Friday, August 30, 2013

Who do you Fancy?

Blog Challenge #15

Yeah for me!  Half way to my goal of finishing the 30 Day Blog Challenge.

Today, I am supposed to post a photo of someone I fancy at the moment.

So...here he is....


...Marty White

We've been married 19 years and he takes EXCELLENT care of me and the kids and the pets and the house and pretty much EVERYTHING!  I would be lost without him.  We would all be lost without him!

This is my favorite picture of him as a child.  The grin is a familiar one to me.  It's the smile he tries not to show when he is being a little devious.

Who do you fancy?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Blog Challenge #14

Hey y'all!  What do you think about my new blog design?  Thought I would freshen it up!

Still working on my 30 day blog challenge.  Today's assignment is to post pictures of my "celebrity" crushes.  This should be interesting!

Please note that some of these "crushes"have been either disgraced in the media or were "one-hit wonders".  Here we go in no particular order....

Mark Wahlberg
aka Marky Mark

My family is so very tired of watching this movie with me.  I think I pop this DVD in at least once every 3 months.  I tell my family, I am Marky Mark and you all are the Funky Bunch so this makes me the boss.


Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez
aka Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez

I think this is one of the first movies Marty and I went to see when we were dating in the early 90's.  So began my fascination with baseball.  We used to watch this movie at the beginning of every baseball season for Peyton and frequently still quote it.  Classic.


Back in #33's prime.
It does take a lot of courage to admit I was a big big fan of 1/2 of the original bash brothers.  Growing up I had never been exposed to athletics so when Marty and I began dating I had no choice but to become a fan of one of his favorite sports.  I still have the Jose Canseco glove he bought me when we played on a co-ed softball team.


Jake Ryan
I don't even know this actors real name.  All I know is I watched this movie over and over and over again in high school and still love it to this very day.


Hugh Grant
This might be an odd choice but I love his "cheeky" sense of humor.


Peace.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

I Want to be a YES Girl

Summer 2013 has been very productive for me!  So far, I've....
  • created an art journal
  • actively blogged (although I don't know if anyone has read it....)
  • successfully kicked a nasty diet coke/sweet tea habit
  • attended a Zumba AND Hip Hop class (more than once!)
  • REALLY, educated myself about eating "clean" and the danger of processed food
  • I even finished a 30 day detox program where I eliminated soy, dairy, caffeine, gluten, white rice and bread and sugar from my diet. Yeah me!

 I am finishing up Summer 2013 with a online bible study offered by Proverbs 31 Ministry.  It's called, "What Happens When Women Say Yes to God".


NOW, one thing I have not been successful with this summer or in the past with is trust.  

I trust my husband - my kids and some family members completely.  I even trust some friends.  I know that sounds harsh that I don't always trust but I have been burned a time or two.  Now do I TRUST in my Heavenly Father?  Of course!  Do I TRUST him 24/7 with every thought, fear, worry or situation?  No.  Not really.  You see, I tend to be more of a worrier.  Anyone else have the same problem?

My bible study assignment this week along with reading and scripture memorization is to explore what is holding me back from going deeper in my relationship with God.  

So....what is holding me back?  

FEAR.

Fear of not being in control.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear of God revealing something to me that I don't want to know.  Fear of not being able to handle the truth..  Fear.  Fear.  Fear.

I no longer want to be controlled by fear or doubt or worry or anxiety.  I want to be a "yes girl".  A believer who does not always understand why things happen the way they do -- but knows that her Heavenly Father has a plan, has known it since I was created and does not question.  A believer who says yes, when God is prompting me to forgive someone, befriend a stranger, share a piece of my heart or even presenting me with a new opportunity.

I'll start with baby steps.....First, I will plan my day around my quiet time with God instead of trying to squeeze it in before I rush off to work or after school or even in the car.  Quiet time for me will be working on this study and then focusing on a Psalm and/or Proverb daily.  I love to journal prayers so I'll make this part of my time too.  I'll let you know how it goes!

On my way to becoming a "yes girl"!