Friday, January 30, 2009

To Do

I am stressing about what I need to do within the next few days so here is my way of easing my mind: a to-do list. :)

1. Grocery shop
2. Return movie to Hastings
3. Go to Post Office
4. Work Out
5. Make dinner

1. Put Valentine gifts together for small group
2. Make spinach dip for Super Bowl
3.Work Out
4. Church @ 5
5. Make dinner

1. Small group meeting @ 12:15
2. Clean American General
3. Buy bread for spinach dip
4. Make chicken wings
5. Super Bowl party @ 3:30 till whenever!

Ah, I am feeling myself breath finally. I am a list junkie. I am constantly making lists, but that is okay because they are my biggest helper. ;)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sweet Valentines

I always loved Valentine's Day. I remember getting so excited in elementary school when we would make our own Valentines bag. This is where people would put our valentines the next day. I loved putting together candy and cards for all the kids in my class.
The boy that I had a crush on (whoever it was that month- hehe) would get a valentine that said something extra sweet on it and an extra perfect candy.
At school I would hurry through all the valentines to see what the boy had given to me. :)
Ah, those were the good days.

But, these days are still good too.
Garrett and I have a little tradition on Valentine's Day to go to a hot springs up near Hagerman. We have gone there for 2 Valentine's Days. So, we will continue that this year. I got him a very special Valentine's Day gift too. But, I can't say online since there is a slight chance that he might read this. :)

Anyways, I was just pondering about my past and future Valentine's Days and thought I would share. :)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Swapping Time!

This is so much fun! A mobile swap! I am super excited to give this a try. I have never done a swap like this before, but thought I would just take a leap of creative faith and do it. I hope you will too! Click here to sign up for Elsie Marley's swap!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Just Some Tid Bits

I have had quite a nice week. I was able to relax, work, play, and celebrate.

Our church had there name change celebration service yesterday and today. Broadway Ave.Baptist Church will now be known as Bridgepoint Church. Such an exciting time for us. I really like the name and can't wait to see what God has planned for Bridgepoint.

I had a fun lunch with my dad on Thursday at Fudruckers and a very nice lunch with my grandma at Chilis yesterday.

Garrett and I enjoyed a relaxing evening on Friday with his sisters, playing games and watching Enchanted.

I sold $22.00 worth of handmade goods from my shop yesterday, so with that money I bought myself some much needed new running shoes.

This afternoon we are relaxing with a movie, picking up the house, and then having our small group over. I must say, it has been a very nice week, indeed. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Priority

God has been speaking to me so much lately about putting Him first. Sometimes it is so hard to live in this world. There is so much noise around me all the time it seems that it is hard to block it all out.
Garrett read me a verse yesterday: Luke 14:25-33 'Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, saying, 'This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'
"Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. '

It really spoke to me about making God our first priority and doing everything that we do with God in mind. As His followers we represent His name and we should live our life in such a way that reflects that.
I need to be saturated in prayer, in His Word, and in positive thoughts always. Instead of getting caught up in the things of this world.
To help us with this Garrett and I are going to do a couple's devotional and pray time everyday with eachother. It is something we did early on in our relationship but it just kind of faded away. I think it is so important for us to grow close to God together and not just separately.
So, here we go trying to better ourselves and our relationship with God, as always. :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Life Can Take Its Toll

Sometimes I just get so tired from life. I will be feeling stressed and so busy all week and then, sure enough, I will wake up the next morning and life has knocked everything out of me.
So, that means that, yes, today I am sick.
I feel like I have just gotten ran over with a truck! ...Okay, so maybe it isn't that bad but I feel so wiped out.
Every time I get sick it always starts the same, with a sore throat! Yuck.
I just hope it won't last too long.
But that is just the way life goes sometimes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Create, Create, Create

I have been making hair barrettes like crazy lately! I just love putting all the different varieties together and seeing the final product. I have been making them for my shop, but also have made a few for myself to wear.

I have only sold two barrettes so far, but I am pretty pleased that people I do not even know are wanting my products. I even sold one to a girl in Singapore this last week! I am just excited to have something that I am working towards and to have the chance to work on a dream of mine. I am praying that someday June Tree Designs will grow and become my business that keeps me busy and brings in some money. But, time will tell. :)

Until then I am just enjoying creating.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Such Good Deals!

Every time that I go to Target I always leave with things that I didn't plan on getting. Today I went to just get a few "essentials" and ending up leaving with 2 movies and the cutest measuring cups that I have ever seen! I love their Dollar Spot section. These measuring cups were only $2.50!

Last week I went to get a haridryer and also left with 2 movies. So, the last 2 weeks I have gotten 4 movies from Target! They were all on sale for $10 each. I bought P.S. I Love You, Hairspray, Zoolander, and I Am Legend (for Garrett). I almost got Iron Man and Madagascar today too!
Anyways, the conclusion is that I love Target, but should probably stop going there if I don't want to buy anymore movies! haha. But it is alright if I get more cheap things from the Dollar Spot. :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

So Much Family Time

One of the things that I have noticed this year is how basically all of the Holidays are within a few months of eachother. We have Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas, and New Years. Not to mention all of the BSU football games that go on during this time. I mention this because there are so many family get togethers and then after January there is nothing.
Here is our family spending schedule during these months:
*Apprx. 3 football games @ grandma's house
*Halloween: Party @ grandma's house
*Thanksgiving: Trip to Oregon with Garrett's mom and family
*Christmas Eve: Get together with my dad's family
*Christmas Day: Morining and lunch with Garrett's family & dinner @ my grandma's house
*New Year's Eve: Party @ Garrett's family's house
*New Year's Day: Party @ my grandma's house
The next family get together I have to look forward to is SuperBowl, but other than that I will feel deprived from not enough family time!
Anyways, a suggestion from me to whoever is to spread the Holidays out more throughout the entire year.
So, this year on New Year's Day was very special at my grandma's house because all of the cousings were together. We haven't had EVERYONE together for a little over a year now. So, that was very special to grandma and the aunts and uncles.
Here is the last picture of all the cousins and grandma:

(We took new picture on New Year's Day but I don't have a copy of that yet. :) )