldier replied, 'I thought I would stay behind and spend some time with the Lord.'

The sergeant said, 'Looks to me like you're going to play cards.'

The soldier said, 'No, sir. You see, since we are not allowed to have Bibles or other spiritual books in this country, I've decided to talk to the Lord by studying this deck of cards.'

The sergeant asked in disbelief, 'How will you do that?'

'You see the Ace, Sergeant? It reminds me that there is only one God.

The Two represents the two parts of the Bible, Old and New Testaments

The Three represents the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost.

The Four stands for the Four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Five is for the five virgins there were ten but only five of them were glorified.

The Six is for the six days it took God to create the Heavens and Earth.

The Seven is for the day God rested after making His Creation.

The Eight is for the family of Noah and his wife, their three sons and their wives --the eight people God spared from the flood that destroyed the Earth.

The Nine is for the lepers that Jesus cleansed of leprosy He cleansed ten, but nine never thanked Him.

The Ten represents the Ten Commandments that God handed down to Moses on tablets made of stone.

The Jack is a reminder of Satan, one of God's first angels, but he got kicked out of heaven for his sly and wicked ways and is now the joker of eternal hell.

The Queen stands for the Virgin Mary.

The King stands for Jesus, for he is the King of all kings.

When I count the dots on all the cards, I come up with 365 total, one for every day of the year.

There are a total of 52 cards in a deck; each is a week - 52 weeks in a year.

The four suits represent the four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

Each suit has thirteen cards -- there are exactly thirteen weeks in a quarter.

So when I want to talk to God and thank Him, I just pull out this old deck of cards and they remind me of all that I have to be thankful for.'

The sergeant just stood there. After a minute, with tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, he said, 'Soldier, can I borrow that deck of cards?'

Please let this be a reminder to take time to pray for all of our soldiers who are being sent away, putting their lives on the line fighting

Prayer for the Military:
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them. Bless them and their families. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

In God I Trust!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ten Things Tuesday

XBOX Wife Ten Things Tuesday

I found this on a friend's blog and thought it would get me to writing again, at least once a week! If you're interested here's the link to get your own list started on your blog: http://xboxwife.blogspot.com/2007/04/ten-things-tuesday-guidelines.html

1. I'm thankful that I have a "handy" husband. I got a new laptop and Blake put together my new laptop table.

2. I'm thankful for finally getting my real wedding pictures after almost a year. The reason we didn't receive them was very sad however; my photographer and her husband were in a terrible car accident about a month after our wedding. BUT, I am so thankful that they are alive and doing better. Please keep Carolyn and her husband Mike in your prayers.

3. I'm thankful for my dogs. Every day they are so excited to see me pull into the driveway! When I let them inside they jump and run all over the place in excitment.

4. I'm thankful I don't have a teenage driver. Ha-ha! Working in insurance it is the dreaded call that parents make to me daily to add thier teen driver. They know that their rates are about to sky rocket. I'm also thankful that I am not a teenager anymore! :)

5. I'm thankful for my health and that I'm able to work out even though I don't want to. I tell myself on days when I'm really not feeling up to it that there are people out there who would love to get up and go for a jog. God gave me my body and I need to take care of it.

6. I'm thankful that both my parents and Blake's parents, besides his dad, live close by. I love stopping by their houses just to say hi and have them over anytime we decide to cook a big meal.

7. I'm thankful for fast running, new computers.

8. I'm thankful that tomorrow is Wednesday and it's my last day of training at work. It's been 3 months of training...I'm ready to get going and have my new schedule. I'm thankful for having three days off a week!

9. I'm thankful for the rain we had today. It wasn't a lot but anything is appreciated.

10. Finally, I'm thankful I found Jill's blog with the Ten Things Tuesday idea! Go get one yourself!

Love you all,
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