Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Young Love



2004

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

4 jobs I've had:

1.) Captain D's waitress/manager
2.) Bath and Body works Sales Associate
3.) Manchester Conference Center- waitress for catering company
4.) Cracker Barrell- waitress
I think I need to give up on the waitress and stick with my favorite job of all, being a wife:)

Movies watched over and over:

1.) The Notebook
2.) Sweet Home Alabama
3.) Hope Floats
4.) Kung Fu Panda( LOVE IT)

4 places I've lived:
just mcminnville so I am going to change this to places I would like to live:)

1.) Cali
2.) New York
3.) Switzerland
4.) Paris

4 shows I watch:

1.) Things We Do for Love
2.) Baby Story
3.) Will & Grace
4.) Lifetime!

4 places I've been:

1.) New York
2.) Florida
3.) New Jersey
4.) Mississippi

4 people who e-mail me regularly:

1.) junk mail
2.) friends from highschool
3.) my nana
4.) My stepdad

4 favorite things to eat:

1.) Hot wings
2.) ceaser salads
3.) Cherry Cheesecake
4.) Apples dipped in koolaid packs lol

4 places I'd rather be:

I am where I want to be, but the beach sounds nice if the weather was good


4 things I look forward to this year:

1.) Starting a Family
2.) Graduating College
3.) moving
4.) just having a darn good year!

I tage everyone who reads this!

Reminiscing...Looking back on special moments in my life











I was going through closets and came across a tote full of pictures. I love going through old pictures and thinking about all the precious memories that lies in each one. I came to this album that had all the pictures I had of Aubrey and I back when we was dating in high school. I met Aubrey when I was 15 years old and he was 19. I was telling a friend earlier that I feel like I have grown up with him in a way. He was there when I got my driver's license, my high school years, my dances, prom, high school graduation , and now in may my college graduation. He has been at all my major highlights I have had and I can say that I am so honored to be his wife. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I thank God every day and night for him. He loves me unconditionally and he will be the greatest dad. I am crying as I am writing this because talking about him just gets me all emotional. He is so loving, caring, and nurturing, that I would be lost with him. God is so great! here are some special moments in my life that I will hold onto forever. I truly do "Love you more than all the jellybeans in the world." :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

update

I went to the funral home tonight not knowing what to expect. Brother Rex seems to be holding up okay for now but you can see the hurt in his eyes. I went up to the casket and wanda looked like an angel laying there. So beautiful and at peace. I never know what to say to people so i should have just silenced myself. I'm so afraid of saying the wrong things. He said she isn't hurting anymore, and I said I know she's better off than we are. WHAT WAS I THINKING?? why in the world would i say that to aman who just lost his wife. ugh I could spit at myself lol I mean it is true but why would I say that out loud?? please tell me I am not completely awful:( he said at church ," everyone who is here with your signifacant other, lean over and hug them, tell them how much they mean to you, because you never know when they won't be here anymore. I've lost my very best friend. This whole thing breaks my heart! I am not good with showing my emotions and I do not know how to deal with everyone crying and upset around me. It is like I go into panic mode. I say things I probably shouldn't say and then I have guilt kicking me in the stomach all night long. I remember when I was at my aunta funeral. My family and I took her death very very very hard. She committed suicide. She was like my second mom. I was downstairs going to get something to eat and my mom and everyone was there, and i saw we had cherry cheesecake. I am the biggest fan of cherry cheesecake, so without thinking I said," woohoo I've died and gone to heaven." and everyone just stopped what they was doing and just stared as I shamelessly turned around and walked out. I dislike funeral homes very much and thought that is where I met my husband, I hate being there. well I am off to watch a movie with my hubby. Talk to you guys later!

Learning To Teach- A lesson I will never Forget


" Teddy "


As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X's and then putting a big 'F' at the top of his papers. At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child's past records and she put Teddy's off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.Teddy's first grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... he is a joy to be around..' His second grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.' His third grade teacher wrote, 'His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken.' Teddy's fourth grade teacher wrote, 'Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.' By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy's. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, 'Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.' After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her 'teacher's pets.' A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life. Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he'd stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life. Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor's degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer.... The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together. They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, 'Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference.' Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, 'Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn't know how to teach until I met you.' (For you that don't know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)


At times I have struggled with my career choice. I was so scared of being a teacher, afraid that I might fail at it. But I read this and cried. You never know the impact you could make on someone's life. You never know that you could actuallybe one little one's hero. The only thing positive in that child's life. I know my calling is to be with children, to help them, to guide them. Maybe this way I can. I can be that special person in their life. To give them hope and confidence. Never give up on figuring out your purpose in life. God has powerful ways of letting you know. I start this fall taking Pre-K courses. Wish me luck:)

Please pray


My preacher lost his wife friday night to cancer. They was very private and did not want people to know how bad off she really was. We thought that she was better and the cancer was slowly going away, but we was wrong. Today church was quite different. My preacher preached but also talked about his life with Wanda. He said ,"I never thought to think about how my life would be without her, what would I do coming home to her not being there. She was my best friend." Everyone was crying. It really was a sad day. I hugged aubrey this morning extra tight because you never know when your time has come and I never want to take what God has blessed me with for granted. Cherish what you got for one day it may not be here anymore. Please pray for Brother Rex and his family along with our church family. He is a very religous man but even the most religous need prayers too. Thank you

