Saturday, December 31, 2005

almost 2006

In 4 hours and 10 mins...2005 will be over. wow. I wonder how long it wil take me to get used to writing 06 on my checks. LOL

This year...I hope Kyle gets a job, I hope my job stays permanent. I want to be a better mom, a more playful mom. I want to be a better wife. I want to have sex more...well, no I don't..but I want to WANT to have sex more!! LOL I'd like to lose weight....blah blah blah. I want to find a church and get involved in it. I want to pick up a "hobby" and stick with it....and make time for it on a weekly basis. ok..that's enough for 2006. ;-)

Kyle and I are hanging out at home tonight (like we NEVER do THAT!) we're gonna eat snacks, watch the ball drop, maybe watch a movie, toast with some champagne, etc. It's a good life.

Here's to hoping that 2006 is "our year". 2005 has been downright sucky...things HAVE to be better this year...they just HAVE to. K had told me to not get champagne at the store...we don't really like it and we are trying to not spend any money we don't have to. As I wlked past it at the grocery...I had to pick up a bottle. this would be the 1st year since we have been married that we wouldn't toast with champagne at midnight. I was worried it would bring "bad luck". You know...because our life is so overflowing with "good luck"! LOLOL So...I got it...and we'll toast and the tradition continues.....

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

December 27, 2005

8 years ago today, I married my best friend. Before I ever THOUGHT about him in any other way he was my very very good friend. We spent hours on the phone and were wonderful friends.

When I was 16 (almost 17) and he was 16..I saw the "light" and we began dating. We held hands in the car on the way home from a church conference in Indiana..and it all began. This picture is taken 1 month later at my 17th b-day party.

A few months later, he broke my heart and we didn't speak for about a year!! Time heals all...and the year we graduated...we became friends again. Shortly after graduation we began dating again..on again and off again until 1995...when we stayed "on". this picture is the summer of 95 in TN.

In February of 1997 (after a 2 week break up and me cutting off my long hair to spite him ) we became engaged and moved in together. In November we traveled to Gatlinburg to get our marriage license so we could be married the next month. this picture is us at the marriage license place.

On December 27, 1997 at 2:30 pm we were married. It was a beautiful ceremony and the BEST decision I ever made...I would do it again and again.

Our first year of marriage was tough...Kyle had an accident and broke his collar bone which required surgery and months off work. We were BROKE, but in love. This picture is us at my moms wedding in August of that year...even though we were POOR we were happy. Whether "feast or famine" our love stays strong and we stay happy. I am so thankful for that!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Year in Review

Saw this over at Cindy's and enjoyed reading it so I decided to join the fun! :)

I started my blog in it's not a WHOLE year....LOL

February: I have had an online journal before.

March: We used to live in Knoxville when I was in 6th grade.

April: My mom just recently got a new cat.

May: My friend R has joint custody of his daughter M.

June:'s almost been a month since I posted.

July: We have been gone, for what seems like forever!

August: Once again I have let so much time pass between posts that I have to play "catch up".

September: I'm annoyed with the cable company since they refused to hire my husband to work for them.

October: I am SO thrilled and utterly excited!!

November: Today is my 31st B-day, I woke up with a yeast infection.

December: Bill collectors..... SUCK!

OK Cindy's was much better reading than mine!! ROFL

Friday, December 09, 2005

Counting my blessings....

I am sitting in a warm home, with food in my stomach, (and more in the kitchen). I have a car in my driveway that takes us where we need to go. I have a washer and dryer in my basement that lets me to stay home and do laundry instead of trudging to the landromat. I have clothes and a warm coat....gloves and a hat too! I have a big screen tv with cable and a DVR....I have 2 computers and internet access. I have a job. I have a husband that I love with all my heart...and he loves me back. And we have 2 beautiful, precious, healthy children. We ARE blessed.

Life is rough right now...but could be a bazillion times worse. I AM thankful for all we have. sometimes the good that is in my life gets clouded out by the little bit of Yuck.....I don't want the "yuck" to take over. I want to remember all that I have and always be thankful.

We have 6 inches of snow outside....Logan is home from school. We are going to decorate the tree and make cookies. Life is good.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bill collectors.....

SUCK! I know they are just doing their job...but why they have to act like creeps in the process is beyond me!

Needless to say, I just had a call about my visa card. It is extrememly past due, but it can't be helped and when we are months behind on the mtg and have to pay phone, electric, etc....the stupid visa bill sadly takes a back burner. I just spoke with someone last week and explained our situation. So, I get another call today...I explain our situation again and tell her that we are trying to sell our car so we can pay our bills. She asks me to make a payment today. I told her again...that there is NO money to make a payment. She told me that this was going to look bad on my credit report (duh)...yes, I know that but what does she expect me to do? She expects me to make a payment on my bill. I thanked her for calling and told her there was nothing I could do today. she then said, "you need to accept responsibility and pay your bills". I thanked her and told her to have a good day....I wanted to rip her throat out.

I WANT to pay my bills with all my heart and soul. do people really believe that we like not having money and living in fear that our house will be foreclosed on? We are doing the best we possibly can at the moment.

I am not really sure what we have done "wrong" or why we have such bad "luck". I mean really....not to sound like a sob story...but it is one thing after another continuosly. We went to TN for thanksgiving and ended up having transmission problems that had to be fixed before we could come home. My MIL paid ($360), but it is another thing that is added to the bill of things we owe her for. the other day I went to put the kids in the car and the one seat belt doesn't work anymore. Stuff like that is almost enough to send me over the edge. It HAS to get better at some point....doesn't it???