Thursday, December 30, 2010


Well, it's that time of year again. Time to make those New Year's resolutions. Some you will keep, some that you have no intention of keeping. lol. In the more recent years, I have been trying to be more realistic about my resolutions and really keeping the promise/goal for myself. I think I did pretty good on last year's resolutions.

Hmmm. Let's see:

1. Spend way less money (don't go out as much, eat home more, etc)
-- this happened a bit.
2. Save more money (hoping to buy a house within the next 18 months - 2 years) -- this didn't happen at all.

3. Learn more about my Faith
-- this one I definitely did, as I was Baptized on Oct 17, 2010

4. Get more active in the Church --I became a volunteer with the Children's Ministry

5. Volunteer more --in 2010 I became a chair/committee team member for ALS in the Walk to Defeat ALS.

So, I would say that I did pretty well with my resolutions. I have some good ones in mind for 2011 that I will post in a few days. Have you started thinking on yours yet? Any good ones?

What are you thankful for in 2010?

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Because I thought this was really funny and true

If you are 30 or older you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!

1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2) There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square!
You actually had to use your imagination!!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in
the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in the 1970's or any time before!

The Over 30 Crowd
"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."

--Barbara De Angelis

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou

Monday, December 6, 2010

the catch up blog

Well the Christmas season is quickly upon us. I am enjoying teaching Sunday school for the little ones and seeing them learn the true meaning behind Christmas. It makes my heart warm and happy.

Lots going on lately.

For those that don't know, Ben and I have decided to move in with eachother. He is moving into my apt in a week and then we are moving to a bigger place once my lease is up at the end of January. I am so excited about this. It just feels right.

My family could all use some prayers right now for strength and patience and most of all decisions that need/will be made in February. Please just pray.

For those that haven't noticed, I have a prayer list to the right side of my page. If you would like to add someone to my list, just shoot me an email at or leave a comment. Please continue to pray for those on my list when you can.

Thursday, December 2, 2010




Monday, November 29, 2010

My long Thanksgiving weekend

We were quite busy this 4-5 days off.

Wednesday night, we met some friends at Toadies for happy hour. Always fun times.

Thursday, I got up and made the corn casserole, then we went to Stephanie and Johnny's house. It was a ton of fun like always. My new niece Faith is getting so big.

Friday, we went to tour the apt we had been thinking of getting. then I made chicken spaghetti and we went to Nicki's house for a Sing Star sing off. lol

Saturday night, we went to Cowboys Arlington to see Neal McCoy with my brother, Mandy, Bo, Debbi, Chad, and Sheila. It was so much fun. I had no idea that Neal McCoy is a great entertainer. He is so funny.

Sunday was spent lounging around, doing laundry and watching Dexter. I am hooked on this show. We are trying to catch up on all the seasons. We are on Season 2 now.

How was everyone else's Thanksgiving weekend?
Lots of holidays plans coming up?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

Today I am thankful for:

*my Faith
*my family
*my close friends
*having a roof over my head
*having a car to drive
*my boyfriend
*my Church family

"When we are judging others, we have no time to love them."
~Mother Teresa

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving week!!!!!!!!!!

Hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. This past weekend was great.

Friday night, Ben and I had dinner with his Dad (it was my first time meeting his Dad). It was a really good time. then I went to Cory's housewarming party and Ben stayed with his Dad.

Saturday, Ben and I went apartment hunting. We found one we really like and can't wait to start that new journey. Saturday night, we went to Talia and Mitchell's joint birthday party. It was a good time.

Sunday, we went to Church, hung out with my Mom and David for a bit, then home for a nap, laundry, cleaning, and cooking dinner.

I am excited for Thanksgiving. All the yummy food. Family time. Can't wait!

Today I am thankful for:
~my Faith!
~my family
~my friends
~to being able to find a new home that is "ours"

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
~Flora Whittemore

Friday, November 19, 2010

Finally Friday

today I am thankful for:

*an extremely caring heart
*the random pics that my Sister in Law, Mandy, sends me of my nephew, Declin
*of my family
*of my boyfriend, Ben
*that I get to meet Ben's dad tonight
*for my Faith.

"I can do everything through him who gives me strength"
-Philippians 4:13

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

Today, I am thankful for:

~having a warm home and car on these cool mornings
~having a job to come to that I actually enjoy (most days lol)
~my boyfriend, Ben
~my family that supports me no matter what

"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live."
~Flora Whittemore

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Wednesday!!!

Today, I am thankful for lots:

~my wonderful Bible study girls that seem to just get me.
~my boyfriend who becomes more amazing everyday
~my job and bosses that are great
~the roof over my head, the car I drive
~the nieces and nephews that can make me smile anyday, no matter what
~my Mom, who is and always will be one of my very best friends

Lets make this a good day and smile!

"Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
~Mother Teresa

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Lately it seems that everyone has drama. Maybe its this time of the year that stresses people out, maybe its immature people, maybe everyone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.....regardless of the reason, you can choose to NOT have that drama or negative attitude in your life. And that's what I choose.

So, since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I think it's time to pick up "things I am grateful/thankful for" again and post daily on here.

Today I am grateful/thankful for:

~my job and the opportunities they are giving me to advance.
~my boyfriend and his love
~the roof over my head
~the family I have even though they sometimes drive me crazy

I also think that I will start adding a quote or two just for fun.

"To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."
-Ken S. Keyes, Jr.

I am sad to say that we have lost someone very near and dear to my family. RIP Gertie Mae Boudreaux. We love you and you will be missed. Say hello to Grandma and Grandpa for me!

Friday, October 8, 2010

help! what am I missing here?

Back when my Grandpa was in ICU last summer, he was restrained and fighting the nurses, drs, us, anyone that he saw. It was almost impossible to do any testing on him without totally drugging him or someone physically laying on top of him. They were doing a test to see if he had any active brain waves and it was just me, him, and the tech there. I was practically laying on him with his restraints on and he was still throwing me around. Out of nowhere, the tech just started singing “Amazing Grace” and Grandpa stopped fighting, laid there, and tears started pouring out of his eyes.
It was an extremely powerful/sad moment for me. I truly believe at that point is when he let go and went Home mentally.
So, fast forward a year, we are at church on the day anniversary of his death (me, Ben, mom, David)……and this song comes on. I busted out crying. Every since then, I have heard this song no less than once a week. This week, they had us sing it in Bible Study.
I think God is trying to tell me something, but I can’t figure it out. Help!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The work week is 1/2 over

Happy Wednesday!

Today I am thankful for:

~the wonderful women in my Bible Study class
~the opportunity to be in a great Bible Study program
~the opportunity to help with the Walk to Defeat ALS in Dallas (although it is a lot of work and has caused some tears lol)
~having found the man in my life that I enjoy spending so much time with and like wise.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Just another manic Monday........

Ha! Now that song will be stuck in my head all day!

Today I am thankful for:
~the great weekend I had with my boyfriend
~having a job when so many people don't
~having friends that I know I can trust when I need them
~seeing Declin at bday party #1 (he gets cuter by the day!!!)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Finally Friday

Things I am thankful for today:

~getting to see my boyfriend tonight
~getting to hang out with good friends tonight
~going to my nephew, Declin's, birthday party tomorrow
~having a job

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Positive Vibes

Lately a lot of people seem to be negative all the time. I think it's time that I start posting on here again daily with positive things in my life.

~I am thankful for our God and the church that has taken me in to let me find my love for Him.
~I am thankful for my family and the things they do for me.
~I am thankful that I am healthy.
~I am thankful that I have a job when so many others don't.
~I am thankful for the Bible Study that started this week at my church.
~I am thankful for my girlfriends that are there no matter what.
~I am thankful for the boyfriend I have that entered my life at the perfect time.
~I am thankful for the kids that I am learning to teach Sunday school with.

What are you thankful for? what positive things are happening in your life? Leave me some comments!!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010


Please pray for Baby Bennett and this incredibly sweet family.

oh my goodness!!!

I just checked my blog and realized that people had commented on several of my blogs that I didn't know about. I apologize! I am a terrible-blog-keeper-upper.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

need some prayers

2 weeks ago (on a Saturday evening), I volunteered through my church with special ed children. It was a one time deal. It was a lot of fun. The following Monday, I got an email from the leader of the group asking if I would be interested in coming on as a permanent volunteer with them. I thought about it over several days and decided to do it. I filled out the extensive background check and application for working with children. a week passes and I hear nothing. yesterday, I got an email saying that they were starting the process of processing my app and background check, and that it would be up to 7 business days before I heard back from them. They called all of my references yesterday. I got a phone call today asking me if I could interview with the youth Pastor this Sunday. This is the final step in taking on this role in my church. So please, keep me in your thoughts if you don't mind.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


please keep my cousin Freddy in your prayers. He is having major surgery tomorrow

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The law of the garbage truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, he was really friendly. So I asked, ‘Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!’ This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, ‘The Law of the Garbage Truck.’
He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.
Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…..
Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t, and watch out for the garbage trucks!’

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feb 2nd

Most know it as Ground Hog Day, I know it as my Grandpa's birthday.

Some days it seems like only days since Grandpa passed and other days it seems like it was a long time ago. Truth is, its been 5 months now. I miss him every day and think about him all the time.

So, in honor of my Grandpa, Happy Birthday Grandpa! I love you and miss you. Hope you and Grandma are celebrating your birthday and your upcoming wedding anniversary together.