Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Joy of Curtains

I mentioned on Twitter the other day that since I withdrew from Graduate School that I've had an almost unnatural desire to do crafts, organize and decorate.

Im kind of excited that the Lord has given me such a beautiful peace about the whole thing and I am able to embrace this whole wife role.

I even went to walmart (alone) and picked out new sheers and ribbon for the sliding glass doors. I am embracing this new phase in my life and loving it!

- Wifey

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Bathroom Renovations. ... <-- Chris and I are currently in the middle of "fixing" our bathroom.

A few months ago, the handle for the shower broke.
This brought on the following ...

"When we fix the shower, we should update the bathroom" ...
In retrospect, logic might not of been used in that statement. However, we are now working on the bathroom.

We decided that we were most likely NOT going to live in the Condo forever. Therefore, why should we spend a bunch of time and money on the bathroom? Let's just make it functional. ....

To Do List
 So, we created a to do list and began to work.
We budgeted about 400.00 for the entire project, but i'm thinking we are going to go under budget . *Happy Dance*

Just for fun, I thought I'd share some of the pictures of the project and THEN when it's ALL DONE  I will show you the finished product.

Goodbye 1994 Sink.

Classic - Hair on top of my head look.

Yes, the thing that started it ALL...

Oops Paint.
Juliet - Always willing to help.

I hope you enjoyed your day off of work as much as I did! I am looking forward to completing the project!
Erin - Making home improvement look exciting since 2008

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My World is Changing. ...

I can hardly believe that Christmas is on Sunday!

As the holiday seems to be zooming by, I was thinking about one of my favorite Christmas songs.

"Where Are You Christmas"

Where are you Christmas

Why can't I find you

Why have you gone away

Where is the laughter

You used to bring me

Why can't I hear music play

My world is changing

I'm rearranging

Does that mean Christmas changes too


Where are you Christmas

Do you remember

The one you used to know

I'm not the same one

See what the time's done

Is that why you have let me go

Christmas is here

Everywhere, oh

Christmas is here

If you care, oh


If there is love in your heart and your mind

You will feel like Christmas all the time

I feel you Christmas

I know I've found you

You never fade away

The joy of Christmas

Stays here inside us

Fills each and every heart with love

Where are you Christmas

Fill your heart with love

May your hearts be filled with Christ's love this Christmas! I have decided to use my blog as a space for some of the random, strange-fun facts, adventures, stories and otherwise uncategorizable items to land.

- Mrs. J.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Has it really been 3 years?!

Today is my 3rd wedding anniversary. ...
I don't really have much to say except, here is the sappy letter I wrote for Christopher.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

'tis the season...

" Dear Diary, I am REALLY looking forward to Christmas this year, especially because my parents are coming down the week before and I am going to cook a Christmas Dinner!" ...

Present time

Wednesday -
3:00 p.m. - Left work feeling sick.

Thursday -
Went to the Minute Clinic (sick)
Missed our office holiday party. :-(
p.s. I was REALLY looking forward to this party.

Friday -
Didn't go to work (again)
fevers and chills all day long ...
Started anitbiotic.  ...
p.s. I also missed our Youth Group / College Group party (Have yourself a Merry Little Coffee House).

On top of being sad about all of that ... I had to ask my family to stay home, cancel my Christmas dinner with family...

AND I just can't stop coughing. ...

Burts Bees  Honey Lemon - No relief. ..
Ricoli - Nothing!
Halls Pep Talk in Every Drop (Sugar Free) - slight relief. ...

Okay. enough complaining.

Successes for the day.
1) I stayed awake almost the whole day.
2) I cooked a turkey.
3) I got to eat Christmas dinner with Chris.

_ _ _

Cooking Christmas Dinner

Step 1: - Go to Publix and buy supplies!

Step 2: Pay for supplies. ...

Step 3: Prepare the turkey.

Fresh Thyme, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice, salt and pepper!

Rubbed with a mixture of butter and Thyme. 

See - The Thyme!
Of course, these guys wanted to help. 

And just like that! The Turkey is in the oven!!

Check out this beautiful bird. ...
 Isn't Christopher sweet, he got dressed up for Christmas dinner.

Dinner is served. ..

Romeo just loves to see what's going on. ...

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I think I better get a better duty. ...

On December 20th, 2008 I pledged my love to Christopher Jimenez and entered into holy matrimony (A.K.A. we got hitched!)

The last 3 years have been quite the roller coaster. We have shared so many wonderful experiences, laughed until we've cried, cried until we've laughed and genuinely enjoyed being US!

Last fall (around October) I was accepted into grad school. As you can imagine, I was SUPER excited! I LOVE LEARNING!

In fact ... "I've got a yearnin' for some learnin" - Goofy 

By Thanksgiving 2011, I had successfully completed 2 classes in my graduate program. I was encouraged with statements from my professor such as "You are one of the best students I've ever taught" - "FIU is privileged to have you in the program" - "Your writing / reasoning skills are superior to your peers"

I must admit, I am completely flattered that my professors think I am bright. To be honest, I have lived my whole life thinking of myself as an average-Joe. Although the compliments are nice to hear, and although they did boost my confidence they meant nothing to me. ...

In the process of being the best grad-student I could be, I began to lose my ability to be the best WIFE I could be.

The biggest lesson I have learned in graduate school is that I don't NEED to be superior to my peers.
I NEED to be Christopher's wife.

After many tears, many conversations with Chris and God I have decided that it is time to withdraw from Graduate School. 

It is more important to me that the Lord and my Chris are pleased with me than a professor.

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