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink for the Princess




My God child Regin got her ears pierced yesterday! She was soo excited. All day she kept telling me was that she wanted her aubby to take her get her ears pierced lol "her aubby":) well aubby had to work so we took her. She kept saying ," I want pink earrings ,Pink earrings." So she got some cute diamond studs that was pink) which I told her only princesses wear pink earrings and she just smiled. They had to pierce them at the same time because we was afraid after the first one she wouldn't let them do it again lol So after they peirced them she screamed, as expected lol But then we go but look baby what you got, and we held up a mirror. She stopped crying and goes," MY EARRINGS,MYEARRINGS!!!" lol it was cute. Here are some pictures of my brave sweetheart! "Yuh You" baby!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I was tagged

1. Who is your man? Aubrey Wade Green

2. How long have you been together? 5 years and counting..:)

3. How long did you date? well we dated almost a year before we became engaged, we were engaged for two almost 3 years, and now in november married for 2.

4. How old is your man? He's 25

5. Who eats more? Aubrey usually does lol

6. Who said "I love you" first? both of us was thinking it but he said it out loud first

7. Who is taller? aubrey is

8. Who sings better? well we both are tone deaf but we like to think each other sings better than the other lol

9. Who is smarter? aubrey by far!

10. Whose temper is worse? aubreys lol

11. Who does the laundry? I have to give my husband credit for that one lol I think he likes it lol

12. Who takes out the garbage? aubrey

13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? we swap up but usually I do

14. Who pays the bills? aubrey

15. Who is better with the computer? Definitely aubrey, he can fix anything wrong with a computer, thats part of his job lol

16. Who mows the lawn? aubrey

17. Who cooks dinner? Me!

18. Who drives when you are together? aubrey..he says I am too slow lol

19. Who pays when you go out? Whoever pulls their wallet out first

20. Who is most stubborn? Probably me

21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I do he doesn't think he is ever wrong

22. Whose parents do you see the most? mine probably

23. Who kissed who first? I kissed him!

24. Who asked who out? I hinted around but hemade the move

25. Who proposed? Of course he did!

26. Who is more sensitive? Definitely ME!

27. Who has more friends? aubrey probably

28. Who has more siblings? I do. 2 brothers and two sisters

29. Who wears the pants in the family? I like to think I do but really aubrey does lol

I tag hailey dishman , leanne grissom, and tiffany west

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Redecorating, Style= FaShiON in PaRis







love my new movie room! I have pictures of the lights in paris and the iffle tower and hollywood coming soon! Can't wait to post more pictures

More of My Baby girl!





























Reasons For My Lack of Blogging
















For the ones who do not know, I have three God children. Regin Cheyenne who is 2, Jaxon Trace who is 9 months, and Little Miss Michaela who is 8. I have spent the past couple of weeks with them because my life has been so busy here lately and Regin called me up and said "aunt "kisstin" I "ya you" and miss you, and it broke my heart:( so I have been trying to spend more time with them. Thats what life is all about anyways living for God and spending time with your loved ones. Here some pictures of my life the past couple of days. I Love them babies they forever have my heart.I was there for regins and jaxons birth and it kills me how big they are getting and how fast time flies! Here are some baby pictures of regin and jaxon too. This post is for them. The babies of my life. My God Children who I feel are my own. I "ya you" with all my heart:)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Cool Ways and Ideas of transforming your spare room into a playroom!




This website has some really cool ideas on how to make a spare room in to a kids area. I have started a babysitting business and I wanted to make my spare room into a kids tv area/playroom. Check out the different ideas this site has. Makes you want to be a kid again!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Babysitting Services Part time/fulltime!

I love children and have experience babysitting. I do have references. My hours would be Monday through Friday from 8:00 am- 5:00p. I have night class on mondays and thursdays so on those days the children need to be picked up by five. My rates are pretty reasonable I charge 20.00 a day. If you need your child to stay past five due to work or special occasions I will charge the 20.00 plus 5.00 an hour after 6:00.This includes my time and meals/snacks which I can provide. I will have sheets for you to fill out to give me any extra information about your child that will be helpful for me during your child's visit, such as, favorite toys, past times, allergies, etc The ages are from newborn/infant to school age. Prices are negotionable under certain circumstances. Thanks!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

PRAY!!

For those who do not know, Aubrey and I have been trying to start a family of our own. We have been trying nearly a year with no luck:( We have prayed and prayed and prayed and still no sign. I know God has a plan for everyone I just wish mine would hurry up lol Aubrey and I have been together for going on 5 years. We have so much love that we want to share it with a little miracle of our own. We are financially stable, have a house of our own, college degrees, and I am so thankful for what God has already blessed us with. Most people our age are not that lucky and set. I have in the past couple months been using an online ovulation calender, microscope, etc STILL nothing..I then found the ovulation kit at walmart and I got some great news yesterday:) So keep us in your prayers. We want this baby more than anything. Its hard when you have friends and family getting pregnant, throwing baby showers, and buying baby clothes, and to be honest aubrey and I feel so left out:( I know it will happen when the time is right and we will appreciate that bundle of joy more, its just hard seeing people who your always around go through something you want more than anything. It seems so easy for everyone else to have babies but me. Anyways, I am quitting with the pity party. I hate when I do that lol Just pray that God will grant us our miracle baby:)