Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Happenings.....

Howdy there!!! :) So... tonight my family and I are going to Bethel and at 7 Josh and I will join the youth group for a ALL-nighter. :D I'm gonna be soooo tired. :P But it should be fun, they plan on going to lazer tag and playing a couple of other games..... ALLLLLL night. :) YAYAY!! Anyway, tomorrow we'll also head to MI where there is no signal for internet so I'm doing this post right now. We'll be in MI over the weekend. :) Sooooo.... on with the post....
In January we said good bye to our sweetest dog, Sadie. The pain is still there even though it's almost been a year come January 11th. :( I miss her so very much. For those of you who weren't around my blog at that time, Sadie was a golden retriever and she was the sweetest dog imaginable. :') She loved cats and kids.... Loved us with all her heart and LOVED Michigan and snow. :) I miss that dog. I think that was one major event in January that none of us will ever forget.
I don't remember anything important to report that happened in February. :-/ Valentines Day :P :)
March-- my bro finished his BCT at Ft. Sill. We also welcomed Fluf (yes, that's how you spell her name) into our home.... little did we know that she was a month away of giving birth.....
April.... Albert Einstein (Al or Einy), Calico (Callee), and Lucky the third (who wasn't very lucky.... lol... kind of a family joke. I'll tell you bout that some other time) were born on the 11th. :D The 12th was when Lucky passed on. But Cal and Al are still with us and are soooo adorable. I can't imagine what our life's would be without those two -demons- I mean, cats. :P
In May I finished 9th grade forever and I also made my FIRST phone call to Sweet Sissy (Bekah). :) That was actually the day after my grandparents 50th anniversary. :) My family surprised them by coming up. :D
I can't remember anything interesting happening in June. Well, other than the fact of getting close to leaving my home. :-/
A lot of awesome things happened in July. :) On July 2nd my family drove to Dallas for the wedding rehearsal. I also got my first manicure and pedicure. :) The next day was the big day!!! :) My bro, Nathan, tied the knot with Tracy. :) A few days later, I was able to meet my sisters. :D Bekah (Sissy), Kryssy, and Laurie. :) We had a blast in that hour and a half. :) Miss y'all and I really hope to see you in June, Bek. <3 Near the end of the month, the packers came and packed up all our goods and then a few days later they shipped 'em up here. :'( I was able to spend my last few days in TX with my friends/"family". I miss you and love you sooooo much, Kris, Hannah, Charity, Sarah {Lido}, Daniel, Issy, William, Mr. and Mrs. Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Hallman, Seth, Caleb, Adam, Isaiah, Micah, and Benny (I think I got all you Hallman kids. :P). Thanks for the help cleaning and providing some sweet memories the last three days, Daniel, Hannah, and Krista. Love you all.
On August 1st my family moved out. After saying our last good byes we hit the road heading to Illinois. :'( We spent the rest of the month un-packing and getting settled in.
In September we started our search for a church home. I think Tracy joined Nathan in Germany in this month also... I don't remember.
In October we started going to Bethel Baptist Church and have been going since. Someone also had a birthday in October. :P
Nothing very important really happened in November, except Thanksgiving. :)
Now we're in December and we're finishing up the 2010 year. This month has been super cold and we actually got to have a white Christmas. :)
Well... as y'all read, this year has been very eventful and quite bittersweet. Thanks for the prayers over the months as I have hit many difficulties and sad times. I don't know where I'd be without you all as my friends. I love you all and really mean it!!!! :) I hope y'all have a great New Year... I know I will try to make it a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

Back to Normal....

