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Showing posts from February, 2012

Words of Affirmation

A few weeks before Valentines Day, I received a newsletter from one of the random things I have subscribed to over the years.  Most of the time, these newsletters don't catch my attention. However, this one did.

It was a call for husbands and wives to Love Each Other - more than just on Valentines Day. I was intrigued by this challenge because it challenges to you love your spouse by using THEIR love language.

If you're not familiar with the Love Languages, you should check the book out of the library, or buy it on Amazon. It's really interesting (you could probably find the test online).

Anyways, it's not secret that I LOVE (like really Love) getting gifts. It doesn't matter the cost, it only matters that you saw something and thought of ME. It makes me feel valued by the person who gave me a gift. Sometimes knowing that about myself makes me feel a little shallow, but ... the fact is. I REALLY enjoy getting things. I love it so much, that when it comes time to d…

Scratch that!

May 5th looks like a good day to run a 5k and then go on a 3 mile scavenger hunt through Animal Kingdom. .... right?

All in the name of inspiration, and spontaneity, ... Chris and I are training for a 5K on May 5th.

All that's left?
1) Pay the Mortgage, HOA & Car Bill
2) Sign up for the 5K
3) Start planning my outfit (it's my first 5K, I have to look cute you know!)
4) Oh yeah, train.

Also - shout out to my BFF serving in a different country. I know that you've viewed my blog 19 times (thanks to google analytic or whatever it's called)


67 days.

Disney Princess Royal Family 5K

I have recently been inspired to Run a 5K! So, the weekend of January 9-13, 2013 I will be running in the Disney Princess Royal Family 5K!

I'll be posting tidbits and accomplishments from my journey to the 5K.

To give you an idea of my starting point.

I "wogged" 4.5 miles this morning in approximately 70 minutes.
This breaks down to roughly 16 minutes per mile.

Please do not hesitate to factor in - walking with two dogs who like to get tangled, stopping after 1 mile to stretch and a few other little "breaks".

I'm REALLY excited, and I hope you will all share in my excitement!

I need to stop at Publix and weigh myself, so I can also record my journey through weight loss.

Be inspired!!

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Special thanks to my husband. Without you, I'd never have the confidence to even aspire to such a crazy idea. I love you more and more each second.

Choose your own adventure.

I know I'm blessed to have a husband as wonderful as mine. I'm constantly reminded of how special our love is when we are on vacation.
We were talking to a family from New York at Epcot yesterday and about half way through the conversation the mom says "wow, you guys are so cute".
It's funny. I just think it's us.
My point and challenge.
Dare to openly and honestly love your husband. Your wife. Your family.
It's fun to build memories together. Everything is a memory. You choose to make it your own.
Life is like a choose your own adventure book. How will your testimony be shown to those around you?
Love is a beautiful thing. I mean, wasn't it love that drove Christ to the cross to die for us?  Share your love and show Christ's love daily.

Just another reason. ...

Just another Reason I love, Christopher. ...
And yet, another keeper.

I love this him so much, it's ridiculous!

Why would I re-invent the wheel?

Bloggers -

I recently had a long conversation with my husband about social networking.
He is really good at keeping track of all his online sites, me ... not-so-much-anyways...-moving-along. ...

In an effort to encourage our followers on Twitter, we have starting micro-blogging the sermons at BT.

So, if you follow me on Twitter - pay attention and be encouraged.

To that end, please find a recap of last nights awesome message at BT.

(Click the link below)
Blog Credit - Chris Jimenez (TalkofHolyThings)

Weekends, I Prefer the Weekends!

Lunch Break!

I'm so excited to spend a minute or two of my lunch break reflecting on 2012 so far.

I'm really excited about 2012 for some strange reason. ... I'm not really sure why.
I just know big, exciting, happy and fun things are going to happen.

For example, since the beginning of 2012 Chris and I have been eating healthy.
We have been eating healthy, and I have been able to convince my love that even though fish are "friends" they are ALSO food.

I have learned to cook fish!


I don't really know what the Lord is going to throw at us this year, but I know it's going to be fun. whatever it is!.

Think about this for a minute. ...
When is the last time you and someone you love just LAUGHED!
. ...

To be 100% open and honest, I'm completely dissatisfied that MY plans didn't come true.
1) I don't have a great job teaching a small amount of students, working from 7-3.
2) ...
3) ... 


I do have laughter, and the joy of the Lord.


Artsy Fartsy Lifestyle

This weekend was a lot of fun. - Besides the fact that husband is still sick, and now MY nose is starting to trickle...

One of the girls in my Sunday School class invited us to her birthday party, SO - we went!
It was a lot of fun just chillin' and relaxing with great friends, good food, laughter and joy. One of my favorite parts of the party was enjoying all the art in the home of birthday girls family. Husband and I LOVE art.

I have always appreciated family photos, expressions of art and other artsy-type things. However, I think our love of art was enhanced on our honeymoon.

The Story:

Husband and I were SO excited to be on VACATION and we wanted to make the best of it, SO! I pulled out the cruise directory and looked around for fun things to do that day. My eyes always go to the word "free" ... "free art". I checked the location, and the time and found that "free art" was happening right then. So, we quickly raced to the table to grab our free art.

Learning to Learn - from my puppy!

Raise your hand if you are a pet owner?

I am the proud owner of two beautiful Rat Terriers.
I know it's a little cliche, but - I really do learn from them.
For example, fofo and I have been walking a lot lately and as we walk we are constantly disciplining them. "No, ... No ...No...No..." I feel like it's the only word I say for the entire 80 minute walk. You'd think that Romeo would either 1) LEARN! or 2) begin to hate me, disrespect me, etc. ...
but. ...
He doesn't. 

As soon as we get home, he lovingly cuddles on my lap and goes to sleep.

How often does our Lord correct us? What if in this thing called life, we are the ones on a leash walking around a golf course and our Master is tugging the leash saying "No ... No ... No..." What is our reaction to discipline? Are we cuddled in the loving arms of our master at the end of the day, or have we become rebellious?  

I hope that more often than not I am like my sweet Romeo.

Pasta y Pastalitos

I'm not going to lie, the only meaning behind the title of this post is the fact that every since my decision to cut out most carbs and other forms of "bad stuff" I've dreamed of a cheese pastalito and going to The Big Cheese Miamiand having a huge plate of spaghetti.

Regardless, I must say i'm quite proud of fofo and I. We have been doing really well at making healthy choices. In fact, I have lot close to 10 lbs and Chris has lost 6. It's been a hard struggle but we have been able to say no to desserts, extra "empty calories" and other delicious things that cause your body to plump.

One of my favorite parts of this whole healthy lifestyle change has been our time spent walking. 3 or 4 times a week we have been walking around the golf course. It's about a 4.5 mile walk, and it's so much fun to walk with fofo. We laugh, talk, complain about how hungry we are and genuinely bond through the process.

I highly encourage walking with your love. It…