Tuesday, August 27, 2013

House tour

Outside


This is the outside of the house, when you first drive up, it don't look so nice outside but when you walk in, you can see the true beauty. 


Our patio furniture and pool 

Then we have the entrance on the side of the house 

KITCHEN 
fron the entryway you come into the kitchen, i am in love with the wide open kitchen that i have, compared to the last house which was so small 
This is the cabinet I have wanted for a long time, was so excited to get it, when you look closely it is very antique looking and i love it, the table also matches it
 
Kitchen pic 1, the little table is just a little breakfast nook... 


this is the other end of the kitchen, i have a dishwasher- Thankful for that, dishes are so easy now, we all take our dishes to the dishwasher and it takes little to no time to fill it. 

This sign was painted by a friend " There are no strangers here, just friends who haven't met yet"
it is so true about our house because we love people and we want to make friends with everyone. 

Dining Room



Our Bedroom

My big dresser- finally i have a lot of room to properly sort my clothes

I love the light in our room, its like a paper feel

Our closet, not really big enough but we can manage, having the shelves helps off course

Hubbynero's(means hes hot like a hot pepper, haha) dresser- he likes most of his clothes hung so he will never fill this, i might take it over, LOL 

 We have a big window in our room, so these curtains cover it and make it dark to sleep in 


Brooke's room 

Brooke's closet- i like the room she has here

we have her room decorated in Pink and Zebra- we love it, waiting on new bedding now

her book shelf and her suitcase still not all unpacked :p

her dresser with lots of room 

BATHROOM 
I love our big jacuzzi, i have used it 2x already, i always like to take a bath on Saturday night and watch a movie while i soak. 

I wish we had a double sink, but i still like it, there will be the 2nd bathroom downstairs in a few weeks

some decor in the bathroom 

Down stairs 
our propane fire place down stairs

the laundry room- nothing exciting happening here :)


I will post more later when i have access to our extra bedroom, we have a guy living with us now, he moves out this weekend

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesdays for Women

Just for Women Wednesdays- to inspire and encourage. 


The Carrot, the Egg and the Coffee Bean 

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling.
It seemed that, as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans.
She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes, she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?"
"Carrots, eggs, and coffee," the young woman replied. The mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity - boiling water - but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak.
The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened! The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" the mother asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?"  Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong but, with pain and adversity, do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat?  Did I have a fluid spirit but, after a death, a breakup, or a financial hardship, does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavour.
If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Weekend Recap

Friday: 
It was a great sales day at work for me, i got 6 sales( as Billing rep, we only need 2 per day, so i went way over today, but its extra money for bonus time) left work at 2 for treatment ( 18 more), Andrew picked me up at 4 to run around like crazy to do a bunch of errands, first stop Walmart for some groceries, mainly snacks for day care and cereal etc, spent $40 on 5 bags of groceries so it was a good shopping day there, then we went to get things i needed for the pool party on Saturday, our colors are black and bright pink- same as Brooke's room, i cannot believe its her 10th birthday party now.....
I had this idea for loot bags 
( it has a thank you for coming note) but because Summer is almost over there was no pool noodles in the city, so instead i decided to do a candy buffet and i have some lip gloss and bracelets to add to the loot bags. 
Brooke had her friend Elizabeth stay over all night, those two play so well together
it is so nice to see them playing and hanging out, they have had Brooke over every week for a few now, they might become BFF =) 
Watched a movie and went to bed a little to late but i stayed up later because of the nap I had earlier. 