Soo.... Christmas is over with. :-/ It snowed on Christmas too!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D:D the day after (yesterday) we got like 1 foot. If you're thinking "Man, wish we could get one foot." STOP!!!!! It's a pain to shovel lol. On second thought.... Y'all can have it. :P ;) jk Anyway..... How was y'all's Christmas??? Visit family??? Whadya get??? Enjoy a break from school?? I know I did! lol. :D On Thursday we're heading to Big Rapids {Dad's old hometown} to see my Grandma H. then we'll head to Ludington/Scotville and visit with Grandma and Grandpa D. :D Can't wait!!! :) Oh, my cousin, Sara, gave birth to little Faith AnnMarie on December 25th at 11:09 PM (MI time, so it would've been 10:09 PM Central time). She's super cute and she was 8 lbs and 1 oz. Can't wait to see her!!!!!! I know we all are happy for her.
Anyway.... I'm sitting in my room, blogging (duh lol), loving the cool breeze that's taking ALL the stinkin' heat outta my room (now, don't get me wrong... I LOVE the heat, but my room was BURNING!), my arm hurts super bad from shoveling yesterday, and I'm listening to Celtic Thunder's "Working Man" by George Donaldson. :) Kinda like the song. Ooh... just changed to "Every Breath You Take" by Ryan Kelly. This song is okay... I like the next better, "Belfast Polka/Pennsylvania Railroad"~instrumental. It's on my playlist, feel free to listen. :) *sigh* I LOVE music.. I think I'd die without it. lol. :) Music is my weakness.... there told ya what my weakness was. :P
Can you believe 2010 is almost over with???????? I'm soooo happy!!!!!!! This year has been bittersweet. I'll put a 2010 review on here later, but lets just say that a couple highlights were: Sadie being put to sleep, meeting my sweet Sissy, moving to the frigid north, leaving all my wonderful friends/"family", and meeting a few new people at the church we're visiting, Bethel Baptist Church. That church is big and the people are super friendly. :) Okay.... I'm gonna stop rambling and do something... Idk what. Haha! Okay... I guess I could finish my Spanish homework before I forget about it. :P Alrighty... I'll post more later. I think I've changed everything back to the way I liked it before Christmas. Whadya think???? Talk later. Love y'all!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Review....

Great Christmas!!!! I hope y'all had a grand Christmas as well. :) Right now, I'm sitting on the couch with MY new laptop :D:D:D:D and wearing my new comfy purple PJs. :) Me luvs them!!!! :D:D:D My grandparents also were kind enough to give me 2 music CDs and my cats got me one other. :) My favorites.... Celtic Woman's first CD and Celtic Thunder's two newest CDs.... Take Me Home and It's Entertainment. :D I am so blessed. =) I also got a few shower gels, a day-by-day calendar of cats and dogs... and a few other animals (for 2011), and a printer for my photography. :) Ain't that so awesome of my sweet family. :) We all got quite a few stuff and we all enjoy them immensely. Oh!! also.... I got a awesome head warmer thing... ya know what I'm talkin about? It's a panda bear head... I LOVE IT!!!!! If you know me... I'd wear them out in public 24/7 :P I'm just crazy like that. :) Anyway... I gotta go, but please don't forget..... Christmas isn't about presents or food or family gatherings. Yes, it is nice to have those things, but Christ is the real reason.... He came to earth as a baby for us and then He died for us 33 years later. Don't forget about that, mmk??? Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, December 24, 2010

Last year.....

At this time, my family and I were excited about the engagement of my bro and (now) sister-in-law. Doesn't feel like a year. This year... Dad is playing a video game :P He's been at it half the day... lot of fun. :D And mom and Josh are just chillin. Me? I'm writing up a post then afterwards, I'll probably go watch some Love Boat and maybe talk to Sissy. :)
Last year.... our Dearest dog had the first seizure that we witnessed. We were all quite shaken up about it. I miss our Sadie Bug. Oh, and I miss Nathan too :P ;) Still can't believe it's been a year since those events. :-/ This year... our cats are as crazy as they were last year.
Anyway... MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you have a blessed Christmas and don't forget... CHRIST is the reason for the season.

Sadie Bug... <3 :)

Nathan and Tracy. :) Can anyone say 'AWWWWWWWWW' :P ;)


Luke 2......

