Friday, April 30, 2010

25 For the Birthday Guy!

Somewhere around 3 O'Clock this morning, Matt turned a whole quarter of a century old! As we celebrate this special day, I thought it would be fun to list 25 of my favorite things about him. There are more than 25 of course, but that number seemed appropriate, it being his 25th Birthday and all.

1. His sexy blue eyes
2. How he makes me laugh
3. His awesome cooking skills
4. His love for Jesus
5. The way he looks in a suite

6. His endurance and determination
7. The way he protects me
8. His super smart brain
9. His cute way with kids
10. His witty sense of humor

11. His confidence in wearing pink
12. His eye for detail
13. His desire to be the leader of our little family
14. The way he makes me want to try harder
15. The way he makes himself laugh

16. His pure goofiness
17. His cute little bum
18. His romantic side
19. His ability to quote lines from movies at just the right time
20. His albatross kisses

21. His love for family
22. His creativity
23. How when I think I have him all figured out, he surprises me
24. His faith
25. The way he believes in me

Happy Birthday Mattie! I am thankful for your life and so proud to call you my husband!

Friday, April 23, 2010

T.G.I.F is Here Again!!

Have these weeks been flying by or what? I can't believe another Friday is here again!

Friday Fav's: 
  • Netfix instant movies now available through Wii
  • Delicious strawberries now in season
  • Time spent with the hubby enjoying a bottle of red wine, a chocolate muffin and postachio nuts
That's all for now, hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Post for Monica

This picture on my desktop was a surprise when I opened my computer at work Monday morning. My initial reaction was a huge smile and then I realized why Lucy and Ethel looked so glum. I looked over at the empty desk sitting next to me and remembered that it didn't belong to my Lucy anymore.

My friend and co-worker Monica, moved to Texas this weekend. Even though I'm super excited for her and the adventure she has set out on, I'm really sad to loose an awesome office mate and an even better friend.

I have been truly blessed to get to share an office with Monica for the past year. We have had some great times, planning our first Grand Opening and blitz, keeping each other sane during chaotic times and laughing so hard our stomachs hurt. With all our schemes and giggles, we were dubbed the names Lucy and Ethel. Or maybe we gave ourselves those names? I can't remember.

What a great experience working with her has been. She is one of the most loving, generous people I know, with the most contagious laugh. People came out of the wood work to tell her goodbye when they heard she was moving. That's how much people love her. She even gave me a bouquet of flowers on her last day. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

Monica, it has been my pleasure working with you this last year and I am proud to call you my friend. I hope you find someone to laugh with out there somewhere in the heart of Texas but, know that you will be missed her in the 505. - Your friend, Katie (a.k.a Ethel)

Monday, April 19, 2010

The House That Built Me

For the past couple of months, the highlight of my day has been getting to see a certain four year old. What she will say or ask is always a surprise and never fails to put a smile on my face. Today was no different.

"Can I sing you a song?"

Well, of course! She then proceeded to sing "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert. If you follow the link, you'll see that it's not exactly a "kids song," but she knew every word! Cutest thing ever!

There's a line in there about a dog that's buried under a tree in the back yard, that I guess she picked up on.

"My Mom had a dog named Otter that they buried in the back yard under a tree and well, that's probably what we'll do with our dog, Dixie."

Her Mom could probably read the surprised, sad look on my face so she informed me that Dixie was alive and healthy. Ah, but I like a girl who can plan ahead.

Thanks for brightening my day little buddy.

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Friday Fav's

A New Dress
50% off at Target's Dollar Spot
Bible study and fellowship with great friends
"House Shopping" with my hubby
New commenters on my blog, Thanks for stopping by!
Paperweight by Joshua Radin and Schuyler Fisk
Last but, definitely not least, my husband. Sometimes I think about him at work and wish I could just give him a big hug!

Seems like a pretty good week don't you think?

Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Better Than a New Dress

I had originally planned a post all about my new Easter dress and crossing another item off my 101 in 1001 list, but in light of the true meaning of Easter, my dress seemed irrelevant. So, instead of a new dress, I would like to share a song that has been stuck in my head since Sunday. Typically, this would be really annoying but I don't mind this one, it makes me smile.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
‘Til on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
‘til He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand

Now, I love dressing up as much as the next girl and a new dress will definitely make me giddy, but this truth well, it's even better! Praise God that He is risen and salvation is ours!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fav's

Lately, I feel like I have been living for the weekends. On Sunday, I'm sad because I have to go to work the next day and I wake up Monday morning counting the minutes till 5 pm on Friday afternoon. When it does finally come around, I'm exhausted but feel like I have to spend every precious moment of the weekend doing something productive instead of just enjoying it. I forget that God is good all the time and his blessings abound even during the weekdays.

So, on this Friday morning with 5 pm only hours away, (Thank you Lord!) I would like to take the time to look back on the past few days and list some things I've enjoyed this week.

My Friday Fav's:
Wearing short sleeves to work 3 days in a row
 The Blind Side @ the dollar theatre
 Lunch with my favorite 4 year old
 Emails from old friends
These beautiful blooming trees, does anyone know what their called?

What was your favorite part of this week?

Happy Friday!