Saturday:
 Not a lot of sleeping in today
Woke up with a headache, so i did take a nap before the party happened..
Jen who helped me out and who i appreciate so much arrive at 2 pm,
Brooke had a face time chat with our friend back in Newfoundland, this is the first party she missed so she wanted Brooke to open her present before the kids arrived

there were tears shed on both sides :( She loves Brooke a lot and the feeling is mutual

Here are some pictures from the party 
The table with some pretty pink flowers 

Some of the decor, those puffs are so easy to make 

My girl and I 

Brooke only wanted a ice cream cake this year so that's what she got, guess she is getting to old for fancy theme cakes 

 We did a candy buffet which was a big Hit, the kids loved it, they made candy bags to take home and i added lip gloss and a snap bracelet to each one:)


Swimming


Group shot 

her friends Elizabeth and Lexie from school 

after swimming, group shot

more present opening 

barbie from Oz the great and powerful, she is very excited as you can tell

we ended of the evening with 2 friends having a fire and a  sleep over, there is an extra one in this picture because it is the neighbours daughter. 
All in all she had a great day and it was pretty stress free

Sunday:

My niece who had her surgery on Wednesday, the one i wrote about here, she had her second surgery and she was released today, i didn't like to see her so sleepy from the medication, glad she is doing better. 


Sunday school as usual
We had a gardener come over after morning service because i want to plant some veggies and i need to prep my garden, so he came over to tell me what was weeds etc, come to find out i have beautiful Lillie's everywhere, I love Lillie's and i am so excited to see them bloom
Hubby made a stuffed salmon ( stuffed with shrimp, scallops, etc) It was so delicious. The guy who was looking into the gardening ate with us, i tidied away and then i took a nap, it was only an hour long, i am hoping i can sleep tonight :p
After PM service we went to Wendy's with people from church, it was fun <3

Monday is coming again, ugh- hope it isnt a crazy busy week at work.. i have a lot of yard work to do :


Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday's Faboulous Blessings

Yesterday I listed my "Trouble Thursday, Today i want to change that attitude to something Positive
1) I am so blessed by the incredible family that i have gotten in contact with thru blogging, it really is great to know that even though those ladies are so far away, I can send an email and within an hour or so, I get a reply back from them telling me to cheer up, they are rooting for me etc, I love you Ladies, YES, you who are reading this, Thank you all for being so sweet and kind
2) My Husband- ya know since this severe anxiety has begun, i am glad im not married to me, I would'nt deal with it at all, but he is so calm and a peace keeper, he works hard to provide for us, he has started hosting websites so if you need a hosting, let me know he is super cheap too, i am working 2 full days a week, then i work 2 half days til 2 pm because i have treatment, i like the schedule but it makes for a smaller pay cheque which i dont enjoy, but thankfully he makes good money and its all ok.
3) My Daughter- How did i ever get so lucky to be a momma to the greatest 10 year old ever, off course there comes with her age the attitude of a soon to be teenager but i hear so many compliments from other people when she goes to their house how polite she is, how mannerly and such a great helper, it makes this momma proud to know I am doing something right :)
4) Co Workers- I have been blessed with some of the greatest co workers ever, it has only been 3 months but some of us feel like family, it is awesome.
5) TGIF- I am so glad that its Finally Friday... not that i can have much sleep this weekend because i do have a birthday party for Brooke tomorrow, but I am so happy to not have work for 2.5 days, i get off at 2 pm every friday :)
Whats some of the blessings in your life on this Faboulous Friday

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Terri's Thursday Troubles

Terri's Thursday Troubles
- This day is far to long, it feels like 3 in 1, i will be happy when 5:30 comes
- My shoe broke- its a flip flop and the piece that goes between the toe broke- aww, its hard walking
- Have 10 little ladies coming on Saturday for Brooke's 10th Birthday party
- I am sitting here in a lot of pain- i think 90% of my flare ups are work related and stress, i had a rough time on Tuesday night, i got my treatment done and my bladder spasmed while getting treatment, it threw the catheter across the room, which put me into a flare up, last time this happened was because i had an infection, went to the ER and sure enough i have a bladder/kidney infection, i had a high fever and blood pressure was to the roof, the nurse gave me blood work and her watch caught on the needle and rip the needle out, talk about hurting, you would think there was a murder scene with blood flying everywhere, my poor arms
- i have been on hold for 20 mins with my mentor team, trying to get a work order to work out, thankfully they are doing it and i am sitting here blogging :p
- have to go grocery shopping tonight- Sigh, not my favorite thing to do for sure.
-I am going to be Hosting a Recipe Link up, looking for co host, Get in touch with me if your interested
What's going on with you?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesdays for Women


Wednesdays for Women- to uplift and encourage


I was browsing facebook and i came across this, it is so very true and i think we should all read this



 Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! 

