Sunday, November 18, 2012

Random Happenings

There has been so much going on lately that I've just been too busy to update this 'ol thing.  I started my new job two weeks ago and I really love it so far!  It's completely different than my previous job, but I think it's a good fit for me.  I've been so busy learning my new responsibilities that by the end of the day i'm exhausted and just want to rest.  I have been skipping out on watching tv, reading blogs or creepin' on FB in order to catch some Z's.  Another great thing about my new job is my office building is attached to a local mall - this is good news for me and bad news for my hubby :)  I have been doing a lot of this...

This weekend, I have managed to get the Christmas Tree up and decorated.  I have misplaced the ornaments for Addi's tree, but as soon as I find them, I will be putting hers up too.  My mom and I did a little shopping yesterday and I picked up this little guy...

Several things that happened this morning led to us not making it to church today.  I was really disappointed b/c this is the second week in a row we haven't been since we had to keep the nursery last week.  Oh well, we will try again next Sunday.  

I did manage to make a Publix run and grab everything I need for this week and Thanksgiving.  The store was already crazy, but I'm glad it's done!  Now, I'm doing a little online shopping to buy some Christmas presents and hanging out with this precious little girl...

Also, if you have time please check out a few pictures that Brittany of The Magnolia Pair took of Addi at the end of summer.  I thought she did a GREAT job and I can't wait to see the rest of them!

Sunday, November 4, 2012


We had a pretty relaxing weekend.  Addi and I played A LOT while Brad helped his parent's move into their new house.  We only left the house to go to the grocery store, church and a trip to Sam's!  

Last night, we went to some friends house to watch the Alabama game, but I ended up leaving with Addi after eating dinner b/c she needed to go to bed.

Nap time apparently doesn't exist at home anymore.  She naps anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours at daycare, but she fights sleep on the weekends.  Tonight, she fell asleep around 6:00, but i'm guessing some of that has to do with the time change.  

I didn't take any pictures either.  I know it wasn't very exciting, but that was our weekend :)

A New Chapter

I have recently accepted a job offer.  My first day is tomorrow and I'm both nervous and excited at the same time.  I'm most nervous about leaving something so familiar to me and having to start something new and meet new people.  I have built relationships with so many people where I am now and I truly love them.  They have been there for my family the entire time Addi was sick and when my dad passed away.  They showed us in an unbelievable way that were there for us whenever we needed them.  We didn't even have to ask, they were just there. 

God has placed an opportunity in my lap and for some reason I can't comprehend that I even deserve it.  I automatically ask, "What's the catch?"  I just had to tell myself that God isn't mean, tricky or out to get me.  He LOVES us and wants to lead us down a path that will, in the end, glorify Christ.  I need to stop thinking about the "risk" i'm taking and just jump in and take the next step to living out His plan.  I'm so thankful and I know He will be with me every step of the way.  

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him" 
1 Corinthians 2:9  

Friday, November 2, 2012

Disney on Ice

Last night I took Addi to Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove.  We went with my friend Lori and her kids.  This was Addi's first time to go and she LOVED it.  I think she would have preferred the Mickey Mouse gang be out there longer b/c every time they left she would say "Mouseeeee!"  At one point I thought she was going to have a fit that they left, but the rest of the characters managed to keep her attention until Mickey came back :)

Now, I have been to Disney on Ice before, but it was a long time ago.  I knew the prices for treats would be expensive, but my goodness!  By the time I parked, bought her a snow cone and light up toy, I had spent $50.  I wanted some cotton candy, but I had ran out of cash before I could buy some (it was $12 btw!)  

Trying some of Mrs. Lori's cotton candy (she didn't like it)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

In my post yesterday I said we were just going to have a little party of our own since Addi was sick.  Well, I lied.  We ended up doing a little trick or treating.  When I got home from work, Brad told me she had taken a 4 hour nap and she was running around like she was finally feeling better.  My mom came over and after we ate our chili and grilled cheese (I didn't have time for the ooey gooey bars, but i'm hoping I will this weekend!), we loaded up the wagon and headed out into our neighborhood!

She had SO much fun!  This was her first time trick or treating and she loved it and kept saying "I got candy!" with a huge grin on her face.  Our neighborhood is kind of hill-y and the driveways are steeper than I would like to walk up, so next year i'm going to have to prepare for that b/c I was worn out afterwards!  We were only going to go to a few houses, but Brad said she was having so much fun that we needed to keep going.  

Here are a few pics...

Riding her horse (this was Brad's when he was little - his grandfather made it!)

Ready to go!

Watching all of the other kids

Checking out her loot!