Playing Catch Up

It has been a whirlwind two weeks.  Last week, Mike and I traveled to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO to pick up our soldier. It was a long, grueling 15 hour drive.  But, I did get to spend it with this cutie. We watched Jason graduate as a military police officer for the US Army {mama couldn't be more proud} then we headed back home to the other three kids, one grandbaby and two dogs that waited for us at home. We got back at 4am last Friday morning.  Monday, I had two follow-up interviews, was offered positions at both companies and accepted a position as an Admissions Coordinator for a skilled nursing facility about 15 minutes from our home.  {The surprising part is that I start this coming Monday!  Will y'all pray for me?} I have realized this week that I may be creating a monster future … [Read more...]

Peeking In

I tend to be quiet here when I am going through something{s}. Really, I have a lot to say but need to say it in real life before I can go blabbing about it on my blog. Plus, I am sick.  After a night in the ER with two bags of fluids, a really strong pain killer and a nurse that seemed to enjoy digging around to start an IV, I am feeling {slightly} better.  The doctor told me today, at a follow-up appointment, that my sample {I will leave what they sampled to your imagination} is growing a pathogen and that Monday he will have results to let me know what antibiotic I need to start.  Basically, I have bad bacteria in my gut? Who knew. So, in an attempt to keep you updated on my oh-so-glamorous life {ha!} here are some pics from my phone this week: Sitting at the DMV on a Saturday was … [Read more...]

InstaFriday #2

This week has been a long one.  TGIF, for sure! I have two posts in draft that I just don't feel led to hit publish on right now but just know, God and I are going through some stuff together.  Confidence was definitely the right word to choose for 2012.  Stay tuned for an announcement and a fresh series on prayer beginning February 15th. Now, for the week in review... I turned 33 this week and a sweet young friend made me this pretty cake :) Thank you, Halie!  I had a wonderful birthday trip with the hubby (the pictures are tucked in this post) I am pathetically inept at doing this little girls hair in the morning.  Mimi needs some lessons (and some tips for getting her to sit still without the neighbors thinking I am attempting to murder her) Uncle Matt (or Mot as Sweet Pea … [Read more...]

InstaFriday and a Bible reading plan update

I got an iPhone 4s {insert geeky squeal here} right before Christmas! I am in love with this gadget, particularly the Pinterest app and Instagram. Imagine my delight in finding a bloggy link-up for sharing your photos from the week {cause I take a ridiculous amount of photos with my phone}. Here is my week in photos: all my kids sitting in one spot without bickering, a photo worthy moment indeed 12/31/11 Sweet Pea plunking on the piano to keep the residents of the nursing home entertained! 1/2/12 Jared, my uber cool 15 year old who will still take photos with mama 12/31/11 Mike and I saying goodbye to our soldier, Jason, for 3 more months of training. 1/3/12 crazy game night {Partini, anyone?} on New Year's Eve at casa del Smallwood 12/31/11 Spent much of the week like this since … [Read more...]

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