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

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 – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

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

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

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

24. The most important organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

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

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

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

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

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

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. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come...

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Introducing Being the Mrs

Today I introduce to you Megan- her blog is so much fun and i am glad she is the winner of the giveaway i hosted for my 1 year blog-a-versary 





1) When and Why did you begin blogging?

. I initially started blogging so friends and family could keep up with my husband and our married adventures in.  His family lives in Southern Nevada, my family is spread from Southern Nevada to Northern Nevada to Utah to Texas.  We live in Wyoming, so it seemed fitting to have a blog for our friends and family to be able to keep up with our busy lives.  The blog was created in July 2012, but I didn't really begin "blogging" until earlier this year. 


2) What do you hope to see your blog become?

I hope to have my blog become a place for people to come together and celebrate life.  I hope readers will read my blog and have a laugh, feel someone else is going through the same trials they are, and maybe be able to make a few friends along the way.  Blogging is a great community of wonderful people sharing their lives together.  I hope people will come to my blog seeking that feeling of community, to connect with other people and to understand that we're all in this together (High School Musical Reference? Yeah, I went there)
 


3) What is your favourite blogging topic or topics?

 blog about marriage, weight loss, successes, failures and everyday life as a working student and full-time wife.  I love sharing my life with others including tips on marriage, making healthy lifestyle changes, and balancing family with everything else happening in your life.


4) What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

 I am a beginning quilter.  I love picking out fabrics, putting things together and making heirlooms that will stand the test of time. I'm still a beginner so I have lots to learn, but it is definitely my favorite hobby.


5) Tell me something funny about your self 

I collect POP! Vinyl Bobbleheads.  They're adorable, cute and appeal to my geeky side.  For Christmas, the hubs got me a Princess Leia one!  It is definitely my favorite so far.  So, yeah, if you want to win my heart, get me a POP! brand Vinyl Bobblehead 


Now go say hello leave her some Love. She also shares my side bar for the next Year:) Enjoy your time because i know i will enjoy having you here Lovely. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Weekend Recap :)

Friday:

Back to work after 10 days of vacation, thankfully i got off at 2 for treatment, the nurses on 4W are so amazing to me, they really do care, and treat me so well when I'm there...I took this picture for Brooke she wanted me to take one for her
I will love when i can finally say my treatments are over forever, i am beginning to get the bad taste in my mouth from them now and I'm losing my hair slowly :( 
Moses had a birthday today as well- we made him a cake and cooked chicken fettuccine for him, it was nice
just as amazing as it looks

I laid down for a "20" minute nap after dinner and woke up 4 hours later with a blog post on my  mind, it was things that i couldn't even get over it, i filled pages in my notebook, got out my bible and had scripture references going then i posted a short version on the blog, thank you for your kind comments and your love, it means a lot. 
I couldn't fall back to sleep for a long time after that, i guess it was my combination of naps and a heavy heart

( my desk last night) 

Saturday:

Brooke woke us up by crawling in bed with us, as much as i love her snuggles after a hard night of little sleep i didn't want to wake up that early :p
I slept for a while after that, then the phone rang and woke me up
figured i may as well get up and start my day, took sheets of the bed to wash and change them, cleaned my house with the help of Brooke, she loves to try and clean the bathroom- so i let her and she did a great job :) 
I don't think it is every to early to let them help with chores. 
We ran some errands after that, i needed to get some things for Sunday lunch because my sister and her hubby is doing the music at our church tomorrow so they are coming here for lunch and to hang out after service. 
Talked to my aunt for a little bit, they were going to come visit but i didn't return the call early enough:( 
Watched "Georgia Rule" it was a cute movie, i love having Netflix :) 

