Monday, December 22, 2008

Quiet as a Mouse...

Nope, not hardly.
Everyone says that saying and I have no idea why.
We have had a little friend living inside our bedroom wall for quite sometime now. This mouse has driven me and Lou up the wall for about a week now. Getting into the wall is not really a possibility, because right above the wall is an upstairs room, and on the side is our laundry room. Lou would literally sit, stare, growl, and bark at the wall for hours. (if I let him), At night is when our friend would be the loudest. It would scratch, chew, jump, etc. The sounds made me want to go through the wall and just destroy it (i know, it sounds brutal for a little innocent mouse, but seriously I wanted to.) For 4 nights we slept upstairs because Lou could not ever calm down enough to actually sleep, which meant no sleep for me as well.
On a side note- Yorkshire terriers were originally bred in England to kill rats and mice in peoples flats. So he is just doing what he was bred to do!
Anyways on Saturday, the mouse finally got to Lou, he could take it no more. He was determined to get it. While Marc was wrapping presents and I was cleaning, Lou was in our room unattended and pulled a great big chunk of carpet up by the baseboard in our bedroom. There were strings going every which way and mounds of carpet were all around. At this point Marc came unglued because he thought he was going to have to re-carpet the whole entire room. I was just hoping we could get to the mouse to kill it or should I say "kindly remove it from our house!" Luckily we found an extra strip of carpet in the garage and Marc did some surgery on it and it looks great now!
All that to say, we have not heard from the mouse in 2 days! We have slept in our room for 2 nights YAY! So maybe Lou scared it off. Probably not, but it is either gone or actually being "quiet as a mouse"

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fa La La La

We had a Christmas party a few nights ago! It was so great to catch up with some old and some new friends! We had a ton of food, with little leftovers, which made me very happy! It was so great to have lots of my favorite people in the same place at one time!

The menu for our partay was:
Bears famous chicken wings, baked brie, homeade guac, marinated pretzels, cream cheese w/ jalepeno pepper jelly on top, some homeade brittle that i made, honeybun cake, ra's sugar cookies, meatballs, cheese and crackers! Yum, Yum, Yum!
It was all delicious, I had some help from some sweet friends though!

Jenessa, Katie, Sawyer and Me!
my new skillet/pan from Ra!- Which I am oh so excited about
super weird angle

Thursday, December 18, 2008

8 is great!

I have been tagged by Rachel to do this fun little blog game!

8 TV shows that I watch: (I would watch a whole lot more if I had DVR!)
1-The Office
2-Jon & Kate Plus 8
4-Top Chef
5-Project Runway
7-Real Housewives of OC- (I think its hilarious!)
8-Eli Stone

8 Favorite Restaurants (I loove to Eat!)
5-my in-laws (im with Rach on that!)

8 Things that happened to me today
1-I had to sleep upstairs due to a mouse keeping me and lou up by scratching on the wall
2-I Christmas shopped on my lunch break
3-I ate lunch in my car by myself in the walmart parking lot (I'm a loser)
4-I cooked 2 corn casseroles
5-I have my work Christmas party
6-I talked to Ben and Liz on gchat today
7-I received the cutest Christmas card I have ever seen- from the Nolen's
8-I had to spank Lou for barking at nothing once again

8 Things I look forward to
1-Having children someday (healthy ones at that)
2-Christmas next week
3-Seeing ALL of our family and friends the next 2 weeks
4-The mouse that has been living inside my bedroom wall to DIE
5-Good, fun surprises
6-Good food! (always)
7-growing old with Marc
8-being skinny/smaller someday after Christmas :)

8 Things I wish for
1-To be able to have kids
2-An I-phone (I'm with everyone on that, but it will never happen)
3-An Ipod- I haven't had one in 3 year-(which means I have not had any new music in 3 yrs)
4-For my back not to kill me during pregnancy
5-A son someday to be able to go hunting with my dad and Marc!
7-The mouse to go away so I could sleep in my own bedroom!
8-Marc not to hunt as much (wink, wink, I know that one is a long shot)

Now I get to to tag some friends! I tag- Louise, Leah, Chelsea, and Ben! Boys can play too!
Have fun!

Monday, December 15, 2008


Well I feel like lately I have been asking myself why a lot.

Here are some of my whys:
Why is the economy in such turmoil, why do so many people have to lose their jobs because of it, why do people have to suffer because of others bad choices and decisions, why do we have to worry about job security, why do people and children have to suffer from awful, awful diseases, why does tragedy happen, why does Christmas have to be a stressful time, why is it so hard to figure out the REAL reason for this Holiday, why is it so hard to be a "perfect" wife, why do I fear, why do I worry, why can't I just have faith, why do we have to worry about money, why, why, why....

We all have our "Whys," some more than others, but I do know that the Lord is in control of all of my "Whys"

Here are some basic verses of encouragement that have help me be reminded that the Lord is indeed in control. So if any of you have some whys- please know God is in control!

Jerem. 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Romans 8:28, "and we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who LOVE God and are called according to his purpose!"

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Christmas Spirit

My sweet mother came up to help me and my other "mother" aka-M.O.M decorate for Christmas (my. other. mom. is what Marc and I like to call our mother-in-laws!)
She worked her little tail off for us to have beautiful homes nicely decorated for Christmas. We are both thrilled and love everything she did for us!
Thank you mom!

outside door


my tree- green, red, and gold

my table

mom, brenda and me
Brenda's beautiful mantle
Her beautiful orange, gold, and bronze tree!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

For all my tree hugger friends

Marc showed me this video a couple of weeks ago, and I do have a few tree hugger friends out there, so this is for you!
I hope you will enjoy! I know we sure did!

Sorry if you have already seen this!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Fabulous Find

So while I was in Little Rock this past weekend, I was on a mission. My mission was to find some type of cabinet or buffet table to use to store food in. I have been looking for months and months and have literally been dying not having enough storage space. (please note our new house has no pantry and half the cabinet space from my last house.)
Well I found it! Yes I found a steal of a deal of course. It is absolutely perfect for what space I had to work with! It was half off and they had just got it in at io-metro! woo hoo!
Check it out!

What do you think? Honest opinions please!

Monday, December 1, 2008


HI! I hope everyone had a tremendous Thanksgiving. I know we sure did. It was wonderful to be with our families (well most of them) We missed the Yount side this year. We went to my parents lake house and had a great, laid back time. We didn't even eat turkey. Keith, (marc's step dad is an amazing cook, and he actually used to be a professional caterer. He made the most amazing piece of meat I have ever seen, a Massive prime rib! It cooked for 2 straight days! It was delightful! It was nice to not to have the usual turkey, I guess we are a pretty non-traditional family, but we love it!
Although I'm a bit disappointed in myself this year. I really did not sit down and think through all the many things I am thankful for this year, so I thought I would just list my top 10 right here so I wouldn't forget!
1-Having a relationship with Lord
2-My sweet, servant husband
3- My mom, dad, and sister
4- My "other" families...aka in-laws
5- Our amazing circle of friends
6-My job and Fellowship Bible Church
8- Forgiveness
9-a House, neighborhood and FENCE!
10-A car that is safe and works properly!

Now that thanksgiving is over I am full force into the Christmas spirit! I decorated my blog and my house tonight! The house is still kind of a working project, but I promise to post pics as soon as I finish, but not til then!