Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Don't forget to go link up:

I have some new followers so I thought this would be fun for y'all to know a lil bit more about me!

1) Tell one thing not many people know about you.
hmmm. When I start something, I become extremely dedicated to it. Like it turns into a challenge for me.

2) If you HAD to change your first name, what would you change it to?
I actually don't think I would.

3) What are your 3 favorite songs of the moment?
there are actually too many to narrow it down. I like almost every song on the Christian station right now. I can't get enough of it.

4) List 3 goals on your life's to-do list:
get married
have babies
be a patient advocate

5) What is one of your favorite quotes?
"happiness heals like medicine, bitterness kills like a disease"

6) Fill in the blank: If I had an extra 10 dollars to spend . . I would buy __________?

7) What’s your birth date?
July 29

8) Do you have a hidden talent and if so what is it?
this is a hard one. I don't think I keep anything hidden worth sharing. I am beginning to think I can cook though lol

9) What do you think of when you hear the word "blue"?
blue grass. It makes me think of Kentucky.

10) Finish this thought: I need . . .
to clock back in from lunch and get to work.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I am linking up over at Life After I Dew for So What Wednesday, you should really join in and link up as well.

So what if:

•My ADD is out of control today and I can’t concentrate on ONE.SINGLE.THING. Oh look! Something shiny!
•I stayed out to late with a good friend last night and I am tired today.
•I don’t want my frozen lunch today and am thinking about grabbing some fast food.
•we have NO plans for this weekend, and I can’t wait.
•my feelings are hurt because people aren’t the friends I thought they were.
•I am choosing to just walk away from said people instead of trying to mend a friendship that is one-sided.
•we are having Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight.
•I love Ben more everyday and can’t wait to see what our future holds!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend Recap

Why is it that the weekends never feel long enough? haha

Friday after work, Ben and I ate at Saltgrass

then we headed over to Grand's sports bar to watch some karoake with some friends!

Saturday, we slept in, then headed to my brother's house to hang out, swim, and BBQ. It was a good time. I can't believe how fast my nephew is growing. He's becoming a little man already.

Sunday morning, we went to church.

then home to do some cleaning and laundry.

Yesterday evening we went to Mom and David's house to celebrate Father's Day with David. We had a really good time and it was good to see family.

This week doesn't appear to be as crazy as some recently, but we will see.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Joining up for confession Fridays over at

I confess that I can't wait to go to the Farmer's Market in the morning

I confess that I can't wait to see my precious nephew, Declin, tomorrow afternoon
(he's the little one on the left)

I confess that I am also excited to see my brother and sister in law as well

I confess that I am done with one sided friendships. From this point on, I will be walking away from them. "the things we tolerate define the quality of our life."

I confess that I am so proud of our Dallas Mavericks

I confess that I am also excited that because the Mavericks won, I am wearing jeans at work today.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


a love survey on Ben and I

♥ What are your middle names?
Marie and James

♥ How long have you been together?
11 months today!

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating?
3-4 years

♥ Who asked whom out?
I think I might have asked him out actually. ha!

♥ How old are each of you?
Me-33 next month

♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most?
mine, but not very often for them either

♥ Do you have any children together?
nope, maybe someday though

♥ What about pets?
no pets.

♥ Did you go to the same school?
No, I went school in Texas and he went to school in South Dakota

♥ Are you from the same home town?

♥ Who is the smartest?
We both have our smart moments and "blonde" moments lol

♥ Who is more sensitive?
I think this is equal for us, actually.

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple?
Texas Roadhouse!

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple?
from DFW to South Dakota in April

♥ Who has the craziest exes?
probably me

♥ Who has the worst temper?
definitely me

♥ Who does the cooking?
that would be me

♥ Who is more social?

♥ Who is the neat-freak?
we both are

♥ Who is more stubborn?
this might be a toss up as well

♥ Who hogs the bed?
he does!

♥ Who wakes up earlier?
during the week, he does. On the weekends, I do.

♥ Where was your first date?
we had dinner and a movie at my apt.

♥ Who has the bigger family?
not sure actually. I met a ton of his family while I was in SD.

♥ Do you get flowers often?
Not too much.

♥ How do you spend the holidays?
Thanksgiving and Christmas 2010 were with my family. Maybe we can change things up this year though.

♥ Who is more jealous?
we both have had our moments

♥ How long did it take to get serious?
really quickly.

♥ Who eats more?
him. he normally eats what I don't finish. lol

♥ Who does/did the laundry?
we both do. every Saturday and/or Sunday

♥ Who’s better with the computer?

♥ Who drives when you are together?
Him 99% of the time

50 life lessons

I got this from a blog post by Caroline at
who got it from Regina Brett's "50 Lessons Life Taught Me"

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Go link up with Jamie at with WILW

today I am loving that the Mavericks won last night!!!!

I am loving the amazing man that is my boyfriend, Ben. (I have no pics of him alone, I need to fix this)

I am loving our new break room "store"

I am loving the pool parties that we have been to the past 2 weekends and will be attending this weekend.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The ABCs of me!

{a} age: 32
{b} bed size; Queen
{c} chore you hate; cleaning the bathtub. Ben does that chore the best anyway!
{d} dogs; None
{e} essential start to your day; Dr Pepper or Coke
{f} favorite color; blue.
{g} gold or silver; Silver definitely or white gold.
{h} height; 5'5"
{i} instruments you play; None.
{j} job title; which one? I have 2: Appraisal Management Coordinator and 4506-T processor
{k} kids; someday
{l} live; I live in Irving
{m} mom's name; Rhonda
{n} nicknames; Am, Ber, Bear, AmberS
{o} overnight hospital stays; none
{p} pet peeve; I have a lot and I can't narrow it down to my biggest one. *gasp*
{q} quote from a movie; "don't talk about me like I'm not here!" "drink your juice Shelby" (can anyone guess the movie?)
{r} right- or left-handed; Right for writing and eating, left for anything else
{s} siblings; 1 older brother and 2 younger step sisters
{t} time you wake up; I wake up around 7 on both the weekdays and weekends. I just can't sleep in anymore
{u} underwear; for me or him?
{v} vegetables you dislike; peas, lima beans
{w} what makes you run late; I like to be early for everything
{x} x-rays you've had; Teeth, hand, tummy, brain, sinuses, the list could go on and on
{y} yummy food you make; I make a lot of good food actually. lol
{z} zoo - favorite animal; monkey!

Friday, June 3, 2011

These are my confessions....

I'm hooking up with Lindsey over at for this one.

I confess that I am totally excited about going to Taco Casa with my honey and some good friends on Sunday before we head to the movies.

I confess that I can't wait to get up in the morning and go bargain shopping for some summer work clothes.

I confess that I want to be on a white sand beach, like maybe in the Virgin Islands, right now.

That's all I have for today!!! Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Need to vent and get opinions

I have had a post on the “tip of my tongue” for days and have debated on/off about writing it.

Warning: I’m going to tell you in advance, if you think this blog post is about you, it probably is.

Lately it seems that all people do is crap on each other. Whether it’s talking trash about someone and hoping they don’t find out. To flat out being mean to people. I have been seeing it happen to a ton of people I love and care about recently, including myself.

Honestly, is it worth it? It’s childish and immature. What kind of fulfillment do you receive from it? Does it make you temporarily feel better about that person? Does it make you then wonder if they will find out what you have said, so now you are nervous?

I just don’t understand. A majority of my life, I have kept male friends closer than females, because of what I stated above. Men don't act like this. If they get mad at you, they either tell you or act like it didn't happen and move on. I honestly don’t understand why women are so vindictive sometimes.

Does anyone have an answer?