Sunday: 

Sunday school, we had all girls today, my sister and her husband did music for us at church today, it was nice, then they came here for lunch and we went swimming, chatted etc. 
we all took naps they only got in from Kentucky at 3 am, so they were pooped( means tired ) 
Sister and I went into town before church, i needed to pick up a birthday cake for after service. 
After PM service, everyone came over for a fire, swimming and funnnn <3 We have a great church family, it was a lot of fun. I couldn't find my phone so there was no pictures taken:(

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The cold hard truth right from my heart

Tonight i just feel like writing
No idea who this is for
or maybe its just for me

a friend blogged and she got some thoughts swirling in my head, i was in bed but had to get up to write this...

sometimes we go thru things to help other people get thru things
I got diagnosed with one of the most chronic pains ever "IC" has it been easy,
NOT at all, in fact its depressing
the pain is so bad at times that i actually cry, i plead with God, why me, what did i ever do to deserve this...
no answer given except " he never gives us more then we can bear"
sometimes we feel we cannot bear any more,
sometimes i feel like i cannot handle another trip to the Emergency
sometimes i feel like i cannot handle another morphine shot where the next day i am feeling so sore, tired and moody
but ya know what
as long as i have breathe in me, I can get thru this
Besides he never gives us more then we can bear.

as humans we think what did i ever do to go thru this, why does she have to go thru what she goes thru, she is a pastors wife, shouldn't God allow her to be 100% healthy, she is working for his kingdom so don't it make sense for her to be done with this sickness ?

This song is on my mind:

When I've cried all i can cry
when i've prayed all i can pray
hear my heart
When there are no words to say
When there are no prayers to pray
hear my heart

When i first got diagnosed, i kinda laughed it off because i could do this, i could beat this, i was stronger and bigger then this, 6 months in i became very frustrated, very depressed and kept saying WHY God, WHY God
i felt like no one was in this place before, i felt so lonely, i felt so betrayed by God, {its OK to feel that way}that's why i started doing some research and i found out, there are a lot of people in the world that has this disease and every one feels the same way that i do, there is no cure, nothing that can take this away... so for the remainder of my life, I'm dealing with this condition unless God chooses to heal me, if he don't, i still have to trust him, i know he knows whats best for me, so i need to trust him completely.
This disease plays with your mind as any numbing pain disease does, but I've learnt to be quiet so God can hear my heart

Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wednesdays are for Women


Welcome to another Wednesdays are for Women
( to uplift and encourage) 
I am part of a word of the day group, meaning each day my Pastors wife in Newfoundland sends out an email to uplift and encourage, i love her writings and wanted to share this one with you. 

John 8:11...And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Jesus doesn't condemn you but he does expect you to stop sinning. He will make you aware of sin, not to hurt you but so you can stop. If you are hurt or offended that is your pride being bruised and you need to rub the salve of humility on it. 
Pride will make you defend your sin or blame others for it. Humility will enable you to see your sin and stop doing it.



Monday, August 5, 2013

Prayer Request

A friend of ours is in need of some major prayer, 

36 with 2 daughters and a wife... he had a surgery a few weeks back in Alberta, Canada

He came home to visit family, we visited him about 2 weeks ago and he was still in alot of pain, that night, his mom posted this on Facebook
Trustin is in need of prayer,he is in emergency room with awful pain in stomach from surgery....
then next day 
update on Trustin,had blood work and x-ray,white count is up some and x-ray showed there is something wrong with the line running into his stomach,cat scan 8:30 Sat .morning Doctor here talking to his Doctor in Saint John the one who first put in his stunt,he is working all week-end so Trustin might have to go there depends on his CT please pray for him the poor guy doesn't need more trouble and his Mama has had enough. 
Later that night
up date on Trustin,he will be leaving soon for Saint John,the tubing they put in for draining the fluid off his brain is in a pocket behind his liver,not sure yet what the doctor is going to do but looks like surgery again ,please pray for my Son .....
Next day:
Trustin had the the tubing brought out of his stomach ,now out in his chest,he is in alot of pain and very tired,on strong antibiotics for 10-12 days than they are replacing everything will be home now for a month and half for sure to recover poor Trustin some home vacation and his dear girls and Julie so fair away.....she doesn't know what she is doing for sure or when...
July 29
Trustin is still in ICU still having alot of pain,very tired never had a good night Sat .night.His family is doing fairly good,wife comes home the 5th I believe.