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Friday Night

I saw this tag on Emily Joy's blog and I thought it looked fun, so I decided to do it. :D

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag 20 friends.
5. Everyone tagged has to do the same thing.
6. Have Fun!

Here are the questions:

IF SOMEONE SAYS ‘ARE YOU OKAY’ YOU SAY?
Holdin On To You- Brad Paisley
Hmm... Okay...

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
Thanks for the 'G' Chord- John Michael Montgomery
Okay.... interesting lol


HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Old Blue Chair- Kenny Chesney
Wow.... I'm doing horrible :P

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
Demons- Kenny Chesney
Never heard this song before... I'm listening to my bro's playlist ;) :P But that's hilarious!!!

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
That's Not Her Picture- John Michael Montgomery
HAHAHAHA!!!!

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Cloud Of Dust- Brad Paisley
Haha... okay. I love this song b/c it has Texas in it :P lol

WHAT’S YOUR MOTTO?
Huckleberry- Toby Keith
HAHAHA

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
Never Wanted Nothing More- Kenny Chesney
AWESOME!!!! Got a good one that time :P

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
When Somebody Loves You- Alan Jackson
Hmm... okay

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Don't Blink- Kenny Chesney
HAHA!! that's true, I do think bout that often!!! And I love this song, too. :D

WHAT IS 2+2?
American Soldier- Toby Keith
Told you I was horrible at math :P Love this song... it's like my fam's theme song

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Country Boy- Alan Jackson
Hahaha... okay. :P


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
The Little Girl- John Michael Montgomery
HAHAHAHA!! Love this song!! And I'm laughing so hard LOL

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
I Go Back- Kenny Chesney
Hmm... I do have flashbacks every once in awhile. :P lol

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
You Had Me From Hello- Kenny Chesney
Okay....

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Baptism- Kenny Chesney
Alrighty then.... lol

WHAT WILL YOU DO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue- Toby Keith
HAHAHA!!! okay....


WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
We Danced- Brad Paisley
Hmm.. okay. there is a 'ed' at the end of 'dance' which makes it past tense... :P

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
There Goes My Life- Kenny Chesney
HAHAHAHA!!!!

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Beer For My Horses- Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You better NOT feed my horses beer, or else YOU ARE DEAD :P

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Losing My Touch- Toby Keith
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
Young- Kenny Chesney
THAT IS SOOOOO TRUE!!!!!!!!!! I wanna be young again :P

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
1976- Alan Jackson
NONE OF US WERE EVEN THOUGHT OF IN 1976!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
Right Where I Want You- Alan Jackson
HAHA!!!! Yes, don't go right where i want you... keep going on with your own life. :P

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Speed- MontgomeryGentry
HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Only Prettier- Miranda Lambert
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! I'm not prettier, sooo... yeah. that fits :P

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
New Strings- Miranda Lambert
(Yeah, switched playlists... ran out of songs) LOVE this song but it doesn't make me cry :P

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Gunpowder and Lead- Miranda Lambert
HAHAHA... guess that means my hubby won't survive with me :P ;)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Love Song- Miranda Lambert
HAHAHA!!! no it don't!!!

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Sparks Fly- Taylor Swift
HAHAH!!! guess sooo.... hmmm....

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Mine- Taylor Swift
BWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
My Town- MontgomeryGentry
HAHA!!! I do miss MY town. :-/


WHAT WOULD YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE PERSON WHO TAGGED YOU?
When The Sand Runs Out- Rascal Flatts
HAHAH!!!! okay then...

WHAT WILL YOU NAME THIS NOTE?
Another Friday Night- Kenny Chesney
HAHA.... mmk...

Okay... I tag all my followers!!! :D:D:D Hope you have as much fun as I did. :D



Saturday, December 18, 2010

Did you know..................................................

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That the post that I just did with the pics was my 200th POST??????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Awesome, huh? :P

I'm Enjoying These... ;)

I know, I haven't posted lyrics in a few days, but I enjoy these posts better. :)
"I'll Stand By You"~ Carrie Underwood
I'll stand by you, I'll stand by you... (love this pic of you, Kris)

I won't let nobody hurt you... (love this pic, Bek... :P)

I'll stand by you... (always, Bek... always.)
Take me in into your darkest hour....

