Friday, May 31, 2013

Feeling down...

I'm not sure why, but this week I have been feeling kind of down. I wish that I could pin point why, but I really don't know why. 

Here are a few of the things I miss:

1. a zoo that I don't have to drive an hour to go to.
2. my Edmond friends, especially when they are going through hard times. I hate not being able to be there with them to distract them or help them out.
3. my motivation. Yes, I miss my motivation. I have it for a few weeks then it goes away. 

Now with that being said I feel that I should list a few things that are great about being here in a new place:

1. I am making friends with other SAHM's! This has been such a blessing and I thank God for providing these friends. 
2. Apparently we live in a town that hasn't been hit by a tornado in at least 30 years if not longer or ever. 
3. I cook dinner at home a lot more these days, which is good for both the waist and the budget.
4. There are lots of splash parks in the town we live in, which is fun fun fun!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In light of recent events...

Most of you know that this week has been devastating in the lives of many Oklahoman's.  Tornado's hit our state in a horrible way. The towns of Moore and Shawnee seem to be the hardest hit, however other towns like Newcastle  and Edmond were hit as well. 

I am very grateful that the tornado's didn't end up in my town. However, I feel a strange feeling of wishing I was there with all of my friends. I know this probably sounds weird to most of you. But I have gone through so many tornado's, many of which were close by where I lived. It isn't so much that I want to be in the tornado's path, but that I want to be closer to help and comfort those that were. 

I saw this Bible verse today on Facebook, posted by Dayspring, For I am the Lord your God, Who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13

I know that there are many organizations who are accepting donations, both cash or items that people and rescuers will need. I encourage you to find one and give to it if you can. If you can't then please pray for these families, especially those who have lost a loved one. It sounds like as of this morning (Tuesday morning) 7 children have been found dead. My heart is just broken for these families! 

If the recent evens have taught us anything it is to listen to God's voice. If he is telling you to talk to someone, give to someone or just tell someone thank you and job well done, then please PLEASE do it! For tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Make a difference in a life today!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The difference 2 weeks can make...

Two weeks ago I met a new friend. Her name is the most beautiful name in the world, it's Jessica. :) I met her at a book study that meets on Saturday mornings. We were the only two people to show up, which was nice because we got to know each other a little better. Since that day things have really gotten better for me here in our new town!  Below is my list of things that have happened over the last two weeks!

  • met Jessica at book study
  • Jessica invited me to join her at a pampered chef party.
  • At said party I met several other moms, several of which are stay at home moms (SAHM).
  • Jessica invited me to join the church softball team. Had the most fun I have had since moving here!
  • One of my new stay at home mom friends invited us over for play date!
  • met several of the other moms at the park to let the kids play and then walk.
  • lost 4 pounds (this has nothing to do with the other stuff, but worth mentioning) :)
  • poured out the last Diet Dr. Pepper in our fridge so that there wouldn't be any more temptation in the house. 
  • Purchased a new mattress and bedding. (again, has nothing to do with meeting new people, but it was worth mentioning because I LOVE our new bedding, still adjusting to the new mattress though)
  • Ian was invited to a birthday party for a kid that is in his Sunday School class! The whole family got to go and we got to swim, have cake and just enjoy our Saturday afternoon with a bunch of other little kiddos. 
  • I already have another walk scheduled with one of the other SAHM friends for Wednesday!
I'm really excited to see what God is going to do next! He continually proves to me that this is the place where he wants us and that he will provide for us! 

I should also mention that I am SO proud of my husband. He is such a hard worker! I know that our marriage isn't perfect and that we have our rough moments, but I couldn't imagine going through all of that (all of this change) with anyone else! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Diet Dr. Pepper, no thanks...

I haven't had a Diet Dr. Pepper in 11 days! Can you believe it? I know I can't. To top it off, I haven't even had a desire for one! There has been a Diet Dr. Pepper sitting in my fridge for the past two weeks! 

You may be asking yourself "how has she done it?". Here is the answer...Zeal Weight Management System! I really think the answer lies in the Zeal Wellness Drink. It tastes good and gives me some energy. I can't wait to see the long term effects that this has on me. I will keep you updated on how things are going with it! 

If you are interested in trying Zeal out then you can contact my friend Haley at her Zeal website!