Well his wife got the call on the 30th to get on the next flight home because he was unresponsive and took a turn for the worst, our church went to prayer and here are the updates from that

His wife got there at 10 pm that night, she texted me and told me he is more alert but still groggy

Toady he is unresponsive again and they have asked for a lot of prayer, all the family are there and he should be having surgery tomorrow to remove the tube, then 2 weeks he will have another surgery to get a new shunt, he needs a complete healing and i know that God can do it.
So if you wouldn't mind please pray for Trustin and the Herrington Family 

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Weekend Recap =)


Friday: First Official Day of vacation
We spent the day unpacking, big Thanks to Lisa for coming to help me so much, after my treatment we went to buy groceries, I didn't buy anything before we moved so we needed a lot, we filled two grocery carts full and it was less then $200.. so cheap here, then we had to go to Dollar Tree to pick up a couple of things we forgot to get earlier in the week and Brooke wanted to get a toy for her friend. 
Hubby dropped me off at Wal mart so i could get some Kitchen stuff that i forgot... 
Lisa came over once we were home and we sure got the house straightened, she don't get tired, i was exhausted mainly because of the treatment, I am so thankful for what she did. 
She stayed the night, i went to bed very early and she watched Brooke for me, she is so good to me. I gave her money in a card to show her how much i appreciate her help. 

 House tour will be Tuesday( at least whats ready to show 

Saturday: I was up at 9 am making cheesy pasta bake because we had a church picnic today, i got some pictures but not a big lot:
 
These ladies are my role models at 79 and 97, i look up to them and i listen to all advice they give me. I want my house to be as neat and tidy as theirs, my food to taste that good, my health to be that good. 

 This is our Pastors daughter, she is a Jem and we all love her, she was anting to get in the cooler to get water. 

 Cynara (Our Pastors wife- in long skirt) 
Lisa ( our 2nd student we have working here this summer 

 These ladies are my sweet neighbours, we love them. They also go to our church, also amazing cooks ( best neighbours to have, :p ) 

Here she is again, sweet Bentlea



 
This guy is a farmer, he goes to our church, what a funny man, he makes every one laugh, we all love him ( he is a neighbour as well) 

 Cynara and Bentlea 

We left after the picnic and came to my Aunt's house in Moncton,  its just over 2 hours away, but it feels nice to just come here and hang out, my cousin is like my best friend so its always nice to be with her, the kids play so well, my cousins son Noah will cry when we leave, he loves Brooke so much 

She made us dinner, then we went for a drive to see some gorgeous houses
I fell in love with this one, it is selling for 1.9 million dollars
I would also hire maids and yard workers, ha ha, i wish i could find a virtual tour online so i can view the inside. 
We also got some snacks at the dollar store for the boys and Brooke
Came home, got Brooke showered and just relaxed with my cousin. 

Sunday:

Went to church with my aunt and uncle, Andrew drove to another town to attend a church of a friend, it was nice to go to church with them, her pastor called me 2 years ago when i was in hospital with my lung surgery, he wasn't there this morning... came home and had a yummy lunch and coconut cream pie(My favourite), took my normal sunday nap and then got ready to visit with family again, went to a little take out for food, it has been nice and relaxing
My Cousin's two kids are so adorable


her husband works away, he has been having a rough time with his kidneys right now they are swollen and he is in a lot of pain, please pray for him.

We go back home tomorrow :)