Monday, October 18, 2010

Ideas (totally not IF related)

I need some ideas. HELP! The company I work for is have a three week campaign to raise money for the Unit.ed Wa.y. I have the "wrap-up" party on the final day. I've picked out the location ( & Bus.ters) and the food. I need ideas for gifts/prizes to raffle off.

This is where the help part comes in :) What would you suggest I purchase (or get donated) to be raffled off.

Here are some things we already have:
Jacksonville Jaguars tickets
Airline tickets
Car rental vouchers

My ideas (smaller):
Starbucks gift card
Best Buy gift card & Bus.ter Power Play card

Thanks in advnace for any and all help!!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Is this not the cutest shower cake you have ever seen?!?!

Friday, October 15, 2010

7 Quick Takes

1. I am sunburned. Ouch! Thankfully only my face, neck and not too bad. The company I work for is raising money for the United Way. We had a carnival and it was a lot of fun. Dunking Head of Operations, etc is FUN! :)

2. I have to go to a baby shower tomorrow. 'Nuff said.

3. I hate laundry. I feel like I've been putting it off for forever. I am paying for it now. YUCK!

4. Tomorrow is football day!! GO GATORS!!

5. I love to watch my parents dog beg for a treat after going potty outside. He stands up on his hind legs and "swims" with his front legs. It is SOO CUTE!

6. I have nothing number 7. Sorry guys!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

10 Minutes

It only takes 10 minutes from my house to get to...

Isn't it beautiful!

My husband's backside...maybe not so beautiful. HA!


Beach on Thursday. Tomorrow is Friday!! Life is good!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Why I Stayed

I've been thinking a lot about why I stayed with my husband after the affair. I don't regret my decision at all. Sometimes I think the easier thing to do would've been to leave. It's just been on my mind a lot lately and I'm not sure why.

My first thought about why I stayed has more to do with how he handled the news that I was leaving. I'm not the threatening kind (usually). If I threaten, I follow through. The timeline from the confrontation fight to the "I'm leaving" news was about 3 months. We had slept in different bedrooms. We gave each other space. We. were. miserable. I had been homesick for months. So I was done. I told him and for the first time he cried and really let me see how hurt HE was. He didn't yell, he didn't even really beg me to stay. He stayed calm and told me he loved me and didn't know what he would do without me. That he was sorry and hated what he did to us. It was horrible, I felt bad for wanting to leave him, even after what he had done to me. I HATE to hurt people's feelings. Especially people I love. I feel like I'm letting them down.

I left that night to stay at a friends. I didn't want him talking me into staying. Gheez I was an idiot! After about 2 hours at my friends house, I went back home. He was my best friend and even though he had hurt me more than anyone else ever had, I wanted to be with him.

I would like to say, I stayed with him because of my deep belief in marriage. Catholics don't like divorce ya know :) Ha! I knew I didn't want to be divorced, but that was not the driving factor behind it. I did take my marriage vows seriously, still do, so that probably had something to do with it.

I prayed and begged God to help me make the right decision concerning my life. It was a big one. I had my new single life already mapped out. I was going to go back to school and live with my parents for a while. But I couldn't do it.

I wasn't meant to be single. I love being married. Love. it. I love the bond, the sharing, the intimacy. How can it get any better than living with your best friend?

So I guess my decision to stay married came down to gut reactions and God. He gave me the peace I needed and my DH gave me the support I needed.

It is amazing to me, when I think about all the decision I (or anyone else) makes that effects the rest of our lives. Something as simple as which school to go to, where you could meet your soul something as complicated as getting married or divorced. All these decisions make people who they are today. The good and the bad.

MTA has been MIA

I have been MIA. I blame it on laziness, busy-ness and just not feeling it...mostly laziness. I just haven't felt up to writing posts. I've been reading everyone's posts, but not commenting very much. Know that you are all in my prayers.

I had my first jealously breakdown. My SIL announced her pregnancy two weeks ago and is now about 15 weeks. She is 6 years younger than me. She's pregnant and This was the first pregnancy announcement that actually made me cry. In the car crying. Then I felt like a horrible person. The silver lining is, she's married and has been married for 3 or 4 years. They are good kids.

My birthday is today. I turned the big 31 and still no where near closer to having a baby than I was a year ago. BOO! We are still about a year out from TTC again too. It sucks, but I know it's the right thing to do. Lose weight, be healthy, have healthy babies. Hopefully get rid of PCOS. Oohh la la life would be wonderful.

The good thing about today was some FOOTBALL. Alabama LOST which is always good!! However, Florida lost too which is NOT so good. I thought they were going to pull it out there in the end, but those tricky LSU dudes...dangit!

I realize this post is all over the place. Sorry! If you made it through, God bless you!