And I'll NEVER desert you, I'll stand by you.
I LOVE YOU Kris and Bek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can't wait to see you in May, Kris; and can't wait to see you (Lord willing) in June, Bek.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Picture/Song Post ;)

"Whenever You Remember"~Carrie Underwood
When you look back at times we had....

I hope you smile...

And know that through the good and through the bad....

I was on your side when nobody could hold us down....

We claimed the brightest star....

And we, we came so far....

And no they won't forget....

Whenever you remember times gone by....

Remember how we held our heads so high...

When all this world was there for us....

And we believed that we could touch the sky...

Whenever you remember, I'll be there

Remember how we reached that dream together. Whenever you remember.
I love you, Krista, Charity, and Debbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss you all!!!!!!!!! <3 I'll always be there. :)



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Winter Wonderland.... :D

A new fav!!!!!!! Again. lol :D Me likey this song. :D:D:D Hope ya enjoy it as well.... "Winter Wonderland" as sung by Celtic Thunder's Damian McGinty on my playlist below. Enjoy!!!!

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We're happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He'll say: Are you married?
We'll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you're in town.

Later on, we'll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we've made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain't it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some Random Pictures.... :)

These are my people...
This is where I come from...
We're givin this life everything we got and then some...

It ain't always pretty....

But it's real....
It's the way we were made...

Wouldn't have it any other way

These are my people...

And I sure do miss them... :) Love ya Hannah, Krista, Sarah {Lido}, Charity, Nathan, Josh, and Elisabeth. Keep safe and can't wait to see y'all in May!!!!!!!



A Funny Christmas Song...

So we heard this on the radio the other day. :D Josh and I were laughing our heads off!! "Leroy the Redneck Reindeer" by Joe Diffie. Enjoy!!

Well, you've all heard the story
About Rudolph and his nose.
Well, I'll tell you a Christmas tell
That never has been told.
Well, you may think you've heard it all,
But you ain't heard nothin' yet,
About that crazy Christmas
That the North Pole can't forget.

Rudolph was under the weather
And had to call in sick.
So he got on the horn,
To his cousin Leroy,
Who lived out in the sticks.
He said, "Santa's really counting on me
And I hate to pass the buck."
Leroy said, "Hey I'm on my way",
And he jumped in his pick-up truck.
When Leroy got to the North Pole,
All the reindeer snickered and laughed.
They never seen a deer in overalls
And a John Deer tractor hat.
Well, Santa stepped in
And said, "just calm down
Cause we all got a job to do.
Like it or not Leroy's in charge,
And he's gonna be leading you."
And it was:

Leroy, The Redneck Reindeer.
Hooked to the front of the sleigh
Delivering toys to all the good ol' boys
And girls along the way.
He's just a down home party animal
Two-Steppin all across the sky.
He makes jingle bells with the rebel yell
And made history that night.

Before that night was over,
Leroy had changed their tune,
He had them scootin a holf
On every single roof.
By the light of a neon moon,
Santa wrapped his bag with the dixie flag.
He was having the time of his life,
You could here him call,
"Merry Chistmas Y'all
And all of y'all a goodnight"
And it was:

Leroy, The Redneck Reindeer
Hooked to the front of the sleigh.
Delivering toys to all the good ol' boys
And girls along the way.
He's just a down home party animal,
Two Steppin all across the sky.
He makes jingle bells with the rebel yell,
And made history that night.

He makes Jingle Bells with the rebel yell,
And made history that night


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Never Grow Up, Lil Kids......

Oh darling don't you ever grow up...
Don't you ever grow up...

Just stay this little....

Oh darling don't you ever grow up...
Don't you ever grow up...

It could stay this simple....

I won't let nobody hurt you....

Won't let no one break your heart....

And no one will desert you....

Just try to never grow up.