Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Social: NYE Edition

I haven't done a Sunday Social in awhile, but I'm sitting around waiting for the laundry to finish a cycle, so this seemed like a great time!

Sunday Social

1. What is the best New Years Eve you've ever had?

NYE is my brother's bday, so we usually are doing something with him. I've gone to a couple of gatherings with friends, but normally, I don't do a ton on NYE.

2. Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what?

Again, I know we will be having a family deal for Trev's birthday. I will probably just hang with Heidi, Mike, and the kids.

3. Name a book we should all read come January?

I'm starting 'Gone with the Wind' and hope to be able to finish that in the next month.  If you've never read 'Pride and Prejudice', read it. It's one of my all-time favorites.

Also, if you've never read the Harry Potter series, make 2013 the year to do that. I'm still amazed at the imagination of JK Rowling.

4. What are your new years resolutions?

They are really my birthday goals... I set them back in August. So far, I'm doing an "ok" job. 

This Fall, I've put on about 10 lbs (blah), so I am definitely recommitting to eating better and consistent exercise. Having my cousins here and being busy with work kind of got me off track. I know that at least 5 of the 10 will come off pretty quickly once I start exercising, again. But, I do need to lose the 10 and then work to get rid of the rest of my weight before August.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Perfectly Perfect Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing Christmas!!

Mine was literally perfect. Better than I could have ever dreamed.

My cousin Ben and his wife Terra were in town.... The were here for 10 days and just left. Honestly, I'm super sad about it.

I need to catch everyone up on the past month, not just the past week. It has been a whirlwind, but a great time.

So, this post is just to say "Hi.... and belated Merry Christmas!"

......... Also, I will have to tell you about the surprise visitor I had. Any guesses as to who?

Saturday, December 15, 2012


My mind still reels. As with pretty much everyone, it is just too difficult to understand what would drive someone to do this.

It keeps being compared to Columbine. As awful as it was, it was something we could eventually wrap our heads around. Troubled outcasts decided to take revenge on their peers. Many, many, many innocent people were hurt and no one "deserved" it, but you could at least see where it started.

I'm not sure any of us will ever understand why a 20 year old would hurt innocent children.

Facebook has exploded. Already, there are debates and questions and cries of "Why?"

My mind immediately went to a sermon I saw just a week and a half shy of two years ago. I scoured the internet for and eventually found it.

It comforted me when I heard it the first time and it comforted me this morning.

If you choose to watch, I really hope it offers some sort of comfort to you.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Words cannot express my thoughts and feelings about the shootings in Connecticut.

I'm sitting at work, watching the coverage, and have broken down multiple times. Not only picturing the faces of the children I love personally, but the classes of children that I taught and the teachers with whom I taught.

I don't get it. I know there is evil in this world. I know that the Devil is at work.

But, I just can't comprehend someone hurting all those little humans. Children who were just excited about Christmas and the weekend and hoping for snow days.

My heart is just broken over this.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

No watermelons were harmed in the making of this post...

File this under "Random Celebrity I Never Thought I'd Ever Meet"

Gallagher stopped by our studios, yesterday.

Yeah, sledge-o-matic Gallagher.

He was hysterical. Like, bouncing off the walls hysterical. And, super nice, too.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Musings

I'm about halfway through with Christmas shopping thanks to Scentsy.

I'm hardly ever this far into Christmas shopping on Dec 3rd. It's a miracle, really.


I'm hosting a fundraiser this month to help Heather get a wheelchair for her son B. I've been following her blog for a few years now and thought this might help.

So, if you're looking to buy some Scentsy gifts, use this link and it will also help them.


We were decorating for Christmas yesterday.

Well, when I say "we", I kind of mean other people. More on that later.

Anyway, we were decorating for Christmas yesterday and little Lydia walked over to my mom. She was so sweet and innocent and asked, "Bev, can we get a Christmas tree?"

Neither us nor her parents have one, yet. It just melted me. I think kids that age really do care less about the presents than the decorations/traditions. Years from now, they won't remember what you gave them, but they will remember the combined festivities of their childhood.

Later on in the night, Jeff was asking her what she wanted to do and she whispered, "I want to go get a tree."

Guess where we will be this evening?


So, yesterday, was decorating day.

Only I wasn't too helpful.

No, instead, I was dealing with a dreadful case of PMS. TMI, I know, but it was epic. I thought I had the flu.

And, I wanted to cry all day. In fact, I did cry several times.

Once when Lydia wanted the tree.

Another time during this cute L.L. Bean commercial....

Despite my emotional and physical state, Christmas is coming in the house....


I have SO. MUCH. TO. DO.


Absolutely no motivation to do it :/

Have a great Monday!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's December!!!!!!

I love this time of year!

I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We spent the weekend on a big, big boat. I will share pics, soon.

I am making a vow to enjoy this month, as much as possible. It's easy to get caught up in all of the busy and miss out on the warmth and magic of the time.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!